These caught my eye this week:
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1. Dimensional Flower Punches from EK Success. Fellow Paper Slut Suni e-mailed me last week in a tizzy because she had just discovered these amazing punches on-line. She hopped in her car and drove to the closest Jo-Anns to buy them all up. She swears they are amazing. Now, of course, I MUST HAVE THEM.
Check out this video:
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2. Kinder Cones. My oldest heads off to First Grade in two weeks and my baby (MY BAAAAAAABYYYY) is going to pre-school this year. I'm torn between utter devastation that my sweet babies are growing up and WOO HOO!!! MAMA IS GOING TO PARTAY!
We are trying to impress upon our children the importance of education in our household (it is never "do you want to go to college?", but "where do you want to go to college?"). We are hoping to establish a family tradition of a big snazzy dinner (with cloth napkins! and sparkling cider! and a toast!) the night before the first day of school. I recently discovered the German back-to-school tradition of the "schultute" or "kinder cone". Basically, you decorate a paper cone and fill it with goodies. Hmmmmm.... now, where could I buy a paper cone? So, I've been slapping wrapping paper and glitter and crepe paper and whatnot onto a paper cone and I'm planning to fill it to the top with her school supplies and some yummy lunchbox treats. I figure that we'll give it to her at her back to school dinner. Once I finally finish it, I promise to post pics.