Preschool Thanksgiving Celebration

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The clock is ticking. I’m sure most of you are up to your elbows in Thanksgiving preparations and might not have time to read another post about Thanksgiving. But, in case the kids table is a bit of an after-thought, I’m getting this post up right away, in the hopes that it might inspire you […]

Coffee Filter Lion Preschool Craft and Toilet Paper Tube Binoculars

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I’m dying to show you all the pictures from my daughter’s County Fair themed birthday from this past weekend, but it is going to take me a while to write up that post. Check back in a week or two for all of the exciting details! In the meantime, I have been doing a pre-school […]

School Birthday Treats 11-year-old

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I’m getting ready to take treats into my son’s school classroom tomorrow, and it reminded me that I have never posted the treats I took for my daughter’s birthday in the Spring. As you may recall from some of my past school treats (the robot juice boxes, packaged smores, and the #10 donuts), our school […]

Color Block School Binders

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This post brought to you by Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper. All opinions are 100% mine. We just did our school shopping, and each time we do, I go through a bit of inner turmoil about choosing binders and notebooks. Do we go with the sensible, inexpensive plain ones, or do I allow my kids […]

Back to School Photos…in July


I thought I should check in and let you know that we survived our 3 1/2 week road trip in Utah and California with lots of great pictures to show and stories to tell! (Don’t worry. It’s all coming!) We are less likely to survive our first week back in reality since we came home […]

Thanks a Mint! Teacher Appreciation Printable

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We aren’t quite done with school yet. (Are we the only ones still finishing up?) So I am still deciding on what my kids will give to their teachers this week as a final “Thank You for putting up with me all year!” gift.  Here is a simple thank-you gift that could work for teachers […]

Chapter 5: Book Birthday Printable Favors & Treasure Hunt

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There were a few extra special goodies and favors at the book party. What book worm wouldn’t want their own little bag of bookworms to munch on, while indulging in their favorite page-turner? These were displayed in a bowl on the bookshelf, for the children to grab and enjoy either during the party or to […]

Chapter 1: The Invitations (Book Club Birthday)

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It is time to continue with our celebratory story! This story begins–as all parties should–with a great invitation! A library book card invitation! Alas, an element of irony is already introduced to our story since none of the party guests have experienced libraries with actual cards in the books. I’m certain they all had to […]

Valentines 2012

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Happy 100th Birthday, Arizona! Isn’t that what you are all celebrating today? I guess I’m not doing much for it either, except to remind you that 100 years ago, AZ got it in gear enough to complete the contiguous 48 states. Go Arizona! But rather than Arizona flags to wave, I sent my children to […]

Sweet Scriptures

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 You may wonder why I put together 90 of these chocolate scriptures last week… I’m in the leadership of the children’s organization at my church called the Primary. Sunday was the day that the children put on their program for everyone. The theme of the year was “My soul delighteth in the scriptures.” So when […]