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Monday, April 1, 2013

Currently {April}

Yes.  I am just as baffled as you are as to how it’s already April!!! 

Time flies I tell ya.

On that note let’s get down to business:

april currently

Listening & Loving: Spring Break and HGTV is a deadly combination.  I watch an episode of Property Brothers and suddenly I’m getting in my car and heading to Home Depot!

Thinking: I have paper and a pen next to me, ready to make a Spring Break To-Do List.  Lots to get done!

Wanting:  It’s Spring Break, so I really wish it would feel like Spring out there!  
Tomorrow’s high is only 48.  Wah. Wahhhhh.  This winter needs to be over already!

Needing: The hubby and I are looking to buy a house by the end of the summer.  We’re currently in his grandmother’s home, and we need to decide whether to buy the house we’re in or a completely different one.  I go back and forth  I need a sign!

Advice: I LOVE this month’s “bonus box”, because with so many awesome bloggers linking up, there is tons of free and VALUABLE advice floating around out there right now! My advice applies more to Teachers Pay Teachers than blogging, but really it fits both.

If you are contemplating becoming a seller on TpT, or are a new seller and you want to be successful, I cannot stress QUALITY over quantity enough.  I want to make sure that I am super proud of every single product I post in my store.  I can only do that if I put my all into every single unit I make.  Sometimes that means walking away from it for hours, days, or weeks at a time. If I’m not in the mood to create a resource, I don’t.

And I ALWAYS have someone edit my work.  In my case, it’s usually my mom who is also the editor of her church newsletter.  Thanks Mom!!!*

There you have it!  Expert Advice :)

Enjoy your day everyone!


*That brings me to my second piece of advice.  Most {if not all} of my favorite bloggers and sellers on TpT have someone, or multiple someones, that edit their products before they post them.  That being said, some mistakes still make their way to the final copy.  If you find an error in a product that you purchase, the seller will happily fix it for you.  Just make sure you ask NICELY and understand that mistakes do happen.  Even to the best of us.


  1. I have never had someone edit my products. Not a smart move. My newspaper editor dad just earned himself a new side job - LOL!

  2. I love your advice :) Good luck on the decision about the house. I hope you get your "sign" soon!

    Fun in Room 4B

  3. I love HGTV!!! :-) Great advice- I do that all the time. I'm currently working on a comprehension unit that I've put aside for a week and a half and just started back up with it today!

    Smiles from 2nd Grade

  4. Thanks for the advice - I can't believe how many errors I can miss after looking at my own work for so long - I definitely know how my students feel.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  5. Would a for-sale sign be a good sign? Just kidding. I hope you guys have an easier time making a decision! Good advice about finding an editor.

    Everyone deServes to Learn

  6. Thank you for the great advice. I hope you are enjoying your Spring Break.


    Ms. Richards's Musings

  7. We LOVE your advice!! That is definitely a motto we carry with us!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  8. Best of luck deciding about the house. Location, location, location!
    Happy spring break!
    My Second Sense

  9. I agree with your advice. I am not a TPT seller but I have always created things for my classroom. (Now, I am actually annoyed when I can't find something on TPT and have to create it myself!) :) My team teacher (across the hall) is always proofreading for me and I do the same for her. We are still confounded when we find errors in the morning message/newsletter/etc... Happy Spring Break!

  10. I LOVE that you mom is your editor . . . my mom is mine too! She catches the littlest of things and it gives me an excuse to hang out with her (not that we EVER really need one)! Great advice BTW . . . hugs to you and thanks for the visit :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  11. Love that you are wanting warm weather, too. Had to wear winter coats again today and I'm ready for spring weather! Just found your darling blog!

  12. Love that your mom edits your work! We are also DESPERATE for some nice weather here in Kansas! We are supposed to have some halfway decent weather this weekend, but then back to cold after that. is April already, where is the Spring weather!
    Katie & Lisen :)
    Second Grade Smartypants


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