New Blog Design and Parent Gifts --- 8 MORE DAYS!!!!!

Monday, May 27, 2013
I'm so beyond thrilled with my new blog design...isn't it DARLING?!?!  Seriously it was just what I imagined and even better!  Honey Bunch Blog Designs did a fantastic job and not to name drop but....they also did Deanna Jump's blog -- Hello! :o)
But seriously they work so closely with you to get it just right and incorporated my sweet heart with a cross that is a symbol my mom put on our notes, cards, letters etc. so it means the world to me.  Those of you who know Nikki at Melonheadz can tell I'm sure that she created that beauty!  Make sure to visit Erika, Misty and Nikki if you are in need of a blog redesign.

How cute is this too - they showcase each new blog they design and add a little blerb ( is that a word?!? ) about that extra added touch. <3
I have eight days left so I'm wrapping things cards are done and I'm working on my parent gifts.  Of course it was a pinterest find...a cute holder for note pads.  I will add the matching note pads tomorrow to go right on top of the white background.  How sweet are these?  I don't know if  it's a blessing or a curse that I only had to make 2.  I could've used more help this year...however - this sure beats the year I had to make 14 parent helper gifts. LOL
{It's hard to tell but the one on the left has a matching letter for her first name on it under the raffia }  Also I have some scrapbook modge podged clothespins at school that DON'T match these but they sure would be cute if you got them to match rather than just the plain ones.
What do you do for your parent helpers and kids for that matter...that is next on my list...student gifts.  Happy {ALMOST} summer y'all! xoxox
Tell me what you think of my blog too. :o)


  1. Nice new look girl (gotta love buntings!).
    Your parent gifts are adorable, useful...perfect!
    My Second Sense

  2. Love the new look! Enjoy the last 8 days and have fun at the house of mouse!

  3. Hello! I love your new blog design, super cute :)
    Haha, I ended up putting a whole bottle of tomato sauce in my hair and the blue came out, woohoo!

    Apples, Ink and Mischief

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  5. Super cute... the blog design and the parent gifts. I, too, LOVE the font. SUPER easy to read.

  6. Adorable new blog design! I love the added personal touch of your mom's symbol.

    Here's the Hoot

  7. Hi Vicky, Your blog design is so pretty! I especially love the heart & cross symbol your mom always used, what a beautiful & meaningful addition. HBBD did my blog design too, they are great!!

    Science for Kids Blog

    1. Thanks Susan that means a lot...and yes HBBD rocks! :o)

  8. Hi Vicky,

    I love your blog design! Very cute :) The colours work really well together. I am so impressed with your parent gifts too... we just have a morning tea for our helpers, though now I'm feeling inspired to try something a little more crafty this year!


    Early Years Fun

  9. Your new design is just too cute! Definitely you! Those gifts for parents are really sweet as well-I'm sure they will love them.


  10. LOVE love LOVE it!!!!! Thanks my friend, for letting me be a part of your new blog:)

    1. Thanks Nikki - you made my mom's symbol so perfect... <3

  11. Absolutely LOVE your new look. The symbol is so cute. I'm glad they were able to incorporate it. :)

  12. Your blog is adorable and so happy looking! Parent gifts take lots of time but are so appreciated. Put a picture of their student inside with the date and they will LOVE you forever!

  13. Love your blog design and your parent gifts-both super cute!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  14. The colors of your blog are so pretty. I need to take the jump and redo mine. I've already been on break for a week. So wonderful.
    Primary Paradise

  15. Vicky I am so glad you dropped by my blog. It is always nice to find a fellow coaching widow! I may shoot you an email sometime so we can swap stories! Love the blog design!

    Polka Dots, Checks and Stripes

  16. Your blog is super cute!! Love the colors and designs! Just starting to work on end of the year parent helper gifts. Your idea is great - I might have to borrow that! Thanks for stopping by our blog and I'm happy to be your newest follower as well!! Happy summer!!

    Table Talk with C & C

  17. It is BEAUTIFUL! We love the chevron stripes on the sides. And the lil tribute to your mom is precious and just the right touch. She is just beaming, we're sure! It's like new house paint without the headache and smell!!! Looks absolutely fresh and fabulous!

    Parent gifts are amazing and awesome as well! It's just a little something to show your appreciation and so perfect! Happy (almost) Summer friend!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade