Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring Teacher Blogger Meet Up Recap and GIVEAWAY!

I'm so excited to recap my fabulous weekend at the #springteacherbloggermeetup2015 along with all of the other bloggers in attendance! 

AND we're giving you the chance to win one of THREE amazing teacher swag bags! 

On Friday night, I arrived in French Lick and met up with my friends and roommates for the weekend, Tiffany and Brittany. I love these girls and had the best time just hanging out with them. 

We met up with some other friends for dinner and spent the rest of the night putting together these adorable name badges from Schoolgirl Style. Schoolgirl Style also donated the lovely decorations and a gift card for the giveaway! 

The next morning it was time to get ready for the luncheon and meet up with over 100 other teachers!

The set up crew (minus Tiffany and Micah): Brittany, Heather, Holly (amazing host of the event), Amanda, Heidi, me, and Brittany (amazing co-host). 

After lunch, we all helped to complete this INSPIRATIONAL display by writing our names, an adjective to describe us, our favorite subject to teach, and our blog name. Then we took turns sharing in order to get to know everyone in the room. This stayed up all weekend! 

I posted about our teacher tool swap gift exchange {here}. So much FUN! 

Then we had a blogging tips and tricks session and some roundtable discussions. I loved being able to learn from some of the best teachers in the country. I should definitely qualify for some PD points from this afternoon. :)


I loved meeting Dee Dee Wills, and she had some great blogging and teaching tips to share. 

So many wonderful sessions, it was hard to choose!!

Then it was time for the GIVEAWAYS! We had so many generous sponsors for this event. These companies definitely support teachers and the work we do everyday! This is just a sampling of the prizes. There were so many! 

 Seat Sack - They donated three different class sets of products. I so wanted to win!


And many more! You'll definitely have to check out the other posts below to see the other products and the winners! Spoiler alert: I didn't win. I'm the unluckiest person when it comes to drawings! 

But the good news was that no one left empty-handed! After all of the door prizes had been awarded, Holly announced that every attendee would receive some amazing teacher swag!

No attendee will be without a scented writing instrument or sticker thanks to WeVeel/Scentos! Their products are so much fun. Teachers and students love them!! If you've never tried these, you must! These markers are my go-to every day for anchor charts!

Creative Teaching Press donated stickers, magnets, and door prizes from their new line! Be sure to check it out!

We were able to take all of this home in this fabulous Vera Bradley market tote! I am in love with mine! It is perfect for hauling supplies to school and back, and it is SO CUTE! 

 And the biggest surprise - We all got an Erin Condren teacher planner!!!
I have always wanted one! Now I'm not sure how I lived without it. It is the most adorable way to stay organized, and I need all the help I can get. 

You can enter to win your own swag bag by entering the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this post. 
Three winners will win all of this: 

If you thought the day ended there, you would be wrong! 
Thanks to Teachers Pay Teachers and GoNoodle, the fun continued well into the night with a PJ Party! 

Have I mentioned that I love these girls??

Heidi and I were in charge of passing out GoNoodle lanyards at the door. Thank you, GoNoodle!!

Obviously we had to get down to some Koo Koo Kangaroo.

The photo booth was hoppin' all night! 

The whole PJ Party group!! What a fun night! 

It was such a wonderful weekend. I hated to see it end. I left feeling inspired and supported, and there is no better feeling. Thank you to our amazing, generous sponsors, our fabulous hostesses, and the inspiring educators who filled the room with passion for this profession. I couldn't have asked for more. 

I'm already looking forward to next year! 

Be sure to check out the other posts below and enter the giveaway!! 


  1. I am so glad we got to spend so much time together that weekend. You are the best girl! Can't wait for next year. So. Much. Fun.
    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

  2. What a blessing it is that blogging brought us together!!! I just luv ya!!! Thank you for all of your help with setting up for the meet up events! I couldn't have done it without u!!! **hugs **

  3. You are awesome! I loved getting to do so much with you! Our conversation times were great! Thanks for your friendship! I'm looking forward to seeing you again next year! You rock!
    Flipping for First

  4. I loved getting to spend time with all of you!! :)