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Teaching Supplies from @Staples & #giveaway!

Well our second semester started! Half way through the school year and in our Resource Room (special education) we are finding new ways to support our unique range of kiddos we care for. We have been presented with some challenges and took them head on! But with the unique kids come unique lessons, crafts, and rewards!

One thing I learned though- it can quickly add up! And Teachers pay for a lot of this out of their own pockets. That is way I am starting to like Staples more and more! In their Education Supplies, they have things for teachers from Classroom Decor, arts & crafts to classroom storage and globes. They also have a really great reward program for Teachers.

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Organize with Deflect-O and @shoplet #shopletreviews

Two Drawer Cube- Photo Courtesy

For the longest time we have been looking for things to help keep my son’s legos organized. So when I was asked to review this organization bins I was excited!

Deflect-O offers many different sizes and shapes for organizing your office and home space. They can be clipped together and stack making the possibilities endless! You can find these and other office supplies at For this review I received

Cube with X Dividers
  • Deflect-o Desk Cube (DEF350301) –  Has 4 drawers that are transparent that keep your rubberbands, papper clips and more. This measures the same as the two drawer cube. 
  • Deflect-o Desk Cube (DEF350401) – This one is just your basic cube (not pictured) it keeps mini notepads, posts its, maybe some small envelopes. 
We have not used these on the legos as intended since my son does not really have a place to put them. So they have been used to keep the desk he took over all nice and tidy. I really love these. When I worked in an office (it was your typical cube farm) I used something similar to these because I can not stand searching for things and I like to have my desk neat and organized for work!
You can learn more about these and many more Deflect-O products by visiting Also be sure to check out their Promotional Products for some great deals!
~I received the above products in order to facilitate a review. No other form of compensation was exchanged. Regardless the thoughts are my honest opinions. ~

Tops from Shoplet #shopletreviews

Have you ever just stopped for a moment and thought- “wait, what was I doing, where am I, what is my name”. I don’t mean literally but just have been so busy and had such a crazy day where you felt like you didn’t know the who what when where why and how’s…

Lately between the school sports, the field trips, the extra training hubby is going through, the sudden days off from school for this or that I have been at that place EVERY day. I am a big note person for that reason. if I don’t keep notes I would be lost and wouldn’t know where to begin. I have to keep a to do list to stay on top of everything and I have a very colorful wipe off board for that same reason.

So as a Shoplet reviewer, when they asked if we wanted to check out some of the latest note keeping products from Tops I knew this was perfect for me! First- a refresher- what is Shoplet you may be asking yourself. Well Shoplet is a great site where you can find Office Supplies at affordable prices. Here is what I received this time around:

First- TOP56874– This is a cute little Tops Idea Collective Journal. It measures 5.5 X 3.5 inches and has a wide rule spacing. One thing I love about this is at the top of each page has a place for you to put the date. I used to randomly just write poetry way back when- this would of been handy during that time! This is perfect to keep in your pocket or purse for those random thoughts! The thick cover give the appearance of leather backing making it nice and professional looking as well!

The TOP56879 is the Tops Idea Collective Notebooks. This is another sturday notebook perfect for taking notes. It is a thick paperboard cover making it durable. The binding is casebound so they do not fall apart easily as well. This came in handy for planning my trip. I was taking lots of notes trying to get a rough iteneray so that meant lots of random writing. I also use these to help with my to do list, which I would be lost with out.

Last but not least I received the TOP77103– the Tops Cornell Note Taking System Legal Pad. Now here is a blast from my past! Way back when I was a freshman in high school I had a social science teacher that insisted we take notes in a more organized fashion. We had to draw a line down one side, label the top and date it. Well- it was the Cornel System. Yes it did help keep nicer notes but I wont lie- I didn’t use it much after that class- because drawing the lines and what not was just to much of a hassel. Now they have notebooks that already have the lay out all set for you!!! I wish they had these way back when! These notebooks have perforated sheets so they tear out easily.

I love these products. With two kids I need things that are durable and these fit that bill perfectly! If you are a collage student (or any student to be honest) I really recommend the Cornell Note Taking pad. This way of taking notes is so much nicer then the randomness that you can sometimes get!

You can find these products and many more items on Be sure to check out their Promotional Products for more great deals!

~I received the above products as a reviewer for No other form of compensation was exchanged. Regardless the above thoughts are my own and honest opinions! ~