This year has had a bit of a bad start. I think it's a combination of larger classes, implementation of Common Core Curriculum, furlough days (and pay reductions!), and a myriad of other things that seem to have everyone stressed. Some of that stress hit home on my hall last week and was on a personal and professional level. I LOVE to give and make gifts, and I thought that a couple of the teachers on my hall needed a little pick me up, so this is what I came up with. I put a bottle of pink lemonade, a box of Lemonheads, Pink Strawberry Tic Tacs, some pink wrapped mints, a pack of gum, and a slice of homemade lemon bread into the little goodie bag. Oh, and I knew that I better include a bar of Dove Chocolate, too! I wrapped all of this up in a cute little clear cellophane bag that I found with the Wilton cake supplies at Walmart. I tied it up with pink and yellow curling ribbon and attached a cute tag. I have to say, I think it did the trick!