Fabulous Finds for the New Year Linky

By now, we're thinking 2013 is here to stay...Twenty days into the Big 1-3 and we've finally turned the page on 2012, had to void a few checks that our pencils just refused to write the new number on, and we're cruising towards 2014 for one reason and one reason only...13 is an unlucky number!

But, we're bound and determined to turn that little superstition around this year because we cannot go around throwing salt over our shoulders for 365 days we're just "glass half full" kinda gals...

So, to avoid walking under ladders, crossing paths with black cats, or knocking on wood until our knuckles hurt, we set out to find all things fabulous so far in 2013. And, by "set out" we mean shop...But, you might have already figured that out...

One of our favorite finds so far are these lil' insulated mugs from Costco. Have you seen these? They are spill free and we love them because they come in a Job Share pack of 2 for $20 bucks. You can't go wrong. 

Christy's been going the tea route lately, so she boils the water and brews the tea right inside the mug. Then, she seals it up and treks to school.  By the time recess rolls around at 10:00, she's ready for a spot a tea (typed in our best English accent) and it's still piping hot! Seriously people...this is BIG! Bigger than 1-3. We cannot remember the last time we actually had a full cup of anything hot. A sip, sure. A half a mug, maybe. But a full cup?!?!
And, they come in so many cute colors that you could literally coordinate the mug with your outfit.
Not that we would...That's a little odd...BUT, we totally could.

The next fab find of 2013 is for school...of course...

Our classroom walls were built to hold absolutely NOTHING! 
It is a total enigma...
They built a school. 
For kids. 
Who do work. 
Work they expect us to display.
On walls.
Walls of a classroom. 
Walls of a classroom that refuse to be friends with staples, tape, glue, or anything that remotely signals 
"Hey Wall...I wanna stick to you!"

But, that all changed when we discovered Stikki Clips. 
They have wax on the back and a little plastic clip on the front and we are new Besties. 
These little guys are all over our classroom. We even use them on the ceiling! 
Seriously, just squish them on whichever surface and slide anything thin into the clips. Voila! 
Our unlucky streak is a changing.
Take us to VEGAS. 

They are a little pricey, but you can use them over and over again. The wax just keeps sticking! 

So, there you have it.
Just a few of our Fab Finds for 2013. 

How about you?
Got anything super fabulous you've been using this fine new year?

Bloggy Buddies link up below and let us know! 

All we ask is that you grab the button below and link from your own Fabulous Finds blog post directly back to this post so us Shopaholics can unite we can share our Fab Finds before our 1-3 luck runs out. 

Thanks for linking up. 

Fluttering Through First Grade


  1. Well I guess I MUST go to Costo now... what choice do I have?! Those colors are fabulous!

    I need a "find" so I can link up.... That will have to be my task for the weekend.

    You guys are FORCING me to go out... go shopping... Thanks! :D

  2. I LOVE my Contigo mug! I have the red one! It is AWESOME!!!! AND the little sticky things...the BOMB.COM!!! :)

    Primary Polka Dots

  3. Cute mugs! I got my stainless steel one at Starbucks and it keeps everything hot for hours! It is definitely not as cute though! I adore sticky clips! The teacher I interned with taught me all about them and they seriously rock. :)

  4. I am SO glad I read this post!

    My school has the same problem with the walls (only it's the superintendents who won't let us stick anything into the walls since we just moved into the building this fall...something about not wanting to ruin paint....they expect us to use tape or something?!? Don't get me started!)

    I am definitely buying some of those!

    The Frizz

  5. I love those clips as well! I am fortunate enough to work in a school that provides them for us!! Woot! Love the linky. I am racking my brain for finds I need to share... guess I need to go shopping too :)
    Kickin' It With Class

  6. Oooooo love those coffee mugs! I LOVE the colors! They are on my shopping list! I think they would make a great gift as well! :)


  7. I feel your pain on the walls not holding ANYTHING. Stikki clips are amazing. 3M hooks work too, but they are also pricey! Gotta think about my Fab Finds!

    Rowdy in First Grade

  8. I love those mugs. I know where I need to go this week! :) Thanks for putting together this linky. What a great idea!

    It's "OWL" Good in Kindergarten

  9. Thanks for hosting the linky! I am a tea drinker and would love one of those mugs but don't have a Costco in our area. Here's hoping the marketers at Target hear about them, and put them on their shelves. :)

    Learning in the Little Apple

  10. Bahaha!! Another hilarious post, ladies! You are so right about not every getting a full drink of something hot. Luke warm coffee isn't even gross anymore! Pathetic. Thank you for sharing about the sticky thingys, too! I have a stubborn wall that I could use those for. Yay!

    Second Grade Sparkle

  11. Hi Christy and Tammy,

    Just linked up and I LOVE the Contigo Mugs! I will definitely be headed out to find those at my local Costco.

    Deb at Fabulously First

  12. I just might have to get some mugs too. I drink tea all day long, but settle for the iced tea version because there's no place to heat anything up. This might work! :)


  13. This is so much fun to track down all the stuff you love and the stuff other bloggers worship! I swear I will link up as soon as I get a second cause I rocked it out at the Target Dollar Spot. I love you guys... you make me laugh so much. I am all over those stikki clips. They might be life altering!!!
    Hugs to you,

  14. I'm so jealous that I can't get those mugs because I don't have a Costco membership! :O( It's exactly what I need!!

    Thanks for hosting this linky!
    Collaboration Cuties

  15. Wish we had a Costco. Definitely LOVE stikki clips. I have cement walls so they work wonders.
    Just linked up. Thanks for hosting such a fun linky.


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