Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fabulous Finds! Come Take a Peek!

I'm linking up with Fluttering Through First Grade to share some of my fabulous finds.  Please head on over to their blog and take a peek at all of the other finds so far in 2013.  While you are there, link up and keep the sharing going!

Since we have Monday off here in Milwaukee, I decided to put my planning and house cleaning off for a day and decided to get my shop on instead.  Good trade off I think!  :)

1. My first and by far my most favorite find is all my Scentos materials.  Now I know Scentos have been everywhere lately, but did you know they have expanded to bingo dabbers and dry erase markers too!  I'm in LOVE!  (The Valentine's Day ones were a bonus find and were on sale!!!)  The last marker is just one I didn't have in my collection at school yet, so of course I had to pick it up.  Found all of these at Michael's and got a teacher discount as well!  BONUS!

2. Next on my list of finds are these two great books.  They are adorable reads and the illustrations are beyond amazing!  Found these at Barnes & Noble.

3. I also know that funky duct tape is nothing new but I love using these crazy patterns to liven up baggies, to divide felt pieces, and to add as colorful boarders.  Mustache tape came from Hobby Lobby and Rainbow waves tape came from Wal-Mart.

So there are just a few of my fabulous finds thus far in 2013!  I have a couple other things that made there way to the check out with me, but I'm going to keep them a secret for a little longer!  ;)



  1. Hi Erin,
    I love that mustache duct cute. We had mustache day at my school last month...hilarious! Just found you through the LINKY - and am your newest follower. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

    1. Thank you for following. I am following your blog as well. Love the MLK projects that you recently posted about. Oh, that tape is by far a favorite in the classroom. My kids giggle every time they see I have used it on something. :)

  2. Just found your blog & am excited to be your newest follower. I'm going to have to head to Michaels ASAP to find those bingo dobbers. My kids will love those & I could really use them for our 100th day :)And the mustache tape? Too cute!! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

    1. Thank you for following. I just headed over to your blog and am now following you. :) Your blog is super adorable.

      Thos bingo dabbers were the highlight of my shopping day! I bought every scent that they carried them in and for $1.50 a piece, I just couldn't pass them up.

  3. Hi Erin! OH my I just added those two books to my amazon cart! Can't wait to read them!
    Love your blog and am excited to learn from you!



    1. Thank you for the sweet words! I hope you love the books as much as I do! I read the 3 Ninja Pigs to my 2 year old the night I got it and he was karate kicking away during the story. Most adorable thing ever!

  4. I can't believe I missed the dry erase markers! I am going back to Michael's tomorrow to snatch those little cuties up!
    Love your blog & I'm now following you! :)

    Jen's Kinder Kids

  5. Oh Erin you are a girl after our own hearts! We love Scentos and have just begun our addiction to duct tape! There are so many fabulous ideas out there that you can use it for. Haven't seen the mustache one yet-Love! Thanks so much for linking up!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  6. Hi Erin!
    I FOUND you! I was having a hard time! I googled your blog and it wasn't coming up...I must have kept typing something wrong.... so I finally went to copy your blog address and it brought me to you! :) Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments! Scentos are awesome! The kiddos LOVE them! I use them to put big stars, smiley faces,etc. on work. I only have 4! I NEED more! I live in a small town so I was lucky to find those four! Need a trip to the city! I used my (zebra striped of course) duct tape to make a giant ten frame in the middle of my room. The kids are the manipulatives! LOVE that stuff too! I look forward to visiting your site (now that I found you!) and sharing ideas!!

    1. Thanks for finding me! I love the ten frame idea! Where do you teach?

  7. Where did you find the bingo dabbers??? I cannot even find plain old regular ones in my area!

    1. Found the Scentos bingo dabbers at Michaels craft store. I found just regular ones with out the fun smell at the Dollar Tree at the start of the school year. Last time I was there, I saw they still had them though.