Dare to Dream

TPT has been a wonderful adventure for me. I started about 2 1/2 years ago and I have enjoyed every minute of it. My husband and I do not have any debt (other than our house!) so we have been able to save soooo much money with the extra TPT income. This past year we took some of our savings and paid for a 2 1/2 week trip to Europe and a 2 week trip to California. They were AMAZING!  (Picture overload at the bottom!)

Here are my dreams for TPT....
1. Travel the World
I have always loved traveling. My parents were great about taking me to different countries and I hope to do the same for my family. My husband is in the military and will be deployed in October. When he returns the following October I am hoping to take him and his parents on a long vacation back to Europe to celebrate him coming home. Hopefully TPT will make this trip possible!

2. Invest in Retirement
Since my husband is in the military he is set up nicely to retire at a pretty young age. A lot of the extra income from TPT has and will continue to be invested in our retirement. We are hoping to retire young!! Then we can focus even more on dream #1! 

3. Home Projects
We moved to Georgia a little over a year ago and bought our first house. First House =  Home Projects.

4. Enjoy Life & Have Fun!
The best part about TPT is not having to worry so much about paying bills and saving money. This means it's a little easier to enjoy life and have a little fun. I, by no means, believe that money can by happiness, but it can make life a little easier to enjoy with the ones you love! 

Now for some pictures of my 2 trips I took this year thanks to TPT! 

Our Trip to California
(Los Angeles, Carmel, and San Francisco) 

17 Mile Drive in California
Las Vegas (on the way to California!)
Los Angeles, California
San Francisco, California

Cable Car in San Francisco, California

Our Trip to Europe
 (Greece, Italy, Turkey, and England)

Athens, Greece

Ephesus, Greece

Ephesus, Greece

Istanbul, Turkey

Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece

London, England


Rome, Italy

The Vatican

Santorini, Greece

London Tower Bridge

Our Plane from Rome, Italy to London

TPT Teacher Challenge {Makeover Madness} Week 1

For the #TptTeacherChallenge I chose to makeover my Rocks & Minerals Unit. It needed it desperately. Here's how it changed...

The cover changed a lot....and it needed it!!

Some of the inside pages changed to add better clip art and borders. 

Check out this blog post to see how I used this unit in my classroom. My students had so much fun learning about Rocks & Minerals. { Click Here for Blog Post! }

Check out the unit on TPT! {Click Here for TPT}

Now I'm motivated to update some more of my products!