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March 12, 2014

Carpet Crisis SOLVED

I have a love affair with my rainbow carpet.  It is so bright and cheerful with 20 little squares to sit upon.
Sit Spots & Teacher to the Core
20 spots for 29 kids! I declare this a CARPET CRISIS.  I have been trying to work it out and came up with this at the beginning of the school year. Sit Spots & Teacher to the Core carpet crisis addressed This only works until I get 3 more students or my custodian goes searching for the missing rugs I “borrowed”. I am sick of this rainbow rug crisis and the pee-pee stains on it.
Good bye old friend, hello Sit Spots Since I have declared my rainbow rug dead, I am now a rainbow rug widow. I am single and ready to mingle with these sexy little dots!
Better than a rug and less expensive too! 
The moment I saw them I started grabbing them off the table at the SCKC exhibition center. 
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This little Velcro Romeo was suh-weeping me off my feet! This would solve my rug crisis, collaboration groups, and so much more!
Once the frenzy was over and I had a mix of 75 dots, squares, stars, and triangles an angel emerged from the sidelines. It was Joyce the sweet owner of Sit Spots. She is amazing and truly cares about the classroom learning environment, kids, and teachers! She tried to give me all 75 of the Sit Spots for free, but I don’t do the “take this for free thing well”. I had to buy all of them except for the class set she insisted upon!  She wants to give you a set too, so read on. They are so reasonably priced that it was a JOY to get such a great resource for kid collaboration! Plus, there is no need to pull them up after each collaboration! They can be vacuumed right over and they won’t come off! They are also machine washable!!!You can vacuum right over these sit spots
It took me 5 minutes to place them on the floor using a book as a guide.  I did not take out my tape measure or laser level. I do love my laser level, but it was out of batteries! I eye-balled it instead of using my laser level and really it was perfect.
Easy to place and press- sit spots rock
Here is a set of lovebugs to show you the carpet in action! I used the stars for my collaboration groups and circles for the rug.
Smart resource for smart teachers 
In addition to the stars, I also placed squares and triangles around the room. When I call out “SHAPE UP!” the kids go stand on any shape (except circles) to create pairs. This is great for buddy reading and collaborative thinking  since it keeps the groups spaced out. 
I cannot wait to think of more ways to use these spots! I know I am going to get more ideas from my fellow Caligals! I can’t wait to start hoping through!
Now's your chance to win some Sit Spots!!!!!
Nine of us Cali Gals have teamed up with Sit Spots to bring you a Sit Spots Blog Hop and Giveaway! Just follow the bouncing blog buttons at the end of this post to hop to your next Sit Spot-sational idea!
You can enter to win on any of our blogs, but you must comment on all 9 blogs for your chance to win a class set of 32 Sit Spots!
Don't worry, we're keeping it easy...Think Spring Break!

Just head to the Rafflecopter below for up to 21 chances to win.
That's right...Lucky 21!
Plus, the winner will be announced on Monday, March 17th ~ St. Patrick's Day. Lucky! With dozens of designs to choose from, you'll have a ton of fun spotting up your classroom space just like us!
Don't want to wait to see if you're one of the lucky 9 winners?
Well, guess what?
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Enter Coupon Code CALIGALS14 during checkout on their site and save 25% OFF!
This offer expires March 31, 2014.  

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150 comments:

  1. Great idea! Only problem is that I have tile in my room :(

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  2. This looks wonderful! I would LOVE to have these for next year.

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  3. How timely! Just yesterday, I had two little ones tussling over who was going to sit on the letter A...I was thinking I'd love to get rid of my carpet and have them sit on circles instead!

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  4. I have been wanting to get rid of my carpet for years! The carpet is way to small for the number of kids in the room. I would love to uset these dots to replace it! I love the flexability of adding other shapes around the room for designated activities!

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  5. These look great! I've always dreamed of a nice, colorful carpet- but these are a great alternative!!
    Melissa
    Keep Calm and Love First Grade

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  6. My carpet does not fit all my kiddos either!! This would be a great alternative!

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  8. ooh! Love that idea for choosing partners! Have a sample and need more! Would love a class set!

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  9. Love these! I saw them last year! As for Spring Break - it's still a month away for me, so I'm not thinking of it yet. At least, trying not to!

    What I Have Learned

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  10. Oh how I would love to have some of these. I just love them and can think of a million ways to use them.

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  11. So cute! I have been looking for something like this and I love all the color choices!

