Bloom Teacher Gift Tag Printable

    It's almost surreal to think that the end of the school year is almost upon us. Wasn't it just yesterday that we were all getting ready for Back to School? The good news is that this means that warmer weather is coming along with all of the other wonderful activities that signal the beginning of summer.     This past Friday, I was driving to school when I received a phone call from a former teaching colleague and dear friend of mine. She was contacting me to let me know that she had run into the parent of one of my former students. This particular parent also worked as the pupil services secretary at my former school so I had the pleasure of having two of her children as my students.     Her older son is currently attending college in Westchester County and she wanted to let me know that he will be graduating in June with a degree in English. He told her to let me know that I inspired him to become an English teacher when he was in my English Language Arts class in middle school. … [Read more...]

Snowman Earrings

    I am way behind this year on Christmas shopping.  Normally, I would have already finished buying all presents by mid November.  I'm trying cut down on my spending budget and making sure I give some personalized gifts that will show my loved ones just how much they mean to me.  My godmother loves to wear themed costume jewelry so I thought it would be a great idea if I made her some earrings.       Since it is winter and she has been rocking her winter accessories, I came up with a plan to make her some snowman earrings using supplies that I could purchase right at our local art supply store.  You'd be surprised how many great gifts you could make with just a few items that you could buy locally and are pretty inexpensive.Snowman EarringsMaterials Needed:Tools (small wire cutter, round nose pliers, and chain nose pliers) 22mm Fishhook earwire 3″ Head pins Glass snowman beads Tiny silver … [Read more...]

Celebrate Your Favorite Dads This Father’s Day While Staying On A Budget! @PromoCodesSave #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of PromotionalCodes.com. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.      Father's Day is a very special day because it is when we celebrate all of the dads in our lives who have mentored and nurtured us over the years.  Being a dad is sometimes a thankless job and we all know how important the role of a father is in a child's life.  Every year, I struggle with deciding what I should get the men in my life who are fathers because they all have different interests and I try to stay on a budget while making sure I get each one of them just the right present.    This year I started shopping early so that I would have plenty of time to purchase some great gifts while taking advantage of some great deals.  I love PromotionalCodes.com for this very reason, it allowed me to find codes to save money on everything from from cool clothes, tech gifts and … [Read more...]