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MHCT&M: Fun and adorable Llama Projects and Decor Items

Hey, hey everyone! Allison from A Glimpse Inside back again and it is time for another Must Have Tip Post as we are finishing up our topic on trends. 
 You may have noticed that the last couple years, a certain type of animal becomes super popular and you see it everywhere in crafts, decor, and even food. There has been deer, hedgehogs, foxes, unicorns (which are still in), and now the leader- Llamas!! They are fun and cute and now that the popular children’s book, Llama, Llama Red Pajama is a new show on Netflix, it is time for the Llama to become the go to animal trend.

Fun and Adorable Llama Projects and Decor Items

I’ve rounded up some craft ideas and products all about Llamas so you can add some llama fun into your life!

There you have it! 
Some of those Llamas are just way too cute!! 
What has been your favorite animal trend?
Stay tuned next month for a whole new topic of Must Have Tips! 

Your hostesses,

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Handmade Hangout Party #201

Are you ready for another fun Handmade Hangout Party?

Link up and share your ideas below! 
Be sure to stop by your favorites and give them some love too! 🙂 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

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14 Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Ideas

All week I’ve been sharing gift ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week that I’ve created so today I thought I would round up a few other ideas to help you figure out the perfect gift for your child’s teacher. 
14 Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Ideas
Remember that gifts don’t have to be crazy elaborate or expensive. Simple, easy gifts to put together with the perfect tag is enough to let a teacher know that they are appreciated for the work they do teaching your child and helping them expand their little minds.  
I do ask that if you are going to pin something from this post that you either pin the collage image above or open the link the the idea you would like to save and pin from the original source. Thanks! 🙂

 What type of gifts do you like to give your child’s teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week?
OR if you are a teacher, what has been the best gift you’ve received?

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“Star Student” Teacher Appreciation Gift and Printable Tag

 Happy Tuesday everyone!
Yesterday I shared an easy gift idea for Teacher Appreciation Week and I am back again today with another idea.
As I stated yesterday, these gifts were what we gave Miss P’s teachers last year so they are geared for teachers that teach younger students. It is another super easy gift idea and I have another free printable tag to go with it! Win win! 

"Star Student" Teacher Appreciation Gift and Printable Tag

While at an office supply store I spotted these stars that could be used on a bulletin board. I thought they would work out well and I knew Miss P’s teacher frequently changed her bulletin board and placed the student’s names on the board. I brought them home and then created the gift tag to go along with it.

I’d your child’s teacher doesn’t create bulletin boards,  you can still use this gift tag and give them any gift with stars. A cool sign,  candy,  photo frame,  whatever! 

"Star Student" Teacher Appreciation Gift and Printable Tag

I kept the tag nice, simple, and straight to the point.

I chose to print this as a 3×5 and selected to UNselect the fit to frame option but play with your printer settings. 

You can download a copy of the tags below but if the widget isn’t working you can download a copy of it here: Star Student Tag

Here are a few other teacher appreciation gift ideas that I’ve shared to help you out.

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea and Printable Tag

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea and Printable Tag
Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea and Printable Tag

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“You’ve Left a Permanent Mark” Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea and Printable

Teacher Appreciation week is coming up in May. 
I am not sure if it is the same time for everyone but at Miss P’s school it is the week of May 7th.

Now is the time to start thinking about those teacher gifts and getting them all ready.
I’m all about super easy and simple gift ideas that any teacher would appreciate.

This week, I am sharing a few gift ideas along with printable tags that fit into that criteria.
Since Miss P’s, and now Miss S’s, teachers teach younger students and still create bulletin boards and give out stickers and such, I am sharing gift ideas for this age group.
 These gift ideas are actually the gifts that we gave Miss P’s pre-k teacher last year.

First up, what teacher doesn’t love a good marker and you can’t go wrong with a pack of Sharpies.

"You've left a permanent mark on me!" Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea & free Printable Tag

I bought a pack of Sharpies in fun bright colors and a fun colorful pencil bag. I printed off the gift tag I created and had Miss P sign it and then just taped it to the package.

"You left a permanent mark on me!" Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea & free Printable Tag

I designed this tag and you can just print it in whatever size you’d like and just trim to size.
I printed mine as a 3×5 and chose to unclick the fit to frame option for my printer. Since each printer is different, play with your settings.

You can download a copy of the gift tag below. If the widget isn’t working, you can also download a copy of the tag here: Permanent Mark Tag

Stay tuned tomorrow for another gift idea and printable! 🙂

Here are two other teacher appreciation gift ideas that I’ve shared in years past.

