Monday, June 18, 2012

Opening Giveaway & Party: Thirty-One

To celebrate the "opening" of The Learning Effect I'm having an online Thirty-One party and giveaway. Thirty-One products are awesome for teachers. I own quite a few of their products and love using them in my classroom.

My favorite product is the Organizing Utility Tote. I use this tote to bring school work home on weekends for grading and planning. It's also a great portable bag for taking to meetings, other teachers' rooms for planning, and more. It's like a mini-portable office.


Other products that I own, but sadly don't have pictures of when in use, are:

Little Carry-All Caddy :: I own 4 & use mine to hold materials for centers, small-group materials, art supplies for special projects, treats & prizes, etc. So many possibilites.

Mini Zipper Pouch :: I own 2 & use mine to hold personal products that I keep at school in case I or a co-worker is ever in need.
Square Utility Tote :: This tote is such a good buy. I seriously used it on a weekly basis to tote around students' materials, to carry borrowed materials from other teachers back and forth, to hold snacks for kids to pass out, etc. The bag is very sturdy and easy for adults and kids to use.
Large Utility Tote :: This tote is awesome. It's big enough to hold recess equipment (basketballs, kickballs, soccer balls, etc.). It's a great size for bring materials to and from school. It's a great bag for carrying groceries into the house from the car. In my classroom I used it for so many things. It was such a big help when I was moving in and out this year. It's so easy to carry, even when full.
Thermal Tote :: Eating healthy is hard when you don't have a place to keep a lunch cold. I bought the Thermal Tote last year and haven't regretted it. This bag is amazing when it comes to keeping food and drinks cold. It's big enough to hold a sandwich container, drink, and snacks. Totally recommended for teachers!
Want to purchase from my party? Click here to shop directly through my online Thirty-One party.

Through the month of June the customer special is for every $35 you spend, you can purchase a Large Utility Tote for $10 (a $35 value)! And new this month, Thirty-One has introduced the Top-a-Tote accessory for the Large Utility Tote. This accessory easily attaches to the top of the tote to keep everything in place while traveling.
Prize: Thirty-One Large Utility Tote ($35 value!) - You will get to choose the print you want.

Number of Winners: one

To Enter: You must use the Rafflecopter widget below. It's really easy to use and makes giveaways a lot easier for me to manage. The widget will tell you what your commenting topic is! (mandatory) Please leave your email in your comment!

Giveaway Ends: Tuesday, June 26 @ 12:01 a.m. (Eastern Time) for this post entry. The winner will be chosen using the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will be announced on this post on the widget and will be emailed to claim their prize. The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email to claim their prize.



a Rafflecopter giveaway


To join Jessica's Thirty-One Facebook group, click here. {Jessica is my Thirty-One consultant. I am not an independent consultant, myself.}

Giveaway Rules & Disclosure:
  • You must be a follower (through FB, GFC, or RSS/email) of The Learning Effect to win.
  • The winners will be chosen by rafflecopter.com.
  • This giveaway is open to readers living in the U.S.
  • Please make sure your email is either linked in your profile or on your blog OR that you include it in your comment. If I can't find your email address, I can't contact you as the winner.
  • You must comment as your first, mandatory entry. All entries will be verified when the winner is chosen.
  • One entry per method per person (6 total).
  • This giveaway is not sponsored. The prize, information, and giveaway have been provided by me. Any opinions about products stated in this post are completely honest and purely my own.

95 comments:

  1. Definitely can use this around my classroom!

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  2. I have alot of my materials, books etc. at home. This bag will really help me transport those things to and from my home.

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  3. I recently got my 31 tote set up for school and I'm looking forward to using it. I'm hoping to post on it soon, and I'll be sending some Linky love your way.

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  4. I will be starting student teaching next semester in college, so I would you the tote to keep all of my student teaching stuff organized!! (rachel.mullen1@gmail.com)

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  5. I can definitively use one of those bags to organize all of my kids work. Things would be nicely organized and not all over the place.
    Love your new blog, cannot wait to start learning and start teaching my own kids ( I am not a teacher just a mommy)

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  6. Since I've moved out of one classroom it would be really helpful in moving things to the next classroom!

    adayinthelifesonya@gmail.com

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  7. I am switching from fourth grade to middle school (6th grade, several subjects) this coming school year, so having the tote will help me keep these classes organized and stay on top of grading in a new position!

