Monday, March 26, 2012

{Project} Peep S'mores

About two more weeks 'til Easter and one more week before Spring Break.  Another idea I saw on Pinterest are these Peep S'mores Treats.  Walmart sells Peeps for $1.00 each pack, 12 Hershey's Snack Bites for $1.78, and the generic Graham Crackers for $1.28.

The Pinterest idea came from the Confetti blog and I copied her tags by making my own on Word.  I found a Peep image online that I inserted on the document.  I was able to fit 9 tags on one 8 1/2 by 11 card stock.  

I printed some free printables from Catch My Party.  I like that there are many different Easter printables on there that you can choose from and they are all very cute.

I placed all the necessary ingredients to make Peep S'mores in the Large Cello Bags from Stampin' Up! and stapled the tag with directions on Peep S'mores. 

I stuck the free printables on the back for now.  I might use those for Easter M&M treats instead.

Have a great week!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Life is short

This weekend I receive very sad news from two dear people that I went to school with who are currently co-workers as well.  They're both in my Speech-Language Pathology Cohort from Nevada State College.  We spent two years taking classes together and surviving our first year as SLPs together as well.  So as I keep them in my thoughts and prayers, I am reminded that life is short.  Death is inevitable.  When God says it's your time, you have to be ready.  How?  By accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  It's so simple yet so many chooses not to believe. 

John 3:16
For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosover believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.  

There is nothing to lose and everything to gain.  An assurance and guarantee that I know I'm going to heaven when my time is done here.  Do you know where you're going?  I'm glad to know my family's all going to heaven.  I love Faith's picture from Awana this week.  I am reminded to make my time here on earth count and look forward to eternity.   

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Birthday Blessings

Today I turn 37, another year closer to retirement, ha!  I am content with life.  I am grateful for a job I love and an awesome daughter to love and laugh with. 
Brazilian Churrascaria

We had a very filling dinner at Texas de Brazil.  They sent me an email for a complimentary birthday dinner so why not.  The Brighton bag I want is sold out, however, they might bring it back due to popular demand, so there is hope.
Poppywalk Super Tote

And lastly, we came home to a sparkly, clean home.  Thank you Lucy for making the whole home shine.  It is one of my fave indulgence in life to have someone else do the scrubbing.  My craft room/office is super clean even for just a brief moment of tidiness.  I've already started my scrapbooking mess as I'm writing this post. 
Look at all that table space to scrap on!

Have a great week!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

{Project} Rainbow Treats

I don't know much about St. Patrick but his day is always one day before my birthday.  I'm not sure how the little green man, his pot of gold, rainbows and them shamrocks all tie in together either.  And as a Christian, I don't believe in luck as everything happens for a reason according to God's will.  Ha! Pretty much St. Patrick's Day is doomed in my book.  But I do like singing the Lenny the Leprechaun song to my preschoolers and oh Pinterest, working with little people 5 years and under, and my love of paper crafts...I just can't pass up to join in this crazy, green jubilation with some Rainbow Treats!

So I found Rainbow Twizzlers at Walmart for $1.88 each pack, Rolos at Target for $2.88 each pack, 20 clear Treats Bags also at Walmart for $0.97, and the ribbon I bought last year at Hobby Lobby I think.

Thank you to Our Best Bites for posting a step-by-step tutorial.  Not only did I learn the order of the colors of the rainbow, but I also needed to learn how to insert them Twizzlers and make them bend like a rainbow.

Just in case you want to know, it's Roy G. Biv (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) and here's an awesome website for teaching ideas and activities on Rainbows for preschoolers.  Anyway, I also read somewhere that a whole package of Rainbow Twizzlers has the exact 6 (not really all 7) colors you'll need to make 5 treat bags.

Thanks also to The Party Dress for her free printables.  She used them as cake pop toppers.  I had to log in to Scribd to download, just a little extra step.  She also said to use a 2" circle punch, mine was a little bit smaller and it still worked.  There were 12 tags in a sheet.  I printed mine on Whisper White card stock from Stampin' Up!

So now I have 5 cool Rainbow treats.  I have about 60 students in my caseload!  I'm not buying 12 packages of Twizzlers.  I was going to cut them up but that's going to take too long.  And though they smell really yummy, I'm too lazy to do that much work.  

These 1 x 8 cellophane bags from Stampin' Up! came to the rescue.  I've been using them since October last year.  I've never even bought Twizzlers prior to that, ha!  Now I search high and low to find the right ones.

I made the tags using Word and clip art,  punch circle and scallop punches from scraps, glued them together and they were good to go.  Tied it all up with that same green ribbon and hemp twine from Stampin' Up! and called it done.  Most of the kids in my programs will most likely get a more simplified version.  I get tired and bored punching circles quickly.  I can't wait 'till Faith's little hands get strong enough to work those punches ;)

Taste the Colors of the Rainbow  

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Roaming around Pinterest & Target

'just another normal Sunday except I actually "tried" an idea from Pinterest for breakfast, originally the cone should be a waffle and the cherry should be a slice of strawberry...but I don't have waffles nor strawberries in the house so a piece of toast, bananas, and M&Ms will have to do.  Plus what 4 year old wouldn't want  M&Ms for breakfast instead! 

Her face was beaming with joy when she saw her plate.  Her comment was, "you give me the best food, mommy..."  Awwww she's so sweet, that girl!  We later made the leftover toast into a "boat" of some sort, just to keep things interesting.

Later today, I was walking around Target as usual and I saw some fun stuff on their shelves.  In the Party Aisle, they have a zebra print with hot pink paper plates, napkins, etc. and next to it is this fun little collection of Keep Calm and Birthday On party products.  Noted for future party use!
Party On, Yeah!
And then the next aisle over, more eye candy.  I'm just swooning with this print and color combo.  Yey, for spring!  It reminds me of a Brighton bag I want.  Let's see if I get one for my birthday :)
Poppy Love