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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Shopping!!


Ok... If this is you all's way of exposing everyone's addictions, you are doing a great job! During my blog stalking period of the day---- pretty much every minute that I'm not doing something else--- I ran across another linky party that I think I'm going to enjoy. Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files has put it together. Her blog is really nice too! :) She has sooo many great ideas to share.

In a conversation that my husband and I were having the other day, he stated that I always manage to find a way to spend money, even if it's only $2.... Yea, duh.... why wouldn't I spend it. Dollar Tree, Target (especially The Dollar Spot), Ross, TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby, Michaels and so many others were made just for people like me and some of my fellow classroom shopaholics. I think he is just jealous because when I shop, I manage to get waaayyy more items than him.... what do I mean... I'll explain.... We both plan to spend $20 in a store. The ONE item that he needs is $19.99, the TWENTY items I need to take up more space all over the house is $1.00...  Yep, I WIN!!! 

But anywho... one hundred and something dollars later, I'm back at home. Here are some items that I purchased to use in my classroom:

Dollar Tree Purchases:

Student Work Grabbers

Storage Bags ( I will probably use these to store buddy reading materials/center supplies.)

Student Table Storage Containers         

Hanging Monkeys ( I plan to use them on a bulletin board.)

Hobby Lobby Purchases:

More Scrapbook Paper.... Whoo Hooo!!!!! Love, Love, Love!!!!!!!!

I will be using this fabric to make cushions for some crates for the reading center! Yes, MY PRINT AND COLORS!!!!!! I may never change my theme again! LOL!!

File folders and ribbon paper clips

Ross Purchases:

OMG!!! MY COLORS.... CURTAINS!!!! There are two panels in each pack for $5.99. I have two large windows in my classroom to display these babies!! 

Display board

Storage boxes... Idk how I will use these, but  "I couldn't just leave them in the store. ARE YOU CRAZY?!?!?" (Those were the words that I said to that husband of mine.) HA!


"You better shut up!!!" is what I said to myself when I saw this bad boy! This is going to be perfect for the classroom library area. YES.... It's a RAINBOW ZEBRA RUG!!!

Target and Party City Purchases

My future "Snack Bucket" (its rather large) and a shoe organizer that I will use for something. I haven't figured that out yet.

Ok... the picture is upside down, but oh well.... I will be hanging these from the ceiling somewhere!

MY WORK FOR JUNE IS DONE, BUT JULY IS A COUPLE OF DAYS AWAY! I CAN'T WAIT TO GET STARTED!!! tee-hee..... My husband would be ready to cash in on the insurance policy if he heard me say that, so let's just keep that secret to ourselves. Please and thank you! Haha!!

Thanks again Kristen for this linky!! I will definitely be sharing again! Too much fun not to!


  1. Oh my goodness! I am your newest follower! I love your theme! It is kind of what I want to do with my classroom! Thanks for sharing!

    Teaching Joys

    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING MY BLOG! I'm a newbie, but I'm learning something new everyday. I'm a huge zebra print fanatic! It has pretty much taken over my house and classroom! :) I will have more things to share soon!

  2. You are so funny and sweet!! Thanks for the kind words and linking up!!! I am so glad to have met you and I am a new follower :)

    1. HEEEYYY Kristen!!!! THANKS-A-BUNCH for joining my blog. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would become a stalker. LOL!!! So many of you are so inspiring and very creative. I have truly enjoyed creating this blog and linking up with so many of you awesome bloggers!

  3. Your blog looks so cute! I just started a blog too after months of blog hopping. Mine isn't nearly as well set up as yours yet, but I'm excited to keep working on it.

    I love your zebra theme too. I was going for bright, neon colors next year, but I'm finding so much neon colored animal print that mine is starting to have quite a bit of animal prints too! The zebra is certainly my favorite of the animal prints! I'm your newest follower!

    Come check out my blog if you have a moment during your next blog hopping time!

    1. Hi Dani! I must say that creating this blog has been quite a learning experience, but I am loving every minute of it! I can't believe I hadn't started one sooner!(I gave in after a week of blog hopping.)There are so many great teachers in this world of blogging.

      I'm headed over to your blog right now. :)

  4. I just found your blog through the linky party, and I'm your newest follower. You got some great stuff at all my favorite places! I've been shopping too. Come by when you get a chance!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox