If You Give a Teacher a Cookie – Back to School Gift

First Day of School Teacher Gift - If You Give a Teacher a Cookie (with printable)

  Now that my son is in middle school (big sigh) he has a lot of teachers.  Seven of them to be exact, plus a great school counselor.  Sadly, I didn't buy enough Ball Jars for our First Day of School gifts for all of them (plus my daughter's) so we had to come up with another gift idea as well.  And I just thought this one was perfect.  Who doesn't love cookies, right?  (And these cookies were amazing!)  They are Root Beer Float Cookies (that we'll post later this week.) We … [Continue reading...]

“Cannot Wait to Have a Ball This Year” Teacher Gift

Back to School Teacher Gift with printable

Are you counting down the days until school starts?  My kids are.  They are so excited to start the new school year.  (How are they related to me???)  My son is going into middle school.  Middle school!  How did that happen?!?! We're big believers in letting the teachers know they are appreciated.  And the beginning of school is the perfect time to start.  And aren't these perfect! I found these blue Ball jars that I immediately fell in love with.  I wish I could can jelly in … [Continue reading...]

Homework for the Teacher

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Isn’t part of the whole gift giving thing getting the person something that they would like?  I mean, I get the whole it’s the thought that counts, but if you give a person a Snickers bar and they’re allergic to peanuts, will they like it?  Sure.  Will they go home and give it to their […]

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Pina Colada Popsicles

Pina Colada Popsicles with Homemade Coconut Milk

It’s Secret Recipe Club reveal day today.  Yeah!  I love this day.  Even though we’re scrambling around trying to pack in as much summer fun as we can into the last few weeks.  But this month was a piece of cake.  As soon as I received my blog assignment last month I went over to […]

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Weekend Funnies – Going Back to Work

Back to School teacher Humor

I’m not sure how many more days of summer we have until school starts (and I have to go back to work.)  I refuse to look at a calendar or even think about it yet.  (Denial is a powerful thing.)  So here are some funnies for you.  If you don’t work in a school, you […]

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Homemade Zotz Fizzy Candy

Homemade Zotz Fizzy Candy

My daughter and her friends love Zotz Fizzy Candy.  I mean, love them.  Have you heard of Zotz? Zotz Fizzy Candy is a hard candy with a sour, fizzy powder on the inside.  The powder is “activated” by saliva (liquid) so when you are sucking on the candy, it all of a sudden fizzes and […]

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Campfire Roasted Starburst Candies

Campfire Roasted Starburst Candy

Did you read the title and think “what the heck?”  If you did, you’re not alone.  When I first heard of roasting Starburst candies over the campfire I was pretty skeptical.  Number one, there’s no chocolate so that usually rules me out.  And number two, what the heck?  How would that even work???  But when […]

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S’mores Ice Cream (Aka: Copycat Dairy Queen S’mores Blizzard)

S'mores Ice Cream or Copycat Dairy Queen S'mores Blizzard

Just hearing the word s’mores makes you think of summer, right?  It does for us.  And it also means it’s S’more Blizzard time at Dairy Queen.  My kids love them and ask to go there a lot.  Unfortunately, I’m a tight wad and won’t take them there very often.  So what do we do?  We […]

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Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake is one of my all time favorite desserts.  We have a restaurant here, The Cheesecake Factory, that I love to go to for dessert.  They have a ton of different varieties of cheesecake.  So many that it’s almost too hard to choose which one to order.  It’s an indulgence I don’t do too often, […]

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Campfire Burritos

Campfire Burritos

One of the things I’ve learned over the years is that camping can be a ton of work!  But there are a lot of things that you can do beforehand to make time out there with your family or friends more relaxing.  One of the things we do beforehand is lots of food prep.  I’m […]

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