Looking for a quick (and affordable) Christmas gift for your teacher, friend or neighbor this year? This DIY idea, using inspiration from Trader Joe's, includes a free printable, too!

Oh, I’m sure you’ve got it allllll under control this last week of school before the break. Cards mailed. Packages wrapped. House decorated. Shopping complete. I’m just positive. But, in the off-chance that you aren’t all ready to deck the halls, here’s hoping this quick and affordable teacher gift might save you some stress –…

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The close of school is, well, close. Back when I was nesting and actually got things done, I whipped these gifts together for all my kids’ teachers. Now, I just sit on the couch and nurse. HA! If you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive, meaningful gift for your child’s teachers, then I may just have…

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If you’re like me and your kids have what feels like 8,000 teachers (or if you homeschool, consider this a gift to yourself) then you understand the importance of nice, frugal, easy-to-buy gifts. These can be for your teachers, the mail carrier, the UPS man (he’s like family, here), neighbors, specialists/therapists and good friends. You…

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I must freely admit something. When the Dominican Sister’s Advent retreat was cancelled this weekend, I was in a funk. Big time. Just ask the Mister. As many of us women gathered on Friday evening to drown our sorrows in Creamy Jalapeno Dip at Chuy’s, we all said the same thing: we put all our…

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Today you get a bit of practical teacher gift giving advice tempered with a reflection on motherhood. How bittersweet it is. Crafting and coming up with practical (and inexpensive) teacher gifts has become something of a challenge for me every year. ¬†Between the kids, we have nine teachers and aides. Throughout the year, I’m always…

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