Shopping Linky and I Have an Issue....

Hello all!  Um, well, my name is Tara and according to the following pictures, I have a HUGE problem!!!

It's called shopping........and shopping for my classroom!  Thank goodness I'm not alone!  I am excited to be linking up with my dear friend Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files for:

So buckle your seat belt and here we go:

Exhibit A:
Super cute bins from Hobby Lobby...clearance!!!  Woop! Woop!!

Exhibit B:
Little zipper pouches I'm going to use to put word work pieces in.  Dollar section Target:)

Exhibit C:
Black/White file folders - 3 different patterns - Staples

Exhibit D:
Duct Tape for my new quilt that I haven't made yet - Walmart

Exhibit E:
The little black things are expandable files.  I'm going to use those to hold letters and again word work pieces. - Target Dollar Section
The picture frames were on clearance at Hobby Lobby:D  

Exhibit F:
More little cute zipper pouches for pieces of something.....little containers for dice and microfiber clothes to cut up for dry erase boards. Staples (Thanks Molly!!)

Exhibit G:
Yummy new border additions to my black/white theme I started last year from Creative Teaching Press. Loving the gray!!!!   I love their black/white section and before it is all over....I will own all the pieces;)

Exhibit H:
More yumminess from Creative Teaching Press!!  Library pockets, name plates, and cut outs for cute framing of ......I'm not sure yet.

Exhibit I:
Kohl's has Skippy jon Jones books and stuffed animal!  Can you stand the cuteness?!!!
(Thanks Erin for the heads up)

So there you have it!!!  My haul for June and the majority of it bought on clearance or in dollar sections.
Ok all.....gotta run, the hubs just pulled up and busted me with all this in the living room.  Oops!!!  It was all in a big bin before, you know, hidden, camo, piled........................


  1. Very fun! I tend to hide things in my car or in other boxes. :)

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  2. Ahhh!!! I am so jealous!!! Everything on here I want!!! I am doing a black, white, red, and gray color theme in my room for the new year! I LOVE IT ALL! When I go to Staples, Dollar Store, and Creative Teaching Press to get everything. If my husband finds out I am going to have him come see you because you will be to blame! Lol...

  3. Girl you have been shopping!! Love it all!

    I awarded you the One Lovely Blog award! :)

  4. I keep everything in my trunk! I have a chair and shelf I grabbed off the neighbors trash pile in there now!

  5. Issues are my specialty . . . let's see . . . what's the tonic for shopping??? All I can say is that your room is going to ROCK and I cannot WAIT for the pictures!

    The Corner On Character

  6. Shriek!! I love your polka dotted finds!! I need to check into those at Hobby Lobby! I am excited to see how you put all of these good finds to use. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  7. I'm so jealous of all your polka-dotted greatness!! So cool! Where did you get the duct tape? That's what I'm looking for!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

    1. Walmart in the paint section....they have tons!!!

  8. HAHA I do this all the time!! Thanks to your linky party this summer it's more of the crafting I'm shopping for now :o). I'm also making (or trying to make) a duct tape quilt! I just love your black expandable folders. Are you doing an all black and white theme or throwing in another color?

    Love it all!

    Teaching with a Touch of Twang

    1. Oh no...I have pops of pink and lime..a little turquoise and now gray:))

  9. What great finds! It's all fabulous! I'm visiting you through the summer shopping linky party. Come over when you get a chance!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox

  10. Love the tubs and border...I'm going shopping (online) to see what I can find. Temp is 105 here...too hot to shop except online!

    A Time to Share & Create


    Fabulous 4th Grade

  11. I absolutely LOVE those polka dot baskets. I am going to have to find myself a Hobby Lobby. I have never been to one and nor have I been to Target. I am feeling deprived of all this goodness. Thanks for sharing your great finds :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  12. Oh girl.....I have got to stop looking at your pictures. With our colors being the same, I'm in trouble. By the way, I am working on something that I will send you as soon as I'm finished :)


    Fun in Room 4B

  13. I love all the black and white. I started that last year too, but you have found some super cute new stuff I am going to have to track down. :)

    The Teaching Thief
    Fiction Friday: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

  14. *GASP! I must get to Kohl's ASAP! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Skippyjon Jones!

