10 Fabulous Homemade Gifts For Teachers and School Staff!

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Our children’s teachers are not just educators. They are a part of our kids’ daily lives and a part of their hearts.  In fact, for many people, their kids see more of their teacher on any given day than they do their parents! For all their hard work, their patience, their devotion and personal and monetary contributions, teachers deserve recognition and appreciation from all of us. However, The holidays can be a difficult time of year for many parents. For us, with 4 kids in school and an already tight budget, it’s hard to find an appropriately appreciative gift that also fits our monetary constraints. Therefore, we often make gifts for our teachers. Here is a list of the best homemade gifts for teachers and school staff!

Book Page Apple

I love this idea from HymnsAndVerses.com. If you can find out the favorite book of your childs’ teacher you can order it used for only a few dollars. Or you can simply go the thrift store and pick up a book for a dollar or two! Bam! You spent less than $5 for a gift that shows a love for reading and for the teacher who taught you how!

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Excuses, Excuses

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We all have flaws. And we all find certain characteristics to be weaknesses in other people.  Lately, however, there is a trend toward taking these flaws and turning them around so that they indicate a strength. What?! Bad habits are just that, BAD, and we need to stop making excuses for them.

For Example, just yesterday I saw a headline entitled “People Who Are Always Late Are More Successful and Creative.” First off, I’m pretty sure this was written by someone who is never on time as a comeback to all his friends who are sick and tired of waiting on his A$$.

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Display Your Family Beautifully With Canvas On Demand

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I don’t know about you, but family photos are a huge part of my decorating motif! I love to see the smiling faces of my children throughout my home. This can be surprisingly difficult to do, however.  At least, if you want your home to look tasteful. This is why I love to display my favorite photos with Canvas On Demand. And right now you can get a whopping 60% off with this special code USFAM at CanvasOnDemand.com

Trying to pick out frames to match your decor as well the other frames you own, is exhausting, and, I dislike the glare from the glass on traditional frames. Canvas displays, on the other hand, are classy and beautiful to look at. 

Canvas On Demand makes it easy to upload and create beautiful canvas photos! Despite tons of options to make the perfect display, the site is easy to navigate and makes all choices easy!

While canvas is a great way to go when showing off your pictures, it is also a fantastic medium to create your own art! Canvas On Demand has a huge selection of canvas coloring boards! I love our Christmas themed coloring canvas, it is such a wonderful keepsake and a fun way for us to spend quality time as a family! They also make great gifts for the artist in your life!

Canvas On Demand has awesome gifts for everyone on your list and is a great way to get your shopping done early.

From incredible photo-to-canvas art for parents, Coloring Canvas for kids, and customizable photo gifts, including ornaments & more, Canvas On Demand can help with your holiday gift list in just a few clicks!

Don’t forget, for a limited time, they’re offering my readers a whopping 60% off your entire order at Canvas On Demand with code USFAM. Select from canvas prints and more! Valid until 12/12/17. #mycanvasondemand

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Find Your Perfect Sleep With The Nectar Mattress

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I don’t know about you, but sleep often eludes me. I’m not talking about nights when my brain won’t stop, those are awful, but ultimately my own fault. The worst nights for me are when I am exhausted and i simply can’t get comfortable. Nights when I finally fall asleep only to awaken a few hours later due to hip or back pain. With no injuries to speak of, there is only one explanation; our mattress is terrible! This is why I was so happy to have the opportunity to work with Nectar, whose mattress is hailed as having unmatched comfort and support for perfect sleep.

Perfect sleep?! Yes please! In our house of 6 children, the youngest of which is only 8 weeks old, sleep is difficult to come by. Thus, any sleep we actually do get, needs to be great to keep us from being grumpy parents.

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Family By Day, Fright By Night At Elitch Gardens Fright Fest

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When fall is in the air, so are pumpkins, costumes, and ghouls! What better way to enjoy each of these than while screaming on a roller coaster?! Come October, Elitch Gardens Fright Fest brings family friendly fall activities together with amusement park adventure while also giving anyone willing a good fright with haunted houses, lurking demons, and terrifying performances! Plus my readers get an exclusive coupon! Continue reading “Family By Day, Fright By Night At Elitch Gardens Fright Fest”

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Momisms: Real Moms MOM So Hard

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“Mom” life is not glamorous; it’s not Mrs. Cleaver, 50’s perfect….In reality it’s full of “momisms”- those little nuances of motherhood that get moms through the day and prove that they are ‘REAL’ people and not like Caioo’s mom…who all REAL moms want to destroy…

#1 How real moms do dessert…

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