Score, giveaways, and freak outs! Oh my!

Sorry for not posting lately but I have been consumed by house stuff.  Packing, cleaning, etc. A thousand apologies.
Today, I made the trek out to Lakeshore.  Today marks the first day of a
mega sale. Most things are 20% off and there are tons of coupons.  My
classroom desperately needs some new puzzles and Lakeshore has their
floor puzzles on sale, buy one get one half off.  I found two I really
like, an ocean puzzle and a space puzzle.  I kept looking around the
store to see if something else caught my eye.  I found a rainbow border
and some bordette on sale.  Once I made my way to the register the
woman there told me I could text a Lakeshore number and get a reusable
shopping bag for free.  She also said that my purchases also qualified
me for a free lesson planner!  Plus, she let me keep my puzzle coupon…so I can go back another time!  All that came to $30!  Not too shabby
I must say.  Typically, I only go to Lakeshore for specific items
because…that place can get expensive.  Here’s a pic of all my
purchases…I had to retake the picture 4 times because my dog kept
sticking his face in… 

I guess the summer is the perfect time for teachers to start blogging because Oh Em Gee!  There are some mega giveaways going on.  Tons of teachers are celebrating blog birthdays or reaching 200/400/600/1,000 followers.  So I’ve done my very best to keep track of most of them.  They all expire within a week so you have some time.  Have fun and good luck!

1.  The adventures of Miss Elisabeth is celebrating 500 followers!  Click here to enter.
2.  Learning is Something to Treasure is celebrating 400 followers!  Click here to enter.
3.  Peace, Love, and Learning is celebrating 1,000 followers!  Click here to enter.
4.  Treasures for Teaching is celebrating a blog birthday!  Click here to enter.
5.  Another blog birthday at 1st grade with Miss Snowden!  Click here to enter.
6.  Thing, Wonder, and Teach is celebrating 500 followers! PLUS she is giving away a Thirty-One bag.  Click here to enter.
7.  Little Minds at Work is celebrating 400 followers!  Click here to enter.

I told you sooo many giveaways!  On to the freakout!

So it wasn’t a huge freakout that I had…in the middle of HEB…during the day….with people around.
I’d call it minor.
Kind of.
Here’s the deal…I was shopping getting everything on my list, when I was overwhelmed with sadness, worry and panic.  All of a sudden it dawned on me that this might be my last grocery store trip in Texas…EVER.   Once the fear set in I realized I had to purchase all of the things I wouldn’t be able to get on the East Coast…EVERYTHING. All the spices I use for my delicious tacos and enchiladas, all my favorite HEB brand snacks, the tortillas, the green chile…AHH!  I called Mr. Roboto and he laughed…then he promised to go to local grocery stores and find comparable products…It’s not the same…but it’ll do.  It made me feel a little better…and I did purchase all of my favorite Texas/HEB brand items…in triplicate.  I’ll be fine.  I’ll be fine.

Stay tuned..I’ll have a special announcement tomorrow! Check out today’s post!



  1. Think, Wonder, and Teach
    July 5, 2012 / 10:29 pm

    Ahhh! Thanks for mentioning my blog & giveaway. I feel so sad for you. I would be in tears too in the middle of the grocery store. You will be okay. It will be a fun adventure. Can't wait to her your stories from BLT!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach
    Honey Bunch Blog Design

  2. Mrs. Castro
    July 5, 2012 / 11:58 pm

    When we moved from Argentina to the US we brought so many spices, cookies, mixes, etc. Then we found a Buenos Aires deli in Chicago…I'll bet you'll be able to find some Texan stuff on the East coast! (Still stock up though!) 🙂
    Mrs. Castro's Class

  3. Eileen Griffin
    July 7, 2012 / 2:01 pm

    I went to Lakshore today. I nearly had an anxiety attack thinking about going back to work. I love my job, but we just got out for summer 3 weeks ago. Yikes! Needless to say, I had fun shopping ! Only spent $25!!

  4. Jenn Long
    July 7, 2012 / 2:38 pm

    I'm planning a little field trip to the nearest Lakeshore store next week! It will be my first visit! Can't wait!

    A Pirates Life for Us