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Back to School Supplies

Save BIG on the Microsoft Surface Pro

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. Microsoft Surface Pro My kids are all in Middle School this year, and technology is being integrated into the classrooms more frequently. Some of their classes no longer use physical textbooks, they rely on online books, courses, and websites for curriculum. We are fortunate that we have a "hand me down" computer at home for the three boys to share to do homework, research, and if they have enough time, play games on. We…
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Enter the Staples For Students Sweepstakes! Plus a $50 Staples GC & $75 Donors Choose GC #Giveaway {Ends 9/10} #StaplesForStudents

Staples For Students is one of my favorite programs, and I'm happy to be partnering with them, to help promote their Staples for Students sweepstakes opportunity which ends on Sept. 10, 2016, and to offer you a giveaway here as well! Driven by a statistic from the Education Market Association that an estimated percent of all public school teachers use their own money to equip their classrooms, frequently at a cost of more than $400 per year, Staples and Katy Perry have teamed up to inspire the public to help classrooms in need by making a donation in Staples stores or…
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Star Wars School Supplies

Welcome to The Last Hurrah Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers! Hosted by: Mama Smith's & Women and Their Pretties. A group of bloggers have gotten together to give you some amazing giveaways, all with a minimum prize value of $15 - but some are much more! Be sure to enter them all because there is no limit to how many you can win. Good luck! The prize at this stop will be: a $25 Walmart GC. Don't miss out on some of these awesome Star Wars School Supplies!  Disney Star Wars Star Wars 11 Piece Stationery School…
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Angry Birds School Supplies

The bloggers in the School Days Giveaway Hop want to make it easier to head back to school this fall. Be sure to enter the grand prize giveaway at Savings in Seconds. Will you be the one to win the $50 Amazon gift card? After you enter my giveaway, head to the other participating blogs for chances to win the wonderful items they've featured. This giveaway runs from 8/16-8/30. Good luck! The prize at this stop will be a $25 Visa GC. Y'all know my kids are BIG fans of themed school supplies, and with the release of the Angry…
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Paw Patrol School Supplies

Paw Patrol School Supplies Paw Patrol is a BIG THING with many younger kids that I know. My kids are older, so I wasn't aware of what they were, until I spent some time hanging out with a little friend while her mom went to a doctor's appointment. She introduced me to the phenomenon and let me know REAL QUICK that when she starts Kindergarten in a few weeks, she expects to have a Paw Patrol Backpack filled with Paw Patrol pencils, notebooks, folders, stickers, and more. She REALLY wanted to know why they don't have glue, paint, crayons, scissors,…
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Harry Potter Gift Ideas & School Supplies

  The prize at this stop is a Hardcover Copy of the newly released book, Harry Potter and the Cursed own kids are BIG Harry Potter fans, and have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book. I pre-ordered it from Amazon for them, and they were beyond excited when it arrived. I also have many friends who dressed up to attend release parties at midnight, because they too are obsessed with all things Harry Potter. If you have Harry Potter fans in your life, here are some gift ideas (and themed school supplies) that they might enjoy :) Harry Potter Gift…
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Pokemon School Supplies

Are you part of the Pokemon Go Craze? My kids and ALL of their friends definitely are. It's a big thing in our area, even for some adults! While my kids are all in middle school this year, and prefer generic backpacks, they do like using character pencils and folders still :) There ARE some kids their age though, that still think it's fun to carry character backpacks and lunch boxes. If your child enjoys that, then hopefully they'll appreciate this round up of Pokemon School Supplies, that is sure to be the envy of their classmates. Pokemon School Supplies:…
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Shopkins Back to School Supplies

All of the little girls I know in our area are Crazy for all things Shopkins. Since I have boys, I had no idea what a shopkins was, but I have noticed people in the school supply sections at local stores digging through the items looking for things with the Shopkins theme. I thought perhaps a quick round up of some of these items might come in handy for some of you, who may be searching high and low for them :) Shopkins School Supplies:  1 Shopkins Pencils, 8ct and Shopkins Party Favor Stickers ~ 8 Sticker Sheets Shopkins Little Girls…
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Dr Seuss Themed School Supplies

