Thursday, May 7, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Week, Chalkboard Inspiration, and More!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. I am amazed at some ideas I've seen recently. My friend Shawn really outdid herself. She did some amazing things. Check it out...if you missed this year keep these ideas in mind. Or, of course an end of the year gift would be appreciated too. As a former teacher it really touched me. I also found an incredible idea from Everything Pink. You have to check this out too. I am going to start doing this next year. I LOVE it! I even teared up!! Yep, that good! Teachers are often taken for granted. Show your appreciation to the teachers that spend most of the day with your child!!

I also had several friends who had a birthday this week. So, I decided this would be the perfect time to make Bakerella's adorable cake pops! I ended up giving both of my friends the cake pops. I also sent Cameron to school with some cake pops for his teacher. It pales to the comparison of the ladies I mentioned, but hey...I tried. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it. They were harder to make than I thought...but were a lot of fun! I'm also going to be sending a candy bar bouquet to his music, art, GT teachers. I am friends with all three on facebook. I was thrilled when his music teacher did the "5 favorite Candy" I know exactly what to send her!!

A tin can, spray paint, ribbon, and tag...there you have a cute, frugal holder for the cake pops!

Just a fun presentation.

Chalkboard Inspiration

Have you seen all the chalkboard inspiration that has been floating around for a while? Well, I decided to try my hand in making a chalkboard plate. I saw this at Shaun-Na-Na and thought it was such a cute idea. Here is a plate I made for a friend's birthday.

Oops I didn't erase very good.

I loved this plate. When I flipped it over it had this perfect square. Now if she gets tired of the green, she can flip it over for a new look. How cool is that?

I mentioned there was more! That's right I am so excited to receive this AWARD from my friend Tanielle! Thanks...your awesummmm!!

I am not sure why she thought of me as a Queen of ALL Things Awe-summ??? But, I am honored. I love it...Love the bling!

I am suppose to list 7 things that make me Awe-Summ and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers you love. Make sure to tag your recipients and let them know they have won! Also link back to the Queen that tagged you. Here I go...What makes me Awe-summ??? Well....

1. I have a relationship with Christ. Without Him...I am NOT Awe-Summm!
2. I love my husband and kids...they are everything to me!
3. I love to plan parties and make cakes.
4. I am good at not everything is organized right now!
5. I have a great smile and laugh.
6. I like to use my God-given gifts and talents.
7. I have fabulous, cool friends in blogland!!!!

I choose...(If you are a MOM you deserve this award!!!)

*Have a fabulous weekend!!*


Heather said...

those cake pops are adorable! what a fabulous idea!

have a wonderful weekend!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Cute Pops! Teachers are so under rated and to think...they spend so much time with our children. Congrats on the award!!!

He And Me + 3 said...

What great ideas you have. Those were so cute for the teachers and I love the chalkboard sign. Thanks for the award too. So sweet of you.

Kim said...

Cake tops are super cute! Did you post them on Heidi's monthly challenge? They would be perfect!

Leah said...

Wow - you are so creative! Love those ideas.

Congrats on your awesome award too! :)

Pam said...

Those cake pops are so cool. You are so so talented....
Thanks for the award too!
Love ya

Miller Racing Family said...

Love the chalkboard ideas.
Thanks for the award. You are so sweet. As always I totally love reading your blog!

Carrie said...

Thanks for the award!

Anonymous said...

Hi, very interesting post, greetings from Greece!