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My kids like to give their teachers gifts on the first day of school. I like to think of it less as kissing up and more as starting off the year on the right foot. It is best if it can be useful and clever!
I love bright and beautiful school supplies! These beautiful Sharpie markers and highlighters are on sale at Staples right now, while supplies last. So I grabbed a few and came up with a SHARP idea for a teachers gift.
You know how I love themes, right? So after grabbing the Sharpie markers and highlighters, I stocked up on other “sharp” school supplies at Staples.
Like a pencil SHARPener, SHARPENED pencils, SHARP pins and SHARP scissors (not pictured).
And decided to make a “sharp” -themed gift basket for the teacher.
A soda carrier makes a great container for the gift. I used white duct tape to cover up the labels and reinforce the box.
And designed the printable label.
I arranged the sharp supplies in each of the compartments of the container. Here is a quick tip: For the smaller objects, tuck a colorful napkin or tissue paper in the bottom of the compartment, to prop up the objects a bit so they can be more visible.
You can use the Sharpies to write the teacher’s name on the box! And there you have a gift that you know any teacher will appreciate and use!
Download the printable here for your personal use. Click on the image to download.
Have you done all of your back to school shopping yet?
Wow! It has already been more than a month since this little man joined our family. We are so in love with him and excited that he is smiling and becoming more interactive each day. He is well-loved by his siblings and so many family and friends. We are so grateful to have him in our lives! I have to tell you, though, that with this being child number 5, I thought I would know what to expect. I'm feeling much better than I did when I was pregnant, but we have entered a completely foreign realm this time that has thrown me for quite a loop. I tend to have big babies that grow quickly. At his one-month check-up our little man came in at the 97th percentile for height and the 23rd for weight. This was after a couple of days where we didn't do much of anything besides focus on his weight gain. My other four children were all always around the 95th percentile for both height and weight. He is just now … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
This post originally appeared on one of my favorite sites, Paging Supermom, last year when school started. My kids were so excited by this surprise! School starts this week for us. Not sure they will get such a cool surprise this year. My kids have already gone back to school for the year. It came too soon and I wasn't quite ready for my summer-fun time with them to be over. Although, I will say that during the last week or two before school started as the contention increased, I was reminded of the blessings that come with having fewer bodies in the house for the better part of the day. Still, I want our home to be the place they want to return at the end of each day, so I decided to do something special to welcome them home on that first day of school.What could be more welcoming than freshly-baked cookies and milk for an after-school snack? How about their own giant personalized freshly-baked … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Some of us are enjoying the final days of summer vacation before school starts. Others have another month or more to party and vacation before reality sets in. For either scenario, I've found a great excuse to get away for a vacation--as if you need an excuse! Did you know that July is National Vacation Rental Month? Our main summer activity this year has been having a baby, so we really haven't been able to get away, but looking at some of these pictures from vacations past, has me yearning for a little escape. I'm trying to decided if I would rather escape to the beach or the mountains. Either way, I would love to find a great vacation rental property to escape to! Wyndham Vacation Rentals is celebrating National Vacation Rental Month with savings of up to 35%. Very tempting! Have you stayed in a vacation … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
It's probably time we introduce you to the newest member of our crazy family! Two weeks ago we welcomed baby Aden to the world. At only 9 lbs. 3 oz., he is the smallest of my boys and the median of my 5 children. (We grow them pretty big!) He is pretty sweet and very strong! And getting lots of love from all of these crazies! While I will be posting a few things in the near future, I am still sort of on maternity leave as we adjust and recover, so I may not be answering emails, etc., for a while. I'm pretty busy snuggling this cute guy! Oh, and p.s.: If you want to see lots more pictures of my sweet boy, follow on Instagram. I have less self-control about not over-sharing there. ;-) … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
We are expecting some excitement this Independence Day as our newest lil' firecracker is getting ready to make his debut, so we don't need much more excitement this year. However, you may be looking for a few fun ways to add some "spark" to your 4th of July celebrations. Last year I shared this recipe on Today's Creative Blog. I'm happy to share it with you here! It is a simple, and festive treat for the occasion! Last year I posted about making a fun patriotic picnic. We had fireworks a couple of weeks early in my community and so we took a picnic to the park for the celebration. Even if you don't have time for the full-fledged picnic, you may still want to whip up some of this Firecracker Popcorn to munch on in between Ooohs...Ahhhs....and Ohhhhs! This is really simple, but very fun. We started with basic air-popped popcorn, because I wasn't sure I wanted the butter or salt that … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]