11.02.2017

100th Day of School Kid Craft



Celebrate the 100th day of school by making a unique work of art using 100 colorful pom poms! For kindergarteners who have just started school the 100th day is a particularly important landmark. As she creates her pom pom art, reflect back on the last half year of school with your child and congratulate her on what she's accomplished.
In addition to helping your child reflect on her past experiences, this activity also offers your child good practice in color recognition and counting to 100.
If you don't happen to have pom poms handy, you can also use any of the following items...cheerios, beans, beads, stickers, punched out paper shapes, buttons, pasta...the list is endless.
For more fun math activities, go to Education.com!

What You Need:

  • Construction paper in any color
  • 100 mini pom poms in assorted colors
  • Glue

What You Do:

  1. Have your child count out 100 pom poms in various colors.
  2. Ask your child to choose a favorite part of school or a favorite thing about school such as a sport, subject, or activity.
  3. Once your child has selected a favorite thing, ask her to think of a simple image that represents it. For example, if your child chose music as her favorite part of school, she might choose a musical note to represent it.
  4. Have your child arrange the pom poms on the construction paper in the shape of the image she chose.
  5. Help your child carefully glue the pom poms onto the paper to complete her picture.
  6. Set aside the pom pom picture to dry completely.
  7. Once it's dry, have your child recount the pom poms in the picture. Are there 100?
Display your pom pom artwork on the wall or refrigerator to commemorate the 100th day of school!

5.06.2017

Teacher Appreciation Week - 2017

Another fun week of Teacher Appreciation has come and gone. Being in the middle of a move hasn't completely put the stop light on my creativity. This week of gifts wasn't as "put together" as I'd like...but in the end, you have to remember, it's the thought that counts!

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--- DAY ONE ---

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Although the winter is gone, it doesn't mean the germs are, 
a massive bottle of hand sanitizer and a small magnetic chalk 
board went into today's bag

--- DAY TWO ---

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A small wooden sign from Target, reads 
"you make me HAPPY" and a set of blank notecards.

--- DAY THREE ---

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A small post-it note pad, coordinating pen and 
light summer scarf went into today's bag

--- DAY FOUR ---

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I finally tried my hand at chalk painting jars, it was rather
fun and I had the slotted lids set aside just for this kind
of a project, they make arranging flowers a breeze.

--- DAY FIVE ---

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 I stole today's theme from the fun pencils, that read
"I like big books and I cannot lie" and 
"Read, Write, Draw and Repeat". I wanted to include
a Barnes and Noble gift card but settled on a Target gift
card, since we don't have a Barnes and Noble near us. 
I thought it'd be fun to include a book or two,
The Aviator's Wife and Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul, 
were the perfect find for $1 each!

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2.13.2017

Valentine Printable Tag



Always on the search for cool teacher gifts, I came across some monogrammed koozies a few months ago and added them to my teacher gift crate of great! Now what to do for Valentine's Day?...

FREE Valentine Printable - You are honestly sweet - www.leroylime.com

It's always hard to bypass all the sweets during Valentine's Day and every holiday, who am I kidding. As I was thinking of putting together a little something for my kiddos teachers, I remembered said koozies and ran to the store for a few bottles of sweet iced tea. 

A gift wouldn't be complete without a tag, so I've taken the guess work out of it all and added one you can print out and use as well! I'm sure your teachers will enjoy a sweet token of love and it's always nice to have something tasty to drink too! This would be sweet on a bottle of honey too, buzz, buzz!


(Click on picture to pull up printable version)

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2.09.2017

Friday Favorites - Week 359 - Farewell

Happy Friday Friends!! 
This crazy weather has a personality complex. Yesterday I was in a tank top working on cleaning up our outside landscaping and today, a blizzard! Welcome to Virginia...

I've enjoying hosting the Friday Favorites Linky Party each week but am going to have to step down from my spot on the team after this week, we've got some major changes happening for our family this year, exciting and crazy and I'm sure there will be more DIY - stay tuned! If you'd like to stay connected to LeroyLime, join me on Instagram, it's my jam. Well IG and coffee...priorities!

