Teacher Thank You Printables - FREE

Teacher Thank You Printables - FREE

FREE PRINTABLE teacher thank you tags. (Say that 3 times fast)!  A fun and easy way to make your gifts more unique.
Brooke Braithwaite
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Easter Gift Guide

Easter Gift Guide

Hello there!  Today I'm sharing 6 fun Easter basket items your kids and teenagers, and (most likely husband) will love.  We tend to keep Easter a more simple holiday focusing on Christ and the true meaning of Easter, but I try to add a few fun non-candy items and came across these. Here they are in no particular order. If you haven't noticed, prices on Amazon change often (hourly sometimes), so these prices should be close to what is actually listed on Amazon but probably not exact.  Lucky you if you snag it at a lower price and sorry if its higher!  :)

#1 Foam Gliders  $29.99

These are so much fun.  We seriously have used these for hours and hours. It is a great activity for the ENTIRE family. With Spring right around the corner, these are the perfect way to enjoy the sunshine.  Make sure you are in a somewhat open space though, because they really can go far if given enough "oomoph".  Our teenagers may not admit it, but they LOVE these planes too (maybe even more than the littles).

#2 Hatching Unicorn Eggs - $7.95

We know Brooke's daughter, Tessa, will love these magical eggs.  Simply add water, and magically these eggs turn into unicorns.  Sounds like every girl's dream, right.  Comes with 2 eggs. Recommended for ages 3 and up. 

#3 - Kanoodle - $14.99

Such a great way to exercise your brain and have fun while doing it!  Create 2-D and 3-D puzzles.  There are over 3000 reviews on Amazon, so you don't have to take our word on it.  It's small size makes it perfect for travel as well.  Ages are 8 to 99!

#4 - LED Bike Lights - $26.99

Your kids' bikes will be the coolest on the block with these fun LED bike lights. Description says, "Be Cool! As seen on TV. These are the #1 selling bike wheel lights" Comes in a gift box and a variety of colors! Battery life is 12 hours and comes with a lifetime warranty. Sounds good to us!

#5 - Eggs with mini community figurines inside - $23.49

Not sure if I can even compare them to Legos but that is what the figurines reminded me of.  So cute and fun for any building blocker lover.  Comes with 24 eggs filled with different figures such as policeman, fireman, student, race car driver, builder, astronaut, and more.  Such a fun non-treat basket filler.   

#6 - 5 Pack Slime Eggs - $11.99

This came up in the search as "Amazon's Choice for Easter for Teens". I definitely have to agree with them.  My teens and preteens would enjoy this galactic-looking putty/slime.  You really have to be a cool mom to gift these, as they tend to be on the messy sides of favors.  I'm still trying to decide if I want to be "cool" or have clean carpet. LOL

We hope this sparked a few ideas of what you could fill your Easter baskets with this year.  I usually just grab a bunch of candy and call it good but I think I'm going to try to level up this year and give a fun gift. 

What's your favorite basket stuffer?  Do you even do Easter baskets.  Comment below.  We need to know!  :)

XOXO,

 

Brooke Braithwaite
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St. Patrick's Day Themed Gift Box

St. Patrick's Day Themed Gift Box

A quick overview of "themed" gift boxes with a fun St. Patty's Day gift box idea!
Brooke Braithwaite
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Lucky to Know You Gift Idea

Lucky to Know You Gift Idea

An easy peasy St. Patrick's Day Treat Gift Idea perfect for neighbors, classmates, teachers, friends, grandparents and more.
Brooke Braithwaite
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Simple Home Sweet Home Gift Idea

Simple Home Sweet Home Gift Idea

A fun and simple housewarming gift card and packaging idea that you can whip up in less than 10 minutes!
Brooke Braithwaite
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CHALLENGE ACCEPTED:  Spread a Little Bit of Kindness This Week!

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: Spread a Little Bit of Kindness This Week!

If you subscribe to our emails, this is a little bit of a repeat, so just bear with me!

This week we are challenging you to be INTENTIONAL about showing a little more kindness, and we are even helping you out! We got you!  :)

I've included 4 graphics with encouraging messages on them.  All we are asking is that you screenshot the graphic and send it to someone who needs a little pick me up this week. It's as simple as that. There are 4, so try hard to send all 4, but if you can only do 1, no sweat.  It will make a difference!

I know from personal experience that I have ignored urges to reach out to friends who are on my mind and I always regret it.  So, don't be like me.  Send a quick greeting to a friend.  You could even print them out and secretly put them on a coworker's desk or in your kid's lunch box.  Download Notes Here!

Or maybe YOU are the one who needs encouragement.  Then these are for YOU from us.  

You Got this! You are Awesome!  You are Amazing!

YOU ARE LOVED!!

