I’m guest posting + Parcel delivery

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

How exciting, I had a really huge parcel delivered in the mail on friday.  I get excited when I receive parcels in the mail, it’s like Christmas!!

And… just as exciting, I am guest posting today at My Pigeon Pair.  Larissa is a school teacher writing  a blog about anything that will help the kids learn, she find great freebies and bargains.  Today Larissa plus many more wonderful people are baking up a storm for those recovering from the floods and all of the volunteers helping them. Love that our state is helping each other in this time of need.  For more details visit Baked Relief.

Back to the parcel….Thankyou to The PR Edge and Kmart for sending this parcel full of goodies. It included a lunchbox, backpack, ruler, lunchbag, pencil case, meshbag, drink bottle, glue sticks, pencils, correction tape, exercise book, calculator, display books, connector pens and felt tip pens.  This whole bags contents retails at only $25, absolute bargain. 

I am going to donate this bag and contents to those recovering from the QLD floods.  I’m sure it will certainly help one child in returning to school next week.

I purchased quite a few of our Back to School items from Kmart, I went just after the B2School sales rush and they still had plenty of stock, loved the character range they had.  A great tip a friend gave me (thankyou so much lovely friend 😉 ) that I will share with you:

Hot tip:  Purchase the scrapbooks with the character designs on the front and cover with clear contact instead of having the wrestle with the metallic variety which I yes you know now, I dislike….lol.

I went snap happy at Kmart, I’m now carrying my camera around everywhere I go for my Project Life album.

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Tammy January 18, 2011 - 7:47 PM

WOW! You are so lucky getting a parcel from KMART like that!!

And I LOVE the idea of carrying your camera everywhere with you!!

I have a iPhone so I always have a camera with me!!! (Most mobiles have good cameras these days tho)…..

Off to read your guest post!!

Kylie January 18, 2011 - 10:17 PM

Wow – very lucky!

And yes, it will certainly help with children going back to school next week. I know they are desperate for school supplies in the Lockyer Valley area. The Beenleigh RSL has been driving 2 busloads of needed items out that way. They are full of clothes and toys at the moment, with no homes to put them in, but are desperate for toiletries, pantry food and school items.

I am off to K-Mart this afternoon or tomorrow to buy some school essentials to donate along with some colouring packs from my own stock and nappies.

Oh, and in reference to the metallic variety of contact – I have the joy of covering 8 scrapbooks with the stuff this week, since I had already purchased it before xmas 🙁

But, I have big rolls of wrapping paper (plain red and Disney Cars) for $2 each from Crazy Clarks to cover the 8 x A4 and exercise book with and then using clear flash covers over the top.

Pen January 18, 2011 - 11:04 PM

wrestling with contact – i'm not looking forward to that! our school has a bookscheme for prep to year 3 (i think it goes that far) so i have escaped it for a bit longer.

i love the idea of donating these $25 kmart packs to help a flood affected child start school. i am off to do the same. thanks for the tip.

Regina January 19, 2011 - 12:32 AM

I went to Aldi yesterday and they had a heap of school supplies really cheap as well for those wishing to buy supplies to donate packs of gel pens for $1.76 just for an example.


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