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Valentines Day Scavenger Hunt
Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose
Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt from Just Measuring Up

Dawn at LeroyLime chose
Candy Jar and Printable Gift Tag from Gluesticks Blog

Maisy at Becoming Alice chose
3 Self Care Tips from Quirky Inspired

                   Never Fail Hard Boiled Eggs Tips and Ticks | The Hollow Road Blog
Kelly at Under a Texas Sky chose
Never Fail Hard Boiled Eggs from The Hollow Road

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 Sheree at Stage Presents chose 
DIY Die Cut Watercolor Art from Consumer Crafts

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Amy at A Day of Small Things chose
Pantry Makeover from Just measuring up

Penny from Penny's Passion chose
A Baby Is from Paper Seedlings

Jen at Creatively Homemade chose
Conversation Heart Cake Pops from Sugar, Spice, and Family Life

Friday Favorites Light and Savvy Christine at Light and Savvy chose
DIY Denim Ottoman from Pillar Box Blue

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2.02.2017

Friday Favorites - Week 358

Happy Friday Everyone!! Have you all stuffed your eggs yet?? Kidding...I know, I know, wrong holiday BUT it's never too early to start on the next, right? (Plus, I was seeing if you were paying attention-wink, wink) Happy February, is Spring blooming where you are yet or are you still digging out from loads of pretty white stuff? Either way, I hope you have a wonderful month, filled with smiles, crafts, yummy foods and cups of warm coffee shared with friends. Stay thankful and smile!


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       Pineapple Console Table Upcycle
Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose
Pineapple Console Table Upcycle from Pillar Box Blue

Dawn at LeroyLime chose
Paper Wreath from Simple Joys

Maisy at Becoming Alice chose
Ways To Remove Mental Clutter from Homegrown And Healthy

Lisa at Condo Blues and Christine at Light and Savvy chose
Metal Lateral Filing Cabinet Makeover from The Interior Frugalista

             IKEA Moppe Hack Apothecary Cabinet
IKEA Moppe Hack Apothecary Cabinet from The Interior Frugalista

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Sheree at Stage Presents chose
Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipes from Simply Stacie

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Amy at A Day of Small Things chose
Spinach -Potato Breakfast Pizza from Homegrown and Healthy

 
Jen at Creatively Homemade chose
Crochet Flower Bookmark from Annemarie's Haakblog

Easy Crunchy Baked Asparagus recipe
Penny at Penny's Passion chose
Easy Crunchy Baked Asparagus from Keeping It Real

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1.26.2017

Friday Favorites - Week 357

Hello to all you crafty peeps! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we've got a Birthday coming up in our family as well so party planning is in full effect. If you're looking for a few Valentine's Day ideas, check out this Valentine's Pinterest Board, it's filled with all sorts of LOVEly ideas!


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Coffee Tea Lights
Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose
Coffee with Tealights from The Boondocks Blog

Dawn at LeroyLime chose
Bookcase Makeover from Health, Home and Heart

Maisy at Becoming Alice chose
  Caramel Popcorn with Peanuts by The Monday Box

Lisa at Condo Blues chose

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Amy at A Day of Small Things chose
Red Velvet Fudge from The Country Chic Cottage

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Sheree at Stage Presents chose
Mason Jar Vase for Valentine’s Day from the Country Chic Cottage

            This Cilantro Lime Chicken Soup is fresh, healthy and ultra comforting. Full of delicious flavor, it makes for a fabulous lunch or dinner any time of year.
Cilantro Lime Chicken Soup by To Simply Inspire

Sausage Jambalaya - An easy slow cooker meal with just the right mix of hot and spicy!
Penny at Penny's Passion chose
Sausage Jambalaya from Simply Stacie

Jen at Creatively Homemade chose
Space Saving Sliding Spice Rack from Just Measuring Up

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1.19.2017

Friday Favorites - Week 356

Happy Friday y'all!! Anyone else still enjoying their bare homes before pulling out a bit of lovely Valentine decor? I usually have our home decked out by now but have gone into full purge mode throughout our home and have been listing pretty much everything that isn't bolted down, for sale...fingers crossed it goes well! 

I've started watercoloring through a fantastic online course and have fallen in love with a new media! If you follow me on Instagram, then you've seen my progress thus far, if not, here's a little sneak peek.
http://watercolour-workshop.com/ - online watercolour class via Dana Fox - Wonder Forest
Interested in signing up yourself?, check out Dana's Watercolour Workshop, she's just added a few new lessons and your login never expires, so you can learn at your own pace or go back again and again for more practice.

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Banana and Avocado Smoothie
Jerri from Simply Sweet Home chose
Banana and Avocado Smoothie from Claire Justine

Raspberry and Cream Brownie Trifle for Two. This sweet treat is the perfect dessert for a romantic night in or an easy dessert for a chocolate lover. This easy recipe is light but filling with rich brownies and delicious raspberries. Easy Valentine's Day dessert idea!
Penny from Penny's Passion chose
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Jen from Creatively Homemade chose
Birthday Cake Waffles from If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen

               
Maisy from Becoming Alice chose 
Matcha Coconut Smoothie from I Wasn't Expecting That

Dawn from LeroyLime chose
DIY Valentine's Light Decorations from Pillar Box Blue
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Lisa from Condo Blues chose
Homemade Vapor Rub from To Simply Inspire

                   DIY Earring Storage Box
Kelly from Under a Texas Sky
Earring Storage Box from Gluesticks
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