Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Big Girl Panties

I love the saying
Put on your big girl panties and deal with it! 
and say it fairly often. 
{usually in regards to myself}

As I mentioned the other day our school district is doing some major cuts and my position is being cut from 6 ladies down to 3.  I work with some amazing and fabulous ladies and this situation is difficult because we all truly love our jobs.  Knowing that only half of us will remain in our current position next year is hard and the not knowing until this summer is REALLY hard. 

We are getting together this week for a belated Christmas celebration
 {two of us were out for surgery in December} 
and I decided that perhaps we could all use some "big girl panties" 
so that is part of my gift for them.  

Here's what I did:

First I grabbed one of the tons of Crystal Light
 containers I have saved 
{I drink LOTS of it and the containers are awesome- 
you just have to cut off the wrapper and 
you have a perfectly clear cute little container!}
and cut off the wrapper. 

Next I purchased some plain ladies underwear. 
{of course you could use any kind of panties}

Next I rolled each pair of panties into a tight little pantie burrito
 and taped them with a piece of scotch tape.

Then I typed up a little paper with a cute pair of panties 
and the big girl pantie saying. 
{I'll post it below in case anyone wants a copy}
I printed them on a regular sized piece of white paper
 and cut off the space at the bottom. 

I took a pantie burrito and wrapped the piece of paper around it 
and secured it with a piece of double stick tape.

I slid the pantie burrito into the Crystal Light 
container and put the lid on. 

I then added some fun ribbon and my big girl panties were ready to go!
big girl panties


Beyond The Picket Fence

The Blackberry Vine

Disclaimer: This is meant to be purely a visual representation of a very 
COMMON silly expression and is certainly NOT meant to offend anyone. 


  1. This is hilarious and so perfect!!! I love this idea.

  2. this is hilarious! I think I need to make some of these just to keep on hand :) would love for you to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings if you have a chance!

  3. love sorry for all of you.wish you all the best!!!

  4. OMG! I am sooo going to have to show this idea to my Mom! This statement is always going around her office. What a clever idea! Too stinkin' cute!

  5. You crack me up! I don't know how you come up with the ideas you do, but I love them. I wish I had a smidgen of your creativeness.

  6. This is GREAT! I used to work for a retailer that sold lots and lots of items with this same phrase on it so it was always a joke for us. Great idea.

  7. You are so gooooood! And technologically savvy. I foresee you employed in your present position for years and years to come :)

  8. Thanks for the laugh Shannon. And for showing us that ALL situations in life can be handled with humor. God bless you with patience and trust as you all await an answer.

  9. What a cute idea. I actually have a stamp with a similiar saying, but I had never thought of a good idea of how to use it..until now! Thanks!

  10. I wish there was a 'love' button for this, because I LOVE this post. :)

  11. This is one of the cutest, most original ideas I've seen in a long time! I hope you'll stop by and share them at this week's Pretty Packages Party!


  12. I love this saying too. How much fun! I'm tucking this idea away for future use.

    Warmly, Michelle

  13. Thanks so much for linking up to the Pretty Packages Party! I laugh out loud everytime I see these!