Monday, September 8, 2008

Monday Give-Aways

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Congratulations to Ginny for winning the Collection Box! The custom corner over at The Warm Biscuit Bedding Co. looks forward to creating the perfect gift to help her two little girls keep all their toys and treasures organized.

This week we are continuing with the theme of organization and back to school. I remember how as a kid my big imagination sometimes got the better of my attention while in class. Luckily my parents were on top of my needs, and provided me with lots of tools to succeed even if my head was in the clouds.

What better way to help your child keep together all their school supplies (scissors, glue stick, pens, pencils, whole-puncher, etc.) with their very own monogrammed pencil case. This durable pencil case is made with oilcloth, so it will last all year long. Plus it comes in either Pink Polka Dot or Blue Gingham, with six different color options for the personalized monogrammed name. This week we will be giving out two, so your chances of winning are even better than last week!

Here's how to enter the give-away to win one of these pencil cases:

1. Leave a comment on how you tried to stay organize as a kid (or how you help your own kids)
2. Mention how you found this site
3. Check out the Warm Biscuit Bedding Co. to see what kinds of organization tools they they feature.
4. Make sure I can contact you! Either leave an email address in your comment, or make sure that you have contact information on your blog profile.

You can receive an extra entry towards this giveaway if you link to this give-away in your blog and put that link in your comment.

The give-away is open for entries until Sunday, September 13th, at 11:59PM. Winners will be chosen at random, and emailed Monday morning. Good luck!

Note: At this time, the Warm Biscuit Bedding Co. cannot ship give-away items internationally. They apologize for the inconvenience to all of you great people living outside of the U.S.

54 comments:

Gardening Mommy said...

Well, I was notorious for organizing my desk on a frequent basis as a young teen--I always kept all my pencils (drawing or not) sharpened and all the pens had to work well or get tossed--I kept them organized in a plastic pencil box!
Now I help my kids stay organized with labeling and color-coding storage containers for them--I also consistently make them clean up after themselves (put away a toy before taking another out).
I think I found your site from Frugal Hacks.
Thanks for the chance to win!

wigget said...

i used to love to use the tabbed pages for binders to organize my stuff by subject. i found your site through momgiveaways.com

quitecontrary1977 said...

i was so disorganized as a kid. still am! i intend to keep lots of organizers and planners around for my kids!

Stacy said...

The toy boxes would be great.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

windycindy said...

I had lots of drawers in my bedroom growing up! I kept socks in one drawer, books in a different drawer,etc. I have been a subscriber of yours for quite awhile! The pencil case is adorable. My niece would love it. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

twinkle twinkle baby, twinkle twinkle said...

I have always had a hard time staying organized, but i found when i was in college that the easiest way to stay organized was to have seperate folders for each class. I love that cute bag! Im not sure how i found you, i was just going from blog to blog!

Rebecca said...

I am obsessive compulsive so staying organized as a kid was pretty important to me! I kept my work seperated into binders by subject and then seperated that binder into notes, class work, homework, and tests! It was pretty ridiculous, but I never lost my work!

legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I blogged about this giveaway:Here

legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

laura said...

My clothes, shoes, etc (big objects) were always organized, it was the small 'stuff' that tended to clutter for me. But I had a lot of drawers to stick various 'things' in. And amazingly, I always knew where everything was when I needed it. If I didn't have a drawer for it, or the drawer was full, I used shoe boxes in my closet (like for collecting cards, which my brother got me into - garbage pal kids, baseball sets, etc). This pencil case looks great! Thanks.
laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

torinem said...

I was not very organized as a kid, but I did try to keep all my stuff for different subjects separate.

happyathome said...

All I remember as a kid for staying organized was the binders with all of the pockets inside, those were expensive! Now they have so much more, sometimes I wonder if being organized as a kid can also have you lose things you have packed away in all of the pockets!

AmandaSue said...

I wasn't organized as a child, I was actually very messy, but now as an adult I find the easiest way to stay organized in any situation is have a place for everything, and when your done then you make sure to put the item back into its designated spot.

AmandaSue said...

How super cute and creative ladybugs! I love the pink one! I came across your blog from another blog that had your giveaway listed.

Anonymous said...

We are trying to help our 9 year old stay organized with her messagner bag. Lots of pockets for everything.

chopf712@yahoo.com

jenna said...

I try to help my son stay organized (and therefore my home!) by having a special place for all of his toys - special box for blocks, box for Thomas the Tank Engine, basket for books, etc.

