Sunday, June 16, 2013

Alive & Kicking & Made It Monday

Well how do I start this post out????????  I am so embarrassed I have TOTALLY slacked at blogging and have not posted since April! UGH!!! How did I let that happen?   I even lost 2 followers but the only fault for that is my own. I even have a post I started back in May about an assessment workshop I attended but never posted ( I promise I will revisit the post & post it soon).  I think I just felt like why would anyone want to read anything from me?  Plus I just have been so tired.  I know no whinning!  So here I go as I  get back on the horse blog.

I thought I would try Tara's Made It Monday over at 4th Grade Frolics Linky since I made some super duper cute Father's Day gifts for my dad & hubby.  I know it is not school stuff but I need to get my confidence up.

First I saw this awesome printable on Pinterest but of course the link is not working now.  If I find a working one I will add it to the post.  If you have the link could you leave it in the comments so I can add it? 

My littlest one and myself went to the Dollar Store and found the glass jar and she picked out Daddy's "favorite"  candy.  I think she had more fun picking out the stuff then her dad did opening it.  I did catch her at one point Sunday with a mouthful of chocolate.  I think the secret it out!  LOL  Then I printed out the printable and mounted it to some cute scrapbooking paper, punched a hole and used some yarn to attached it to the jar.  Easy Peasy! 

I have seen this next Father's Day project all over Pinterest.....  First I took cute pictures of the kids holding a dry erase board showing one word. 

Then I uploaded them to Target Photo and had them printed in black & white & bought a 3 hole frame. Here is the finished product.

Cheap & easy and my hubby loved it!  Not too sure how Grandpa felt.  He is not the warm & fuzzy Grandpa but we would not trade him for the world.  Hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day!

Please stay tuned for more,


  1. Way cute! I'm going to steal both ideas...for next year! Haha! I'm your newest follower :)

    Crofts' Classroom

  2. What a great Father's Day gift! I would love to read about the assessment workshop you attended.

    Shepherd's Shining Stars

  3. Great ideas! I'm pinning them for next year. I'm your newest follower (you've made up for one of the two who left!:)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  4. I found you through the linky. Cute idea!! I am a new follower. :-)

    A Tender Teacher for Special Needs

  5. I'm your newest follower! I am also teaching forth and fifth grade this fall. Love your blog!


  6. Wendy - Love your stuff, I'm your newest follower...cute blog!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  7. Love the father's day project. It would also work great for birthdays, etc. Great gift for the grandparents who have everything. Love your blog design!

    The Math Maniac


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