Teacher Gift & IG reCAP

The end of the year quickly snuck up on me. I have a fab Pinterest board with all sorts of fun teacher gift ideas and loved the one of a plant or flower in a chalk painted container with a note, "Thank you for helping me grow!". I bought a bucket that I had all intention of painting but the plant I found wouldn't fit, so I just fancied up the tag a bit, added some sparkle amidst the flower petals and voila, something special for my daughters 2nd grade teacher!

What did you create or gift for your end of year teacher gifts?

and although the blog has been pretty quiet for a bit and will be while I take a little break for maternity leave, I have been keeping quite busy over at my Etsy shop, LeroyLime. Here are just a few of the many orders I've tackled...more to come!


$100 Giftcard Giveaway with Kimberly

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10th Anniversary Gift Idea & Hunt

Can't believe how quickly 10 years can fly by...but it has and my dear hubby has taken me on an Amazing journey in these past 10 years. We've lived in Germany, ND, TX, RI & back to ND...have 3 + beautiful babies (the 4th is due in June)...we've traveled to places beyond my wildest dreams and have 2 adorable yorkies that give away cuddles and unending love through it all!

We've never been traditionalists when it comes to gift giving but this year, I was stumped...how do I show my gratitude for all my prince has blessed our family with?? I went to one of his guy friends and asked for help. Cause hey, we women aren't afraid to ask for directions when we're lost, right?! 
He suggested going traditional and looked up what the 10 year Anniversary gift is,
Tin and Aluminum.

I may or may not have gone a little crazy with the idea but I had fun putting it all together and the hubs had fun searching for all of his gifts!

I started hunting for items that were either in a tin and aluminum container or that were made of metal. A roll of tin foil was perfect for wrapping them all up too. We've never had a fire pit, so that was the BIG and last gift and since summer is finally upon us here in ND, I themed the rest of the gifts with outdoors and things he enjoys.

Catchy clues were attached to each of his 10 gifts, to lead him on his very own treasure hunt!

#1 - Can of Nuts
#2 - Keg of Beer
#3 - Cigar
#4 - Altoids Mints
#5 - Grill Dude Apron and Glove
#6 - Bug Candle
#7 - Metal To-Go Coffee Cup
#8 - Hotdog/Marshmallow Sticks
#9 - Solar Lights
#10 - Fire pit

Here are a few of my favorite clues...

Gift #5, you're 1/2 way there, it's where you put on your underwear  This one is just perfect for the dude who likes to cook our tasty food!

Gift #8, thought these would be fun to use in the cool summer evening sun. These sticks you'll find tucked on the front porch of one neighborly Brady Bunch.

Gift #10, the very last one is hiding in the garage of a new pinner-on. A place where you've gone to enjoy simple things like drinks, cigars and warm bubbly things!

I'd love to hear how you celebrate your Anniversaries!!


Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Last week was teacher appreciation week at my daughter school, so she and I put together a little gift each day of the week for her teacher. I managed to remember to take a pic of two of them at least!

Swedish Fish are my downfall and the perfect little treat to attach a tag saying,
"Thank you for letting me swim in  your school of fish!"

Some Thank You cards, Sharpie markers, Nail Polish and other fun neon supplies
are tucked into this little tin bucket with a note saying,
"Thank you for making us sharpies!"


Organize Your Drawers

With two months left before the baby...I've gone into full nesting mode. Deep cleaning everything in my path, although it's taking me longer since naps are a must a few times a week! 

Here's a photo of the top drawer in my bathroom, a bit chaotic but I repurposed two vintage green cups I had in my craft room for bobby pins & hair ponies, took out items I no longer use and voila, something worth opening daily!

As minuscule as one organized drawer is, if you set your mind to working hard at one room a day (even if the rest of the house isn't up to par) eventually you'll get through it all. Just don't lose steam 1/2 way through. Then when summer finally rolls around, you'll be able to enjoy those warm months outside with your kiddos instead of cooped up inside cleaning and purging! 

Happy organizing!!