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Back to School Teacher Gift….

21 Aug



I’m a gift giver…  I love to give gifts and so do my boys.  I think my “LOVE LANGUAGE” might be rubbing off on them, but I’m OK with that.  Giving gifts need not be expensive or fancy, just a little something to let the person know you are thinking of them!  Here is what we made for our teachers for Back To School NIght…  Like I said, nothing fancy and super easy… I ordered these veggie crates from Amazon and filled them with any “strawberry” flavored items I could find…  You could give these as an open house gift, first day of school, first Friday of school, teacher appreciation, or any time for that matter…  Show your teachers some LOVE people 🙂 They will appreciate it :)!

Teacher Appreciation Gift

8 May

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AH, Teacher Appreciation WEEK!  I LOVE telling my boy’s teachers how special they are!  I have done a couple things this week to show our appreciation.  The boys made “stars” for their teachers, we made cards, and we helped provide lunch for the staff on Tuesday.  BUT—This is my super easy, don’t have a ton of extra time, the teacher got a ton of flowers already, my husband has been gone for 4 of the past 6 weeks, teacher gift :).  I found these adorable bowls at Pier 1, some organic soup mix at the grocery store and a cute tag to tie it all together!  I also thought with the owl theme you could say something like “Who’s the Best Teacher” Easy and a little bit different! Click here for the printable soup-er teacher form!


Apple Lolli’s

3 Sep

For those of you who don’t know, last month I was a guest blogger on a site called “Oopsey Daisy”.   This is the craft that I submitted for her site.  If you live in a state (like Minnesota) that doesn’t start school until after Labor Day, then this is a great thing for you to do this weekend…  If you live in a state that has started school, why not surprise your teacher with a “just because” gift…  If you don’t go to school, why not make these cute apples as a culmination to learning all about apples…  What ever you choose, they are easy and very cute.  I think you could make other fruit the same way if you use your imagination!

These SUCKERS would be a great way for you to “suck up” to your teacher….  HEE HEE…

Apple Lolli’s

What You’ll Need:

Red and Green Jolly Ranchers (I used 4 reds and 1 green for ONE sucker)

Craft Stick/Popsicle Stick/Lollipop Stick

Tin Foil

Gallon Size Bag

Cookie Sheet

Oven 🙂


1. Preheat your oven to 250F and sort through all those colorful Jolly Ranchers!

2. Put your red jolly ranchers in a plastic baggie and crush them with a hammer to form smaller pieces (don’t crush too much because you don’t want super small pieces). Repeat this process with your green jolly ranchers.  I’ll be honest, I had my kids do this and they LOVED it….  I thought maybe we should do it outside, but after experimenting myself I found it doesn’t take much to smoosh the jolly’s so we did it inside!

3. Place a lollipop stick on your baking sheet lined with tinfoil.

4. Arrange all your broken red pieces in a circle at the top of your lollipop stick making an apple shape. Make sure all pieces are touching so it melts properly. I sprinkled any “dust” my kids made over the entire apple shape just to make sure it would all stick.  Add the green pieces to the top of the red to form a “stem”…

5. Slide your cookie sheet  in the oven and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until completely melted…  At the end it melts quickly so it’s fun to watch!

6. Remove your  apple from the oven and allow it to cool before peeling it off the foil.  One thing to note is that these are “free formed” lollipops.  If you prefer your lollipops to be perfect you could use an apple shaped metal cookie cutter to help you out (this suggestion made by my very professional pastry chef of a sister in law) and I think it’s a fantastic idea!

7.  Wrap it up for your favorite teacher OR eat it yourself!  YUM…

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