Wednesday, April 13, 2011

{Par-taaay Wednesday} Sunshine and Lemonade

Aaaaaaaaand....I just can't help but show you one more party today.

Hop on over to Lulu Pink and check out her Sunshine and Lemonade party.

Total cuteness. Srsly.

Party on.

Monday, April 11, 2011

{Made it Monday} Teeny tiny bags

Not long ago, I found these Valentine bags by Christine Middlecamp.

Oh dear! All that layered paper, collage-y goodness just made me smile! I knew I had to do something similar! So, when the ladies at The LilyPad started releasing their BYOC goodies for April, I whipped up a couple of bags of my own!

Here they are in all their glory! Nothing extraordinary, but frankly, I'm quite proud of them! They turned out just lovely and I can't wait to give them away!

You can click hereto view them in my gallery at The LilyPad and to see all the credits!

Happy Monday, peeps!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Are you ready for the bunny?

Check out this video from Better Homes and Gardens on how to make the super cute bunny folded napkin!

Cute, no?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

{Par-taaay Wednesday} Easter has Sprung!

Easter is just around the corner and so today I want to spotlight a little Easter fĂȘte that will make all our hearts go peep, peep, peep!

You have to head over to Anders Ruff to check out their Easter Has Sprung party photo shoot.

If that doesn't put you in the mood for spring, I'm not sure anything will!

Run on over there and check out their party! Be sure to leave them some love by commenting on their awesome party-ness!

Happy Wednesday, people!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

{Trendy Tuesday} Washi Love

You know...I'm not really sure this topic belongs under {Trendy Tuesday}.

Yes. It's trendy.

Yes. It's ALL. OVER. CREATION. right now.

But, really I think I should file it under {Things I Love} instead.

You want to know why?

Because I big, fat, puffy heart LOVE washi tape.


Washi tape.

A beautifully dyed and patterned tape made in Japan from washi - a type of rice paper. Perfect for crafting and decor, this tape can be used for gift wrapping, book decorating, layering, trimming, card-making, letter-making and more! It's also easy to tear, can be written on and can be applied to walls and furniture as well.


What more could you want in a tape?

There are so many beautiful varieties out there and so many projects just waiting to be brought to life.

Paperklip Design can make you a bunting in any flavor you'd like.

Parcel Post featured a similar bunting, but used it to creatively wrap a gift. Clever.

Nileey transformed her iPhone 3G cover. Love this.

Elizabeth from To Be Charmed whipped up some fantastic Easter decorations using washi tape.

Aaaaaaand she made some wonderful little spring (ish) vases.

Inspired yet? Find some washi tape of your own at:
Cute Tape
Pretty Tape
Happy Tape
And, of course, Etsy.

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring(ish) Break Day 5

Last day!

Today I leave you with one last idea from Martha. It might just be my favorite idea yet! In fact, it wasn't originally a Teacher Appreciation idea at all. Martha thought these would make great Bridesmaid Goodie Boxes. But, I think they'd be perfect for your favorite teacher! We have these little differences of opinion every now and again! Pfffffft.

How. Cute. Is. This??

Seriously, I can't stand it!

You could fill it with your teacher's favorite fresh snacks and goodies or even a takeout lunch.

If I were doing this gift, I would probably get them takeout from a local specialty shop (Sparkle City peeps - I'm thinking Ice Creams and Coffee Beans or Gigi's Cafe). Then I'd re-wrap it in a cute container with a sweet tag and ribbon. {You know me, right? You should've seen that one coming.}

Or don't re-wrap it. It doesn't really matter. It's the thought lunch that counts!

Whatever you do, make sure you get something your teacher likes. You could give them a takeout menu and let them choose what they'd like to order. And, make sure you know what time of day is best to bring it, if you choose to bring them lunch. There's nothing worse than having a nice hot/fresh meal sitting there getting cold and stale while you wait an hour and a half for your planning period. Nothing.

I have a little something for you today. It's just a quirky little form I like to use to find out all of our teachers' favorite things. I use this every year so that I can make choices for things that they really like and I don't have to guess. I mean why buy your teacher an iTunes gift card if they'd rather have new books or movie tickets, right? Get them what they want!

To get a copy of the My Favorites form, just click here.

You can change it, re-write it, make it your own.

I hope you've enjoyed this little series of Teacher Appreciation Week ideas and I hope you've been inspired to do something nice for your teacher!

I may have a few more ideas between now and TA Week, but as of now, I'm moving on!

Happy Spring, people!