Treats, sharpener, and a Giveaway

I hope everyone has found some good stuff on TpT and Teacher’s Notebook today.  People are going CRAY over these sales!  I’m sure there are some good deals so make sure you comment and leave a link to your store.

A few weeks ago I won a giveaway for some yummy treats from Jenn at A Pirates life for Us.  She was sweet enough to wait until we were settled in our new place before sending it our way.  Here’s a pic. 

DISCLAIMER-The basket has been altered slightly…some treats had to be consumed before the picture was taken…It was for your safety.

 You see those cute cookies in there?  They are from WKCafe in Ohio.  She is Jenn’s cousin and she makes some delicious cookies!  They were great!  Thank you Jenn!

I was asked to review a pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies.  I’m sure you have seen this awesome sharpener all over Pinterest and blog land.  It’s pretty adorable.  It’s a great size for kids and doesn’t require much setup at all.  I asked Mr. Roboto to help me review it because he is an unofficial pencil sharpener aficionado.  So here’s how it went.

The sharpener comes with an attachment that allows you to secure it to a table so that there is little movement as you sharpen your pencil. 

Here’s Mr. Roboto working away sharpening the pencil.  It didn’t take very long and there was no awkward stop/start motion like you experience with other sharpeners.

And voilà!  Here is the finished product! Super sharp right?  And it took very little time at all…Also, Mr. Roboto used one of those cheap, no good, don’t ever use in a sharpener because it just breaks over and over and over again pencils.  I’m sure the wonderful Ticonderoga pencils will work even better! (I love those pencils!)

And now for a big announcement!

I finally have organized everything, sealed deals, called in favors, even sold my first born. (I didn’t…I don’t even have a first born..and even if I did I don’t know if I’d sell it…)
Tomorrow will be the first day of my 100 followers giveaway!!  The giveaway will last for one full week and each day you can earn more points by blogging, pinning, or sharing via Facebook! 

Here’s what’s up for grabs:
*a brand new pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies! (what a great way to start the new school year)
* Every item in my TpT store
* Any one item from Herding Kats in Kindergarten’s TpT store
* Any one item from Reading towards the Stars’ TpT store
* Scrapbook and Stamping supplies from Rachel
* Any one item from Bright Concepts 4 Teachers TpT store
* Any one item from My Not so Elementary Life’s TpT store
* Any one item from Mrs. Castro’s class TpT store
I really love the giveaways that have more than one winner so…I’m thinking 8 winners!  One winner per item!  The giveaway starts tomorrow so make sure you check back here and enter to win!
You can use the button below to enter (it won’t work until tomorrow).   I created the button with images from Dreamlikemagic…The same awesome designer who made my blog!
A big thank you to all my followers and to those sweet bloggin’ peeps who donated their awesome items! 



  1. Jenn Long
    August 13, 2012 / 2:00 am

    Ha! Ha! I tried to stuff it with as much as I could so you would be sugared up while working in your room! Glad you liked the cookies! I have to be honest…I don't really like to eat them. She decorates them with a special type of icing that makes them hard but since they were so darn cute, I just had to throw them in! 🙂
    I'm already in love with those pencil sharpeners…the inventor is a genius!
    Looking forward to your celebration this week!

    A Pirates Life for Us

  2. Unknown
    August 13, 2012 / 2:16 am

    I have the pencil sharpener…I'm not convinced yet! We're still working on our relationship though. These things take time!

    Congrats on 100 followers!