Sunday, July 29, 2012

Staples Back to School Deals- July 29th - August 4th

Staples is having some great back to school sales right now.  If you have a store near you make sure to stop in to pick up your penny items and cheap (after rebate) paper.
I was able to get all this for $7.18 pre tax after rebate.  The penny deals this week were paper clips, pocket tissue and folders.  The chalk and mechanical pencils were .25 each, notebooks and crayons .50 each and colored pencils and band aids were $1.  I found a couple coupons in the paper that I was also able to use.  There was a $1/3 RoseArt items coupon and $1/2 Bic items coupon.
Now is a great time to stock up for back to school.  You can even purchase some of these items to use as stocking stuffers or as gifts.  I try to buy ahead so I don't have to pay full price when we need them later in the year for school or craft projects.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Michaels summer clearance

I was at Michaels today and noticed several of their summer items are on clearance for 70% off.  I was able to pick up two of these umbrellas for $2.39 each.  If you are in the area make sure you stop by to see if your Michaels has summer items on clearance.  There are several things that would be good to stockpile for next summer or Easter baskets.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Family Fun Night- Summer Olympics

Tonight is the Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies.  We are looking forward to watching it and sharing the experience with our boys.  We have been telling them some of the details about the Olympics but thought it would be fun to make it a little more special.  Today while my older son was at school my little guy and I made some fun things to decorate our dining table.  We made a torch, podium, medals and the Olympic rings.

 We set the table with the Olympic colors in mind and had the podium in the middle with the torch and medals.  We hung the rings on the wall behind the table.
To make dinner simple we picked up a pizza.  It is always more fun when I don't have to clean up a big mess after dinner. 
I hope you all enjoy the Olympics.