Friday, July 27, 2012

I LOVE Dollar General!! "Fabulous Find" and Blog Award

am finally linking up for Fabulous Find Friday with Elizabeth at Fun in Room 4B!

So, my little town is lacking in the shopping area and when I go to the larger areas, I usually end up at Walmart.  After reading about all of your great finds at Dollar General or Dollar Trees, I decided to go in this little Dollar General (and it was old and little!)........Well, I DID FIND SOME TREASURES!!  Check out this cute lamp for my reading area!!  I think it was $10 with the base and shade.  The base is a transparent purple.

I just love the bright colors.  They had coordinating boxes too!  I am going to use these to store shared writing journals, story stones (still need to make), and other writing materials.  The "owl" themed box on the bottom right is from Family Dollar ($6).  I had to get it to go with my other owl decorations!  The Dollar General boxes were $7, $5, $2, and $1 for the smallest one.

Finally, I found these cute storage options in fun, bright colors.  They were each $1.

Check back on my Monday Made It to see what I will be putting in each container:)

My classroom keepsers (Amazon $15.49 for 6) that I am going to use for my book bins also arrived!  I can't wait to set them up in my classroom and already made room.  I will post pics when I can start setting things up:)

Oh, and I was at school Wednesday night bringing some of my goodies in (they haven't waxed yet so there is not much I can do).  I was there 9:00-11:30 (pm!) because I waited to put my little ones to bed.  It is a little freaky being in a dark building!  I don't recommend it!  However, I am grateful that I can get in at that late hour:)  I'm sure the maintenance staff thinks I am CRAAAAZZZYYY!!

I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Mrs. Saunder's Lovelies and Smiling and Shining in Second Grade for this blog award!  I have really wanted one of these awards because it is so pretty:)  Who doesn't want to be "lovely"?

For receiving this award I have to....

1. Follow the person who gave me the award. 

2. Link back to the person that gave me the award. 

3. Pass to 15 new bloggers and let them know they have received the award.....

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  1. I love your lamp! It is so colorful! I can't wait till Monday to see what you do with your finds.

    Tales From Rm 17!

  2. I love DG! I love all your finds! They are fabulous! I will be on the lookout for those cute little blue and green cups....I haven't seen those at my DG! I need!

    Keep Calm & Imagine

  3. Thanks for the award! I love your fabulous finds!
    Fancy Free in Fourth

  4. I love your color scheme!! I am always visiting DG! I need to pay them a visit to see if they have the pixie sticks this year so I can make my birthday balloons!! Congrats on the award!
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  5. Thank you so much for the award and for becoming a new follower!! That was so sweet!! I'm your newest follower!

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  7. Thank you Holly for the award. It is so nice of you:) Thanks for thinking of me.

  8. I love the lamp:) The boxes are pretty cute, too:)
    Thanks so much for linking up!

  9. I am your newest follower now! I love that lamp with the brightly colored shade!

    I always visit Dollar Tree...but haven't even thought about Dollar General....maybe I need to make a trip today!!! :)

    Mrs. B's Nook

  10. Thank you so much for my award!! :)

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth