I don't read and follow tons and tons of blogs, but there are a few I just love! I'd follow and read a lot more of them if I had more time...
Anyway, Amy Bayliss has a really neat blog/website that I just enjoy so much. Every posting she has is either inspiring, helpful, or just so much fun!
If you want to know what I mean, head over to her site and take a glance at these totally CUTE altered composition books and journal covers that she has taught us to make! Now, aren't those darling? !!!
Anyone - and I mean anyone - even if you don't sew or aren't "crafty" (in a good sense) could make these covered books. The list of supplies is small, and the price, especially this time of year, is just right.
Here are Amy's directions for these darling books. This would be a fun back-to-school project, even for homeschooling families. (Boys could choose something that is more masculine or boyish and leave off the bow...you know.)
If you haven't been making time to do something nifty with art or craft supplies, here's your opportunity to get out a few things and be creative.
Have fun and enJOY!
Week of July 31 ~ August 6, 2011
When I come across back-to-school deals specifically for the Pacific Northwest, I'll share them here with you. Keep in mind that I haven't been to each of these stores to confirm these prices, nor have I read through every ad. Some stores may have different prices on some of their back-to-school items. If you have any questions about the items on sale, or their prices, please contact that specific store or a sales clerk.
This week: Fred Meyer, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Target, Walgreens, WalMart, and Rite Aid!
Sorry to say that there was not a sale circular ad in my Tuesday newspaper this week for BiMart, and their online weekly ad expired yesterday. So, no new back-to-school sales for BiMart. :(
if you spend $15 or more, you’ll get a FREE backpack and lunch tote (limit 1 per household/business).
Star Teacher Rewards:
Weekly Deals: Under $1:
Here are the back-to-school deals for OfficeMax for this week:
Buy 2 Get 1 Free
Buy 2 Get 2 Free
Weekly Back to School Deals
Other Weekly Deals
With In-Ad Coupon Deals:
Other Great Deals
Select Back to School Products, $0.29
$0.66 ea.! **Qualifies for $2 SCR #2 wyb $10 Mead Products or $5 SCR wyb $20 (Limit 1)
Sharpie or Paper Mate Writing Instruments, B1G1 50% off; Get $1 +UP Reward wyb 2; Get $2 SCR $58 wyb $10 Sharpie Products (Limit 1) Final price varies!
Mead Five Star 1, 3, or 5 Subject Notebook, 50% off Final price varies!
**Qualifies for $2 SCR #2 wyb $10 Mead Products or $5 SCR wyb $20 (Limit 1)
Select RA Brand Back to School Products, Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
Get $3 SCR #53 wyb 2 Select RA Tape Products (Limit 2)
Get $1 SCR #54 wyb 3 Select RA Glue Products (Limit 2)
Select Back to School Products, Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
Get $2 SCR #45 wyb $15 Crayola Products (Limit 2)
Get $1 SCR #49 wyb 3 select Elmer’s Glue Products (Limit 2)
Bic Stationery Items, B1G1 50% off; Get $2 SCR #48 when you buy 3 Bic Wite Out (Limit 2); Final price varies!
Select 3M Products, 25% off; Final price varies!
Get $3 SCR #66 wyb 3 Duck EZ Start Tape (Limit 1)
Master Lock Locks, 25% off; $2 SCR #63 when you buy 2 (Limit 1); Final price varies!
Select School Pack Items, 50% off; Final price varies!
What have your children been doing during summer vacation?
Are they bored to tears? Begging to go back to school?
Are you begging the calendar to flip through the days faster, so they will go back to school sooner? :)
My girls have had a busy and interesting summer at home this year. They haven't taken any art or tennis classes, or anything much that takes them out of our home, really, except for getting together with their many friends.
But what I've loved to see happening this summer is that they've spent their free moments doing very creative, educational activities, on their own.
They know better than to say, "Mom, I'm bored." They know that I'll slap a dustcloth into their hands and have them get busy! There's always more dusting to do. :)
They haven't begged to watch more television, play more computer games, or constantly leave the house to go "do something fun."
Besides spending lots of time with their friends, at our home and at their friends' homes, they've been creative, in their own ways.
When I saw this video that Brittany made last week, I knew I had to share it with you. Brittany loves working on videography projects. She's experimented with both stop-motion vidoes and taking regular video. Right now, her favorite is to make stop-motion videos using our regular digital camera and then converting those digital photos to video, like you'll see below.
She uses my YouTube account to upload her videos to share with others. So, here you are...Brittany's stop-motion American Girl Imagination video!
If you enjoyed that, I hope you'll take a moment to go to my account and leave her a comment. This would really be an encouragement to her! You all are so wonderful about leaving nice comments, already!
If you are an email subscriber, you may need to click the title of this post to view the video on my website. I'm sorry that I didn't realize that when I first sent this out.
Hi! I'm Julieanne!
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