Sharpie Marker Back to School Teacher Gifts

Make these DIY Teacher Gifts using Sharpie markers and this free scissors printable! So fun!

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So I may be out of school, but that doesn’t prevent me from hitting up all these back to school sales. If I had to name two greatest mysteries in this world, they would be the disappearances of bobby pins and markers. It doesn’t matter how many you buy, they will always find a way to vanish. So for that reason alone, I refuse to pay full price for anything that I will most likely lose within months weeks of buying. I find it funny how I can manage to keep track of things from 10 years ago, but a marker that I just got last week is too much to handle. Good thing I don’t own any pets.

Make these DIY Teacher Gifts using Sharpie markers and this free scissors printable! So fun!
Back in my school shopping days, we were always bargain hunting for the best supply deals. Coming from a big family, we were usually allowed one “fun” folder (hello, Lisa Frank!) and then the rest of the folders were generic 10 cent ones from Staples (my childhood dream land). Now that I live less than 5 minutes from that dream land, I get most of my business & office supplies from there. Believe it or not, all the hand lettering I do for my shop is done with markers I get at Staples. Not fancy markers that cost $8/each, but simple black markers you probably already have hiding around the house.

Make these DIY Teacher Gifts using Sharpie markers and this free scissors printable! Fun idea for teacher gifts!

The color is nice & rich, which makes them ideal for illustrating since the dark colors make the sketches easy to scan in and trace.

Make these DIY Teacher Gifts using Sharpie markers and this free scissors printable! Great teacher gift idea!

These colorful little treats also make for great back to school teacher gifts! Get a pack of Sharpies, attach them to these scissors printables, and you have an easy (and compact!) teacher gift. So many fun colors to choose from and they even have new neon colors.

Make these DIY Teacher Gifts using Sharpie markers and this free scissors printable!

 Download the Sharpie Marker Back to School Teacher Gift
Materials:
  Sharpie Marker Back to School Teacher Gift  // Scissors or Exacto Knife
Tape  //  Sharpie Markers
While supplies last, all Sharpie Fine and Ultra Fine assortment packs and Sharpie Neon Marker packs are currently on sale at Staples through August 24th.

You can leave them open or fold them up for a fun surprise! I was going to make some pun about them being a cut above the rest, but it’s getting late and my creativity is lacking.

Free Printable To Do List – Cupcake Edition

Download this free printable to do list for an easy way to get motivated (by cupcakes!)

Everyone has that one thing that motivates them to get through a long week. Some choose meditation, some choose nights out on the town, and then there are some that simply choose cupcakes. I’m a believer that everyone needs a little color added to their day-to-day life. Whether that’s a pink marker, colorful planner, or motivation-by-cupcakes to-do list, adding a little sweetness to your schedule can make those long days a little sweeter.

Download this free printable to do list for an easy way to get motivated (by cupcakes!)

Download the Free Printable To Do List

(*insert infomercial voice*) With the Motivation By Cupcakes to do list, you no longer have to feel guilty for indulging in a celebratory cupcake. Because rather than it just being a option, it is a priority (the to-do list only speaks the truth). With just zero low payments of $0.00, you will be the envy of the office and everyone will be asking you who gave you permission to end your work week with a dozen cupcakes. (*end infomercial voice*)

Sprinkled Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

My Favorite Soft Baked Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe!!

It’s been forever since I shared a recipe on the blog, and well…that’s because it has been forever since I have actually baked anything! My little sister even went as far as to say that if I didn’t step up my baking game, I’d have to remove the “Eat” from my blog title. And considering I don’t feel like rebranding the site because of my lack of recent baking, I decided I better step it up or face the wrath of a 16 year old blog police. This isn’t a entirely new recipe, as I posted something similar back in November, but on this gloomy rainy day I figured a little sprinkles couldn’t hurt these seemingly plain lookin’ cookies.

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

And in fact, when it comes to flavor these peanut butter cookies are anything but plain. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of crunchy cookies. Now, I know my fair share of crunchy cookie lovers but for me, there’s just something magical about a thick, soft baked cookie. But the problem that I find with most peanut butter cookie recipes is that they tend to crack and crumble after taking the first bite. Oh, but not these my friends. If you bake these for just the right amount of time, you’ll get a cookie that can withstand the bite while still staying soft as can be.

My Favorite Soft Baked Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe!

Sprinkled Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
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Ingredients
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter, softened
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • Sprinkles, optional
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar with electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add egg and stir until combined.
  2. On low speed, add in vanilla. Add baking soda and stir for 10 seconds. Slowly add in flour and mix for 30 seconds, or until dough is combined.
  3. Mix in white chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop into 2-tablespoon sized balls and place on a parchment-covered baking sheet. Lightly flatten the tops of each cookie so they are more like thick discs. This will help them bake more evenly. If you wish to add sprinkles, lightly press each cookie into a bowl of sprinkles before baking.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes.
  6. Allow for the cookies to continue to cool on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes until removing cookies from the baking sheet.
Notes
By baking these cookies for only 11 minutes, we are preventing the edges to be brown, and therefore preventing them to get crunchy. Part of the trick to their softness is to allow the cookies to sit on the hot cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes after removing them from the oven. This allows them to finish baking, without getting the direct heat of the oven that typically causes browned edges. The cookies may look slightly underdone after 11 minutes in the oven, and that’s okay. If you prefer a crunchier cookie, feel free to leave them in the oven for a few extra minutes until you start seeing the edges turn brown.
Materials/Props:
Rainbow Sprinkles  //  Printable Party Flags

And the fun thing with this recipe is that it’s so versatile. You can bake them plain without any add-ins or toppings, or you can have fun with it and add in chocolate chips, white chocolate chunks, sprinkles, or peanut butter cups. Or better yet, dip half the cookie in chocolate for a extra sweet treat. Or turn them into icecream sandwiches. Or crush them into chocolate ice cream. Okay, I’ll stop now. I think you get the picture.

A Sprinkle-Filled Announcement!

Sprinkleberrie Paperie! Premade Blogger templates for food, fashion, and craft bloggers!

After many months of drawing, photographing, printing, and staying up way later than I should – I am so excited to finally spill the beans on what I’ve been working on!  Ever since I found my passion in Graphic Design many years ago, I always thought it would be fun to have a online shop. But for most of those years, I had no idea what I would make and the logistic side of things (shipping, printing, yada-yada-yada) always seemed too overwhelming. So I set aside the idea and made it one of those “maybe in the future type things.” But as 2014 came around and I was making my resolution list, I hesitantly added “launch a print shop” to the list. I didn’t know how it was going to happen, but I added it anyway just because.

Bakeaholic Zone Only - hand-lettered 8x10 art print by Sprinkleberrie Paperie

But as of yesterday, I can finally cross this bad boy off the list because Sprinkleberrie Paperie is finally launched! I can hardly believe it’s done and once I actually recover from launch week’s late nights, I think it may sink in.

Sprinkleberrie Paperie! A fun art print & party printables for foodies!!

The new shop is filled with witty & colorful art prints designed to add a little spunk to your kitchen and office! And as you can probably tell from the name, there’s a good deal of sprinkle lovin’ scattered through the shop. Did you actually expect me not to include sprinkles? Psh.

Sprinkles Are My Jam - hand-lettered 8x10 art print by Sprinkleberrie Paperie!
And obviously some cheese lovin’ had to be thrown in there, too. Each print has been hand-lettered and printed on high-quality 110lb matte paper. Most of the designs come in various color palettes, so matching the art to your existing decor is a breeze!

Dream Bigger Than Your Love for Cheese - hand-lettered 8x10 art print by Sprinkleberrie Paperie

In addition to art prints, the shop is also filled with the 2014 Summer Collection of Blogger Templates! This has been a highly requested item lately, so I took some of my favorite elements for the Blogger platform and combined them into affordable premade designs. When you purchase a template, I will personally install the new design so that you don’t have to mess with installing code/pulling out your hair. Each template also has the option to add on extra features, so that you can personalize the site to your needs.

Sprinkleberrie Paperie! Premade Blogger templates for food, fashion, and craft bloggers!

And last but not least, the shop currently includes a handpicked collection of printables, with more invitations, stationery, and templates coming soon! Included in the printables already launched are the 2015 Printable Monthly Calendars! These printable calendars have been a hit the past few years and after many requests, new 2015 designs are finally launched!