I found your site through Mom Giveaways! Thanks for a chance to win.

frog123(at)cyipcom(dot)net

Tamara said...

How I tried to stay organized with lots of folders that were labeled and of course a pencil case to keep my crayons and markers neat. Love the charm bracelets on their web site.

Whimsical Creations said...

I have labeled all of my sons bins to help him put away his toys. I found you from momgiveaways.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
http://melaniescrafts.etsy.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

rhubbert@socal.rr.com said...

I was a neat freak as a child and still am. I am glad to say my son is relatively tidy, but who wouldn't need a toybox. I liked the custom one that was shown in pink in blu with his name.

I found you at prizey.net

cathyhall said...

I liked the storage tubs for the bathroom, the enamel ones in pink and cream. I need one for my bathroom for all those towels and toys.

cathyhall said...

I forgot to say I found you through mom giveaways. and that my child is a good tidyer. he makes a mess but helps tidy up after, whilst singing that song that we moms all love - Clean up, Clean up (Barney)

davey said...

I was and still am messy, in fact my kid is tidier than me. I liked the two desks - my fave was the custom writers desk. - good for keeping books and pens in.

thanks for the sweeps.

davidjnorris at ntlworld.com

found you at prizey. net

Anonymous said...

A place for everything and everything in its place. I know its a cliche but having a spot for everything makes staying organized soooo much easier...thanks!

oreo89 [at] gmail [dot] com

Carolsue said...

I'm afraid I'm not very organized. I try, and I try to get my kids organized--but they inherited my "scatterbrain" gene. Different folders for different subjects are good, thought.
digicat @ sbcglobal.net

Kristie said...

I loved being organized as a kid. I always kept my room clean and everything had it's place. I always kept very organized for school, too. I had a folder for each class and made sure I always had enough paper and pencils.

Warm Biscuit has the cutest oilcloth messenger bags that I would have loved to have as a kid!

I found your site through a site I found on Prizey. Can't remember which one now, though :/.

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

PS said...

For my kids we use bins to put toys in. Because they aren't reading yet, I put the name of the toys that should be in one bin, next to a photo of some of the main toys that are in there. It makes clean-up a snap!

lindsey.hefner at gmail.com said...

I "tried" to stay organized as a kid by buying tons of different folders and dividers...it didn't work, but I had good intentions.

Realpolitik Mama said...

When back to school sales start, you will find me in the notebook,and pen sections almost everyday checking out pens, pencils and highlighters. Of course, with 30+ years of purchasing these items, I need to keep them somewhere! I found your site through momgiveaways.com

Tuesday Girl said...

I love organizing and I always have, so I would pretty much keep things in cases and in drawers.
I found you through my internet travels!
tuesdayef(at)aoldot com

Sara said...

We are working on getting our son more organized for school. Right now the focus is on two points: (1) Everything goes in the binder, whether you believe you'll need it again or not... and (2) Every paper in the binder gets dated as soon as you get it. This makes it easier to find the newest stuff and makes sure nothing gets lost in the bottomless backpack jungle!

Abby said...

I created a whole area in my entry way with each child's name, a coat hook/backpack hook, and a cubby hole for their shoes. Also added a bench so they have an area to take off and put on their shoes. This helps them know exactly where their backpacks and items are EVERY day!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

Christina said...

Great giveaway and I found ya through prizey!
Now for a tip... we use labeled rubbermaid containers for everything! Barbies have a box, Groover Girl has her own box, build-a-bear has two boxes, polly pockets have their own box, etc...
Yes, I am a natural librarian by birth! It's crazy!!!
In Him,
Christina
psalm25v4 at msn dot com
P.S. My younger daughter would LOVE this as a handbag!

Mama Zen said...

I use a completely separate school planner to keep track of my daughter's activities. I think I'm going to have to have one of the personalized art totes from Warm Biscuit.

Found you through Prizey!

bison61 said...

I keep things pretty organized-I use plastic storage bins that are labeled and I was the same as a child-pretty neat

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

elaina said...

I was notoriously disorganized as a kid. Things haven't gotten a wholeheckuva lot better as I've gotten older, frankly. My nine-year old daughter takes after me too. Things I do to help Sage, however, is have her make LISTS LISTS LISTS. And to always give herself enough time to gather her thoughts (and belongings)so that she isn't rushed.

Alice H said...

