Last week I made an iMovie for my kids of our year together, their little goodie bags with card below, and an owl cake for my niece's 1st birthday.
I found this a long time ago on the web (Thanks to whomever originated it!) and made this card with old DJ Inkers graphics. If you would like a copy, I turned it into a pdf and you can grab it by clicking on the picture above. I get most of the stuff that's on the list at the Dollar Store. The only thing I couldn't get there were the Hugs & Kisses candy. So all of the above goes in the bag with this note and the iMovie for their end of the year gift. I think it's a cute little end of year present and it only costs a little over a dollar a kid (I spent $17 at the Dollar Store and then $7 at Jewel). I already had colored paper lunch bags to put it in.
Here is my niece Mandy's owl cake I made for her. I got inspired by a design on pinterest (of course) since her birthday theme was owls. I like to make cakes so I thought, no problem, I'll use my Pampered Chef batter bowl twice to make the body and my sphere baking pan for the head to stack it to make the owl. Then I found a marshmallow fondant recipe (recipe can be found here) that I had also found on pinterest. I had never made, nor worked, with fondant before so that was something new for me. The fondant was fine, but the cake was a disaster! My bottom layer completely broke and the head cracked. So I was freaking out that I wasn't going to have a cake for my niece, but then my sister helped me "bandage" the head and I used the middle piece, which was still whole, to make the owl body instead. I cut hearts out of the fondant and made the above. Even the ears and beak are hearts I just rolled and stuck on. I am very proud of how it came out! Even with all of the drama!
So those are my Monday Made-Its for this week and for my first link up this summer!! Now I'll be better motivated to blog and get things done since this is back to a weekly thing and I have time to do stuff (instead of being tired and laying on my couch after school, lol).
My To-Do List for this summer:
*Figure out how to do a Daily 5 Math/guided math groups for my class next school year.
*Learn more about Common Core and get it organized into binders for next school year.
*Work on Disney shirts and other Disney things for our Disney trip in August.
*Make Family Birthday Board for parents anniversary.
*Work on new items for tpt/tn stores.
I'm happy that I have the time now to actually be able to work on things! I also can't wait to get inspired by what everyone else is doing! :)