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.*

Adorable Teacher Appreciation Door Idea

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

After church today a friend and I got to work on the Happy Baby’s classroom door.

You know I am a bit passionate about the movie Frozen.

And that Olaf is just so endearing.  Adults Kids love him.

So we went with it. :-)teacher door 3.jpgteacher door 4.jpgteacher door 2.jpg

A simple ribbon border, coffee filter snowflakes, and a hand-drawn Olaf – boom.

Super adorable.

We think the teachers will like it.

Meanwhile my children were getting into all manner of shenanigans in the hallway while we were busy creating.

The Happy Baby has a giant scratch down the side of his face that we are still unsure of its origin.

:-)

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Check out all of my Teacher Appreciation Ideas and FREE Printables HERE.

And if you’re looking for more Door Decorating Inspiration, go HERE.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Door Decorate-ing!

10 Ways to Bless Your Child’s Teacher

The Happy Buddy’s classroom is straight across the hall from my classroom.

His teacher lets me pop in and give him a snuggle whenever I need one.

Already we have been so blessed by her faithfulness to provide a loving, nurturing and Christ-centered environment for our boy!

It’s so important to establish a positive relationship with your child’s teacher.  Not just because they invest a whole heaping ton of their lives in our kids, but also because when we are confident in the teacher, our children will be as well.

And that makes for the foundation of a great school year.

Here are some little ways you and your Happy Buddy can bring a little joy into their teacher’s life in the coming months…BLESS THE TEACHER

Happy Blessing Your Teacher-ing! :-)

*Check out all of my other Teacher Appreciation Ideas by scrolling through HERE.*

Back to School Gift Ideas for the Teacher

20 EASY, Inexpensive and adorable teacher gift ideas for the first day of school! Lots of FREE Printables!!**We start school on Tuesday!  Eek!  Someone stop the clock, puh-lease!**

I would like to try to bring a little something to the Happy Buddy’s teachers on the first day, so I have been searching the Internet for inspiration.

As always, I try to look for budget-friendly, EASY options with some serious cute factor.

Plus, I am a teacher, so I only share the things that I would like to receive! :-)

Here are 20 Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas that really fit the bill. :-)

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A pack of EXTRA gum and this clever FREE Printable tag from Sweet Metel Moments.

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A Little Tipsy knows that teachers can always use a bundle of Sharpies.

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This Lightbulb Post-It Gift is only $1 plus the FREE Printable tag from Landee See, Landee Do.

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A small App Store Gift Card and cleverly adorable tag from Everything Etsy would be just the perfect gift.

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Lil’ Luna crafted up this cheerful Ball Mason Jar Gift and FREE Printable tag.

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Love this Tootsie Roll Gift plus FREE tag at The Taylor House.

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How awesome is this FREE Printable Back to School Checklist tag from Hairy Shoe Fairy?!

Chocolate is ESSENTIAL during the first week back!

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Speaking of chocolate, grab a bag of Flips Chocolate Covered Pretzels (nom nom nom) and slap on this FREE Printable tag from Simply This and That.

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Love this FREE Printable tag to attach to the traditional apple over at Positively Splendid.

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The Crafting Chicks featured this creative USB Charger Gift Idea with FREE Printable.

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Washi Tape and a FREE Printable tag jazzes up a recycled tin can over at SNAP.

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Play Create Grow bundled up some much-needed Dry Erase Markers with a cute tag about the new year.

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You can’t go wrong with a gift of a Notepad.

Check out this inexpensive, note-worthy idea from Three Little Monkeys Studio.

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What a happy little Gum Ball Jar and FREE Printable tag from The Diary of Dave’s Wife!

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Would you believe that Laura Winslow Photography found this cute bag in the Dollar Spot at Target?!  FREE Printable tag included on her blog!

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I liked the design on this Thirst Quenching Tag from Fresh Mommy Blog.

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I can’t think of a teacher (unless he’s a he!) that wouldn’t love getting a little something to spiff up her toe nails for the new year.