Also, did you know we have a Be Kind collection on Amazon?  Check it out here!

We hope you are  up for the challenge!  Drop us a comment and let us know how it goes!  

Brooke Braithwaite
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Procrastination at its finest!

Procrastination at its finest!

5 fun simple gift ideas to celebrate your kids or loved ones this Valentine's Day with FREE PRINTABLES.
Brooke Braithwaite
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Easy (relatively) DIY Valentine's Bouquet with FREE PRINTABLES

Easy (relatively) DIY Valentine's Bouquet with FREE PRINTABLES

Hello!  Its currently FREEZING here in Texas and I may be having a little PSTD from last year's sub-freezing temps, power outages, and mayhem of what we called "Snovid 2021)!  I'm counting our blessings though because so far no loss of power (crossing my fingers and toes).  

So, I'm stuck inside and decided to whip up a little DIY Valentine's gift with some fun printables.  I've also shown a few different easy ways to use the printables, so just have fun with them.

I got most of the supplies from the Dollar Store (although I think inflation has hit as it is more like the $1.25 store now) and then picked up the half sphere foam and bamboo skewers at Wal-Mart.  Please ignore the Mama Needs Coffee tumbler.  I was going to show it two different ways but then forgot the foam and had already taken the pic...I digress.  

Supply List: 

  • metal heart bucket (or other container - our 14 oz tumblers would be perfect)!
  • wild about you printables
  • Candy suckers
  • Chocolate Hearts
  • Boxed candies (to adhere the printables to)
  • Mylar Balloon
  • pink crinkly gift filler (not pictured)

Tools:

  • Glue gun & glue sticks
  • Scotch tape
  • Bamboo Skewers (12")
  • 2.4" x 4.7" in #5 half foam ball (by floral supplies)
  • Curling ribbon

I've included a video with instructions that can be found here, but also typed them out below.  

First download, print, and cut the printables.  Adhere bamboo skewers to back of treats with tape or adhesive of choice. You could use glue gun (and it's probably better) but I used tape and it stayed altogether for 4 days until my kids realized they could eat it, so it's a great solution. Adhere printables to front of boxed treats. Glue remaining treats (not already on a stick) to bamboo skewers as well. 

Press half foam ball in metal bucket.  Place suckers and skewered treats in a staggered manner in foam ball to create different heights.

Finish off by hot gluing pink crinkly gift filler on foam to cover green.

Use curling ribbon to tie tag around bucket and wa-lah, cute Valentine's gift idea!   

Here are a couple of other simpler ways to use the printables.

Have fun with them and show us how you used them!  

XOXO,

 

Brooke Braithwaite
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2022 Valentine's Gift Guide - Most-Loved Gifts for All Your Favorite People

2022 Valentine's Gift Guide - Most-Loved Gifts for All Your Favorite People

A collection of 9 unique Valentine's Day gift ideas for fathers, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, sisters, girlfriends, uncles, aunts, and more.  All available on Amazon and linked to make shopping easy peasy.
JESSICA SHANE
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A Celebration of Everyday Heroes

Hello, friends! We hope you are all having a great week! We just wanted every single one of you to know how much we appreciate your support with our Everyday Hero 'project'. It has been so awesome meeting some of you and the people you consider everyday heroes. We love to meet people from all over - coast to coast! Reading these inspiring stories are the highlight of our week! We believe small things can turn into big things. Small acts of kindness can turn someone's day completely around. We all have all been there....having a bad day and BAM! Someone smiles at us, or opens our door, or offers to put our grocery cart away while we get kids in the car.  
These people in this picture are just a few of the everyday heroes we have met...and we hope to meet a lot more! 
Ready to nominate a hero of your own?  Head HERE and fill out our short survey. We are ready to celebrate the awesome people in your life!
XOXO, Brooke & Jess
Brooke & Jess Staff
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Everyday Hero Spotlight - Sam G.

Hi everyone!! We hope you are having a fantastic week! Today, we had the opportunity to talk to Sam from Illinois! Sam's friend nominated her because she gives her heart to everyone she meets. She works with those who have special needs and truly has a heart of gold. She's an awesome mom, friend, caregiver, and more! We loved hearing what keeps her motivated and how she keeps up with the demands of each day (coffee and a smile!). Check out Sam and her beautiful, bright SMILE!
Brooke & Jess Staff
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Everyday Hero Spotlight Tiffany

This week's Everyday Hero is Tiffany. She was nominated by her mom, Cheryl. We just love seeing that mother-daughter love. Tiffany is such an inspiration! She has overcome some very difficult situations in her life, but she has managed to put her focus on helping others along the way. Take a few minutes to see why we chose Tiffany as this week's Everyday Hero.
Brooke & Jess Staff
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