Simple Teacher Gift: Potted Succulents

  For teacher appreciation week last month, my daughter and I made these sweet little potted hens and chicks.   If you have been in ANY store lately, you'll see lots of fake ones.  It seems succulents are all the rage!! So I DIY'd it!  This was easy and inexpensive - especially since I just …

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Back-to-School

Happy Back-to-School Day, friends! My house is quiet this morning and when my house is quiet my mind can think. full. thoughts. Yay! Today we dropped off a 9th grader (high school - eek!), a 7th grader, and a 3rd grader. At no time is it more apparent than the first day of school how …

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Back-to-school Teacher Gift

I've got a quick, cute back-to-school teacher gift for you! Get yourself some school-themed scrapbooking paper, some white cardstock, ribbon, and a frame. Go to this awesome blog to print out the art for FREE!  (Thank you, bitsycreations!) Put it in the frame and dress it up however you like, and there you have it - …

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Back-to-School Perspective

I hope you all don't mind that I often just post to give you links to other blogs! But sometimes I find something that just needs to be shared. This post really hit me, because as I've mentioned before, God's got me on a journey of trusting Him more and relying on myself less.  I …

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*Last Day of School Tradition*

Yippeeeee! Summer vacation is here! Yesterday we ended the school year with what has become a bit of a tradition for us: Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts Well, the tradition is the homemade doughnuts, although the kind has varied every year.  I bake the doughnuts and use the excuse that they are healthier (the truth is …

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Quick and Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift

It's National Teacher Appreciation Week! And because I am never on-the-ball enough to have things ready beforehand, here I am again with a post you probably won't be able to use until next year! {be sure to Pin it!} OR, this is so quick - if you have the materials and a free half-hour before …

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When my babies were little, I really didn't believe those experienced moms who told me to "enjoy this time" because it goes "so fast"! I couldn't help but thinking, "What are you talking about, I'm not getting any sleep here!?!" Well, in my 11 1/2 years of mothering, I guess I've just been gathering evidence …

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