PNW Blogger Meetup
PNW Blogger Meet up - Wrap up11:17:00 AM
(Shawnee the Apronista, me, Carina of a punk a pumpkin and a peanut and Jenni of A Well Crafted Party...who btw had the best blogger cards!!)
I went to different stores in search of the perfect outfit for a week beforehand. But...I came out empty handed and the night before decided on my fave dress and comfy boots (well thanks to Brittanie for the final say in shoes!). I felt as though I was preparing myself for a blind date (sorry honey!) But in the end I went like me and figured hell...take me or leave me!
I was very lucky to already know the fabulous, fun and sweet Shawnee of the Apronista! I met up with her and we rode in together! Making my "travel in packs" thing feel a wee bit better (read my about if your not sure what I am talking about!)
When we arrived we immediately met some pretty awesome women! All were gathered at a table together and we laughed at the "are you a blogger" question! I was beyond nervous but they were so warm and welcoming! Little by little more people started to fill the room until the magical doors opened and we were able to walk into our "private" party room! Walking in we were greeted by Chelsey of The Papermama and the awesome organizer of the event! And yes, she is just as gorgeous in person as she is on her blog! We were handed these ginormous swag bags all packed individually per blog style (family, lifestyle etc) and had the cutest name tags for us to wear...that of course dropped immediately into my swag bag. SO I was the person...who was riffling through the bag lookin' like a complete nerd "WHAT DID I GET WHAT DID I GET"! lol!
We noshed on yummy salad and sandwiches and I sat next to Mindy of Cute N' Crafty Creations. She is so sweet and makes the most amazing cards! Shawnee (Apronista), Katrina of Supportland who is beyond hilarious and instantly calmed my nerves and Nanette of Curvy Girls Guide who seriously...I could hang out with this girl every. Single. Day! I just LOVED her! We became instagram buddies and she is so down to earth and awesome!
Fallon of Silly Beautiful Life and I declared ourselves besties that night! I seriously LOVE that girl! She is so much fun! And I of course cannot leave out Carina. Seriously this women...wow. Her heart is HUGE and she is def someone I don't want to lose touch with! She is the hands and feet of Jesus and such an inspiration! Read her blog. Trust me you won't regret it! She has a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut.
This was the first and only "get together" where it was not rude to be on your cell phone the entire time! In fact, it was encouraged! We had instagram challenges etc! It was so much fun! We laughed, we ate, we had fun! I cannot wait for the next one in November! Oh and did I mention there was a photo booth?! Thank you so much Sara for capturing the fun! You can check out her amazing photos at Sara Gray Photography. The icing on my cake...I was able to finally meet Heather Dawn of Just Love.ly. She is an all around kick ass person and she was who I looked forward the most to meeting...in a total NON-stalkerish sorta way! She is the first person in the blogging world to actually give me advice and help. She is down to earth, real and well...go check her out for yourself! When I saw her, I walked over and said "Heather Dawn I wanted to introduce myself..." when she stopped me and said "I know who you are!" and we hugged! It was so much fun! I can't wait to chillax with her again at the next event! In fact if it weren't for her blog I would have never met my sweet Florida friend Kelsey of Poofy Cheeks! Our friendship started through her blog! Oh the wonderful world of cyber friendships!
I could go on and on but honestly...my brain is gone from being interrupted about 20x while writing this! Emily Grace broke her arm (fractured her elbow) last night and is in a full arm temporary cast until later today when we have the orthopedic appointment. I will fill y'all in later! So needless to say I am a bit distracted! Have a blessed day!