Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Shopping Linky

Happy Sunday, friends!  I have misssssssed you!  I have had house guests for the past 7 (SEVEN) days!  We had lots of fun swimming, shopping (more on that in a sec), and going to movies.  But the thing is that I'm used to living alone with my furbaby and don't mind that a little tiny bit.  So seven days of no solitude was rough!  I know those of you with husbands and kids just told me to shut it! Haha!

I saw Prometheus and The Avengers.  I really can't decide which cutie from the Avengers that I'd like to star in my 50 Shades fantasies.  Ha!  Thor was always my first choice because he is just so....yum.  But Captain America has those biceps and that nice tight tushie! Whew!  And the guy with the bow just makes me want to growl.  Oh, decisions, decisions!  Maybe all?  

So the awesome Miss Kristen from Ladybug's Teacher Files is having a summer shopping linky party.
Love that zebra purse!

It just so happens that I went shopping this week!  My first purchase was from Target (I hope you say Tar-jay like we do lol).  I'm shocked you didn't hear me squealing from wherever you are.  GUESS what Target had???  LOOK!

Y'all know I'm crazed about the pattern duct tape but oh my STARS!  My classroom theme is bright colors and stars so I am over the MOON!  Can you tell I'm excited?

Next I went to the teacher mecca that is the Dollar Tree!  I found several things that I don't need but had to have anyway.  Here are some school supply die cuts and a little butterfly tissue paper art project.  I bought these mostly for some inspiration.

But also at the Dollar Tree I found these Crayola big books.  I <3 them!  I put my hand in the shot so you'd get the idea of how big they are.  Inside each book, there are gorgeous color photographs of all sort of items of that color.  We do a color word study at the beginning of the year so these will be PERFECT!

Here is a shot showing you the inside of the books..too cute!

So that's my first shopping spree!  What have YOU purchased?  Go link up with Kristen.

Much love,


  1. Love the star duct tape. Will have to be on the lookout for it! Would love for you to stop by my blog!

    Success inSecond Grade

  2. I love that patterned duct tape. I'm looking for black & white polka dotted duct tape but haven't found it yet. Good buys!!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. I have multi-colored but no black and white. I'll be on the look-out for you!

  3. A fellow Tennesseean! Yay! Happy you stopped by my blog this weekend. Thanks!
    I'm a new follower!

  4. I just found your blog. I am a new follower. Isn't the patterned duct tape a good idea.mi wish I would have thought of that.


  5. I love the star duct tape! It will go perfectly with my school's Out of This World school theme for the upcoming year. I can't wait to get some!!!

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits

  6. Hi Crystal! I love your blog design, I could recognize it as Babara's lovely work! I so enjoyed reading about your finds, thanks for linking up!!

  7. Whoop . . . whoop . . . you found tape at Target, huh??!! I need to ship the hubs off to work so I can go on a little road trip to the red & white heaven :) Thanks so much for sharing.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  8. I have award you The One Lovely Blog award. Stop by my blog to pick up your award.

    Queen with Class

  9. Just found your blog through the summer shopping linky party. I love love love your blog design, it is very appealing to look at - green is my favorite color! I am your newest follower!

    1. Thanks so much! Barb from Ruby Slippers Designs did it. If you ever want a redesign, check her out!

      Thanks for the follow! I'm coming to visit you now.

  10. Everyones new best friend=duct tape! Can't wait to see how you use it. We've only used it on the bottom of our folders but people are covering vases, clipboards = the possibilities are endless!
    ~Christy & Tammy

  11. I am going to get those color books tonight! So excited to see your post.

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  13. OH I love the patterned Duct Tape! My favorite is the zebra print!

    Ginger Snaps

  14. I love the patterned duct tape too! Just stopping by to see what my fellow Tennessee blogger has shopped for already. Come by and check out the goodies I've already gotten. Have a great summer!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox

  15. I love all of the stuff you have! I could go classroom shopping everyday as a new teacher! I am your newest follower and I just nominated you for two awards over at my blog! So come on over and check them out! Oh, and don't forget to enter my giveaway!

    Teaching Joys


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