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Boys Baseball Party Invitation and Party Favor Ideas

My friend, Victoria, had a pool party for her son and did a baseball theme. She got these customized invites from Vista Print for about $13 and put together these adorable party favors which include treats you might get at a baseball game. Cute, huh?

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Paying It Forward With Shampoo? Yes.

On the hunt for simple ways to pay it forward? Here’s one thing you can do that costs nothing but makes a difference in someone’s life. Take hotel, travel-size shampoo/conditioner and soaps to the homeless shelter. When we stay at a hotel, we bring our own soap and I collect the hotel shampoo and soaps […]

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Father’s Day Gift Idea #3 + Free Printable

Another affordable and memorable Father’s Day gift idea is to interview your child about their father and record their comments on paper. If your child is in school or preschool, at some point they may have come home with a list of questions and answers about mom or dad. And if they have – you know […]

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Here’s How That Free Notepad Turned Out

I only showed you the proof before, but I thought  you might want to see what the finished gift looked like.  This is the notepad I got for free (well, actually I paid $4.59 for shipping). But it turned out GREAT if I do say so myself. And, more importantly, she loved it.   A winner! […]

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7 Days of Teacher Gift Ideas

Day 7 - If you are looking for a no-cost teacher gift with real impact, here it is…write a letter. Write a letter to your teacher expressing your gratitude and explaining the way your child benefited from being in the teacher’s class. And then make sure you send a copy to the principal, so it becomes […]

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7 Days of Teacher Gifts: Day 6

I am fortunate to have a lot of teachers in my life. So when I asked my friend Ginger about her favorite teacher gifts, she mentioned that one year she got a really nice beach towel with a clip to fasten it to a chair. I really like the beach towel idea. And, if you […]

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7 Days of Teacher Gifts: Day 5

This is a post from last year.  It’s recycled. Give a potted plant and have your child help you make it. This can be done on a budget and still produce a nice gift.  (Typically, this is something I end up doing by myself at about 10:00 PM the night before the last day of […]

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7 Days of Teacher Gift Ideas: Day 4

One teacher with whom I spoke suggested home-made bookmarks. Most teachers read a lot, and those who don’t are always grading and sorting papers, so bookmarks are handy. You can simply have your child draw a picture or write a message on a piece of card stock the size of a bookmark. Or if you […]

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7 Days of Teacher Gift Ideas: Day 3

Need a fantastic teacher gift for under $5? Do I have one for you. I have to tell you that e-mail spam led me to this affordable teacher gift idea. (I can’t believe I am going to reward spam this way, but I can’t help it.) A while back, I bought business cards from Vista […]

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7 Days of Teacher Gift Ideas: Day 2

I’ve been talking to teachers and moms about end of year gift ideas and one thing I heard over and over is how much teachers like gift certificates – even in small amounts – to the places they frequent. So if you are looking for a fantastic way to present multiple gift cards to a […]

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