DFW Blogger Meet-Up

Elissa from Mrs. Jones Creation Station and I hosted a DFW Blogger Mini Meet-Up this past Saturday at Cantina Laredo in Grapevine. When we were throwing out ideas on doing something like this, we never imagined having such a great group of women get together. This night completely exceeded our expectations. We had such a great time and it is such a wonderful thing to network and connect with other like minded individuals in the community.

 It was important to us to have a few giveaways for the attendees and, of course, a cute little swag bag. Thankfully, we have some incredibly generous people that were more than willing to donate products for this event.

Sarah at Educlips was oh so generous when she gave us a $50.00 (!!!) gift certificate for one lucky winner. The winner screamed with excitement when she saw what her awesome prize was. A lot of great clipart will be purchased with that. If you have never visited Educlips, then I suggest you do so soon. It is a perfect time of year to stock up on some good clipart so you can prepare for the back to school rush. Her clipart is precious and she is so thoughtful in everything that she creates. I personally own a ton of her sets and you should too! Sarah has a FREEBIE FRIDAY every single week. You can find this on her website or her Facebook.

Mel at Graphics from the Pond donated a clipart set to EVERY SINGLE attendee. How cool is that?! Everyone was so excited when they peeked inside their swag bag to find this little gem. It was a nice surprise to those that did not win one of the giveaway items, to still walk away with an awesome prize. Now all of the attendees can find something that they can use while creating products over the summer. Mel is so generous with her products. She has a graphic club called Clipart Addicts. You join for free and simply add the button to your blog. After doing this, you will be gifted amazing clipart for FREE. You should head over to her blog now and join. You get some AMAZING clipart sets for free. You have nothing to lose.

Charity at Teaching Blog Traffic School donated a year membership to to her fabulous website for one lucky winner. This will be such a valuable tool to help further her blogging journey. It is great because whether you are new to blogging or have a few years under your belt, there is still something to be learned. I am personally a member and think it is a great and valuable tool. If you have been thinking about joining, I recommend that you give it a try for a year. You can purchase a membership by clicking {here}.

Amy at Little Knits Studio was so nice when she donated this adorable pencil scarf. I swear, over half of the table oohed and awed when this was pulled out of the bag. (We may even have to purchase one for the Vegas meet-up in July). She has a HUGE selection of adorable knitted scarves and hats in her store. You should head over to her Etsy store now to snag a few things.

Kristen at Yellow Bee Boutique by bourdiers donated this adorable pencil nameplate for one lucky teacher to hang in her room. The winner was so excited and could not wait to get her hands on her very own personalized pencil sign. You should head over to her Etsy store and grab one of these adorable signs for your classroom next school year.

J Raes has the absolute best cookie in the DFW metroplex. I do not know what it is about them, but they are divine...and addicting. If I am ever in a three mile radius of West 7th Street, I somehow end up at their store (you cannot miss it with the huge cupcake on the building). I contacted the owner a few weeks ago and she was MORE than willing to donate these cookies for all of the attendees. I was so overwhelmed by her generosity and so were all of the sweet ladies at the meet-up. They could not wait to enjoy their cookie at the end of the night.

Now onto the social part of the meet-up. Texas has some awesome TpTers and teacher bloggers, yall! I was already following many of the women that attended on social media, so it made it a lot of fun to actually meet them in real life as opposed to just seeing snap shots of their life and classroom on Instagram and Facebook.

I find it so much fun and interesting hearing everyone's story and how they each got started blogging and TpTing. We had all kind of people in attendance. There were some ladies that were retired, some that are work at home moms, and many that are in the classroom teaching. Since we all are at such different stages in life and in TpT, there was so much to be learned from everyone. It was really nice to bounce ideas around and learn some tips and tricks of the trade from one another.

Here are some of the pictures from the night.

Now that we have this event complete, we are onto planning for our BIG Full-Time on TpT Vegas Meet-Up on July 8th. You can still RSVP for this event up until Friday, June 12th by clicking {here}. If you do not have Facebook, please send me an email and I will add you to the list. We have some amazing donations and giveaways lined up. If you are interested in donating something for this event, please contact me.


  1. I'm so sad I didn't make it to this!! Maybe next time! I'm in San Antonio and would do the drive. Thanks for posting the update! Looks like you guys had a great time!

  2. Thank you so much for your very kind words Jennifer and for letting me be a a small part of your catch up. It looks like so much fun!

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