Thursday, July 18, 2013

Me?! In Cosmo Magazine?! That's a Steal Thursday & GIVEAWAY! Oh, What A Week!

Hi everyone! Hope you are all enjoying your week! It's the middle of July already! What?! I know! I am just as shocked as you are! Thanks to my Instagram obsession, I've noticed that some of you are already back in the classroom and decorating away! I must say that all of your rooms are coming along so perfectly! Lots of chevron print, owls, bumblebees, and bright colors! I am loving the chevron especially! I mean, what teacher doesn't drool over chevron! My lack of self-control for chevron has lead to my newest giveaway. I will tell you about that in a bit!

Now, for those of you who are still reading and didn't just scroll down to check out the giveaway, I have to tell you about my week! Ok, so the other day on Instagram, I received a notification that a fellow Instagram friend added a picture of me. So, when I read that, my first thought was oh maybe it's a picture of a giveaway, or something someone bought due to my terrible influence on everyone's shopping habits! (I can't help but post my latest shopping trips, so if I have caused a decrease in your bank account, my apologies! If it makes you feel better my bank account is very upset with me too!) Hehe ;-) Either way, the picture wasn't of a giveaway or of someone's latest shopping finds (although I do always love to see those), it was something better, oh so much better!

I am in the August issue of COMSO MAG! Oh. Em. Gee! Yup, that's my Instagram picture and my Instagram name (It might be small, but it is still there!) The crazy thing about it is I was never even notified! My lovely friend Amber from Sparkles, Smiles, and Successful Students shared the great news with me! Apparently, I get $50 for being featured too! Sounds like a win-win to me! Now that I have pretty much told everyone in my family and friends, and the employees at Michael's, I figured I had to share the news with you all too! Can you tell I am just a little excited?!
Another thing I am SUPER excited about is my #thatsastealthursday! While at summer school, a teacher had mentioned to me about this school closing sale just down the street. She told me classroom furniture was was $5, books .10, math manipulatives .50 and other items that were dirt cheap too! After that news, all I could do was watch the clock and pray that 11am came fast! As soon as I got out, I was off to the school closing sale! Oh boy, was it HEAVEN! I kept reminding myself that I don't have a storage unit and no I can't buy everything. Not to mention I don't even have a classroom to put it all in yet! Still, the deals there were just insane! Check out what I found for my #thatsastealthursday!

I picked up this adorable rocking chair for $5! It is screaming paint me! Doesn't a teal chair and a chevron print cushion sound amazing to you?! It sure does to me! I can't wait to get started! Of course I will share the after picture with all of you too! ;-)
Now this one takes the cake for the best find! Yes, you are reading the correct price! I got this amazing whiteboard easel for $5! Once I asked the lady how much it costs and she said $5, I practically lifted and carried the thing out under my arm! That easel was not leaving my sight! I thought my tissue box cover for .01 was amazing, but I think we got that one beat now!
Be sure to link up below with your blog post about your latest shopping steal! I always love another reason to shop and I can't wait to see your amazing finds!
 Chevron Tissue Box Covers!
That's right! Chevron has now hit tissue box covers! I just can't get over chevron print and who wouldn't absolutely love one of these babies sitting on your classroom desk?! I'll be honest, I LOVE how these came out! I wish I could keep them for myself! Haha!
So, here's how the giveaway works! There are two tissue box covers up for grabs. I will randomly select one winner from my blog and the other from Instagram! If you aren't following me yet on Instagram, my username is meetmissparker . I will announce the winners on Wednesday, July 24th! Don't hesitate to enter both on my blog and on Instagram! I am crossing my fingers for all of you! Good luck!
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  1. Kayla!!!! That is so exciting about your "feature" in Cosmo! It pays to shop, my friend. Congrats on a wonderful week.
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  2. I just love your Instagram and your blog!!! Congratulations again with Cosmo! #winning

    The Kleenex box is super duper cute!!

    One Fab Teacher

  3. Haha - congrats, Kayla! :) That really is exciting.

    Also, I need to find a school close out sale ASAP. You found some awesome deals! Wow :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  4. I shouldn't have stalked you on instagram or read this post because reading about your school closing sales are making me cringe! However, I have literally no more space in my room for anything so I need to stay away from all deals like that for the rest of the Summer! Who am I kidding, like that would ever happen!

    The Polished Teacher

  5. Congrats!!! I love 'knowing' somebody famous :)
    My Second Sense

  6. I LOVE that you were featured in Cosmo!! I also want that easel!! Jealous! I've been wanting one forever. I can't believe it was only $5!!

    I linked up! :)
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  7. Okay...I can't breathe...$5!!!!! How is that even possible?!? You should practice your autograph on it...because you are FAMOUS!
    Two Friends In First

  8. I've been following you on Instagram, and now I am your newest blog follower. I love how the tissue box covers came cute! And those $5 finds?!? A little jealous over here. :)

    First Grade Wolves

  9. WOW! Great finds! Your rocking chair is exactly like the one my uncle took from the neighbor's giveaway pile 20 years ago when I started teaching--he gave it to me and I still have it. It is getting a makeover this week! So glad to find your blog--I am a new follower...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  10. I am your newest follower.... I have a white rocking chair like that one I have been waiting to fix up... Can't wait to see what you do with it..

    Check out my giveaway! There are some cute chevron that would go well with those covers!!

    Diary of a First Year Teacher


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