Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Teacher Blogger Meet-Up

Whew!  Ya'll I am wiped out!  I just got back from the Spring Teacher Blogger Meet-Up.  Talk about INCREDIBLE!  I can't even put into words how awesome this weekend was.  We had 54 teachers and bloggers who came from all over the country to meet, on their "own dime and own time" (great quote Amanda Pauley!), simply because they are passionate about teaching and learning!  People, it doesn't get any better than this!  Trust me, I am going to be blogging about ALL of the details of our meet-up soon... but for tonight I will just leave you with some pictures and highlights!

 We started out our scheduled activities with a luncheon meet-up!
Yummy food, "teacher tool" swap game, and awesome blogging and 
TPT "Tips & Tricks" session! 

We were overwhelmed by our INCREDIBLE sponsors and their 
GENEROUS give-away gifts!  
Every attendee with home with at least this many goodies...TRUE STORY! 
Vera Bradley bags included!  Oh yah!

After the blogging sharing session, we all traveled to a variety of awesome restaurants to dine and unwind....then we met at the West Baden Hotel (all part of the French Lick Resort properties).
YES.. this is a picture of the lobby area!   The dome is AMAZING! 

We all grabbed some fun beverages and made our own teacher-blogger-chat-circle!
It was AWESOME!  We just hung out under the dome, sharing ideas, getting to know each other...and just plain having a blast! 

 Gotta' love the dome pics!

I'm still in awe of all the incredible people I met!  It's not every weekend 
that ya' make 50+ new BFFs!  #bloggingfriendsforever

Oh... there is so much more to tell!  But stay tuned!!
Not to let the cat out of the bag, but there is something EPIC brewing as a result of this meet-up! 
{And it's something epic for YOU, our followers!}

Well, it's off to bed for me... but if you're anxious to hear more about this incredible weekend,
feel free to hop on over to some of my best-ies' blogs to heat what they have to say about the weekend!

Mrs. Pauley's Kindergarten


  1. I'm so glad I was able to be there for part of the weekend! It was wonderful to meet you and so many other amazing teachers! THANK YOU for everything you did to put it all together!

    I even came home and put some tips to good use! Thanks to Mrs. Pauley, I can put my blog link in this comment! :)

    Thanks again!

    Marissa (second from the left in the swag pic)

    First Grade STARS

  2. Thank you so much for organizing the meet-up! It was so fun to meet lots of new people and see some of my favorite bloggers in person! :)

    Kristen :)

  3. It was such an incredible weekend! Thank you so much for your hard work. It was so great to meet you and all of the other amazing bloggers!
    Teaching Ever After

  4. Holly - I had such a great time this weekend and I learned a lot. Thanks for everything.

  5. This looks AMAZING, Holly! If only I had this past weekend free. I am so glad that all of your hard work planning and preparing came together for a perfect weekend!

    Next time (please tell me there will be a next time), count me in!!

    ABCs and Polkadots

  6. It has been over a week and I am still feeling inspired by this meet-up. Thank you for convincing me to come and for all of your hard work!! : ]

    Smack Dab in the Middle

  7. I am going to enroll my child in this Phoenix pre-k because my son deserves the best environment I can provide him if I am not able to be a stay-at-home mom.