Throwback Thursday: VEGAS Baby!

Hey y'all! Is it Thursday again? Sloooooow. Down. Summer! 

Thursday means another time for you to share one of your absolute favorite posts from the pasts. It's a great way to revisit and share some of your brightest ideas with the blogging community. 

Today on my Throwback Thursday post, I will not be sharing anything educational. Sorry! :/ I am taking you back to my very first blogger meet-up in VEGAS (baby!!!)! This exact trip/blogger meet up/I Teach 1st Conference/TPT Conference is coming up in a little over a week, and this girl is straight up giddy! Eeeek! Can't wait to see some of my blogging besties and make tons of new teacher friends. 

If you are going to Vegas…holla at cha' girl!!! (Below in the comments so I can be on the look-out for you!) ;) 

If you want to attend the MEGA Blogger Meet-up, visit the Facebook page by clicking the picture below. I'd love to meet you! 

Until then my Vegas friends, here is my Throwback Thursday post! Link up below. :)


I am still recovering from Vegas. This trip wore me slap out, but was seriously one of my best vacations to date! Here are a few (or twenty) pictures to show what happens when bloggers take Vegas by storm! :)
On Sunday, I flew out of Atlanta with my sweet friend, Anna Brantley! We literally talked and laughed…really loud…during the entire 3 1/2 hour flight! Yes, we were “those” people, but we didn’t mind!
When we arrived in Vegas, we couldn’t get to baggage claim fast enough to welcome Rachelle from What the Teacher Wants! Anna made the most adorable welcome sign! Yes, those are flashing lights! Did you expect anything less?
Sign Final Slide4
How cute are these girls?!?
Once we arrived and met up with our other blogging buddies, the fun never stopped…ever!!! Which is why I am still recovering with a 4 hour nap each day! How could you not have fun with this group of ladies?!?
Group Dinner
Kim and Megan (KinderGals), Melissa (Lesson Plan SoS), Michelle (Fabulous in First), Rachelle (What the Teacher Wants), Anna (Crazy for First Grade), Me, Cheryl (Primary Graffiti), Deedee (Mrs. Wills Kindergarten), Shari (Shari Sloane from, Deanna (Mrs. Jump's Class), and Kathleen (Growing Kinders). 
We relaxed poolside at our cabana!
Ate WAY too much food!
And were BIG winners in the casino!
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And to top it all off, we were able to meet up with 100+ of our bloggy friends! Many would say that they couldn’t handle Vegas, but I say Vegas couldn’t handle us!
Melissa and I enjoyed greeting all of the sweet teacher bloggers! We didn’t scare any of them away…I promise!
Meet Up 3
The Hosts of the Event
Meet Up Girls
We met so many inspiring teachers!
Meet Up 2
Our new friends, StephanieKelley, and Susan! They were insanely cute, and I so wish we had more time to spend chatting it up! I know we could have gone on for hours!
Blog Meet Up
Booooyah! (That’s for you, Kim!) Love these ladies!
This was definitely a trip that I will never forget! Can’t wait until we meet again! Until next time…



  1. GOING!!!!! Can't wait!!!! Cute post! (and I thought the first one was last year!)

  2. I'm SO excited about Vegas this year!! It's my first time and I'll be going to I Teach K!, Blogger Meet-up, and TpT Conference!! Hope to meet you there! :)

    ✿ Regina
    Keepin It Krazy

  3. Loved this post . . . counting the hours! See you in Sin City :)

  4. I will be there! I only have a 15 minute drive :) I will say hi!
    from Well, Michelle?

  5. Looking forward to the TpT conference, but have to agree about wanting summer to slow down :)

  6. I wish I was going to the conference in Vegas! Have fun!
    Miss King's Enchanted Kingdom

  7. BAH! I can't wait to see you!!! I did my Throwback about Vegas too because I am so FREAKING excited!!

  8. Hello Hope! I've been sharing your blog and ideas with my daughter that just got a job teaching 2nd grade. I also just hung up your darling reading strategies in my classroom today :) thank you! Kelly and I from madefor1stgrade our going to Vegas and looking forward to meeting you. We are presenting and scared to death! But, truly looking forward to meeting all the wonderful bloggers like yourself. Thanks for sharing the pics and getting us excited! PS: my daughter has the same cute striped dress you wore in Vegas so guess it was meant to be to find your blog and ideas for her 2nd grade classroom :) See you soon!
    Diane from madefor1stgrade

  9. I agree summer is going way too fast!!! I can't wait to see all of you in Vegas in just a few short days!!! I know the next week will fly by!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

  10. Hi Hope!

    I was wondering if you would need any {door prizes} for your conference in Vegas??? Being a teacher myself, I always enjoyed the sessions where the presenter gave away freebies. If so, I'd be glad to donate some free teacher art prints from my etsy shop. Last year I participated in your blog hop & it REALLY helped my etsy sales...just want to "pay it forward" & return the well as say "Thanks" for including me last year. If you're interested, you can convo me on etsy or visit my blog (

    Here are some examples:

    Rachel Thompson
    Married in May Designs

  11. I'll be there!! SO E-X-C-I-T-E-D!!! I will be sure to keep a look-out for "The King" (you & any Elvis sightings) at the teacher-blogger meet-up event!

  12. Going too! Just did a last minute sign-up and only live 2 hours away. I don't know anyone but am so excited.