“You Are One Smart Cookie” Teacher Appreciation Gift with Free Printable Tags

Are you looking for a thoughtful teacher appreciation gift to give your kids’ teachers? Last year I gave my kids’ teachers little pails filled with a variety of items. You can see them here. This year I decided to give the teachers each a bag of breakfast cookies with a little tag on them that says, “You Are One Smart Cookie. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!” Below I have included a free teacher appreciation printable with 8 tags. Don’t forget the enrichment teachers like the librarian, art, music, and P.E. teachers either!

You Are One Smart Cookie Teacher Appreciation Gift

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Changing Our Look-Thank You in Advance for Your Patience

Hello all!

We are changing the theme and readjusting the look. It has corrupted some of our editing, and we are working on it. For the most part, the website should be up and you should be able to see it, even if it looks ugly.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.  Hopefully this is the last of our website overhaul which has included changing the email subscription, changing the host and now changing the theme.

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What’s So Good About Good Friday? A Word on Easter from Practical Stewardship

We are in Passion Week, the week leading up to Easter. Last Sunday we commemorated the Triumphal Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem (John 12:12-13) just five days before his execution, which would happen on a day we call Good Friday.

For the Heart

Happy Easter from Practical Stewardship!

But why is it good? In truth, Good Friday was the darkest day that the world had ever seen, when the incarnate (i.e., in-the-flesh) Son of God became sin (2 Corinthians 5:21) – and was punished – for our sake, and the blackened sky reflected this tragedy (Matthew 27:45). So how is this a good thing?

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Weekly Menu Musing #28

Welcome to the 28th Meal Plan (food ideas in bold). Weekly Menu Musing

Well, I wasn’t planning on taking a week + off the blog, but Jonathan went out of town to T4G (Together for the Gospel) Conference, and I was the sole parent for five days during spring break. It just seemed like I didn’t have a lot of sitting time. We were out at several different parks, went on walks, rode bikes and scooters a lot, visited with lots of people, had friends and family over, had a few doctors checkups, did a little shopping, had more park time, worked in the garden, enjoyed the sun, and more! I kept up with my Bible reading and the housework, but I didn’t do any posting. I thought I would have about five new posts out during spring break. HA!  I worked a little on each post, but I couldn’t sit down and read through anything in its entirety. By the time it was bedtime, I would read a book and fall asleep. The kids and I also had a night where we stayed up late, watched a movie (Ella Enchanted ), and we slept in the family room. I hardly had time to catch a breath.

It wasn’t worth making a menu last week since we were out and about a lot (although we didn’t eat out much-just one outing), and we were just on a different schedule. We ate a lot of the same things at home like smoothiesrefried bean burritos, and sourdough pizza crafted into stromboli. So for this week’s menu:  Continue reading

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Wise Planting Tip from an Organic Farmer, Our Garden in Pictures, and an Update on Back to Eden Gardening without Weeds

The other day I was talking garden with a few friends, and we were sharing our personal plans for this year’s vegetable gardens. The conversation included my friend Cheryl who formerly owned an organic farm with her husband and sold produce at farmer’s markets. She shared a wise tidbit that struck me, and I asked her if I could share it here.

Wise Tip From An Organic Farmer

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