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Thursday, May 24, 2012

11th grade action plan

Junior year is so critical. This is the year that grade transcripts and volunteer or job info. will go with your college applications. We have had some drama with my daughter's grades being incorrect due to an illness, but it is finally getting straightened out!
I wanted to share some good information from Big Future (formerly
Check out this action plan for High School Juniors and parents:

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Win a $20 Cologne for Father's Day! ends 5/15 USA

Just in time for Father's Day.. $20 value.
Mesmerize for Men Cologne Spray.
Reply to this post to be entered to win; it is that easy!

Monday, May 7, 2012

$1000 Dorm Room makeover from The Container Store

Official Rules:

The Container Store $1,000 Dorm Room Makeover Sweepstakes
Sponsor: The Container Store, Inc., 500 Freeport Pkwy. Coppell, TX 75019-3863.

Who may enter:
The Container Store $1,000 Dorm Room Makeover Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia aged 17-25 years and who are currently enrolled, or intend to be enrolled by September 20, 2013, in a college, university or other institution of higher learning ("college"). Void in Rhode Island and where prohibited by law. Minors under 18 years of age must get permission from a parent or guardian before entering.

The following persons are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes: (a) employees of Sponsor, its affiliates or subsidiaries, (b) employees of any organizations directly involved with this promotion, (c) immediate family members or persons living in the same household as the persons identified in (a) or (b) above. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this promotion.

The contest begins Thursday, March 1, 2012 and ends Wednesday, August 1, 2012 (the "Contest Period").

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Great High School Graduation Gifts REpost for 2013

There are so many graduations coming up, and we are always trying to think of useful, but wanted, gift ideas. Later this month I am going to publish a 'what to take to college" list, but here are some grad gifts that they can also use when they move to college:
Shower Tote filled with body wash (girls and guys!), lotions, shaving items, shampoo and conditioner.
Towel set with washclothes
Laundry Tote with laundry supplies (I LOVE the Purex 3 in 1 sheets for a college student)
Rolls of quarters (if needed)
NetFlix membership
Portable speakers
Noise-canceling Headphones (students LOVE these)
Underbed storage
Locked box or lockable filing cabinet (especially when sharing a room)
Small set of washable dishes
small wastebasket and garbage bags
Fan (the majority of dorms are NOT air conditioned)
small microwave
small fridge (be careful here, as many colleges only allow a certain size)
Tide to go, sewing kit
Money and gift cards are always appreciated, of course. If you know where the student is going to school, check to see what restaurants are in the town, as all kids get tired of the school food options after awhile.