Brown Paper Packages

...tied up with string... These are a few of my favorite things...
 I love Maria and her guitar playin', frog hatin', curtain lovin' self.
Like her, I too get excited to see a package when I come home.
Not exactly tied up in string.
But exciting none the less!
A couple weeks ago a I caught wind of a great GROUPON at
I snatched it up and went shopping!
I'm not usually a big fan of online shopping. I like to touch and feel and try things on before I purchase, but with their great customer service promise, I figured I should toss caution to the wind this time.
I mean, you can't go wrong when half your cart is FREE, hello.
And the freebies were an added bonus on top of the fab GROUPON!!
I was not disappointed when I opened the box today!!

Any VistaPrint shoppers out there?
If you've never shopped with them, you have to check it out!
I never knew they offered so many free goodies!
Here are my frugal finds for a whopping $17:
*excuse the cell pictures: our camera is still in a moving box*
2 cute T-shirts (1 was FREE!)
I was able to edit the font/position/colors etc. too!!
2 self inking stamps (the black one was FREE!)
Both were completely customizable too!!
Motivation cards made from "loyalty business cards"
My kiddos are gonna LOVE these!
Happy Birthday (homework passes)
Came with envelopes too... I edited them from invitation cards!
Personalized pen (FREE!!)
I'm funny about how my pens write. Let me introduce to you my new favorite ink pen!
I simply LOVE how it writes. Call me crazy.
Do you see the small tote bag at the top? I didn't get a close up.
It's personalized and was FREE too!
250 Business Cards (FREE!)
Business card holder- also free!
Business card magnets to give to parents!
Appointment cards
I got a bunch of great items that will be handy next year!
Needless to say, I'm officially a huge fan of VistaPrint!
Now it's your turn.
Do you have a great frugal find or fab idea on a dime?
 ...Dollar Spot, Dollar Tree, DIY, garage sale, coupon code or just a terrific money saver...

Link up and share!
I think it's safe to say every teacher loves a good deal. Can I get an amen??

Go ahead, It's okay to share your secrets. 
I won't tell ;)
Just grab this button, make sure to link back here and join the party!
It can be a new or old post as long as it's a direct link to your find.

On a side note:
The wonderful Miss Nelson over at Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera is having a MEGA 500 follower giveaway. I've dontated one item {your choice} from my TpT store, so go check it out!

Speaking of TpT, I just posted my 2nd grade CCSS flexible checklists for ELA & Math. It's a great resource to track student assessment scores or track how often you teach each standard...the possibilities are endless, really. The great thing about this resource is that they're flexible enough to adapt and be used however you decide! Click on the picture for more details.
So let's recap your homework for today:
Visit TpT.
Enter the giveaway.
Link up and share a good deal!

Happy Summer!


  1. I love VistaPrint!! You got some great stuff! And for some reason I've had that song stuck in my head for *days* but I don't even know the words lol!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. I played around on Vista Print the other night and then did not send the order. Time to revisit I think:)

    Thanks for sharing!
    The Resourceful Apple

  3. I love Vistaprint too!! I order a bunch of stuff from them every summer. I bought the Groupon too & need to use it still. I didn't realize you were such a close blogging neighbor. I am right in between Daytona Beach & Orlando. Your creations came out great!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Your Vistaprint order is amazing. I always give my Kinders a free homework pass on Valentine's Day, never thought of the idea you did with the birthday pass. Time to recheck out Vistaprint. I've heard of it, but never hit the submit button. I know I saw a blog once that explained how to get the "deals" just can't remember where. I'm linking up as well. The target deals are gone, but the 99cent store and dollar tree are still good. :)

    Kinder Cuties

  5. Love your new items from Vista Print. I have almost the same owl shirt!

  6. I am LOVING all of your owl cuteness! I linked up to the party!

    First Grade Magic

  7. Thanks for sharing your Vista Print creations! I love seeing what everyone creates!

    A Pirates Life for Us

  8. I found your blog from the Tattooed Teacher, and I'm in love! You got some great stuff there! I'm goin' shoppin' soon, hopefully I'll get to link up and join your party!

    We're your newest followers. I hope you'll check us out as well :)

    Across the Hall in 2nd

  9. I love your owl tshirt!! Do they have the design or is it something you created?

  10. I love the conference reminder cards! I never would have thought of that. May have to break down and order something myself. Thanks for sharing your creations!


  11. I am so glad I found your blog. I've heard of Vistaprint, but had no idea what it was. Now, I'll be checking it out. I just got home a little while ago from Target and am working on some cute supply containers. I'll be linking up when I get them done.
    PS: I am your newest follower. :)

  12. I found some more $ deals (and a few 88¢ ones as well). I added a new link, but if I did that wrong, please delete it for me. :)

    Kinder Cuties

  13. Oh how fun! I love VistaPrint. Last year a parent made me a personalized tote bag with your same owl picture that is on your t-shirt -- so cute!

    The Kinder Garden

  14. All of these awesome Vistaprint projects!! I'm so bummed I missed the groupon! Where was I?!?! Awesome job. I love the birthday free homework pass. How sweet. Definitely need to add that as a birthday gift for next year! :)

    Reaching for the TOP!

  15. I'm heading over to check out vista print now! Thanks for sharing! Check out my blog, I will be adding my frugal find later this afternoon!

    Spotted in First Grade

  16. Thanks for inviting me to link up! I am now your newest follower!

    I also love Vista Print. I have gotten several things for very cheap from them.

    KinderKids Fun

  17. OMG- a stamp with your name for books!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT! My name is written across the top of all of my books, but I love the stamp!

    Thanks for linking up!

    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

  18. What a great shopping "trip" for you! =) I bought that Groupon, too. Twice, actually, accidentally... Guess that's twice as much for still so little! =) I hadn't used it yet (I had forgotten I bought it! whaaaaaaat?!?!), but logged on immediately when I fell upon your site from Smiling In Second Grade. Were those promotional items that you came across? New-user specials? I can't seem to find any deals as awesome as "half your cart for free"!! If you wouldn't mind sharing your good fortune (though, I know it's nearly a month later), I would greatly appreciate it! =)

    Love your blog, by the way, and am officially your newest follower!
    First Class First Grade

  19. Oh my GOSH! I LOVE that 'Checked for Completion' stamp!! I totally need one of those!

    Second Grade Sparkle

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