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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Everyone in my house is always looking for a pencil. To find one is a true find, but to find one that is sharpened is a as rare as Charlie finding a Golden Ticket.
When I found these Pink and Green pencils in the Dollar section at the craft store I knew I could solve 2 problems. One, fill the corner of my desk and two make homework a whole lot easier.
I bought 70 pencils and came home and sharpened them all.

17 comments:

Jill said...

Brilliant!

danielle stolworthy said...

kristi!!
i teach 4th grade now. want to know how many times a day i get asked for a pencil???
hope you're doing well! i miss my friend :)

Charity said...

When my brother was little, around 1st grade, he took all the pencils in the house (including the ones in our backpacks) sharpened them and "set up shop." We had to PAY for a pencil! If we left our homework, he would take our pencils and make us "re-pay." He ended up making $35 off of all 7 of us by the time the BBB (eg MOM) shut his business down!

What a great idea...I could only wish to have a dollar store...

danielle stolworthy said...

just sent you a message on facebook! not sure if you check those so I thought I'd let you know here!

Mindy said...

i have done the same thing. I even burned up my pencil sharpener trying to sharpen so many pencils at one time, and had to go buy a new one!

Price Cream Parlor said...

This is a 'chore' for one of my littles. Make sure we have pencils and they are sharpened. Nothing is more frustrating when you are doing homework to not have a pencil or it isn't sharpened.

Great looking pencils!

Christine said...

We have the same struggles to find sharpened pencils here...now that we have a puppy she seems to "find" any that drop so it leaves even less for them to use ;)

Liz said...

You are so funny! I get tired pf that too. We bought an electic pencil sharpener and about 100 pencils when school started....want to know how many are left? Let's just say I had to buy more after Christmas. Where do they all go?

Lex said...

you should keep track of how long it takes until they all disappear!

Amy @ OurScoop said...

That is so funny! We had the same problem and I just went to Target last week and stocked up on pencils and got a new pencil holder. My pencils are not as cute as yours though.

Any suggestions on a good pencil sharpener? My $1-$5 ones are a pain to work with.

michelle said...

I've done the same thing. But, like any good pens I buy, the pencils all start to disappear! I guess it's an ongoing project.

Nora from Chicago said...

The pencils like to run off with the dryer socks.

Deb said...

This is why I love your blog, you are so "relate-able" to the everyday things. Happy to see your blog again!

The G's said...

Here is what works for me. I have a homework station. It has tons of pencils, erasers,glue sticks, colored pencils, scissors, markers, you name it. I have it all in an old Pampered Chef utensil holder. It makes finding supplies for homework and projects a breeze.

Tasha said...

I love it! Lets talk soon! I'll try you tomorrow.

Claudissima said...

funny...I just did the same thing, threw away all those that are broken, no eraser, etc., found a pk of pencils in drawer,

wende said...

you are a GENIUS!
i'm doing this tomorrow.
for real.
thanks for sharing!