Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mother's Day updated!

So I had a sweet follower ask very nicely if I could add some alternative pages to my Mother's Day Gift Ideas packet. Seems there are certain areas of the country that coffee is taboo so she was hoping the coffee could be changed to cocoa in the If You Give a Mom a Muffin booklet. {Note to self: never move wherever that is!}  I thought that wouldn't be too hard so I agreed. {I have posted all about how I do this project with my kiddos here and here.}

 HA, I should have know better! 

This file is old and it seems that the old version of Word doesn't play nicely with the new version I have. So after fighting it for awhile I remade the whole thing in PowerPoint (my new love.) Of course, I had to use some new cuter frames. Then I got ambitious and tried my hand at making my own muffin clip art for the cover...we have an ink shortage and my students love to color.
Since I had so many pictures for the illustration ideas I had to reduce the file size, but that made the frames blurry. Grrr...

I figured a work around that but then the pdf would print with extra white space which made the pages not perfectly aligned when you cut them in half.... ARG!!!!!! Isn't technology supposed to simplify your life? I guess some of it is me being very particular but darn it, after all the time I spend making something I want it to look like I intended when it prints out!!

After much searching on Google I FINALLY figured out how to fix this annoying problem once and for all! I danced around the house chanting, " I did it, I'm awesome, I fixed it..." My 5th just laughed at me. My 7th grader waited until I stopped my strutting and then said with a straight face, "How did that go again?" Wise guy!

Anyways....the point of this long story is....I have revised my packet so if you already own it you can go download the update for free.  If you don't have a plan for a Mother's Day gift yet, you can check it out here. I think making their mom in bed might be their favorite part...maybe I'll take a poll this year to see if I am right.

They are always SO proud to take this gift home. It is adorable to watch them decide which flavor of muffin they think their mom would like the best. I've even had some admit they are really hoping their mom will share the muffin with them! LOL, gotta love first graders!

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20 comments:

  1. I loooove costco poppyseed muffins! There are so many cute ideas out there for Mother's Day/Muffins with Moms (BTW-feel free to check mine out!Muffins with Moms Craftivity)...maybe someone should make a Mother's Day linky?!

    Teaching in the Tongass

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  2. This is too cute! No coffee??!! I couldn't bear it! I love Dunkin Donuts iced cinnamon coffee. At home I love Donut House's Cinnamon Bum in my Keurig. Yum!

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  3. You could write your own story: if you give a teacher an updated version of Word...

    I feel your pain. I have a phone chain that will only open with the oldest version of Word known to man. And even if I copy and paste into the new version...no go. Guess I will be retyping this summer.

    Maybe you could write a post about how to do the PDF with perfect alignment (hint, hint) as my solution is to cut them just both slightly smaller. And then we could all sing and dance with you!

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  4. I am so curious where coffee is a no no!!!(I'll have to google it now) My fav muffin flavour is an orange cranberry. I think from Starbucks?

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  5. How can they ban coffee??? My favorite coffee at Home is Trader Joe's "Joe's Dark"; It's cheaper than starbucks too. I'm not crazy about muffins but I love cranberry bagels and Starbuck's Cranberry Scones!
    Pauline
    First Grade by the Sea

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  6. My favorite coffee is Starbuck's breakfast blend, but right now I'm hooked on folgers carmel flavored coffee :)

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  7. Favorite muffin flavor is blueberry!

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  8. I love blueberry muffins! And any coffee with a little milk is perfect with me!

    Ms. Cranfill's Class

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  9. I have a double latte every morning from my wonderful DeLonghi Magnifica machine. My favorite brand is Newhall Ranch french roast...waaay better than Starbucks! Angie

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  10. I love my basic Folgers every day, toss in whatever flavored creamer I have and I am good to the last drop! haha
    Think all night…..Teach all day

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  11. I like the chocolate chip muffins!
    Megan
    Meganhorman@gmail.com

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  12. I don't really like coffee but I love the smell!
    Megan
    Meganhorman@gmail.com

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  13. I love dark, black coffee. I am missing it right now while I'm pregnant!

    Stacy
    stacy.caudill@gmail.com

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  14. My favorite coffee is Dunkin' Donuts. I love the coconut flavored iced coffee!

    Tanya ☺
    fantabulous1stgr@aol.com
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  15. I am not a coffee drinker, but I enjoy the aroma from my son's Starbucks. Love hot cocoa using Swiss Miss K cups in my Keurig.

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  16. Ohhhh can't give a favorite coffee flavor as I am not a coffee drinker. I will take that hot chocolate though... ;>

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  17. I love flavored coffee and I've never had a muffin I didn't like. I’m having a giveaway too please stop by http://littlelearnersinc.blogspot.com/2013/04/science-writing-and-art-oh-my-and.html

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  18. I like the dark roast beans. I love the smell of my coffee maker grinding the beans. As for muffins , blueberry, cranberry apple cinnamon, or had an awesome zucchini cranberry one from a whole food store!

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  19. I found this page while looking for a mothers day card. I have to admit that our 5 year old came on with this book from school the other day. My wife read it, and was amazed how true this one was. Of coarse our daughter ate the muffin by the time she was finished reading the book.

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