Monday, June 22, 2015

Dare to Dream!

Hello out there!
Welcome to my brand spankin' new blog!  I started blogging with a little nudge from the TPT Seller Challenge that is being put on by some fabulous bloggers and sellers, Emily from Third in Hollywood, Jen from Sparking in Second, Ashley from Teach Create Motivate, and Amber from Peppy Zesty Teacherista.
I am a little nervous about my new adventure, but I'm excited to get started!  This week we were asked to blog about our hopes and dreams for our Teachers Pay Teachers shop.

First of all, I would love for my little shop to expand enough to generate some extra income for our little family.  Raising all of these kids on a teacher's and a plumber's salary is hard ya'll!  Especially when you have a ridiculous tpt and clip art habit.  #truth

My long term dream would be to make enough income to take my littles to Disney World.  I went as a kid and remember how magical it was.  Every time they see those dang commercials they BEG me to take them.  The thing is, I would like to make that happen without creating a big fat debt pit.

Finally, I would love for this journey to connect me to other like minded teachers.  I need some more OCD, coffee crazy, forward thinking peeps around me!  I think we have so much we could learn from each other...I love, love, LOVE the idea of having a tribe of folks to bounce ideas off of, share victories with, and ask advice of.

So, thank you so much ladies for setting all of this up and helping so many of us get started!


  1. Welcome to blogging and to the challenge. I'm such a fan of ALL THINGS DISNEY, so good luck as you pursue that dream.

  2. Welcome! I just started a blog myself and want to take my daughter to Disney someday!!

  3. Glad you are up and running! I am also trying to get this blogging stuff all figured out! Your blog looks great and is giving me ideas too. Thank you.
    Engage and Play in Pre-K

    1. Thank you! I can't take credit. Kristen at Chalk an Apples designed it. She does amazing work!

  4. I'm also in Texas (but teach 8th grade Engineering and Info Tech) and just started my blog with the TpT challenge. Love your dreams! Can't speak about DisneyWorld, but I've been to Disneyland and it really is the happiest place on earth, even for grown ups!! Best of success to you!

    Innovations in Technology

  5. Hooray, hooray, hooray for a new blog! :) First of all, your family is absolutely adorable! I'm sure they would all have a BLAST at Disney! That's my goal as well in this little TPT world. You speak straight from my heart though with the clip art addiction! Sweet mercy, I think I could have about went to Disney already with all of the money I've spent on clip art! lol
    Best of luck to you reaching your goals! I look forward to reading more posts from you!

    Kelsey Buckles
    Simply Magical Learning

    1. Thanks! I try not to think about what I've spent on clip art over the years, lol. You're right, we could probably go to Disney with that money alone!

  6. Disney and new friendships are my goals too!! Haven't gotten around to posting on my FB (Since I haven't taken the plunge on a blog) but I will! Good luck!