Dr Seuss Themed School Supplies Each year on March 2, we celebrate Dr Seuss' birthday. It's a nationwide celebration with NEA's Read Across America Day. Thousands of schools, libraries, and other childhood organizations participate with many Dr Seuss themed activities. In the area we live in, many teachers let the kids dress up as their favorite character, they read many of the favorite Dr Seuss books, bring in themed snacks, and play games. As a child I loved reading Dr Seuss books, and later enjoyed reading them to my own kids. I'm looking forward to the day when I can…
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Kung Fu Panda

Kids are excited about the release of the upcoming Kung Fu Panda Movie. If you have someone in your family who is a BIG Kung Fu Panda fan, this is the place for you! I've gathered some Kung Fu Panda Craft Ideas, Kung Fu Panda Snack Ideas, Kung Fu Panda School Supplies, Kung Fu Panda Party Supplies, Kung Fu Panda Gift Ideas, and Kung Fu Panda Costume Ideas. Kung Fu Panda Craft Ideas: Paper Plates Lantern Projects Kung Fu Panda Snacks: Panda Cupcakes Marshmallow Treats Fake Sushi Kung Fu Panda School Supplies: *Some of these aren't available online yet, that…
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Things Remembered

The personalized Baggallini® Avenue Tote Bag from Things Remembered will soon be your go-to bag. Lightweight and roomy, this purse has a place for everything, with interior organizational pockets, a padded compartment for laptops up to 15", and a zippered smartphone pocket. Holiday Gift Guide: Baggallini® Black Avenue Tote Details: Things Remembered, the nation's leading retailer of personalized merchandise, is offering customizable gifts this holiday season. I received a Baggallini® Black Avenue Tote, monogrammed with my initials on it, and I am infatuated with it! Should you see me out and about around New England or at a Conference, I'll be happy…
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Minions Blu-Ray & Huggable Plush Bob #Giveaway {Ends 12/21}

Welcome to the "Pink&Blue: Babies are Two" Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy's Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama's Baby Cupcakes. Two years ago this December we celebrated the birth of Michelle's daughter and Heather's son, and now they're turning TWO! In honor of their birthdays, this hop has a toddler theme, which means anything family friendly is up for grabs for the kiddos 1-4 yrs old! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner and after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have…
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HP and PicCollage work together so you can print photos from your phone! #PicCollage #HP

I am participating in a promotional program with HP, PicCollage, and MomSelect. While this post is sponsored by them, the thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. HP and PicCollage work together so you can print photos from your phone! Recently, I got a new HP Envy 7640 printer (NOT part of this promotion, just for your reference, because I think it's helpful to know what type of printer I was using when I printed these pictures). I tend to take the vast majority of my pictures with my phone, and it wasn't compatible with the existing printer we had to print…
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Minecraft School Supplies

*Post may contain affiliate links. My kids LOVE Minecraft, and all things Minecraft related. They have even been giving some Minecraft books as birthday party gifts, and the items have been very well received. It was a surprise to walk into a birthday party full of 10 year old boys and see them huddled around the books, hanging on every word! Once I realized just how much these kids love this game (and parents love them using their imaginations), it's no surprise that they, are interested in Minecraft School Supplies. I'm including the books we give as party gifts, links…
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LEGO Themed Back to School Supplies

I shared with you a giveaway for The Lego Movie yesterday, so I thought I'd share some links to LEGO themed Back to School Supplies today! In 7 years of blogging, yesterday was the first time I thought to do a themed school supply round up, and only then because I was on the hunt for a birthday party gift for a little girl who adores Frozen, and all the items she wanted were sold out or listed at astronomical prices when being resold. For some reason that made me realize that if parents want themed items for their kids,…
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