Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Teacher Appreciation Giveaway with Katygirl



This girl, Katy. You know her? She is an awesome mommy to her two littles. One thing I admire about her is that she doesn't try to gloss over this job of motherhood. She'll admit that the days are sometimes really hard, that she is sometimes at a total loss over what to do. And yet, she chooses joy. All kinds of joy. It's evident in her everyday life, in her beautiful smile, in the demeanor of her kids, and it is splashed all over her work at Katygirl Designs.

Katy is an encourager, too, and when I saw her latest Teacher Appreciation pack, I immediately wanted to share it with you. Did you realize Teacher Appreciation week is the first full week in May? Right around the corner! I wrote about how important I feel it is to be regularly building up our kids' teachers in my Back to School series, here. And I wonder if this is the time of year when teaching begins to drag slowly on, as if summer will never come. I mean, I had my 3rd grader home sick for a few days and suddenly had a renewed compassion for his teacher and her constant struggle managing his talking in class. The child. Does. Not. Stop. Talking.

Now imagine that struggle times 26 kids with 26 other issues that are really beautiful aspects of childhood, but in April, they amount to a lot of thorns in that teacher's side. I'm just saying. It is a job I'm not sure I could do. Well, wait, I am pretty sure I couldn't.

I'm betting your child's teacher could use some encouragement right about now. A personal note of thanks and this pack from Katy would do the trick.


It includes:

1 5x7 "Change the World" print (a Teacher Appreciation week exclusive design)
4 personalized notecards with your teacher's name
1 $5 giftcard to Starbucks

This pack is valued at $24, and the print will only be available through Teacher Appreciation week, which is May 5th-9th. The set is also available for sale in Katy's etsy shop.

To enter to win all these things to encourage and uplift a teacher in your life, please do one or more of the following and leave a comment for each:

Follow Unfolding Blog and tell me how - 1 entry
Follow my new page Unfolding Blog on Facebook - 1 entry
Follow Katy's Blog - 1 entry
Follow me on Instagram @leslie_padgett - 1 entry
Follow Katy on Instagram @katykristin - 1 entry
Share this giveaway on Facebook or IG - 5 entries

I will choose a winner on Saturday at noon so it's kind of a quick giveaway!

And if you don't win, why not write a note of thanks and encouragement to those teachers anyway? I bet it would put a little wind in his or her sails.

If you want to check out Katy's other amazing prints and stationary goods, click here.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/katygirldesigns


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27 comments:

  1. Smitten with Katy girl designs she has talent :)

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  2. Funny, as a (kindergarten) teacher I cant believe our year is coming to an end soon. This year has flown right by! Usually, for me, the worst month is January. Its the dead of winter here in NY with no seeming end in sight, the kids have just had two weeks off for Christmas/winter break and it seems like they must re-learn everything. But its such a rewarding job to see them learn and grow!
    If i were to win I would get them for one of my co-workers(since my girls attend the same school where I teach). I would gift the set to one of their teachers in thanks for all they do for my own kids:)

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    1. And that shouldve also said that I follow your blog via Bloglovin!

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  3. I follow @katykristin on Instagram too!

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  4. I follow Unfolding Blog on Facebook!

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  5. I follow you on IG! :)

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  6. here comes a ton of comments!

    1) i follow your blog through bloglovin'....and i'm lovin' it.

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  7. 2) i follow you on facebook! :)

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  8. 3) i started following Katy's blog on bloglovin'!

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  9. 5) i started following katy on instagram!

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  10. 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10) i shared this on facebook...although i didn't want to because i don't want the competition for the prize! haha! but i DO want everyone to see how absolutely adorable this stuff is.

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  11. *BONUS POINT* i favorited her shop in etsy! because seriously this stuff is the cutest!

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  12. I follow your blog on bloglovin' and by just clicking over here often to see if there's something new. :)

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  13. And your Facebook page...

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  14. I follow you on IG...

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  15. And I follow Katy on IG!

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  16. I'm following via The Old Reader

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  17. I'm following your blog on facebook, too!

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  18. I'm an IG follower, too

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  19. Following Katy's blog (LOVE LOVE the teacher appreciation kits!)

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  20. Shared on IG - @momsmagic

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  21. Aaaaannnd ... I followed @katykristen on IG too.

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