Easy End of Year Teacher Gift – FREE Printable!

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 I recently asked my Facebook fans what their favorite, affordable mascara was.

This Maybelline mascara was by far the most mentioned!

And it is only $3.99!!!!

As I pondered an easy and inexpensive End of Year Teacher Gift, I thought who doesn’t love getting new make-up?

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DONE.

**Click HERE for your FREE Printable End of Year Teacher Gift Tag**

Happy End of Year Teacher Gift-ing!

*For more great End of Year Teacher Gift Ideas go HERE.*

Easy End of Year Student Gift – FREE Printable!

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We thought it would be fun for the Happy Buddy to hand out a little gift to all his preschool friends before everyone splits for the summer.

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I found a bunch of these bright-colored Frisbees in the Target Dollar Spot.

Slap on the FREE Printable tag (see below) and you’re all set.

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Last day is Friday!

**Click HERE for your FREE Printable End of Year Student Gift Tag**

Happy End of Year Student Gift-ing! :-)

*For more easy and fun End of Year Student Gift ideas go HERE.*

Candy Gram for the Graduate

Our pastor’s daughter graduated from high school last night!

We are all so proud of her and the beautiful, godly, radiant young woman she has become.

While she was out walking down the aisle in her cap and gown, we thought she might appreciate a little surprise waiting at her front door when she got home.candy gram for graduate - so cute and fun!

I got all of my candy, the poster board, and some double-sided tape at Walgreen’s.

Do you know any graduates that might like a Candy Gram?

Happy Candy Gram for the Graduate-ing! :-)

Gift Card Bouquet for the Teacher

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I saw this idea over at Family Fun a few years ago and have always had the itch to make one myself!

As I mentioned HERE, teachers really love getting gift cards more than anything else (especially more than crayon monograms or mugs).  If you don’t believe me, you should check out THIS POST – it’s pretty hilarious. :-)

teacher gift3I emailed all of the mommies in the Happy Buddy’s preschool class and asked if they could send in 2 gift cards of any amount (1 for the teacher and 1 for the teacher’s assistant.  They happen to be a mother-in-law/daughter-in-law duo so they share the same name!).  I gave them some suggestions of our teachers’ favorite places – restaurants, stores, etc. – in case they wanted to cater the gift cards to their personal tastes.

I also printed these cute flowers (from HERE – found under the May 2013 issue) and sent them home with the students to decorate.

teacher gift2Once the gift cards and flowers were returned, I set to work!

I painted 2 terra cotta pots that I picked up at JoAnn’s in a pretty blue.

After they dried, my super awesome friend who has a Silhouette machine helped me add the teachers’ names and some adorable little polka dots.  Good gracious, do any of y’all own a Silhouette machine???  Oh my word, my life has changed!!!

teacher gift4A little ribbon around the top of the pot was just what we needed for a little extra pop!

I stuck a styrofoam ball in the pot, drizzled hot glue on top and then covered it with leftover Easter grass.

teacher gift5For the flowers, I stuck them to lollipop sticks (cut to different lengths) and added the gift cards with tape.

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It was really easy once I had all the pieces that I needed to put it together.teacher gift1

If you have time, this is a really great gift idea that is SURE to be a winner with your Happy Buddy’s teacher.

Happy Gift Card Bouquet-ing! :-)

Last Day of School Countdown

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Do you remember the Back to School Bus Countdown we did at the beginning of the year?

Well, Friday is the last day of school for the Happy Buddy!

This little countdown popped into my head early this morning.  It came together really fast and was so easy.

last day of school countdown4I made a little sign.

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last day of school countdownEach day we will remove a balloon and celebrate one day closer to summer fun. :-)

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End of Year Gift Idea – FREE Printable!

Flip Flop End of the Year Gift Idea - soooo cute!  Who doesn't love getting a new pair of flip flops?!

Anyone else love a good pair of flip flops?

I know I do.

Can’t have enough of ‘em!

flip flops1For our last MOM meeting at our church, we thought we’d splurge and get each precious mommy in attendance a pair of Old Navy flip flops to help them get ready for the summer season.

flip flopsI was able to get the Old Navy flip flops for $2.50 each – a total steal.

Their flip flops are really great quality – amen???

flip flops4With the addition of a cute tag – we thought they turned out super fun.

These would make excellent and inexpensive gifts for your child’s teacher, your mommy friends, your daughter’s girlfriends, the gal who drives the bus, your pastor’s wife…  Anyone!

You could even add a gift card for a pedicure if you want to glam it up a notch. :-)

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Happy End of the Year Gift-ing! :-)

*Check out THIS GREAT POST featuring fun Flip Flop Crafts and Snacks for Summer!*

Fun Ways to Celebrate the Last Day of School

last day of school traditions - such cute and easy ways to make the last day extra special for your kids!School around these parts ends NEXT WEEK.

How can it be?!

I think we need to do a little celebrating…

Here are some fun tradition ideas to make the last day of school A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

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Remember those adorable FREE Printable First Day of School signs I posted about at the beginning of the year?

Chickabug created a set for the Last Day too!

Snap a shot of your Happy Buddy holding the sign in the same position as the photo you took back in September.  How fun to watch them grow!

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Crayon Wishes and Popsicle Dreams created this Hello Whatever Grade Your Happy Buddy Is Going Into FREE Printable to stick in a fun after school snack.

What’s even more fun is that she also created a set to stick in your Happy Buddy’s breakfast treat that say ‘Goodbye Preschool’ or whatever grade was just completed.

Say Goodbye at breakfast and Hello after school!

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I am LOVING this surprise Summer Garage Banner created by The Frakers’ Acres.

You can find more Welcome to Summer Banner inspirations HERE and HERE.

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I also thought this Last Day of School Welcome Home Decoration from Kat’s Credence was incredibly do-able!

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How great is this Last Day Candy Gram from Madsen’s Memories?

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Do you have girls?  They will love this cute End of School Year Glitter Toes Tradition from Tatertots and Jello.

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Yup.  This is happening this year.

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Make one of these super simple Autograph T-Shirt Pillows from Family Fun for your Happy Buddies to get all of their classmates to sign.

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I also liked this Have Everyone Sign a Beach Ball on the Last Day idea from Adventures of Room 129.

The ball reads, “We had a BALL in 2nd grade!”

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Grab a plain T-Shirt and some puffy paint to create Last Day of School Shirts for your Happy Buddies to sport all day long.

Send him/her with a bunch of Sharpies and get his classmates to autograph his tee!

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Every year My Crazy Little Projects puts together a Summer Fun Kit filled with all the summer essentials (like new flipflops, sunglasses, bubbles, etc.) for her Happy Buddies to receive upon returning home from the last day of school.

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What a FABULOUS idea from Crafty Mischief!

Line up a few brand new hula hoops with this cute sign and everyone’s sure to be smilin’.

I think this idea would also be fun to do as a family for someone else.  Sneak by another Happy Home’s garage and drop off this happy surprise for them to find when they get home from school!

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Rock the car pick-up line with this Decorated Last Day of School Party Vehicle.

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This is the simplest way to bring a little magic to your Happy Buddy’s last day – a Last Day of School Lunch Bag.

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Bake a batch of happy-looking cupcakes like Pink Lemonade Boutique and write each student’s name on one!

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And, finally, your Happy Buddies will NEVER FORGET it if you let them have a Last Day of School Shaving Cream Fight like Miss Zippy. :-)

Or why not greet them at the bus stop with a bunch of water guns or water balloons?  Take no prisoners!

Your Happy Buddies deserve it after all their hard work. :-)

Happy Last Day of School-ing!