I love linky parties!

I'm linking up at 2 blogs today.  First is the usual Monday Made It with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics:

This past week I was working on organization (which never seems to be done).  I made schedule cards for my white board
redecorated my clipboards....need to buy some more duct tape!

and ordered a ton of stuff from Vistaprint.  I got groupon for $70 worth of product for $17!  Can't beat that!  Here's some of the stuff I ordered:
rubber stamp
business card for bucket fillers
business card for student login info
welcome postcard

desk fairy cards
holiday cards--postcards
small car door magnet
rack card used for DEAR bookmark
address labels for library
punch card for Jiji math
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sticky notes
magnets with Texas image uploaded
I also got some free pens, an address stamp, and business cards with contact information.

Next, I'm linking up with Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files to share what I've bought for my classroom.  In addition to the things above for Monday Made It, I've hit up the Dollar Tree like craaaaaazy!

I've bought 18 of these white shoe organizers from the Dollar Tree to use for math manipulatives.
 I've bought 22 of these somewhat larger organizers with blue lids for my supply closet.

picture from Teaching in Room 6
The picture of the pink bins from is Stephanie at Teaching in Room 6.  I bought 26 of these same bins in pink, lime green, and blue from the Dollar Tree and hope to have my library as organized as hers!

Shopping and crafting....what better way for a teacher to spend a summer!


  1. Just found your blog - your stuff is cute!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  2. Thank you for linking up!! I loved seeing your organizational purchases!!!

  3. So cute!!! Love all your Vista ideas:)) The clipboards turned out awesome!! I couldn't see the other pic....Thanks for linking up:)) Please pop back by next week:))

    4th Grade Frolics

  4. I love all the products you made on Vista!

    Little Treasures

  5. You have been quite busy crafting and shopping. I agree that's lots of fun. I like your clipboards. I have been absorbing all the variations so I can figure out what I want to do. I also like your no name magnet. I will have to add that on when I do my Vistaprint/Groupon order.

    Thanks for sharing

  6. I love your containers and how cute the labels are! I also teach 2nd grade...come by and check out my blog! Now following you!

    Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

  7. Love your containers and your organization. The clipboards are adorable too.


  8. Hi Brandi,

    Your blog is super cute! Your vista print creations are awesome and I am super jealous of math organization. I need to work on that this summer too!

    Mrs. Wood's Class

  9. @Sara Soucy

    Thanks Sara! I bought a ton of stuff from your flash sale yesterday! Super excited about that!

  10. @Tara
    I'll definitely be linking up each week. I've got a to do list a mile long!

  11. Duct tape is about to replace my glue gun. Amazing! Love your colorful clipboards. I'd love for you to come join my linky party this week too. Fiction Friday: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

    The Teaching Thief

  12. I love Vista Print and your ideas for their products are great. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Being new to this, I need followers.

    Learning's a Hoot

  13. I love Vista Print and your ideas for their products are great. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Being new to this, I need followers.

    Learning's a Hoot

  14. You've been a busy little crafter! Thanks for the heads up on the Vistaprint Groupon (I usually send Groupon emails straight to trash. Sooooo much junk mail!)

    I'm following you now!

  15. I've heard of vista before-I guess a lot of teachers LOVE it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today! :)


  16. I just found your blog. I am your newest follower.

    Queen with Class

  17. Oh oh oh!!! I love Vistaprint! Pretty jealous of your awesome groupon. I just had a DUH moment about your address labels for the inside of your books. What a cute and easy way to label them with your name!

    Reaching for the TOP!

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  19. Great ideas! Did you only use duct tape to cover the clip boards?
    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack

  20. Love your Vistaprint finds and what a score with the Groupon!
    Your tubs look amazing-gives us so many ideas! Thanks for inspiring us!
    ~Christy & Tammy

  21. LOVE the labels! I have to do that too sometime this summer. I bought the right tape...because the tape I bought didn't stick:( So now I have to go relabel EVERYTHING!
    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  22. @April Walker

    Hi April,

    It was all duct tape. I got it at walmart. There were so many patterns in addition to solid colors!

  23. @Tonya

    I had only used address labels before, but thanks to blogging, I want everything to be cute!

  24. I love love love you bin labels! It looks so organized (which is key) but pretty too! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower and I am looking forward to checking out more of your creations!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  25. Wow at your Vista Print booty! I've never used Groupon before but must check it out!

    New follower!

    Strive to Sparkle

  26. I'm in love with your containers! And the labels! :)


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