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Summer Giveaway Time! Win a $25 Amazon Giftcard!

While you are relaxing this summer, enter for a chance to win this sizzling summer giveaway– a $25 Amazon gift card!  I have teamed up with a group of bloggers to offer this special giveaway to you!

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Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card
Giveaway Organized by: An Apple for the Teacher

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.

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Giveaway ends 6/22/16 and is open worldwide.

Are you a Teacher Blogger or Teachers pay Teachers seller who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your store and social media?  Click here to find out how you can join our totally awesome groups of bloggers!

Teacher Appreciation Sale!

Don’t miss out!  May 3rd and 4th there will be a Teacher Appreciation Sale! Many items will be 28% off!  All items in my store will be 28% off!  This is the time to get all of those items on your wish list!

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Dollar Deals on TPT!!!

It’s like the Dollar Store except on TPT!  All you have to do is type #onedaydollardeal on April 24th in the search box on TPT to find teachers’ products that are selling for $1!  I have put five of my products on sale for this event–two of my newest ones are $1!  Happy Shopping!



A St. Patty’s Day Giveaway!

For several reasons I teamed up with Growing Grade by Grade and Reading and Writing Redhead to host a giveaway!

  1.  I reached 700 Facebook likes!  Hooray!
  2. It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Pi Day all in one work week!
  3. Cristina a Jamberry Consultant contacted me about doing a review and giveaway.  She is a New York teacher!


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This is my review of Jamberry nail wraps:  When they were on the next day I really enjoyed looking at my fingernails and felt very spring time-ish since I picked a pretty pastel pink with polka dots.  I figured that they would match the nude colored polish I wear most often.  I definitely couldn’t have pulled anything off like this with the polish I have at home!

The reason I say that I liked them the next day is because when I first put them on, I probably needed to file the edges down a bit more and little wear and tear between days helped finish the edges off better.  This is the first time I had ever used these nail wraps.    I will see if the Jamberrys make it to their expected two weeks worth of wear.  Even if they make it to one week, I will be impressed. (I will post an update later.)

Now the drawbacks to the nail wraps.  They took me a long time to put on–more than an hour.  In fairness, I have never done this before so I don’t know if  this is normal or not.  If the wraps really last more than a week, then the extra time put in at the beginning will be worth the wait. The other problems I had with these is they didn’t fit perfectly in width to my ring finger.  From the side you can really tell.  I was surprised about this because I have generally small hands.

Overall, If I want to feel festive, the wraps are definitely a way to dress my nails up.  Just look at the possibilities.  I wouldn’t be able to accomplish any of these looks without Jamberry. Oh, and FREE SAMPLES PEOPLE…whoever wants a free sample just go here.

A Giveaway!

I’m so excited to be teaming up with Winchester Lambourne who is a very talented clip artist!  Checkout her adorable Halloween, Thanksgiving,  and Christmas sets for your upcoming projects!  She is offering a giveaway for 10 packs of clip art.  This will be going on from today until midnight Thursday.  The winner will be announced Friday!


Also, that’s not all folks!  I will be giving away 2 items of your choice from my TPT store!

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All you have to do is register to win here on Rafflecopter!  Easy peezy, lemon squeezy!

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Congratulations Elaine who is the winner of the giveaway!!!

(so sorry, but I forgot to announce this here Friday!)  I announced it everywhere except my blog :/.

MORE Back to School Sale!

Just when you thought the TPT sale was over and you missed out on the first sale…there’s another day sale!  WOO HOO!  Stock up on items you will need for the next few months!


Don’t Miss Out on this TPT Back to School Sale!

Don’t miss out on the TPT back to school sale coming this Monday and Tuesday, August 3rd and 4th.  All items will be up to 28% off!

Come on over and visit my store…why don’t ya!

Do You Need a New Chic Planner to Start Your School Year Right? (Freebie)

I mean just LOOK at these new adorable planners, I have found!  These are called “bloom” planners.  I know at the beginning of a year, I look and look for planners that are cute and functional, and at times, have problems finding one.  I normally settle for one at Target and decorate the plain cover with stickers.  With these fabulous planners, there is no need to buy stickers because they come decorated with a pattern that you can choose to suit your personality!


They have planners suitable for students in middle school, planners for teachers, or even planners that would suit moms.

