It's that time of year for support staff recognition at school. Although the cutesy things that the students make are totally adorable and welcomed by all, they don't last long until they are tossed out.
A couple of weeks ago I saw this recipe for a lemon sugar hand scrub. (Why is it that I keep wanting to write "lemon pepper" instead of "lemon sugar?" Maybe I'm hungry?) It will be a great gift for several people without breaking the bank, or this teacher's budget. (Doesn't the fabric on top look like fried eggs?)
I told Joy, my partner in crime, what I was going to be doing, and sent her a file asking if she could print the gift tags in color. I need a new printer, but that's another story. Of course she said yes. She brought me the copies and before I even looked at them, she told me that she had given them to her husband to print out on his great printer at work. She said that when he opened the file he wanted to "fix it." She told him no. He said that the words didn't fit. She firmly told him that the way the file was must be the way that I designed it and to leave it alone. So he printed this on card stock and vellum, 40 tags worth:
I told Joy that we would make it work. Then we laughed at my feeble attempt to play the princess saying that this wasn't what I wanted and it just would not work ~whine~whine~whine. She told me that I needed to work on my princess factor, because it was just not working.
So in my best passive-aggressive manner, I secretly made the change with re-labeling the jars, because I did not like the labels and honestly could not think of a way to make them work...to my liking.
Now that I think of it, the printed tags may have a use. I can cut them to show just the graphic on the front, and on the back I can write that this little gift is from 3rd grade. Hang that little tag onto the gifts and it will be fine.
23 more days, but who's counting?!