May 18, 2010

simple gifts...

we were in serious need of simple gifts...but fun...and cute gifts
May is one big month!!
And being we wanted to do some teacher gifts...times 7 makes it...ouch!
don't get me wrong...
we loooove to do gifts...
but we also have caregiver gifts to do with church Friday...{another 5 or so}
and I'm in charge of getting together the group gift for a friend in our mom's group.

let's just hope the wrong items don't end up with the wrong people...
seriously...it wouldn't surprise those that know me if it did happen.


So of course...
Madison wanted to choose something from Trader Joe's...
she knows it is a store that is "far away" from us
{30 minutes away far}
what's better than some sparkling lemonade to bring in summer?
{thanks Tara for the idea per your post here}

with some pampering things included from me...
and supplies for packaging we had around the house...
galvanized tins...I knew they would come in handy
and made the hubby happy that it was not an extra:)

My girls were working on their cards today to go with the gifts...
it was one glue mess to be honest...
and pen stains on shirts from Hayley
but they had fun
and that's all that counts


No matter what you give or how you give it...
to us it's just plain fun and makes you feel good to put a smile on someone's face...
especially when it's your kiddos putting that smile on their face:)

Hoping for some sparkle in your day!



17 comments:

Seizing My Day said...

I love that lemonade! =) You made them look so lovely! we still have three weeks left of school.. or four?!! summer won't you hurry?! ;)

Short Southern Momma said...

What great gifts! They looks fresh and scream summer. Hope your having a wonderful week! xoxo

Darlene said...

Ooooh, cute idea. I've got some teacher gifts to prepare soon. School's out in about 4 weeks. Thanks for the great idea!

Kristin said...

okay...seriously i need a trader's joe in my area...sigh...i *love* those bottles!! absolutely adorable girls, i think clancey needs to come play, she is getting way to boyish and needs a butterfly painted on her face...sigh.. ;0)

hope things are well my friend...

Shannon said...

Your gifts look beautiful, what a great idea to give some lemonade to get ready for summer!

Tish said...

i love that you're teaching them the art of gift giving...i swear it's a talent that only few possess

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Well, who wouldn't love that? Great ideas!

Tara said...

Great idea Martha!! I keep my bottles when I am done with them and fill in my wine rack, I think they are just darling! you did a wonderful job! happy sparkle day to you!

DustyLu said...

I love it! Perfect! Sweet and so generous still. Have a great day! ~lulu

Gina said...

What a lovely idea for a gift: the lemonade bottles with a cute tag. :)

traci said...

those are adorable martha. what a wonderful gift. beats a coffee mug with an apple on it. they will love them. your girls are so cute.

Jacki said...

Absolutely awesome ideas here!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your gifts look perfect!

koralee said...

Oh as a teacher I would be doing one huge happy dance if I received one of those amazingly lovely gifts. So thoughtful. xoxo

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love this idea!! I have the chalkboard part down already...so easy! Thanks for the reminder...our last day of preschool is Tuesday.

Jetta... said...

Love the pics of the girls on the bike. :) I love reading your posts. It makes me so happy!!

You sell Arbonne??? Can I buy from you? I love that stuff! FB me so we can connect. I know we are far away - but I would rather buy from a friend than someone I don't know...

Suzann said...

Truly, that is the BEST gift idea! I'm jotting it down and "borrowing" it.