When my dog ate my homework he also ate all my pencils

At the start of the school year parents buy the number of pencils that is specified on the supply list. Some parents even have a considerable stash of pencils that they keep at home. Now when I tutor the children in my community, I cannot believe how many times they tell me that they do not have a pencil. Boy if I had a dollar for each time. I have seen some lovely highly decorated pencil cases though. LOL


Sometimes they dig and dig into their book bags only to pull out a chewed up nub little stump of a pencil with a missing eraser and a dull point. The point is dull because they also cannot find all the pencil sharpeners that the parents purchased along with the start of the school year supplies.

Which brings me to my gift giving every Christmas. I make up mid-year school supply packs for the children in my circle. No toys from Queen Teen.

Each year I use different items and themes


This year I made these cute pencil and eraser with skinny note pad stocking stuffers.

These are being sold at local craft fairs where I am vending.

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Fall is in the air…

…and it can be in your home too.

Make a scrumptious smelling fragrance for you home. Place all ingredients in a crock pot and fill with water.

apple-peelsApple peels

lemon-rinds  Lemon rinds

cinammon-sticks  Cinnamon sticks cloves     Cloves

Let the crock pot simmer with the lid off. Refill with water to cover the ingredients as needed. The whole house will smell yummy.

I hope you try this. What other variations of crock pot potpourri have you tried?