WOOO HOOO and a Door Prize!

Oh my gosh I am SO excited! When I went to bed last night I had 12 followers. When I woke up this morning I had 15.... and when I came back from town (Ok, I live outside of the city limits (a very small city) so we call going shopping, the bank, out to eat... "going to town" like my grandparents did yearrrrrrrrs ago) awhile ago I had 18!! count them! 18 followers WOOO HOOO. I am on my way. I have not been very good about posting items or trying to sell things (mostly because I can't figure out how to get those darn documents posted, but I'm working on it), but now that it is getting closer to school starting I will be trying to post a little more thoughts, ideas, finds, practices, etc. I probably won't have a TPT but I do now have a Pinterest (thank you to the girl from facebook that invited me) and I am trying to think of a "linky party." It seems like every time I think of something BAM someone else beats me to it, great minds think alike I've found! I'll bet it was because of Yearn to Learn and Mrs. Bainbridges Class that I have my new friends (followers). If you haven't linked up with their parties yet hop on over. It's a lot of fun!

Well because of my good fortune I thought I'd show you what I found on my trip to "town" and offer a "door prize" to someone that visits the Klinger Cafe' and leaves a comment and becomes a follower (unles you already are then you just need to comment).
I have to admit I don't go to "town" a lot (even the school I teach at is just a half mile from my house), and I am not a typical teacher that searches for bargains, or LOVES to shop. (ok I love shoes but not to shop). I am usually too late or too early to get a bargain, and I never go back when I say I will so I miss out on most of the good stuff....that and the fact that we only have Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Staples, and a million Dollar stores in our town. So when I go shopping it is usually with a purpose.
Today I did not have a purpose other than killing time until it was time to eat lunch with my hubby. I decided Hobby Lobby would be the best place to kill an hour. Can you believe they are already FULL of Christmas items...but back to my find. On the clearance isle they had some odds and ends of summer items (really? it's going to be 107 today!) and I found these cute little water bottles. We start school in four weeks and in Oklahoma it is still going to be 107+ degrees, so it is important to keep those hot little bodies hydrated. These will be great to place on their desks (or those shelves my hubby promised to build me) and refill as needed. AND they were... .50 cents each! yep only .50 cents. I bought 20. The other items I found were those cute little "silly bands" that kids were driving me crazy with last year  that were so cute last year.  They were a dollar a package and will be fun for our first few days when we do our "I Feel Silly" mini-unit (more on that later).

I still had 30 minutes to waste so I decided to go next door...you guessed it the Dollar store. In there I found these awesome file folders in packages of 3 for a dollar, and clip magnets for my white board 50 cents each. I bought 6 of each!

 Which reminded me of another great find I found at the beginning of summer (about the last time I went shopping). I found this notebook at Staples (sorry I don't remember the price). It is just like the ones I use for my kiddos "MENU" notebooks but smaller-about 5x7inches. They also sell dividers and pocket folders to fit inside.
They will be great for me to keep conferring and anecdotal notes in.
SO this FINALLY brings me to my "DOOR PRIZE!!" I have
                                                                                  recently become a

And so I thought I would give away a Thirty-one "All-In-One Organizer" bag to One lucky "commenter/follower" They are great for holding file folders, notebooks, journals, and more.
 Don't my new file folders go really well with my bag? Ok I like bags, and shoes. I'm going to keep my kiddos files in here, and then when I need to bring it home I can just grab the bag and go!
 There are 18 files in there right now, and my notebook with tons of room to spare. What could you use yours for?
 Just leave a comment, and your blog name or address-become a follower of Klinger Cafe'  and you can pick the color, and lettering you'd like to have placed on yours. You can see the different styles and a catalog by clicking on My Thirty-One link.
 This is what I have written on mine! Not only does it match my new folders, it matches my polka-dot rocking chair in my classroom. I'll show it to you next week, and how I use the large organizing bag beside it.

Thanks for stopping by and happy commenting, following, and blogging!

Good Luck!


  1. I just had the same giveaway on my blog! I am a follower and would love a new bag!

    Go Fourth! With Mrs. Owens

  2. Don't put me in the list; the bags look great but I already have plenty. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your post. You've gotten me all excited about the coming year just with your words! Teachers are crazy about all those cute things, aren't they? Glad you found such fun bargains!

  3. I am now a follower. The bags are adorable! I would definitely love one!


  4. I'm a new follower! Cute blog! Your new file folders look adorable in your bag! I love the bright colors. :)

    Lil' Country Kindergarten

  5. follow your blog as jelaws5
    what a great prize...thanks

  6. I follow your blog! I love 31 and would love a new bag!!


  7. I'm a new blogger and LOVE following your blog! The 31 bag is so convenient for 'grab n go' when I have papers to organize!

  8. I follow your blog! I love 31 too!


  9. Files are very nice decor. I also love to make decorations that I have a file folder. This is very useful to facilitate the search for the folder where files would I use. In addition, it also can enhance the file view my folder.