Friday, May 4, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Gift


Teacher Appreciation week is just coming to an end here in Utah, but I understand it's next week in other parts of the country so I thought I would share a fun, FREE printable I made to go with our teacher gifts.
(If you have missed teacher appreciation week, this would still be perfect for the last week of school!)


I have seen the "A&Wesome" used before but I wanted to change mine up, so here is what I came up with . (Side note, both of my kids have male teachers and so many cute teacher gift ideas are a bit feminine, so I created this gift and tag to be very gender neutral.)
 


Just have your child sign the bottom, tie it onto a bottle of A&W rootbeer (my favorite) with a package of popcorn. You could super size it an use a 6 pack of soda and a box of popcorn if you choose. I thought this  was sufficient and it only cost me $1.11 each. Not bad!

To print your tag, right click on the above tag and either copy and paste it into your favorite program (Word etc) or "save image as" and save the file to your computer and open in in your favorite program (Photoshop etc). You can then resize the image to be any size that works for you.

Enjoy!



Thursday, April 5, 2012

Blog news and a change to the "It's a Celebration" link party

I have loved getting to see such wonderful parties and ideas each month at my "It's a Celebration" link party. You guys are amazing! But I have finally come to the conclusion that I need to simplify life a bit. With another baby on the way (#5) and wanting to be spend the energy I have on making memories with my family, it's been a challenge to keep up with this little blog lately. So I have decided to cancel the link party, at least for the time being. Again, I have been so truly inspired by so many of you. Thank you for participating and sharing your incredible talents!
As far as the blog goes, I will still post but I am going to stop feeling guilty about the frequency of the posts. I have a number of parties, cakes and ideas to share and I hope to get around to them soon. I also hope if you have enjoyed my blog in the past that you'll stick around and check out any future content, it may not be frequent but it will be FUN!

Now it's time to feature some fantastic ideas that were shared at the link party in March!


The Creative Vault made these adorable Shaun the Sheep cupcakes for her daughters birthday party. I bet she was one happy girl! She makes it looks so simple, check out her tutorial here.



Confessions of a Project-a-holic shared this crazy cute Zebra and Pink Baby Shower. (I wouldn't mind if someone threw me this shower, just sayin.) She made this cute diaper cake and the amazing real cake. I am loving the pink and zebra baby clothes hung as decorations. Great party, I love how you really carried the theme all the way through the party!


The Sweet Swiper is super talented when it comes to desserts and I love this Rainbow Oreo Pop. Rainbows are so popular right now, not just for St. Paddy's but for birthday parties too.

Delightful Daffodils, Daffodil Pops, Marshmallow Daffodils, Marshmallow Daffodil Pops, Edible Daffodils, Marshmallow Pops, Marshmallows, Yellow Candy Melts, Yellow Sugar Crystals, Yellow Cupcake Liners, Lollipop Sticks, Spring, Daffodils

Carrot Patch Dirt Cups, Candy Carrots, Carrot Dessert, Chocolate Pudding, Sandwich Cookies, Cookie Crumbs, Rainbow Twizzlers, Spring, Easter, Easy Recipe, Dessert, Treat, Snack, Kids, Party, Entertaining

The Seven Year Cottage is another of my favorite blogs for seriously creative and beautiful treats. These Delightful Daffodils are made with marshmallows and cupcake lines, I would love to receive this bouquet! Also, check out her Carrot Patch Dirt Cups. My kids would love these! Super creative ideas, check her out!


Friday, March 30, 2012

A "little" announcement and Free Girl Baby Shower Printables from Green Apple Paperie

I know there has been a lack of posting the last couple of months. But I've been busy with a "little" project...BABY #5. We found out recently that our sweet little one is a GIRL! Yay!
In honor of my newest bundle of joy, I knew I had to share these adorable Baby Girl Shower printable from Green Apple Paperie.

I love the whole package of printables. I can just imagine a whole shower using stripes and a hot pink onsie as inspiration for all of the decorations.



