Billie Holiday

Google Play has some great free albums today!  Head on over and score the Free album download of The Very Best Of Billie Holiday!  Remember with Google Play you will have to enter your payment info even for freebies!


Miles Davis

Another great free album today on Google Play.  Head on over and score the free album download of The Very Best Of Miles Davis.  Remember you do have to have payment info on file for freebies too!



Head on over to ValueMags and score a Free subscription to Parents Magazine.  There are no strings attached all you have to do is enter your mailing info.  Allow up to 8-10 weeks for your first issue to arrive.  ValueMags is a great site to grab free magazines!



Google Play has an awesome freebie this week!  Head on over and score the Jazz Pioneers album download for FREE!  Remember with Google Play you have to have payment info on file even with a freebie!

The full playlist includes:

  1. St. Louis Blues (Take 2) – Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra

  2. Shine on Harvest Moon – Count Basie, His Instrumentalists & His Rhythm

  3. Blues, Pts. l & ll – (From William Grant Still’s “Lennox Avenue Suite”) – Artie Shaw & His Orchestra

  4. Chinatown, My Chinatown – Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra

  5. Maple Leaf Rag – Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers

  6. Royal Garden Blues – Count Basie & His All American Rhythm Section

  7. Sensation Rag – Benny Goodman

  8. (Back Home Again In) Indiana – Louis Armstrong

  9. The Entertainer – Dick Hyman

  10. Billy Boy (Mono Version) – Miles Davis

  11. Swanee River – Benny Goodman & His Orchestra

  12. Indian Summer – Paul Desmond

  13. The Memphis Blues (Remastered 2001) – Eartha Kitt;Shorty Rogers



I found another great teacher gift idea on Gift Card Girlfriend which was adapted from Family Fun. Gift Card Plant Teacher Gift. This one would be great if you know a few mom’s in the class. You could go in together and get a few fun gift cards for the teacher!!

Gift Card Plant Teacher Gift


Plant (There are so many fun colorful plants out right now in my area!!) Loving the Gerber Daisy colors!

Gift Cards

Flower Templates

Bamboo Skewer



  1. Make the Flower Gift Card Holders
  2. Insert Gift Cards
  3. Insert into plant

Ideas to write on the flowers:

  • “Thanks for all your hard work” – gift card to Home Depot, Staples, etc.
  • “You’re so much fun” – gift card to the movies or video store.
  • “You’re our favorite” – gift card to her favorite place, free choice card!
  • “Thanks for keeping your cool” – gift card to the ice cream store.

Continue reading » Teacher Gift Ideas #8-17


Post-It Picture Frame Present found on Paper Wings

What you need:
clear frames (Can grab at the Dollar Tree for, you guessed it…$1.00)
post-it’s (Check Walmart, Dollar Tree or even Staples!)
scrapbook paper/embellishments

I think it’s pretty self explanatory how to do this little project, but here goes…
Cut scrapbook paper to fit frame, stick post-its on the front, and attach ribbon or embellishment. Done. :)

I am loving this DIY Bird Nest Necklace for an idea for teachers and even for Mother’s Day. Sarah Ortega has a great posting on how to make the super cute Bird Nest Necklace!

Bird Nest Necklace

What you’ll need:
– Jewelry wire (I prefer using a 24 gauge because it is easier to manipulate but the 20 gauge can work well too with the help of some round nose pliers)
– pearls or glass beads
– necklace chain
– jump ring and a clasp


Directions: (you can visit the posting HERE to get pictures with each step)

  • Select the beads you want, string them onto your wire and arrange them as you’d like.
  • then simply wrap the wire around the beads
  • wrap some wire in the space between each bead (I like the look of three loops but you could just do one or two if you prefer)
  • this is what the back looked like. (In the other necklaces I attached a jump ring but on this one I just formed a loop with the wire.)
  • now attach a jump ring and a clasp to the end of a necklace chain
  • and this is what you end up with :)

I love this simple but cute idea for a Teacher Gift! All you need is a Flower (loving the Gerber Daisy’s!!) and visit Skip To My Lou to grab the FREE printable Gift Tag that you can even edit to add your own child’s name! The saying is too cute too “Thank You For helping X Bloom!”.

Check out Teacher Gift Idea #4: Box of Teacher Goodies. I found this cute DIY Box of Teacher Goodies on Eighteen25.


