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Believe it or not, it’s not to early to start shopping for school supplies (and crafting supplies). In fact, one way I like to save money (to spend more on crafting supplies) is to look at the supply lists for all the grades of my daughters school and buy more items that are on sale for future grades. I also like to buy more items on sale that I know the school will be asking for as donations later such as ziplock bags and dry erase markers. My favorite places to shop are Target and Walgreens. Check your school’s website for it’s school supply list. Here’s a little article from Pocket Your Dollars on spending less on school supplies.  Here is the RDLS School Supplies List for my readers with students at RDLS.

Here are the school supply sales for the week of July 10-16
Staples sales

Target sales
Toys R Us is currently running a sale on backpacks and lunch bags. Buy a backpack and receive a lunch bag (value up to $9.99) free.
Walgreens sales – scroll down to the bottom of the page for school supply sales

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Baby has grown quite a bit and is on the cusp of being a toddler. She needed some new overalls since I made her first pair.  I recently quit my sewing sabbatical and fancied up these Gap overalls I bought at a garage sale last summer.  Owls seem to be everywhere this fall, so I decided to go with it. After all, she is quite a night owl and seems wiser and wiser every day.

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A – American Girl Doll – get Kaya’s hair done
B – Bubble gum and blowing bubbles, Bendaroos
C –
D –
E –
F – Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers and Eaters
G – Gratitude journal, gummy bears
H –
I – Inside out, Ikea, imagination, I spy, ice cream
J – Jump for Joy, jumproping, Johnny Jump Up, jungle, junk, jewelry box
K – Kids Carosoul
L –

M – Meditation, money, minerals, massage, math, music, miracles, measuring, magic, memories, model boats, macaroni and cheese, Malt o’ Meal, Macaroni Grill, McDonald’s, mansion, mad pillow, movies, madolin, Malt Shop, music store, Minneapolis, Minnehaha, Magiquest, museum, Mississippi, Mall of America

N – NASA, neighborhood/neighbors, nature, nutrition, National Geographic, needlepoint, Nemo, Noodles, Nickolodean Universe

O – Oraganizing, optomism, opposites, orca whales, oranges, oreos, Once Upon a Child, Omni Theatre, optomotrist, orange juice

P – homemade pretzels with Angela L., prayer, playdough, picnic, photography, poetry, patterns, portfolio, polka dots, pillow case, pine cones, Poptropica, protein, posture, pinata, paper mache, puppet, pancakes, pizza, potato chips, pumpkin bread, placemats, Paint Your Plate, pensieve, phonebook, painting, prayer box/jar, piano, pool, park, Patina, puppet show, Peter’s Billiards, Pump it up, Pearler beads


R – Rosary, St. Richard, river, rocks, recycling, rocket, REI, rock climbing, rock garden, recipes, rhubarb, raspberries, Rainforest Cafe, River Falls, Red Balloon Bookstore, Roller skating/blading, Real life Rapunzel

S – Saints, science, sharkes, snakes, spaghetti, sloppy joes, spices, sad, star, Sebastian joes, soccer

T – Teddybear Park in Stillwater
U –
V –
W –
X – X marks the spot
Y – Yellow yo yos
Z – zippers, Ziplock bags, Zipline

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E is for Elmo

While we were shopping at Party City to prepare for Maddy’s seventh birthday party, Maddy asked Angela if she’d like a Mickey Mouse birthday or an Elmo birthday party. Angela replied “Elmo” twice so, Elmo it was! My neighbor Marlena who recently started her own dessert making business called, “Sew Sweet” made this darling Elmo cake. I found this size 6-8 Elmo outfit on Craigslist for $10 and we invited Elmo to the party. Our 5 year-old friend Kaya donned the outfit and jumped out of a box to surprise the baby and the crowd.

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D is for Daddy

Today we celebrated the letter D by meeting Daddy at work for lunch and seeing where he works.

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D is for Diapers

I’ve been going a little overboard with the diaper acquisition process lately because I’ve been finding great deals on diapers that average 9 cents a diaper instead of the 14 cents for generic Target and Walmart brands and 22-28 cents a diaper for Huggies and Pampers. In addition to following the sage advice of Carrie Rocha, I was able to take advantage of a sale at Target this week on Huggies and used both store and manufacturer coupons to get an awesome deal. Guess what the baby nieces are gonna get for Christmas?

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She wanted a waiting chain for the whole year so she could count down to all the birthdays including relatives, especially cousins, friends, and holidays. I only finished six months…not sure where we’d put the other six months so baby doesn’t pull them apart and eat them. Each night we try to write about a few of the days activities and events so it’s kind of a journal too.

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