Saturday, June 6, 2015

End of Year Teacher Gifts: Six Gifts for $14

As summer is approaching, the school year is ending.  You've spent out on spring pictures, yearbooks, possibly graduation supplies, and a list of other things.  Do you really need to buy anything else?  If you are like me, you become guilt ridden and cannot bear the thought of not providing some type of end of year teacher appreciation gift.  After all, these teachers have seen our children more during the past ten months than we have.  Shouldn't we show them how much we appreciate them and all their hard work and dedication? 

So how do you do this without breaking in to the vacation fund?  Especially if you have more than one child, and they have more than one teacher?   I've been trying to master this for the past five years and I have done fairly well.  This year I am really pleased with what I put together. 

We have five teachers to buy for, and a birthday party this weekend.  I have been pinning through Pinterest the past few days and came across a really cute idea titled "Thank you for a picture perfect year."  So, off to the Dollar Tree I went.  Here's what I bought:

3, Two Packs of Popcorn containers
2, Three Packs of Gift Bags
2, Three Packs of Popcorn
Total:  $7.00

Then, I went to the grocery store and purchased:

1, Six Pack of Mini Coca Cola Bottles
6, Packs of M&M's
Total:  $7.00

I wrote on the gift bags "Have a Picture Perfect Summer".  Five teachers and one friend's birthday complete!  I did pick up three more items from the Dollar Tree to go with the friend's birthday, making the total $17 for 6 gifts!!  That's a score in my book.  Here's the photos:



Until next time,

Amy~The Dixie Diva

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy 2015!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years!  Are we ready to tackle the new year with some new projects?  I hope this is my year to get my groove and get some crafty things accomplished.  This past year, I did take a lot of photos of different projects, I just wasn't able to get blogs updated with them.  After the birth of my daughter and loss of my job, my world was flipped upside down to say the least.  I decided to go back to school and that took up a lot of my time. 

Thankfully the craft bug got me right before Christmas and I started some new projects.  I had a friend ask if I cold make boot cuffs and I had no clue.  Of course I said I would try to figure them out.  And I did.  I will post on that at a later date.  For now, I wanted to check in and tell you all Hi from the dirty south and wish you all a wonderful New Year!

Until next time,

Amy~The Dixie Diva