Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Clearance Target Finds & Giveaways

I forgot to share with you my Target finds from Sunday. I have to say, I was disappointed when I went to Target! Most of their shelves and bins were very empty and I had money to burn! It’s that how it is? When you WANT to spend you can’t find anything to spend it on?

Well here is what I found, and they were ALL on a sale of some sort! Even the $1 bin was 30% off:


  • Paper Lanterns for $2!! Those will be owls here VERY soon!
  • Ice cube trays. Those are 10 holes and will be used for 10 frames practice! (I saw this from another blogger and wish I remembered who so I could tag them!)
  • Owl vinyl to stick in my calendar area!
  • Tubs. We can NEVER have too many tubs!
  • The tin holder was in the summer picnic area. I could SO use that at my horse-shoe table to hold all my supplies!

So after I got home, I told the husband that I was going to add an owl to that tin holder! So I grabbed my cricut, my owl cartridge, some vinyl, and got to work! This was the first time that I layered vinyl. Whew! That was a tough one! But here it is:


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Photo Jul 09, 7 42 39 PM

Isn’t he cute??

It took a few tries but then I got the hang of it!!

Have y’all noticed the amount of owl decorations that are out there? My friend Tanya from Mrs. Dwyers A+ Fristies, started pointing it out! So, the past few days I have noticed that owls are “the thing” this year! It seems like anything educational or kid decorations have an owl theme. I am just excited to have jumped on board. Hopefully, the kids have the same excitement when they walk into their 1st grade classroom this coming year!

So before I head off to my MRTC class, I wanted to shout out to some giveaways! By the way, I am at 39 followers… WHOA! Thank you to all my BF (Blogging Friends!) I already have a prize in mind for 50!! ;o)

The first one is at Tonya’s Treats, she has 300 followers! That’s amazing! Her prizes include $$$ to her TPT store!\

300 giveaway

Also, you already hear my shout out to Tanya at A+ Firsties above, but she is having a give away for having 300 followers too! Make sure to follow her! Maybe we can get to 400 even faster! ;)

The last giveaway to blog about it from Wild About Teaching. 500 followers! Whoohoo! She is going to give away a gift card to TPT as well as, fun prizes that other bloggers have made!

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Hope everyone has a happy Tuesday! Comment and let me know what your plans are for today and to let me know you stopped by! I hope to come home and finish a few owl things I have started and share a poster I made to help parents read aloud at home!



  1. It was me. I had the ice cube trays aren't they cute. I love your owls, if I wasn't doing bees I would so be having owls in my room they are so stinkin' cute! I plan to hang with my 2 little kiddos and watch movies. My oldest hibernates in the basement ALL the time. Have a great day!!

    The Busy Busy Hive

  2. Sorry Heather! Thanks for the idea! I got those for 70 cents! :)

  3. I love your finds! Unfortunately my Target didn't have anything like that when I checked it out today. I might have to go Target hopping. I love the buckets & lanterns that you found! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. You found some great stuff. Thanks for passing on the idea of using the ice trays for 10 frames!

    Delighted in Second

  5. Hi Dani,
    Thanks for visiting me at Lanier's Lions! I love Target too but don't normally have that much luck with $1 finds. I think all the other teachers in my county get to them first! I've award you with The Versatile Blogger award! Visit my blog to receive your award! I'm your newest follower!! YAY


  6. *LOVE* your Target finds! The idea of using the ice trays as tens frames is awesome, gotta remember that! Another teacher friend (who shall remain nameless) cleaned out the $1 section of pocket charts, lol! Can't wait to see what else they're stocked with this weekend!

    Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties