Friday, January 18, 2013

Valentine's School Activity

I want to share an activity I did today with the 8th graders at one of the schools I work at. I try to do themed lunch activities once a month, this one is a Valentine's Day theme.

This one is called "I don't use drugs because I love..."

I prepared the poster board with the writing and stickers.

I provided students with ink pads for them to make thumbprint hearts.

I asked each student to write something they love that keeps them from using drugs.

I like these kinds of activities because it gets the kids thinking about the most important things and people in their lives. I do believe that kids need to be reminded of these things and people frequently. It is my hope that the kids think of the people they love, things they love and activities they love when the opportunity to use drugs presents itself (and for most kids, the opportunity to use drugs will happen more than once).

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

This recipe happened by accident. It is the result of no clean baking pans or dishes. No matter how it happened, I am definitely glad it did! It is a different way of making and eating pizza. To serve, you can bring the skillet to the dinner table for a country home feel.

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza


2 Packages active dry yeast
1 1/2 Cup of warm water
1 Teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 Cups of bread flour
2 Tablespoons Cornmeal
Cooking Spray

1/2 Jar of Pizza Sauce
1/2 Bag of Shredded Cheese
Various Toppings (pepperoni, sausage)

To make the dough:

1. Mix the 2 packages of yeast with 1 cup of warm water, let set for about 10 minutes.

2. Mix in the vegetable oil, salt and flour.

3. Let dough rise for 20 minutes. Place a towel over the bowl.

On to the Pizza:

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees

2. Spray your cast iron skillet with cooking spray (Pam)

3. Dust the bottom of the skillet with the cornmeal.

4. Stretch out your dough across the skillet.

5. Bake the dough only for about 10 minutes.

6. Remove from oven and add pizza sauce, cheese and toppings.

7. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Enjoy your skillet pizza!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Pinteresting Party!

Hey everyone! Today I am  guest hosting A Pinteresting Party with Tutus & Tea Parties and Here's to Handy Andy!

If you’re looking to get your pin on, you’ve come to the right place. Link up your Pinteresting posts (any post you’d like pinned will do) & visit others to give them a Pin too. Pinterest brings bloggers like us lots of traffic so lets help each other out and go pin crazy! 
::my faves from last week's party::
{Go on and pin them if you love them too!}
  1. Cinnamon Bread from A Tossed Salad Life (I made it & it was yummy!)
  2. Goals Printable from Second Chance to Dream
  3. Toddler Floor Pillows from Once Upon a Sewing Machine
  4. DIY Boot Stuffers from The Gingerbread Blog 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012: My Favorite Projects!

Hey All! I decided to create my own link up of my favorite creations from 2012. Hope you enjoy!

Giveaway! $25 Gift Certificate

Hi Everyone! I have a special giveaway for you from! They asked me to give away a $25 gift certificate to one of my followers. So if you know someone who is expecting or if you are planning a shower, this is a wonderful and creative idea!

A little about the company: was started in early 2012 by Liz Hur. She wanted to start a business that would let her have more time with her daughter Lily, born in November of 2011. Everything is handmade, and currently  this company is the only one making book diaper cakes. The brands used by are: Gund, Kid's Preferred, and TY.

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