Thursday, May 15, 2014

Free Printable - Teacher Appreciation - "Thank You Vera Much"


For one of our big gifts at the end of Teacher Appreciation Week, we wanted to give Brody's teacher a Vera Bradley bag because we knew how much she loved them!  So I created a flat 5x7 card that says, "Thank You Vera Much!" to go with the gift.

Click HERE or on the image below to print out your own cards.  There are 2 5x7 cards per page.

https://app.box.com/s/i3fw4lm9gvx1ns4vx04m

I printed it out on heavy cardstock and wrote a special note to the teacher on the back, then punched a hole on the corner and used ribbon to attach to a super cute Vera Bradley gift bag.  (Thank you to my friend Sarah who provided the adorable shopping bag that came from the local Vera Bradley store!)


Monday, May 12, 2014

Free Printable - Teacher Appreciation - "You Nailed It"


For Day #2 of Teacher Appreciation Week, we wanted to give Brody's teacher this cute nail polish set I found at a Loft Outlet...


I actually fell in love with the adorable polka-dot packaging first and then saw the beautiful shades of nail polish color that was part of the gift set.

To personalize it, I made a gift tag label, "You nailed it as my teacher!  Thanks for a toe-tally awesome year!"  I also made smaller mini-gift tags in case you wanted to put your nail polish in small organza bags just like the lip balm gifts.

Click HERE or the image below to get your free "You Nailed It" printable!

https://app.box.com/s/7s1djg1q5vmzwu3nxo0e


Friday, May 9, 2014

Free Printable - Teacher Appreciation - "You're the Balm"


It is officially Teacher Appreciation Week!  I love this time of year when we can thank our wonderful teachers for everything they have done throughout the school year.  Brody's school is actually celebrating it a week later than the "official" week.  So I apologize if this is too late for you to use, but I think teachers should be thanked year-round, so hopefully you can use some of the printables that I will be sharing within the next few days or save the ideas for next year!

As usual, I like to have an affordable gift that Brody can give to all of his specials teachers.  Especially since he has six PE teachers, we needed to keep the gifts within a budget.  So we thought it would be useful to give the teachers ChapStick or lip balm.  I was lucky enough to snag some multi-packs of ChapStick on clearance after the Easter holiday.  And of course I had to make some sort of tag with a pun.  I think I am dating myself with the statement "You're the Balm!", but I remember using the term "You're the Bomb!" a lot when I was growing up.  I actually probably used that term just a few days ago and had to explain to my kids what that meant... LOL!


Here are the other supplies/tools you will need for this gift:
- ChapStick or Lip Balm
- 3x4 Organza Bags (can be found in wedding section of craft stores)
- Shredded Crinkle Paper
- Hole Puncher
- Scissors or Paper Trimmer
- Tag Punch (optional)
- "You're the Balm!" Mini Gift Tags printed on white heavy cardstock paper

You can print the tags HERE or print on the image below:


https://app.box.com/s/lntfdfhz9xxetsqqaoz1

- Once you have the "You're the Balm" gift tags printed, cut out each tag that you need, or if you have a punch in shape of a tag (found at Michaels or JoAnn), then you can use the punch to punch out your tags. 


- Whan you have all of your tags cut out, then use your hole puncher to punch a hole where you will put the ribbon through to tie to the organza bag.


- Fill your organza bag with shredded crinkle paper and the ChapStick and attach your tag using the ribbon and tie closed.


And now you are ready to give your teachers their gift!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day


This year we decided to give our little friends glow sticks as valentines.  As usual, I had to include a picture of Brody and Skyar.  I don't know how long my kids are going to let me keep taking their pictures for their valentines, so I will keep doing it until they tell me to stop!
 
I hope you have a very special Valentine's Day with your loved ones!

Love,
Iris and Metel Family

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Happy 8th Birthday Brody!


Happy 8th birthday to our handsome and energetic Brody!  I can't believe you are 8-years-old already.  I love that you are still so sweet to your mommy and that you still kiss, hug, and hold my hand in public.  You will always be Mommy's favorite little man!

This year you started 2nd grade and have been excelling in all you do, including getting straight A's and putting a lot of hard work and ownership to your projects.  You have also continued your love for soccer and it is so much fun watching you grow and develop as a soccer player!


We made fun memories during vacations in Atlanta, several Florida beaches, on the Disney Magic cruise ship, and in Arizona!
 
 
 
 
We love you so much Brody!  We are so blessed to have you in our life and we thank God every day that He brought you into our family!  Hope you have the best birthday ever!
 
 
 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday Skylar!


Happy 5th birthday to our precious Skylar Rose.  You are growing up to be such a beautiful girl, inside and out!

This year you started preschool and it is so wonderful to see how much you love school and enjoy learning about Jesus and also about being a good friend.  It is also nice to see how your love for ballet continues to grow!



We made fun memories during vacations in Atlanta, several Florida beaches, on the Disney Magic cruise ship, and in Arizona!




I am so lucky to be your mommy and I thank God every day for bringing you into our family!  We love you so much Skylar!  Hope you have the best birthday ever!!



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Halloween Favors - Lollipop Ghosts


It is officially Fall, which in my household means that Halloween is just around the corner!  My hubby has kindly taken down our tubs of Halloween decorations from the attic and I just need to decide where everything goes.  Decorating for Halloween is one of my favorite things to do!

Last year for Halloween, I made little lollipop ghosts for Brody to bring to his class party.  These are super simple to make (and inexpensive!).  And of course I had to add a little personal touch by making little tags with Brody's name on them.  If you would like to make some for your child's classmates or friends, here's what you need!

Supplies:

Lollipops
Ribbon
Napkins
Marker
Custom Tags [optional, you can make your own or printable can be purchased HERE]
Little hole puncher (to make a hole in your tag)
 

- Lay your napkin in front of you in a diamond position and put the lollipop in the center.  I like to use the thicker quality napkins so that the ghosts aren't see-through.

 
- Wrap the napkin all the way around the lollipop and use the ribbon to wrap the napkin tightly.


- If you are using a little tag, now would be the time to attach it to the ribbon (punch a little hole in the corner to get the ribbon through it).


- Make a bow with your ribbon or just double tie to make sure the ribbon doesn't come undone.  And then make your ghost's face!  I just added eyes, but if you're feeling creative, you can make a silly or scary face!


And there you go!  You just made a cute lollipop ghost! 

I put all of them together and stuck them in a styrofoam block and put in a container for Brody to share with his classmates.


BOO!

You can check out some of my prior posts for other fun Halloween party ideas (just click on the photo to take you to the original post...)


Free Printable -  Ghoul Fish Snack Bag Labels:


Fun Halloween Favors:


Halloween Party Tablescape:





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