Friday, July 27, 2012

Hobby Lobby, Dollar Tree, Target, and Walmart Shopping Sprees and Another Blog Award

I just linked up (7-31-12) with Kristen over at Ladybug's Teacher Files for a Summer Shopping Linky Party!! Now you know we all love to shop!!!
Good morning Bloggy Friends! Well I have been busy shopping for the upcoming school year.  I was wondering where I was going to find all the cute things that I would need to transform my room into my version of the wild west. I was starting to feel bummed about choosing a western theme because I really couldn't find anything to go with it and did not like a lot of the bulletin board sets.  Well I hit the JACKPOT when I went to Hobby Lobby.  Now I know what all the bloggy guru's mean when they were feenin obsessing over HL!! It is now officially my go to store. (Don't worry Target I still love you!!) Anywho!! 
Here are some of the great finds I was able to snag:
First Stop Hobby Lobby
I am using the bandana print border from CD so these will be perfect! : )
Aren't these just adorable!  Love the little purses!! Will my little sweeties not 
love them?  I will use these for "Meet the Teacher" Day.
Sheriff badges, cowbell, and little wooden plagues to make pointers with.
Scrap-booking paper-I might create a cute clipboard!! 
Paper plates to make my rules with,  cute bowls and trays (two in a pack).
Western picture frame, wooden barrel, and containers. I love it!!
How cute are these? I'm mad that they were out of the cowgirl pattern.
They came from Joann's Fabrics. My daughter will paint them for me!
Denim and bandana print fabric and ribbon (all of it was on sale)!
 Oh!! The spray bottle is to make my curtains flame retardant
(I had to take my curtains down last year!!).

Second Stop Dollar Tree
6 Baskets for my centers, little containers and educational sticker charts, and
magnetic vowels.

The crayons came from Toy's R Us 4 for a $1! I purchased 24. I like to have them on
their desks on the first day of school. I save the ones they bring for after the new year.
Next Stop Target
Dr. Seuss Items. I also got some of the blue pocket charts and the Star Student Seat Cover.
Final Stop Walmart
25 Pencil Pouches for my Communication Binders, duct tape, the big
 container will be for my clipboards and last but not least from the
 88 cent corner, speech bubble accents.


Insert "Joker" like grin here!! I am like a kid at Christmas!! Now I am motivated to work on all of my projects to get my room finished.  Hopefully I can get in there next week!!!  Stay tuned...
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Oh yeah, before I forget!!! I received my third blog award this week!!! I always wondered how bloggers got this one...
Thanks to  Karmen  at  Karmen's Kinders of Room 103 
Go on over and check out her blog!!!

For receiving this award I will need to...

1. Follow the person who gave me the award... check!

2. Link back to the person that gave me the award... check!

3. Pass to 15 (I'm doing 6 for now) new bloggers and then let them know they have received the award... check!!

So I am passing this wonderful award to the following blogs:

Leading and Reading
Stacy

Mrs. H.

Michelle

Spotted in First Grade
Kelli


Classroom Couture
Jeannie
Rita

Go check out these amazing blogs!!
I'll be back soon to share some of the things I create! See Ya!!

25 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I love your decor finds! I cannot wait to see how you put them to use in your classroom. :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  2. Wow Crystal! How exciting! You found some awesome stuff! I can't wait to see pictures of your room all put together...:) Your kiddos are going to love it...:)Isn't it fun being a teacher? :)

    Vicky
    Keep Calm & Imagine

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  3. Look at all your treasures! I would feel like it was Christmas in July too!!! I can't wait to see pictures of your classroom!!
    Rita
    Remember to stay 'Wild About School!'

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  4. Thanks ladies for stopping by and showing some blog love!! I am super excited about my finds and can't wait to get back in my room!
    Crystal

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  5. LOVE all your great finds, Crystal!!! Everything will look awesome in your room and so cohesive. I don't know how cohesive mine will be but I love the bright colors:) I think a stop by Hobby Lobby is in my future...now to find one...
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  6. You got some great things! That is the best price for those crayons!
    Jennifer
    kindertrips

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  7. Hey Crystal....I found this giveaway and thought you might be interested. It expires at midnight so I hope you get this in time!
    http://www.teachersnotebook.com/deals/giveaways/233
    It is for first grade and a western theme!


    Vicky
    Keep Calm & Imagine

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  8. Thanks Vicky!! I went right over and entered the giveaway!! Thanks for looking our for me!!
    CrystaL

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  9. Oh My Goodness! You certainly did some shopping! I love all the gorgeous theme finds you picked up. Can't wait to see the classroom!

    Dee
    Mrs. B's Nook

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  10. Yay! I'm glad you got there in time! It's really cute...:) I entered too and if by some chance I win, it's yours! I have no use for it in 5th grade science...;)

    Vicky
    Keep Calm & Imagine

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    1. Vicky, that would be so sweet of you!!
      Crystal

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  11. What great finds, Crystal !! I have been searching through all the Dollar Trees in my area for the sticker charts (I had them a couple years ago, and wanted them again), but there are none to be found :( I'll keep searching ! Congrats on the finds ~ can't wait to see what you do with it all !

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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    1. Hi Kelly,
      Some of the stores in my area have them and some don't. I always check when I go to DT so I can stock up.
      Crystal

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  12. WOW!! You found the best things for your decor--they all match so beautifully!! Thanks so much for linking up! :)

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    1. Hi Kristen,
      Thanks for stopping by! This linky was such a great idea.
      Crystal

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  13. Wow you found some great things. I love the western theme. I'm a new follower! I found you throught the summer shopping linky.

    Heather
    I'd love for you to buzz by sometime=)
    The Busy Busy Hive

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  14. oh my goodness where can i get a spray bottle to make fabric fire resistant? I had to take mine down last year too!

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    1. Jessica,
      I got mine from Hancock Fabrics, but check any of your local fabric stores if you don't have a Hancock, they should carry it. It was about $10. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Hi Heather,
    I will buzz on by in a few!! Thanks for becoming a follower!
    Crystal

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  16. You always find such cute things. Last time you had me heading to Dollar Tree to look for books and now I have to find that tub from Walmart. Thanks for the ideas.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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    1. Thanks Stacy,
      The red tub was on clearance for $4-I loved a good bargain!!
      Crystal

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  17. Crystal,

    Thank you for the award! You are so sweet!!

    Jeannie

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  18. Crystal-
    I'm doing a western theme, too! I teach 4th grade and my new school mascot is a wrangler! I thought it was the perfect theme for me! Your Hobby Lobby must be WAY better than mine!! I love those little bandana print buckets!!! I'M SO JEALOUS!!! Your stuff looks great (and I understand the "can't find anything to go with my theme" blues...) and your kiddos are going to LOVE it!!!! (and yes, I do have an issue with too many exclamation points...hee hee)

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  19. You have absolutely the cutest design for your classroom! Thanks for sharing it and sharing your finds! :)

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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