Saturday, August 13, 2016

Back to School Teacher Gift

Yep it's back to school time. I can't believe my daughter is starting her second year of preschool! My daughter is attending the same preschool that I had gone to when I was younger and she had the same teacher that I had her first year of preschool. What is even more awesome is that she now has the same teacher that I had for my second year as well. (And the teachers still remember me!)
Since I recently gave birth to my second daughter I pretty much have no spare time anymore. I've put together this simple teacher gift during what little down time I do have.
I have to admit, this Tupperware Apple Keeper is one of my favorite containers. Tupperware constantly changes their products so when I got mine it came in a bright green color. When I was working and on the Purium cleanse I used this apple keeper everyday.  It kept my apple fresh and was very convenient. But anyway, I love this traditional red color. When I saw it I immediately thought "teacher!" I filled my teacher gift with apple flavored candy, but I also thought it would be cute to fill it with office supplies like paper clips and notepads, etc. For the tag I used Lawn Fawn's Birthday Tags Stamp Set and Melonheadz apple graphic. 

To purchase this gift, please visit my Etsy Shop! Be sure to check out my back to school sale!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Teacher Summer Gift

Wow has it really been 2 years since my last post?!? Time sure flies by.
I wanted to post this summer gift I made for my daughter's preschool teachers before it's too late.

It's a Thank you for a wonderful school year/Happy summer gift. Being pregnant (yep again) and very busy, I quickly put together this simple tag for the Tupperware Tropical Glamour tumblers I bought. The 16 oz. tumblers came as a set of 6, which was perfect because I have 6 teachers give these gifts to. I love the bright tropical designs that Tupperware made for their summer products. To add the "cuteness factor" I used Melonheadz sun clipart and font for the tag. I just grabbed a scissors and free-hand cut out the label and sun. Then used scrapbook paper to add detail to the bottom. Glue on the sun and scrapbook paper to the tag. Punch a hole at the top and string through baker's twine. Then the easy part, I bought a couple different flavors of Crystal Light To-Go packets and placed them inside the tumblers. That's're done!

Here is the template for the tag if you want to make this project:

I realize how hard teachers work and like to make little gifts to show my appreciation. This gift idea would also be nice for neighbors, co-workers, friends, etc. I always find myself last-minute, scrambling on pinterest trying to find easy gift ideas. So if you are a procrastinator and looking for a fast and easy gift please pin this post and share with others!

Hope you all have a fun summer and I hope to be posting more projects soon :)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Little Big Moments #9

Hey everyone! Are you ready to think back to last year? I hope so...
Download Pages 18 & 19 for FREE!
Page 18
Title: Give Thanks

Page 19
Title: Bookworm
Theme/Prompt: Record some of your favorite book to read

I hope you all have fun while going "back in time" to create your Thanksgiving page!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Clean 2014!

One of my New Year's resolutions is to clean up my house! A new year means its time to replace my old cleaning chart with a new 2014 chart. This cleaning chart helps me keep track of tasks that don't have to be done very frequently (in my household). I came up with this system because I kept asking myself, "Did I clean the fish tank this month?" or "When am I supposed to change the water filter?"
So here is my old cleaning chart:
and here is my new cleaning chart:
Ok, let me explain a few things...
  • This chart works for my household, you can change the tasks and frequency to fit your household. Once I have completed the task for the month or time period I mark an "X" in that month's column. 
  • Deep cleaning/ shampooing the carpet I try to do once a month. 
  • Cleaning Pablo's tank is also once a month. 
  • I used to wash the linens once a week but now I try to wash them every two weeks.
  • I always forget to check the fire alarm/smoke detector so I added that to the chart. Notice the little battery in March's block? That is my reminder to change the battery. I know that fire prevention month is October but I chose to put my reminder in the month of March since it's (usually) not a busy month. 
  • Cleaning/organizing my desk and deep cleaning the fridge are both done every-other month. I used to deep clean the fridge every week but I switched to every-other month because my fridge doesn't really get that dirty. My fiance words: "Why are you cleaning our fridge this is already clean?!"
  • The windows & fans get cleaned quarterly along with the patio & garage. 
  • My year is broken into 4 quarters: December-February, March-May, June-August, September-November. This is because I felt too stressed to clump all the busy holiday months into one quarter. Got this idea from the fiscal year ;)
  • My washer and dryer gets deep cleaned twice a year.
  • I change my Brita water pitcher filter every 4 months. The instructions say to change the filter approximately every 2 months but here in Hawaii the water is fairly clean so I don't change it as often. (Plus it saves some money.)
And...for continuity I my wanted my chart to match the labels in my pantry cabinets since I post it up on the inside of my cabinet door! 

Feel free to use my cleaning schedule template or customize your very own by using the blank template:

 I wish you all Good Luck with reaching your New Year's resolutions!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy 2014!

Hi Everyone!
I know that I have been MIA for awhile but I'm back!
I'm sorry the holidays kept me so busy! Now that the new year has started I hope to be back on a regular blogging and posting schedule.
Let's see where we left off... ahh yes, Thanksgiving. I actually designed a Little Big Moments page for Thanksgiving but I just haven't had the time to put it together and blog it. :(
Please let me know if any of you are interested in Little Big Moments pages for the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years). If none of you are interested in FREE holiday pages than I will go ahead and skip them. I just figured that since I had already done a Halloween page that it would be weird not to have pages for the other holidays. I'm also not sure if any of you have saved items or pictures to "smash" from these occasions. It's pretty impossible too back in time to obtain these! LOL
Leave a comment below to tell me what you guys think!

Hope all of you are having an awesome start to 2014!
I have a feeling many great  things are to come!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Little Big Moments #8

Hello fellow crafters!
Pages 16 & 17 are all about animals!
Title: A is for Animal
Theme/Prompt: Introduce your animals (pets) or discover new creatures!
To Create: 
step 1. Download printables
step 2. Cut embellishments out
step 3. Design/decorate pages
step 4. Add journaling & photos (optional)
step 5. Tape/glue

Here are my two pages: 
  • If you don't have any pets you can search for creatures outdoors or visit your local zoo.
  • This is a great opportunity for kids to observe and learn about animals.
Remember to have fun and cherish these wonderful moments!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Little Big Moments #7

Are you ready for pages 14 & 15?
These two pages took a little longer to create, but I finally finished it!

Pages 14 & 15:
Title: Out & About
Theme/Prompt: Document an ordinary (or not so ordinary) day in your life
Additional Materials/Supplies: shopping lists, receipts, business cards, ticket stubs, etc.
To Create: 
step 1. Download printables
step 2. Cut embellishments out
step 3. Design/decorate pages
step 4. Add journaling & photos (optional)
step 5. Tape/glue

Here are my two pages:
I'm surprised that I did a lot of journaling this time.
  • I copied my receipts and printed them out on cardstock.
  • I like the idea that when my daughter is older she can compare the price of gas and groceries. I wonder how much these prices will increase or decrease in the years to come!
  • The paperclip flag can be used to clip all of your documents together or for decoration.
  • This project would be really cool for black Friday receipts!...not sure if I'm going to shop on black Friday this year. Hmmm...
To make the pocket that will hold all of your documents simply cut it out then fold the tabs back. Adhere the pocket tabs to your page by using double-stick tape or glue.
To make the paperclip flag, first cut it out and fold it in half. Then place the flag around a paperclip and glue the two flaps together.
When you are done they should look something like this:
Here is my completed pocket:
I love washi tape :)
Hope everyone likes these pages and I hope that this project inspires you to document all of your family's "Little Big Moments."