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?? 

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 ;)


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  1. 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

    Pocket Full of Kinders

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


    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.

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

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

    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

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

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

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

  9. I am following your blog. Looks wonderful!

  10. 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!


  11. I am still a follower!! I LOVE the new name...thanks for everything!

  12. 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... :(


  13. 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 :)

  14. 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!)

  15. 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.

    Sweet Seconds

  16. I love your new blog name! SO precious!


    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

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

  18. I am a followers!! Love it :)

  19. I m a follower.

  20. I am following!


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