  15. I need Skippyjon Jones! I need to go now! lol!
    Sample’s Superstars

  16. BUSTED!! hahaha I know the feeling!! My hubs is always catching me red handed! LOL. Hopefully he'll understand that you NEEDED your buys!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  17. Oh SNAP! I have some catching up to do! I LOVE everything! and I ALWAYS camo pile hide new purchases so by the time they are discovered I can non chalantly say...oh that's not new...

  18. I LOVE the Hobby Lobby bins! Your other finds will be so cute. Your camo piling made me laugh. I totally do that, too! My teacher stuff is all under the stairwell in my basement, so if it's under there hubby would never know what's new or old!
    Happy July shopping!


  19. Too funny! I have a ridiculous stock pile as well. Hidden of course. I debated the borders for so long and I love them! I ended up with the dots collection though this year to go with all of my primary colored tubs. I spent so much time and energy spray painting the tubs that I cannot change color schemes yet.

    Mrs. Randall’s Learning Library

  20. Wow! Your room is going to be awesome :) Love everything!

    I have seriously only bought a few things so far this summer- which isn't like me at all! Have made a ton of stuff though :)

    Every New Beginning

  21. Oh my girl! You have been busy!! I love all your stuff! I really want to get colored duck tape like that too. I just need to find some in my colors. I really want to make a quilt like I saw on Pinterest with the students pictures in it! Can't wait to see what you keep buying over the summer so I can make my list a little bit bigger! Teachers love to shop!

  22. Man, you are an awesome shopper!! And everything is so matchy and cohesive and just lovely to look at. I wish we could go shopping together!!

    I especially love all of those borders you found--that middle one is so pretty! Thanks for linking up my friend!

  23. I adore Creative Teaching Press!! I am collecting everything that is Dots on Turquoise! I keep things hidden in bins from my hubby too, I am glad I'm not the only one!!

    Teaching 3rd Grade

  24. Wow... Just wow!!

    I had fun today at michaels, dollar tree, and big lots... Now I need to go to walmart, target, kohls, and find a hobby lobby...


  25. I gave you the Versatile Blogger award Come on over and grab your award!

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  26. LOL! I painted my walls a bright/dark (does that make sense?) blue so I want to tone it down with the black/white theme, too. You sure did get some cute stuff!


  27. My husband is so grateful that we don't have Hobby Lobby because I would be all over those polka-dotted bins! They are adorable!


  28. Ooh. I just had to go get some of that border! I only hope my Hobby Lobby has those cute bins!

  29. Greeaat! Off to Kohl's I go. Just when I needed to not be shopping! Cute finds.
    Lessons Learned

  30. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! Stop by and grab it.

    My Different Worlds

  31. So many cute things. Now I have to go shopping!!

    Learning With Susie Q

  32. I adore Skippyjon Jones! And your black/white polka-dotted theme. I'm hoping to do something similar in my new classroom this year. Thanks for some inspiration, and for a need to go shopping today! :)

  33. WOW-just WOW. You remind me of me spending money on my classroom. If I had all that money now--no-I am thankful that I have been able to purchase things for my classroom. One assistant principal at my school (coming from middle school) thinks it is so neat how much stuff elementary teachers have. I enjoy reading your blog and I am nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my blog for the details.
    Learn with ME in Grade Three

  34. I've awarded you with the One Lovely Blog Award and the Versatile Blogger award! Stop by to pick them up!
    Michelle @ Smitten With First

  35. Tara, I just acknowledged you with the One Clever Education Blog award!
    Stop by my blog to grab it!

    Peacocks and Penguins - 4th Grade

  36. that duct tape is super cute... I need some of that!!!

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  38. Love your finds...what targret did you go to? I didn't see any of that stuff? I'm doin red, white & black next years and those things would be awesome. I spent $50 at thrift stores so don't feel bad :)
    Nikki (aka Mrs. B)

  39. LOVING all the black and white fabulousness!!!!! {and Skippy of course!}
    You've done some VERY successful shopping.
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

  40. Hello! I just recently started following your blog and noticed you are doing a black and white theme with bright colors. I have a free download of black and white letters on flowers for word walls if you are interested. Just thought I'd share with a fellow teacher :) I'm working on some other black and white themed things as well!

    Have a great summer!


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