Did you think I would ever GIVEAWAY something?

I know! I know! My blogging friends may disown me. In fact one has. But that's okay. I can take it!

As I mentioned last week, I reached over 100 followers last weekend. I realize to some 100 is nothing, some are honoring 300 and 600, 700. Truly those numbers are amazing and do inspire me to continue blogging and learning how to do more. However, I appreciate that it took a little more time to reach my number of followers. I don't always have fun, printable, freebies for you. I don't have a TpT store. What I do have are my stories, my experience, and my ideas. Sometimes you get some of my deeper thoughts or my ramblings. I thank you for listening and reading. I love this community. 

Since all of you have supplied me with more materials and resources than I ever could have imagined I wanted to gift you a little something fun - 

How about $25 funky bucks? Lol. Okay, so have you heard of EmTanner Designs?
I am telling you, we - and by we I mean my friends I have made on her facebook page - joke about how we could be her customer service people because we have so much of her stuff we are able to answer other facebooker's questions -but I am telling, I am tons of her stuff and I have given a lot as gifts. Here's just a small sample: 

see the two plates - the brown one comes in just about any color you want and is totally customizable; the initial one is just that - pick your initial and color. These are melamine, durable, and dishwasher safe. 

(ummm, ignore the wine, teachers don't drink) ;) see the calendar and the notebook looking paper - you can have them say whatever you like. They are dry erase AND magnetic. My calendar says, 'so much to do, so little time...'; see the clipboard - days of the week on the front and the month on the back - it is wet erase (meaning you use a vis-a-vis) on it. If you look on her site I also have the 'Grocery Getter' clipboard.

dry erase calendar-this one with grommets, hanging by my desk at school

lunchboxes - or crayon and marker boxes, whatever - these are durable and totally wipe clean.


She does cutting boards (wedding gift); waterbottles; on the go mugs (awesome teacher gifts); I mean she has something for any age, any size, oh and the most adorable cell phone cases. You have to see them. And of course this: 

I actually had her do this for me on a tote bag. I love it! Okay I could post tons more, but you go over there and check it out for yourself. Oh and there are sales all the time - if you like her on facebook (I'll warn you, on fb she tells it like it is and is no-holds barred) but she passes out coupon codes for 20 and 30% all the time. 

I'm not going to have you go through hoops on this one. I just like good ole' sincerity so if you follow me fabulous and thank you. I appreciate your readership. If you feel like telling someone about what I do over here, cause you've been inspired or learned something, that's great, too. If you are bummed I don't have more printables for you...well there are some amazing blogs listed to your right (haha). If you want to enter, leave a comment letting me know what you would get. I love to get ideas from others. You have until Wednesday night at 9 p.m. est. 


  1. Wow! Everything looks awesome! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas!


  2. I love your blog. I enjoy seeing when you have a new post.


  3. I love your blog. It is one of my Top 10. I love the stories. In fact, when I read it, I think you should think about writing, publishing a book. A good ol' fashioned teacher inspiration story. :).
    You are an inspiration.

  4. I just spent about 30 minutes on the website. I am wondering if the cookies for Santa plate that says love Apple and Moses on clearance was for Gweneth Paltrow? Cute, Cute, and more Cute!!!


  5. i love them! and i love you and your blog!

  6. Sydney...thanks for sharing this fun site. I spent way too much time there tonight. I am thinking I need a family calendar and I totally need a teacher shirt!

  7. I am definitely a fan of your blog and visit often! How cute are those clipboards???

  8. I LOVE the family calendar! Thanks for sharing this new site.


  9. It all looks so wonderful- how can I choose? Your $25.00 should get me started LOL!!
    Thanks and come follow me so I can have a giveaway!!
    Life's a Teach!!

  10. I am a follower of your blog and think it's fabulous! :) What a wonderful giveaway, I would love the lunchbox! :)

  11. I love your blog! Thanks for all your shared experiences. I would totally get a mousepad or a totebag! Such great stuff :)

    Mrs. Thompson


  12. SYDNEY!!! Quit cutting yourself so short! Your blog is amazing and I love that you have something different to offer. I think I have more of your pictures pinned on my pinterest boards that anyone else! So stop it! Anyway, everything is really cute! I like the lunchboxes and mousepad the most :)

    Miss Kindergarten

  13. Wow- so much great stuff!! I love the teacher travel mugs, the apple tees... so much cute to look at! :)

  14. I love your blog...I got such great ideas for teacher appreciation day from you...I've been meaning to email you a picture of what my kids gave their teachers! I'd like the apple tote! Thanks, Nancy

    The Apple Basket Teacher

  15. I'm a new follower of your blog ~ went through her shop very quickly. Several things caught my eye ~ my daughter will be student teaching in the spring and I'm thinking that the teacher tote would be great for her! (or I could just keep it for myself!!)


  16. Oh my word. You're blog is sooo pretty and meaningful. I was the same way for awhile. You have one more avid reader!!! :)
    Mrs tabb

  17. I love your blog and ideas, even your witty stories. :)


  18. I love your blog! I love love the tote bag idea!

  19. WOW!!! I love her stuff!! I LOVE watching Quints by Surprise and when the quints wore those onesies I thought they were too cute!! If I had a baby I would get a onesie, but that's a ways off yet :) I do have a niece though....so I think I would get her one of the initial tees!

    I think your blog is GREAT too!!


    What happens in kindergarten... lasts a lifetime

  20. I think your blog is fantastic and if I won, I would get the weekly calendar!

  21. What a great giveaway! This is the first one I have entered! I would love to have that calendar! Awesome idea :)

  22. Love your blog and all your ideas!! Congrats on 100+ followers :-) I would love a coffee mug - one that my husband can't steal ;-)


  23. WOW! I didn't know about this site. But I'm pretty sure I need one of everything! Thanks for sharing it.

    First Grade is Fantabulous!

  24. I love your blog! I would like the bag with the handwriting style name!

  25. I would get the magnetic notebook paper!


  26. Wow! I love your blog! I would love to get the calendar



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