Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Lollipop Club

National Lollipop Day July 20, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Mixed Up In Love

If you're looking for a fun way to spice up a traditional engagement, bridal shower, or wedding gift, you have to check this out.  I saw something like this at a bridal shower some years back and thought it was FANTABULOUS! 

I call the gift, "Mixed Up In Love!"  Combine something off the registry such as margarita glasses, blender, Kitchen Aide Mixer, with sexy lingerie and some of your favorite drink or dessert recipes!

Sexy and practical all in one!   

Monday, May 2, 2011

Dear Teachers, Thank You!!!

I will NEVER forget Mrs. Schwam, my 4th and 5th grade teacher.  She surrounded us with fun, let us "be kids," and knew exactly how to make EVERYONE feel important in her classroom.  She hosted mummy contests for Halloween; she encouraged us to bring our boots and snowsuits into school for snowman building contests; every student got a chance to be "The Citizen of the Week" and assist her for an ENTIRE week, while sitting at an extra special desk; the top performing teams (we sat in groups of 4) got to go out to lunch with Mrs. Schwam AND we got to drive in her super cool gray sports car no less (now I am showing my age!); to top the year off, Mrs. Schwam threw us an end-of-the-year pool party at her house!  In between all of this fun, we learned a ton; I still have some of my investigation reports from 23 years ago.  Who wouldn't be inspired to be an active learner in such a fun-loving, supportive environment?

So in honor of all of the Mrs. Schwams out there and National Teacher Appreciation Week, here are some of my top picks for the extra-special teachers in your lives...

via A Pretty Book

For your Favorite English Teacher (Thank you, Mrs. Ball & Mrs. Geddis!), how about these Postcards from Penguin! An awesome collection of postcards highlighting a variety of the much-celebrated Penguin Book covers.

via Spoon Sisters
For your Favorite Math Teacher (Thank you, Mr. Gelfand & Mr. Kapner!), how about this pi pizza cutter!  Isn't this product genius? It's sure to make EVERY math teacher smile :-)

via Amazon
For your Favorite Science Teacher (Thank you, Mrs. Squillace & Mrs. Pastir!), how about one of these wonderful books with a special inscription from you. These are definitely some of my favorites in my own home library!

via Amazon
For your Favorite History Teacher (Thank you, Dr. Butt!), how about these history trivia cards.  Perfect for any history buff!

via Spoon Sisters
For your Favorite Music Teacher (Thank you, Mr. Mathews & Mrs. Reynolds!), how about this DIY music box!  It just looks fun.  Not sure I would create anything too wonderful, but I know the Mr. Mathews and Ms. Reynolds of the world certainly would!

Thank you to all the teachers out there!  
You make each day better!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Guess What?

via Old Navy

TerraCycle and Old Navy have teamed up together in The Flip Flop Replay, an upcycle project to create playgrounds from old flip flops, and it starts TODAY!  Bring all of your old flip flops to the Old Navy store closest to you between April 22nd (Earth Day) and May 21st to help build four new playgrounds out of the recycled flip flops throughout the country.  How creative!  I can't wait to check out these playgrounds with my daughter :-)

Happy Donating!!!