TPT Seller Challenge: Follower Frenzy

I can't believe that this is the last week of the TPT Seller Challenge!  I have had so much fun participating in this challenge and love how it pushed me to improve in terms of my TPT business.  I have really enjoyed reading others challenge posts and seeing ALL the hard work that everyone who has participated has put in.  WOW!  

For this final challenge we have been asked to think about how this challenge has helped us to better our business and make new friendships along the way and for me I definitely think it has helped me improve in both arenas.  

First off I want to give a shout out to the lovely ladies who organized this entire TPT Seller Challenge!  Thank you so much for not only making this challenge fun but also meaningful.  I have enjoyed participating and can't believe how motivated it got me!  I have loved following you all on this adventure.  So a BIG thank you to....


Amber from Peppy Zesty Teacherista
Jen from Sparkling in Second
Emily from Third in Hollywood
Ashley from Teach Create Motivate

Secondly, I want to thank ANYONE and EVERYONE who has started following Lattes and Lunchrooms in some way!  I truly am so happy to see new followers and hope you all are enjoying following along.  The TPT Seller Challenge pushed me to start an Instagram and just in these last 4 weeks I have gained 104 followers!  Ahhhhh!  This is unreal to me!  I know I have a long way to go in terms of  being part of the "big leagues" but I am very motivated to continue to interact and connect with both old and new followers.   One of the biggest things about this challenge is that it pushed me to go out and interact more on the various social media platforms.  So this was awesome!

And lastly I want to give a shout out to a few new and old blogger buddies that I have been able to interact with in the last few weeks.  Now, I can't say for sure that the TPT Seller Challenge brought these ladies into my radar, but what I do know is that my interaction on social media may have had some impact on people following me, me following them and thus sparking follower frenzy! :)

Do you know Laura from Luv My Kinders?  If you don't, you should because she is the sweetest person EVER!  Laura is not a new blogging buddy of mine, but I have to thank her because I don't think she realizes how happy her comments, likes and messages make me.  She has commented on blog posts from when I first started this little blog, purchased and used products from my TPT store and provided great feedback, and continues to follow me on other social media platforms!  She just recently became a follower of mine on Instagram and I always smile when I see a like or comment from her.  I so wish I was in Vegas so that I could meet her in person.  Thank you Laura for pushing me forward and being so kind!

And as I was pushing myself to be more involved on social media platforms I came across these lovely ladies!  We have started talking through e-mails and I hope our friendships continue and I wish them all great success on their journeys.

I was lucky enough to meet Kristen from Design Infusions after browsing more in the seller's forums and coming across the chance to win a custom blog design by her!  I was picked and now have a fancy new blog and social media icons that I am proud of!  Her and I have still been in contact over the last few weeks and she is a great person to work with.  She just started her store but I'm sure it will soon fill with all kinds of awesomeness so you should probably check it out!

Then I met the lovely Ashley from 1 Step Closer Teaching!  She actually contacted me through my TPT store and we have been chatting through e-mail over the last couple of weeks!  We actually have a lot in common and both agree that we hope to see our friendship grow as we continue on our TPT/Blogging journeys.  Thank you for reaching out and saying Hello!  Her blog just got a makeover by Design Infusions too!  Check it out here!

And after my blog re-design I hosted a giveaway and promoted it on all my social media platforms.  I was so excited because I ACTUALLY had entries, one of which was Sasha from Sasha's Creations & Things!  Sasha won the giveaway and has been just the sweetest.  She even knew I was having a little baby girl and offered to make a sweet bow for her!  I can't wait to see it and show all of you.  Thanks Sasha for being so nice.  I look forward to connecting with you more. 

Well, I truly have found some wonderful new blogs to follow, gained many new followers and enjoyed making new friends all thanks to the TPT Seller Challenge.  I am excited to continue building my business and I look forward to making friends with many more along the way.


  1. Kelly,
    I am so glad that I linked in after you!! Your blog, title and theme is super adorable. I think your store is so stinking cute and has tons of great products!! I am so glad that you made some fabulous friends along the way. Best of luck to you!!

    Lila McCreight

    1. Thank you Lila for taking the time to check out my blog and store! You are so sweet!

  2. I love your blog! The support and love you show to the bloggers above is inspirational! THANKS!

  3. Thanks Betty! I am inspired by so many teacher bloggers everyday and it makes me happy to think that maybe I'm inspiring others too. Thank you so much!

  4. I hope another challenge comes up soon! I really enjoyed this one!
    Flipping into First

  5. You are just the sweetest! I just came in from dinner and decided to unwind reading a few blogs and your's was the first I clicked on. You totally made my night! Hopefully we will get to meet IRL when you come back to the states. So glad to call you my friend!

    Luv My Kinders

    1. Hi Laura! Hope you are having fun in Vegas! Glad that you saw my post.:) You really do make my day and motivate me to keep going just with your kind comments. Thank you again. Talk to you soon,

  6. Thank you for the shout out. I love your blog & work. You have become my inspiration. I finished your bow & will mail it Monday.

  7. Loved reading your post! 100 followers since starting your Instagram is amazing! Instagram is my favorite social media, but I'm starting to love reading all these blog posts. I look forward to following your blog!


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