Reading Confetti shared this idea and a FREE Printable tag!

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A little gift of Soda might be just the caffeine fix your Happy Buddy’s teacher needs to get through the first week back!

The Diary of Dave’s Wife has the FREE Printable.

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Find out your teacher’s favorite treat and attach this FREE tag from The Crafting Chicks.

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Finally, M&Ms are the perfect gift in the Happy Buddy’s opinion.

Thanks to Katherine Marie for the sweet presentation and idea!

Hopefully I will be back with another cute Back to School Teacher Gift and FREE Printable for you later this week!

Happy Back to School Teacher Gift-ing! :-)

*Find even MORE great Back to School Gift Ideas HERE!*

Cute Teacher Appreciation Door Idea

teacher appreciation doorYesterday afternoon the Happy Hubby took the boys home after church so that I could have a few hours with a friend to decorate the Happy Buddy’s preschool teacher’s classroom door in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week going on right now.

There are mostly boys in the class, so we had to come up with something that would ring true in their little boy hearts.

What better 3-year-old boy theme than trains?

We had so much fun and it turned out so cute I thought I’d share it here in case you want to Pin It for future inspiration.teacher appreciation door1teacher appreciation door2teacher appreciation door3

Are you doing anything for your teachers this week?

Check out all of my Teacher Appreciation Ideas and FREE Printables HERE.

And if you’re looking for more Door Decorating Inspiration, go HERE.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Door Decorate-ing! :-)

8 Great Teacher Appreciation Printables

8 great teacher appreciation printables at happyhomefairy.comWell, I know I said that the best gift you can get a teacher is a gift card.

But, man.  There are some seriously cute ideas out there.

And there are some seriously cute FREE Printables to go with those seriously cute (and easy and inexpensive!) ideas.

So I could not resist!  Here are 8 of my faves…

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Pop into your local grocery store for a small pot of flowers and stick in this cute tag from Landee See, Landee Do.

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I love everything that eighteen25 creates – especially these fun tags for hand soap.

What a useful gift!

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A girl can never have enough shoes or purses, right??

That is why this Tote-lly Terrific Tag to go with a cute new tote (lots of inexpensive bag options at Target!) from Uncommon Designs will be a fabulous choice.

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It’s easy and cheap (think Target Dollar Spot!) to put together a little package of notecards and pencils with this FREE Printable tag from Sweet Metel Moments.

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I have seen this saying before to go with a plate of cookies, but this design from Make Bake Celebrate is definitely my new favorite!

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You can never go wrong with the whole apple for the teacher theme.

This tag from Coton Colors Blog gives it a cute twist.

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Throw some M&Ms in with some popcorn and this cute tag from domesticated lady and boom!  Insta teacher snack.

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And finally, a nail file, some polish and a cute tag from She’s {kinda} Crafty and your teacher will think you’ve really nailed Teacher Appreciation Week.

Which one are you going to do??

Happy Teacher Appreciation Free Printable-ing!

Easy Teacher Appreciation Idea – FREE Printable!

teacher appreciation idea at happyhomefairy.comThe Happy Buddy sure does love him some Dunkin’ Donut Munchkins!

I mean, who doesn’t?!

So I figured Munchkins would be a great little snack to put in the teacher’s lounge at the Happy Buddy’s preschool – in honor of all their hard work.

This idea is so easy – you just need to print the FREE Printable tag (see bottom of post) and then pick up a box of Munchkins.

Bam.  You’re all set.

The teachers will love you.

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I brought these to the school workroom today and later as I headed back through the hall, I overheard a teacher say (after dropping her students off at the library), “I NEED A MUNCHKIN!”

Apparently they are excellent little stress-relievers. :-)

Get your FREE Printable Teacher Appreciation Munchkin Tag HERE.

Happy Munchkin Teacher Appreciate-ing!

