Friday, March 16, 2012

Big Changes

Hi everyone!

You may have noticed that  a few things have been changed on my blog. The most important change being my NAME!




Let me explain... I was recently contacted by someone who has asked me to change my blog name. The reason is that he owns the trademark rights to the name "Grow Up Learning". I was so disappointed by this and spent a few sleepless nights trying to come up with a new name that I would love as much as my first one.... This has been quite the learning experience for me!

Making a change like your blog name is not as easy as it seems... I had to change my blog design header, my buttons, and my URL. I am now in the process of changing ALL the copyright footers in my TPT products. Oye... this is going to take some time!

I always tell my students that they should use experiences (good or bad) as learning ones and take the time to focus on the lesson learned. What a lesson this has been for me!

Well, with all bad things come good things! (Is that the saying? It doesn't sound right!! lol)
I tried to look it up and found this as the title of a book:  
All Good Things Take Time; Bad Things Come Rushing at You Before You Have a Chance to Duck
Hahaha! It sounds like it should be the title for the story of my life!

Moving on... Here is my GOOD news for today! I decided that my new blog name deserved a celebration. I created a fun game called "Sunshine Homophones" (in honor of All Students Can Shine) and I am having a giveaway! 

Wanna know the best part?? 
EVERYBODY WINS! YIPEE!!!!


All you have to do is leave me a comment saying that your are following my blog and I will email you this game. Pretty please don't forget to leave me your email address!
You have till Sunday night to leave me your comment if you want to receive this special freebie!


Oh, one more thing! If you have my blog button on your blog, I'd love it if you could grab my new button to replace the old one. Thanks a bunch ;)

 

20 comments:

Ms. Patterson said...

I am now following your blog!

I would love for you to join be in all the fun and follow my blog too!-Ms. Patterson


pocketofkinders@gmail.com

Pocket Full of Kinders

twilliams said...

Hi! I am now following your blog!! Come on over and check out my blog!! Can't wait for the freebie!! Looks awesome!

http://williams2ndgradepigpen.blogspot.com/

e-mail--twilliams@gilmerschools.com

Thanks,
Teresa

P.S. I do have a question!! How do you make a blog button? I have no idea. If you can help, I would appreciate it so much.

Heather said...

Love the new blog name! And of course, I am still following!!

heathernnance@yahoo.com

Patti White said...
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Patti White said...

Valerie,
I love your new blog name! I am now following your blog and would love for you to visit mine @

aseriesof3rdgradeevents.blogspot.com

I would love, love, love to have your cute freebie! My email is

aseriesof3rdgradeevents at yahoo dot com

Thanks Again!
Patti :)
A Series of 3rd Grade Events

Erin Ropelato said...

I am a new follower! I can't wait to read your posts!
erinropelato (at) yahoo (dot) com

niki said...

Thanks for your great ideas. I am following as well.

worldsapart2@juno.com

Anonymous said...

I found your site through Pinterest. Thanks for sharing with us.

angelcntrll@sbcglobal.net

Jill said...

I am following your blog. Looks wonderful!

deanj3@k12tn.net

Life in Special Education said...

I am in a similar boat! I had the Dr. S theme and with all the hoopla I decided to change themes and remove all Dr. S graphics. I love your new look!
Come check out my new look!

LifeInSpecialEducation

Anonymous said...

I am still a follower!! I LOVE the new name...thanks for everything! Pam...ppoland@hacschool.org

Valerie said...

Thanks to everyone who left a comment. Check your emails for your FREEBIE!

Teresa, I left a comment on your blog. I made a tutorial for creating blog buttons. Check my posts in January ;)

Karla, I really like your new look! Too bad about the whole Dr.S thing... :(

Valerie

The Bubblegum Tree said...

I know I missed the freebie but I wanted to comment anyway! I love the new name and the design! It looks so bright and cheerful. It took me and my hubby weeks of brainstorming to come up with a name for my blog so I'm familiar with your sleepless night! I know it's been a lot of work but it looks GREAT! I'm a new follower :)
Bethany

Sharon said...

I am following your blog too! I already follow you on pinterest, but I love reading your posts too. (BTW... I love your new blog name!)

swindellsharon@lakelocal.org

Brittany Kielar said...

I'm your newest follower! I find out about your blog from Kindergarten Lifestyle by Jeannie. I'm looking forward to exploring it some more! Your unit looks great and goes along great with your new name change! Come check out my blog Sweet Seconds.

Brittany
Sweet Seconds

Erica said...

I love your new blog name! SO precious!

Erica

Sprinkles to Kindergarten

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog through pinterest, thank you for sharing. I love all the new ideas I am finding. carol_e@lakeofthewoods.org

Anonymous said...

I am a followers!! Love it :)

katiefugate13@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I m a follower.
tyresazbinden@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am following!
sdrury@dsdk12.net

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