Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge Weeks 1 and 2

Hello Teacher Friends!

Big things have been happening around here lately. I had a baby, y'all! She is amazing and has fit right into our little family. Dahlia is the best big sister. Needless to say, I have been spending a lot of time awake in the wee hours. After binge watching season 3 of Orange is the New Black, I began to yearn for productivity. 

Here is my little beauty: 

After some midnight contemplation, I decided to makeover my oldest products this summer. It has quickly snowballed into Makeover Mania! It has worked out nicely that week one of the TPT Seller Challenge was to makeover an old product! 
Here is the Seller Challenge for the next four weeks: 

I am linking up for weeks one and two with Sparkling in Second

Week One: 
Here is a picture that shows the transformation of my Revolutionary War Battleship game. I haven't uploaded the refreshed version yet, but I am so excited to get every Battleship game in my store made over. They were the first products that I ever did. Man, were they in need of a new look! 

Week Two:

Debt: We have some medical debt, not to mention student loans and a mortgage. I would love to get all of it paid and be free to use more of my money to work for me! Teachers Pay Teachers has given me the ability to pay of some of the medical debt already. I am so thankful that my store makes things possible for us that would otherwise be a distant dream!

Travel: Dahlia keeps telling people that we are going to Disney World. I have to clarify that we have a DREAM to go to Disney World. How awesome would it be to be able to decide that we want to go somewhere like that and just go?! Another motivator for me to travel more is that my mom is in the process of having some procedures done that could make her asthma more manageable. With the possibility of her being well enough to travel out there, I can't help but think of all the adventures that we could have together! Speaking of travel... Vegas 2016 is a huge goal of mine!!

Dream Property: We live in town (a city, really). I am a country girl at heart. My husband and family are big outdoor people. Hunting, fishing, the while nine yards. I would love to be able to purchase a larger piece of property in the country to allow us to do all of the things we like to do as a family. The long term goal would be to build my dream home on the property! They said to dream big, right?!

Giving: Being generous. Treating my teachers to a lunch, fancy coffee, or Sonic drinks. Teaching is so stressful. I can't wait to help brighten the day of the people who make my day better. This goal ties into growing my relationships with the new people in our building. Good conversation is always easier with snackies, right!?This one seems small, but I can imagine that once I realize the goal of doing small things for people that my generosity will grow bigger and BIGGER.

Teachers Pay Teachers is more than a business for me. This challenge is evidence of that. I feel inspired to make this school year THE YEAR!


  1. Congrats on your sweet new baby! I have one on his in September. Our first two goals are the same! Good luck with paying off debt and reaching your other goals. I'm your newest follower on TPT! Also your makeover product looks amazing!

  2. Congratulations, Brandi! What a blessing! I'm a country girl at heart too, from Texas. It was fun reading about your dreams! I pray that you are fruitful in the coming year!



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