Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September Favorites {Give-Away}, Back-to-School edition

For me, September has always been all about going back to school! I love shopping for new school supplies--binders, pencils, backpacks, markers, notebooks. I love seeing the classrooms clean and sparkling and ready for a new batch of fresh, young minds. Here are some school-inspired favorites for September!

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1.  favorite way to store your tools of the trade: Mini Lazy Susan from Pottery Barn Kids
I spotted these adorable supply caddies while dog-earring pages in the back-to-school clothes catalogs for my kids. I think all of them look so cute together that I might have to buy one of each color. We'd have to store them on the kitchen table, but who cares about dinner when their art supplies are so stylishly organized? {photo from Pottery Barn Kids}

2.  favorite jewelry made from school supplies: DIY Colored Pencil Jewelry by Kate of Mini Eco for Design Mom
It has been a little over a year since this cheerful jewelry tutorial was posted on Design Mom, and it still makes me happy just looking at the pictures! Who doesn't want to wear a necklace made of tiny, rainbow-colored beads made from cute, hexagonal art supplies? One of my favorite DIY's ever! {photo by Kate of Mini Eco, seen on Design Mom}

3.  favorite after-school snack, mostly for mommy: Brownie Cookies with Salted Caramel Creme Filling from Bakers Royale
Bakers Royale is one of my favorite food blogs; the photos are always perfectly styled and the food sublimely yummy-looking. This homemade Oreo recipe, with brownie-inspired cookies surrounding a salted caramel cream filling, is just like everything else on Bakers Royale--a tempting mix of classy and delicious! {photo by Naomi of Bakers Royale}

4.  favorite grown-up post-its: Page Flags from Girl of All Work
I've been in desperate need of sticky-note tabs lately; for some odd reason (trying to be better organized) I am burning through stacks of them like crazy. Girl of All Work has an astonishingly vast line of page flags, with designs both sophisticated (Crystal Prisms, pictured above) and whimsical (Arctic Friends). I actually might be able to make it through one pack of each design before the month is over--that's how organized I am! {photo from Girl of All Work}

5.  favorite tiny back-to-school Etsy find: Mini Twig Color Pencils from Inkkit
I'm pretty sure miniature colored pencils made from real twigs top the charts when it comes to whimsy. Inkkit's mini pencils make me want to draw pictures of gnomes and rainbows all day long! {photo from Inkkit}

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The give-away is now closed and the winner has been contacted. Thanks for visiting!

This month, I'm giving away a light blue Mini Lazy Susan from Pottery Barn Kids!! That is an awesome prize folks. Here are the rules:

  • To enter the give-away, simply leave a comment on this post. If your email is not somewhere that I can fairly easily find it (i.e., in your profile or on the blog your profile links to), leave your email address in your comment. That way, I can email you if you win.
  • If you are the winner, you have exactly one (1) week after being contacted to get back to me. If I haven't heard from you in that time, I'll choose a different winner. I've been having trouble with my winners lately :(

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34 comments:

  1. Those brownie cookies look delicious!

    cheekyweebrat at gmail dot com

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  2. Ooh, fun! My kids are obsessed with lazy susans. email is readingandchickens at gmail dot com. Yay!

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  3. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  4. Love your site! I am not crafty/domestic/culinary in any way, so I appreciate people who are! And I'd love to win! ;)

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  5. what a great idea to keep crafty bits and pieces tidy for the next visit from the grand-children! its also a great 'shower gift' idea for new moms!
    really enjoy your site and have found more than a few new goodies to bake up for the family.
    tmm.again@gmail.com
    cheers!
    tess

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  6. I'd love to win :)
    family74014 at yahoo dot com

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  7. I love your site. Those brownies look amazing, and I think the lazy susan would be a great addition to help organize the house!

    kainkath@grinnell.edu

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  8. I love your blog Melissa! We just made your fav mac and cheese last week. YUM! Those mini lazy Susans are so colorful and adorable! brittany1evans@gmail.com

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  9. Oh how fun! I love all these great back to school ideas. I'd love to win!

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  10. Wow, everything looks delicious and I really appreciate the back to school ideas. A lazy susan really comes in handy. I used to have one years ago from Tupperware for entertaining. I would put out little goodies to nosh on with wine for the adults and juice boxes for the kids. I would like to have another one.

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  11. what a great post! I would LOVE to win this giveaway! love your blog!
    Sarah
    gilreathsarah@gmail.com

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  12. That lazy susan is the cutest! And yowza do those Brownie cookie sandwiches look GOOD!

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  13. What a fun post! I want at least one of everything haha! the lazy susans are amazing!
    Wehwee at yahoo dot com :)

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  14. What a cute way to organize all of the many supplies my daughter has:) And the cookies look amazing!

    michele_n77@yahoo.com

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  15. The Lazy susan is great! I love the colors. I think now I will go and make these brownie cookies! They look DELICIOUS
    keshakeke@aol.com

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  16. love your blog, yummy cooking/baking ideas, crafty projects, and most of all the give-aways....keep 'em coming ;)
    lachiamoreland@aol.com

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  17. all this stuff is awesome. so pretty. I love Bakers Royale too!

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  18. Great ideas and finds! I've had my eye on those brownie cookies with salted caramel frosting for a while now. I may have to find an excuse to make them. And that lazy susan is darling...it would be perfect for my girls art supplies.
    alyssa.olsen@gmail.com

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  19. That lazy susan is a great idea. I love your blog and the variety you provide.
    cateskitchen@gmail.com

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  20. Leslie
    I don't have kids in school, but I tutor. These supplies are as cute as can be. My students would love them.

    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  21. I'm a dork and love shopping for school supplies. The lazy susan would be perfect for my classroom!

    deannab1@hotmail.com

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  22. Your blog is altogether too much. Love it!

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  23. This lazy susan is so cute and the perfect this to help organize my daughter's little table with all of her craft things! Love your blog!

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  24. I fell in love with those lazy susans too. Would love to have one. Thanks for hosting a fun giveaway! And those brownie cookies sound amazing! emilycake84 at gmail dot com

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  25. I just love your blog! I just pinned the recipe for fresh salsa, and that's what I'll be making next week with what's left of my heirloom tomatoes. Thanks for all of the great ideas:)
    redsthreadsvintage@gmail.com

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  26. The Lazy susan is great idea and so cute! I would love to win!

    (minnapo1@gmail.com)

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  27. I came for carmelitas and found so much more! I will be back! scrapncraft at comcast dot net

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  28. The lazy susan wuold be great for my daughters' art supplies!

    karebear101701@yahoo.com

    -Kristi

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  29. Hmmm, think I used to live in that same town you describe (am still pretty close by). Love your use of color. Thanks for having a contest!
    Sara sez108
    @ sbcglobal . net

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  30. Love the giveaway!

    shankyouverymuch11 (at) yahoo dot com

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  31. I love your blog!!!
    fromluluskitchen.blogspot.com
    laura.e.barb@gmail.com

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  32. Love the blog!! kimbumberly@hotmail.com

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