Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Easy Back to School Treats + Giveaway!

School started on Tuesday for Sophia Rose.

Notice my awesome, amazing, "light up-give you a seizure" shoes EVERYONE!

It was bittersweet.


It is time to get back to a routine.

She was bummed and told me she prefers her "leisure time".

My child lives a NICE does her buddy!

Ya...don't we all. 

I too am going "back to school" in a way...I have to 
start studying for my PA Boards!!  

This is me, cupcake style.

Insert *GASP* and deeeeep looong siiiigggh of PAIN!

Every 6 years Physician Assistants have to 
retake the medical boards.  
This will be my 12th year and thus, second time 
to experience this joyous occasion....NOT. 

It is A LOT of work (so the blogging will be taking a 
backseat) but hey, I need to make the 
REAL dough to make the dough...ya know?! 

Ha ha.

I planned some FUN surprises for Ms. Leisure's lunch 
this week that included these EASY treats.

The school bus idea I adapted from here at Family Fun.

But I came up with the pencil idea myself 
using fruit flavored tootsie rolls and 
a touch of black fondant! 

And my trusty, not rusty, Americolor edible writer!

All you need are these easy supplies:

And I made some easy apple shaped rice krispie treats 
for Sophia as well as some for the staff at school. 

Click HERE for the super "how-to" from 
the blog Gourmet Mom on the Go!  Thanks Mom!

I also have a fun Sponge Bob and Phineas & Ferb
treat to add to her lunch along with these 
AMAZING flavored Magic Milk Straws

I doubt this compares to her "leisure time" but
I am confident this will take the pain out of
getting back into the swing of things!

I wonder what will take the pain out of studying 
for MY boards...hmmm.....A GIVEAWAY!

How about a set of Americolor Markers!

And for upcoming Holidays how about...

Here are the SCHOOL RULES:
1. Leave a comment telling me you are a follower
2. Follow me on FB (click HERE and NOT on my sidebar) - good for another entry
3. If anyone can tell me how to fix my Facebook link on my sidebar I will send you the Cookie Book!
4.  Follow me on twitter or leave a comment if you already do - click here or the sidebar
5. Tweet or FB this giveaway and leave a comment
5. US and Canada Only Please

I am sharing back to school fun with:

 Mouth Watering Mondays, Melt in Your Mouth Mondays, Mingle Monday, Made it on Monday Sumo's Sweet Stuff Made by You Mondays Making the World Cuter Mondays Motivate Me Monday Joy of Desserts Dittle Dattle Amaze Me Monday Jam Hands Recipe Share Monday Mangia MondaysTUESDAY Crazy for Crust Confessions of a SAHM Delicious Dishes Cupcake Tuesday Let's Do Brunch Tempt my Tummy Tuesday Mandi's Tasty Tuesday Topsy Turvy Tuesday  Handmade Tuesday  Tasty Tuesday Tip Me Tuesday  Time Out Tuesday  Get Your Craft On WEDNESDAYCast Party Wednesday Lil' Luna Ginger Snap Crafts Wonka Wednesday Whatever Goes Wednesday Wow Us Wednesday Look What I Made Wednesday What I Whipped Up Wednesday Let's Do Brunch Whatever You Want Wednesday Wow Me Wednesday This Chick CooksTHURSDAY Sweet Treats Thursday Sweets This Week  Thursday Show Your Stuff House of Hepworths Brambleberry Cottage FRIDAY: Tidy Mom Inspiration Friday Feathered Nest Friday Bacon Time Friday Party Sweet Tooth Friday Show and Tell Friday It's a Hodgepodge Friday Weekend Wrap Up Flaunt it Friday  Sassy Sites Friday Fun  Fridays Unfolded Food on Fridays Friday Flair Foodie FridayWEEKEND Sweets for a Saturday So Sweet Sundays The Girl Creative   It's a Blog Party


Barbara F. said...

Trish, I wish you all the best on your exams, and I agree with Sophia - leisure time is lots of fun!! :) I am sure Sophia loves all those adorable treats. I am a happy follower, too! xo,

Unknown said...

What an AWESOME MOM you are!
*And I love those Food Markers!!!! I have BIG plans for them this Halloween! :)

libbybennett said...

I am a follower!!!

TheresaSea said...

I follow you on Blogger connect!

TheresaSea said...

I also 'like' and follow you on fb! :) Thank you for the sweet giveaway!

Krista said...

Wow. My kid's lunch isn't nearly that cool!!! LOve the markers and the book.

Everyday Mom's Meals

Krista said...

Follow you on Facebook

Everyday Mom's Meals

Krista said...

Followed you on Twitter.

Everyday Mom's Meals

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Super cute giveaway. New follower on Facebook!! Newlyweds blog! I also hosting a giveaway on my blog for a crockpot, come check it out.

MsFoxsSweets said...

These ideas are so adorable! You are such a fun mom! I don't want my littlest to start school, but when she does, I want to do stuff like this for her!
I am a GFC follower!!

MsFoxsSweets said...

I follow you on FB!

Anonymous said...

Oooo! Count me in! I'm a follower and my daughter would LOVE those markers! She's starting to show an interest in expanding her kitchen experiences to pastry - well - cake, that is. What a chocolate marvel she did for Labor Day!

Love all the fun school treats! Your school staff is spoiled because of you!

Best to you with your Boards coming up - very stressful, I'm sure.

