Another $1 Store Haul!


Love that Dollar Tree!

1) So I got plenty of plates & hot cups in Red, White & Blue – which are clearly the color theme for the party.  The honorary couple’s wedding anniversary is on July 4th.

Will use the two red plastic tubs for ice and drinks, and the other two for chips and dip.

Marshmallows are for smores!


2) Found these red, white & blue glow necklaces for some flare.

We got the markers so we could write all over their car

…hehehe and the towelettes are just prizes for the trivia game.


3) The Photo-booth was really fun at the last party so I want to do it again and got some more props,

Cash, knives, badges, school signs, card glasses – just random


4) The picture frame is a gag gift. We are going to write in sharpie on it- here are your new friends…

The road signs will be used for table decor I think.

Not sure what I’m going to do with the atlas yet, but I am going to make something out of the maps.


All that for under $35.




Your mega summer reading list: 200 books recommended by TEDsters

Things To Read

TED Blog

Books can entertain, sucking you like a tornado into incredible new worlds. Books can teach, giving you a richer understanding of time periods, people and ideas you’ve never been exposed to. But books can do so much more.

[ted_talkteaser id=1755]In today’s talk, TED’s own Lisa Bu introduces us to the concept of “comparative reading,” the practice of reading books in pairs, to give deeper context and reveal new insights. Comparative reading not only helped Bu adjust to American culture after moving here from China for graduate school — it also helped her re-imagine her life and find new directions after her dream failed to come true. This personal, moving talk about the magic of books and resilience of the human spirit is a must-watch »

Every year at TED, we set up a bookstore filled with books recommended by TEDsters of note. Today, as you prepare for a summer…

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