Sunday, July 8, 2012

Dollar Store Finds

What to do when you have about 30 minutes before you have to pick son up from soccer? 

1. Stay in sweltering sun and watch him play?

No way.

2. Go through drive-thru at Dunkin Donuts to get their Fabo Iced Tea?

Yes, please.

And then head next door to The Dollar Tree!  I had to move fast but I did get some things I needed...and a few things I didn't need but will find a use for.  Some highlights...

Yea for Butterfly Nets! I'm using them to "catch" some good stories floating around and
then putting the ideas into my pocket for later use.  Think of the fun you can have doing this!  Kids will love it!  I only got 3 because I'm afraid they'll be loving it a little too much and I'd have 20 sweeties waving these nets all day long!

Smart beads...10 for $1.00.  These tend to break pretty easily so I knew I needed some extras.  In the past, I've had these hanging up but I'm thinking I'm going to make a fancy bin/jar/can to store them in.  I'm thinking of letting kids wear them home this year and then returning the next day.  What do you do?  Would love to hear your system.

The hot item right now!  Will tackle birthday balloons soon.  Just not sure what lovely template I'll be using or if I'll design my own. I almost bought these at Target last week but they were 3 for $1.  Here: 6 for a buck!  What luck!

These are HUGE!  They had Birthday Girl and Birthday Boy which I put in my basket first.  But then I got to thinking...what if I had more than one kid celebrate on the same day and both were girls or both boys?  It's happened.  So I went with these. I'm going to allow kids to wear home and bring them back.  Maybe I should have picked up an extra just in case...

Aren't these oh, so cute!  I'm not sure what I'll do with them.  They're about 8 inches tall. Maybe BottleCap Letter and Number Storage?  Thinking, thinking...  They had black pinstripe and some other bright and funky color sombos as well.  They had hundreds and hundreds just waiting to be plucked off the shelf!

A good 30 minutes, yes? 


  1. That was a very successful 30 minutes!

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    2. Very! Now if only a Big Lots was around. That's my next stop!

  2. You and I have the same idea for what to do with our extra time...DOLLAR STORE HEAVEN!!!!! Love your finds!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

    1. Last month I found a Dollar Store going out of busniess. The finds there wera amazing! (Although I felt bad for the owners...)

  3. I am loving your Dollar Tree finds! I want those birthday buttons so bad!! I have to head that way today! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. I hope you were able to get them! They are cute!

  4. Nice finds. I love those little containers.So many possibilities.

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

    1. I discovered I CAN fit 120 thin bottlecaps in one! Instant math center!

  5. What great finds! I love the it's my Birthday buttons!
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    There’s a Giveaway at Kinder-Craze

  6. Great finds! I just love that store. I like the birthday pins you found. I might have to see if I can get some of those.

  7. I should have bought a few more...maybe I'll snag a few if...when...I get back! Hope you find them!

  8. That's power shopping at its best! Everyone is making me want to shop and spend money today! :)

    A Pirates Life for Us


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