teacher gift tag-1Both my kids started school this week. There were equal parts relief and sadness as they are both in elementary school now–sad to admit they are no longer babies! But on the first day of school, we showed up with our smiles on and a little present for our new teachers. This teacher gift idea is easy to make, and I’ve even got a free printable for you to help you pull it off in a snap! No hot glue required.

It’s as easy as a trip to the grocery store. I bought a box of the Starbucks VIA instant coffee packs, a box of pre-wrapped biscotti, and a cute coffee mug for each of the teachers. Stuff the coffee and biscotti in the mug (teachers love consumable gifts!) add the free printable teacher gift tag, and you are good to give. Don’t you just love easy gift giving?

teacher gift tag-2If you didn’t catch it already, you can download this free printable gift tag here! Just print to white card stock, cut out and punch a hole to accommodate the ribbon. Hope you all have a happy first day of school! Stop by my other first day of school posts for some more free printables to make the day more fun:

Red flowers. Summer background

We're blasting away the last of summer with a $1000 cash giveaway! Use it for a quick last minute vacation, or to buy a whole load of new school clothes and supplies. Or maybe something even better! A giveaway like this would not be possible without the support of many bloggers and small businesses. They include Spaceships and Laser Beams, Fantabulosity, Anders Ruff, Creative Juice Cafe, A Cup { Read More! }

linky, linkyparty, party, birthday

Ready?  It's time for another Party Time Linky to begin!  Each Tuesday at 6pm, a new Party Time Linky starts.  This is the place to share your party ideas, recipes, photos, and games.  Don't worry if you don't have anything to share.  It's also the perfect place to visit to get inspiration for your next party!   Last week, there were lots of great parties submitted.  One of the top { Read More! }

shutterfly free printable

Moving into our new house has been a decorating challenge. The new space is so wildly different from the last few we've been in, nothing seems to fit here quite right. After no small amount of frustration I've put a stop to trying to shove a square peg into a round hole and went shopping for a few new pieces to put around the house. For the walls? Shutterfly to the rescue! I think I've professed { Read More! }

how to train your dragon party bunting

  One of my favorite parts of creating a party is creating ambiance. For the How to Train Your Dragon Party, I wanted the fun feeling of the dragon racing ring. The scenery is mostly natural and neutral aside from the brightly painted poles, flags and bunting strung around the ring. So our party life could imitate on-screen art, I took a screen shot used the movie's bunting as { Read More! }

link party, diy, link

Every Tuesday for almost two months now, we have been partying with the Party Time Linky. Thank you to everyone who has joined the fun by posting a party idea, party game or party recipe!  Thank you also, to everyone who has visited all the great parties linked up each week!  You all really know how to party.  Keep it up!! Last week, almost 30 parties were linked up!  WOW!!!  There were tons of { Read More! }

glitter monogram tutorial-1

I'm irrationally frightened of cameras. Probably why I always the one on the other side of the lens. But Angie Holden from Country Chic Cottage and Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts have convinced me that you guys LOVE seeing video tutorials on how to make stuff. I'd love it it you leave me a comment to tell me that you really like this tutorial delivery system--or that you prefer the picture by { Read More! }

linky, party time

I'm glad you made it to our Party Time Linky this week!  it is a great place for party inspirations!!!  Last week we had almost 30 links submitted to our Party Time Linky!!   Readers and bloggers added their party themes, party foods and party game ideas to the Linky to share with everyone.  I love looking through all these! Last week, the number one visited link was this Frozen Party!  Boys { Read More! }

How to Train Your Dragon Sheep Toss Game Tutorial

The favorite part of our How to Train Your Dragon party was by far the Sheep Toss Game. I've lost count of the number of times I've been asked for the tutorial on this one! I know it is long awaited, but here, finally is how the sheep were made. If you'd like the signage I used, you can find it in my Etsy shop, but I'm providing the sheep templates here on the site as free printables! { Read More! }

Linky party

If you are in the mood for a good party, you are in luck! Today starts a new Party Time Linky!  Each week, readers like you, and other bloggers have the opportunity to link up their parties right here.  It's a win - win for everyone.  There have been so many great submissions of party ideas, party themes, party games, and party recipes.   It is quite amazing the amount of talent out there!  Great { Read More! }