Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Big Lots Goodies!!

I've never been a frequent shopper at Big Lots, but when I saw the cute organizational finds someone posted on Instagram, I knew I had to go to shop there!  Luckily for me, their cute college stuff is exactly my colors for next year: bright pink, bright blue, and lime green.  Here are some of my CUTE finds!

Magazine holders - $3.00 each
Seven drawer organizer - $25.00 (At the first Big Lots I went to, it was $20...should've snagged it there!)  It's very tall and will come in handy!
Caddies: $3.00 each - Y'all know I've posted about my search for caddies for my desk that were a little bigger than what I previously had....Well, I found some very similar to what I had envisioned!  YAY!
A peek at the inside of the caddies...
Large baskets - I don't remember the price, but they were cheap, maybe a little more than $1.00?!  I'm not 100% sure how I will use these bigger baskets, but I know I'll find something!  
Small baskets: 2-pack for $1.20
I've *always* wanted to re-do my classroom library with cute matching baskets.  I've looked at the neon Really Good Stuff baskets, but just didn't want to spend so much money when I didn't actually have to.  Now, I can!  I will be getting rid of the primary colored baskets I have and will be replacing them with these! I just need to find more blue baskets.  Hubby is on the lookout today for me!!
This didn't come from Big Lots, but I wanted to share them anyway.  I got these goodies at the teacher store while I was home in Tennessee visiting family.  More polka dot borders, ice cream cone cut-outs (they were 60% off), CUTE letters, pink pen, and pencil cut-outs (also 60% off).  
Now, I need your help!  This summer I've collected quite the collection of sea animals.  
I bought a shark (he's not alive - people have asked!), an alligator, sand dollars, and the shell of a horseshoe crab.  I also have the shark teeth display that I made a few weeks ago.  Someone suggested displaying them and creating a museum sign!  I love this idea, but I am having a hard time coming up with a cute museum name.  
  • Mrs. Geren's Museum
  • Mrs. Geren's Museum of Sea Animals
  • ???????
Any ideas??  I am thinking I'll print it off and frame it with a cute chevron background.  Ideas are welcomed!  

9 comments :

  1. I need to hit Big Lots! Love all the color! Geren's Gateway to Discovery ... That's all I 've got!

    Debbie

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  2. I have been seriously needing to go to Big Lots!!!!!! I plan to go at the end of the month... or maybe this weekend...ha!! :) Great finds. Love the bins at the top!

    Kimberlee @ iTeach 5th & Digital Doodle Designs

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  3. I think you should leave your museum name open rather than limiting yourself to sea animals! Who knows what you might find??
    ~Brandee
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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  4. I LOVE those caddies! I am definitely taking a trip to big lots soon and hoping to fins just a few of the goodies you found!

    Wish I had something clever for your museum but my mind is blank :(

    -Bagby
    Math Madness

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  5. Ohmygoodness! If it weren't midnight, I'd be at Big Lots. Awesome finds :)

    Lauren
    The Sweetest Thing
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  6. I haven't been to Big Lots in years, it looks like I will have to head that way soon. Now you have some things to decorate with washi tape ;)

    Chelsea
    Fifth Grade Wit and
    Whimsy

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  7. I love all of your new containers!! I went to our Big Lots and found NOTHING good! Maybe I'll try again another day and hopefully have more luck!

    I LOVE your new collection of little creatures! My hubby and I are animal nerds and love collecting and finding things like that. Okay, that sounded weird... our house is not a museum of animals, but we do think they're pretty cool! I would definitely set up a little museum in your room to show off your little friends.. I bet your kiddos would love that!!

    P.S. I meant to ask you what beach y'all were going to! We are leaving for Hilton Head tomorrow!

    Ashley

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  8. Lana,
    I'm jelly of all of your Big Lots finds! I was trying to brainstorm a name for your museum...what about Geren's Great Outdoors?

    AND, where on Earth did you get those cute 'pin it' buttons to pop up over your photos?? I LOVE them!
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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  9. Love the colors! how about Geren's Discovery Center...you could change the items there every so often. (You could bring some Tennessee items or something else). I have also seen teachers keep a spiral notebook at their center for students to record thoughts or comments based in the display items. I'm sure your class will love it!

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