back-to-school giveaway

this refillable book can be yours!
school starts late here in minnesota: most districts start after labor day, which is next monday. this 3-day weekend is the last blast for the little ones dreading the school year. and even though it has been years since i stepped into a school bus, i still feel that little pang of dread that the summer is over…

but i do love the ritual of school-supply shopping! so in the spirit of back-to-school, a little giveaway is in order: in the comments, tell me a back-to-school story. you have until tuesday (sept 8th) morning, and the random number generator will pick the winning commentor. the winner will be sent this refillable book that i made for last march’s pARTy.

refillable book interior
the book has half-moon envelopes in the inside covers, to hold little goodies. the interior pages are 8.5 x 11 office paper, folded in half, so you can refill your book easily (if you’re in the states!). it’s the crafty version of a trapper keeper. remember those?

happy weekend!

11 responses to “back-to-school giveaway”

  1. jess says:

    I loved my trapper keeper! I also love orange :)

  2. molly says:

    my dad used to drive practically our entire neighborhood to school in our station wagon. one sept. my sister and her bff declared that they were on a health kick and would be walking to school instead of taking the neighborhood “bus.” they took a shortcut through the woods each morning to get to high school. i found out years later that the reason for the change in transport was b/c they were getting high in the woods before school. pretty awesome health kick, right?

  3. Connie Sayler says:

    Oh, I remember one. When I was in Jr. High my mom was part of a carpool and Mrs. Carpenter would always drive us to school in her pj’s and robe. I spent many hours worried about her car breaking down and we would all have to walk with this woman in her robe and slippers. :-)

  4. Amanda says:

    My favorite first day of school memory is that every years, my mom would pack in our lunches a long note to get us through the day and her favorite picture of us. I still have them to this day!

  5. aimee says:

    on the first day of school in seventh grade, i realized i had not bothered to stock up on any new school supplies. it was the beginning of my lack of interest in school and my grades went down from there!

    (me me me me please)

  6. kim says:

    love reading these stories.

    the best part of going back to school was getting a new wardrobe. my grandmother took me out every year, which usually involved multiple shopping trips and afterward fashion shows down the living room runway for my grandfather.

    when school opened, it was usually blazing with california’s indian summer just heating up. but i couldn’t wait. i needed to wear all those fabulous fall and winter outfits immediately. comfort and appropriateness be damned. i’d suffer in 90 degree weather wearing a wool turtleneck, gauchos, and full-length boots.

  7. julia says:

    in eighth grade, i remember dreading going back to school because my mom had made me get bangs to cover up the scar on my forehead from an over-the-summer run-in with a ceiling fan i’d had. anyways, i hated the bangs and was dreading going back to school (which is funny, since i have bangs now and love them).

  8. Marie says:

    I get to do back to school every year! I’m a high school teacher. Though I’ve been doing this 15 years, I still get excited about the new start, and love, love, love getting new school supplies. I really hope I win this beautiful set you’ve made!

  9. Heather says:

    I so loved shopping for school supplies too. I had a trapper keeper one year. I think I had to beg to get that baby and I don’t even remember what it looked liked. I love the small of new crayons. And getting a new 5 Star 5-subject notebook is so great!! All that organization in one notebook …

  10. moiraeknittoo says:

    Oh man I loved going back to school. All those new BOOKS to read (and make paper sack covers for)! New periods of history to study, some really cool new thing to learn in science, some new authors and concepts to try to get into my brain…but really mostly the books. I always had my entire history book read in the first two weeks.

    Why yes, I am a geek. But for that incredible sense of excitement, of discovery, of anticipation? I’ll happily cop to the label. :D

  11. Isabel says:

    Lovely giveaway!

    I didn’t like to return to school every September, I enjoyed “too much” my holidays .. but I really liked buying new folder, notebooks and books :)

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