Saturday, April 28, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

This being the first year of teacher appreciation gifts for me, I have been picking things up from pinterest which I could use.  I wanted to do something small all week, so here is what I did.  The sayings I found on several different sites, all of them having about the same ideas.

Monday:  "Teachers cannot live on apples alone, they need hugs and kisses too.  Thank you for all the love!" 
The Urchin Bowl pattern is from Amy Herbst again,

Tuesday: "You're so kool, you made lemonade out of our lemons!"
The cups are things that seem to be very popular these days, so I thought I could use them one day. The cups are filled with single serve packets of lemonade and kool-aid.

Wednesday:  "You top the cake!"
The jars are filled with cake mix.

Thursday: "Thank you for helping our toddlers become smarties!"
I found the owl buckets at JoAnn's when looking for a few other things. The "wise owl" seemed to go well with smarties.

Friday:  "Enjoy some relaxing time for yourself.  You deserve it!"
The novelty bags are just filled with some lotion and hand santitizer. I was running out of creativity by the end of the week.

I had a few to do which were more random rather than an everyday teacher, so I just put some of the stuff together in a box.  It had all of the elements except for the cake mix.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Easter treats

Well I have been doing a lot of pinning, so I see a few things that give me ideas for when we host.  And we did actually host Easter dinner so I got to use a few of the ideas.  I wanted to try making these but I wasn't allowed to do egg salad, so I had to come up with another filling.  I decided on cannolis.  The cannoli filing that I found was so easy and very yummy.  The "carrots" didn't turn out all that great but it seemed everyone appreciated the effort.

I also colored the deviled eggs which turned out much cuter than I thought.  And the dying was so easy!


And then I decided to make some treats for the nursery kids at church.  I couldn't find any triangle shaped bags, so I had to use Wilton piping bags.  They worked great, except for the purple circle at the top of the carrot.