Socks That Make You Smile? You’ll Be Totally Tickled to Win ’Em

I love the idea of taking something mundane, like socks, and making them fun. That’s why I fell in love with the My Dogs Are Barking Socks from Teddy the Dog. That sentiment sure does describe one aspect of the first days of school—aching feet!

I have FOUR pairs of these super-cute socks to give away. (Update: Congratulations to Linda, Simone, Brenda, and Renee, our lucky winners!) To enter our random drawing, submit a comment to this blog to let us know your favorite or most descriptive phrase for “worn out.” Bone tired? Tuckered out? Spent? Fried? Drained? Bushed? Submit your comment by Thursday, September 5. Good luck!

Before you get too wiped out, check out these worthwhile opportunities and freebies.

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Win a Classroom Library Essentials prize pack from Simon & Schuster and Sky Pony. The prize pack includes books for ages 10 and up and is valued at $125. It takes just a minute to enter (plus you can enter other great giveaways, too); click here



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I learned my favorite phrase for “worn out” from my friend MA, who describes it as “rode hard and put up wet.” Now that’s a vivid description!


PS: Did you snap a picture while preparing for back to school? Head over to Instagram and tag it #themailboxbts. You could win 20 books!

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