Teacher Gifts Round Up

Hello!  Has school started for everyone?  I’m sorry if this is too late for everyone who has started school.  I wanted to show off some awesome teacher gifts that I found on the internet for you to make for your kid’s teachers.

PS-I joked with my mom (who is a preschool teacher) that she may see one of these gifts on the first day of school.  So if you have Miss Pam as your preschool teacher this year, here are some ideas!  Enjoy!

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School Supply Cake from Happy Go Lucky Blog

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Chill Pills from Cook Craft Love

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Tickled Pink from Home.com

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Cute Apple Jars by The 36th Avenue

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One Smart Cookie Jar from It’s Overflowing Blog

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Mark My Words from The Suburban Mom

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EOS Lip Balm Teacher Gift Idea from The Country Chic Cottage

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Key to my Success from A Girl and a Glue Gun

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You Rule Planter from Tilly’s Nest

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Here’s to a Jolly Year from Trish Sutton

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Summer To Fall Back Porch

Good morning! I posted this a couple of years ago, but we are at that time of year again! This was at our old house, but there are still some great ideas here. Enjoy!

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Well, I guess it is time to face the fact that Fall is just around the corner :(. I really do love summer! But I like to decorate for Fall too! I decided to do a little decorating on my back porch, not too much fall, but just enough for a transition.

I used more yellows, golds, and oranges to go along with my turquoise and blues.

Transitional Back Patio Full view 2015

 

 

These chairs came from a friend of mine and I just spray painted them blue. I used a variety of pillows in the yellow and orange colors.

Transitional Back Patio View 2015

 

 

Over near the door I placed two tall windows and a piece of picket fence behind a basket with chrysanthemums and sunflowers.

Transitional Back Porch Flowers 2015

 

I also pinned sunflowers onto a string of twine across the window frame that hangs behind the chairs.

Transitional Back Patio Sunflower 2015

 

We received this half-barrel from a friend a few years ago. I kept thinking i would plant something in it, but with the drought this year, I finally decided to do something different. I had the round piece of wood sitting out in our shop, so I painted it black. My husband added some little boards inside the barrel so the round piece would have something to sit on and would stay balanced if we placed stuff on top. I added a handle on each side. I found an old hula-hoop and cut it open and then cut it to fit around the circle. Then I added rope all the way around until it fit nice and snug inside the barrel rim. I love the rustic look of it!

Transitional Back Patio Succulents 2015

 

I found the little succulents at the .99 Cent Store. Lauren thought her Starbucks cup added so much more to the ambiance! 🙂

Transitional Back Porch Decor 2015

 

I added just a few pumpkins to bring in a touch of fall.

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I hope you enjoyed the little tour! I am slowly getting the rest of the house ready for Fall too. How about you? Are you ready for Fall?

 

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Back to School Lunches

Hello!  Is everyone ready for school?  No…is anyone actually ever ready for school except for the parents?

One of the hardest things about school may be packing lunches.  It can be stressful to get the kid’s lunches ready before they leave for school.  And having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day can be boring.  So here are some ideas that may help to make your school lunches more interesting!

Enjoy!

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Back to School Lunch Ideas from Belly Full

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Silly Snake Hot Dogs from Tablespoon

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6 Easy Lunch Kabobs from Mom on Timeout

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27 Tips for Stress Free Lunches from Buzzfeed

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Salad in a Cup from 24/7 Low Carb Diner

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Mix It Up Lunches from Tastes Better From Scratch

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10 Wraps Kids Will Love from Super Healthy Kids

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Lunchbox Ideas from Passion for Savings

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Deep Dish Pizza Cupcakes from Plain Chicken

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Homemade M’M Granola Bars from The Kitchen Magpie

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Fun Ideas To Do With Seashells

Good morning! Do you collect seashells like I do? Last week I showed you my new storage box I made for my collection.

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I also made a seashell mobile to hang in my yard.

boho seashell mobile hanging outside

I’ve used them quite a bit in my decorating too!

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I even made a seashell garland!

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So what else can you make? I found some more ideas around the internet.

Shells can help keep your houseplants happy. By placing seashells on top of the soil, they helps to keep the moisture in the flower pot.

Of course, you can also decorate your flower pot.

Deep shells are perfect for planting succulents in. These are the cutest!

DIY Sea Urchin Succulent Planters- A lovely natural way to display your succulents is in sea urchin shells! Here is how to turn a bunch of empty shells into lovely DIY sea urchin succulent planters! This is such an easy craft, and the end result works great with beach themed decor! | indoor gardening, ways to decorate with succulents, #DIY #craft #succulent #beach

How about using a large open shell to hold your little items next to your bed? I love the gold on these!

This is so simple, I don’t know why I haven’t thought of it! A nightlight!

I made a garland, but not a wind-chime. this is so pretty!

DIY Seashell & Bead Wind Chime - artsychicksrule.com #coastaldecor #beadwindchime #seashellprojects #diywindchime #seashellwindchime

Are you going to try any of these projects! The night-light is my first one! Have a great week!

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Back to School Round Up

Hello!  I hope everyone is doing well.  It is unfortunately nearing the end of summer and that means that many people are going back to school.  Now, I am done with school, but because Mom is a teacher I feel like I am reliving the first day of school.  And there are lots of things that people do on the first day of school, but here are some of my favorite ideas.

Some of these are for parents, some are for kids, and some are for teachers.  So enjoy!

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First Day of School Photos from Passion for Savings

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Cute Student Gift from Teach with Laughter

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DIY Duct Tape Locker Pockets from Fiskars

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Do Not Disturb Folders from I Am Camping Teacher

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Hand Tree Artwork from Candace Ashment Art

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Rolling Homework Station from 4 Men 1 Lady

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Middle School Survival Kit from Mom Unleashed

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Bright Future Student Gift from Lessons with Laughter

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Dollar Store Homework Caddy from Simply Made Pretty

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DIY Time Capsule from I Heart Crafty Things

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