Teachers Appreciation Week
To teach is to touch a life forever
Before getting involved in my children's day to day school routine, outside of the home, there was little I knew about the school environment, except for my own memories.
Now that they go to school close to home and I have been given the good responsibility of drop off and pick-up, I find myself in their school quite regularly.
There is always an activity or activities every month to bring parents into the school to be informed of their child's education. These activities are fun but informative, they give parents a chance to get a glimpse into our children's daily school routine.
I have seen the love, care, and long hours all teachers and staff put into ensuring that students receive a well rounded education to prepare them for their future in their communities, higher education, and their for their financial careers. You (teachers) are appreciated more than you know. A good teacher is never forgotten--I still have fond memories of school.
Tokens Of Appriciation
In the monthly meeting with the meet and greet with the Principal, we discussed the plan for Teachers Appreciation week; basically parents would make donations to treat teachers. The date was on the school calendar, flyers were sent home, and we had a meeting--no way I could forget to be involved. Thank you PTO--I am a bit out of the loop about such things. :)
My husband believes you can't go wrong with chocolate. He bought chocolates. I stacked the chocolates with a thank you card; which one child wrote a message in, then wrapped them in ribbon. Ideas for sweet sayings were found on Pinterest. Share your teacher appreciation ideas in the comments. I didn't take any pictures of ours.
Sugar and smarts are really what great teachers are made of
Tips for Keeping in Touch with Your Child's Teacher
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You are a Gem!
Remember to share your teacher appreciation ideas in the comments section.
Hi there! Do you like black and gold together? If not in decor or clothing...then how about in your accessories?
I popped on to ask this question because online shoppers who used these keywords , "black and gold" , "onyx black and gold", "red black and gold", were directed to Hannah's Gemstone Jewelry.
These black and gold onyx earrings have been getting quite a bit of love in the shop. They are increasing in popularity.
There are other items in the online store that have black onyx in their design.
Historically, black onyx was reported to reduce one's negative feelings and emotions, boost self-awareness and physical energy.
Hannah’s Gemstone Jewelry is handmade with gems and agates described as best for women, known traditionally for tranquility and serenity -- soothe, calm, energize the woman within. :)
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You are a Gem!
Do you like black and gold earrings/jewelry? Share your answer in the comments.
Putting mom brain at rest one lanyard at a time
Beaded Gemstone Lanyards
Leaving one day for the carpool pickup line; I realized I had locked us out of the house.
Before that I had used a number of other lanyards and key holders all of which broke too soon—my keys were dropping everywhere; God forbid I loose them while out and about with no clue that they were missing—that thought made me very nervous. One day I decided to string together a beaded gemstone lanyard before dismissal. I had toiled with the design for sometime. I wanted to change it up to make it more comfortable and sophisticated.
I was using my children's sport lanyards which were made with lobster claw clasps. I chose a split ring over a lobster clasp for a more secure hold. Keys can be hung while ID and electronic key card can be attached separately.
If you’ve got “mom brain”, tired of loosing or misplacing keys, afraid your little one would render you keyless or ID less and unable to unlock your classroom door or enter your workplace; then this beaded gemstone lanyard is for you. Have easy access to unlock your vehicle when exiting the grocery store —with kids.
They would of course make fine Mother’s Day gifts.
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You are Gem!
Sophisticated casual jewelry. Versatility and professional quality handmade jewelry you will want to wear everywhere.
2019 and Beyond
Hannah's Gemstone Jewelry, has less than two years left as a registered business (with the option to renew), and is planning to make the best of it. Thanks to the team at the Zibbet.com marketplace for their support. We are all eagerly awaiting the reveal of Zibbet.com's secret project, which they have been leaving us in suspense about. I was hoping to wake up to the surprise on December 25, 2018, since it's a time of spreading joy and giving. ; )
Customer Feedback for Products Lines
I wear jewelry on special occasions, but anklets would be nice to wear around the house, especially as a mom with small children, who pull at everything.
