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It all started with a nervous teacher (me) that was anxious and extremely excited to get this party started!  After a long day of flights, layovers, computer time, and waiting, I finally made it!

I’m not even kidding when I say that as soon as my feet touched the ground in Vegas, I was immediately GIDDY!  I felt like I was on cloud nine the entire trip!  I couldn’t stop smiling, taking pictures, and writing down ideas!  I think I said things like…”This is all too good to be true.”…”I can’t believe this is all happening, pinch me.”…”This is surreal.”…”I am soooo in my element right now.”

The friends didn’t stop there.  Two blogger meet-ups, several lunch and dinner dates, and an amazing conference later, I felt as if I had a whole community of friends who speak my language.  I laugh at this because I think that we all felt this way!  I am beyond grateful for these connections and friendships.  It has left me wanting more opportunities for meet-ups!  I have a feeling there will definitely be more in our near future!

For me, the conference was the grand finale!  This was the day that I was anxiously anticipating the most!  The day started off with a keynote from Paul Edelman, Amy Borrell, and Deanna Jump.  By the way, I got a picture with the founder of Teachers Pay Teachers, Paul Edelman…crazy, right?

It sounds silly but their words were so motivating and inspiring, they drove me to tears!  I feel so proud to work for a company that is lead by people who are good to the core.

I came across this quote on the last morning in Vegas.  I thought it was perfect for how I am feeling right now…

As I finish this post and try to wrap my head around the magnitude of this past week, I leave you with this.  I am thankful.  I am motivated.  I am inspired.  And…get ready for some amazing things to come your way from me!  I’ve got so many big plans…my head is just spinning!  My to do lists are crazy long!  It’s all wonderful and it is because of you that I was able to step out of my comfort zone, take a chance, and go to this conference.  My TpT funds paid my way and made this happen and from the bottom of my heart… THANK YOU!  You will never know how much this experience truly meant to me!

If you weren’t able to join us in Vegas this year, plan to be at the TpT Conference next year!


  1. Mrs. Johnson

    Looks like you had a FABULOUS time!! 🙂

    • Angie Olson

      Yes, it was fabulous! I am still on cloud nine and I've been home for 24 hours now! Ha! Ha! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • Angie Olson

      It was so good to officially meet you too, Shelly! I'm glad we were able to grab a quick picture too! You'll have to let me know the next time you come to Minnesota. We could do coffee and #teachertalk over a cup of coffee!

    • Angie Olson

      I feel honored that you have stopped by to read my post! Yes, the conference WAS amazing and I am already excited for next year!

  2. Marcy Bernethy

    Awww! I loved reading this! It was such a blessing to meet you sweet friend! Can't wait for our next meet up #fiji! Love you to the moon and back my friend!

    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

    • Angie Olson

      Wasn't it a great conference Suzanne?! I don't know about you but my To Do List is crazy long!

  3. C Hath

    Your post was amazing Angie!! I can't wait until the next time I get to see you, and I hope that I get to spend even more time with you!! I can't wit for the TPT conference next year, and I'm so sad I missed it this year! Thank you for your amazing tips though, and I can't wait to read your posts about all of them!! You are amazing, and I can't wait to see you soon!!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

    • Angie Olson

      Ah, aren't you just a doll face! 🙂 Yes, I loved meeting you too. I'm glad you could join us for dinner but yes, you will FOR SURE need to join us for the conference sessions next year!

  4. Jamie knefely

    Great tips!! Looks like you guys had fun! Thanks for sharing!


    • Angie Olson

      Thanks Jamie! Yes, we had a great time…more than I could have ever asked for!

  5. Heather Renz

    It was great to meet you at the TpT conference! I love seeing all of your photos. It sure was a great time huh? I cannot wait for next year. I have to agree with you about Mel D. She was a hoot and did such a fabulous job, especially for her first time presenting!! I sure have a lot of Pinterest cleaning up to do. My to do list is long too (as if it wasn't long before the conference).
    – Heather
    Mrs. Renz' Class

  6. Mel D

    It was a pleasure meeting you! I'm so glad you enjoyed my session. It's all a blur but I'm glad it was good…lol. I am your newest stalker! Peace!
    Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

  7. The Cutesy Teacher

    Thanks so much for sharing! I'm so jealous that I couldn't go this year, but love living vicariously through everybody's blog posts and Instagram pics ��I love all the photos you included, and thanks for sharing the fun tips!

  8. Meredith

    Thanks for your awesome tips. Glad you had such a great time. I'll be in Vegas this weekend….a week too late. 🙁


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