Lunchbox Linky and Giveaway!!

So I have been wanting to have a linky for a while but was clueless about a lot!!!

a)  What kind of linky????  Thank you Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade for this adorable and fun idea!!!

b) How to make it fun and cute????  OHMYWORD, thank you Michelle from The 3 AM Teacher.  I had no idea what I was doing or how to do it but knew what I wanted and she was/is absolutely AMAZING!!!  Is the linky button super cute or what?!!  She did it!!!  ALL of it!!!  I cannot thank her enough!! 

Now, thanks to my WONDERFUL friends, I have a cute and fun linky to host!!

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Here is the ADORABLE linky button made by Michelle - 3 AM Teacher!!  I truly think she can make/draw anything.  If you haven't seen her blog and adorable graphics, you have got to go check it out and follow her:)  You will be soosooo happy you did!! 
 
Please grab this button and post it when you link up:)) (There was a code for the button but it wasn't working :/ so please just copy the pic and link it back here:)  )
 
So here's a pic of my lunchbox.  My daughter got it for me cuz it matches my classroom:)
 
 My lunches are not too fun because I am on a diet......I would love to say I have chocolate and cookies and yummies........but, nope!  I have chicken, zucchini, and pears on the menu for today:)
 
So there's a peek in my lunchbox:)  My lunch this year is at a really "normal" lunch time.....11:53.  In the past I have had it earlier and it was hard to get used to......I get 30 minutes for lunch which, I have to admit....sometimes feels like 5 by the time I drop off the kiddos, pick up mail, and all the other things I need to do at times.  Sometimes I eat alone in my room cuz I am multi-tasking....grading and eating, computer and eating, prepping and eating......but I have gotten better about taking that time off to eat...sort of.  I also join my team mates in my roomies classroom where we chat and play catch up:)  Then once in a while I bring the entire class back to the classroom with me:)

When you link up, not only would I love to see your lunchbox, I would love to hear about your lunch.....like, I know some teachers eat with their students....I think that will be heading our direction if budget cuts continue....
Do you eat with your students or not?
How long do you get?
What time is your lunch at? 
 
 Since I am getting super close to 1000 followers I wanted to make this a giveaway too (another yummy idea from my dear Farley!!)  To stay with the lunch tote theme (and the word yummy), the winner will get this adorable bag from Katie, my new Thirty-One consultant:)
Pink!!!!  My fave color!!!  So if you want to also enter the giveaway, here is how you enter:
1 - Link up with the linky (leave 2 comments, worth 2 entries)
2 - Like Katie's Facebook page - HERE
3 - Email her(HERE) an item you like off her Thirty-One shop HERE
4 - Follow me:D

Leave me a comment for each thing you do.  Giveaway will end Saturday, March 31 at midnight.
Thanks for popping by:) 




141 comments

  1. I follow your blog!!
    Such a cute lunchbag!!!!

    eah719@hotmail.com

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  2. And I 'like' Katie's facebook page!

    eah719@hotmail.com

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  3. I am a follower of your fabulous blog! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  4. I am follower of your blog!

    Mindy
    mwells@ourwayschool.com

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  5. I now follow your blog.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  6. I liked Katie's FB page.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  7. I emailed Katie and told her I like the lg utility tote in lotsa dots. Cute!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  8. I follow your blog.

    heathernnance@yahoo.com

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  9. Do I follow your blog?
    I can't remember...
    Yes? No?
    Ummmm.
    Oh, as a matter of fact,
    I DO!

    I will link up on Wednesday!
    It's 6pm.
    My lunch is looooooooooooong gone.
    And tomorrow is tutoring.

    But I'll take a picture
    of my fabulous (not) cuisine and then...
    Linky Link up with YOU!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  10. I am number 983.... You are getting closer to 1,000. I will take a picture of my lunch tomorrow and potst it to your party tomorrow. Cute idea.
    Patty
    2ndinline.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi Tara!

    Great Linky idea! I could actually use a new lunchbox. I sent Katie a message with what I have my eye on 8-)

    Summyr

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  12. I already follow you .... because I'd be crazy not to!!!

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  13. I am a follower and I love your blog!!!I will add my linky tomorrow!!

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  14. Your lunchbox is super cute! Thank you soooo very much for the love!! You rock!! Sadly, I did not eat lunch today and I had some rice cakes with a little cheese for dinner...I know, but I have been busy and eating takes too long...hahaha! Maybe tomorrow I will have a lunch I can share (-;
    All that work - I sure hope your button works..hehehe!!
    Michelle

    The 3AM Teacher

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  15. MAYDAY...MAYDAY...Copy & Pasted Code is not working!!! Yikes. Darn-it, I think I just jinxed myself...hahahaha

    You can just put the pic up and have followers copy the pic and then link it back to your page. For some reason, there is way more code in the published button than there is in the actual code??? Weird.

