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Share the love for teachers! March 24, 2017

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Teachers are special people.  The time and energy they spend teaching our children is awesome.  Our PTSA organization does a great job of showing appreciation to our teachers and all of the staff at our elementary school.

When my PTSA mom friend asked if I would be able to make something for the Valentine’s Sweet Treats appreciation event in February I was more than happy to contribute.  I made these cute little cookies for the event.  The pink and blue alligators are my favorite!

 

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Love Notes… February 1, 2017

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20170201_155233Last year I decided to do something a little different for Valentine’s Day.  My kids get candy and treats from Grandma and Grandpa so I felt like I should think beyond the sugar and come up with something else.  I can’t remember where I found this idea but I’m sure it was Pinterest.  I used my Silhouette machine to cut out a bunch of hearts and jotted down 14 things I love about each of twins and a few about my older step-daughter as well.  Each night before bed I write a short note on a heart and tape it to the pantry door.  Each morning the kids wake to find a new note with 1 thing I love about each of them.  Yes, it’s tough to remember to do this every night before bed (think Elf on the Shelf) and the response to my notes isn’t nearly as enthusiastic as it is to the candy my mom sends but I tell myself these notes are something that make them feel good inside and last beyond Valentine’s Day.

Today is February 1st so I started the love notes again.  No one mentioned anything but I’m sure they noticed the bright red hearts taped to the door reminding them that Valentine’s Day is just 14 days away and they should expect to see notes from mom and maybe a few from dad over the next 2 weeks.