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19 Awesome Ways to Show Teacher Appreciation

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

19 Teacher Appreciation Ideas
As you may have guessed by now, we love our teachers and we love letting them know how thankful we are for all the time, energy, and love they put into educating our children! I look forward to Teacher Appreciation Week each year (May 6-10 this year) as a time I can really let them know how we feel (though of course telling them all through the school year is allowed, too!).

Today I’m excited to share with you 19 of our best teacher appreciation ideas – all pulled from the archives of MomAdvice! Some years I have more time and some years less, so there are ideas for gifts that can be created in minutes like Oreo Cookie Biscotti:

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Or if you have more time there are some super special ideas that are guaranteed to knock their socks off like a Rosette Bib Necklace:

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Need a few more ideas…how about 17 more? These are some of the best projects I’ve come up with over the years – and I found them to be a great way to show love to the awesome teachers in our lives!

1. DIY Book Page Flower Bouquet (this year’s teacher appreciation idea!)

2.  Teacher School Supplies Cake

3.  Raise Your Hand If You Mustache a Question Printable & Mustache Mug

4.  Rolled Rosette Pins

5. Light & Fluffy Baked Cake Donuts

6.  No-Slip Bookmarks (3rd project in the post)

7.  Oatmeal Cookies & Milk Bath Soak

8.  Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Brownies

9.  Easy Felt Fabric Brooches

10. Light Snickerdoodle Biscotti

11. Rolled Rosette Ribbon Rings

12. Fabric Flower Pins

13. Honey Nut Granola

14. Knitted Coffee Cozies

15 DIY Monogrammed Wine Glasses

16. Six Stitch Knitted Ruffled Scarf

17. Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle

What are some ways you’ve found to say thanks to teachers?

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Amy’s Notebook 03.06.13

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

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This paper flower garland made from paper napkins is beautiful and thrifty!  (@ ellinee)

I need to clean my cabinets with this 2-ingredient homemade kitchen gunk remover (@One Good Thing)

Here are ten more things to do with coconut oil- my own latest obsession!  (@ Love Stitched)

This sesame chicken recipe looks like a great way to save on takeout (@ Brown Eyed Baker)

I am in love with these little customized Instagram beanbags (@ lil blue boo)

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These robin’s eggs made from salt dough are a thrifty way to decorate your home for Spring (@ life {illustrated})

I love this tutorial for how to turn bi-fold doors into fancy french doors (@ 2 Little Superheroes)

My bathroom could use a deep cleaning and I love these tips for deep cleaning your bathroom (@ Clean & Scentsible)

These green velvet baked donuts would be a fun St. Patrick’s Day treat (@ Picky Palate)

I can’t wait to try making my own almond milk with this tutorial (@ a thousand words)

I love these fifteen washi tape projects to decorate a kid’s room (@ ohdeedoh)

These roasted vegetables with miso-lime dressing look divine (@ the kitchn)

I want to try this copycat Olive Garden dressing recipe (@ GoodLife Eats)

This chocolate mint skillet cookie looks like a fun dessert for the family (@ she wears many hats)

amys_notebook I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

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Amy’s Notebook 11.07.12

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
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This pumpkin spice sugar scrub looks like a wonderful gift to share (@ the idea room)

I am in love with this ribbed cowl pattern (@ The Purl Bee)

I am dying to try this chili recipe for an easy weeknight dinner on a chilly night (@ Design Mom)

I love this reminder to rethink the “stuff” in our lives (@ (in)courage)

This loaded baked potato soup looks heavenly! (@ A Southern Fairytale)

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I want to try these Cinnabun Sugar Cookies (@ Inside BruCrew Life)

I love this idea for dressing up a pendant light fixture with polka dots (@ you are my fave)

I love this shadow box Thanksgiving printable that you can fill with a few of your favorite Fall nature items (@ no biggie)

This cinnamon sugar apple skillet looks like a delicious and rustic dessert (@ Joy the Baker)

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What kid wouldn’t love these adorable LEGO gift boxes (@ Lines Across)

This hearty chicken pumpkin soup looks divine! (@ Picky Palate)

This maple cinnamon cranberry sauce looks like a delicious Thanksgiving side (@ Family Fresh Cooking)

This spiced applesauce in the slow cooker looks yummy & easy (@ Can You Stay for Dinner?)

I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

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Amy’s Notebook 10.31.12

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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These s’more brownies look sinfully delicious (@ Love Stitched)

I love these adorable pumpkins made from book pages and twine for Fall decorations (@ Holy Craft)

I can’t wait to try a few of these dishes from this list of  fifteen pumpkin recipe ideas (@ the kitchn)

These barbecue meatball sliders look like an easy & kid-friendly weeknight meal (@ $5 Dinners)

I love these tips for capturing spooky Halloween photos (@ Simple As That)

 

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I am going to have to download & print this beautiful Christmas gift giving planner (@ ellinee)

This kale and feta quiche looks like a fun dish to try for an easy brunch (@ The Perfect Pantry)

These cheddar rosemary cornbread muffins look like the perfect accompaniment to our soup or chili suppers (@ Two Peas & Their Pod)

I am going to have to try a few of these pumpkin beer recommendations (@ Serious Eats)

I am bookmarking this Disney World Binder Builder idea for our next Disney vacation (@ WDW Prep School)

I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

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Amy’s Notebook 10.10.12

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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I love this idea for creating a Halloween photo garland to display your kids in their past costumes (@ Clover Lane)

This is a great list of 31 things to freeze to save time & money in the kitchen (@ One Good Thing by Jillee)

I love these ideas for decorating with vintage book pages (@ Inspired by Charm)

