Monday, October 24, 2011

{Made it Monday} Annie Mini Book

Not long ago, we saw the play Annie.

Olivia had never even heard of Annie, but I knew she would enjoy the story line. Plus, her kindergarten teacher was in the cast, so we were naturally going to attend!

I only took my iPhone with me and I snapped a few pictures after the show, while Olivia posed with the cast. I'm not kidding when I say this is her favorite part of every show.

Once home, I printed a few pictures out on my printer and whipped up this little mini album to record our memories from the show. I was lucky enough to snag two programs so that I could leave one in tact (the one that the cast signed) and cut one up for the mini book.

So there! Another memory recorded!

Happy, Monday peeps!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

{Things I Love Thursday} and Family Day


If you have an iPhone...
and you don't have

you're missing out.

That's all I'm saying.

If you have, find me (leightheo). I love following new friends and their photos!

Here are a few pictures from GE's Family Day a few weeks ago. The kids had so much fun. I hung out with the girls while the boys romped all over the parking lot and in & out of the fun houses. {So. Not. My. Thing.} I'd much rather stand around and take pictures with my cool big girl phone.

A fun time was had by all.

Monday, October 17, 2011

{Printables} You've Been Boo'd!

Do you "Boo" your neighbors during the Halloween season?

If not - WHY?

It's basically a fun game of "ring the door bell and run like crazy while leaving behind a fun gift at the doorstep." The instructions say once you've been boo'd, then you have to boo someone new! The "boo-ing" just keeps going and going.


Don't have neighbors? How about Boo-ing your child's teacher? A co-worker? A friend?

Here are a few fun {FREE} printables you can use to do your "Boo-ing" this year!

From anna and blue paperie.

From The TomKat Studio.

Another from The TomKat Studio.

From Grey Square Designs.

From Uncommon Designs.

And one from Anders Ruff {my personal fave}.

Now you have no reason not to Boo someone this year!

Have fun and Happy Boo to You!

{Made It Monday} Halloween Notecards

So...maybe I bought a cute Halloween stamp set.

And maybe I had a little time to whip up some cute cards with the stamps.

I made my cards to fit some super cute glassine envelopes I had from a recent trip to Paper Source. {Love anything glassine. Super love Paper Source.}

The glassine bags are made of a milky transparent paper. They are 3.5x3.5 inches, so they are pretty tiny by card standards. But tiny is cute, right? And see-through envelopes? I think I love!

But, maybe when I put the simple little card in the envelope, it looked a little - well - blah. It was a bit plain, I guess.

So, I took out one of my favorite paper punches and punched an array of multi-sized confetti in orange and black.

I added the confetti to the envelope and ta-da!!

I think it's definitely the cutest Halloween card I've ever given!

I hope this inspires you to make something handmade for giving this Halloween!

Only a few more days until the big day! You still have time to make something cute!

Happy Halloween-ing, peeps!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

{Fun Things} Halloween Treats

Have I mentioned that I loooooooove Halloween? I mean I love, love, love it.

I'm always looking for cute ideas on how to dress up my Halloween favors.

Here are a few fun ideas for serving up Halloween treats. These have all filtered across my computer screen at some point over the past few days and I just can't help but share them.

First up, Pumpkin Favor Pouches from Martha.

Surprise Balls from Charlotte's Fancy.

Jack O' Lantern in a Jar by the girls at eighteen25. Oh! For the love of cute. And the ribbon? Icing on the cake...errrr...cookie.

Halloween treat bags from The Twinery.

Sour cream containers by PaperVine? I think yes.

Frankenstein or ghost bags by Pink Texas Chick. I really like the updated Frankenstein with scarier eyebrows. So cute!

Friendly ghost bags by BHG? Yes, please.

And, last but not least, my very favorite of all - Monster Cello Bags by The Celebration Shoppe. SERIOUSLY. It doesn't get any cuter than this.

In fact, they're so cute, I think I'm going to do them as Halloween treats for the kids in my class. And, maybe the kids in my kids' classes. Of course, I'll change it up a little and put my spin on it. I'm not a fan of being a complete copy cat - just a partial one. But that's just me. Ha ha ha.

For more inspiration, check out my October-ish Board on Pinterest. Beware, though. Once you start, you can't stop.

So, go! Have fun and have yourself a spooky little October!

Happy treat giving!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

{Gifts} Fall Teacher Treats

Finally! Some gifts for our favorite teachers!

We have some really cute, fun teachers this year and I thought the coming of Fall would be the perfect time to give them some pick-me-up treats.

I found cute fall-ish tins at Target.

I downloaded these distressed fall subway art printables and printed them really small (I got 9 per page by playing around with my printer's options). They ended up being about the size of a credit card - perfect!

I rounded the corners of the print outs and inked the edges with distress ink (something you really don't have to do, but that adds to the overall "look," I guess.)

Then I picked up some of my favorite fall-themed tissues and my very favorite fall nail polish (Chinchilly by Essie). What? You've never considered giving a nice nail polish? Why not? It's something most women like, but won't buy for themselves! Even if they don't paint their nails, I bet they'll use it on their toes?!?


Did I mention our teachers are young and hip?

Anyway - I also added some brown crinkle paper and some Hershey's kisses and voilá! A cute teacher gift!

I also made a few gifts where I changed out the nail polish for a fall candle. Still cute, I think!

So, there you go! I hope this inspires you to send your teacher something fun for fall!

Happy Fall!