School Shopping???


Yes, Dear Readers,
I went school shopping! Not for my children, but for myself.  I like well made dresses, so I shop at Talbots & Banana Republic, but don’t want to pay full price. Believe me when I say, when they have sales, they have sales!

I didn’t have to have new clothes, I just wanted them. I’d bought various dresses throughout the school year, but hadn’t done any bulk shopping for myself at the beginning of the school year year since my first year of teaching.

I will post various pics throughout the year. For now, here’s a list of what I bought: Continue reading

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Whew, Glad That’s Over!!!


Dear Readers,

Whew, I’m sso glad the business is over. I’ve been so busy lately, writing a proposal for the Riordan grant for my school for computers & laptops. I submitted it, now I’m going to wait with bated breath, prayers, & a lot of butterflies in my stomach. I’m so tired; I’m about to take a nap. So, I will talk/write to you later, Dear Readers.

Talbots Later-in-Life Scholarship


Since I’ve been a shopping fool at Talbots lately, I was emailed information regarding Talbots Charitable Foundation for women pursuing a scholarship later in life. I sure wish I would have seen this when I returned to school: www.talbotsscholarship.com (This is not the address of the link, I simply put this one because it’s easier on the eye than the actual link)

In keeping with our tradition of serving the community, the Talbots Charitable Foundation is proud to offer the 2012 Talbots Scholarship Program for women pursuing a college degree later in life.

Here’s information straight from the website:

Since its inception in 1997, the program has awarded more than $1 million dollars in scholarships. This year, the Talbots Scholarship Program will award $200,000 in scholarships for the 2012 academic year, including seventeen $10,000 scholarships. It will also present the $30,000 Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award, named in honor of the founder of Talbots and granted to one extraordinary finalist who demonstrates courage, conviction and an insatiable entrepreneurial spirit.

“The secret in education lies in respecting the student.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lakeshore- Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off!


Here’s the newest coupon from Lakeshore. It’s buy one get one 50% off.

Present this coupon at time of purchase.
©Lakeshore coupon code: 3956
Offer valid 2/27/10-2/28/10. Purchase one item at regular price and receive the second item of equal or lesser value at 50% off its regular price. Valid on in-store purchases only. Limit one coupon per customer. Offer excludes sales tax & shipping charges. Valid on in-stock items only. No ship-to or special orders. Not to be used toward the purchase of gift cards or in conjunction with any other offers, prior purchases or sale items. Limit one item per coupon per transaction. No cash value. Must present coupon at time of purchase.

Lakeshore 15% Off Coupon!


Present this coupon at time of purchase.
©Lakeshore coupon code: 1631
Offer valid 11/14/09 – 11/15/09. Valid on in-store purchases only. Limit one coupon per customer. Offer excludes sales tax & shipping charges. Valid on in-stock items only. No ship-to or special orders. Not to be used toward the purchase of gift cards or in conjunction with any other offers, prior purchases, or sale items. Limit one item per coupon per transaction. No cash value. Must present coupon at time of purchase.

An A.P.L.E. a Day? Maybe not!


An A.P.L.E. a Day? Maybe not! It seems my site has become an unofficial sounding board for A.P.L.E. recipients who haven’t received their promised payments. Now, this disheartens me since I am signed up for the A.P.L.E. grant. I am beginning to get scared. Am I going to have problems collecting like all those who use my site as a sounding board? Will the A.P.L.E. program do me like all the others. That remains to be seen. I hope not though. I need A.P.L.E. to take a bite out of my loans. I owe a truckload of money!