    HBrown@teachbeyond.org

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  8. I absolutely LOVE thirty-one products! Can't beat organizational products with a cute monogram! :) I'd use the large utility tote to corral all the daily "junk" that goes back and forth between home, school, and grad school. So excited for your new teaching site!

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  9. I love thirty-one products too! I have bought so many of them. They are all throughout my classroom. I have been wanting this bag sooooo badly! I would love to have it help me transport playground balls, chalk, and bubbles. This would be fantastic because sometimes I just don't take that stuff out because it is too much hassle.


    kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

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  10. Thirty-one products are my favorite!! I would use the large utility tote for lunch boxes. Students go to recess before returning to the room. Lunch boxes are always misplaced. Students could place lunch boxes in my large utility tote to solve the problem!!

    Aimee
    www.pencilsbooksanddirtylooks.com

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  11. I love Thirty-One products! I have so many of their bags, and yet I still find myself wanting more. If I win, I would use mine to transport notebooks home so that I can get them organized while catching up on TV. :)

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  12. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I use my large tote for classroom stuff all the time, but you can never have too many. :)

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  13. I live on the third floor, so I would use it to haul groceries up the stairs! Considering my boyfriend is a "one trip only" man, this would make our lives so much easier!

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  14. I would use it to cart my musical supplies back and forth from my room and stage during the school year. I have heard wonderful things about thirty one products!

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  15. I would use my Large Tote in a few ways. One way is to bring groceries in from the car in one trip instead of 5! I would also use it on weekends to bring home school supplies when I have those grading binge weekends! =)

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  16. I have a Large Tote from Thirty-One and I use it the same way you do--for dragging my grading back and forth between home and school. To have a second would be a dream. I'd use it to organize my grad school assignments, readings, and supplies. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  17. I've been wanting to get a organizing utility tote all year! The large utility tote looks great too. I think it would just organize my school life. :) It looks perfect for me to haul around my kids' data folders, weekly plans, pacing charts, and all that other good stuff we're always taking back and forth with us!
    LeAnne
    Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper

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  18. What wouldn't I use it for! The bags seem very handy for teachers carrying papers and whatnot back and forth. The lunch bag would be handy for bringing lunches to school instead of eating school food or spending more money on eating out.

    jmcarlson10@gmail.com

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  19. I would definitely use it for carrying my teaching stuff back and forth from school! Pick me! lyndsey.alvarez@gmail.com

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  20. If I win, I would definitely use it for school. I'm going to be teaching third grade this year so I'm sure I'll be needing more room than when I taught first! :)

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  21. I would use it for the beach - happy summer!

    P.S. - Before I saw your brand new blog, I posted on the Nest Effect about my new obsession with 31 Bags!

    Sara :)
    livs14@gmail.com
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  22. I'll be using it to organize my closet!!

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  23. I'm thinking it would make a great pool bag since our smaller one is overflowing!

    Jog13 (at) aol (dot) com

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  24. I would use it to carry all my school stuff in (books, binders, etc.). After I finish my degree in Elementary Education, I would then use it to carry grading and papers back and forth.

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  25. I absolutely LOVE 31. I just got a few things from them for graduation. I was so excited! If I won the large tote, I would use it for all the school stuff! I like your thoughts of using it for school equipment but I would also use it for my supplies when we do projects in school such as science projects or reading projects (library books, research books, etc). Thank you for this great opportunity!

    -Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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  26. I'm a music teacher - it will no doubt hold instruments!

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  27. I will hopefully get my first teaching job this summer, so I'll hopefully be able to use it to keep my classroom organized! (probably as a supply bag)

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  28. I left the classroom last year to become an intervention specialist. I hold a lot of meetings with teachers and do some classroom coaching as well, so I would use it to carry books and other model lesson materials back and forth to classrooms.

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  29. I would use this to help carry stuff to and from the car. I ALWAYS seem to have at least 3 bags of stuff for whatever meeting I am heading to next.


    rstrick70@hotmail.com

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  30. I will use it to finally get all of my RTI paperwork organized!

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  31. I would use it to come and go everywhere.. home to school to the gym to girls nights to dates -- I am so busy that bag lady lifestyle is a neccessity

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  32. I would use the tote to carry my papers to be graded home from school. I am in desperate need of a way to organize and transport 5 classes worth of research papers.

