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Hi All,

I just wanted to share a quick story about how I spent my first 10% of my first check (WAHOO) last month from my Teacherspayteachers store. Back when I started TpT this spring I made a promise to God that I would give Him the first 10% of whatever I made...whether it was $1.00 or $10,000. I figured anything I made would be extra blessings for my family and I wanted to find a way to thank Him.

When I received my first check in the mail last month (WAHOO...again smile ), I brought my first 10% to church. I was so excited! My husband and I began attending our new church in January, so we had not been through the holiday season there yet. What I did not realize was that our church was starting a huge raffle to raise money for their annual Christmas project. They sponsor families in our local area and provide EVERYTHING for Christmas. So, I was able to purchase a ton of raffle tickets for the 'basket bonanza.' The big drawing was after church and my family won 5 out of the 25 baskets!! We even won 4 season tickets to our local baseball team!! It was actually kind of embarrassing.

So, in the end I was able to surprise my church with a big donation, and then I was surprised by winning twice as much back in goodies from the basket bonanza!

I guess it just goes to show that the best kinds of blessings are the ones we least expect!

Wishing all my blogging friends countless surprise blessings smile Jen


  1. I just found your blog. I have bought several of your items in your TPT store and have many more in my cart right now. I love your products and can't wait to follow you on your blog. Good luck and know you will have people thinking encouraging thoughts. :)

  2. Hi! I recognize your name:) Thanks so much for the positive energy...it means sooo much to me! I am working hard on a biography unit and my goal is to have it ready in a week. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  3. MY next unit is a biography unit so hurry up!!!! :) Just kidding. Again, I love your work!!! Have a great thanksgiving.

  4. I saw you posted your unit. I put it in my cart!!!! Thanks!!!

  5. Yah! I was so excited to post it last night!! And I don't know if you have heard about 'the big sale' yet but today the news breaks that TpT is having a Cyber Monday plus Tuesday sale! You can get 28% off everything in my store:) I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!


  6. What a great story of Thanks-giving! I found you through TPT and thought stop by to say hello. I'm your newest subscriber and I can't wait to see what you have to post about literacy. I'm a reading specialist for grades 1-5. I'd love it if you stopped by my blog for a visit! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


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  7. I'm blessed to be your co-worker. :-)
    (I really can't wait to see your upcoming reading and writing units. How do you always find a way to improve your already stellar format???) Have a fantastic weekend, Jen.