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  12. Wow! These are very, very cool! My ideal Spring Break would be someplace warm up in the mountains with a good book. I would love to take long walks and go fishing every chance I could! Maybe I will make that happen this Spring Break! It's only 2 weeks away!!

    Jordanbailey17@gmail.com

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  13. these would be great to have with my polka-dots...a warm beach sounds great as we are having our 10th snow day!

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  14. I can't wait to try these! For spring break I would love to go back to the Oregon coast where I got married last summer! :)

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  15. Spring break (however many days we end up with - we lost 1 today because of snow days) will be spent enjoying spring weather - hopefully!

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  16. I hadn't thought of all of those great ideas for using Sit Spots! I'd looove to have a set!! :)

    Breanne
    breannesimons@gmail.com

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  17. Going to order some right now! Thanks for the tip, Katie! :)
    -Aris

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  18. I also have a tile floor, but I think getting a neutral carpet color would be a good idea with the sit spots on top. Less exciting carpets can be less expensive... then spruced up with the spots!

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  19. I am having the same problem with my rug. Not eniugh spots for all of the tots! Would love a set of sit spots.
    thammons@dsdmail.net

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  20. These would be wonderful in my room!! I would love to win them!!

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  21. Love them!!! I have a rainbow carpet crisis as well!

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  22. What a fantastic idea! I would love to use these in my classroom!

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  23. If you touch metal to metal on batteries, it shortens the life on them. Put a piece of paper on tips on the batteries so there's no metal on metal and your batteries will last longer :)

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  24. Awesome. I WOULD LOVE to have this next year!!
    tinysmiles34@gmail.com

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  26. These would be fabulous in my room. My favorite spring break spot is a big comfy chair with a good book! Or somewhere warm and sandy! :)

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  27. I love these!! I do not have a cute square carpet in my classroom, but have been dying to get one! But they are too expensive for our school's budget! THESE WOULD BE PERFECT FOR MY KINDERGARTEN CLASS!!

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  28. I'm in LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you have the bright color ones?? I'm about to order them! :)

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  29. Spring Break...someplace without snow! :)

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  30. I love the colors of your sit spots!

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  31. Spring break...anywhere but Michigan! I love your spots!

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  32. Thank you for the idea!!! I would love these for my classroom as I ALWAYS struggle with placing students on the rug during "rug time"!! This would save my life : )

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  33. How fun! Thank you so much for sharing! A sweet friend gave me a rug for my classroom this year and the kids have already shredded the outside border, which left me swearing to find a new solution for next year before I took a kid out.

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  34. These sit spots are fabulous! I would love a set!
    I am a track coach so my favorite place to go over spring break is to the track!

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  35. These sit spots are AMAZING and so colorful! My favorite Spring vacation spot it typically my patio or my couch. I don't travel as much as I would like but if I could it would definitely be to some place warm and sunny!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Megan

    A New Box of Crayons

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  36. My spring break spot would be somewhere on a beach but unfortunately I'll be at home.

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  37. I bought these recently and love them! They get used mostly for sitting spots, but occasionally I change it up and do some type of game with them either with vocabulary words or math facts. I'd love to have a set just for our games. I love your ideas for partnerships and group spots. I'm going to need more sets! My favorite Spring break spot is my house so I can relax and recover from the business of the weeks before. :)

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  38. I love that "shapee up" for pairing. What a great idea!

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  39. Fantastic idea. It's so hard to keep my class in one spot on the rug. They get antsy and start moving all over the place.

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  40. It is not accepting your discount code CALIGALS14
    Help!

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  41. As a 4th/5th teacher, I wouldn't need them for "carpet time", but I LOVE the "shape up" idea!

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  42. I am so in love with these spots I cannot stand myself! My kids are constantly in each other's business (and space)... this could just be the magic ticket. Spring break: ANY where but Michigan.... we are on snow day #12.

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  43. I was able to give a set away too. . . but I didn't get any for myself. . . boo hoo! You can read my blog post if you want. http://2ndinline.blogspot.com/search/label/SitSpots
    I'd love to be the winner of this set.
    My favorite spring break spot is Clearwater Beach, FL. . . it's right on the gulf and oh so perfect!
    Patty

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  44. We don't get a spring break but I would say Florida!

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  45. My comfy chair with a pile of books next to it! Still snow and mud here at that time.

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  46. These would be so amazing to have. Next year I will be a first year teacher at a private school and they do not have the money to afford carpets for each classroom. These would be so perfect. I would absolutely love to win this gift. Oh, and Spring Break....definitely Florida.

