Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dare to Dream #TPTSellersChallenge

This week, for the TPT Sellers Challenge, we were asked to "Dare to Dream"
After some thought, I came up with the following list:

WORK - My dream has come least termporarily. This upcoming school year I am going to attempt to successfully be a "Work From Home Momma!" I'm not sure how this is going to look or where it will take me, but I am determined to make it work for our family. I'm excited and terrified all at the same time.

DEBT - Naturally I want to be able to pay off debt.  After getting married and being hired in a kindergarten position for the first time, I decided to further my education and obtain my Master's Degree.  With that, came a big fat tuition bill. OUCH! That has been a hefty monthly bill.

RELATIONSHIPS - I have loved connecting with so many wonderful educators all over the world.  I hope that this only continues to grow and strengthen. My dream is to meet many more of you in real life! :)

GROWTH - I would love to continue to grow as an educator, wife, mother, and student. I love watching my products evolve and enjoy challenging my creative side.  My dream is that my store will continue to grow!

I also dream of many (and much more) materialistic things as well. Lets face it, it's natural. I would love to be able to finally finish renovating our home and yard. I would love to own a brand new car.  I would love to have a wardrobe makeover, as well as get my nails and hair done by someone else and not be on a time crunch. I would love to be able to travel to the many places on my 'bucket list'. How fun that would be to take Max to see the world! 
I can dare to dream.

Wanna join the fun?
Click the link below to learn how!

I will leave you with this cutie!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Makeover Madness #TPTsellerchallenge

For the first week of the TPT Sellers Challenge, I was 'challenged' to either makeover an entire product or just refresh a cover. 
I went through all my files, realized I have many more products I would like to makeover, and decided on a product that has been a constant success in my classroom every year I've parent-teacher communication binders!
After finding some insanely adorable clip art from Graphics From the Pond, I got to work on making over my JUNGLE Book Binder.

Here's what I did:
 I am seriously in love with all those "scrappy" clip art collections!

Here is a peek at the rest of the packet:

If you're interested in reading a little bit more about these parent-teacher communication binders, see what's inside, how I use them, or look at other themes click here.

Interested in joining in on the challenge, head to Ashley's blog by clicking the link below!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


I'm so excited to finally be joining in on the fun.  Having a fully mobile 6-month-old does not leave me much 'working' time. 

If you haven't heard about the TPT Seller Challenge, then you must visit Ashley's blog; Teach, Create, Motivate and read all about it. 
In a's a great way to get yourself motivated, refreshed, and possibly gain some followers {potential friends}! 

The first thing the ladies ask you to do is get your beginning stats together, like so...

Then get to working on revamping a product!

I've already made my selection and am excited to get started on refreshing another product!  Stay tuned!