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  33. I used to teach but now I stay at home with my two young boys. We are constantly on the go and I would use the large tote to carry all our snacks, outside toys we take to the park, sunscreen, water, etc. to keep us organized for all our outings this summer! kyhertzler@gmail.com

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  34. I would use the large tote to help me stay organized. It would be used for different things at different times! sgarris@gmail.com

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  35. if i win i would use this as an organiser to teach my daugther at home unfortunatly we live in an area where good schools are sparse with my local telling me she is to inellegent for them and will not be accepted unless i teach her her nothng else untl she starts as she is only 30 months i think you will agree that is impossible xxxx

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  36. My school district has now assigned 2 schools to every "Specials" teacher. I would use the tote to manage my materials (and hopefully my sanity!) as the librarian at 2 different schools. And even if I lose my mind, I'll still have beautiful accessories:)

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  37. I will be a first year teacher this year and I know I'll use that tote to carry everything back and forth from home to school!!

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  38. If I win this post, I would use the tote for carrying all my stuff into my new classroom. I am a first year teacher starting 5th grade this fall -- so excited, but so nervous. The tote will help with carrying all the stuff I have been acquiring for my classroom! :)

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  39. If I were to win the tote, I would use it to carry things back and forth to school. Now that I am in the same school as my DD, I foresee me having to tote her things too!

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  40. I would probably use it to carry stuff back and forth to school. I am in charge of many after-school activities and am always hauling things from my office to the gym - this would be perfect for that!

    korine_miller@yahoo.com

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  41. If I get hired for a classroom position this year I will use it to bring things back and forth from home and school/to carry things to other classrooms. If I am substituting it will be my sub bag where I keep all the things I might need to have a successful day! Thanks for the giveaway!!! (: LOVE THE NEW BLOG! YAY!

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  42. I would use the tote to carry school stuff back and forth!

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  43. I would use this tote for all my kids schooling papers. I want to be more active in their classrooms year, so I always end up toting stuff back and forth.

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  44. I would pack it up in the morning with everything I need for my day and my 2 boys' activities and be ready to go!

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  45. I would use it to pack things for my two little ones when we go out ie: snacks, toys, extra clothes. Taking to the library when we go each week, to the park or the playground.
    day_chrissy@hotmail.com

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  46. If I win, I will use it in my new job as a floating assistant teacher. I will be helping multiple classroom and doing administrative assistant duties at a new private school. It would be very helpful to have this tote to keep everything organized and orderly. I am hoping to move into a full-time teaching position next year and the tote would be awesome to keep me organized in that aspect as well.

    kelseyenoll@gmail.com

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  47. I entered 4 times (I think). I hope I win! I would love a more sturdy/organized bag for transporting my seventh graders essays and such :)

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  48. I would use the utility tote to transport materials from my office to my classroom and home. I strive to be organized and this would be such a blessing.

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  49. I would use the utility tote to creat a mobil office. I am a Silpada rep and also a counselor. The tote would be great for both areas as I can keep catalogs and order forms as well as materials for my counseling sessions I do with children. audrice.johnson@yahoo.com

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  50. I would use the utility tote to store my outdoor equipment in. It always seems that our containers are broken (plastic tubs) and I think it would be perfect to hold all of our stuff.
    karriebrand@gmail.com

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  51. If I won, I would use my tote to organize my school supplies to carry back and forth. Somehow, I always need something I don't have... I follow the Nest Effect and I'm so excited you started a teaching blog! It is great that your new school has lots of technology -mine does too.

    Stephanieelainecrisp@hotmail.com

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  52. I would use it to keep myself organized as a classroom volunteer and TOC! Busy times and I can't lose any to trying to find stuff I need!

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  53. I would love to have this to help organize my teacher stuff at school!

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  54. I would use it tote groceries from the car to my 2nd floor apartment.. my sister in love sells thirty-one as well and I just got my first large tote from her that I use for that same purpose!

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  55. This year our first grade will be departmentalized and if I won the Utitlity Tote (LOVE 31!!) I would definitely be using it to organize three classes of firstie papers. :)

    Maria

    eshman.m@norwoodschools.org

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  56. I have been eyeing one of these so I can organize my household files and bills so I can keep everything tucked away when I don't need them but get them out quickly when I need something.

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  57. I need this for classroom organization! Thanks for the opportunity!
    g.monroe14{at}gmail{dot}com

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  58. I'm moving buildings and going from KDG to 1st this fall so I can see myself organizing all my stuff in my new classroom!!!

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  59. I will use this to haul materials to and from school. It is a nice size for all of those oversized textbooks.

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life
    mynotsoelementarylife@yahoo.com

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  60. What a cute tote!

    Browneyedpea@gmail.com

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  61. I will be a first year teacher this year! I love all these blogs that are so helpful with great ideas! I have so wanted to try a Thirty-one bag!

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  62. This tote would serve me well in my work responsibilities at the Community College as I travel from campus to campus with various files. Thank you for the chance to wine one, :0) R

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  63. I would use this tote as a center for students to turn in their assignments in a folder. Then I will have it ready to take home to grade. By the way, thanks for joining my link up page. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Best wishes!
    Laura
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

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  64. I would use the tote to transport materials back and forth between classrooms as I coach/observe...I am a Literacy Coach/Specialist and have to move around to different classrooms and often forget something I need because I am carrying so much!! Or trying too!!

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  65. I would totally use this for college- carrying books, stuff for the sorority, and anything in general!

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  66. I would use this as a bag to take stuff to grade home! I have a 31 utility tote (that I won off of The Nest Effect!) that I use as my school bag, but you can never have too many bags!

    ashley.mcfadin@gmail.com

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  67. First I will use it for my move in July, then I plan on using it to hold ALL of my crafting supplies!

    dlfingirl@gmail.com

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  68. It would definitely be a big help bring my books and school supplies to and from the school I commute to! It also would be perfect for days when traveling to the beach. It would store all the towels, blanket, food, drinks, and of course suntan lotion! :)

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  69. I would use the tote for groceries!

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  70. If I win, I will use the tote for my Sunday School class materials.

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  71. If I win, I'll use my tote for my Sunday School class materials.

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  72. If I win, I'd use my tote to bring groceries in to the house in one trip! Now that's efficiency :)

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  73. Great giveaway!! I think if I win I'll keep the tote in my car to organize my toddlers' toys, extra clothing, extra diapers and things we keep in the car at all times.

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  74. This tote would be a great step in organizing teaching materials for my preschooler and 3rd grader. It would be fantastic to keep everything in it's own (pretty) space. I would love to win it! :)

    sarahalsman@yahoo.com

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  76. I would use the tote as a carry-all between home and school!

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  77. I have been drooling over thirty-one products for a while now!! They look so organized!

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  78. I would use it to help me with school and shopping. Living with my fiance, it's difficult to keep store things organized, as well as keeping my school stuff separate, as the apartment is so small I can't even use my desk!

    eeyoresam@yahoo.com

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  79. I think it would be a big help with lugging all our P.E. equipment when we go out.
    susaaan at gmail dot com

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  80. I would use it as a mobile office for household files and bills.

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  81. I would definitely use the tote to carry all my school things back and forth to school. And possibly as a beach bag when I have the chance to get away.

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  82. Love thirty one! I use their Organizing Utility totes for files and carrying things to and from school. I would love to have a large tote to carry the bigger items!

    Kimberly

    oureverydaymemories@gmail.com

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  83. I haven't decided how I'll use it, probably start out as my work bag!!

    arbarker 11 at gmail dot com

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  84. I would use it to haul all my PTA stuff to and from events. Where does all this stuff come from? :)
    kittensmama@gmail.com

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  85. I would use it to haul all my PTA stuff to and from events. Where does all this stuff come from? :)
    kittensmama@gmail.com

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  86. I would use it to haul all my PTA stuff to and from events. Where does all this stuff come from? :)
    kittensmama@gmail.com

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  87. I would use it to haul all my PTA stuff to and from events. Where does all this stuff come from? :)
    kittensmama@gmail.com

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  88. I would use it to haul all my PTA stuff to and from events. Where does all this stuff come from? :)
    kittensmama@gmail.com

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  89. I would use it to haul all my PTA stuff to and from events. Where does all this stuff come from? :)
    kittensmama@gmail.com

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  90. I would use it for a zillion things! Most likely orgazing the stuff i carry back adn forth weekly for the classes i teach at church or organizing my preschool lessons!

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  91. i love me some thity-one!! i need a new utility tote!

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  92. I would use it to transport all of my planning materials to and from school.
    lamoya@sbcglobal.net

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  93. Great giveaway. I follow your other blog and now follow this one. My youngest daughter is starting her teaching career this fall and I've told her about you as well. Thanks.
    sheri.whitfield@gmail.com

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  94. OOhh! I have one of these, but I could really use another one. I originally intended to use it for trips to the lake but it's currently being used for (get this..) my roller derby gear!! Highly addicted to the nest effect and your printables!
    tabijohnson@gmail.com

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