So Flo Blogger Meet-Up Reveal and GiVeAwAy

WOWZA, WOWZA!  I'm so super excited to have been able to co-host the FIRST ever South Florida Blogger Meet-Up that took place a week ago!  I was really nervous and yet I still can't believe that I was able to be a part of such an event with some FAB ladies!  I couldn't have done it without the help, support, and guidance from Janine from Faithful in First and Cristy from Your Thrifty Co-Teacher! These ladies are so super sweet and generous!  What a trio, I think I will call us "The Three Amigas!"  :)

First, we decided to have lunch.  The weather was perfect, traffic was great, and well, it was just a happy day!  Now, keep in mind, I was going to meet these beautiful ladies that I only met online.  My children made fun of me and said "Mom, remember Stranger Danger!" Janine, Cristy, and I collaborated for weeks via social media and through text with constant updates and squeezing this great event during our last few weeks of the school year.  Yes, that hectic schedule and our meet-up was at the same time.  Talk about multi-tasking, but we did it!

I really can't thank enough Janine and Cristy!  I don't want to sound redundant, but they really are some unique individuals.  We got there early so we can meet up and talk.  Boy, did we talk!  This was a great little moment that "The Three Amigas" shared as we discussed our blogging life, teacher life, and of course mommy and wife life.  I admire their true dedication for the education profession and love their admiration as loving wives and devoted mothers! Shout-out to Janine and Cristy!  Love you gals!

The purpose of our meet-up was of course to meet new friends and provide support.  Additionally, we wanted to provide this opportunity for some local teachers to get together and relax.  We read all about these the bomb dot com meet-ups, but many of them are so far away; subsequently, that was one of the main reasons for our local gathering. Some of us have started blogging and some of us are going to start and have become inspired to blog.  Many people asked if they could attend even though they weren't bloggers.  Of course, the answer is yes!  Personally speaking, I love to help and guide others.  When I see others succeed, I get super happy to see their accomplishment(s).  And I'm happy to say that all of my new friends are going into the blogging world!  Yippeeeeeeee!!

At this time, I would like to thank our sponsors!  We couldn't have done all this without their support! This post is dedicated to all of them!  Check out the details!

This was the before our meet-up- printing, cutting, and finalizing the last few goodies!
Here we are some new friends with our #soflobloggerssummergroove image!  :)  Of course, we had to include the shades, it's So Flo after all! 

From the left side- Iris, Bridget from Little Lovely Leaders, Keila, Ali, and Elizabeth (me).  
From the right side- Jessica, Jennifer from Buzzin Bees of Learning, Ashley, Christena from Christena's Primary Passionand Janine from Faithful in First.  

Love to be silly!

Got to have close-ups! 

Proud to be a So Flo teacher! 

We had the chance to write a little love note to a new friend.  We wrote the note on a beach ball.  
That little box with the sun contained some other great goodies.  Continue reading.....

And here we are with our THANK YOU SPONSORS sign!  

Kindergarten Smorgasboard donated the awesomely cool swag bags, pens, and lanyards, Class Dojo and More Time to Teach donated the cute little Class Dojo bags, Go Noodle donated super cute stickers, Little Lovely Leaders donated the very cool and organized notepads, Janine's Jamberry Nails donated adorable nail art because you know we need our nails to be swagging too :), Sheila Jane Teaching donated inspirational messages, and Soy Candles donated sweet smelling candles.   

Gift Certificates from our awesome friends who LOVE to support us!  Yup, EVERYONE of our new friends walked away with an extra goody!  So, we each received a Kindergarten Smorgasboard
Swag bag filled with goodies and extra gift certificates.  
Happy Shopping Friends! :) 

Pictured below from the left is Iris (future blogger), Bridget from Little Lovely Leaders who donated the very cool and organized notepads!  She's super sweet and so creative!  We have lots in common.  I even bought her NEW Teacher's Life Planner, click here to visit her store.  Stay tuned for that post! Next to Bridget is Keila (future blogger), Ali (future blogger), and me.  

Pictured below from the left is my awesome co-host Janine from Faithful in First, Christena from Christena's Primary Passion, Ashley, Jennifer from Buzzin Bees of Learning who donated a gift bag filled with Scentos and other stationary goodies, and she also donated a gift certificate to TpT, and Jessica who won a gift certificate to her own blog design by L. Paull Designs.  

Here is Cristy from Your Thrifty Co-Teacher.  She had to leave early for some Mommy duties.  My little coconut forget to take a group pic with her and I felt sooooooo bad!  I told her to send a selfie and to please forgive me!  She's so sweet!  

Showing off our new Teacher Swag!  You go girls! 

And yes, that awesome man was our photographer!  He was such a trooper.  He was with us for the entire lunch and helped take all the pics.  Thank you to Jessica for bringing him!  

Here is a little Thank You card I made for all of us.  We put these inside the goody bags! 

I had to give a little something to my awesome partners, Janine and Cristy!  I'm so thankful for their dedication and help that I bought each of them a simple little notepad with a magnetic picture frame.  I printed a little Thank You Friend love note and just placed it inside a cute gift bag with tissue paper.  

And now for the GIVEAWAY!  YIPPPPPPEEEEEE!!!  First Grade Stripes, Faithful in First and Your Thrifty Co-Teacher are giving away 3 goody bags filled with these goodies to 3 lucky winners. We are also giving away 3 different gift certificates.    

 Just enter the rafflecopter by following our blogs and Instagrams.  
Contest ends on 6/14/15 at midnight (eastern time).  
Winners will be announced on 6/15/15.
Good-luck! And please join us next time, this is only the beginning.... :) 

Goodies include Kindergarten Smorgasboard bag, pen, and lanyard, Class Dojo bag, 
Go Noodle stickers, Janine's Jamberry NailsSheila Jane Teaching inspirational messages, Soy Candles, sunglasses, and a beach ball.  These will help start your summer! :) 

And to help start off your school year- Winner 1 will receive a gift certificate to ONE FREE product valued up to $10.00 from First Grade Stripes TpT Store; Winner 2 will receive ONE FREE product valued up to $10.00 from Faithful in First TpT Store, and Winner 3 will receive ONE FREE product valued up to $10.00 from Your Thrifty Co-Teacher TpT Store.  
Each winner may select their ONE FREE product of choice.  

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