Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Giveaway With Mel!

Yup!  Look familiar?  Some of my wood letters are being featured in a GIVEAWAY over at one of our very favorite blogs MELS KITCHEN CAFE!!!

How cool is that?  Mel is one of our very favorite Bloggers that we've been following for years!  Candace just about died when she met her wonderful Aunt Marilyn when she moved here to Idaho recently and she is pretty amazing too!  So included in these gift boxes are a set of my WISH letters, some of Aunt Marilyn's Sagebrush Soapworks fabulous homemade soaps, Jessica from JessicaBe's Jewelry (one of our local favorite crafters!) and an adorable apron from Mel herself!

Make sure to head over and enter to win one of these babies!  The giveaway runs through this weekend with winners announced at the beginning of next week!  A huge thank you to Mel~she is A.W.E.S.O.M.E!  I got to meet her last week and she is the most kind, down to earth gal!
Best of luck!:)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Door Decorations 2015

Hooray for Teacher Appreciation Week!
We got some really fun doors this year I just had to share with you!
This is our last year in Elementary school~I'm a bit tearful about it, so I took on doing 4 doors to decorate this year!  I know, I'm totally crazy, but I totally love it!
First up is my Ode to Yoda~for our Librarian Mrs. Mortensen.  I just love her!
I always try to personalize my daughter's teacher's door and since they have been learning all about U.S. History and the Constitution, this seemed fitting with Mrs. Webster as the Statue of Liberty.  She's done an AMAZING job teaching our kids about National pride.  We adore her!
This door is for our wonderful Principle Mrs. Gourley.  She has watched over my kiddo from Kindergarten and I'll be forever grateful.  I got my ideas for this door from a couple of differenct chalkboard artists I found on Pinterest totally from 2 amazing shops~make sure to go check them out Chalkboardhouse and Lily & Val!  Very cool stuff!
This door is for our School Safety Officer Mrs. Christianson~she does so much for our school and keeps our kids safe! 

Here are some more of the doors~there were some really great ones this year!
Check out the cute martian!  Look familiar to something I did a few years ago?
I got such a kick out of seeing this!  This is exactly why I post pictures of these doors each year, hopefully to inspire and help others out with what sometimes seems like an overwhelming task.  This made my heart just happy!
My husband asked me how much time I put into my doors and it's several hours honestly.  I am not an over achiever, I am not a mom that has too much time on my hands, I'm a mom who is honestly so grateful for these amazing teachers and people that have such an impact on our kids.  I wish I had a hidden camera to capture the look on these teacher's faces when they see their doors, or even more so when their door isn't decorated.  It's like a kid on Christmas morning.  So if a few hours of my life is given so that they know they are loved....well, that's hardly anything compared to what they give to us.  Now, let me step down off my soap box...:)

Have a great weekend friends!