    Michelle

    The 3AM Teacher

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  16. I will totally link up tomorrow! I tried to take a picture of my lunchbox empty but it flopped over... :) I'll be back around lunchtime!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  17. LOL! We are both having 31 GIVEAWAYS on the same day! What are the odds!

    Misty who follows your blog
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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  18. Hi Tara
    I joined your linky party! How fun!
    ~Lorraine
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies
    rainee2011@gmail.com

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  19. Second submission for the linky party! Crossing my fingers!
    ~Lorraine
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies
    rainee2011@gmail.com

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  20. I follow your blog your fantastic blog!
    ~Lorraine
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies
    rainee2011@gmail.com

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  21. I follow your blog!

    rmariemuniz@yahoo.com

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  22. I am a follower! I'm going to link up later today. Come join my bulletin board linky and I'll add this one to my linky page in the meantime!
    Miss B, Busy Bee

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  23. So much fun Tara!!!! What a great linky party!!! I will snap pics of mine tomorrow and link up by Friday.
    So glad Katie helped out!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen from...
    A Teacher's Treasure
    Teaching Treasures Shop

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    2. I am so excited to be apart of this!!!!!!!!!!!! what a cute idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. What a great linky!! I am on Spring Break, so I can't show you what's IN my box, but I will snap some pictures and of my bag and my girls' (cuz I love those too!!) and link up - then I'll add another comment! :)

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  25. I am a new follower to your blog and tomorrow I will take some photos of my lunch for your linky party!!

    Amy
    The Crazy Adventures of a University Graduate
    The Crazy Adventures of Two Quilters

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  26. What a great Linky!!! I will try to blog about it this week! I am a follower.
    Becky
    Teaching, Learning, & Loving
    bbaxter711@hotmail.com

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  27. I follow your great blog!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  28. I liked Katie's FB page!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  29. Tara! What a fabulous linky party!! I just linked up and am really hoping to win... my lunchbox right now is nonexistent! And congrats on being close to 1,000 followers! You are amazing!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter
    lessonswithlaughter@yahoo.com

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  30. Here is my econd comment for linking up!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter
    lessonswithlaughter@yahoo.com

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  31. And of course I follow your blog!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter
    lessonswithlaughter@yahoo.com

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  32. I also liked Katie's Facebook page!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter
    lessonswithlaughter@yahoo.com

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  33. What a fun idea for a linky party! I linked up :)

    Kara
    Spedventures
    swfathome @ gmail . com

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  34. Here's a second comment for the linky party. Crossing my fingers ;)

    Kara
    Spedventures
    swfathome @ gmail . com

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  35. I am also now following your adorable blog!

    Kara
    Spedventures
    swfathome @ gmail . com

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  36. Love the lunchbox linky idea. I linked up.

    Shannon
    Tickled to Teach

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  37. All linked up! :)
    acupcakefortheteacher@gmail.com
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  38. All linked up! :)
    acupcakefortheteacher@gmail.com
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  39. I follow your blog!
    acupcakefortheteacher@gmail.com
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  40. I'm your newest follower! Love the cupcake lunchbox!!

    Sara :)
    livs14@gmail.com
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  41. I like Katie's FB page!

    Sara :)
    livs14@gmail.com
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  42. Hey! I linked up! What a great idea for a linky party!

    Brenda @ Primary Inspired
    primaryinspired@gmail.com

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  43. This is my second post for linking up....still think this is an awesome idea for a linky party!

    Brenda @ Primary Inspired
    primaryinspired@gmail.com

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  44. Sent Katie an email....LOVE the new cinch-it-up tote in aqua circles!

    Brenda @ Primary Inspired
    primaryinspired@gmail.com

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  45. I'm following your cute blog!

    Brenda @ Primary Inspired
    primaryinspired@gmail.com

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  46. I already follow your blog, of course. I am always thrilled when I see you've posted a new entry!
    Kristen :)

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  47. I'm following your blog! This is a cute fun idea. I have an idea for a linky party but can't begin to figure out how to make it a go! LOL. You did a great job!


    Randi @ Teach It With Class
    My TPT Store
    My Facebook Page

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  48. I linked up with your party--I love this idea!!
    Kristen

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  49. Oh, I also linked up my lunch, but without a lunch bag--I hope I won't be in trouble :) :) :)

    Thanks for hosting this Tara, it was fun!!
    Kristen

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  50. I linked up! Check out my post - I'd love a new lunchbag!

