PNW Blogger Meetup

PNW Blogger Meet up - Wrap up

11:17:00 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 had the honor of going and hanging out with some pretty cool chicks who love to do the same thing as me...blog! Its amazing how in this world of blogging you can close yourself up behind 4 walls and carry on conversations with people you have never met. All while like me right now, I am un-showered, hair pulled back in a messy bun rockin' some mighty hot slippers and sweats if I do say so myself! Oh and the real kicker...I have yet to brush my teeth! Take that! So, the thought of being in a room with a whole bunch of really cool women...had me sorta...intimidated! I mean come on, as a blogger you usually only post the pictures of yourself when you look your best or are feeling the most confident! Am I right?


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!

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11 comments

  1. Looks like you had a Fabulous Time!

    I'm loving all the pictures, Thank you for sharing.

    You were looking Gorgeous as always

    xx

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    1. YOU my friend are WAY too sweet! I can't thank you enough again! AND the next one we better be going together ;) XO friend!!

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  2. Wish I lived in the PNW!! Looks like you had a blast :) hope EG is feeling a bit better & heals up as soon as possible!

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    1. SUPER great idea...just move here Mo!! lol! It was so much fun! I can't wait for the next one! Tomorrow is the next apt for EG and hoping its off for good!! XOXOXOXO

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  3. Ahhh! Thanks for the mention and saying I had the best cards. :) I really enjoyed meeting you as well and am looking forward to seeing you again!

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    1. Well...its the truth!! Sorry I missed the picnic!! Keep me posted for the next get togethers would ya?!! XO

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  4. Are you kidding me? I can't believe I missed this. Ugh... Man... I always seem to miss these kind of things. (Can you hear my Eeyore voice on that one?) When is the next one? What an awesome time it looks like you all had. I have never met anyone yet from the blog world, other than of course my friends who blog. This looks like such a fun treat. I sure hope there is another one.

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    1. lol! TOTALLY heard the Eeyore! Great impression ;) Next one is in November!! November 3rd in the Pearl! There is a PNW Blog! You can click the button on the side of my blog and will take ya to it! ALSO we have a FB group too! Search PNW Blog! YES you should go!!

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  5. Soooo glad you had fun, it was so nice to meet you and seriously stop with all the amazingly sweet compliments!! ohhh fyi I got a booth for next years farmgirls =)

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    1. I had a blast! LOL! I speak the truth my friend! Nothin' but the truth! OMGosh! That is SO exciting!!!! YAY! We wanna make it a yearly trip it was SO much fun!! Exhausting but a blast! Are you gonna put some of your thrifting finds in there or your hair pretties?!! YAY! That is AWESOME! XOXOXOXO

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  6. Ok, this is waaaaay belated, but I was just going through my swag bag -- really going through it to toss, examine, etc. as it's been sitting in a corner since the big night -- and I saw your card, realized I hadn't subscribed to your blog, and was looking thru your archives.

    You are SUCH a doll! And it was so great to meet you. I wish I could just put you in mah pocket! :)

    We should set up a playmate one of these days.

    xoxo

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