Sunday, June 30, 2013

600 Follower Giveaway...and a Little Hoarding


Hi Friends !!
  I made it! I made it! I hit 600 Followers :) My goal was to try & do that before Google Reader bit the dust. Everyone is still unsure about whether that "magic number" is going to go away tomorrow, so it just made my heart happy to see 600.  I know it's weird.. I fully admit it. Still makes me happy. Ha! :)


The Polished Teacher just hit 600, too, so we decided to team up for a fantastic giveaway....



The giveaway runs from today until Friday (July 5th) at midnight. 
Take a look at the awesome prizes you could win...


You can enter by following all the directions in the Rafflecopter below...


I'd love for you to comment & let me know which gift card you'd like and what fabulous things you plan on doing with  it:)

Okay, I'm about to tape off the bedroom & get ready to paint!  Got up there tonight & decided to go through the ole cedar chest to see what was hiding in there. I should tell you, I knew it had been YEARS since I'd opened it, but I had no idea it had been THIS long...
 That's two boxes of CASSETTE tapes (speaking of tape... ha!).  Ummm... did I think that those were gonna make a big comeback someday??  I did find a super cool & old mason jar that use to belong to my grandmother..or great grandmother?  The chest was my great grandmas, so who knows.  Oh, and then there was this gem...

These are notes.  
      From High School.  
                That was a while ago, to say the least...say about 18 years. Holy moly! Not sure why I've held on to these for so long, but they are from my bestest friends (who still are), and then there are cards from my folks. No, I'm not getting rid of any of these...just organizing them into a sweet little box. Sweet memories.

The cassette tapes?  Time to cut the cord & let 'em go! haha :)

Allright, friends... it's midnight & we're gonna get the room taped off & ready to go for tomorrow! Just had to invite you to enter the fun giveaway & share my finds... and no, I'm not a hoarder! :)

Oh, and before I go, THANK YOU to everyone who follows & for those that always leave such kind comments. My bloggy anniversay of ONE YEAR was just Thursday, and I am so humbled by how wonderful you've all been. Looking forward to what the next year has to offer.... Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

59 comments:

  1. Kelly,

    What a great giveaway! I'd love to win a TpT giftcard. Right before school ended for me, I won a $20 card and decided to buy Deedee Wills and Deanna Jump's writing workshop units 1 and 2. I love them already and cannot wait to use them in the fall. My goal is to purchase all 8 or 9 or the units by the end of the year.

    Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!!

    Christin
    www.shiftingteacherk-2.blogspot.com

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  2. This is a great giveaway!!! Thanks so much :) You are amazing!!!

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  3. Congratulations on your one year anniversary!!! I just recently disposed of my old cassette tapes, too! lol Memories!!! Thank you for the giveaway! :) veronica.varela@live.com

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  4. Congratulations! Excited about this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Karen Rowland
    Adventures With Firsties

    karenrowland112677@yahoo.com

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  5. I would love the Hobby Lobby card! It is such an amazing store! I get overwhelmed by all the cuteness. :)

    davis.ashleyb@gmail.com

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  6. Congratulations! I can't decide yet whether I would want the Amazon gift card or the TPT gift card. I have literally hundreds of items in my TPT wishlist, but there are also several professional development books I would love to buy from Amazon. I would probably choose the TPT card because there are so many great items on there!!! Crossing my fingers!!!

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  8. Congratulations! I would like to get a Hobby Lobby gift card to go buy some of the fabulous things I've been seeing this summer!

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  9. What a great giveaway! I would LOVE to get a Hobby Lobby gift card. I need fabric to make curtains for my classroom, and a lamp that matches my decor :)

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  10. Congratulations on your milestone! I would love the TPT gift card...my wishlist sure is piling up!

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  11. I had to laugh when I saw the tapes. My hubby still has SEVERAL. Like we have anything that will play them. The gift card question was tough. I have items at all three store on my fall wish list. I guess I would put TPT at the top. I've developed a clip art addiction over the summer.

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  12. Congrats on reaching 600 followers!! How exciting!

    My mom is still holding on to her cassette player. Maybe she needs all of your tapes. :)

    I'd take a gift card to Target any day!

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  13. TPT or Amazon or Hobby Lobby????? That would take some serious thought! Congratulations on 600!

    MissGilbert01@gmail.com
    Sunshine, Sand and Scissors

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  14. I would love an Amazon gift card! Congratulations on 600 followers before the end of Google Reader. I still hold onto old letters and cassette tapes, too!
    Sara
    Polka Dot Kinders

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  15. Congratulations! I think I would choose TpT so I could stock up on new Daily 5 materials that are sitting on my wishlist.

    Becky
    Compassionate Teacher

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  16. Awesome giveway!

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  17. I would love the TPT gift card so I could make a dent in my wish list!!!

