Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NaBloPoMo and Teacher Gifts

Hi friends! Happy Nov 1! I hope you all had a great Halloween. We had a good one! The kids were SO excited for trick-or-treating! They did pretty well. Parker made it around a block and then he and I stayed home to give out candy while Brady and Dustin went out for another block. The hilarity that followed from the sugar rush was rather hilarious! The baby went a little nuts. But that's ok, he had to go to the doctor on Halloween so I guess it's ok for him to have a few pieces of candy and run around like a madman. :)

November is National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and that means I will be trying my very hardest to have a blog post every day for the month of Nov. This year, NaBloPoMo is being hosted on BlogHer. I recently joined BlogHer so I don't know much about it other than the fact that there's a conference that they throw. I'm not a super hardcore blogger but I do like to keep things going on this blog and I'm hoping this will help me expand the topics I talk about on my blog. Like I said last week, I'd like to start blogging more recipes, home decor, money saving tips, etc...

Today, I'm sharing the project I made for Brady's teacher and teacher's aid. I ADORE and appreciate these ladies! They have really made a strong impact on my son and he likes them and likes school now. I worked it childcare and education before I had Brady so I know how nice it is to get a little treat now and then from the families.

I actually got this idea from Pinterest. You can see the original HERE. And like a silly person, I didn't follow the link through to see their link for a printable. I went off to find my own and I'm actually more happy with it than the one they used. You can get this PRINTABLE HERE. I got the cups at Big Lots (I'm addicted to my cup that is just like this!) and put some Halloween candy in there. I made a wrap using some net ribbon and the printable and I finished with a bow on the top.
Brady was ADORABLE when he gave these to his teachers. They were busy doing other things on opposite sides of the room. He walked up to each teacher with the cup behind his back and waited his turn to talk to them. Then when it was his turn, he pulled the cup out from behind his back and presented it to the teacher. So sweet! Moments like that are when I really know that I'm doing it right.

Have a great day friends!


  1. AWWWWWWW! So cute! I love that Brady waited his turn and surprised his teachers--SO PRECIOUS:) LOVE LOVE LOVE! And hoooooray for more post from you!! That's great--I must check this blogher out!