Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My 1,000 TpT Follower Giveaway {7/2 - 7/5}

Hey, Sweet Friends!!

Today marks a very special day for me. I began my TpT and blogging journey about two years ago and am so proud to say that I have connected with over 1,000 followers to date. There have been so many bloggers, TpTers, and teachers who have reached out to me to help me along the way and I wanted to celebrate my personal milestone with everyone who has ever taken the time to stop by my blog or TpT shop. 

Before we begin with the giveaway, I'd like to tell you just a little bit about my journey. I began on TpT as a first year teacher. I knew I wanted to differentiate my materials as well as pull from places other than my manuals 24/7 {because I work in a fabulous district that allows me to do so!}. Creating my own resources has been fun for me but challenging at times. It has forced me to learn how to use PowerPoint (stop laughing over there!) and technology in ways that I really wasn't savvy with. I have even learned how to use my husband's la-te-da camera to make sure I have high quality photos in my products (I know, that  has just started over the past several months).

I'm really proud that I have hung in there even when I felt like there were so many other fabulous teachers soaring high above me. Don't get me wrong, I still L.O.V.E. to purchase materials from other teachers to use in my classroom, but creating my own resources gives me a sense of pride and accomplishment. I love TpT!
{My first blogger meetup}

Hands down, my favorite part of TpT and blogging has been meeting other teachers who love their jobs as much as I love mine. I have definitely stepped flown outside of my comfort zone in meeting these teachers, but I am so happy that I have attended meetups that have allowed me to connect with some of my favorite teachers that I have met through TpT! 
{With Amy and Lisa from All Ya'll Need}

Back in November I did something that I never imagined I would do 5 years ago. I joined a collaborative blog and now participate in monthly blogging with a group of 21 other fabulous teachers! One of my favorite parts of collaborative blogging is the Google Hangouts Dates that we have together! 
{With 7 teachers from The Elementary Entourage}

Alright... now onto the really fun stuff! My giveaway! Let's take a closer look at my three favorite things that I would love to giveaway! 
This is my favorite sign in my classroom! It's from Tallahassee Sunday and is adorable! One lucky winner will win their own mini-pencil!
 My favorite necklace is my Rayne necklace from Kendra Scott! A second winner will win this stunning piece!
Lastly, my favorite organization tool is my planner from Erin Condren. A third winner will win this! 

Holy smokes I am so excited!! And... one more last piece of my celebration is... my day of Flash Freebies on my Facebook page! Make sure you mark your calendar for Sunday 7/5 so you can scoop up some great resources for next year! 
Lastly, I'd like to say that my giveaway would not have been possible without many other fabulous teachers who you will see on the entry way. Here's a huge shout out to those teacher-blogger friends!

Are you ready?! Here goes... just enter today and I will be in touch soon to let you know who the winners are! Good luck!
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  1. Congrats on the milestone!

    Also, your boards on Pinterest are ADORABLE :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

    1. Thank you so much, Anisa!! It's funny that you say that about the Pinterest boards because I was thinking of switching them up!

  2. Owl Ways Learning is a private profile on Instagram. Just wanted to let you know. I requested to follow. 😁

    1. Thanks for letting me know! It's ok that it is private! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Love this Melissa!! Thanks for putting it together!! Congrats on your 1,000 followers. :)

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    1. Congrats on your milestone! Good luck with your giveaway- I just entered! I hope to see you (a fellow Pennsylvania TpTer) in Vegas this coming week! :) ~Catherine @Abc123is4me

  5. Super Congrats. Love your work!!

  6. This is so inspiring to me! I'm just starting out with my blog and TPT! Keep up the great work.