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  18. That is so funny - all those cassette tapes! I have a bag full too:) I keep hoping I might actually find another cassette player for them - lol! I guess I need a technology upgrade! Congrats on your giveaway!

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  19. Congrats! I think we ALL have cassettes...maybe they will come back!? wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com 1stgradefireworks

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  20. Congratulations! Have fun painting. I'd love the TPT gift certificate or the Erin Condren one. I always have a wishlist in TPT and have had my eye on some of Erin's cute stuff for a bit. mmuntean619@gmail.com

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  21. I'd love the Hobby Lobby GC! There are MANY things I could do with it, like all the Pinterest projects I want to do :)

    anhudacek@gmail.com
    Amanda

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  22. Congrats, Kelly! Like Mikaela, I ALWAYS have a running TPT wishlist. As for those cassette tapes: I bet you could find an awesome tutorial to make a coffee table or something on Pinterest, LOL!

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  23. I still have few notes from HS. I just can't bare to get rid of them. :)

    These are great prizes!!! My fingers are crossed.

    Brenda
    You Might Be a First Grader….

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  24. Congratulations on reaching 600! Looks like an awesome giveaway. I would love a gift certificate to TpT or Hobby Lobby...I know I'll be spending lots of money at both those places as I prepare for the fall, ha!

    Danielle
    Carolina Teacher

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  25. Congratulations!! What a great giveaway!

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  26. Cassettes, oh my! I still have a box stashed too :)
    Congrats on 600!

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  27. Congrats!
    Maria
    meemsickle@gmail.com

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  28. Congrats on all your followers =) hoping I win!

    saracgarza@yahoo.com

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  29. Congratulations on 600 followers! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  31. Congratulations to you both!

    Angie
    ahenry4443ah@gmail.com

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  32. I'd love the Amazon gift card so that I can buy some books for my classroom!! How exciting to get 600 followers just in time! Congrats!

    Bridget
    First Grade Circus

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  33. Congrats on 600!! I was hoping to hit 500 but missed it by 8! Love your giveaway!!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

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  34. Congrats on 600! I hope those numbers don't dissappear either!

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  35. Congrats!! 600 in one year, whew! I would love the EC giftcard. I just got my planner and am in LOVE with it!

    Lindsay
    For the Love of First Grade

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  36. I would love a TPT gift card. My wishlist is overflowing lol!! Congrats on the milestone!! I love both of your blogs!!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something To Treasure

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  37. Bahahaha on the cassette tapes....oh the memories of having those...LOL Congrats girlie on 600!! :)

    Nicki
    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

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  38. Congrats on 600! :-) I think I'd like a TpT gift card.

    Jeannie
    The 2nd Grade Surprise

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  39. Congratulations!!! Would love to win this.

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  40. Congrats on you big milestone! I'd go for the TPT gift card. I have my eye on lots of back to school stuff!

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  41. OMG I am the worst hoarder!!! I have a whole storage bench full of notes, cards, memories...too much!! Your giveaway is fabulous and I would go for an Amazon card, so many things on my wishlist!! :)

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  42. Congrats! What a great giveaway! I'd be grateful for any of the prizes. Thank you for the opportunity :)

    Amy

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  43. Congratulations, Kelly! I love EVERYTHING at Hobby Lobby... what a great treat it would be. Come see me at my new blog. You inspire me!

    Catherine
    First Grade Top Dogs

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  44. Congratulations! I would choose the Amazon gift card. I was unable to follow either blog on Google Friend Connect. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  45. Congrats on 600. What a wonderful milestone!
    Kinders on the Block

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  46. Congratulations on 600 followers!!! What an amazing giveaway! I would love a Hobby Lobby gift card. There are so many projects on my to do list including make my teacher's toolkit, class set of chair pockets, decorative clothespins, etc. (I was not able to Google Friend Connect.)

    jenniferjenkins7777@gmail.com

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  47. Congratulations on 600+ followers! I have a year left until I graduate with my elementary education degree and I LOVE that I found so many great teaching blogs like yours! I would love an Amazon gift card because I have my eye on the book Teach Like a Pirate. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. What a hard decision to decide between Amazon, Hobby Lobby, or TpT! I'll be starting my first year of teaching this year, so all three of those places have become my BFFs this summer (as if they weren't already!). I think I'd have to flip a coin to decide which gift card to take!

    Congratulations on 600 followers though! That's just awesome!! :) And thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. Congratulations Kelly! 600 followers is awesome!!!!! You have been so busy creating this summer! I'm loving watching what you make and getting inspired by you! :o) If I won I'd probably choose a gift certificate to TpT or Amazon.

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  50. How exciting!? 600 followers! Lovely Blog :-)

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  51. I would love a tpt gift card! I have so many things on my wish list that I just can't afford to buy right now

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  52. Congrats on reaching 600 followers and a having a great giveaway!

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  53. 600?! Congrats! I just reached 100 and I'm stunned. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

    Carol
    Super Sparkly in Second

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