Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sharpener Review, Currently, Giveaways, Educents, Meet Ups, Oh My!

Oh my gosh.  I have a lot in store for today!!  Originally it started out with me doing my review of the Quietest Pencil Sharpener, from Classroom Friendly Supplies.... But then Mrs. Farley put up her currently for August, and it was all a domino effect from there!! .....So let's get started! :)
I can't tell you how excited I was to have the opportunity to review this pencil sharpener!! I have entered countless giveaways & seen some raving reviews, but I have now been able to FINALLY try it out for myself! :)
It is basically completely assembled when it arrives, minus the piece that you use to attach it to a bookshelf, table, etc.  All I had to do was literally slide in the metal L shaped piece into the bottom of the sharpener and twist it to fit the shelf!!
 Next you pinch the two black pieces at the top and pull out the face of pencil sharpener. 
 While still pinching the top pieces together, you insert your pencil & release the two pieces at the top.
 Next, it is time to SHARPEN!!!! You can hold the top of the sharpener or just use handle to start turning & sharpening!! No need to hold the pencil yourself, because the sharpener does that for you!!
 See how pretty & sharp these things are!!!
 Because I'm kind of a nerd sometimes, I wanted to see just how long it took to sharpen a pencil using this thing... Start to finish... which includes the time it took the to press start  & stop... right at 8 seconds!! 8 SECONDS to sharpen a pencil!??!? 
 Because of the nerd in me... I also had to compare it to my electric pencil sharpener!  Holy cow... look how much sharper that tip is!! Not to mention, can you tell how rough the end of the pencil is on the electric one versus the Quietest Classroom Pencil Sharpener!??!
 While there isn't always this much of a difference in the pencils sharpened by my electric sharpener... more times than not, it just EATS my pencils!  These were both BRAND SPANKIN' NEW pencils!  Look at the difference!

So was it really the quietest pencil sharpener?!?! Well it wasn't silent... but when you compare the noise of my electric pencil sharpener & the district supplied hand crank sharpener that makes it sound as though someone is trying to bust through the wall... HECK YES it is quieter!!! Probably half the noise of the other sharpeners!!   I was sharpening pencils while on the phone with a friend & asked her if she could tell what I was doing.... She thought I was using a paper cutter, it's that good!
Plus... I NEVER let my kids use my electric sharpener out of fear of them breaking it....I have no worries about them using my new pencil sharpener!!  Ekk, I'm excited!!  I would definitely say that it is well worth the price, especially since you can get two of these babies for the price of a good electric pencil sharpener, with free shipping!!  Click the icon below to head to the Classroom Friendly Supplies Website to check them out for yourself!

Thank you Farley for your monthly Currently!! It is something I look forward to each month! :)

What am I going to do when summer is over & this sweet girl doesn't come wake me up & snuggle with me each morning?!?! Definitely going to miss these moments!!
August is chalking up to be one heck of a month!!  
My birthday is in a little over a week!! 
The TPT B2S sale is on the horizon (my shopping cart is FULL!)
There is a North Texas Blogger Meet-Up Scheduled on August 18th! {Click the picture below for more details!!}
Oh & Yes... as much as I'm not ready for summer to end... I can't wait to meet my new babies & be back with my amazing team on a daily basis!!

A few more quick things to share before I go.... 
Have you heard?!?!?
 A group of 17 amazing bloggers are having a blog hop BTS Bash!  Seriously, the prizes are amazing & you don't want to miss your chance to enter!!! Click the picture above to take you to the first giveaway! :)
Also, there is another group of ladies who have a GREAT bundle up for grabs on EDUCENTS!  I snagged a deal for myself this morning & let me tell you, there is some great stuff!!

Lastly, before I head head to put my little miss to bed... because yes, it's summer & her bedtime is basically non--existant! .... Tomorrow starts my 100 Follower Giveaway!!! EEEE... I am so stinking thankful for all the wonderful ladies who have so graciously donated products for YOU! :)


  1. A teacher stash! That is going on my shopping list now! Thank you for sharing...
    I'm your newest follower, I can't wait to read the stories you share.
    Kindergarten Schmindergarten

  2. I just got my pencil sharpener in the mail...haven't took it to school to try it yet but I can't wait! I have a candy jar (that is supposed to be for the kids)but I find it disappears faster than expected. Guess they like to climb my bookcase and snatch it!

    Entered your giveaway, can't wait to (fingers crossed) win ; )

    For the Love of First Grade

    1. I swear my kids climb my shelves to my candy jar too!! haha I hope you love your pencil sharpener as much as I do! Thank you for entering & sharing the giveaway!! :)

  3. Hey Kelli! I love your blog & always read it...I started blogging about a month ago... but there's not too much to blog about in the summer! A coworker blogger, Heidi Harrell from In That Room, Adventures in Second Grade & I plan on going to the blogger meet-up too! Can't wait to see ya & enjoy the rest of your summer!

    1. Thanks, Tally!!! Lindz told me that you were thinking about it!! Let me know if you have any questions!! I'm gonna tell you now, this blogging community is really awesome, I can't wait to meet some of these lovely ladies in person!! I'm excited that you will be there too! :)