Friday, July 12, 2013

Favorite Finds and Foods!

I have been back to reality this week! Home from the mountains for a week now, and I have definitely done some preparing for the new school year! I've been avoiding some "real" work, but shopping has been great!

I have officially become a Martha Stewart organizer! I needed new desk accessories for this year - mine were becoming yucky... so I went with this beautiful, clean white from Martha Stewart's collection at Staples! I just love love love it! I cannot wait to put it to use!

 I have been searching for containers to keep my math games in FOR-EV-ERRRR! Guess what!? I found the perfect ones at the Dollar Store! Yay! The best place to find something when you know you need to buy a lot of them! I am so excited! What is great is that I don't have to be picky about color, because my classroom theme is all colors of the rainbow! :) That makes it easy! I love these containers because they snap shut on the sides, so I know that the materials will stay inside the containers even if they aren't "handled with care" each day!

 My husband and I went to get frozen yogurt last night and walked into the book store. I have been getting reallllly into cooking lately, so I had him pick out a cookbook he liked! Here is his choice! I will be sure to share our favorite recipes with you all! Has anyone tried this book? He liked it because there is a photo of each recipe! I love that, too!

Find out where I got these FAB FINDS by reading this blog post I did earlier this week!
There is also a freebie waiting for you at that blog post!

Now time for my favorite pins! I am in the process of trying 7 different recipes! I thought it would be a week long venture; however, I have realized that with just 2 of us eating, there are always leftovers we need to eat! So...this will probably take 2 weeks! I have found my first two recipes on Pinterest!

The first recipe, for quinoa stuffed tomatoes, can be found HERE. I found it on Pinterest and it turned out AMAZING! Tomatoes are not very sturdy, so I think next time I will put tomatoes in the mixture and stuff it all into peppers, instead! Peppers are much easier to stuff!

My second recipe can be found HERE, and was my favorite of the two! ...Probably because I love pasta... Spinach and chicken pasta! Delish! :) Made lots of great leftovers!

Check out other's favorite pins from this week at the First Grade Parade!


  1. Oh I like those desk accessories! I may get them too :)

    Kindergarten Smiles

  2. Your pins make my tummy hungry :) :) Love them and hope the cookbook is a success!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  3. Yummy food! I love the Dollar store, I need to make a trip there. I hope our Dollar store has those containers. Thanks for sharing!
    Teaching Little Miracles

  4. Love the containers for the math manipulatives! I am going to start having to search the dollar stores around here! and btw both recipes look yummy! =)