Homemade Gift Ideas for Teachers

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About half of all my friends are teachers, and I am amazed at the way they give their hearts into going beyond just the classroom hours and truly giving their all so they can make a difference in the lives of their students!

Most of them work late at night and on weekends to grade papers, create lesson plans, and write encouraging notes to their students.

It’s amazing to me how much time they pour into their job and how they see it not just as a job, but as a mission. To me, teachers truly have the opportunity to make a difference!

So with back to school happening now, I wanted to share homemade gift ideas for teachers.

After brainstorming homemade gift ideas, I purchased some Sharpies and Uni-Ball pens at Office Depot, as well as a pack of flour sack kitchen towels in order to create DIY custom quote kitchen towels for one of my teacher friends. And today I’m sharing the tutorial! [Read more...]

Care Package Ideas

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If you read my post the other week about my college dorm checklist, you got a little taste of my college experience (and in that post I completely forgot to mention how much I love Target)!

One thing I didn’t mention is that when I was in college, my beautiful sister Elly was always so good about sending me sweet packages. She’d go out of her way to buy things she knew I’d love based on a cute theme, and write me the most encouraging note along with it. I always appreciated that because it was a great reminder that she was thinking of me and praying for me, even when we were hundreds of miles apart.

This week begins Elly’s senior year of college, so I wanted to send her a “good luck with senior year” package! The only problem is, I was having trouble brainstorming good care package ideas. I was trying to think of care package ideas specific to her.

Then I remembered that lately, she has gotten into a big health kick, part of which means all she’ll drink is water, smoothies, and tea. So I went to Target and bought a box of Bigelow tea for her (here’s links to their Facebook and Twitter). [Read more...]

Neutrogena Makeup

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Have ya’ll ever been to Nashville? I’ve always wanted to visit there! A few years ago, Hudson and I got into the tv show “Nashville” staring Hayden Panettiere, and since then it’s been on my must-see cities bucket list! If only it weren’t 10 hours away. I know a few of you readers live there…jealous!

When watching the show, I remember seeing these “All Day Beauty” makeup videos from Hayden (yes, we are on a first name basis).

I wanted to replicate Hayden’s look, so I went to Target and bought some of the Neutrogena makeup she referenced in the videos:

  • Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup
  • Shine Control Powder
  • Healthy Volume® Mascara
  • Nourishing Eyeliner
  • MoistureSmooth Color Stick

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