FREE Chalkboard Mugs

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While I was in Menards the other day picking up a few things we needed (yes I love to shop at home improvement stores) I decided to grab an ad and see what item they were offering for free this week. If you didn’t know this, Menards puts items in their flyer every week that are free with rebate. You do have to spend the rebate in the store but that works out perfect for me, I normally use the rebates to purchase toilet paper when they have a great price. I noticed that the free item was coffee mugs…..I don’t even drink coffee but decided to wander over and see what they looked like.


Chalkboard Mug

I’m so excited that I did. These huge, and when I say huge I mean they hold 2 1/2 cups of liquid huge, chalkboard mugs were one of the free designs. Not only are they the perfect color for my homes decor I loved the idea of the chalkboard portion. Of course I had to find someone that worked in the store to bring a huge rolling ladder over, because to get one in every color, and 4 was the free limit, I had to climb clear to the top of the rack to get them. Plus I had to make sure there wasn’t a better choice pushed way to the back that I would prefer.  I happily grabbed them up and headed to the checkout admiring my FREE mugs.


Chalkboard Mugs

When I got home with my new find my wheels started turning and I thought wouldn’t these be cute on my kitchen window sill filled with potted herbs? I could write the herbs name on the chalkboard portion and they would be the perfect winter pick me up. I do have to admit they make for a nice hot chocolate mug too, you can fit plenty of shaved chocolate and marshmallows on top in this generous mug.  I also sent my rebate in and will use it for future purchases….it was a perfect end to a shopping trip.


Just a reminder the first “Christmas Ornament Felt Along” linky party will be live this Sunday January 26th at 6pm. You still have time to join in and the pattern are still available. You can go here to download the patterns and print a material list. Hope to see you back Sunday night πŸ™‚



And for those of you who are having those mid winter blues, I thought you might enjoy taking a look at my Pinterest Spring board it has so many lovely things to look at. Just click on the “Spring” graphic above for a look-see. 






  1. says

    Those are adorable mugs and even nicer as they were free. I think potting them up with herbs would be a wonderful idea … they could also hold smaller hand utensils, paint brushes, crochet hooks and all sorts of things. How about soup?

    • says

      Linda, thanks for all the ideas. Office supplies would look great in them.

  2. Kris says

    Dawn, these are ADORABLE!!! I love them! There are so many possibilities!!
    xo kris

    • says

      Kris, yes there is, Im may even use them for storage in my office.

  3. says

    So many options for uses of your pretty mugs, Dawn! They are PERFECT for your cabin and I can’t wait to see what you decide to do with them. Personally, I’d be loading them up with hot chocolate for a while!

    • says

      Jane, I took your advice and had a huge cup of hot chocolate this morning πŸ™‚

  4. says

    I did not realize that about Menards. I guess I will paying more attention now πŸ™‚ Thanks for the tip Dawn!

    • says

      Denise, yes they do it all the time. I have got a whole tool kit for in the home (one no one else touches)

  5. says

    I agree your mugs would work perfect for flowers.
    They are just so cute!
    But I bet your boys would consider 2 and a half cups
    just the right size for hot cocoa too!

    • says

      Kim, I don’t think my boys have even noticed them yet. LOL Not the observant type. They are more the tip the jug out of the fridge type πŸ™

    • says

      Debbie, I can’t wait to do something creative with them.

  6. says

    They really would look lovely with herbs growing in them, and they are certainly big enough to allow for that! Much more exciting free thing than what you usually choose!! xx

    • says

      Amy, for free I am loving them. I even used them for hot chocolate this morning.

  7. says

    Those mugs are the cutest…and great idea to place herbs, etc in them as having a label for that is perfect!!

    • says

      Shirley, they are just perfect for plants aren’t they? As soon as I get to a store I will pick some up.

  8. says

    These are really cute and FREE is great. They are perfect colors for your cabin too. I think with flowers or herbs they will be adorable.

    • says

      Kris, I may have to round me up some herbs here soon.

  9. says

    OK, those are just darling Dawn, if I didn’t have snow up the wazoo outside I’d be headed to Menards this morning. These would be great for teacher’s gifts, spring bulbs, primary colored jelly beans for Easter. Hopefully the plow will come down the street sometime today. Thanks for sharing.

    • says

      Char, we are drifted with snow too here not sure it is ever going to end.

  10. says

    The mugs are such a perfect fit for your home! Hmmm….we don’t have a Menards around here. Too bad. You know I like a bargain.

    • says

      Cindy, I am just learning Menards isn’t everywhere. To bad they are super cute πŸ™‚

  11. says

    Hi, little ms. Dawndie! πŸ˜‰ Oh, these are some cute mugs and I love your idea of planting little herbs in them. You come up with the cutest little ideas. I haven’t heard of this store so I guess we don’t have them around where I live. Thanks for poppingin to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

    • says

      Shelia, it is a big box store like Lowes. I thought they were everywhere but apparently not πŸ™‚

  12. says

    Well…just too freakn’ cute!! Menards must be a local hardware store…don’t think we have them in Canada. But those are the prettiest things ever…and great idea to use for herbs!!
    Or put my name on one…and maybe someday we can sit on your porch & have us a mug of hot tea!

    Have a great weekend!!

    • says

      Charlotte, that sounds like a brilliant idea and would love to have you over for tea πŸ™‚

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