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“Sticking with Me” Teacher Appreciation Gift and Printable Tag

 This post was originally published on April 25, 2018 but I have an updated gift tag to share today.
The original tag is also still available at the bottom of the post if that is the tag you would like to print.

I have one more gift idea for you today for Teacher Appreciation Week. 

Gifts don’t have to be crazy expensive or large and over the top. You can still do small, simple gifts that will show your child’s teacher how much they are appreciated for the hard work they do all day.

Teachers write notes for all sorts of things, quick reminder for themselves, a note for another teacher or parent, to place inside a file, so post-it notes are a great gift idea. There are lots of fun colors, patterns and sizes that you can buy for the gift as well so you can give them a variety.

I found these in the office supply section at my local Wal-Mart store.

Since post-it notes are sticky, I wanted to make some cute tags with Cacti and Succulents on it because if you aren’t too careful, a cactus will stick you too! lol
I designed three separate tags for you to use.

Just print, cute and tie around your gift.

You will get three patterns, two of each pattern for six total tags. 
When I printed, I unselected the “fit to page” option on my printer settings and it fit perfectly for printing. Print on card stock so the tag is stronger and won’t rip.
Grab your copy of cacti tags below (these will not have the watermark on them).
If the widget below isn’t working you can also grab the tags here: Cactus “Sticking with Me” Tags.

These tags would also be super cute tied to a succulent or cactus as a gift as well! 🙂

Another gift that we gave Miss P’s teacher last year was this set of stickers and an apple shape set of Post-It Notes.

"Sticking with Me" Teacher Appreciation Gift and Printable Tag

 I knew she would need to write little notes so the apple Post-It notes were so cute and perfect for that and what teacher doesn’t love stickers? I bought some cute smiley faced stickers that she could place on student’s work or just hand out to the kids for doing good work.

And since both items had some sort of stickiness factor to them, I made this tag to go with it.
Teachers work hard and have to stick by their student’s sides in order to help them grow and learn so I wanted the note and gift to mention that.

"Sticking with Me" Teacher Appreciation Gift and Printable Tag

You can download the tag to print to use for your gifts below. If the widget isn’t working, you can also find the tag here: “Sticking by Me 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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MHCT&M: Sewing & Embroidery Gift Guide

 

 Hi friends! I’ve been gathering up my favorite sewing and embroidery supplies to share with you today! 

 

These are perfect gifts for someone new to sewing or friends that have been stitching for years – it’s always nice to have new tools! Or maybe you’ll find something to wrap up for yourself under the tree? It’s ok – I won’t tell Santa. 😉

 

 

  

 

This Sewing and Embroidery Supplies Gift Guide includes things I use every day and also some items on my wish list too!

This list includes affiliate links. 🙂

Tools

 

Wonder Clips are such fun little tools for holding all sorts of things! I use them for quilt binding, hanging quilts and holding paper pieced projects!

  

 

A sharp rotary cutter is a must have for a quilt project and I’m loving this pretty aqua Olfa cutter

 

 

To go with the cute aqua cutter I have this white Christopher Thompson cutting mat on my wish list! It’s so bright and pretty! 

 

 

 I collect embroidery scissors like some people collect shoes . . oh wait. I collect those too. But anyway – these are one of my favorite pairs! They are so pretty and soooo sharp! 

 

 

This Sewline Air Erasable Marking pen is my favorite pen to grab when I need to mark something for a quick project like a small embroidery project or half square triangles. It has a nice fine point and the line disappears quickly! 

 

 

I’ve become rather addicted to having a little pressing mat and mini iron right next to my sewing machine for quick pressing while I’m quilting. This little cutie has worked out perfectly and it is great to travel with too! 

 

 

This Ottlite Lamp is perfect for extra light at your sewing table – plus it charges your phone! 

  

 

How cool is this little Ruler and Tool holder? It comes in lots of cute colors too! 

 

Gifts

Fabric is always a great gift idea for anyone who loves to sew or embroider!

 

 May I suggest some Vintage Adventure fabric? I think the designer would really love that. 😉

 

 

These vintage McCalls notecards are so fun! 

 

 

 How cute is this sewing charm bracelet?! I love the little ruler charm!! 

 

 

These little needle minders are perfect for holding your needle when you aren’t stitching! 

  

 

This Quilt Shoppe Mug from Tasha Noel’s new store is on my wish list! 

Check out the rest of her shop – there are soooo many cute things!

 

 

This little Gingham Pin Bowl is so cute and perfect for keeping your sewing space tidy!

  

 

I have quite the collection of Maker Valley tshirts but there’s always room for one more! 

They have the cutest sewing, quilting shirts and sweatshirts and so much more! 

I Just Want to Stay Home and Sew T-shirt 

 

A copy of Vintage Home Sewing would be perfect for anyone that loves to sew and embroider! 

