Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Favorite Things Series 1 & 2

Pdub, which has become one of my new favorite blogs recently had Heather from Oh My Stinkin' Heck do a guest blog post on the Necessities of a Homeschooling Mom.  It got me to thinking, I have a lot of necessities (that's a hard word to spell) so I thought I would start a series...one or 2 a day of my favorite things.  You might recall I posted some of my favorite things a while back.  Well, I realized I have a lot more.  I'll post them not necessarily in order of my favorite (but somewhat).

So without further adieu the first thing would have to be my laminator.

But you must stock yourself with plenty of supplies to make it fun.  Did I just type that?  Can laminating be fun?  I need to get a life.

I have found some of the best prices at Oregon Laminations.

Another of my fav's are loose leaf ring clips.

I use these for all sorts of applications.  But I want you to note the difference here in how much bookshelf space a 3-ring binder takes up versus how much space the sheets held together with the rings.  Amazing, huh?

They are great for holding together spiral-bound booklets.  This is so much easier for photocopying purposes.

They can hold tags together.  This is what we did with our Bible memory verse copywork this year.

Laminated too!  Hey!  That's 2 of my fav's used in one application.  We call that a 2-fer.

More tags held together.

WHAT are those workbox tags doing sprawled all out on the floor?!?  I get no respect....no respect...


Anonymous said...

I am quite certain if I got a laminator I might go absolutely insane and laminate everything in the house. Hence, no laminator. I admire your discipline. :)

Oooh...I love those rings - great idea to reduce space on the bookshelf.

Thanks for the shout-out!

Mama Jenn said...

Oooohhh, love my laminator too! I am just getting into the rings, but I am finding that there are LOTS of great uses for them!