I try to stay organized through using old shoe boxes - a box for each type of item (pencils, glue etc). I found you through Prizey. And I love the hand squeakers in the 'baby shower' section of the site - especially the horse one. Thanks for the chance! afdr3d@umkc.edu

Miss Anne said...

One of my favorite memories I have from elementary school was "desk cleaning day". It always was so refreshing to completely clean out your desk (*the old school open top desks*) and reorganize with all of my pencil boxes, or books, etc. It was the best feeling the next day to open my desk and have it be all perfect!

This pencil case is ADORABLE! :)

*fingers crossed*

M's Mommy said...

I was a big dork as a kid - I used to label everything with my label maker (yes, I had a label maker). It should be no surprise I'm now a librarian as a grown-up. I found your site from Prizey. Thanks!

Stacey said...

I used to always be a very organized kid and so I'm doing my darndest to get my kids in that same direction by giving them organizers to keep magazines in, etc. By the way, I found your site on Prizey and am loving it!

Thanks - Stacey Fiessinger
csfish@roadrunner.com

Xenia S said...

I loved being organized as a kid, I had one of those big Trapper Keeper binders (do they even still make those anymore?) and took great pride in keeping each subject in it's own divided section.

Thanks for the giveaway, that's an adorable pencil case! I found this site through Prizey.

xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

gkstratos said...

I help my kids stay organized with lots of clear lucite boxes and shelving that is at their level. Found you at Prizey.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

The Saunders Family said...

I was a box junkie...I had my mom save every box she got in the mail. She used to work from home so had deliveries to the house. I put everything in them and labeled, labeled, labeled...probably not with a Sharpie like I love now, but a marker anyhow.
I found you on prizey
mom 2 maria at hotmail dot com

Katie said...

Awh these are cute!

Me? I make endless lists of things.
Haha.

Found you through Prizey! =]

I love the blue gingham!

mykeeper09(at)yahoo(dot)com

Naomi said...

I used to make lots of lists as a kid. I should probably do more now!

Megret said...

I stayed organized with Sanrio pencil boxes (remember those), pencil bags (my piano teachers always gave me musical ones at recital time), clear zipped notebook pouches, and at home, totes. We use totes around here for all our supplies.

I found your site via Prizey.
Thanks!
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

Sandy said...

we have hooks and boxes for each to drop their stuff in as they walk in and also there is a basket for each bedroom when I clean up so they come get there stuff to put away

Uniquely Yours said...

I put my daughter's crayons in a plastic pencil container that you buy for the kids for school. This bag would be perfect for her colored pencils. The container I was speaking of is full of crayons. I come to your site on a regular basis don't recall what lead me here the first time. Thanks

noreen said...

I just made sure everything was higher than my siblings could reach or climb, I was the oldest of 4

cltgrace said...

A place for everything - that's the key. I've been a visitor of Warm Biscuit Bedding for quite some time, but just recently found your blog via another blogger. So thoughtful & generous of you to host such cutie giveaways! My little polka dot would love this dotty pencil case. :o)

sunnymum said...

Glad my friend pointed me over to your site. I need lots of organizational help and enjoyed reading some of the other comments. I was a post-it nut in high school and used them for everything from textbooks to notes on my lunches.

Brooke said...

We have general areas for things and accept a little mess. If we get too organized, everyone gets too scared to play.

Rockin' Mama said...

My mom would help me by showing me how to put my toys/clothes away and as I got older how to use a planner. I found your site through Prizey

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

Swtlilchick said...

I help my kids by using containers
for everything.We have shelves for
stuffed animals.One thing I tell
them if you use it pack it.Thats the biggest thing to put it in it's
place after playng with it.There are cans labeled for little pieces.
Thanks for this giveaway

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Heather said...

To keep my kinder organized time-wise, I made index cards for getting ready for school and getting ready for bed. I still have to hurry them along, but at least when I say 'get going,' they know what to do. :-) I was not organized as a child, sad to say.

tammy said...

I used to lose my homework when young.I finally figured that the only way to keep it from getting lost was to use a 5 subject notebook.Some of my kids' teachers have gone a bit nuts with the organization and I had to refuse to use their systems too.We went back to the simplicity of using the 5 subject notebook and now the kids are doing much better.I like the personalized storage cubes on your site-wish I had had them back then and now for my kids.Love that storage couch too.Thanks for the chance to win ! tammyduc7@yahoo.com