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Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Idea

Here is a great Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Idea!
Finding a gift for my Mother-in-law is kind of tricky.  We’ve already given her all the usual gifts of flowers, books, gift card, etc…  So, I’m always on the lookout for something to give her.  Luckily, she loves homemade gifts.  As soon as I saw this post on Helping Little Hands about Faux Embroidery, I knew that was what I needed to make for Mother’s Day this year.

I purchased the pattern from Twin Stitchers.  She is having a deal this month that if you spend over $10.00, you will get 50% off your entire order!  So my “Our Family Tree” E-pattern was only $6.50!!  Such a deal!    Once I started coloring, I just couldn’t stop.  It was so fast, easy, and fun!

While I colored, my daughter watched.  She thought it looked so fun, she kept asking if she could color some.  I was particular about my gift, so I told her we could make another one for her to color.  We decided it would be fun to make one of her school class to give to her teacher.  So, we did our best to fit the whole class on to the tree.  I just love how it turned out.

Kaylee is so excited to color it for her teacher.  Unfortunately, she has a lot of homework to get done first.  I’m hoping this will be some good motivation to get her to move a little quicker.

A few notes:
– These are 14 X 18 inch frames.  The brown one was $20 from Target and the black one was $10 (50% off) from Hobby Lobby.
–  On the Class Tree, I made the tree slightly bigger on the right hand side so that we could fit more kids on it.
– The link to Helping Little Hands is a tutorial with a lot of helpful information.  She suggests what kind of pen and crayons to use and tips to make it easier.

Linked up with:
The Thrifty Home
Someday Crafts
Lil’ Luna
Polka Dots on Parade


Lucky to Have You

Emily and I put together a little surprise for our husbands while they were at work to remind them how lucky we felt to have them in our lives.  We stuck with the St. Patrick’s Day theme and did everything green, and added a sign that says “I’m so lucky to have you!”  We went and dropped them in their cars, and they both loved it.
We wanted to print cute tags out,
but we were crunched for time (I don’t think the boys noticed).
We added:
*andes mints
*sunflower seeds
*sour apple rings
*green chip clips (for Bryan)
*green mouthwash (we were out.. haha)
*and a few other things..
It’s been a while since Emily or I had done something special for our husbands-
I’m sure it’s been too long for you too…
So, go surprise them, and remind them how luck you feel to have them!Other Lucky posts you might enjoy:
I feel so Lucky…Printable
Good Luck Treat
Lucky Date Night
Lucky Green Smoothie