April 21, 2013

Teacher Appreciation {5 days of Gifts}

Teacher Appreciation week is in two weeks and I wanted to get a jump on things. I usually don't go this crazy but there are so many cute ideas out there (Pinterest) that I had to do something for each day.  School was very difficult for my son this year especially with moving across the country.  He is attending the best school in the district which means it has very high standards.  While it was a very hard transition- it's also been a blessing.  He is getting excellent help with his reading that I don't think we've could have gotten anywhere else in the area.  He has made HUGE strides and we are so proud of him.  So what better way to thank his teachers then with a few small tokens for their help?!

I found all these ideas on Pinterest and will link to each of the original sources.

 "Thank for Helping Me Swim through the School Year"

 Attach the tag to a bag of goldfish crackers.  Very inexpensive!

"Thank You for Quenching my Thirst for Knowledge"

Purchase a tumbler and fill it with lemonade or tea packets from Crystal Light.

Jar of Hershey Kisses

You'll need a 3/4" punch to cut out the circles for the bottom of the kisses.  Attach the circles using a glue dot...a little tedious but super cute!

Framed Teacher Quotes

Print off and place inside of a 8x10 frame.

Washi Tape Initial

Purchase the initials at any craft store and cover with washi tape.  Seal the letter with Modge Podge.  So fun!

April 4, 2013

Pantry Makeover

I know... I know...we just moved into this house, how could it all ready need a makeover??  Well I'll tell you.  We've been in the house for about two months now.  The unpacking process was SO TEDIOUS, you get so tired you just start putting items away and the organization?  Screw that- it just goes out the window.

Here is the before...those wire shelves are a real stinker aren't they? I know it's bad.

Here's the clean out...frightening...

I made a trip to WalMart to pick up some foam board...in retrospect I probably didn't need it in addition to the liner but I used it anyway.  I also picked up a few baskets.

Now everything goes back in ... in a much more dignified manner.

I'm not one of those people that needs to label every container.  Labels are cute- but I can see everything in the basket I don't really need a label.  I've seen pinterest pantries that are decked out in see through containers and chalkboard labels but...I was going for cheap and easy.  :)

Much better eh?
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