Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Ideas

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.The first day of teacher appreciation week the kids were supposed to write letters/cards to their teacher. Each class also “adopted” a specials teacher or a faculty member. Ryan’s letter started like this… I told him that he probably shouldn’t write about his teacher being irate. So he erased it and this is what the […]

Valentine, I CHEWS You Printable

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.This year Owen REALLY wanted to do bubblegum for his classmate valentine treat. It’s probably because gum is off limits in our house. No, it’s not just because I’m a mean terrible mommy. It’s because we had a huge gum incident last spring where the boys basically got gum taken away forever!!. A year later […]

Homemade Playdough

.A few weekends ago I was avoiding cleaning the house the boys needed something new and different to occupy their time so we decided to make home made playdough! Yes, we have an entire bin of store bought playdough, but that is not nearly as much fun as making our own!  I pulled up my […]

Our Valentine Cards

.I’ve been seeing these all over Pinterest and I would credit whomever came up with it originally, but I have no idea.  I’ve seen it pinned with various photos to various blogs for the past several weeks now and I knew I just had to do this for the boys for their Valentine’s cards. How […]

We Met. We Married. We Live.

.I love this idea. How cute will this be hanging in our foyer? I originally came across this idea via Pinterest from Minimoz and I instantly knew I needed to make it. Which one do you like best? I can’t decide. I like the idea of the image above the clouds since we met on […]

Our Family Through Ryan’s Eyes

.Today, Ryan drew a picture of himself wearing headphones. And then he asked for more paper so he could draw more of his family. He drew mommy… He drew daddy… He drew Owen, but as he explained, he didn’t give him hair because he’s our baby still.  And no glasses either because he said he […]

Over the Moon Excited!

.I am over the moon excited to have been asked to participate as a judge for the Strawberry Shortcake Summer Spectacular Drawing Contest!  As part of my participation as a guest judge, they are also providing my readers with a giveaway!  The gift pack will include a Hasbro Berry Blends Strawberry Shortcake Doll, a Hasbro […]

When Did THIS Happen?

.Not that long ago, Ryan’s drawings were scribbles.  He didn’t understand staying inside the lines and he made the entire page one color. He would explain to me that a scribble on a blank paper was a whale or train or helicopter.  And of course I would ohhhhh and awwwwww over every one of them.  […]

Friendship Blossoms!

.How cute is this Spring craft for Disney Family Fun?  What a great little gift for teachers, a neighbor or a friend… a bouquet of lollipop flowers! Materials Scrapbooking paper or card stock Scissors Lollipops Tape . Instructions For each, cut three heart-shaped petals, two leaves, and two flower centers from scrapbooking paper or card […]

Coolest Preschool Toy EVER – I Spy Alphabet Shaker Jar

.While I have been busy preparing Jeremiah’s “school year” (he is 3 1/2 so it’s pretty loose, focus on basics – ABCs, 123s, colors (secondary ones, he knows all primary and few others), shapes (again, knows the basic ones) and starting some writing; I have found the coolest websites ever!! It is sooo hard to […]

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