Sunday, 15 July 2012

Back From Vacation!

I am sooooo happy to be back home after a week away! We had a fabulous vacation... I went on some of the fastest roller coasters I have ever been on, slid down America's first looping water slide, visited two amazing zoos, reread the Fifty Shades trilogy, and had a fun visit with my family! I got to meet my first (and only) boy first cousin... he's about 6 months and super cute! Love those chubby baby cheeks!

Well, over the course of my vacation, I did let me mind wander to school and to blogging *a bit*... Being from Canada, when I get a chance to visit the states, I love shopping at stores we don't have here. So here's a little peek into my shopping stops ;)

I have never been to a Lakeshore store before... Oh. My. Word. There's a teacher store about an hour from me, but not nearly as big as this one! It was heaven! Oh, and 20% off almost everything in the store. If my other half wasn't with me, I would have spent a lot more time and a lot more money there! :)



I bought some cute cupcakes, polka dot letters, a number puzzle, birthday certificates, buttons, and more. Next stop, Dollar Tree!


I found a couple puzzles, some foam cubes to make my own dice, and some crazy straws to make my birthday balloons, inspired by this pin:




What shopping trip would be complete without the Target Dollar Stop? A few mini pocket charts, some Dr. Seuss flash cards, and cute post-its!


And last... how could I not stop at Kohl's? Everyone else has a Skippyjon Jones doll. I wanted one too. *pout* Haha. I love those books so much!


Well there you have it! I'm looking forward to a relazing week at home... the unpacking, laundry, and cleaning can wait until tomorrow. Tonight is about relaxing. And maybe catching up on Big Brother. (Yes, I watch that garbage. Sue me. lol) Good night!

6 comments:

  1. There's a Lakeshore within an hour of my house/20 minutes from my school. I'm. In. Trouble. (I spent an hour there the other day laminating trimmer for all of my bulletin boards!)

    Sarah
    There's No Place Like Second Grade

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    1. Oh, that would be bad news for me!! :) I'm glad I live 6 hours away... lol

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  2. I've always wanted to go to a Lakeshore store. I only buy online. Great finds.

    ✣ Miss Nelson✣
    Miss Nelson’s Blog

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  3. I stopped at Lakeshore last week and picked up some adorable apple border and accessories:) I LOVED the 20 percent off too.

    The crazy straws are a great idea for the balloons. I was going to buy the giant pixie sticks for them, but am worried about attracting critters in my classroom! I am heading to the Dollar Tree soon.

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  4. Welcome back from vacation!! Isn't Lakeshore the best?! I love going there. I am headed to the Dollar Tree tomorrow. I did the pixie stick balloons last year & I think I'm going to change it to straws this year. :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  5. I just found Lakeshore recently too and I loved it!!! It's so well organized with signs so I'm not wandering aimlessly around!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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