You can download the full set here.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

St Patrick's Day Roundup-free printables

Every year on St Patrick's Day I make a green dinner for my family. I always have fun putting together an all green and white table, dinner and dessert. Starting last year I surprised the kids with some fun green treats at breakfast. I loved searching for fun, cheap, green things that would excite them. The older kids got green frisbees, candy, gum, pop and bubbles. The baby got green baby food and a new green sippy cup!



I loved how surprised they were and I want to do it again but I've had a hard time finding different green items this year. I've searched the internet, Pinterest and my favorite blogs for some great inspiration. I thought I would share some of my favorite ideas for treats, gifts and free printables.


You can get this free "Kiss me I'm Irish" printable tag at Brown Paper Packages. This might make a fun hubby gift too. Maybe the start of a green themed date? Love how Kierste inked the edge of the tag and backed it with such cute cardstock.

This is the St Patrick's subway art I choose to put up in my home this year. I love the sentiments and fonts! Go to It Works for Bobbi! and become a follower and you can download it for free.

it is what it is has an adorable idea for rainbow themed St. Patrick's Day treats. (This is what I am doing for my kiddos!) Check out it is what it is for the free printable topper!

green food ideas
I adore this St. Patrick's Day breakfast idea because it's super simple and super cute. I am planning on incorporating this with the previous idea (rainbow theme for breakfast)! Check out thoughtfully simple for additional pictures and a free printable.

St. Patricks Day Free Party Printables
This is my favorite free St. Patricks day printable collection! Such fun designs and options. You can download these at Living Locurto, designed by Rebekah from A Blissful Nest!

One of my newest favorite blogs The Dating Divas has a great idea for telling your spouse or kids how lucky you are to have them in your life. Such a thoughtful gift! Free printables available at The Dating Diva's.

I love this Leprechaun Crunch recipe from Itsy Bitsy Paper! What a fun and unique treat! I also love that you could substitute any green candies or sprinkles you have hanging around home!.

I love mint and chocolate and I'm having a serious craving for this Sugar Free Shamrock Shake from A Night Owl. I'm always on the lookout for sugar free treats since we have family members who are diabetic! Don't forget the green stripey straw-simply adorable!

Shamrock Paint Chip Banner
I love this paint chip banner by A Little Something in the Meantime. Love the different hues of green and super cheap too!

Fit Stylish Crafty and Happy has a super healthy, super easy, super yummy green fruit kabob. I have made a green fruit salad before but I think these green fruit kabobs may show up at our St. Patrick's Day Dinner!

While on the topic of fruit, don't you love this rainbow of fruit with banana and marshmallow clouds. I was thinking I might use my favorite fruit dip for clouds. Either way, totally yummy and nutritious! Check out more kids party ideas at Gluesticks, Gluesticks.

St. Patricks Day Oreos
See Vanessa Craft gave me an idea that I want to do for the ladies I visit every month. You see, I'm kinda famous for my chocolate dipped Oreos (not really, but let's pretend). I love this printable tag and the chocolate dipped Oreos that go along with it.

Simple as That shows how to make a Clover Leaf Lei. Great idea for keeping the kid's entertained. St. Paddy's is on a Saturday this year!

Hope these awesome bloggers inspire you too! Check them out and Luck O' The Irish To Ya!



Monday, March 5, 2012

It's A Celebration Link Party - March 2012

How did it get to be March 5th? Wow, time is flying by and there's so much greatness to share! Here are a few of my favorite ideas shared at last months link party!

The first feature is from Melissa from The Joys of Homeschooling. She shared this adorable homeschooling Valentine's Day party. Love the recycled heart crayons and super impressed that she stuck to a $10 budget! WOW! Check our The Joys of Homeschooling for the budget breakdown!


The second feature are these Oreo Ladybugs from The Sweet Swiper. You may have noticed me feature some of her creations before. She has some wonderful (and yummy) looking creations, check all of them out. These just make me want Spring to come and STAY!


I don't usually feature one blogger twice in a month but Melisa from Joys of Homeschooling also shared her Superbowl party and I thought it had some great inspiration, not only for football parties but for sports parties in general. Check out these cute crete paper pom poms.


If you were featured, please pick up my Featured Button on the sidebar!
OK, let's get March's link party started!