2015 Printable Montly Calendar by Sprinkleberrie Paperie

Thank you to everyone’s support & encouragement throughout this process and I can’t wait to send some sprinklicious goodness to your mailboxes soon! To celebrate the launch (and because it’s been forever since I had a giveaway!), I’m running a little giveaway for $50 shop credit! The contest will run until August 8, 2014 at 11:59:59 and the winner will be able to use the credit on shop prints, a blogger template, or a handful of printables!

Hey Batter Batter -  hand-lettered 8x10 art print by Sprinkleberrie Paperie
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DIY Tea Party Printables

Download these free Tea Party Printables, attach to a paper icecream cup, and you have an instant tea cup!!

Alrighty friends, I had the greatest dream Monday night. I had a dream that I went to Starbucks one morning, ordered 4 teas (not sure why I needed 4) and instead of the guy getting out a Grande cup, he popped open a bottle of champagne. That’s right, a giant bottle of champagne. Not only did he have champagne, but he asked me if I would rather just take the entire bottle (to which I of course replied, YES). Talk about a Christmas miracle here, people. Don’t ask me why I even dreamed of this considering I’ve only had champagne a handful of times in my life, but I’m thinking I should write to the head honchos at Starbucks and tell them of this genius idea. Who needs a Venti Latte when you can just have an entire bottle of champagne, right?

Download these free Tea Party Printables, attach to a paper icecream cup, and you have an instant tea cup! So easy! This was also the same night I had a dream that I was rejected during an acting audition in New York , so I’m thinking the champagne may have just popped in to aid my recovery from such denial. So needless to say, Starbucks was in order Tuesday morning after a late night of photo editing and crazy dreams. So I got up bright & early, drove to Starbucks for some fruity concoction, and got in line for the drive thru. But the story doesn’t end there, people. I was sitting in line at what seemed like the slowest drive thru possible, when all of a sudden some lady swerved around me and it was then that I realized that I wasn’t even in line but sitting behind a parked car. A car with nobody in it, clearly parked in a parking spot. I blame the 4 hours of sleep, but seriously, how does this happen?! In my defense, the car was parked right next to the drive thru in the same direction, but this wasn’t the first time I had been there so my defense is rather weak.

Download these free Tea Party Printables, attach to a paper icecream cup, and you have an instant tea cup!
Long story short, my Starbucks trip was quite the piece of work and I got out alive with 3 Tall Teavana® Shaken Iced Teas in hand (one for my struggles, 2 for blog projects, of course). I have been wanting to do some tea party printables for a while, so I figured if I was going to make the trip across town for tea, I might as well just let them make the mess and order a few extra for the photoshoot. As much as I love cooking/baking, it’s sometimes easier to just buy food props for craft projects already made so that I don’t have a sink full of dishes after each photoshoot. Although I must admit that this method gets a bit dangerous when the food props come in the form of a dozen cupcakes.

Download these free Tea Party Printables, attach to a paper icecream cup, and you have an instant tea cup! So fun!
You can download these tea party printables for free below and throw your own summer tea party! I don’t know about you, but I’ve never actually had a tea party with straight up tea before. Fruity flavors always win! The Teavana® Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade™ and Teavana® Shaken Iced Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade™ are probably my favorite two of the bunch, but if you’re more into traditional tea flavors, Starbucks also has a Teavana® Shaken Iced Black Tea Lemonade™!  I’m planning to try it during my next dream-induced visit, which I’m hoping is very soon. It’s not champagne, but anything with lemonade is good with me.

Download these free Tea Party Printables, attach to a paper icecream cup, and you have an instant tea cup! Designed by Melissa at Design Eat Repeat Blog

Download the Tea Party Printables
Materials:
Tea Party Printables Template // Scissors or Exacto Knife
Tape  //  3.75″ Paper Ice Cream Cup
Tea of Choice (pictured here are the Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Teas)
Red Drink Pictured Here: Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade™
Yellow Drink Pictured Here: Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade™

So that’s about how my summer is going. I got back from vacation this past weekend and am still recovering from it in the form of late night work sessions & early morning Starbucks runs. Why is it that you usually come back from vacation more exhausted than when you left? I’m going to attribute the exhaustion this time to a week of white water rafting, ziplining, and a 14 hour car ride. But let’s just say that my next vacation is going to consist of me lounging on a beach for one week straight, drinking champagne Starbucks drinks, and getting my tan on.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Starbucks through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Starbucks, all opinions are my own.