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  47. Sit spots look awesome!! I need to have them in my classroom!! I am going to Mexico and can't wait for spring break!!

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  48. I went to Antigua a few year ago and it was amazing! This year I just want to be somewhere warm after this long and terrible winter! :)

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  49. I'm thinking these would also be wonderful to put by the door so they know where to stand when they line up!

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  50. These are exactly what I need! This is amazing!!

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  51. I like to spend time on the beach in Florida for Spring Break.

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  52. these spots are awesome! i would love to be able to space my students out more on the carpet :)

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  53. My Spring Break spot is heading to Cape Cod.

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  54. For spring break, I love anywhere that includes a beach!
    I loved reading all of the great ideas y'all have come up with for using Sit Spots in your classrooms! I'd looove to have a set!! :)
    rsworrel@gmail.com

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  55. I love the colors you chose and all of the many ideas for the shapes! Awesome!! huntmd89@gmail.com

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  56. Spring break this year will be a relaxing staycation at home! Love these sit spots!
    Abby1378@yahoo.com

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  57. These look awesome! This Spring Break is going to be a staycation!

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  58. Looks like a great idea but my carpets have pictures on them (like the continents). I'm not sure if they could be seen. The rest of the floor is tile. I would like to try them out and see.

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  59. I got these when I saw her in Vegas. I love them. My advice is to get something not pointy. I have stars (they maybe suns in the brochure). My points don't stay down as well after vacuuming. I've had mine on the floor since the beginning of the year. They are still in their spots, just the edges are starting to fray up a bit. I love them and had others order them and love them.

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  60. My favorite Spring break spot is at home with my kids.
    I'd like bright red and bright green circles.
    Thank you for an awesome giveaway.
    Tanya Rubezhov

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  61. Perfect timing as I have to give back my borrowed carpet at the end of this year! This will actually fit all of my kids and the washable factor is irresistible!! angelashaw63@gmail.com.

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  62. I have that same rug and the same problem! I have used circle bath mats to add places, but they don't stay looking nice either. Spots would solve a lot of issues!

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  63. My favorite spring break spot is wherever my family is...either hiking in the Sierras or relaxing on the couch. Even a day of snow boarding at Heavenly if we still have snow is great!

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  64. Too many snow days this year...4 day break:( I'll be relaxing with my little ones!

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  65. My favorite spring break spot it my house! I love being able to sit around and relax!

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  66. These look wonderful!!! So many uses!!!! My favorite Spring Break place (or pre Spring Break depending on when it falls) is Savannah for St. Patrick's Day. We go every year and it's always so much fun!
    Julie

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  67. My favorite spring break spot is Maui.

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  68. My favorite Spring Break Spot is the beach!

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  69. My favorite spring break spot is Maui.

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  70. Sit Spots Look Awesome! So many uses! My favorite Spring Break spot is Florida! Love the break from the cold harsh winters of New England! :o)

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  71. For Spring Break, I like to kick back and enjoy some much needed R&R…in the privacy of my own home:) When I'm not in my classroom doing some major spring-cleaning, that is! Simple and sad…but sorely needed! Loving your "shape up" idea, and all those pretty colors you chose!
    SynonymRolls&AntonymMoments

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  72. My ideal Spring Break spot would be somewhere warm on a beach...however by break will be spent doing homework for grad school :)

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  73. I have to have these! What a great idea. Good bye dirty, ugly, worn carpet!

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  74. Sit Spots look super fun! My favorite SB spot is a BEACH!

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  75. I'd love a class set of these. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  76. Id love to go to a faraway island!

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  77. A warm, tropical beach that is preferably quiet!!

    reddstrang@gmail.com
    thereddishbrowncrayon.blogspot.com

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  78. In my mind, I am in California! :-) Oh my word!! I can not wait to try these BTW!

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  79. Can't tell you how much I love these. I have a set for my students to line up and I am craving another set for my carpet time. They are awesome! I love nice cold pools on hot hot days.
    Mels
    Ms. K/1 ELL

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  80. My favorite place to lay in the sun and forget about the never-ending snow in Indiana is Treasure Island, FL. I have been going here for 15 years with my family. SitSpots would be such a great addition to my classroom management plan in my classroom as a new teacher! :) These are so much more efficient than a rug!

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  81. OMG, these are incredible. I so totally need to get my hands on some!

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  82. Spring Break - somewhere quiet and peaceful!

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  83. These are incredible!! What a fantastic idea...I love this over the rugs which can be costly.

