Thank you to Great Clips for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring us to support teachers!


It’s almost that time of the year.  Back to school.  Suddenly, summer is winding down and stores are stocked with school supplies.  Last year, I experienced sticker shock after seeing how much money we spent on school supplies.  This year, I decided to plan a little better and hopefully avoid spending too much on school supplies.

For one, we are reusing as much as possible.  No new back packs, lunch bags or clothes are needed.  I have also been clipping coupons, watching sales and stalking out the Cartwheel App from Target.  I have picked up a few things when they have been marked down, and last year I grabbed some things that were clearanced out once school started.

PicMonkey Collage

I know I am not the only one who worries about the expenses of going back to school, many families experience this.  In addition, many teachers end up spending their own money to get their classrooms ready.  Did you know, on average, a teacher spends $1,000 of their own money to get ready for school?  That is why Great Clips wanted to team up with an organization who can help both teachers and families.

Great Clips and Adopt a Classroom want to give back.  Between now and September 5th, for every download of the GreatClips Online Check-in App, a donation will be made to adopt a classroom.


In addition, Great Clips wants to help you with your back to school shopping list.  You can upload your school supply list and be entered in to win your entire list, shipped to your front door.

*For full contest details and terms, visit here.

One Thought on “Back to School on a Budget

  1. Love how you did those photos with the chalkboard. Thanks for sharing about the Great Clip contest!

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