Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Made It

Hey y'all! I'm happy to finally be able to participate in Tara from 4th Grade Frolics' Monday Made It! Last week, when I was reorganizing and cleaning up my Pinterest boards, I made a list of the things I'd like to try and make before the summer is over. Today, I realized two of the things on my list could be made using materials I already had at home, so I got to work!

First, I made this Kiss Your Brain treat jar (source; pin). I used an empty plastic rice container, scrapbook paper, left over glittery stickers from a wedding project made for a friend, and Modge Podge. I love using the phrase "kiss your brain" when a student says something super smart or inquisitive, and now my students can grab a Hershey's Kiss from my jar if I tell them to kiss their brain!
(just imagine there are Hershey Kisses inside!)
For myself, I made a spiced concentrate (source; pin) to add to my chai tea lattes. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I.am.obsessed. with chai tea lattes. Unfortunately, I can't afford to spend $5 at Starbucks every time I crave one, so I've been on a mission to try and recreate the drink at home. This concentrate is made using sweetened condensed milk and a combination of spices, and it definitely mimics whatever it is they add to the chai at Starbucks! I've made sugar syrups (both vanilla and cinnamon and then vanilla and cinnamon combined), and those made my drinks gritty and overly sweet. The sweetened condensed milk is sweet, too, but it's not so sweet that you feel like you're going to get a cavity from drinking your tea! If you're a chai tea latte lover like me, I highly recommend making this to add to your tea (I make the base of my drink from Tazo chai tea concentrate and vanilla soy milk).

If you'd like to link up with something you made or just want to check out what other people have made, click the image below to join the linky!

And, just in case you haven't checked them out yet, I made a few new fonts last week and you can win your favorite if you just visit this post and leave me a comment telling me which one is your favorite (they're also for sale in my TpT store)! There will be four winners, and the giveaway ends tomorrow evening, so don't forget to stop by!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Katherine! Love your Kiss your Brain tub!!! I love chai tea! I am going to have to try that:0) Thanks for linking up and hope you can come back next week:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  2. I love to reward great thinking! This is a very cute, inexpensive idea. Thanks for sharing!
    I am your newest follower.

    Patti
    One Class, One Sound

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  3. The kiss your brain jar is darling, thanks for sharing.

    Jill
    Bubbalulu.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi Katherine,
    I also teach third grade and I'm excited to see everything you have going on here. LOVE the kiss your brain idea and also LOVE chai tea. Have you tried the Oregon Chai brand mix? It's super scrumptious!

    Jessica
    Teach on a Limb

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  5. Hey, Katherine!
    I'm going to be teaching 3rd grade for the first time this year and I love your Monday Made It project. I used to work with a teacher who always said, "Kiss your brain!" to the students and giving them a Hershey's kiss along with it is just so fun! I'm your newest follower!

    Rebecca
    Classroom Compulsion

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6 comments:

  1. Hi Katherine! Love your Kiss your Brain tub!!! I love chai tea! I am going to have to try that:0) Thanks for linking up and hope you can come back next week:)

    4th Grade Frolics

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love to reward great thinking! This is a very cute, inexpensive idea. Thanks for sharing!
    I am your newest follower.

    Patti
    One Class, One Sound

    ReplyDelete
  3. The kiss your brain jar is darling, thanks for sharing.

    Jill
    Bubbalulu.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Katherine,
    I also teach third grade and I'm excited to see everything you have going on here. LOVE the kiss your brain idea and also LOVE chai tea. Have you tried the Oregon Chai brand mix? It's super scrumptious!

    Jessica
    Teach on a Limb

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hey, Katherine!
    I'm going to be teaching 3rd grade for the first time this year and I love your Monday Made It project. I used to work with a teacher who always said, "Kiss your brain!" to the students and giving them a Hershey's kiss along with it is just so fun! I'm your newest follower!

    Rebecca
    Classroom Compulsion

    ReplyDelete