Monday, March 23, 2015

(Freebie) 30 Easter Lunchbox Notes For School Kids & Preschoolers

We've tweaked last year's Easter lunchbox notes and are releasing them today. There's lots of new ones with 30 notes in the collection.  I know these cards will put a smile on your child's face....and who knows, they might just make some new friends in the process.

We've received some great feedback from all of you about our lunchbox notes. Some are using these notes for their husbands lunches, kids that away at college (especially if they are going to be teachers) and their preschoolers.  One friend even said that their child was now putting lunchbox notes in her lunches. I can't tell you how much this simple small piece of paper means to the kids when they open them everyday at lunchtime.  Some tell me that all their children's friends gather around them at lunch time to see what new card they have in their lunch. Teacher's love them and so do Principals. Some kids are collecting their lunchbox notes as treasures.

Click HERE to download our free Easter Lunchbox Notes. Would love for you to leave a comment below before downloading. Thanks!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Oh, The Lovely Things You Can Do With Lemons

I love lemons....Their fresh and clean smell is something that's so great for your home.  Do you know all the fun things you can do with lemons? From household cleaning to skin care, age spot removal, detoxification and a lot more! It's an inexpensive natural alternative to chemical cleaners, face products, cough syrup and more.  Read all about it below.

When we add organic lemons into our diet, we get a better working digestive system, a healthier immune system and better-looking skin.  We enable the body to remove bad cholesterol, and we create a sportive environment for good bacteria; all of this means the body works more efficiently and effectively.  Lemons are an amazing way to keep bad bacteria at bay.  When you make my LemonAID - 8 ounces filtered water (heated), juice from half an organic lemon and 2-4 drops of natural sweetener - and consume it upon waking or before bed, you get the bacteria-fighting benefits of lemon juice that improve digestion and support your immune system.  Adding lemon juice to a glass of water can detox your liver and cleans the kidneys and digestive system.  It also helps remove toxins from your body.
Ashley Koff, RD/Dr Oz

Unleash the anti-aging of lemons with this homemade facial cleanser.  The acid from the lemons will rid your skin of outbreak-causing bad bacteria while the healthy probiotics from the yogurt will infuse your skin with good bacteria. Just a few ingredients required. Get the Recipe from Dr.Oz

If you've ever wondered about the difference in raw lemons compared to bottled lemon juice, the vitamin C goes from 139% to about 100% of the daily value per serving, with the calcium from 7% diminished to 3%. In addition, bottled lemon juice and other processed fruit juices are not as healthy as they seem, and contain very high amounts of fructose and potentially dangerous additives. Dr. Mercola

One of the most effective cold remedies known is made from lemon: Start with one pint of raw honey over very low heat. Chop a whole lemon into a bit of water in a separate pan, warming for two to three minutes. Add that to the honey, warming for about an hour, then strain out the lemon bits and seeds. Cool the mixture, seal in a jar with a lid and refrigerate for up to two months.  To soothe a cough: give 1/2 tsp. for a 25 lb. child, 1 tsp. for a 50 lb. child, or 1 Tbsp. for adults, about 4 times a day or as often as needed.  Dr. Mercola

The citric acid in lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent and exfoliates the skin, reducing the appearance of age spots.  Even if age spots are harmless, many still consider them unattractive.  But there's more good news because they are lots of simple, all natural remedies you can use to lighten brown spots at home.....Lemon juice is one of those remedies.  One Good Thing By Jillee

Wouldn't you love to have a glass shower door that is sparkling clean and smells of lemons?   Now you can.  Check out this post that tells you exactly how you can do that.  Super Simple! One Good Thing by Jillee

Lemons look great just sitting in a bowl on the counter.  Well, it turns out, that's about the worse way to store them (go figure) Cook's Illustrated tested severe ways of storing lemons and also discovered that the rinds don't protect the fruit from drying out very well.  Cook's tested storing lemons at room temperature and in standard refrigerator conditions  In the refrigerator, they also tested sealing the lemons in plastic bags, with and without water.

