Cornucopias, Thankful for Kiddos (Part 2), and Cupcake Teepees (FAIL)

Don't get used to daily posts!  Let's not get too crazy, but I'm into this whole blogging thing now!  I got my first couple of comments on the blog (Please leave a comment at the bottom!).  One of which is another teacher blogger Heather's Hearts.  Check out her site!  I have only had a quick minute to check it out, but at first glance it looks great!  Also, she taught me how to add a way for you to follow my blog!!  I love followers!  The link is at the top of my blog, right under the title.  PLEASE FOLLOW ME!!


I made these cornucopias for my daughter's teachers at school,  for a few of my favorite ladies at my school, and of course my friendly neighbors!  My husband was very skeptical as we were buying the ingredients!  He was sure this would be a big FAIL!  Shockingly they were a success!!  
Found these on Pinterest too!  The original idea came from Make Life Delicious.  You start with sugar cones and dip the bottoms in hot water.  The original link says warm water, but I found the cones weren't flexible unless the water was H-O-T!  The you nuke the cone for 20-25 secs.  Be careful you don't burn the cone!  Immediately after taking the cone out of the microwave, mold the cone around a pencil and hold for 20-30 seconds!  The let is set for a few minutes and it re-hardens pretty quickly.  I filled them with Christmas M &M's mostly because that's what I could find, but they would have probably looked better just with regular since I made them for Turkey Day.  Finally, I used a FREEBIE (I love FREE!) from Amanda's Parties To Go to make the gift tags.  Easy Peasy!

Thankful for the Kiddos (Part 2)

I had a free minute before the kiddos arrived today and took a quick pic of the project I blogged about yesterday (check it out if you missed it!!).  

The link to the FREEBIE is also on yesterday's blog!  It's not too late to make these for your kiddos.  We can be thankful any time!

Cupcake Teepees


Tomorrow we are headed to my mom's for dinner.  Among other goodies, I told her I would bring over a new dessert I found on Pinterest - Cupcake Teepees.  They looked SO CUTE.  The original project can be found a These Are A Few of My Favorite Things.   I had 2 WHOLE hours to myself this afternoon and I decided to try cooking without an almost  year old underfoot!  This would be a breeze right??  WRONG

Promise me you won't judge me for my disaster I'm about to post!  And don't be discouraged from trying it - You are probably better than I!  

Here they are in the oven...

I especially loved the mess of cupcake that ended up on the bottom of my oven- AWESOME!!  

Oh well - We all must fail sometime!  I must feel comfortable with this blogging thing already as I am already sharing a HUGE FAIL in public!  :)

I hope you all enjoyed today's blog.  Comment below and follow me!
Most of all have an amazing Turkey Day with your families and friends.  Remember all that we have and be thankful for it all!  I'm already thankful for you!


Pilgrim Hats, Turkey Shirts, and Thankful for Kiddos

I'm new to this.  My hope for this blog is that I can share some of the things I'm doing in my first grade classroom, but also things I'm trying and doing as a mom!  I hope to learn from anyone reading this, so please share.  That's one things I love about all the blogs I read!  I LOVE teacher blogs (Made For First Grade, The Inspired Apple, Mrs. Jump's Class, The First Grade Parade are just a few).  I LOVE Pinterest too!  It gives me so many ideas to use with my little one!  One of my first grade teacher teammates and I have been throwing around the idea of putting our stuff onto Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) for a long time.  I'm hoping starting my blog will help me do that and I would also LOVE to meet some of you!  (I'm jealous of all the teacher connections some of my favorite bloggers have made!!!)

Pilgrim Hats

Tomorrow we are having a breakfast at school with the other adults.  I have always been the one who stops at Dunkin Donuts on the way to pick up munchkins, but this year I decided I was going to be creative!  Look at the super cute Pumpkin Hats - and better yet, they are SO SO easy!  
Sorry they are wrapped in the picture, but I had to keep the hubs and babe away from the goodies!

All you need are Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies (1 pack), a bag of Mini Reese's Peanut Butter cups, some white frosting, and some yellow food coloring.

I colored the frosting and put the frosting in a ziploc to help squeeze it into the center of the cookie.  Then I unwrapped the peanut butter cup and placed it on the cookie so some frosting snuck out for a boarder.  Finally I squeezed a dab of yellow frosting on the front to make a buckle (I used a Wilton tip for this, but you don't need it!)

Turkey Shirt

I spent the weekend hands sewing this super cute Turkey shirt for my daughter to wear to school today.  She kept asking when I would be done.  She was just so excited about showing her friends!  

Sorry about the upside down feathers.  I promise I will get better at this!  This was pretty easy too.  Another idea I found on Pinterest.  The woman who made it does a great tutorial.  The project can be found on her site  Artsy Fartsy Mama.  The only big difference is that I hand sewed the felt on rather than machine sewing.  All the hard work paid off because my daughter went into school saying "Look at my turkey shirt.  My Mommy made it for me"!!

Thankful for the Kiddos

I like to give my kiddos a little something for each holiday - and Thanksgiving is not an exception!  But I couldn't find anything cute.  That is until I stumbled upon Erica Bohrer's FREEBIE (did you see that FREE!!!) on TPT.  I wish I had taken a picture of the finished product (Maybe there will be time tomorrow before the kiddos leave).  I printed the certificate in color (for each kiddo), filled it out, laminated, and attached a fall pencil.  Here's hoping they love them!

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