Kinder-Craze Giveaway

Are you following Kinder-Craze yet?  If not, you NEED to.  Seriously.  This is one of my all-time favorite FAVORITE blogs!

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Maria Manore is the fabulous teacher behind this website.

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Maria started following me last year and I remember her commenting on my blog from time to time.  When I announced that I was resigning from my teaching position and having a huge garage sale to sell everything from my classroom, Maria emailed me and said she was planning to come.  I found out that we only lived about an hour away from each other.

Maria and her friend made the drive to my house and we finally met face to face!  She is such a sweet girl and I loved getting to know her!

Weeks after that, I drove to a Michaels store an hour away from me and as I was standing there, never guess who I ran into?  MARIA!!!  I was shopping for an upcoming photo shoot and she was shopping for her classroom!  It was so great to get to see her again!


So many of you know that I had the busiest summer of my life and I really got behind on my blog stalking.  After things had settled down a bit, I stopped by Maria’s blog to see what I had missed…and boy, did I miss a TON!  Maria had so many awesome posts and some legendary DIY projects. 

Remember this?

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and this…

polka dot sterlite bins

AND she even dotted her own borders!  EVERY.SINGLE.ONE.

Who does THAT???

That is reason enough to love her!

To top it all off, Maria was featured on Pinterest recently!

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I told you she was good!!! Smile

Not only do I love her blog, but I adore Maria as well.  She has a heart of gold and she’s an all-around super person.

I like it when good things happen to good people, so I would be ecstatic if you would stop by her blog and Facebook page to show this girl some LOVE!

OKAY.  OKAY.  Time for the giveaway!!!

Maria has been working so hard to create these adorable calendar pieces!

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Here are some close-ups of the designs…

Through the Year Melanie Sampler pic

For this week’s giveaway, five people have the chance to win the entire set (12 months) of patterned number cards!  Use the Rafflecopter below for numerous opportunities to win!  The giveaway will run for an entire week and a winner will be announced on Saturday, November 11th.

Good luck!


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  1. Andrea Parsons says

    I have polka dots in my room too and I never thought of dotting my own. What a great idea!
    Thanks for the great giveaway! Love your blog. Andrea :)

  2. says

    I’m so glad I read your blog at and came here searching for more. Thanks for introducing us to Maria. This is the time of year that can start to drag a teacher down with the principal’s requirements and other deadlines. Thanks so much for pepping me up.

  3. Odie Keith says

    I am so happy to have found you both! While I am not a classroom teacher, I am an SLP (Speech-Language Pathologist) primarily working with preschoolers. I have found many great ideas on both of your sites for both my room oragniztion/decorating and to utilize in my evaluations and therapy. Thank-you both for sharing all of your terrific ideas.

  4. Melissa says

    YAY! I am a winner!! Just received my set of calendar #s. Will be printing December’s tomorrow and have them ready to go. Soooo excited. Thank you for hosting the giveaway and thanks to Maria for all her hard work. I am definitely her blog stalker. :-)

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