The RESULTS? The lemons stored in room temperature conditions only lasted a week before hardening. But the ones they sealed in plastic bags in the refrigerator?  Those lasted FOUR times as long. A  month verse a week on the countertop.  The lemons stored loose in the refrigerator didn't fare quite as well but were till an improvement over the room temperature examples.  And the article makes a point that the lemons should be sealed in a plastic bag and not just shoved in a drawer in their flimsy, open supermarket produce bags.

One of the tricks to finding a good quality lemon is to find one that is rather thin-skinned since those with thicker peels will have less flesh and therefore be less juicy. Therefore, choose lemons that are heavy for their size and that feature peels that have a finely grained texture. They should be fully yellow in color as those that have green tinges will be more acidic due to the fact that they have not fully ripened. Signs of overmature fruit include wrinkling. WHFoods

I love the idea of dusting with a lemon dusting cloth.  They look very easy to make. Just need a few ingredients including lemons, rags, vinegar, olive oil.....Head over to get all the information and the "recipe"for making Lemon Dust Cloths  One Good Thing By Jillee

If you've tried over the counter remedies to remove warts and they haven't worked....then try this. Apply a dab of lemon juice directly over the 
 using a cotton swab.  Repeat for a few days until the acids in the lemon juice have dissolved the wart completely. That seems easy and would be less expensive than a store bought remedy.

Applying lemon juice to your scalp an help treat problems like dandruff and hair loss.  It can also give your hair a natural shine. Dandruff relief may be no further away then your refrigerator.  Just massage 2 tablespoons lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water.  Then stir 1 teaspoon lemon juice into 1 cup water and rinse your hair with it.  Repeat this daily until your dandruff disappears.  Lemon's acidity helps balance the pH of your scalp, which helps keep dandruff at bay. Source

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Easter Treat & Gift Boxes-Put Something Special in the Kid's Easter Basket-A Sweet Bunny Treat!

How about something for the kid's Easter basket that is unexpected but will put a smile on their face.  We've designed three different treat boxes that is perfect for the smaller candy that will just get lost if you throw it into their Easter basket.  Just fill a cellophane bag, tie with ribbon and put in the box.

Click HERE to get more information
Both of the Easter "chicks" have pink glittered ears, tummy and tail  The bunny chick and the "hoppy Easter" sign are attached to the box with a foam circle.  Everything you need to put this cute treat box together is supplied by us.  You could also use it as a Easter decoration at the table or your buffet. Could even be given out as a party favor at your Easter Egg Hunt.

A pink and white polkadot box, a green and white polka dot box and a turquoise and white polkadot box are available.  The spring flowers are super simple to assemble.  The hardest thing about this kit is deciding which yummy sweet treat you want to put inside the box. 
 Which candy is your kid's favorite?

Hershey Kisses will fit nicely inside the box too. Easter foil colors are in stores now.

Crinkle paper is optional. You can get these great colors at The Dollar Stores or just use Easter Grass.

Click HERE to get these cute Easter treat boxes for the kids and watch their eyes light up when they see what the Easter Bunny left for them this year.

Here's another item in our Easter Collection 2015. This Easter gift box is perfect for small gifts, candy/chocolate, gift cards and other small things. Put the gift inside and add the crinkle paper or Easter grass and you've just wrapped a present that says Hoppy Easter!

Everything is included in this kit for 3 Easter gift bags.
Click HERE to get more information


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

So Many Choices for St. Patrick's Day Treats, Which one is your Favorite?

If you're looking for some sweet treats for your St. Patrick's day celebration then you'll want to see what we are sharing today. . There are several options below....depending on whether your favorite chocolate is a Hershey Nugget, a Hershey Kiss or a Hershey candy bar or even orange bubblegum.

Our candy bar wrap fits nicely around a Hershey 1.5 oz chocolate bar or a Nestle 1.45 oz chocolate bar. Everything you need is included. The shamrock ribbon just finishes the treat. Click HERE to get  these for your celebration.

