Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a blogger meet-up in French Lick, IN. That name kills me. Anyway, I was a little apprehensive at first about going but I am so glad I chose to attend. It was a complete blast & I absolutely adored every person I met.
This is Holly from Ehle Kindergarten Connections who was in charge of this fabulous get together. I absolutely adore her! She did an exceptional job pulling this all together & I can't wait to make this an annual meet-up.
Schoolgirl Style provided the decor for the center pieces for each table. Holy cuteness, right?
I was completely shocked that each of us received a Vera Bradley bag! I wanted one of each! I can't believe how generous all of these companies were to all of us.
You probably already know how obsessed I am with Scentos. My students are obsessed as well. I am absolutely not sharing these new ones with them! I have them at my guided reading table right in the center just so I can stare at them. I can't wait till I can get my hands on more!
The pen above....oh my word...in love! I was making to do list on our 4 hour drive home using each color & then I would make the hubs sniff every scent. He is not that into Scentos but I am working on him still....lol.
We also received a $10 off gift card from Erin Condren.
I can't wait to order something I don't even need. I definitely think I need another notebook. I just can't have enough of Erin's high quality products.
Holly was nice enough to package up all of these Jamberry Nail samples. These are the best invention ever!
There was also raffles for many great prizes including a SDE conference giveaway, Crayola products, Boogie Boards, and a Hue Document Camera.
I won classroom accessories from Creative Teaching Press. I can't believe how cute everything is! I am looking forward to hanging this in my classroom.
We also were able to bring in a favorite tool. Here are some of my favorite tools.....
There was so many tools that I need to have but these two were a must. The magnets are from Lowe's I believe and are super heavy duty. The neon window markers are genius! You know how much I love neon!
Not only did I meet some fabulous new friends I also learned a few things. Bonus!
1) I met the fabulous Dana from Common to the Core:
She shared some really good ideas. I already use the app -A Beautiful Mess- on my phone. This is my go to app for photo editing on my iphone. She also shared some tips and tricks from -PicMonkey. I can't believe I wasn't already signed up! After playing around with it I immediately signed up.
I LOVE IT! Finally, she shared the app BlogTouch.
Blogging from my phone???? Say what!?!?
2) Greg from Kindergarten Smorgasboard also shared some wonderful tips. My favorite was an app called Phonto. Amazing!
3) Tip 3 is the amazing teachers from all over the US. I was shocked to find out that many flew & drive hundreds of miles to be there. We met to collaborate and share ideas on our own dime. This makes all of us highly effective in my book!
Don't be jealous of all the fab things we received. You have a chance to win your own!!!!! Can I enter? Keep hopping to enter to win the following. Good luck!
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