Viva Las Vegas Linky



Welcome to Sweet Integrations! Thank you to Jessica Lemons and the the Elementary Entourage blogger group for hosting this linky.

When I was leaving Austin to attend the Teachers Pay Teachers Conference, my husband dropped me off at the airport and gave me these words of wisdom, "Remember, the Hangover was a movie." In fact, I was having second thoughts. This was my first time to go to Las Vegas and my roommate had to back out because a sudden death in her family.

Remembering Jen Bengal's experience at the airport, I looked around for other people with teacher-like descriptions. Little did I know, I would be sitting on the plane next to four other Austin area TPT sellers. Then, I knew I would have no problem in making connections and establishing friendships at the conference.


Meeting My Blogger Friends
I'm a member of Upper Grade Memoirs blogging group. I had only met one member of our group before the conference. (Jennifer Smith Sloane) I have to say, these ladies are amazing. We visited like we had known each other for years. I also met up with My Reading Crew friends. I can't wait until our next link-up. It's going be fantastic.

Upper Grade Memoirs; TPTVegas15


Reading Crew Blogger Friends

I hope to write a personal message to  each person on these business cards. 


Prize Winner
Can't believe I won in two separate raffles. Thank you to Ashlyn from the Creative Classroom for a $25 gift certificate to spend in your store and thank you to TPT for the Skinit for my computer. And, I won $98 at the slot machines. My friend Jennifer Reynolds won over $400.


My Take-Aways From the Conference
- Improve content on my blog
- Work on my brand
- Stay connected with sellers I met
- And, I had lunch with Rachel Lynette, listened to her wonderful keynote and attended her very informative session! I love her!


Now, I've got to get to work!


Make your way back to connect with other bloggers in the Linky.


7 comments

  1. Great post, Sandy! It was so nice meeting you :)
    Julie
    The Techie Teacher

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  2. It sounds like you had a great time in Vegas. The conference was full of great ideas and information. I wish I had your luck!

    Shelly
    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

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  3. It was nice to meet you! We need a huge Texas blogger meet up soon!
    Teaching, Love, Cupcakes

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  4. It was very fun to meet you and visit at the Flamingle event!
    I hope to see you next year!
    xo Pam
    Hedgehog Reader

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  5. What a LUCKY LADY! WOWZA! I won $27 and thought that was great! HAHAHA Here's to more fun next year! Wendy 1stgradefireworks 1stgradefireworks

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  6. Congratulations on winning the raffles!!! Lucky you!!!

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  7. Their manager rocks! Thanks to the great team at venues in San Francisco, I'm so happy I choose this venue for my event! I had a great time here and think the atmosphere is as good as it gets. I will be astonished if I ever find a negative review on these guys.

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