“Muffin” Teacher Appreciation Printable Tags

 “Thanks for Helping me Bloom/Grow” Teacher Appreciation Printable Cards

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MHCT&M: Trendy Succulent Projects and Decor

Hello there makers! 

Kara from Mine for the Making here to share more trendy projects and decor! 

 

 

I don’t know about you, but I am pretty in love with the succulent and cactus trend right now. (Stay tuned for my living room reveal shortly). 

 

Being an Arizona native and really falling in love with where I live over the past several years is where a lot of that love comes from. But browsing Pinterest and Amazon really feeds my addiction! So I thought I would gather up some of my very favorite Trendy Succulent Projects and Decor around the internet and share them with y’all.  

 

Trendy succulent projects and decor for your home 

 

 There are so so many cute succulent projects out there… I could have made a really, really long post for y’all. But instead I stuck with my very super favorites, and will continue to pin ideas and inspiration to my Succulent and Cactus Love board on Pinterest (follow me there too!). 

 

 

 

 Easy DIY Cactus Sign

 

Make this succulent checkers game for your outdoor patio! 

  Succulent Checkers

 

 

Make a succulent planter using a book!

 

 DIY Succulent Book Planter 

 

 Felt Succulent Terrarium Hoop Art you can make yourself and don't have to water. 

   Felt Succulent Terrarium Hoop Art

 

 

Plant succulents in vintage cans and containers.

   

Vintage Tea Tin Succulents 

 

 DIY succulent planter from a wall frame. 

  DIY Vertical Succulents Garden Frame

 

 

Felt succulent wreath made with 3 shades of green.

 

 Felt Succulent Wreath 

 

 DIY kitten succulent planters 

  Sweet and Simple DIY Sleepy Kitten Planters

 

 

DIY succulent magnets

 

  Succulent Jar Magnets

 

 

 

 Succulent Cork Planters 

 

 

Create your own dessert party decorations

 

 DIY Desert Party Decorations

 

 

DIY outdoor wreath

 

 DIY Succulent Birch Wreath

 

 

Build your own succulent wall garden

 

 DIY Succulent Garden Wall

 

 

DIY wood and succulent hoop wreath

 

 DIY Wood and Succulent Wreath

 

 

Make your own macrame plant hangers 

  DIY Macrame Succulent Plant Hangers

 

 

Make pretty mason jar succulent planters. 

 

 DIY Mason Jar Succulent Pots

 

 

Make a beautiful monogram succulent planter 

  Monogram Succulent Planter

  

 

 

 

Don’t these succulent projects give you all the heart eyes?! 

 Which one is your favorite? It’s so hard for me to choose!

 

 

 Must Have Craft Tips and More 

 

 

Thanks for hanging out with us today and we will meet back here again, next Friday, for more trends!

 

Your hostesses,

 

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The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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Handmade Hangout Party #200

It’s our 200th Handmade Hangout Party!! WOOO!! 
Thank you to all of you that come and join our party each and every week. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us sharing all your great ideas! And if you don’t link up an idea, thanks for still stopping by to check all the great ideas out!

Link up and share your ideas below! 
Be sure to stop by your favorites and give them some love too! 🙂 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

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MHCT&M: DIY Fun and Fabulous Flamingo Projects

Hi All – it’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here today!

 

 

 Even if you haven’t visited before, it’s probably pretty obvious that we are fond of flamingos around here! And the rest of the world is finally catching up with us because there are tons of fun and fabulous Flamingo DIY projects around now. 

 

 DIY Fun and Fabulous Flamingo Project Ideas 

 

I’ve rounded up some of my favorites to share with you this week!

 

 DIY Flamingo Ring Toss Game

 

 

 

 Majestically Awkward Flamingo Cross Stitch 

 Majestically Awkward Fun Flamingo Cross Stitch

 

 

DIY Flamingo Slippers 

 

 

 

Watercolor Flamingo Embroidery Art

 

Watercolor Floral Flamingo Embroidery Hoop Art 

 

 DIY Flamingo Shoes 

 DIY Flamingo Shoes Tutorial | Decorate your own shoes crafts | Fun for a party or wearable art | www.madewithHAPPY.com

 

 

Fun Flamingo Quilt Pattern 

 

Fun Flamingo Quilt with Free Pattern

 

 

DIY Flamingo Mirrors 

  

 

 Flamingo Marquee Light DIY 

 

 

 

DIY Lawn Flamingo Wall Lamps

 

 

 

 

Stand Tall Flamingo Wall Art

 

 

 

 

DIY Stitched Notebooks 

 

 

 

DIY Flamingo Tote  

  

 

 Flamingo Hooded Towel 

 

 

 

Let’s Flamingo Embroidery Hoop Art 

 

 

 

No-Sew Flamingo Pillow 

  

 

 

Oh my goodness, I’m in love with these! 