    Sara :)
    livs14@gmail.com
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  51. I'm a follower, of course! I'll be linking up tomorrow because of the silly-little-one-blog post-a-day rule. Pleh.

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  52. I'm now following your blog and I think I did the link thing right it was my first try. I am new to the blogging world if you have a minute step on over to bubbalulu.blogspot.com

    I am on spring break but left my camera at work, so no pictures, hope that's okay.
    Jill

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  53. Totally your new follower! What a cute idea. I love peeking into others lunch boxes since I'm a huge foodie. I used to love looking in my preschoolers boxes haha

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  54. I LOVE that Thirty-One lunch box!! Pink is my favorite!!! :)

    Cait
    Sliding into First!

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  55. I am a follower!
    Staci

    Going Nutty!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  56. I linked up- and I love the idea and lunchbox! So interesting to see how differently we all "do lunch"
    Staci

    Going Nutty!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  57. I am a follower. I love this idea. I will link up and post tomorrow:)

    Corinna
    Surfin' Through Second

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    1. I linked up!! Thanks for hosting such a cute party;)

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  58. I also liked Katie's Facebook page;)

    Aloha,
    Corinna
    Surfin' Through Second

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  59. I am a new follower! Cute Linky party! :)

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  60. I follow Katie's facebook page!

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  61. I love this idea, how fun!! I linked up!!

    Erin
    Creating & Teaching

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  62. Such a great linky idea!!! I am so glad to have come out from under my mountain of work and come across it! :o) Happy almost spring break!

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  63. I linked up! Great idea! AND...you HIT 1000 FOLLOWERS!


    Mary Beth
    Run Teacher, Run

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  64. I just linked up. How fun!
    Dianne
    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching
    dianne330@comcast.net

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  65. I liked Katie's FB page!
    Dianne
    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching
    dianne330@comcast.net

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  66. Dianne
    And, of course, I already follow you!
    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching
    dianne330@comcast.net

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  67. I LIKE Katie's FB page :)

    Pamela
    pfulk@cox.net
    First Class Teacher

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  68. I linked up to your lunchbox linky party :)

    Pamela
    pfulk@cox.net
    First Class Teacher

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  69. I am linked up with your linky party :)

    Pamela
    pfulk@cox.net
    First Class Teacher

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  70. I checked out the thirty-one gifts bags site and love them!

    Pamela
    pfulk@cox.net
    First Class Teacher

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  71. I emailed Katie with my favorite bag choice :)

    Pamela
    pfulk@cox.net
    First Class Teacher

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  72. I linked up!!
    Becky
    Teaching, learning, & Loving

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  73. I linked up!
    Becky
    Teaching, Learning, & Loving

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  74. Duh...thanks, Tara for helping me realize I blogged but forgot to link up. Thank goodness you followed me and read it :) Thanks for being so diligent :)

    You are the best!

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  75. I follow your blog!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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  76. Any post about food is a post for me! Love it!
    I linked up!
    Mrs. Kincaid's First Grade

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  77. Any post about food is a post for me! Love it!
    I linked up!
    Mrs. Kincaid's First Grade

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  78. Any post about food is a post for me! Love it!
    I follow you!
    Mrs. Kincaid's First Grade

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  79. Any post about food is a post for me! Love it!
    I "Like" her FB page!
    Mrs. Kincaid's First Grade

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  80. I already follow you. This is a fun idea.
    Tamara Barbour
    http://secondhelpingsforteachers.blogspot.com/

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  81. What a fun linky party!! I linked up!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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  82. What a fun linky party!! I linked up! (Comment 2)

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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  83. I liked katie on fb..such cute stuff!

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  84. I LOVE you & your fabulous blog with 1010 followers! (omgosh')
    I hope your raccoon situation is ok...I'm going to show you my lunchbox tomorrow (such a cute linky party) and...I hope I win!

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  85. Sorry I'm so late to the party! Thanks for hosting!!! :-)

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  86. I know I missed the giveaway but I still linked up!! :)

    WILD About First Grade!

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  87. Sorry I'm late too! I know I missed the giveaway but still wanted to link up to this cute linky party. Thanks for hosting this one.

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  88. Unfortunately, I am too late for the giveaway. But I just had to link up because I loved peeking into other peoples lunch boxes. Awesome party!

    Ashley
    Live2Learn

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  89. Hey Tara,
    I'm so sorry that I didn't link up correctly. I just did it again, but now the right way. Can I delete my other link up or can you? Thank you for hosting this fun linky party.
    Michele

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