The Starfish Poem – Words of Advice for Graduates

(words of advice for college graduates … + the starfish poem)

Life is too short not to do something that patters art print from gaping void

life is too short not to do something that matters art print >> Looking for something a bit less extravagant? This print is also available on a t-shirt!

Words of Advice for Graduates & The Starfish Poem

Update >> Since graduation season is once again upon us, we have decided to republish this post since it seems as relevant seven years later as the day we wrote it. In those seven years, Daniel has gone on to forge a distinguished career in education. And, in my ever so humble opinion, he truly is heeding his commencement speaker's advice and both doing something that matters & helping to save the world. And while I am at it, I want to congratulate two of my nieces who are graduating this spring, Katie and Sami. Two more graduates who I am certain will make their mark in the world!

My son, along with his peers from across the country, graduated from college this year. Our family had the honor of listening to Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy in the Obama administration, deliver the Washington University of St Louis commencement address. Chu, in his own uniquely charming and witty way, told the graduates his “take home message to you will be just one sentence. Actually, it will be just four words.”

Do something that matters.”

and then Chu added

Help save the world.

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Teacher Holiday Gift Idea – Chalkboard Blossoms Mug

Teacher Holiday Gift Idea - Chalkboard Blossoms Mug

Loving this Tiny Prints Chalkboard Blossoms mug. We think this mug would make a wonderful teacher holiday gift, especially at 40% off.  The chalkboard chic pattern with your child's teacher's initial has a cool teacher vibe yet is not another apple gift.

Take advantage of Tiny Prints Cyber Monday Deals!

What: 40% -50% OFF
Code: HAPPYDAY
Expiration: 11/28/12 11:59 pm PT

 

 

Party Hearty!

Owl Theme Party & Back to School Breakfast Inspiration & Ideas

Owl Theme Party & Back to School Breakfast Inspiration & Ideas
Courtesy of Tiny Prints

Send the kids off on their first day of school in smiles! A neighborhood breakfast block party is the perfect way to get everyone hyped up about going back to school. Delicious, healthy menu ideas and cute school-themed decor will set the mood and the kids will all be energetic and excited as they get on the bus! Or skip the kids — just invite the mom's back to your house after you drop them off at school. This is a great way for you and your girlfriends to support one another whether your children are in nursery school, kindergarten, middle school, high school, or even college! Continue Reading →

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

End of the School Year is Quickly Approaching!

May 1 – May 5, 2017 is National Teacher Appreciation Week  

Looking for the perfect teacher holiday gift or end of school teacher appreciation present?  Party Idea Pros has gathered the  best of the best of fun yet affordable gift ideas for your favorite teachers.

Many of us can recall a teacher who inspired us to make the most of our strengths and encouraged us to overcome our weaknesses. Show your appreciation by thanking a teacher with this beautiful gift book and movie, The Heart of A Teacher. There are inspirational stories about teachers who made a difference, original poems, quotes and a special section with “100 Ways to Encourage a Child.” Enjoy this 3 minute movie that shares The Heart of Teacher poem combined with beautiful photography and music.

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Halloween in the Classroom – Go Batty!

Halloween in the Classroom – Go Batty!

Looking for a way to add an educational and charitable element to your classroom Halloween celebrations? Adopt a vampire bat! or any of these “scary” critters

Adopt a Wolf | Adopt a Jaguar | Adopt a Wolverine

Classroom Halloween Party

Most of you are way better than me about planning in advance, but for those last minute room moms, you can skip the drive across town just to find the leftover Halloween pickings.  Order TODAY and have your paper goods and decorations delivered to your front door in time for your student's Halloween in the classroom party!

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Wonder Woman Party & Gift Ideas!

Wonder Woman Theme Party & Gift Ideas

Wonder Woman Party & Gift Ideas!

Wonder Woman, the dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma. ~M·A·C

Explore this great selection of Wonder Woman gifts and accessories including fabulous Wonder Woman cosmetics, pajamas, flip flops, aprons, jewelry, greeting cards, home decor, and even Wonder Woman celebration decorating ideas! These wonder woman party and gift ideas make perfect birthday and Mother's Day gifts and any day girlfriend gifts to celebrate the wonder woman within all of us. Continue Reading →