So I Went Shopping...

I may or may not have a problem...I'll let you decide ;)

 THE chevron print rug! My BBFF Alisha from The Bubbly Blonde shared her fabulous find and I DIED! I needed that rug! It was $19 at Big Lots and it's about 42" by 58" in size. Perfect for the classroom library! Currently, it was cheering up my craft space ;) I am in love!

While I was at Big Lots I also found this adorable zebra print lamp for $18 {there goes any type of theme that I was attempting to create!}

Then I found this amazing box at Michaels, already adorned with cute paper and a ribbon! I LOVE crafting, but sometimes it's easier if it's already done! It was on sale for $8 {plus my teacher discount!}. I am going to use it to hold big books a la Reagan Tuntsall!
and found this unique hounds tooth basket! I can't decide if it's going to be for home or school , but it's just so darn cute!

While I was at the Dollar Tree {just browsing ;)}, I found this awesome bright pink magnetic caddy which was absolutely perfect for holding my extra "where are we" cards! I was planning on making something to hold the cards but this was just too perfect!

Then I went to Wal Mart. Can we just talk about Wal Mart for a minute?! They have a WHOLE AISLE dedicated to classroom supplies and EVERYTHING is 88 cents! Do they know teachers or do they know teachers!? I found these awesome file folders {3 for 88 cents!!! come on!!!}, bulletin board borders and sentence strips! There was SO MUCH MORE but I had to refrain!

and just to prove that I have a shopping's the adorable towels I bought at the grocery store because they're green and polka dotted and because you always need towels...right??

Find anything fun lately? Link up with Ashley at The School Supply Addict and share your finds!

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  1. LOVE your finds! Girl, I need you to be my personal find the best things!! ;)

  2. OMG I love the rug and the lamp!!! I have done too much back to school shopping and I am pooooooor! I am currently selling some junk I am not using in my classroom to make more money to shop lol :) Looks like I need to hit up the big lots!

  3. Holy Moly! Your big book tub is gorgeous! :) I am so excited to make it into a post of yours! My eyeballs popped out when I was reading! :)

  4. You DID go shopping! Lots of fun goodies ;)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  5. I so LOVE that rug! My Big Lots doesn't have it :( but don't worry, I'll keep stalking it!

    I LOVE that big book idea! My big books are sitting in a cabinet right now and they are such a pain to get to!

    Creating & Teaching

  6. You did go shopping!!! :-) I need to head over to Big Lots ASAP- and don't feel bad- I tried to pull of a theme too but it's just not happening.... I find stuff I love and buy it even if it doesn't fit. :) I don't care!

  7. Girl, you know how to shop! Too stinkin' cute! Have a great school year! ~Nancy from OHIO

  8. I literally LOVE everything you bought! Super cute and colorful! If you can, please visit my blog :) I now have cute clipart that I hope you might find useful!
    Alexa :)

  9. I literally had that rug in my hand at Big Lots today! Then.. I put it back & picked up the polka dot one because the colors matched my theme better. But then.. I decided it's probably too big for my small resource room (it took A LOT of willpower to put it back). But I love it & it will look great in your classroom!

    I need to go back to Walmart apparently, because when I went there was NO 88 cent aisle! And those file folders are adorable! Guess that means I need another shopping trip (oh darn! lol)

    Thanks for sharing all of your awesome finds!

    The Resource Room Teacher

  10. Oh MY! I am SO going to Big Lots today! I'm crossing my fingers that mine has one of those rugs!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  11. LOVE the container from Michaels! I get to go to the big city this weekend!! Yay!

    Terri Izatt

  12. That rug is soooo stinkin' adorable. I caught the chevron bug (but too late in the game to revamp my classroom). I'm sure I could make that rug fit in somewhere...I mean...I have all of those colors in my room.

    Thanks for letting me shop vicariously through you.

    You Might Be a First Grader...

  13. THAT RUG = AMAZING. Love your shopping finds and that I was able to just go vicariously. ;) Might have to hunt down a big lots just for that rug though... would love to see a wider shot when you get it in place of how it all ties in!!!

  14. HAHAHA I love how you broke down and went and bought one of those carpets! LOvE!

    Ginger Snaps

  15. What is that message board besides the lamp? Would like to make one of those.

  16. Emily, I'm making it for my friend Michelle! It's based off of the "where are we" board that I linked to in this post. I will post a picture when it's finished!

  17. So adorable!!! Fabulous finds!!! :)

  18. Oh holy cuteness! Lots of great things :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  19. Love your rug & zebra lamp! My entire room is animal print/zoo/jungle/rainforest :).

  20. LOVE it all, but I NEED that container you plan to use for your big books. That is adorably perfect!

    I was pretty much done shopping... thanks! :P

  21. I LOVE all your new stuff! I have a shopping problem as well. It's bad. Very, very bad. I've completely changed my classroom theme/color scheme and decor this year, so it's been even worse than usual!! AGH. :D

    Teach On.

  22. Ah, I am in love with the colorful rug!! Such a good find! :) I, too, am obsessed with the 88 cents section of Walmart! I die over all the cupcake stuff! Too cute! :)

  23. I think I need to go shopping now! You found some great stuff!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  24. Love all your purchases but that rug is my FAVORITE!


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