Class auction idea- Vintage reclaimed wood sign - I imagine the art teacher painting the flower and all the children's names being written in as part of the fine black lines (can't see it unless you look real close.
Simmer Pot How to make the house smell like Christmas: Take an orange and stick whole cloves all over it. Put it in a small pot about half-filled with water. Add cinnamon sticks and apple slices. Put on the stove and set to simmer, then leave it all day.
Ever since I read Swiss Family Robinson, as a child, I wanted to live in a tree house. My favorite spot to go was high up in the Dogwood tree that grew beside our old house in Wyckoff, NJ. I still love tree houses and climbing trees.