 

 

Ok so I have to know – what would be on your sewing gift list!! 

Tell us in the comments – maybe we can add to our lists too!! 

 

 

Check back next week for another fun gift guide! 

 

 

 

 

Your hostesses,

 

 

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MHCT&M: Disney Lovers Gift Guide

Happy Friday, friends! Can you believe it’s already December? 

Only 3 more Fridays until Christmas! 

 

Must Have Craft Tips & More! 

 

This month in our series we are bringing you some specialized gift guides to help you with your shopping! These posts do contain affiliate links which means we will make a small commission if you click a link and make a purchase, but just consider us helping you out! 

 

 

Chances are there is a Disney fan in your life. Find the perfect gift for them with this handy Disney Lovers Gift Guide! 

 

This week it’s all about Disney! Chances are there is someone in your life who LOVES all things Disney! This handy guide has tons of options for fabulous Disney gifts your family and/or friends will adore. 

How do I know? As a Disney fan myself, I would love any one of these gifts!

 

 

 

Chances are there is a Disney fan in your life. Find the perfect gift for them with this handy Disney Lovers Gift Guide! 

1. Faux Leather Pink Minnie Ears Wallet
2. Mickey & Minnie Necklace
3. Minnie Mouse Bluetooth Speaker
4. Beauty & the Beast Book Purse
5. Alice in Wonderland Cuckoo Clock

 

 

Chances are there is a Disney fan in your life. Find the perfect gift for them with this handy Disney Lovers Gift Guide! 

6. Disney Princess Tiara Helmet
7. Disney Pictopia
8. Minnie Watch
9. Dooney & Bourke Snow White Tote
10. Disney Emoji Luggage

 

 

Chances are there is a Disney fan in your life. Find the perfect gift for them with this handy Disney Lovers Gift Guide! 

11. Disney Villain Tsum Tsum Lip Balm Set
12. The Little Mermaid Seashell Purse
13. Jim Shore Disney Traditions Cinderella
14. Fairytale TOMS
15. Disney Lego Castle

 

 

Chances are there is a Disney fan in your life. Find the perfect gift for them with this handy Disney Lovers Gift Guide! 

16. Disney Villains Tshirt
17. Mickey & Minnie Luggage Tags
18. Rose Gold Minnie Ears
19. Beauty & the Beast Enchanted Rose Cup
20. Disney Pixar Character Socks

 

 

Chances are there is a Disney fan in your life. Find the perfect gift for them with this handy Disney Lovers Gift Guide! 

21. Disney Marathon Medal Hanger
22. Dumbo Plush Tsum Tsum Set
23. Mickey Mouse Canvas Tote
24. Mickey & Minnie Quilted Tote
25. Disney Characters Waffle Maker

  

 

 

Aren’t these all fun??? 

From stocking stuffers to gifts that wow, I think we have you covered! 

 

 

Must Have Craft Tips & More! 

 

 

Stay tuned next week for more gift ideas!

 

 

 

 

Your hostesses,

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Don’t miss our other GIFT GUIDES!

 

 
Kitchen and home gadgets gift guide      All Things Mermaid Gift Guide

If you're a Harry Potter fan or know someone who is, you will NOT want to miss this fun collection of ideas!      Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping

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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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Handmade Hangout Party #185

Let’s get this party started! 
Share your ideas below and explore to get some new ones! 
You just never know what you may find!  

Also, I hope you all have a very fabulous Christmas! 



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

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

 

 

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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Homemade Mint Hot Chocolate Mix

Christmas is around the corner and the cold weather is here to stay so I’ve been staying warm by staying in my kitchen creating some yummy treats for our neighbors, teachers, and friends. 
I don’t always make treats for everyone but this year I was in the mood so I got to work. 
Today, I am sharing a yummy recipe for Homemade Mint Hot Chocolate Mix that is so easy to make as a gift OR just make this giant batch and keep it for yourself to drink it all winter long. We sure do enjoy hot chocolate in our house so I will probably be making another batch for us to keep as well. 
 Now before I begin I just want to share that I did take photos of me making this mix during the entire process. I mean, it isn’t hard to figure out, but I had an ingredients picture and steps BUT I didn’t realize that Travis took the SD card out of the camera and our new camera lets you take pictures even without a card so I had to reshoot just the finished shots because I didn’t have any more ingredients. All well. Things happen right?! 
Ok, so let’s get to the recipe shall we?
Ingredients for the mix:
– 2 cups Confectioner Sugar
– 1 cup Cocoa Powder
– 2 cups Dry Milk
– 1 cup Mints (I used Andes Mint backing chips)
– 1 5oz. Chocolate Pudding Mix
In a large bowl, sift the confectioner sugar, followed by the cocoa powder to remove any lumps. Stir in the dry milk and pudding mix. 
In a food processor, grind the mint chips into as small as pieces as possible. Some of mine got very little, almost like a powder, some stayed a little chips, but once I noticed it not doing anything else I stopped. Stir in the mint. 
And that’s it! 
Place in a large air tight container if you plan on keeping it or place in small mason jars with marshmallows and mint pieces for gifts. 
 I placed a label on top of the jar with what the jar contained and then wrote the directions on serving on the back. This one is for Miss P’s teacher so I wrote her name as well. Tied a pretty bow around the jar and it is good to go! 
To serve, place 2 or 3 tablespoons of mix into hot water or milk. 
I prefer 2 tablespoons myself.
Top with mini marshmallows and mint pieces and it is just delicious! 
The mint is the perfect amount without overpowering the cocoa. Mmmmm! 
I placed a few scoops of the mix into the jar then placed mini marshmallows and mint before filling the jar the rest of the way topping with more marshmallows and mint. 
 Again, this makes the perfect gift but it is also cheaper to make your own cocoa mix than to buy the premix stuff. And if you aren’t a fan of mint, just leave it out! It is still super delicious! 
ENJOY!! 

