Celebrating 200 - Day 1 give-away!



Happy Monday friends!  For the past week or so I have felt the nervous excitement in the air as kids are returning or preparing to return to school, teachers are gearing up to welcome students back and parents are either sad or happy that summer is coming to a close.  Maybe a mixture of both.  

While out running errands Saturday the back to school shoppers were out in full force.  Here in the Pacific Northwest we used to see back to school clothes (including winter coats and all) in the stores toward the beginning of July.  Such a shift has happened.  I only saw a few sweaters for sale and mostly just racks and racks of summer clearance.  Thankfully the weather is still warm here so the Fall clothing can wait.  

My daughter's favorite aisle was always (still is...) the school supplies:  Fresh notebooks waiting for facts or notes to friends, #2 yellow pencils just waiting to be sharpened to a fine point, giant pink erasers ready to erase the inevitable mistakes.  

Target always has their school supplies at the back of the store (you know, so you have to walk through the rest of the merchandise and hopefully find something else you might want/need) but I got distracted in that ever-enticing dollar aisle.  

It is true that their dollar aisle used to contain items that cost - yes, a dollar.  It is also true that now they have three price levels: $1, $3 and $5.  I am sure it is a marketing ploy but one that works on me.  "Look what I got in the Target dollar aisle!", even though it cost $3...

As a way to kick off the celebration of my 200th post, an updated blog look and back to school, today's give-away is straight from the Target dollar aisle and I actually found three fun items that were actually only $1 each! 




First up:  This sweet little notepad decorated with swirly pastel colors would be perfect to jot down your grocery lists, reminders or share with a favorite student.  It also has a set of alphabet stickers to personalize the front of it with your name or an inspirational word.




Second:  I also found this coordinating set of 3 gel pens.  I love how smoothly a gel pen writes and these are such fun prints!  



Lastly:  These mini calender clips.  The set of 8 includes Monday through Friday and a bonus one "Funday".  That should be one we use often!


To enter today's give-away just leave a comment (any comment - even just hi or a smiley face) on this post either here on the blog or on the blog Facebook page.  Winner's of each of the five days of give-aways will be posted here over the weekend.* 

Thank you for being here and celebrating with me! 

(Be sure to check back Tuesday through Friday for more goodies.)    

*Monday's give-away has now closed. 

  
     

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9 comments

  1. Having taught school for over thirty years, I never tire of the back to school aisles. Paper, pens, pencils, the buffet of new beginnings always brings back memories of exciting days. Bouquets of newly sharpened pencils...delightful!

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  2. There was always something exciting about the back to school stationary - these days I agree the shops are full of great supplies! I love the calendar clips with the Fun day! When I was young, everything was provided, yet being handed out a new rough book with its brown paper cover from the Nuns still gave that sense of excitement and opportunity for learning. Such a gift Education :)
    Wren x

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  3. I always love checking out the new things in the back to school section, especially the $1 area. :)

    xo
    Pat

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  4. My daughter and now my grandbabies love school supplies, how fun Mindy!

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  5. What a fun post, Mindy.
    My children are grown but oh I still enjoy the back to school isles. Everything is new and fresh.
    Great finds you have here and great prices.

    Enjoy your week~~

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  6. What a fun post, Mindy.
    My children are grown but oh I still enjoy the back to school isles. Everything is new and fresh.
    Great finds you have here and great prices.

    Enjoy your week~~

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  7. I love back to school stuff! I'm always buying things for my nephews and most of the time they don't use it because now there is a strict list of what they can and can't have so I keep it, lol. I've always had a thing for anything stationary. Working at home now gives me an excuse to go to Office Depot once a week!

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  8. We have claimed quite a loot in the Target Dollar Spot! Congrats on your 200th post!

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