Where to find teacher discounts

With school back in session in about 5 weeks, it’s not a bad idea to start thinking ahead. If you are an educator, there are a few opportunities for you save money while outfitting your classroom (or yourself!)

Target announced that they will be bringing back their 15% off discount on school supply items for teachers, running the week of July 13th. Since 2018 was so successful, they have expanded the sale to include not just school supplies and essentials but also disinfecting wipes, food storage bags, adult clothing and accessories, Pillowfort furniture and Bullseye’s Playground items.

USA Today says “Target is working with third-party verification service SheerID to verify eligibility. Sign up for the coupon – valid July 13-20 in stores and online – at Target.com/teacherprep.

The discount is geared toward K-12 teachers, but Target will also offer the savings to teachers working at day care centers, early childhood learning centers and home schooling parents and teachers.”

Other retailers that offer year-round educator discounts:

Barnes & NobleThe retailer offers educators a 20% discount on qualifying purchases year-round with its free discount program. 

JOANNTeachers save 15% on purchases daily at the arts and crafts store when they register at www.joann.com/teacherrewardsform.

MichaelsThe craft store offers 15% off an entire purchase including sale items with a valid school ID. Some exclusions apply. Learn more at www.michaels.com/teachers.The Container Store: Organized Teacher Discount Program: 10% off. See our Container Store Coupons page for other savings.

The Container Store: Organized Teacher Discount Program: 10% off. See our Container Store Coupons page for other savings.

Ann Taylor Loft: Loft Loves Teachers: 15% off. See our Ann Taylor Loft Coupons page for other savings.

Banana Republic: 10% off with employee ID. See our Banana Republic Coupons page for other savings.  (In-store only, *call store to confirm)

Eddie Bauer:15% off on regular priced merchandise in-store with valid student ID

J. Crew: valid at outlet locations as well: 15% off with employee ID. See our J. Crew Coupons page for other savings.(In-store only)

Apple Store: 5-10% via Apple.com’s Edu Store for Faculty, Staff, Students. See our Apple Store Coupons page for other savings.

AT&TUsually around 19% off your monthly bill. Varies by educational institution – need to enter work/school email address for discount eligibility


Denver area fireworks

There are so many great 4th of July celebrations happening in the Denver area that it can be hard to choose which one to go to! Here’s all you need to know about where to find the best fireworks near you.

City Park, Westminster, July 4th

Food and beer vendors, kids’ activities, and performances start at 4 p.m. Concert featuring Rockslide begins at 7 p.m. and the fireworks go off at approximately 9:15 p.m. There will be a FREE shuttle bus from many locations in Westminster!

Broomfield County Commons Park, Broomfield, July 4th

The city and county of Broomfield will host its annual Great American Picnic on Thursday, July 4. Activities start and concessions open at 5 p.m. with the bike parade kicking off at 5:30 p.m. The parade is for people of all ages and kids are required to wear a helmet! Activities include: pony/burro rides, inflatables, face painting and balloon twisting. Take part in the beer garden, food vendors, music and more. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Colorado Rapids FourthFest, Commerce City, July 4th

The celebration begins at 5 p.m. and features a free community festival outside the stadium and live music before the Rapids battle the New England Revolution at 7 p.m. Kid’s activities, entertainers, mechanical bull, inflatables, face painting, obstacle course, toddler zone, pedal carts, human foosball and more. After the Rapids match is complete, the night will finish with the largest public fireworks show in Colorado with music from DJ Jen Jones. Tickets are available via AltitudeTickets.com.  

Independence Eve Celebration, Civic Center Park, Denver, July 3rd

The 10th annual Independence Eve celebration will be held at Civic Center Park downtown. Gates open at 4 p.m. There will be vendors with food, beer and wine. Musical performances begin at 5 p.m. Light show and fireworks begin about 9:30 p.m.

Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast, Folsom Field Boulder, July 4th

Gates open at 7:45 p.m., entertainment begins at 8:30 p.m. and the fireworks show begins as soon as it’s dark, around 9:35 p.m.

Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Denver, July 4th

The Mile High Fourth of July fireworks display is launched from inside the stadium bowl. The Denver Outlaws game against the Chesapeake Bayhawks starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased online at DenverOutlaws.com.

Waneka Lake, Lafayette, July 4th

The celebration takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be food, a beer, cider and wine garden, kids activities and more. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Coal Creek Golf Course, Louisville, July 4th

The celebration includes live music, bounce houses, games, food trucks, face painting, free balloon twisting and more. The fireworks show begins at dark, or approximately 9:30 p.m.

Northglenn, July 4th

The celebration at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park starts at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast followed by a car show, parade, live music and more. The fireworks show will begin no earlier than 9 p.m. and no later than 10 p.m.

Carpenter Park Fields, Thornton, July 4th

The event begins at 4 p.m. It includes beer gardens, food vendors and live performances. At 9:30 p.m., a nighttime parachutists jump will take place. The fireworks show will start after the jump.


Reimagined Spaces- main floor half bath

Michaela Boushie of Addison Tyler Designs and I are excited to introduce you to Reimagined Spaces.  You are invited to follow our newest blog series as we showcase Michaela’s exquisite design talent using your spaces.  We will provide select applicants with a unique opportunity to have a space in your home reimagined. Our vision for this project is to connect homeowners with elevated home design assistance and have a little fun watching your space come to life. We all have a room in our home that “stumps” us from a design perspective. Allow Michaela to provide you with guidance and a professional design board created specifically for your space. 

We invite you to email us a picture of your space along with a short narrative of your dreams for that space.   If your space is chosen we will send you a short questionnaire that will allow Michaela to understand your vision, likes, dislikes and the design aesthetic that most appeals to you.  Michaela will create a design board and provide it along with links to the materials selected that compliment your space.  All reimagined spaces will be featured through this blog.

Let’s get started and have some fun with design. 

Today we are taking a look at a half bath that could use some help. This home was built in 2016 and although everything is still nice and newer, the homeowner feels it is lacking in character and personality.

The owner filled out a questionnaire that we provided so that we could get a good feel for her likes, dislikes and the overall esthetic of her home.

  1. What do you consider your style to be?  Some options might be- contemporary, traditional, rustic, minimalist, industrial,  mid-century modern, bohemian, coastal, mediterranean, modern farmhouse, french country…  please add in any others that speak to you. I’d say bohemian/modern farmhouse
  2. Please list the room you would like help with and explain how you use this room. Main floor half bath mainly used by guests and kids (3 and 6 years old)
  3. What colors/patterns are you drawn to?  Are there any colors that you would like to avoid? Most of my house has white/very light grey walls with earthy/gold accents. I like lighter accent colors- blush, grey, teal, blues and natural elements likes plants and raw wood.
  4. Is there anything in the space that you would like to keep? I am not attached to anything in the bathroom aside from the toilet and the flooring.  I’d love a new mirror, vanity/faucet and light fixture. I’d love a vanity with some storage, even if it’s a small drawer or two.
  5. What is your budget for this project? $500-700
  6. Please share any style inspiration pictures you might have.        
style inspo. design photos sent in from the homeowner

Michaela of Addison Tyler Designs says “Since the homeowner said that she loves a bit of rustic, boho and natural elements, I tried to go with a style that has the convenience of modern aesthetics and chic appeal.  I also wanted it to be kid friendly since they use the space quite frequently.”

“I chose a shiplap wallpaper to save on cost since actual shiplap or tile would have exceeded the budget alone. The wallpaper is waterproof for durability and easy cleanup.

The vanity is small but mighty with the extra enclosed storage and a shelf. I also included a cool floating wall shelf for some dimension, storage, and display.

I love the black mirror, rug, and light fixture since they are modern, relaxed and the black expressive trim really helps anchor the space. They add a subtle layer of texture, and which also fits in well within the kid-friendly usable space.

I love the black and white color scheme but I wanted to add some fun and color through the wall art and accessories.”  

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Please email us a picture of your space at reimaginedspacesforyou@gmail.com.  We look forward to transforming your space into one you love.