Shop? Who me? Never!

Actually believe it or not, I have never really been much of a shopper. Now that I have children and responsibilities (apparently they need to be fed every single day and several times at that), I enjoy shopping even less! I have just never really understood the shoe obsession thing, rarely have I accompanied my girlfriends on shopping sprees and I can count on one hand the number of times I have felt the need for retail therapy. Shops, crowds, bright lights, those horrible mirrors that LIE, shop layouts that make me feel disorientated. I just never did get the whole shopping thing! Until, that is, I found TpT!

Here in Australia at the moment it is tax time. I have been putting off totally up (and sharing with my hubby) how much I have spent on teaching resources over the past year. While I may not have an amazing shoe collection, I do have a pretty awesome collection of clip art! My clothes may not be this seasons (or the last several), but I do have many resources that reflect the latest innovations in education. So when I heard that TpT was having their big Blast off Back to School Sale on August 4-5, I thought I might just hang off on tallying up last year's bill! Just a few more items won't hurt, right? But just in case my wonderful hubby is looking over my shoulder while I shop on Monday and Tuesday, I have a plan. You see, I won't really be shopping. I will actually be......

Extending our Holidays and Salvaging our Family Time!
Buying a quality activity that would take me hours to make, in my opinion, is money well spent! I don't have to tell you that working in classrooms is a physically and emotionally draining job! For me purchasing something for a few dollars to help me through a patch where I am time poor is a no-brainer! Besides, have you seen where I holidayed recently? More holidays please!

Investing in Works of Art
Over recent years, collecting art has become increasingly popular and financially rewarding. I'm pretty sure investing in clip art is the same thing :) Besides, it is pretty and it makes me happy! Here are a couple of things I have my eye on from two of my favorite artists!

Encouraging my Family Members
My lovely mum and very talented sister-in-law have begun selling on Teachers Pay Teachers. I am looking forward to supporting them! I like the look of my mum's Get to Know You Name Activities.

I'm having trouble deciding what to choose from my sister-in-law's store. I love all of her drawings! I particularly like one of her latest sets: Emergency/Rescue Vehicle Clip Art. So cute!

Supporting Friends
One of the wonderful things about beginning a life online is that I have had the opportunity to meet new friends from all over the world that I wouldn't have met otherwise! So fun to be able to support them too!

And if none of those reasons work, I will be able to throw this next one at my hubby. Okay, so it might be shopping, but I am celebrating the release of my new decor bundle that I have been working on for ages!

Shop? Who me? Never! But I may do a spot of supporting friends and family, investing in art and salvaging my precious time! 

Oh and by the way, details of Scrooge the Husband have been added for dramatic effect! He really is very generous!


  1. Loved that story!! Thanks for posting my blog grab:) So happy we found each other!! Wishing you great success with the TpT sale!
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  2. What a fun post! Thanks for the link!
    The main reason I love shopping at TpT is that I know I'm supporting teachers :)
    Hope we all have a wonderful sale, both as sellers and buyers!
    - Lucy

    1. Thanks Lucy! Yes, it is great to support other teachers! There are so many talented teachers on TpT! I am continually inspired by what other teachers are doing in their classrooms!

  3. Awesome! I cracked up over the investing in art.
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    1. Thanks for stopping by Karen! Sticking to my investing in art story :)