It's week number two of the TpT Sellers Challenge (#tptsellerchallenge) hosted by the ladies at Third in HollywoodSparkling in SecondTeach Create Motivate, and Peppy Zesty Teacherista. I have participated in several linkies in my time as a blogger, but this has been HUGE!

This weeks challenge is "Dare to Dream!", so I'm gonna dream big. Here goes:


My most immediate financial needs would be to pay off my family's bills. When we pay those off there will be so much more wiggle room in our budget, which would lead to the second bullet. 

Ford F250
A new truck...we live on a farm, and the basic pickup truck (which is what we have now) just doesn't have the "umph" needed to haul, pull, push, etc... the stuff that we have to haul, pull, & push. My poor husband's truck has over 200,000 miles on it. The AC goes in and out, the radio doesn't work anymore, the windshield is cracked, and the front passenger window doesn't go all the way down (courtesy of our daughter driving the truck up and almost on top of a fence post....huge dent in door).It's still chugging along, but...

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Scotland
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Okinawa
Germany

I would also like to travel. I grew up overseas and would love to do some international traveling. My ancestry is largely Scottish, and my husband's grandfather immigrated from Scotland. We really want to see Scotland some day. I would also like to visit Okinawa (I was born there) and Germany (I lived there off and on until I started high school). I loved living in Germany, and I would really like my family to see where I grew up.

And finally, I would like to be able to make regular donations to a couple of organizations: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. We have been so blessed to have healthy children, and these organizations are wonderful in all the good work they do.

So there you have it. Probably not the most glamorous dreams in the world, but they're mine!
Want to join in? Want to read about other bloggers? Head on over to any of the blogs linked above. Like I said, this has been huge, so settle in, get comfy, and enjoy!

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Today I'm linking up with Third in Hollywood, Sparkling in Second, Teach Create Motivate, and Peppy Zesty Teacherista for their TpT Seller Challenge. This first week's challenge was to give a product a makeover, whether it be a simple cover change or a complete product redo. I've been doing a lot of this lately, but once I get a product completely finished I usually delete the original. But, when this challenge was released I was just finishing up my Teacher Planner redo.
First things first. Here are my starting stats. I don' Twitter...I can barely keep up with the social media I have. :)



 Now for my before and after(s).


Above is my original planner, and to be honest I was sick of it by the time I was finished. I bulleted a few of the details I didn't like. So, I wanted to revamp it for this year, and once I got started I ended up making three different design versions, and I made everything editable, be it editable PDF or editable Powerpoint. I personally am a "less is more" type of person, which is my way of saying that I like as little paperwork as possible. I will probably make two binders this year. One for important teacher "stuff" that will utilize the forms in these sets organized into tabbed sections, and one for student data (which is a different product altogether...I'm still working on that one). But...there are 17 premade covers and binder labels, and an editable cover and label for personalization.


For more information, head over to my store HERE

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Many thanks to Monica over at I Heart Grade 3 for hosting this Summer Link-Up! I have been seriously slacking in the blogging department...bloggers block. I'm hoping to get back on track, and this is a huge help!!
Quirks...we all have them. I got to thinking. I'm not a perfectionist by any means. My desk is usually a mess, papers are stacked up that need to be graded, and my sink usualy has a bunch of science "stuff" in it that needs to be washed. I don't always worry about checking/answering my work e-mails in a timely fashion, and I never check my work voice mail. Am I revealing too much?

But I do have one hangup quirk. I hate "crookedy" copies. You know, the kind of copies with a crooked image. OMG!! I can't stand it. I realize that I need to save trees, so if I turn in something to be copied and it comes back not neatly centered on the page I will use it. And I will find myself apologizing to the students about their crooked paper, even though they most likely don't even notice it. My students can tell you I like paper to be "neat and tidy". This applies to stapling papers as well. Neat and tidy edges please.

Also pertaining to copies. I absolutely cringe when I go to a workshop or training and the presenter hands out papers that are copies of copies of  copies of copies that were probably originally run on one of those hand crank machines with the smelly purple ink. Really? Re-type those bad boys, save them to some sort of stick or card, and start fresh. And please...neat and tidy edges.

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P.S. I tried finding some images of those types of copies online for illustration purposes. Thankfully I couldn't find any. For more teaching quirks (or to share your own), head over to Monica's blog.
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