i love chocolate

Victoria's Kindergarten class began their two-week color study on Monday and we were first up. So, Mommy Monika went into cute craft overload and this is what we came up with. 

No brown t-shirts here at home, so DaDa picked this one up at Old Navy {2 for $10} and I designed an iron-on that had brown in it. Is that cheating? Probably. I left the o in love out and cut a felt heart that's been embellished with Cappuccino baker's twine from The Twinery to take the letter o's place.

The lunch sack came home in her backpack and was to be filled with objects from home that fulfilled the color requirement. Really, we get brown? Not to be outdone, we overcame. Yes, we did! 

Ms. Bouchard, if you're reading this, we love ya. Really. 

The color choice actually turned out pretty well as we had a Lucky Buckeye, as we call them, to share as well as this Schleich horse that's been around since Zach was a little boy...so that makes it around 17 years this horsey's been bucking and neighing at our house! Victoria's played with all his animals more than he ever did.

Here's what we started with. Cappuccino baker's twine from The Twinery, a brown marker and kraft bags carried the brown theme even further. 

I have to admit that Victoria was more excited about the prospect of helping Mommy with the craft project than actually doing the work on the craft project. Her jobs were to count out 22 kraft bags, 22 chocolates and then to write the color word on each bag. Her horse, buckeye and Dove dark chocolate are in the lunch sack and in the gift bag, each classmate received their own piece of chocolate.

Am I a mean Mommy to make this a learning craft project?

I finished off each bag with more Cappucccino baker's twine strung through a flower punched hole.

The great thing about the girls' new school is that grades 1-5 are supporting the Kindergartener's by wearing the color of the day along with them. I like the sense of community that offers.

You can download your own "i love chocolate" design that I've already flipped for you, it's all ready to iron on! There are more printables in my sidebar, too.

Be sure to enter The Twinery | Echo Park giveaway in the post below!


  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Aug. 19, 2011. Thanks again.

  2. The shirt is almost as cute as your sweet daughter, but you and I both know that it's impossible to turn out cuter :)


  3. I love the shirt (and agree with it!! lol) I also love that you made the project a learning experience - not mean at all!!!

  4. love this idea and chocolate of course
    I will try in my downtime to download design thanks

  5. What a fun project. I would give it an "A" for sure. Love that twine. :)

  6. I don't think there's anyone out there that didn't like chocolate.



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