I am so thrilled with my daughter’s dance teacher. She’s kind and caring, patient and fun. It’s such a blessing when your kids get a teacher or instructor who doesn’t just teach them, but also connects with them and inspires them.
So I came up with a couple of ways to show dance teachers and our little dancers that we appreciate them.
Teachers are the unsung heroes of life. They put up with our kids all day, love and nurture them and teach them to become smart, responsible and kind humans. That’s exhausting with just my two kids, I can’t imagine multiplying that by ten or twenty.
So Teacher Appreciation Week, the end of the school year, the beginning of the school year, holidays… heck, anytime is a good chance to tell them how much it all means to us. Here are a few super affordable gifts that you can give teachers to say thanks.
All the supplies are easy to find and most are from dollar or craft stores. And you can download and print the tags right here.
Spring is such a happy time, it’s like a breath of fresh air after a long, cold winter. At least it was cold if you live North of me. 🙂 That’s why spring cleaning is a thing. It’s a time to declutter, redecorate and start fresh.
Here are some ideas to brighten up your home for spring. And each one cost just a few dollars with this pile of adorable supplies I got at the Target Dollar Spot, a few more supplies from Dollar General and Walmart and items I already had around the house. (more…)
Dr. Seuss is my absolute favorite children’s book author. A good friend of mine gifted me two Dr. Seuss books when I was pregnant with my first child and he has been a favorite in our house ever since. My kids’ book shelves are full of Seuss classics and one of our favorite books and movies is The Lorax. So in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America week I made the kids two shirts to wear to school to celebrate Seuss. (more…)
As a total cake novice, I tried to make a Pikachu birthday cake for my son’s birthday. And, well… you’ll see… (more…)
I love Valentine’s Day. I’m a girly girl at heart and so is my daughter. We love all things pink and glittery, so it’s a perfect holiday for us. But I’m not a fan of candy and try to limit how much my kids have. That’s why I’m so glad there are so many options for candy free Valentine’s Day cards and gifts. (more…)
I had so much fun making Christmas wreaths for my kids’ teachers that I decided to do one that I can put on my front door.
My main motivation for making my own is that buying them from a store is very pricey. This one (below) is my Christmas wreath that I bought at Michaels a few years ago. The only way I could afford it was to buy it in the after-holiday clearance and it was STILL about $30!
So I was happy to discover that I could make a brand new custom wreath that fits my house and my style for less than $30. (more…)
What comes after the Par-tay? Part-B. 🙂
That’s a little joke at our house. I’m sure you’re rolling on the floor with laughter. When you recover, check out these ideas for a New Year’s Eve party with some stuff to keep the kids entertained.
I always work myself into a frenzy leading up to Christmas. I make a to-do list that is unrealistic in a time frame that is too short and it ends up driving me mad.
Case in point, on top of all the other things to juggle around the holidays.. family, gifts, volunteering, baking, cleaning.. one year I decided to add a big project that I had never attempted before and frankly had no idea how to do.
If you’ve checked out some of my other posts you know I’m a ‘make it work’ sort of mom who tries to do projects with stuff I already have around the house, in order to save money and avoid waste. Or does that just make me a cheap mom? Hmm. Anyway, I got the bright idea to make wreaths for my kids’ teachers.
Let’s just say, there was a lot of trial and error.. (more…)
My daughter wears a hair bow pretty much every day. They can get really expensive, so I make them myself. It saves a ton of money and I can control which colors and patterns we use. I generally make some for each season and major holiday and I’ve just made several for Christmas. (more…)