Which is your favorite? 

 

 

Check back next week for more fun trendy projects!

 

 

Your hostesses,

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Handmade Hangout Party #199

I am away in Utah right now attending the SNAP conference but I hope you are still ready to party?!

Link up and share all your great ideas below! 
Be sure to stop by your favorites and give them some love too! 🙂 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

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This, That, and Everything in Between, March 2018

Hi everyone! 
I hope you all had a lovely Easter and start to April. 
I am a little late on sharing this recap post this month. It was suppose to be last Wednesday but I totally lost track of the week because Miss P was finishing up spring break at the beginning of last week. BUT I am here today to share with you what we were up to last month. 

We were out and about at the beginning of the month on the hunt for dresses for the girls to wear to the upcoming daddy/daughter dance and while we at Target they just had to get their picture taken on this bench with the Target dog. 
We got dumped on with snow at the beginning of the month. It took forever to melt and then guess what?! We got dumped on again! BLAH! 
I have still been messing around with my little watercolor painting with stamps and then just playing around in general. I was wanting to try to be creative for at least 30 mins a day but that hasn’t quite happened so just whenever I get the time, I sit down and play.
The daddy/daughter dance was a much anticipated event in our house this month! The girls were able to attend together this year and they were counting down the days! Daddy bought them floral crowns to wear this year instead of corsages and they loved them. 
They both had a super fun time out with daddy!
I quickly made the girls some St. Patrick’s Day shirts this year. Like my normal shirts, it was a total last minute decision but luckily the girls loved wearing them. 
Miss P had her first ever school music program mid month. She was excited but a little nervous too. Plus, we got a little surprise when she came out to play the rhythm sticks during one of the songs. No wonder she was nervous! haha
Travis had his Change of Command from his latest command as HHC Commander.
And the same evening of Travis’s Change of Command, was movie night at Miss P’s school.
So we went there for the night for dinner and a movie.
Mid month we drove over to Wabasha, MN to their yearly Eagle/bird event that they do in March and the National Eagle center. 
We started our afternoon at a bird show seeing all sorts of birds and watching them fly right above our heads. It was a really fun experience!
We then got to check out some of the eagles that take up residency at the center up close and personal, which was totally incredible! 
The girls even got to part take in a little arts and crafts before we headed for lunch.
On our drive back we stopped at a fun park right on the water for a little fun before stopping in downtown Winona, MN for a little ice cream snack. 
The girls had their first real haircuts this month too! I have trimmed their hair in the past but new it was time to actually have a professional do it so I made an appointment with my hair girl and we were ready to go. P got just a trim while Miss S got this super adorable bob. 
Plus, for a little extra fun, we let them pick one color to put in their hair so Miss S went with pink and Miss P went with bright blue for a fun little streak.
We had leftover face crayons from Miss S’s birthday party and they girls wanted to have a little fun with them. They went a little crazy on Travis’s face but told them they couldn’t go quite so crazy on mine. Then I drew a couple things on their faces because, they can’t have all the fun! 
Right before Easter we went out to a local farm/nursery in a neighboring town for a little egg hunt fun. Well, it was super crowded and was over in no time but thankfully the girls managed to grab a couple eggs.
And lastly, we ended our month with dying our Easter eggs. We opted to try the shaving cream method this year and it was super easy and fast and the eggs turned out great! 
The girls loved studying the eggs to see what they looked like after I cleaned all the shaving cream and dye off. 
-We officially got word that we will in fact be moving this summer to Fort Leavenworth, KS. 
We weren’t expecting it after finding out other information so we thought we wouldn’t be moving until the end of the year so we had to quickly change our frame of minds and get ready to put our house on the market. 
So guess what I have been doing? Decluttering, doing that stupid small projects that should have been done already, and cleaning. Yay! I’m just ready to hurry and get our house on the market. We’ve been told that it should go quickly so fingers crossed it does! 
I THINK that’s all! 
Stay tuned for more adventures next month!