The Leprechaun is attached to the wrap with a foam dot to give it some dimension.

This cute St. Patrick's treat box can hold your favorite treat. We've put orange bubble gum in the clear cello bags. Put your favorite treat inside.  Everything you need to complete these treat boxes is included (except for the orange bubblegum and crinkle paper.  Click HERE

They make great party favors. You could put one at each place setting too.
Click HERE to see what size each kit is-one is sure to be the one you need for your party.

There are two different messages on this treat box:  1) Kiss me I'm Irish and 2) Luck of the Irish  Click HERE

You could also fill the clear cellophane bag (included in the kit) with Hershey kisses with our tags adhered to the bottom. We have stickers and printable Kiss tags. Click HERE

This design comes as a sheet of 88 stickers. No paper punch or glue is needed. Click HERE

These tags for Hershey Kisses is an instant download. Cut them out using a ¾" or ⅞"  round paper punch. Click HERE 

Our candy wraps for Hershey chocolate Nuggets is also an Instant Download.  Just cut out and adhere to the chocolate nuggets.  Click HERE

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Another fun Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea-For Teachers at School or Church

Here's a fun way to give teacher chocolate in thanks for all her efforts in behalf of your children. This would work for the school teachers and also for teachers at church.  A Candy Bar Bouquet is so much fun to put together and inexpensive, especially if you get your supplies from The Dollar Store. We got the box and crinkle paper there. The box actually had a Easter design on it so we just covered it with red scrapbook paper and added the ribbon and a heart.  The paper flowers are easy to make but you could always use silk flowers or some other kind of flower--You're CREATIVE!

There are 2 different designs in this kit with a total of 6 in the kit (3 of each design).This design is exclusive to us and a brand new addition to our Etsy shop. 

 These candy bar wraps will fit on a Hershey 1.5 oz candy bar or a Nestle 1.45 oz chocolate candy bar

You could even wrap the whole thing up in a big cellophane bag if you like.  Guaranteed the teacher will not have seen this anywhere else as these are our newly designed Teacher Appreciation Candy Bar Wraps.

Click HERE to get more information about this fun kit and have your Teacher Appreciation gift taken care of...... done, done, done

Friday, January 30, 2015

Valentine's Day Cupcake Toppers and Wraps--Show Some Love in a Sweet Way!

  Valentines Day is arriving soon and you want to do something special but don't have a lot of time. That's where we come in.  Let us do all the work, let us gather everything you need for these Valentine cupcake toppers and wraps. All you do is assemble. Top your homemade cupcakes or your favorite store bought cupcakes. Everything is included in the kit, including the lollipop sticks.   People will think you went all out but you don't have to tell them how simple it was!

Valentine's day dessert
Valentine's Day party treat
Classroom Treat
Teacher Appreciation or
even for principal and office staff 

 These Valentine cupcake toppers and wraps are available in our Etsy shop. They come as a kit which makes it super simple for you.  The wraps are a red with white polkadot paper. The scalloped white circle is inked on the edge with a red ink. You can put them together quickly. What a fun way to show the love on this special day.

Click HERE to go to our Etsy shop

24 Valentine Lunchbox Notes plus 18 Everyday Notes-Just for the Kids

Our Valentine Lunchbox Notes are available again. We'd love to share all 24 Valentine notes and all 18 everyday lunchbox notes with you.  Just download the file and print on white cardstock. We'd love for you to tell your friends about us and Valentine's Day Lunchbox notes. We have a lot of fun Valentine things to share so be sure to drop by our ETSY SHOP to see all 20 Valentine printables and kits.

If you've never left a note if your children's lunchbox, you're in for a nice surprise. They will absolutely love getting a note from you. You can write a special note on the back too. It's like getting a hug from home.

All this PLUS 18 Everyday Lunchbox notes are available in this free printable download.  You can use them as GIFT TAGS TOO

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CLICK HERE to get the FILE
*please note, these lunchbox notes are for personal use only, 
not for resale or to be used commercially*