Monday, May 27, 2013

End of Year Teacher Gift

I can't believe my daughter is finishing her first year in school!  She has absolutely loved kindergarten and her teacher.

I have seen the idea of "Orange You Glad It's Summer" on a variety of Pinterest pins.  I started with the dollar section of Target to see what we could find that was orange.  I thought the coffee cup was so cute!  We also found the orange notepad and striped sticky notes.  We bought some orange gum, tic tacs, and sunblock at Target as well.  I went to Ulta and got some orange shower gel and lotions to add to the bag as well.  Here is everything we found.

We also bought an orange striped bag and tissue paper for the gift.

When I clicked on one of my pins, it took me to Coley's Corner.  In her post, she offered the tag she had created for others to use.  You can find the one I used from her here!  Here is the finished product, ready to be delivered at the end of the week!


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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

My daughter loves chocolate milk.  What kid doesn't?  So, when I saw a recipe on Pinterest for homemade chocolate syrup, I knew I had to give it a try.  It's always good if I can make something myself instead of buying it at the store.  Cheaper and hopefully healthier as well.

I used the recipe I found on Pinterest.  This was the original post I used Here at One Good Thing by Jillee.  However, she links to the recipe in her blog at Glorious Treats which is Here.

This is the recipe they both used and I used as well:

1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
dash of salt
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whisk together sugar, cocoa, and salt.  Whisk in 1 cup water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Turn down the heat and simmer to thicken 1 minute.  Take off the heat and add vanilla.  Let cool.  Store in refrigerator. 

I put mine in a mason jar and put it in the fridge.  We haven't put it in milk yet but the spoon I licked was tasty:)


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