My Magnificent and Marvelous Teacher

                       Welcome...More Teacher Appreciation Gifts!                       
You may remember the M&M Poem from last year.
You can see what we did with the poem last year HERE.
(Thank you to my friend Sandy)
This craft can also be used for Mother's Day

When I came across the clear mini plastic paint cans from Michael's Craft Store.
I couldn't resist using the Teacher M&M poem once again!

We decorated our cans with Teacher Stickers from Stickopotamus Back To Class SPSN03.
(The stickers may no longer be available, they are from several years ago).
One large bag of M&M's 42 Ounce size (Walmart) will fill two cans.

We attached My Magnificent and Marvelous Teacher poem to the cards along with a note.

Green is for the inspiration you give me each day.
Blue is for your patience in showing me the way.
Orange is for your warmth and caring style.
Yellow is for the way you always make me smile.
Red is for my life that you have touched this year.

You place knowledge in my hands,

that melt into my heart and live forever!
You're a "Magnificent" & "Marvelous" Teacher!
Thank you for being my M&M!

(The poem can also be used for Mother's Day)
I would make one change- 
Red is for my life that you have touched throughout the years.

Retrospective: Christian Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano 2/12: F/W 04/05 - Austro-Hungarian Princesses









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I LOOOOOOVE the dark blue one - truly royal!

Which dress is your favourite?

Quaker Christmas Smalls Ornament

Quaker Christmas Smalls Ornament
Milady's Needle
40 ct Flax Linen, Crescent Colours Floss - English Ivy, Bandana, Auntie Dee, Sassy Brass
Stitched by Carol S.

The 20 most pointless & ridiculous designer accesoires ever

1 - Karl Lagerfeld-designed 12-iPod Fendi carrying case

1. Fendi 12 IPod Carrying Case by Karl Lagerfeld

Damit, Karl! Get a laptop! It will hold all your MP3 when you travel.

2 - chanel-trashbag

2. Chanel Trashbag

You wanna be in style when carrying out the trash.

3 - lv-trash-bag

3. Louis Vuitton Trashbag

In case you ever run out of Chanel trashbags...

4 - chanel football

4. Chanel Football

Ladies don`t play football and football players don`t wear Chanel.

5 - Chanel segway2

5. Chanel Segway

I can`t help picturing Victoria Beckham riding this thing in her private garden so she can wear her tight pencil skirts & killer stilettos 24/7...just can`t decide if I should laugh or to cry about this picture...

6 - lv-A Mini Trunk dedicated to Caviar Tasting

6. Louis Vuitton Caviar Tasting Mini Trunk

Because you`re not gonna eat your caviar from other people`s cheap plates!

7 - Chanelboomerang

7. Chanel Boomerang

A daily necessity.

8 - hermes apple holder

8. Hermes Apple Holder

Important because apples are valuable, fragile and difficult to transport.

9g LANVIN coloured pencils box 400 euros

9. Lanvin Colored Pencils Box

400 Euro bargain

9 - lv single Wine Glass Holder

10. Louis Vuitton Single Wine Glass Holder

To come next season: the Louis Vuitton Single Wine Glass Holder - Holder

9a gucci eraser with its own leather holster

11. Gucci Eraser (comes with it`s own leather holster)

Something to match your Lanvin pencils...

9b lvcoffin

12. Louis Vuitton Coffin

Being dead is no excuse for not being in style!

9c DG Junior Swimming Ring in Leopard Print

13. D&G Junior Swimming Ring

It`s never too early to spoil your kid rotten. (The kids in the picture are laughing about the poor sucker kids with no-name swimming rings.)

9d Prada set square 270 dollar

14. Prada Set Square

Retails for only 270 Euro.

9e gucci-dog-toy

15. Gucci Dog Toy

This will make the other dogs feel poor.

9e lv-chopsticks

16. Louis Vuitton Chopsticks

Absolutly necessary! It`s not like chopsticks are given for free in restaurants.

9f dior homme toothpaste holder

17. Dior Homme Toothpaste Holder

Who said your toothpaste didn`t have to match your outfit!?!

9f Prediction cards by Marc Jacobs

18. Marc Jacobs Prediction Cards

Because Marc Jacobs knows EVERYTHING!

9g sky hd decoder by fendi

19. Fendi Sky HD Decoder

It will make everyone in your TV look like supermodels.

9h gucci-ice-cube-trays

20. Gucci Ice Cube Trays

Make sure you drink up fast so others will see your Gucci ice cubes!

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Which is the most pointless accessoire? Which one would you buy for yourself or as a gift?

the "it" list... April 29, 2011!


Happy Friday!  I can't believe April is over... hopefully all this rain and storms are as well.
I am ready for some May flowers!
  • lady M is celebrating her birthday... stop by and wish her a happy day and also check out her fun wardrobe inspiration for the big day!
  • rose a la mode is sporting an adorable new floral dress... even on a chilly spring day she perfectly accessorizes it! (find rose a la mode on twitter!)
  • mama loves papa hosts a simply adorable little blog party for your stylish little ones - stop by to play along or just 'oooh' and 'aaah.' (find mama loves papa on twitter!)
  • meet virginia design layers gorgeous neutral pieces for an ethereal feel to this casual outfit.  These colors are so on trend right now too! (find meet virginia design on twitter!)
  • a little dash of ash has a delicious looking smoothie recipe to share with us. I always love to see what others' smoothie concoctions are - this one looks yummy and healthy! (find a little dash of ash on twitter!)
  • rebecca with an R is definitely beach ready in this gorgeous maxi dress and oversized hat - I am seriously loving this outfit! (find rebecca with an R on twitter!)
  • sweetie pie style is looking gorgeous in this drapey feather printed dress - it's just her style! (find sweetie pie style on twitter!)
  • baby shopaholic had this super sweet little doll custom made for her daughter for Easter.  What a fun keepsake and toy for a little one, my daughter would love this!
  • the capital barbie is giving away sassy shoe themed note cards on her blog this week - you must stop by and enter quickly! (find the capital barbie on twitter!)
  • good tots features the artwork of modern pops - these bold graphic prints make for great nursery artwork!
  • the stylish housewife sports a floppy sun hat and a chevron dress, quite possibly the most perfect summer combo ever. I am in love with this look! (find the stylish housewife on twitter!)
  • good clean fun made these margarita flavored cupcakes for Easter - but I think they would be perfect for any summer day! Yum! (find good clean fun on twitter!)
  • a spot of whimsy is sick of the rain... and quite frankly, aren't we all!?!? But rain never looked this good before... I promise! (find a spot of whimsy on twitter!)
  • good life for less has a casual but chic outfit for Easter.  Check it out! (find good life for less on twitter!)
the IT list is produced weekly by jill of good life for less - check out how you can be involved here!

My Favorite Image....and a winner!

Thanks to the ladies who played along with our "warm and fuzzy" challenge!  The winner of a template from A Perfect Presentation is.....
Here's her warm and fuzzy creation.

Our next challenge is easy-peasy!
Use your favorite holiday image.
It doesn't get much easier than that, so you have no excuse to not play along.  And if you do play along, you may get to join me and the team as a guest designer in May!

 I always enjoy perusing the websites of recently discovered stamp companies.  There are so many different styles out there, so it's fun to see what everyone is working with.  Here's what the design team decided to work with this week... 

 Alyssa used an image by Tickled Pink.

 Lisa used an image by High Hopes.

 Kerry used an image by Little Loud Stamps.

Louise used an image by Magnolia.

Patty used an image by PaperTrey Ink.

Judy used an image by Sketching Stamper.

Joan got this image as a free download, but can't remember where.

Becky used an image by Hero Arts and sentiment by Art Warehouse.

And I decided to use an image by My Favorite Things.

So now it's your turn. 
Dazzle us with your craftiness and show off your favorite image!

Reese Witherspoon look for less < $95

I'm fresh off of seeing Water for Elephants this week and I am pretty much obsessed with all things Reese. I love her casual real world style... here she is looking adorable with her new husband!

(photo via people)