Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cheap, Easy and OH SO CUTE, gift for a Teacher/co-worker

Well I have one more day of school and then I am on Summer Vacation! WAHOO! I have several co-workers that I work with closely and I wanted to give them a little something, a token of my appreciation, if you will. I found these cute FREE printables of lemon slices that say "Start your summer with a squeeze" from Poofy Cheeks and they inspired me to come up with the gift you are about to see.

What you are going to need:

Glasses: Dollar Store
Lemons: Big bag for a few bucks at my local grocery store
Paper Straws: Had them on hand but you can get them for a few dollars for a pack of 20.
Yellow Flowers: Dollar Store 3 for $1.
Yellow Napkins: $1.50 from my local grocery store.

All you do is arrange 2-3 lemons in your glass
Adjust your straw in the glass where you want it
Twist the flowers (with the wire on the back) to the straw
Print, cut out and write on the back of the cute lemon card from Poofy Cheeks
Slide the print out into your glass however you see fit and BAM, you are done.

It's cute, thoughtful and very inexpensive to create!

With the napkin at the bottom to fill the space

Without the napkin at the bottom

A cluster of cuteness.

close up!

I'm going to sneak them into my co-workers boxes in the teacher's workroom tomorrow morning. I hope they like them.

Thank you so much to Poofy Cheeks for so generously providing the FREE printable and inspiring my creation! I just know these are going to be a big hit!

Thank You Gifts

Cheap and easy thank you gifts for my Team at work are in the works.

Here's a sneak peak!

More to come soon.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

DIY Desk Pad

Well Pinterest has come through yet again. I found a great little cheap project, decorating a desk pad, to give my desk a little extra cuteness.

It's super simple and easy to make! Here's what you need:

Spray Adhesive
IKEA or any other clear Desk Pad (it's about $6)
Any wrapping paper you'd like to do.

What ya do:

1. Precut an over sized piece of wrapping paper (so it will hang over the desk pad.
2. Spray the adhesive on side of the clear desk pad that will rest on your desk.
3. Carefully lay the wrapping paper onto the desk pad. *I lined up one side of my wrapping paper to the bottom of the desk pad.
4. Smooth out the wrapping paper.
5. Cut off the the excess wrapping paper and BAM, you are done!

*Be careful where you spray, I did it outside on the porch, then hosed the patio where the glue got on the concrete.

Here's the finished product:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Themed Gift Giving

My little cousin had a dance performance this weekend and the theme was 'There's No Place Like Home'. So I wanted to get her and her cousins (who were also dancing) a little something to show them how wonderful I thought they were.

This is what I came up with:

I filled a clear bag with this REALLY PRETTY fabric that was red with hints of gold sparkles that I bought with my 50% off coupon to Jo Anns's to represent the ruby slippers, I filled it with the Hershey Treasures which are wrapped in gold foil, to represent the Yellow Brick Road. Also in there I put a bottle of gold glitter nail polish, and a sweet keychain, that has a which hat, monkey, and shoe charm and then a bottle cap charm with an image of the ruby slippers on it.

The girls loved them and I am so happy!

Before the show!

The program, and on the back were the group photos and names of each performer.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Dinner

I just got home for the Teacher Appreciation Dinner the PTA at my school hosted for us. It was the kick off to the festivities that will happy next week they said. So excited! It's always nice to feel appreciated! I am so blessed to work with the people I do, and the kiddos as well.

Here's my outfit of the night (blogging from my phone so I don't know if this will work, but we'll give it a try):
Shoes: American Eagle
Top: Anthropologie
Shell: Maya Star (local shop).

The theme of the dinner was Hawaii.
Here is the food, drinks, and goodie bag: