the blessing box

This week is Natalie's first "Blessing Box" Tuesday over at her blog, Extraordinary Love.  I was very excited to join in!

Blessing one:

Really, my mood is a blessing right now.  With starting school tomorrow, I really wasn't sure if I would be in the "mood" to join in the blessing box this week.  However, I have been hanging onto my Savior and praying for my heart and mind to be in the right place as summer comes to an end.  Just as always, He has answered my prayers in His time and in His perfect way.

Blessing two:

The first blessing leads me to this blessing....my classroom is finally "complete" and ready for my 22 kiddos to arrive tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m.  I feel very blessed to work with wonderful people and have a job that is such a blessing.
view from the back of the room
view from our "sink room" door (it connects my classroom to the next door classroom)
view from the classroom door
Blessing three:

I feel really blessed when I get deals like this.  I feel like saving money on groceries and other necessities is a blessing from God in order to stretch our budget.

Kroger has a deal right now where if you buy $20 in school supplies (brands include: Papermate, BIC, Expo, Avery, Sharpie, Crayola, Planahead, Mead, Five Star, Carolina Pad) you get a $4 Catalina. (Coupon that prints out as money toward your next purchase.)  FYI:  The regular price is the price counted toward the $20.

Transaction 1:
Purchased 11 Crayola Crayon 24 count at $.25 each (regular price is $1.99)
Total: $2.75 and received $4 catalina

Transaction 2:
Purchased $9.98 worth of groceries
Used $4 catalina
Total: $5.98

My total spent was $8.75.  The Catalina basically made all 11 packs of crayons free and then gave me $1.25 off my groceries that I needed.  It's definitely a blessing to get paid to shop!

Blessing four:

I'm blessed to have these two in my life...they make it so joyful! They came to help me in my classroom this afternoon as I was putting finishing touches on things.  (And the McDonald's they brought was pretty nice too!)

Boone as a baby

Blessing five:

Summertime.  Need I say more?

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  1. What great blessings! You sure got some great deals!

  2. Your classroom looked fantastic. I can't believe you start school tomorrow already!

  3. I love this! Def just took mental notes of everything I am blessed to have. I'll have to give this a go some time soon. You're kids are gonna love you. Happy first day.

  4. Your classroom looks great! Enjoy the new school year with the kids..they are lucky to have you! Great deals you snatched up too..I love getting a good buy!

  5. wonderful blessings! I love that you are counting your mood as a blessing! Things like that are things I forget really do come from God : )
    Your classroom looks fabulous! I'm excited to hear about your first day! :)
    Thanks for linking up pretty lady!

  6. Hey Caitlin - your classroom looks great and I hope the first couple days have been great! I can't wait to hear about your new class and your new adventures! Thanks for the great reminder to notice and be grateful for our many blessings. :)

  7. Good luck at school tomorrow!!! Cute classroom! I want to play teacher!


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