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MHCT&M: Must Have Harry Potter Gift Guide

Hi all! It’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here today with our last gift guide for the month! 
I’m a huge Harry Potter fan so I thought I’d gather up all my favorite gift ideas! (I’ve added a bunch of these to my list too!)
By the way, this post does contain affliate links. Don’t worry, if you purchase something you won’t be charge anything more, it just means I will earn a little extra. 
  
Well, you can’t start a Harry Potter gift guide without the books right?! Check out this great  

 

Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit (we have this and it’s super fun!)
 

 

 

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 6TN Mens Weasley's Wizard Wheezes T Shirt ( Small ) 
 

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Marauder’s Map Mug – goes from black to color with heat!
 

 

  
 

 

 

 

Do you have any Harry Potter fans on your gift list?! 
Hopefully this has helped you out! 
Come back next week for more fun tips and ideas! 

 

 

 

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35 Gift Ideas to stock up your Gift Closet

Hello again.  This is Donna from Modern on Monticello and I am so happy to be contributing to a post on A Glimpse Inside blog. 
With the holidays fast approaching, I decided to share this month my tips for creating a gift closet.
Do you have a gift closet?  Not sure what that is?

It is space in a closet in your house that you shop for those last minute gift needs instead of rushing to a store.  You have already spent the time shopping before you have a need so there is less stress and you save money.  I have a closet where I store my gift stash. There have been times when having a gift stash has saved me a last minute, and often expensive trip to the store for a gift, and there have been times where I neglected to maintain my gift stash and it has cost me.

Not everything in my closet is a generic gift but it also holds items I buy in advance for my sister’s birthdays, or early Christmas gifts as well.  A gift stash shouldn’t be a hodge-podge of random things you wouldn’t use yourself, but a well thought out, carefully purchased, available items you can gift to friends, coworkers, and family for last minute dinner invites, birthdays, a house warming, and just because someone may need a pick me up after an illness.

A gift stash is actually about thinking of others first and being prepared for that unexpected need for a gift.

The best way to stock up a gift stash is to shop all year.  Especially for the best bargains and those little unexpected items you may find on a trip that you immediately think would be a good gift for someone.  A gift stash does NOT have huge expensive items.  Instead it becomes a well maintained available stash for that little something special.

35 Gift Ideas to stock up your Gift Closet

  1. Candles
  2. Candle Warmers
  3. Candle Wax Melts
  4. Decorative candle holders
  5. Notecards
  6. Fancy Pens
  7. Notepads
  8. Funny sticky note pads or office supplies
  9. Socks
  10. Gloves
  11. Scarves
  12. Salt and Pepper Shakers
  13. Hand lotions
  14. Kitchen Towels
  15. Small kitchen utensils
  16. Coffee Cups
  17. Travel Mugs
  18. Decorative and specialty soaps
  19. Hand soaps
  20. Body Wash from Bath & Body Works
  21. Calendars (only at the end of the year)
  22. Puzzles
  23. Board games
  24. Decorative bowls
  25. Christmas ornaments
  26. Totes
  27. Anything from the local sports teams or colleges
  28. Picture frames
  29. Seasonal jams and jellies
  30. Cookbooks
  31. Inspirational or Devotional Books
  32. Coasters
  33. Soup mixes
  34. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate mixes
  35. Lip Balms

I could probably add more and more items, but the thing to keep in mind is to be proactive, creative, and resourceful all year to keep your gift closet full of fun gifts for family and friends.  You will be thankful you did.

And don’t forget to stock up on gift bags, gift wrap, tape, tags, and ribbons.

I hope everyone has a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday.  I look forward to visiting with you again next month for December and Christmas.

Donna