Monday, June 22, 2015

Dare to Dream...what TPT can do for me!

I am continuing with the TpT seller challenge this week. The challenge is titled "Dare to Dream" and I will say that we are very blessed to have discovered TpT! Robyn and I love creating our own materials in the classroom and being a member of TpT has inspired us to always think outside of the box. Not only has TpT helped us in our personal lives, but it has taken our teaching to a whole new level.

So in no particular order, because let's face it, paying off debt is a must, but so boring... here are my dreams. 

My husband and I purchased our first house, just a starter house, eight years ago. It was built in 1890, and is a cute little Victorian. Cute being the optimal word! So, we still live here, and have two kids. We are ready for an upgrade, with a big yard, so we can get chickens and a dog. Before we can think of selling, we need to update the house. This summer I am planning on getting a new floor put in on the lower level and possibly redoing the kitchen cabinets. 

When we sell this house, we will look for our forever home and hopefully be a little closer to school. We are currently commuting 40 minutes each way. Luckily, my husband teaches in the same district and we are allowed to enroll our children in the district we teach in. So everyday, the four of us journey 26 miles to school and 26 miles home. We spend a LOT of time in the car. 

I would REALLY like to go on a spring break with the family. Even a trip to Florida for a week would be FABULOUS. By April, we need a break from snow, and I'd love to be able to look forward to Disney, halfway through the school year! 

Before I can go on a vacation with the family, I need to pay off my credit card. I am working hard this summer doing curriculum work and teaching summer school, so I can start off the year without credit card debt. Let's see how that goes! :) 

So that's what I am working towards. Now that I have these dreams written down, they seem a little more attainable! 

Thanks so much to Third in Hollywood and friends for this great challenge!


  1. Best of luck to you with your home renovations! I hope you can get it updated and sell it fast! Lots of land for animals and the kids would be amazing. And I know you will be happy to have a shorter commute! I hope you can plan an awesome Spring Break trip (or even sooner!). Lots of luck to you!

    Sra. Cruz

  2. It's so interesting to read about everyone's goals! I think moving closer to school will be very important as your kids get older. I hope things go well for you!
    Not very fancy in 1st

  3. Oh, good luck with the renovations! We did some home renovations last summer, and that can DEFINITELY require some extra cash flow. I hope TPT provides more than enough for you! :) Enjoyed reading about your goals!
    The Tally Tales

  4. Good luck with the updates! We have an old house too, so I feel your pain!
    Mrs. Reed's Resource Room

  5. I share your dream(s)!! I hope this year is a year of checking things off our list!!

  6. Your goals are very similar to mine! Good luck fixing up your house! :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  7. Isn't it nice to record these dreams…? They seem more realistic now! Best of luck to you! :)

    Miss Woodward's Class


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