  • Plastic divided Box
  • Ribbon
  • 3 Pieces of Scrapbook Paper
  • Stickers for Name and to make bird (or whatever you choose)
  • Goodies to fill the box (check Dollar Tree, Michael $1 section, Target Dollar Spot)

Visit Eighteen25 to get the step by step directions on how to make this DIY Box of Teacher Goodies including pictures too.

Teacher gift idea #5: ABC Flowers found on Giggles Galore. You should be able to complete this one for just a few dollars. Simple & cute gift for a teacher… (If you do not want to use live flowers… I have found some great silk flowers at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and even Walmart that would be a great alternative.


  • Vase or Mason Jar
  • ABC Magnets
  • Ribbon
  • Flowers (real or fake)
  • Free printable “Thank You” tags HERE.


  • Place Alphabet Letters in Jar/Vase
  • Add Flowers
  • Tie Ribbon around Jar/Vase & Add Tag

Thanks Giggles Galore

On Skip To My Lou I found teacher Gift #6 which is on my list to make! This gift is called Stamp of Approval which is so fitting for my son’s teacher since they stamp the kiddo’s homework when they bring it back. If your not very crafty… This one is right up your alley.. Very simple to make.

Stamp of Approval

  • Wooden Box (I have found these at Dollar Tree, Michael’s & Hobby Lobby for cheap!)
  • Ink Pad
  • Stamps
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Decorations (Stickers etc)


  • First paint the inside of the box with an antique white acrylic craft paint. Then simply covered the box with scrapbook paper when the paint had dried. Cut into the edges {corners} of the box with scissors so that the paper would wrap around the box nicely. Pasted it onto the box with a couple of layers Mod Podge on bottom and the top of the paper and let it dry completely between coats.
  • Add Ink Pad (Take box with you to see what fits)
  • Add Stamp(s)
  • Make a Tag for inside the box saying: ”Thanks for being such a great teacher. You have earned our STAMP of approval!”
  • Decorate front of box.. Maybe with teachers name…

Check out Skip to My Lou for her finished product.

Teacher Gift Idea #7: Enjoy Your Summer found on The Rachel Berry Blog

This one is great for those who might not be crafty at all! You only need 5 supplies that you can buy just about anywhere.

Items Needed:

  • Beach Towel
  • Magazine
  • Peach Rings (or any flavor or candy)
  • Travel Size Sunscreen
  • Ribbon

Have fun with Colors on this one. I have found so many fun beach towels and colorful ribbon lately. Just attach a simple note.. Telling your teacher to enjoy his or her summer!



There is nothing quite like pulling on a big name brand clothing item or turning on that top of the line appliance while knowing that you paid so little for it that it was almost free and it is this pleasure that you get from shopping at Kohl’s. With so many ways to save at Kohl’s there is no wonder they are one of the most popular shopping destinations in the nation!

Gold Star Clearance

When shopping at Kohl’s always start your bargain hunting in the Gold Star Clearance areas which is where you will find items with up to 80% discount on the original price. Anything with a gold tag on a red lined item is a Gold Star Clearance item and can normally be found towards the back of the store. Coupons are valid both in-store and online so head on over to Discountrue for the Kohl’s 30% off discount coupon and stack it with anything you find here for some truly impressive savings.

Kohl’s Kiosk

If you want something that you aren’t able to locate in-store then head on over to the Kohl’s Kiosk and place an order for it. Not only are all your coupons valid at the Kiosk but there is no minimum value to qualify for FREE shipping AND your order will receive priority processing.

Price Protection And Price Match

With their Price Protection offer Kohl’s guarantees that if the price of an item you have purchased goes down you will have fourteen days to return with your receipt and get back the difference in price. Their Price Match offer applies to competitors pricing. If you find that one of their competitors is offering a product for a lower price all you have to do is take the competitors advert which displays the current date and product description and Kohl’s will match their price!

Ever After Rewards

If you or someone you know is about to tie the knot then they have to know about the Kohl’s Wedding Registry and Ever After Rewards Program. Not only will you receive 10% of the amount purchased from your registry but you will also receive 15% discount on any of the remaining items on your registry. So if the total value of your registry comes to $2000 and friends and family purchase $1000 worth of those items, you receive $100 in rewards and the remaining items will only cost you $850.

With insane discounts like these, shopping at Kohl’s is pure pleasure and you would be a fool not to take advantage of their amazing discounts!

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