May 31, 2010

choc aulait

I whipped up a teacher gift this week for youngest...

It all started with a gorgeous package of bon bons at our local TLC Gift Shoppe.  I was getting a charm for our Team Mom for youngest's baseball team and saw this for his teacher and it started me on my quest for her end of school year gift ensemble.  If you can see the tag on the chocolates it says...Choc Aulait and it reminded me of a set of coffee trunks I got on clearance at Kirklands.  I made her a little tag for the gift handle that reads...We like you Aulait!
The other night the guys came home with Subway drinks and sandwiches in this cute little 4 pack that looked easy to embellish.  I cut small strips of scapbook paper and got my fav. can of spray glue and had my packaging..

I had already found these cute sets of 2 pk cup holders at $1 Tree and I popped into Starbucks for a gift card that said Thank You.  I asked for a cup and straw when I got the gift card ...I used green easter grass paper scrunchie...I even tucked it into the cup with the gift card.

I asked the teacher to pop in as she was leaving school Friday and she was delighted to receive her token of our appreciation.

I'm so thankful for wonderful teachers that enrich the lives of my children!!  Sad that our district is cutting teaching staff for next year all over the district.
xox, DeniseMarie

Linking in at:
 Sundaes Scoop at I heart naptime
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Blue Monday with Smiling Sally
3 or more Tuesday at the Gypsy's Corner
Gratitude Wednesday at Heart and Home
Workin' with Wednesday at Me and My Bucket


  1. As a retired teacher, I can tell you that this gift would be much appreciated! Happy Blue Monday, Denise Marie.

  2. Oh my those are pretty!! Happy weekdays!

    BM-Memorial day

  3. What a neat gift and nice gesture on your part. I am sure the teachers appreciate your kindness.

  4. I bet the teacher appreciated her gift. It's always nice to be remembered and appreciated. Teachers have such an important job to do and I wish they'd get paid more money in return.

    I hope you all had a nice Memorial Day today!

  5. That's such a cute and creative gift. When I was teaching I was always appreciative of the gifts I received, but they were never as fun & creative as this one!

  6. I bet she loved it! So nice to be appreciated. You have a good eye.

  7. Love this idea! I'm going to have to borrow it for my daughter's teacher. As a teacher, I know I would love this gift! Thanks for the idea.

    In our district in California we didn't want anyone to lose a job so we voted to decrease our number of days. Big cut in pay, but I would hate to lose all the newer teachers we've got. Here's hoping things pick up for school districts nationwide this next year.

  8. I really love how you fixed that gift. The cup and straw idea was brilliant!!!

  9. Hi DeniseMarie,
    That is a cute idea for a gift presentation, I know the teacher must have felt very appreciated when she received it! It is sad and disheartening that so many of our educators are losing their jobs in this economy. What would we do without our wonderful school teachers?
    Thanks for linking to Wednesday Gratitude! Have a great week.
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  10. That is adorable! You are so creative!


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