Friday, May 28, 2010

Friend Friday

A cute picture of Daniel and his buddy. They were waiting for their sisters in dance class. Nothing like little boys and some dirt!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

One box of gumballs, so many ideas!

I love the bright colors of gumballs. Put together in a cute container with some ribbon and you've got a great gift!

My ideas came from my favorite craft/gift shop in Louisville (pic below) and from a blog - which I tried to find but couldn't locate, sorry. I'm thinking the large canister was close to $20, yikes I knew I could do something similar!

It all started with a huge box of gumballs from Sam's - for less than $18!

For Teacher Appreciation Day, we put them in washed Ragu Jars and some mason jars. I spray painted the Ragu jar lids and they looked great. The sticker said "thank you for "chewsing" to share your talents at SLES, Olivia had a "ball" this year!"

The kids helped me separate the colors for one of our apothecary jars.

We also separated some colors for my FBLA officer installation. Each color represents an office. My fellow business teacher and I thought we would jazz up the ceremony with candy instead of candles! The kids loved them.

The last idea is in a peanut butter jar. We go through lots of pb here and I've been saving these up. I simply made the logos in MS Publisher.

Hope you enjoyed these ideas. We've still got quite a bit of gumballs left, so we'll be making more gifts this summer!
We've been very busy with end of school, dance recital and Ryan's graduation. Will post more soon!

I'm linking this up to A Soft Place to Land, Tip Junkie, and Today's Creative Blog. Go to these sites to see some fabulous ideas!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

She's Growing UP on Me!

Olivia has had some big seven year old events going on lately. She lost one of her front teeth and the other one is barely hanging on!

In the past, we've talked about getting her ears pierced. She definitely wasn't interested, because of the pain. Just a couple of weeks ago she announced that she was ready to get them pierced. We just had to find the right time.

One of her friends, E, had wanted her ears pierced too. So E's mother and I schemed to surprise them after dance class Friday night. We announced we were going to the mall to eat and get them pierced! Screams of delight could be heard for blocks!
Olivia was a trooper and had no problem. I was proud of her. After we ate dinner, the girls were treated at various stores around the mall. I'm definitely seeing shopping in her future!

Upcoming events for Olivia include testing at school, Girl Scout awards (becoming a Brownie), the end of her first grade year, and her 4th Dance Recital.