Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cowgirl Pony Party Invitations

Here are the pony party/cowgirl birthday party invitations I made for my daughter's upcoming birthday. My new favorite thing to do is envelope liners. I love them!

Printed envelopes tie it all together. We are going for a pony/western theme so I thought it was cute to mimic a wanted poster for the recipients address.

The pony party invitations are now available in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Bunny Chalkboard

Here is my Easter Chalkboard. Since we are in an apartment and all of our house stuff is in storage I wanted a way to fill up a big blank wall and do it on the cheap. A large chalk board was the way to go. I absolutely love changing it for each season and it costs pennies to do. I found this Easter Bunny chalk board inspiration from The Lily Pad Cottage and so far it's been one of my faves.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bus Driver Appreciation

Bus driver's need appreciation too! But, I have to confess my daughter doesn't ride the bus and never has but when I saw these over at Camp Clem I thought they were the cutest, simplest gifts ever. I bought these store bought rolls at Walmart for $3.00 and there were six rolls in a package. Pop one in a brown bag and tie it up with a bow and they are ready to go.

The tag was all Camp Clem's but she didn't have a tag for download. So I made one to share with you;) Hope you enjoy it!

Bus Driver Appreciation Tag - Daughter 
Bus Driver Appreciation Tag - Son
Bus Driver Appreciation Tag - Kids
Bus Driver Appreciation Tag - PTO (like Shown)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

School Auction Basket - Movie Night

Here is the School Fundraiser Auction Basket - "Movie Night themed" finished!  Our last school did things quite different than where we are now. They had an online sign up sheet for each class and usually the parents would be beat down the door to see who could get the most/biggest stuff there first. They always turned out great because of all the willing support of the parents. there was a different approach. The teacher did one basket and I did the donations from the parents in the class:( Ugh say what? 

Being a former teacher I knew that I could get some donations from businesses but it was hard to do since I was only given 2 weeks.

I used this as a template for the donation letter I wrote. This is what I took with me when I asked for donations. It helped a lot!

The clapper was one of my favorite parts of the basket. It came from Party City for $2.99. I personalized it with my Silhouette machine for some added character.

I added a clip art of popcorn and a drink to recognize the companies that donated to the basket.

Other Sources:
    • Dollar Tree
      • Big Popcorn bin 
      • Small 2 Pack of Popcorn Bins
      • Movie Theater Candy 
      • Box of Microwave Movie Popcorn
      • Dear Dumb Diary DVD
      • Pink Panther 2 DVD
      • Plastic Wrap
      • Red Shredded Filler Paper
      • Skewers for Heighth 
    • Party City
      • Movie Clapper 
    • Donated Items
      • Michael's Craft Store - Basket & Cellophane Wrap
      • Family Video - (2) $5 Gift Certificates
      • From the participating teacher - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (Classic & Remake)

    Already had items:
    • hot glun/glue gun
    • tape
    • Shoe box for heighth (covered it with red shredded paper)
    • Lots of plastic bags (Walmart kind) to stuff where I needed filler)
    • Red ribbon
    • Donation hang tag printed at home on card stock from home
    • Popcorn & Drink clip art free online source

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    Halloween Family Dinner

    I love the holidays!  All of them.  For Halloween I made a special dinner. 
     For the main course I served stuffed Jack O' Lantern bell peppers.
    Jack O' Lantern pop was served for the drink. You may have remembered I made this also last year. It will be a repeat because it is so easy and cute!
    And lastly, here are my little pumpkins ready to eat their festive Halloween dinner.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    SOL REPUBLIC DECK Speaker Giveaway & Review!

    Do you want a sound booming, portable, party favorite speaker? Then the SOL REPUBLIC DECK speaker priced at a modest $199.99 is the audio device for you.  These are available in array of colors to match your personality too. They come in blue, black, yellow, or red. I have put this sleek looking little sound echoing device thru a battery of field tests in which it conquered like an Olympic athlete.

    First, I took this little sound monster down to our apartment pool for a little mood music while the kids were swimming. Transporting this speaker to your favorite hangout couldn’t get any easier as I placed it in the top zipper compartment of my soft-side cooler. I was pleasantly surprised at the volume level this stylish speaker could reach all the while not comprising sound quality. I was also not expecting the blue tooth distance this device afforded me as I forgot to take my iPhone out of my pocket when I took my youngest in for a bathroom break almost 100 feet away from the pool!

    Second, I took my SOL REPUBLIC DECK speaker with me to the golf course for a relaxing day at the links. My golfing buddies were in awe of the powerful sound this dynamic speaker could belt out in such a vast outdoor setting. The Deck speaker fits perfectly on the cup holder of the golf cart tucked in right behind your favorite tasty cold beverage and the rubber anti-slip backing on the Deck will prevent your speaker from sliding off into any potential water hazards!

    Next up for the SOL REPUBLIC DECK speaker was a trip to my local poker night. My buddies were all-in when they discovered the “heist” feature on the Deck which allows up to five devices to be paired at one time and to hijack the speaker to their favorite song. There was no bluffing when I informed them of the unheard of battery life of the Deck which can last an amazing 10 hours on a single charge!

    Lastly, I decided to take the SOL REPUBLIC DECK speaker with me on one of my many business trips. I’ve had trouble in the past watching Netflix on my iPad and actually being able to hear the audio without the use of a hearing aid! Not a problem anymore with the DECK! I can simply lay back and enjoy my cartoons and never again have to strain my eardrums to get a refreshing audio quality that the Deck delivers.

    So if you want a portable, clear, sound rocking, trendy audio speaker then the SOL REPUBLIC DECK speaker is the next must purchase item for you. Trust me, you and more importantly your eardrums will thank you!

    Lucky for you... you can possibly win one of your own. If not so lucky, you can also purchase them HERE as well. 

    * Only one winner per 6 month period of a SOL REPUBLIC device. I love all the SOL REPUBLIC fans but we have to spread the love around:)

    Friday, May 9, 2014

    Teacher Appreciation Week ~ Pop

    Teacher Appreciation Week! Today was a freebie day.  You are encouraged to bring your teacher anything you want.  Our PTO gives the teacher a survey at the beginning of the year about things they like and this was the first year I've looked at them. I'm glad I did since I was going to send in a Starbuck's gift card. I looked at our teacher's survey and her drink of choice is pop. Diet coke to be exact. So I changed the gift to a pack of diet cokes with a note that states, "I am soda-delighted that you are my teacher." I've seriously been making the gifts the morning of and I really didn't want to recreate this label that originally came from {Tammy Michell Designs}. But it didn't make since to say I'm soda-delighted that you were my teacher since it is for teacher appreciation week and not for the end of school gift. So, off to the computer I went and changed it to say are instead of were.

    And it just so happens that I made it the perfect size to fit into the plastic carrying handle:)

    Click below to download:
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