Product of the Week: Embossed Pewter Canisters

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pewter+canistersThe Big Debate over Canisters Rages On…

My mother and I have always had a big debate over whether a set of kitchen canisters on the counter top is a)useful or b)cluttery. I have always maintained the latter. It’s not that I don’t want to have flour handy for a quick white sauce or sugar for a baking job, it’s just that I don’t like a lot of stuff (or anything, really) on my counters. Read more

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Space Treat: Don’t let the door hit you on your way out!

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foot-in-doorIs there a door in your home that has a mind of it’s own? It makes unloading and loading a full car unnecessarily challenging. Have you ever been carrying an armful of stuff when the measly door wedge gives out? … and whack! Or worse, you’re trying to open the door with one foot while balancing on the other and your arms are desperately trying to keep their grip on 5 bags of groceries.

These doors just don’t stay where you put them and the biggest offenders are the spring-loaded doors forcing you to race your way through so it doesn’t hit you on your backside. Read more

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Quote for the Week: On Goals

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finishlineThe reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

~Denis Watley

Define your goals. Make them achievable. Believe in yourself.

Have a great weekend!

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10 Easy Steps to Good Note Taking

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note-takingTaking good notes can mean the difference between a passing and a failing grade. If your notes are lacking and don’t have confidence in what you wrote, chances are you will not read the notes or take them seriously and only skim over them. If you have good notes that you trust, you will concentrate on what you wrote and the information will become imbedded in your mind.

Here are 10 tips on ‘note taking’ that will help you to study harder and more efficiently. These techniques are not only valuable for school, but for the rest of your life! Read more

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Possibly the Cutest Lunchbag Ever!

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cute-lunch-bagOk, I’m a little freaky over lunch bags. It’s the whole hand bag obsession thing. You know, can’t resist them. Don’t deny it – I know some of you out there can relate (Marcia) ;).

Anyway – the KoKo Christy Lunch Bag is quite possible the cutest lunchbag to date! I think I have to get it. It’s all nylon with a zippered top and great end pockets for all the little extras. And it’s fully insulated – Keeps your hots hot or your colds cold!

Shoot – I’d even use this as a purse! No more melted makeup or chocolate on hot days, right?

They measure 11.5″H x 6″W x 5.5″D, so they will hold quite a bit! They come in Black, Green and Chocolate Brown. And not bad at just under $20!

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Space Treat: Magnetic Solutions

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magnetic-organizer

Right 12, Left 37, Right 16 – that was my high school locker combination.

Back to school season is here! We’re surrounded by lots of new notebooks, pens, paper tablets and my favorite… magnetic gadgets for lockers!

Even if you’re all grown up, you can still get a bang out of these fun and functional items. Magnetic gadgets are available all year round but right now there is an influx of bright, colorful ones marketed to students… but don’t let that stop you from enjoying them yourself! Read more

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Blog Giveaway! Get Cool for School

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art-bundleKaren at 3garnets and 2sapphires has started up a giveaway just in time for back to school with some really cute stuff! They are giving away an art bundle that consists of:

Our Two-Sided Art Easel, a Set of 12 Foam Rollers, a set of Plastic Chubby Paint Brushes, Simply Washable Tempera Paint in the Classic Colors, No Mess Paint Cups and a Junior Apron (new product) OR A Waterproof Bib OR An Art Smock!

These are the 8 blogs participating in this giveaway event. You can gain additional entries for this contest by entering on all 8 blogs. Read more

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Product of the Week: Insanely Cute Market Totes

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market-totesBrand new to Stacks and Stacks – Painfully cute Polka Dot Market Totes!

These have got to be some of the cutest tote bags I’ve ever seen! They are made of laminated polka dot printed cotton fabric and come in Lime, Pink or Black and White, with a little ribbon tie at the top to keep it closed.

The laminated fabric is great because it’s water resistant and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. And with the 14.5″ H x 14″ W x 6″ D size, this tote is great for books, beach, pool, diaper bag, purse, lunchbag, wet clothes or towels, quick grocery trips, kids toys – you name it!

At $19.99, it’s a great deal for back to school, as a gift – or anything, really! Oooh! How great would this tote bag be as a reuseable gift wrapping with something else tucked inside!

How would you use this tote bag?

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