I love your jewelry. You're so very talented. I wear my stuff from you regularly. I was just telling my new sister in law about my wedding anklet.
It was suggested a long time ago to add anklets as a product line. The lovely customer feedbacks that were given late this year has reawakened that idea.
Bulk It Up
Continuing with more business suggestions and feedback from gift givers, it was suggested to make bulk items and promote them as gifts for party favors. The idea occurred to reintroduce an item that has not been added for a long time - pins. In the past, custom requests for pins have been made and sold. One order that came as a surprise was for nearly a dozen pins; which I believe were for employees in the customer service industry.
More Product Ideas
This is something which I have been putting off for a long time and only one has been made and sold online so far--lanyards.
Gorgeous! My coworker is purple obsessed and will love this. Very quick shipping as well. I received my item with no issues. Thank you!
What has Been The Hold Up With Lanyards?
Price: Beaded lanyards take up a lot of beads.
Comfortability: The first design was restrung several times to ensure that it was comfortable around the neck. Small beads that lay behind the neck can pinch real bad-ouch! That issue was fixed wit that design, but I don't want to do it again. I have an idea for the neck drape, this time, which I hope you will like, it will make adding custom colors easier too.
What Sparked The Reintroduction of Lanyards?
Now being the parent that has to wait in the school pick up line; I was rushing out one afternoon...and locked us out of the house. That day the idea that lanyards would be very useful to busy moms was sparked.
,Logos: It has been predicted by online design services, that logo trends for 2019 will include; simple text or a simple image on plain background, with a retro feel (addition of bold fonts and pops color), also geometric shapes.
A new logo for Hannah's Gemstone Jewelry, that will incorporate some colors from the current banner- to represent the main brand colors, has been drafted.
Chain: A search on Pinterest for 2019 jewelry trends, had a lot of chain pop up. I also saw the more traditional cuts and polish of beads used in Hannah's Gemstone Jewelry, with chain. This discovery only reaffirmed the decision I had all along to continue with the necklace that was already in progress. Sadly, I no longer will be able to rely on my best chain supplier. Plus, there are so many options for chain - yikes! Options chosen will have to be lead and nickle free for sure, which you won't believe really narrows the choices down. The choices would be from sterling silver and or stainless steel (the medical grade type).
Color of The Year
Have you been updated on the Pantone color of the year, Living Coral?
My personal color would be turquoise. I'll be wearing a turquoise bracelet as a reminder to stay focused and on track with To Do Lists and goals. Historically, turquoise was worn for successful completion of tasks and going on a journey. 2019 is a journey towards being the best we can be.
Why Did I leave Blogger?
I was caught into the hype of having a pretty site.
I wanted a place to blog and sell all in one place---an actual website/webstore.
Posting on Blogger was kind-of confusing and a bit stressful at times with blog hops and different cross promoting processes.
I miss the Zibbeters and hope I can reconnect with some of them. I had fun sharing there special handmades and artwork. Come checkout the blog some time.
I enjoyed being on Blogger while I was there. I was interacting with the Zibbet community of sellers there, and reading/following some beautiful blogs.
What's The Deal?
I have found a beautiful template to match Hannah's Gemstone Jewelry (HannahsGems) branding colors. Blogger has also switched to the secure Https, which may be best to promote HannahsGems products to help give shoppers who land on the site peace of mind.
Also, Google has made more changes, yet again, to Googles search rankings. Sites, especially those that sell products and collect personal info (for shipping purposes only) , were prompted to switch to secure https. When using Google's Chrome, different warnings may pop up when a site is not using https; which of course can scare visitors away form your site. By the way (BTW) Blogger (blogspot) is a Google product, so there you have it.
In October I contacted Weebly about their plans to switch to https, they did not have a definite/satisfactory answer. But as you can see now, Weebly has made the switch to secure https. So relax and take your time to browse this site.
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