Monday, September 19, 2011

Presents make Mondays better!

Wow, I just have to say that if you ever need a teacher bag, go with Lands End!  They are AH-Mazing!

Here is a little background- A week or so ago my super sweet cat got sick on my lands end bag that I use to take stuff to and from school.  Oh no!  So I did what I always do when I have a question and want real life answers- I went to my buddies over at ProTeacher and asked for opinions on the best cleaning methods!

I got lots of great replies and THEN I got a reply from a Lands End associate....they said to try spot cleaning it and let them know if it worked, other wise they have a great return policy and would take care of it all for me!  Oh my!  But that's not all!  (I feel like a TV salesman!)  They also said they'd read my blog!!!  Little old me with my brand new blog!!  And that they saw my comment about my desk being messy and they would send me a surprise to help keep it clean!!!!  Woah!

So I spot cleaned the bag, and it is as good as new!!  Kitty gets to live another day.  :)

And then TODAY I got home to a big old box in the mail from Lands End.  I could barely wait to get upstairs to open it!  I'm sure I looked silly peeling back the tape in the elevator, but whatever...  So I open it up and find this ADORABLE storage tote!!  They also left a note saying they hope it helps in keeping my desk organized!!

Best Company EVER.  I will buy EVERY teacher bag from there from now on!

Editing this to make it more appropriate for Abby's Linky Party!

Here is my AH-Mazing Lands End tote I mentioned earlier:

 So that is my super cute tote that is now clean and good as new!

And here is the not so clean inside!

Inside are:
10000000000 writing utensils....Mostly Flair Pens
Hoodie for my chilly walk to the Train the the AM
Real Simple Magazine
10000 Kids papers that I either need to grade or return
Making the Most of Small Groups by Debbie Diller - Still need to either read this or return it to my super amazing Team Leader who let me borrow it.
And usually at least one TE if not more.

Oh, and if I'm at home, there is usually a kitten in my bag!  I don't know what it is about the bag, but she is ALWAYS curling up in it for a nap no matter how full it is!

If you want to check out what other teachers have in their bags, head over to The Inspired Apple and check out the Links!


  1. Wow that's awesome! I loovvee my Lands End Teacher bag! I started to switch to my Vera bag this year but it wasn't nearly as good as my Lands End one. It has my initials on it, though, and I'm getting married this weekend. I may just have to splurge on a new one with my new name!

  2. Wow!!! The power of the internet!!! Congrats on the new bag, which I TOTALLY love, btw!!!!

    Thanks for playing along :)

  3. I love love love that you walk to a train and have an elevator!!!!!!!!!!!! So jealous of that whole thing. I have only been to Illinois once (Chicago) and fell in love. Your Lands End story is AWESOME. :)
    I'm your newest follower!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  4. I love the monogram "this and that." Too cute!!

  5. Wow, that is so cool!! I am in the market for a new teacher bag and can't decide between 31 and Land's End! Oh, the important decisions of life...

  6. I guess you never know who is reading! Awesome!

  7. Lands End is amazing!! I have a HUGE tote from them that I just love. Definitely a fun surprise for you :)

  8. Love your bags! I haven't tried Lands End, I love that they helped you! I just got hooked on Thirty-One bags myself. I am late to Abby's party, here is my bag