Miss Kathy

Anonymous said...

Also - I'll be following you on facebook!

Miss Kathy

MsFoxsSweets said...

I shared your giveaway on FB. Have a great back to school week and pack lots of sweets for your boards! Like I always tell my kids "Study Hard!"

Two Minute Takes said...

Yes I noticed those neat sneakers and I also noticed your pink door! Of course you have a pink door...I love it. Sophia Rose is as pretty as her name and her treats for school are adorable. Nothing like a little spa treatment before classes start:) Wishing her a super year and best of luck to you with your Boards. You will do just awesome I know 'cause I'm going to keep you in my prayers just for that reason (and others but you know what I mean) said...

Those are the cutest back-to-school sweets ever!! I'm now on a mission to find these colorful tootsie rolls :0) -- Good luck with the studying--and I'm loving the giveaway! Will spread the word! :0) --

Breanne C. said...

I am a follower!


Breanne C. said...

Also like/follow on facebook as well.


Unknown said...

follow blog and FB page as twitter.I posted this giveaway on my personal page as well my page

To fix sidebar link just copy/paste web address you already on FB page works everytime ;)

Lisa said...

You know I am a loyal follower! First of all, the pink curler hair on the cupcake made me laugh out loud in an empty room. Always a good thing. Treats for the princess of leisure are adorable and I am thinking she loved them! Wonderful-fun-glorious!

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

I'm a die-hard follower! :o)

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

I'm a FB Fan!! :o)

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

I follow you on Twitter! <3

SimpleWife said...

Your Facebook link isn't working because you have a K added to the end of your Facebook URL. (Just blame the typos!) Hope that helps!!

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

I tweeted! :o)

LilaLoa said...

I'm a follower! And....I checked out your sidebar link...and just now I see that SIMPLE WIFE said the same thing, your side bar link has a K at the end of it. If you need help changing me! (I HATE when I can't get things like that to work out for me!)

Rose S. said...

I follow you through GFC! Good luck on your boards! :)

Rose S. said...

I follow you on Facebook!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rose S. said...

I shared this wonderful giveaway on my Facebook :0)

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Trisha
Miss Sophie looks like quite the young lady ready for her first day of school, love her red dress.
Your giveaway items are great, please enter my name, I'm a follower.
Best of luck with your studies, I'm sure you'll do fine.

kat88 said...

I am a follower :)

kat88 said...

I follow you on facebook :)

Katskreations said...

Thanks for the great ideas! I have just started following you on FB - I love to craft and make all sorts of things and your ideas are just wonderful. I hope I can try them all!

Trisha said...

Good luck on your big test! You will do great, I just know it! Love the pencils and the apple treats! So glad to be a follower!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Cute treats, Trisha!! Good luck on your medical boards!! I am a follower already.

Sue said...

What fun school treats! Sophia looks so cute in her new shoes(my granddaughter has those same shoes:))! I'm sure you'll do well on your PA exams, but GOOD LUCK!
I already follow your blog:)

Sue said...

I follow you on facebook(Under munchkin munchkins)!

Sue said...

I shared your giveaway on my facebook page!

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm a follower ~ via email too.

Your daughter is adorable! Good luck on the exams.


Gypsy Heart said...

I've "liked" you on FB too!

Lady Linda said...

So cute two sisters are teachers and would love these little treats. Thanks again for another great idea. I am a follower and will pop over to follow you on FB.
Lady Linda

Heather H said...

The link on the sidebar has a K on the end, which is why it isn't working. If you want to give me temporary editor rights, I'd be happy to pop in and fix it for you. Will only take a few seconds.

Paula said...

What an awesome mother you are! Sophia is one lucky girl! I love the pencil idea! AND those apples! TO DIE FOR!!! Thanks for inspiring me...I think I will stir me up some rice krispie treats....LOVE YOU!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh wow, what cute treats. I'd have loved this as a child. I was always nervous about going back to school.

I follow you via GFC

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

I can see why she would love her leisure time. :-) That's such fun. Those are the cutest, most darling sweets for back to school. Wishing you all the best for those exams. I'm sure you will do great.

Micupoftea said...

You are a fun mom!! Love it! Cute snacks, Trisha. Good luck with the studying/preparing. I am a follower~ Happy back to school month!

Unknown said...

What cute treats, good luck with all the studying.
I'm a follower.

Unknown said...

And I like you on FB too

Unknown said...

I share giveaway on my FB page Haniela's
Have a great weekend.Hani

Heather H said...

Follow you in Google Reader

Heather H said...

Follow you on Twitter

Heather H said...


Erin said...

LOVE your little pencils you made! Too cute!!! And I'm a follower =o)

Patricia P. said...

Follow on Google Friend Connect. Great giveaway!

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas said...

Good luck with your boards. I'm still cracking up over "me, cupcake style". With 12 years experience, I'm sure you'll do fine! ...and not have to worry about them for another six years.

Thanks for sharing these cutie pie treats for back-to-school (loss of leisure) time.


Anonymous said...

I am now a follower of your blog

Anonymous said...


Angela McRae said...

LOVE those back-to-school treats ... and the picture of the girls at "leisure time." Funny!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

These are just too cute, Trisha! They could be used for so many special events...teacher birthdays, teacher appreciation days, Christmas and end-of-the-year teacher gifts. ;)

Hope you ace your PA exams.

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday last week. Hope to see you again soon.

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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