I want you to share with us your best parties, tablescapes, cakes, favors, invitations, decorations, gifts, homemade cards or fun gift wrap ideas. The party will be open for the entire month!

This is an opportunity for you to share ideas, get inspired and make new friends who share your same love of parties!

Link Party Rules:
1.ANYTHING related to parties as long as you haven't linked it up with me before and you aren't selling something!
2. Grab my Link Party Button (see the sidebar) and put it somewhere on the post you're linking up. (A text link is fine too.)
3. Click on the link below and submit your best party related posts.
4. Check out at least 2 other links and leave some kind words, we all love to get comments!
5. Please become of follower of mine (see right sidebar to subscribe using google friend, a blog reader or by email) because you will want to see which ideas I feature as MY FAVORITES the following month, it maybe yours! (Also, I will follow you back, so we both win.)
When you submit your link, you are giving me permission to feature any part of your post including photos in a feature on Inspiration for Celebration. I will give you proper credit with links to your blog!



My Memories Winner


Oh dear, in all the craziness of life I forgot to post the winner of the My Memories giveaway! (Don't worry I did notify the winner :)
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hershey Nugget Valentine Mailboxes

My super cute friend sent me this adorable idea from Gigi's Creative Designs. How cute are these Hershey Nugget Valentine Boxes!

Go to Gigi's Creative Designs to get the instructions for making these"sweet" mini mailboxes! Also don't forget you have one more day to enter to win the free My Memories Scrapbook Software! Go here to find out how to enter. Someone is going to win, it might as well be YOU!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's A Celebration Link Party - February 2012

In case you missed it I wanted to remind you to go here to enter to win a free copy of a really awesome, really easy to use and very versatile Digital Scrapbooking program called, My Memories. Check out these Valentine's Day Party Circles I made using the program. You can also get these free when you enter to win My Memories.

Now, I can't wait to feature some really fun links from last months "It's a Celebration" link party!

First up, are these adorable penguin Oreo Pops from Sweet Swiper. These caught my eye because my 4 year old informed me he wants a penguin party this year. WHAT? Not exactly what I had in mind. (I think it's because we recently rented Mr Poppper's Penguins.) The second reason I fell in love with these is that I love when people use creative bases for pops. These are football shaped Oreos! So if you think you want to make these you'll want to pick up a couple of packages of football shaped Oreos before the Superbowl is over. Check out the details on Kirsten's blog, Sweet Swiper.


Michelle Paige shared her 11 year old daughter's fun Blinged Out Bowling Bash. I love the tablescape, the bowling ball cake pops and the monogrammed shirts she made for each girl. So CUTE! Adding the bling to this bowling bash really made it unique and special-perfect for an 11 year old! Check out all of the details on Michelle's Blog.




Homespun With Love shared such a simple way to get just the perfect cocktail napkins, without breaking the bank. I adore this idea and love that it could be incorporated into ANY party theme! Rubber stamping your basic napkin will really add some personality to your celebration! Go to Homespun With Love for more details!



If you were featured, please pick up my Featured Button on the sidebar! Thank you to each of you who take the time to share at my "It's a Celebration" link party each month! It means more to me than you know! I had so many great submissions this month, I will be featuring several others later this month! So stay tuned!

OK, let's get February's link party started!

I want you to share with us your best parties, tablescapes, cakes, favors, invitations, decorations, gifts, homemade cards or fun gift wrap ideas. The party will be open for the entire month!

This is an opportunity for you to share ideas, get inspired and make new friends who share your same love of parties!

Link Party Rules:
1.ANYTHING related to parties as long as you haven't linked it up with me before and you aren't selling something!
2. Grab my Link Party Button (see the sidebar) and put it somewhere on the post you're linking up. (A text link is fine too.)
3. Click on the link below and submit your best party related posts.
4. Check out at least 2 other links and leave some kind words, we all love to get comments!
5. Please become of follower of mine (see right sidebar to subscribe using google friend, a blog reader or by email) because you will want to see which ideas I feature as MY FAVORITES the following month, it maybe yours! (Also, I will follow you back, so we both win.)
When you submit your link, you are giving me permission to feature any part of your post including photos in a feature on Inspiration for Celebration. I will give you proper credit with links to your blog!