May 5-9 is Teacher Appreciation Week! As a teacher, I always appreciate any gift that I receive from my students. Honestly, it makes me feel absolutely wonderful! LOL. I teach high school students, so I take what I can get.
I know it can be hard to figure out what to give your child’s teacher (I have 3 kids which means 3 teachers). However, the best advice I can give is to ask your child what his/her teacher likes. Trust me, these kids know so much about their teachers! If you’re still not sure what to get her, I compiled a list of some of my favorite DIY gifts for teachers.
It’s that time of the year again..Party season! I have 3 kids who start planning their birthday parties the day after their birthday. You can only imagine how crazy this time of the year can get. They are little mini me’s when it comes to party planning. Did I forget to tell you that their birthdays are in April, May, and July. With that said, my son has thought that he was a superhero for the longest time. At first he was obsessed with Spiderman, then Iron Man, Hulk, and now Batman. Of course I am throwing the most awesome Superhero party ever! I’ll be updating you guys with the prep for this party. Today, I’m starting with the invitation.
I usually make all of my own invites. However, too much is going on. So, I headed on over to Etsy.com to find the perfect invite. I searched and searched. I personally thought that many of the invites were to generic looking. I like for my invitations to stand out. After a lot of searching, I found the perfect invite at CapturedbyJessPrints and the price was just right! lol.
Now the picture in her invite is absolutely perfect. I had a vision in my head of what I wanted my son’s picture to look like. Unfortunately, I’m working with an energetic 2 year old who seriously thinks he’s a superhero. He wouldn’t stay still to save his life!
Anyway, I am very happy with the way the invitations turned out despite my wiggly, little Batman/Spiderman. More Superhero party ideas to come!
Oh, and have you heard about smore.com? It’s this awesome sit where you can create online flyers. They have some really neat templates that makes creating flyers super easy. Head on over there the next time you want to create an online flyer!
I’m in love…with a granola bar! My name is Porsha and I have an obsession. One that just can’t be helped. These granola bars are so YUMMY! You won’t even realize that they are healthy. I try to eat as healthy as I can. The key word is try. I’m a vegetarian which makes eating healthy much easier, right? So, my eating a bunch of meatless chocolate is perfectly acceptable.
Seriously, with all natural ingredients and great flavor combinations, 18 Rabbits (Isn’t that the cutest name? There’s a whole story behind the name. Check out their website for more info and products) is staying on my pantry shelf. My favorite flavor is date, pecan, and coconut. I don’t have a picture of that particular flavor. I finished eating them before I decided to write this post. I got my granola bars from Costco in a 15 pack with five bars of each flavor (date, pecan, coconut/apricot, walnut, coconut/fig, cranberry, hazelnut). You’ll have to ask hubby for the price but I’m pretty sure they are pricey – the one downfall.
Have any of you tried these granola bars? if so, what’s your favorite flavor?
Make your sweetie’s heart melt (or is it freeze? lol) with this delicious frozen treat. You know that I love Pinterest. I found this yummy recipe on Pinterest. I just knew that it would be perfect for a Valentine’s day treat. I added a little red food coloring to give it a pink tint. My familly all loved this drink and wanted MORE!
1 cup of white chocolate chips
2 Tbs. half and half
1 package of hot chocolate mix
1 Tbs. sugar
1 1/2 cups milk (I used almond milk)
3 cups ice
1-2 drops of red food coloring
Put the white chocolate chips and the half and half into a microwave safe bowl.
Heat for 1 minute, stopping to stir half way through. Continue to heat until melted and smooth.
Add the hot chocolate mix, sugar, and food coloring, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended.
Slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk and stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
In a blender, add the remaining cup of milk, the chocolate mixture, and the ice.
Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri.