Dare to Dream!

It's week TWO of the #tptsellerchallenge and I just love thinking about Teachers Pay Teachers and how much it has already done for my family. I am truly so thankful for this little journey. It's been such a blessing financially and also a TON of fun!

When I was in high school I was on the yearbook staff, and I loved every minute of creating spreads for the yearbook. It was then that I really remember finding out my love for creating. However, teaching was (and still is) my one true love, so of course I went to school and majored in education. With TPT, I get to combine both of my passions. To create AND teach. It's the best of both worlds!!!

My dreams focus on 3 F's!

Family- My whole world. The number one priority in my life is my family! As much as I love teaching and creating, my family always comes first. I have two littles- Camden and Cora, and childcare is NOT cheap y'all! Sometimes I feel like I'm working just to pay for daycare, so the extra income from TPT each month has really helped our family pay our bills each month.

Fun- As thankful as I am that TPT has helped with some of our bills, I would LOVE if we could use it for more fun purchases! In September we are heading to Daytona to go to the beach! While we are there, we are going to take our kids to Disney for the first time! I would love to be able to continue taking them on trips and giving them fun life experiences without breaking the bank. My husband is also in eduation, so our paychecks aren't super huge!

LOVE going on family date nights! 

Fashion- I'm not going to lie, I LOVE to shop! But, with our childcare costs I don't get to shop as much as I would like. So, Teachers Pay Teacher has been a nice extra income that I get to use for me and not feel guilty about spending money.

I treated myself to this pretty Kate Spade bag this year and I've got my eye on a new bag for my 30th birthday! I've already started saving! 

I'm excited to read about YOUR dreams! Make sure to link up with Teach Create Motivate, Peppy Zesty Teacherista, Sparkling in Second, and Third in Hollywood!


  1. I love that you are making it a priority to both take care of life's obligations, but also have fun with your TPT money. I try to treat myself every once and awhile, too! Right now, my overall focus is paying off debt... but it also feels nice to have a little something new every so often! :)


    Adventures of a Schoolmarm

  2. I love those three Fs! While there are definitely other expenses to take care of, I love how TPT allows me to buy a fabulous outfit now and then :)

    Paiges of Learning

  3. Oh, good for you for spending some of your TPT money on yourself! It's hard to splurge on a teacher's salary, especially with little ones at home. I'm glad TPT has provided that option for you. :) I love your blog; so glad I stopped by today. Good luck with all of your goals!

    The Tally Tales

  4. Hi!
    OMG! I was on the yearbook staff in high school and I loved adding scrapbook frames to my spreads! That's when I realized I was pretty creative. Enough about me :) The photos of your kids are so cute. Cora looks just like you. And you truly have great style. I keep telling you that. And I'll keep telling you as long as your posting cute outfit pictures :)

    Made with Love

  5. Girl- your stuff is always just so stinking cute! I love it! I want to get to the point where more of my TpT money can go to the fun category too!

  6. Great goals! I haven't started making much money from TPT yet, but it's pretty much how I feel about my blog design funds. It's great to have a little extra money so I don't feel guilty spending money on myself!

    Teaching In A Nutshell

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