Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Clean Mama Printables - A Giveaway!

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This giveaway has now closed.  Check back often for future giveaways!
Today I am kicking off a new series of posts, "The Tidy Teacher", with a Giveaway to the Etsy Shop of one of my favorite bloggers, Becky, at Clean Mama.  A "Midwest Mama on a Quest for Clean", Becky is an inspiration for those of us organizationally challenged Mamas!  Using Becky's Printables has helped me both as a teacher and a mom. 
Today, I made my own lesson plan book for the second half of the school year using supplies that I already had around my house.  I began with a large binder:


My other supplies included: 3 pieces of scrapbook paper, 19 plastic sheet protectors (one per week), scrapbook adhesive, clear packing tape, and my custom printables from Clean Mama.



First, I filled each sheet protector with a "This Week In Band" weekly calendar printable.  At a glance, I can now plan and see major events for each week in my classroom.  

I typed out a label for each week, trimmed them, then adhered them to a 3/4" strip of scrapbook paper.  I trimmed the label to 2" long.  Then, using the packing tape, I added a tab to each page.



Behind each page, I added the pre-dated calendar that I distribute to our Fine Arts Department each week for planning purposes.  I also added three blank lesson plan templates (one for each band).  Both the department notes and lesson plan template are also custom printables created by Clean Mama.  



To make my planner pretty, I trimmed the scrapbook paper, and inserted it in either side: 



I am SO pleased with my planner!  Now, I need to create some stellar lessons for my young musicians before they return to school.  

Clean Mama Printables Giveaway

I'm sure you have SO many ways that you could use Becky's printables, or even have her create custom printables just for you!  Today, I am giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to Clean Mama Printables!

Here's How To Enter:

Everyone will have three chances to win!  

1.  Visit the Clean Mama Printables Etsy Shop and tell me which printables are your favorite.  

2.  Become a follower of Clean Mama.  Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment here letting me know you became a fan.  

3.  Become a follower of Articles From Addington.  Leave a separate comment here letting me know you became a follower.  

The giveaway will close on Tuesday, January 11 and the winner will be selected using Random.org.






  

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36 Comments:

At January 4, 2011 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Coffee Break Mama said...

Your folder looks great - I am so proud of you :)
I like the weekly docket sheets, but also could use the budget sheets.
Very cool, never knew her shop existed!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Coffee Break Mama said...

And of course, I follow the Addington Mom!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 9:17 AM , Blogger Coffee Break Mama said...

Ok, just visited her site and I am in heaven (and her newest follower!). Thanks for pointing me in her direction!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 11:12 AM , Blogger Biz said...

Thanks for stopping by! It always makes my heart skip a beat when I gain a new follower! I am now YOUR newest follower!
Have a BLESSED Tuesday!
Biz
http://busybizblogs.blogspot.com/

 
At January 4, 2011 at 7:50 PM , Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm now a follower of your blog too, thanks for stopping by today and following!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 7:50 PM , Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the weight ones!!!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 7:51 PM , Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm a follower of hers too!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 10:09 PM , Blogger Mama Hen said...

This is great! Doing lesson plans can take some time, so having things organized really makes a difference. I will check out the site now. I hope you are doing well! Have a great night!

Mama Hen

 
At January 5, 2011 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Heather said...

I am a follower of Clean Mama. I LOVE her blog and I have the cleaning kit, but would love the budget kit along w/a few others. I read her blog daily!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Heather said...

I am now a follower of this blog and I am looking forward to reading more.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 8:16 AM , Blogger SMG said...

I'm a huge fan and follower of Clean Mama! Love her stuff!!!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 8:18 AM , Blogger SMG said...

I would want either The Everything Kit or the Busy Mama Homekeeping Kit...love both of those!!!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Nick Ashley Reagan Coen & Ike said...

I am a clean mama follower!

ashleycardon@yahoo.com

 
At January 5, 2011 at 10:04 AM , Blogger Nick Ashley Reagan Coen & Ike said...

I like the weekly docket and the busy mama homekeeping it. Thanks for a great giveaway!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:29 PM , Blogger captainliss40 said...

I like the The Bill Pay and Budget Kit. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At January 6, 2011 at 11:24 AM , Blogger ashlynloves2blog said...

I'd pick the weekley cleaning kid.


ashlynloves 2 blog at gmail dot com

 
At January 6, 2011 at 2:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This time of year? Definitely the fitness and weight loss kit.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

 
At January 6, 2011 at 9:45 PM , Blogger Nikki Cole said...

The Bill Pay and Budget Kit

nicole22654@yahoo.com

 
At January 6, 2011 at 11:26 PM , Blogger Jacqueline said...

i like the organized kitchen labels. jmmccarr@gmail.com

 
At January 7, 2011 at 12:51 AM , Anonymous Kayla G said...

I am absolutely in love with the Resolution Kit! It is the complete package! Thanks so much for introducing me to this etsy profile!! A $25 gift certificate to Clean Mama's printables would do me a whole lotta good & help me get my life organized and started right for 2011! :)

kaylagowan22@hotmail.com

 
At January 7, 2011 at 12:52 AM , Anonymous Kayla G said...

I am now following Clean Mama! :)

kaylagowan22@hotmail.com

 
At January 7, 2011 at 12:53 AM , Anonymous Kayla G said...

I am also now following Articles of Addington! :)

kaylagowan22@hotmail.com

 
At January 8, 2011 at 1:35 PM , Blogger Renee said...

I LOVE ALL of Becky's printables!! It is too hard too choose just one!! I'd love a gift certificate to buy one of her bonus packs! Renee
daisy1282@aol.com

 
At January 8, 2011 at 1:38 PM , Blogger Renee said...

I just became a follower of your blog!! GREAT ideas!! Thank you! Renee
daisy1282@aol.com

 
At January 8, 2011 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Renee said...

I am a follower of CLEANMAMA. LOVE her blog! Thank you.

Renee
daisy1282@aol.com

 
At January 8, 2011 at 1:43 PM , Blogger Crystal S. said...

I love the fitness and weight loss printables. It must be January!

 
At January 8, 2011 at 1:43 PM , Blogger Crystal S. said...

I am already a follower of you blog. Love it!

 
At January 8, 2011 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Crystal S. said...

I am now a follower of Clean Mama. Thanks to her I am now cleaning my neglected baseboards!

 
At January 11, 2011 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Susanmeep said...

I love the resolution kit! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Susanmeep said...

I follow clean mamma via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 8:54 AM , Blogger Susanmeep said...

I follow you via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 10:52 AM , Blogger Mrs. Werginz said...

I'm a follower!

 
At January 11, 2011 at 9:26 PM , Anonymous Kerry @ SparkPicks said...

OOhh...I love the Busy Mama Kit! I'm so glad I found this because I am trying very hard to get organized! There's nothing like a good binder and lists to make me super happy. I'm a new follower of both blogs, thanks for the entry!

 
At January 11, 2011 at 11:15 PM , Blogger Allie said...

I like the Weekly and Monthly Planners!

sugarush7z@aim.com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 11:17 PM , Blogger Allie said...

I became a follower of Clean Mama! (allieclark11)

sugarush7z@aim.com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 11:18 PM , Blogger Allie said...

I became a follower of Articles from Addington! (allieclark11)

sugarush7z@aim.com

 

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