The Real Housewives of TpT Vegas Meet-Up

Last week at the Teachers Pay Teachers conference, I cohosted a Real Housewives of TpT Vegas Meet-Up with my blogging buddies Elissa and Sara. When we were originally planning this meet-up we envisioned having lunch with maybe ten to fifteen other women. Little did we know that this would turn out to be something so much bigger; we had 71 people attend our event. Our goal in holding this event was to create a community for women that are no longer in the classroom and that now juggle their time being a mom and doing TpT Full-Time.
Elissa and I had previously read Moms Mean Business by Lara Galloway. This book was instrumental in helping me better juggle motherhood and being a TpT entrepreneur. This can be so challenging and we really wanted to be able to provide everyone with this resource to help them on their journey. Lara was such a pleasure to work with and she even offered us the opportunity to skype live with everyone during the meet-up. I cannot begin to tell you how many people came up to us after the event so grateful for this opportunity. This quickly become the highlight of our meet-up. If you would like to purchase Lara’s book you can click {here}. We will be hosting a podcast book study with this book in the upcoming months. Lara also has several free podcasts on iTunes and Snitcher. Search for Lara Galloway or look at Mom Biz Coach.
We had some great donations and giveaways that helped to make this event such a success and I wanted to give everyone a quick shout out for their generosity.
Here is a picture of our giveaway table and swag bag table.

A Plus Images creates teacher shirts at a fantastic price. They are beyond supportive of the teaching community and I cannot recommend them enough when you are in need of a shirt for yourself or your classroom. Doug donated shirts for every single person that attended the event. In addition to that he also provided several giveaways. One lucky lady walked away with a set of classroom faces t-shirts valued at $200. To check out A Plus Images, you can click {here}.
Tailwind was a HUGE sponsor for this event. They gave us over $10,000 worth of prizes. If you are not using Tailwind yet, you need to check it out. This is a great tool for scheduling your pins on Pinterest. With the included analytics, you can target prime times when your followers are on Pinterest and schedule your pins days, weeks, or months in advance. Click {here} to sign up for Tailwind today.
 You cannot have a meet-up for Full-Time TpTers without some AMAZING clipart, right?! Some of my absolute favorite clipartists were so generous for this event. So many women walked away with some great clipart, which is perfect timing since the back to school rush is about to start. A HUGE thank you to Whimsy Clips, Graphics from the Pond, Melonheadz, Educlips, and Teaching in the Tongass.

Yellow Bee Boutique donated their adorable pencil teacher nameplate for one lucky winner.

Apple of their Eye donated a couple of their adorable coffee mugs. I have been following these girls for months, patiently waiting for their Etsy store to launch. They are finally in business and that means you can finally have all of their adorable mugs. They made a Real Housewives of TpT mug just for the event. You can now purchase that mug {here}.

My friend, Amanda Vargas, sells Rodan and Fields. She got me hooked on their products several months back and now I am a loyal customer. She donated a ton of mini facials to accompany the giveaway bags and one lucky person got several of their most popular products for a giveaway. If you want to check out their products go to Amanda's website by clicking {here}.
Becky Higgins and the Project Life Team donated some of their products to one lucky winner. This person will be all ready to start their online scrapbooking journey.
Martha Moore donated adorable little Jamberry baggies for EVERY attendee. This was quite the feat, since we had 70+ people RSVP. You can check out her store by clicking {here}.
Melissa Chase also donated Jamberry items for the giveaway. You can find her store by clicking {here}.
Miss Squirrel's Shop donated several of her adorable coffee cozies that accompanied all of the giveaway bags. How cute are these?!
We have a few extra Real Housewives of TpT shirts leftover from the event and thought that maybe YOU would like to have one in your hands. Elissa, Sara, and I will each be giving one shirt away to a lucky winner. To enter for your chance to win this shirt complete the Rafflecopter below.   
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  1. This looked so fun!! I hope you have it again next year so I can attend! :-)

  2. Love this!! I cannot wait to meet you all next year! Such FUN!!!

  3. You ladies are amazing! What an incredible experience! Please do this next year!!! I would love to meet you all!

  4. This looks so fun! Wish I could have been there. I hope to be there if you do it again! I just got the Moms Mean Business book on Audible... Can't wait to listen to it at the gym! :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. I am a real housewife of TpT because I stay home with my son while I've built my store! :) I am so grateful for this opportunity to still use my teaching skills from home.

  5. Thanks for the opportunity. I'm a Real Housewife of TpT because I work on growing my TpT store while I stay at home taking care of myself, my family and our house. Though I love being a teacher, I love being a wife to my husband and being a mom to my daughter more. :)

  6. This past year, I taught part-time at school and spent my time at home creating classroom materials for TpT, playing with my adopted dog and cat, and planning adventures with my hubby. I am so grateful!

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  8. You ladies did such a great job putting this all together! I wish I could have been there. I hope to meet the three of you at next year's meet-up. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of those awesome shirts...I'm a Real Housewife of TPT because I stay at home with my sweet baby boy while building my store. I am so thankful I'm able to be home and stay connected to teaching at the same time.
    Antoinette :)
    Shoelaces and Sugar Cookies

  9. I'm a newbie to the group and couldn't be more excited to be a part of such an awesome collaborative network! I look forward to next year's meet-up!
    -Liz Pledger