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.


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

  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!

    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

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

  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

  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

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

  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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