I want to make one of these picture frame memory wreaths (@ Infarrantly Creative)

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I am in awe of this super awesome toy soldier costume (@ Wild Ink)

I want to print out some of these free vintage-style bookplates (@ How About Orange)

I love this upcycle from sweater into leggings (@ Make It & Love It)

I need to make a, “meh,” banner for my husband’s office (@ Ecka & Pecka)

I can’t wait to make my iPhone festive with these free Halloween iPhone/iPad wallpapers (@ The Crafting Chicks)

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I am madly in love with these adorable copper planters (@ Poppytalk Handmade)

I adore this artwork display frame and want to make this for my kid’s rooms (@ make it and love it)

I want to try this recipe for pumpkin doughnut muffins (@ Brown Eyed Baker)

I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

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Amy’s Notebook 09.19.12

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

 

I adore this creative display for a doughnut party (@ How Does She?)

I want to try making one of these DIY Anthro inspired mugs (@ Morena’s Corner)

I love these washi tape file labels (@ i heart organizing)

I love these simple triangle print napkins (@ Terra Savvy)

This ruffled belly band would have been so handy when I was expecting (@ see kate sew)

I want to try these salted caramel apple bars (@ Two Peas & Their Pod)

These are great tips on how to oil and clean your sewing machine (@ make it & love it)

I adore this cute chore board to keep the family organized (@ The Daily Five)

These pumpkin blossom cookies look like a delicious fall treat (@ Inspired by Charm)

I am going to have to bookmark these tips for the perfect pie crust (@ Completely Delicious)

Amy’s Notebook 08.29.12

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

 

I love this first day of school photo sign (@ Two Shades of Pink)

This is a great tutorial for sewing a fabric headband (@ Love Stitched)

I am inspired by this tutorial for installing a DIY subway tile backsplash (@ infarrantly creative)

This chili rubbed pork roast looks like an easy weeknight meal (@ The 36th Avenue)

I love these tips for transitioning your summer wardrobe into a fall one (@ Little Miss Momma)

I love this houndstooth pumpkin wreath (@ Tatertots & Jello)

This pop of color in this computer armoire is an inexpensive and fun way to dress up the interior of a cabinet (@ Centsational Girl)

I want to try this recipe for Boston Cream Pie (@ Lark & Lola)

I adore this tepee made from an old maxi dress (@ Awesome Sauce & Asshattery)

I want to try these browned butter salted chocolate chip cookies (@ Bake or Break)

I love this lace detail on these knobs made with paper doilies (@ House Revivals)

I am going to have to remember this recipe for homemade yellow cake mix the next time I run out of my boxed cake mix (@ Brown Eyed Baker)

This Mediterranean baked feta with tomatoes looks like an easy and delicious appetizer for the end of summer (@ Smitten Kitchen)

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Amy’s Notebook 08.08.12

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

These wine bottle tiki torches are an elegant idea for entertaining outdoors (@ When Pigs Fly)

I love these adorable lunchbox notes for back-to-school (@ paper corterie)

I want to do this puffy headband braid on my daughter’s hair (@ How Does She?)

These creamy strawberry lemonade popsicles look like a yummy summer treat (@ Good Life Eats)

I love these decorating ideas for hosting a book swap party (@ a thousand words)

These vintage coffee cans upcycled into a tray are a fun way to display coffee ingredients (@ Brooklyn Limestone)

These zucchini chips look like a fun way to enjoy this summer vegetable (@ nest)

This white caps cowl looks like a beautiful fall knitting project (@ the purl bee)

This Frito Pie Burger looks divine (@ Confections of a Foodie Bride)

Amy’s Notebook 07.18.12

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

 

Can’t wait to print out this, “being you while being amazing,” printable for my office (@ Oh My!)

I adore this paper doll birthday party (@ Picnics in the Park)

I can’t wait to try this ombre dying technique (@ Instructables)

I am madly in love with this wall collage (@ I Am Momma Hear Me Roar)

I want to try these grilled pesto potatoes (@ Two Peas & Their Pod)

This tile Scrabble board wall art for grandma is such a sweet gift (@ Childmade)

I love these ideas for thrift store pieces transformed into craft room organizers (@ The 36th Avenue)

I love this tips for restoring an old fire pit (@ Infarrantly Creative)

These whiskey lemonades made with a honey simple syrup look like a great summer cocktail (@ Foodie Crush)

I love this idea for throwing a cupcake fondue party (@ Hoosier Homemade)

This apple pie ice cream looks like a winner! (@ Annie’s Eats)

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Amy’s Notebook 06.20.12

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

I love this idea for a secret craft storage area. (@ I Heart Organizing)

This upcycle of a light fixture into a terrarium is genius! (@ that’s quirky)

I love this idea for throwing a tailgate picnic (@ tatertots & jello)

These roasted vegetable and black bean tacos look like a great meat-free dinner option (@ gimmie some oven)

I absolutely love this cake stand and banner made for a dad- a super cute birthday addition! (@ i am baker)

This DIY confetti cake stand would make a fun addition to a birthday party (@ One Charming Party)

These perfect cinnamon rolls look like a fun weekend treat (@ The Picky Palate)

Who knew you could make homemade maraschino cherries? (@ My Paper Crane)

I love these DIY Polaroid magnets to decorate the fridge (@ Holly Would)

These are great tips for making your own blackout shades (@ Make It and Love It)

I want to try these sausage, mozzarella, & basil stuffed peppers (@ Brown Eyed Baker)

I really want to try these grilled potato chips for a fun summer side dish and this chicken cacciatore in my slow cooker(@ skinny taste)

These grilled carrots also look like a fantastic side dish for the summer (@ Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures)