Friday, February 28, 2014

Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham

I will eat them in the car
I will eat them going far
I will eat these green eggs and ham
Thank you, thank Sam I Am!

What you'll need:
Wilton white chocolate melts
Green M&M's
Spread wax paper on a cookie sheet and lay out pretzels on paper. Add one chocolate melt on top of each pretzel. Stick in 350 degree oven for five minutes. 
 Make sure your assistant doesn't eat all the ingredients.

Immediately remove from the oven and press a green M&M on top of chocolate melt. Put in fridge to harden candy.

That's it. Easy peasy right?

I created this bag topper & packaged them up for my daughter's classroom!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dr. Seuss Day Classroom Treats

 Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on Dr. Seuss's birthday. Across the country, schools, libraries and communities encourage young minds to pick up a book and read! 

 To mark the celebration, I put together these fun treats for my daughters classroom. I attached Dr. Seuss pencils to an adorable blank printable from Lolly Jane and added one of my favorite quotes. Quick & simple, yet sure to be a huge hit!

The more that you read,
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
The more places you'll go.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Penny

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year, I wanted my little gal & I to do something different for her friends! I was so excited when I stumbled across an adorable 'Lucky Penny' printable from Pumpkin Petunia. In just a few minutes, you can create these cute goodies & spread some cheer!

First you'll need to gather your pennies! We busted into our piggy bank & gathered up as many coins as we could. Upon inspection we realized pennies are d-i-r-t-y. Gross! We wanted shiny coins for our project, so we soaked our pennies in ketchup for 5-10 minutes.

After a quick rinse with water, they are brought back to their shiny golden luster. Crazy ~ but it does work!

Next we printed up some of the 'Lucky Penny' printables available HERE. We added a touch of glitter to the shamrocks for some sparkle & attached each coin with a dab of hot glue.

I also hand-stamped a few pennies to send to family!
Everyone can always use an extra little bit of luck right?

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
~Author Unknown

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

DIY Chalkboard Picture Frame

Looking for a unique and homemade Valentine's Day gift?
How about a chalkboard picture frame? Now you can leave love notes for your sweetie all year long!

First you'll need a cute assistant and a wooden picture frame. We picked this one up at Michael's for just $1. I like that it has a large area to write your message!

You'll also need a can of chalkboard spray paint (available at Michael's)

Now get spraying! I applied three coats (allow for drying in between coats)

A few rhinestone added for a sparkling finish touch and that's it!
Quick, easy & your Valentine is sure to love it!

These would also make amazing wedding favors. Attach a piece of chalk with coordinating ribbon and you've got a one-a-kind favor for your guests.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine Lollipops

I love Valentine's Day! A day filled with hearts, mushiness & the best part... lots of chocolate - Yes Please! Last year my lil gal & I decided to create some one of a kind Valentine cards for her class. They were so fun, I wanted to share them again this year!

Chocolate candy melts (we used chocolate & white)
Lollipop sticks
Candy canes
Lollipop bags
Assemble the candy canes & lollipop sticks on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Melt chocolate over a double boiler.

Carefully spoon chocolate into hearts. I twirled the lollipop sticks to make sure they were evenly coated & added some sprinkles. We also made some treats without the sticks.


Add a bag to protect the treats!

For the card I took a picture of her, added a fun Valentine message & printed them on 4x6 photo paper. Using an e-xacto knife, slice above & below the hand, then insert the lollipop stick. Instant cuteness! (The final lollipop version will be in a treat bag)

Happy Valentine's Day!


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