Creative Ways to Give Teachers a Gift Card

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*Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10th.*

As much as we might want to score points as the coolest mom in the class by giving our Happy Buddies’ teachers handmade crayon monograms, 7-layer cakes, or pencil bouquets, the reality is that the best thing to get a teacher is…

A gift card.

I don’t like giving gift cards because there is nothing super glamorous about sticking one in an envelope and handing it over.

But when I saw how these amazing bloggers used giving gift cards as an opportunity to get creative, I had to share!

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With all those crazy hours (early morning conferences, late night grading sessions, endless hours of lesson planning…), teachers need their caffeine!

Love this easy and fun way to present a Starbucks gift card from Hi Sugarplum!

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I thought this FREE Printable Starbucks Cup Thank You Teacher Sleeve from Alphamom was way clever.

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The Happy Hubby prefers the taste of Dunkin’ Donuts‘ coffee, so maybe your teacher does as well.

This adorable FREE Printable from Sweet Metel Moments is just what you need.

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Look how Just A Girl gussies up a bookstore gift card (with dollar bin items, I might add!).

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You can make a Gift Card Snow Globe (it’s quite easy!) at The Creative Mama.

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Tatertots and Jello came up with this happy way to give a gift card to Jamba Juice.

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Anyone else a fan of Pei Wei?!

You can find this Asian-inspired gift card ensemble over at 71 toes.

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The Taylor House sure knows how to send a teacher to  the movies!

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Look at this amazing iTunes Giftcard FREE Printable from Alphamom!

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No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you.  That is a Candy Lei with Target Gift Card attached.

How. Awesome. Is. That.

Check out Whipperberry for the how-to.

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Speaking of candy – wouldn’t it be to find a surprise gift card nestled into a jar of M&M’s??

Happy Clippings has this idea AND shares a FREE Printable Teacher M&M Poem (cutest poem EVER) to attach to the jar.

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If I was still teaching, and one of my students gave me a gift card to Target using this great FREE Printable from g*rated, they’d be getting some straight A’s on their next report card.

I’m just sayin’.

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And, finally, I think these hilarious FREE Printables from Chickabug pretty much sum it all up!

You seriously can’t go wrong with any of these ideas.

I guarantee it!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Gift Card-ing! :-)

*You can find all of my other fabulous Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas HERE.*

FREE Printable Fall Hand Sanitizer Gift

Here is a fun FREE Printable for you!

Head on over to Bath & Body Works, pick up a few of their fall-scented pocket hand sanitizers (you can get 5 for $5!), add a glue dot and stick to the FREE Printable tag of your choice!

Hand out to neighbors, teachers, friends, your ladies’ Bible Study, etc.

Click HERE to download the Happy Fall Y’all tag.

Click HERE to download the Orange You Glad It’s Fall tag.

Enjoy!

Happy Hand Sanitizer Gift-ing! :-)

Sunday School Teacher Gift Idea

This is Morgan.

She is the Happy Buddy’s Sunday School teacher.

She serves the 2 year old class every week – faithfully sharing Jesus (and changing diapers!).

She also happens to be the love of the Happy Buddy’s life. :-)

Several weeks ago I was putting the Happy Buddy to bed and I said, “I hope you have the BEST dreams tonight!”

He looked at me with this big goofy grin and said, “Hehe, I hope they’re of Morgan.”

And he’s only 2 years old!!  Good grief, people!  What am I going to do??

Our church gives the Sunday School teachers a break during the summer, so the Happy Buddy and I had to make something for his special lady.

This is what we came up with (inspiration HERE).

We simply used construction paper and crayons and a little bit of tape.

Then we attached a gift card for an ice cream store to the cone part.

It was the perfect little gift as we head into the hot summer months!

She loved it!

And I am not even kidding when I tell you that usually I have to bribe the Happy Buddy with M&M’s to get him to smile for a picture.

But not with Morgan. :-)

I hope this little idea helps you bless your Happy Buddy’s Sunday School teacher!  What a comfort to know that our children are in such loving hands.

Happy Sunday School Teacher Gift-ing! :-)