    Julie
    Kindergarten To The Core

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  84. My favorite Spring Break spot would probably be any beach with white sand and beautiful, clear water!

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  85. Wow. Those would be awesome!!

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  86. just ordered a free sample to see if it would work for me. thnx

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  87. Love these! Spring break spot--sunny Arizona!

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  88. My favorite spot is at home with my family and fur babies. Relaxing and playing.

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  89. Home is where it's at for Spring Break for me.

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  90. Ha! You made me laugh with the pee-pee rainbow rug! I have one of those too!!

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  91. I would love to surprise my class with some new ideas for the spring. SitSpots would be a great surprise!

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  92. I've been using electrical tape, and it peels off too easily. I would love to use sitspots!

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  93. Wow! I love you can vacuum right over them.

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  94. I love the things these make possible and would love to have a set!

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  95. This would be so much bettet than the duct tape I now have all over my floor! Please pick me!

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  96. These look amazing! Already ordered a sample to see if they'll work on my carpet!

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  97. My favorite spring break spot is the Gulf of Mexico beach in Florida. Thanks for the chance to win these SitSpots. They're fabulous! klewis@umasd.org

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  98. Spring Break: St. Augustine, Florida (beaches, history, charm, golf)! Best new idea/invention: Sit Spots!

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  99. And I like anywhere with less snow than here in Minnesota!

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  100. Spring Break - my house/yard, NOT commuting!

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  101. Love these spots! My favorite place for a break is anywhere on the California or Oregon Coast.

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  102. This is such a fantastic idea! Spring break for me is anywhere that isn't white!

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  103. I too have the Rainbow Rug and will have a huge class next year. These are JUST what I need! Thanks for the tip!!!

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  104. Another freakin' fantastic post full of ideas - I love the shape up thing!! We use a pick me jar, but that takes quite a bit of time so this is a perfect alternative! I also love that it's your carpet… cannot tell you how TIRED I am of the whole, "He's sitting on me… she won't move up… STOP IT!" issue so this is a great solution!

    I'd love to be on the beach for Spring Break! :)

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    ventrellasara@gmail.com

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  105. I love to visit anywhere hot but the Caribbean would be my favorite!!!

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  107. Love these Sit Spots! What a cute and useful idea! Spring Break to me would be anywhere that has sun, surf, sand, and lot of warmth.

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  108. Love these! My Spring Break would be anywhere without snow!

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  109. I would love enjoying time outside with my family especially at the beach.
    Marylin

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  110. I love the shape up idea! thanks for sharing!

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  111. I'm glad that I found your blog!

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  112. I love the beautiful flowers in bloom that my daughter points out everywhere!

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  113. These sit spots would solve my over 20 carpet problem too & the games you can play with them just scream out!

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  114. I absolutely love this! I am currently a student teacher and will be a first year teacher this coming fall in Texas. I am starting to collect "classroom stuff" now so that I am not running around like a chicken with its head cut off during August .. well, at least not as much! :) These are a must have!

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  115. I love the spring weather! I can take my dog for a walk everyday and not have wear multiple layers of clothes. I love the smell of spring.

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  116. Such a creative, useful product!

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  117. These are awesome! Just ordered a free sample for a closer look.
    Favorite spring break location - Mexico!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

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  118. These look amazing! So much better than the colored rug, thanks for the idea!

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  121. I love how you set the SitSpots up in a rainbow like pattern. Do you give your kids assigned seats on the SitSpots? Just wondering if you could actually get the boys to st on the pink! lol

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  122. خدمة تنظيف شقق بالمدينة المنورة هي خدمة أضافية من أحدي الخدمات المميزة من شركة ركن نجد حيث نقدم فيها كافة الخدمات المقدمة في تنظيف فلل بنفس الأداء مع أختلاف عدد العمال المستخدم في نظافة الشقق حيث أنها تكون أصغر.
    تنظيف منازل بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة تنظيف الخزانات بالطائف
    تنظيف شقق بالاحساء

    خدمة تنظيف خزانات بالمدينة المنورة هي احدي أفضل الخدمات المقدمة من ركن نجد حيث أن نظافة خزانات المياه مرتبطة أرتباط مباشر بالصحة العامة للأسرة لأن عدم نظافة الخزان وتعقيمة تعني ترسب البكتريا والفطريات على جوانب الخزان مما يسبب الأمراض وينقلها للأسرة وهذا ما تنبة بة دائما شركة الماء والكهرباء السعودية.

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