Bloom even has some accessories that you can use to match your planner cover, like this “to do” list matches it’s planner.


What’s even better is that they aren’t even very expensive!  Many of them are between $10 and $13 at the time of this post writing.  I know Office Depot sells planners many times that are around $20, and they aren’t even cute!  I put them back immediately!  The teacher planner, though, is priced around $26, but it is well worth it for the bulk of planning capabilities available.  Just look at the teacher planner features…

Brightly colored tabs…


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…a place for student information and right next to the student information, a parent communication log!



And one of my favorites is the pretty design on the inside front and back cover.  Also, there is a handy pocket in the back!


There are also other nice goal setting feature pages embedded within each month.  I personally don’t know if I would use these.  However, this is a nice option.  I would probably do better writing my goals on the monthly calendar, so that it would always be in front of me.  Also, there are inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout the planner.

Some other nice features are a section of graph paper for possible seating charts, and a page for substitute teacher information (I wouldn’t want to leave my planner behind for the sub ;)).  This teacher planner could potentially be your go-to book where almost all of your important and often used information is stored–an organizational lifesaver!

Now, the moment you have all been waiting for, I teamed up with bloom to offer this free planner and mousepad to you.

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All you have to do is sign up below to win this ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE mousepad and planner set!

The contest ends on July 19th at 11:59 p.m Eastern Time.  I will announce a winner on the evening of Monday, July 20th! a Rafflecopter giveaway


4 Back to School Teacher Discount Sales 2015

I have had several people exploring teacher sales on my blog lately and wondering when the back to school teacher events were going to be held this year.  Here is the information that I have found so far.

Mardel Educational Supply let me know on the phone that originally they had planned their date for July 16th, but their corporate office had recently changed this to a whole week.  Now their sale is from July 13th-18th for 20% off of educational supplies for teachers!

Wal-Mart is offering 10% off all school supply items to teachers until school starts if you show your teacher badge!  Wow!  Who knew?! (See below for edited information about Wal-Mart.)

Office Depot is not having their normal back to school teacher breakfast and sale date.  However, they will be having sales up until the time of school starting back with $10 off of $50 coupons being mailed out to everyone who has a teacher rewards card.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a teacher rewards card, or if you didn’t receive any coupons.  You can simply show your teacher rewards card in store or you can sign up for one with your teacher badge.

A-plus will be having a sale of 20% off in store merchandise July 15th, 16th & 17th 9-6 pm.

Tax free holidays for you to save money on school supplies.  Here is the link to find your state and the dates.

Target is not hosting any special back to school discounts for teachers.

Also, I wasn’t able to reach anyone who knew anything about back to school discounts for teachers at Staples.

And this blog Passion For Savings has done a way better job than I could have explaining just plain old back to school sales for office supplies, so I am leading you here as well.  Stores such as Staples, Office Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Walgreens, and CVS are included.

Edited (thanks Mike):

So the first person I spoke with left out the nitty gritty details about the Wal-mart discount…You can save 10% by entering the numbers on your receipt after you purchase the items on the website here. Then you must enter the number on your receipt above the bar code at the bottom. They will give you an egift card by email for the 10% you saved. You do not actually get the money back. The discount only applies to stationary and craft department items. There are more details here and here.

In their words: “Visit by August 15 to register receipts by entering teacher’s school information and receipt transaction code.
Savings on eligible items from select departments* will be delivered on a Walmart eGift card via email within 14 days of submitting the receipt online.”



Did You Know this about Super Teacher Worksheets?

In case you are a Super Teacher Worksheets fan, you may like to know this little secret.  On top of the fact that they have eleventy billion fabulous sheets at your fingertips at the click of a button (no losing your files here), they also have a new site for Smart Board lessons!  This new site is called Modern Chalkboard.    Their Smart Board lessons also are compatible with Smart TVs.  It gets better, their Smart Board lessons are also aligned with Common Core Standards!  WOW!  Imagine saving yourself so much time throughout the school year to have these lessons readily available to you.  Here are some of my favorite samples…

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If you are willing to pay $5 for all of these resources per month, which in my opinion is totally worth it, then you could invest $50 for all of their high quality Smart Board lessons for $50 a year.  I wouldn’t tell you they were high quality if they weren’t, so you might as well get a head start and buy a membership at the beginning of the year so you can have more time for your family ;)!  Here are a few free lessons to sample!

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