life after the hundred.

Monday, August 11, 2014

ha, jk.  that post title is so dramatic.  toning it down riiiiiight now.

it's late monday night and i'm showered and got the kiddos off to bed and am sitting quietly and thinking about how great this weekend was so... why not shoot off a little blog post while it's fresh on the brain?  (but... more to come soon because... it's like a high i'm still coming off of, you know?)

as someone who's never been to a blog conference or even a blogger meet up (wait!  that's not true.  i went to one when i was pregnant with parker so... a long time ago.) i had no idea what to expect.  was it going to be like... really, really weird?  guess what!  it wasn't!  i mean, it was... cause, here we all are meeting people we soooort of know?  (i want to say here "like a big voyeuristic convention" but this is me not saying that because the sexual connotation with that word is real, people.  so, there's really no word to convey what i'm trying to say so we'll just go with... bloggers' conference.)  but how often are you around people who know blogs, have a blog, understand blogging, can talk about blogging without their eyes rolling out of their heads?  never.  at least for me, i have friends who i'm pretty sure at this point still don't know i have a blog because unless you're in that world or an avid reader of them, they're just sort of huh?

so, anyway, it was nice to be with a bunch of really cool women who are in that world, dabbling or seriously invested, and who throw words around like "google analytics" and "seo" like it ain't no thing (though if i'm perfectly honest, the two still leave me scratching my head most days).  and these women!  they're so fun, so cool.  blogging is usually me behind my computer so to bring it out into the real world was a really cool opportunity and so much fun.  so glad i did it.  you women rule.  thanks so much for coming so it wasn't just me, lauren, megan, and grace looking at each other and eating way more cake than we should for three days straight.

thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

more to come when i get all my real pictures on the 'ol computer.  you know.

now off i go to stalk all my new blog friends' blogs.  say that five times fast.

(above clothes provided by our top sponsor joules.  who also gave out a ton of other free swag including wellies (aka rain boots) for each and every attendee so maybe you should all come next year.  except you southern californians because it never rains there.  and finally, i know, i'm not in florals.  but when one is nearly six months pregnant, you gotta work with what the belly will allow.)

pictured: lauren, megan, & grace

21 comments:

  1. I'm so going to try and make it next year. It just looked so amazing!

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    1. i would love to meet you, lady!!!

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  2. And it was fabdabulous. And we all are electronic AND real life friends now. Less awkward next year to tell our home friends: "oh, going to see my computer---scratch that---real life friends."

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    1. ugh, nell, you are such a gem. i loved meeting you. wish we could have had soooo much more time to chat. i will think of you from my sitz bath in december (but a lot more times than just then.)

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  3. "like a big voyeuristic convention" ... hahaha yes.
    you are the best, lady. -Joanna

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    1. i know. there isn't the right word for what i'm looking for. :-\ thank you for coming, joanna!!!

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  4. So glad we made it to the "butt slapping" level of friendship! Loved getting to chit chat with you on the couch. You're the best!

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    1. oh did we ever. loved getting to chat with you too, lady. so glad there are teachers like you out there. :)

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  5. Y'all looked so lovely Friday night. I cannot get over the wellies. They will be my best friend come winter in Denver. So nice to meet you, Bridget!
    www.designsbykaty.com

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    1. i knowwww! i love that natalie called it her oprah moment. sooo nice meeting you too, katy!

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  6. My dream is to attend a big blog conference one of those days!!! Can't wait to hear more about it!!

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  7. I'm so glad I made the big trip to Dallas! You are gorgeous, all the best with your pregnancy!

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    1. thank you so much, julia! i'm so glad you did too. hope your travels home were uneventful!!! (btw - loved your stroller post.)

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  8. I was so jealous of all the pics on IG. I am going to start saving for next year.....that way we can make the next conference international.....an African flavor to be sure.

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  9. Awww, what a great photo! I loved seeing all the fun posts on Instagram. Looks like a great time! Maybe next year is calling my name...

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  10. i loved following along on IG this past weekend!! what a special time:) congrats on all your hard work!!!

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  11. Loving the recaps that are surfacing all over town-- it's like living vicariously through a group of awesome blog-friends! (: And dear, I just spent the last four years in LA for college... Southern California people need rainboots the most because their cities are not built for water, so when it rains, IT FLOODS. ))): I come from the Bay Area where none of us own rainboots and it was like culture shock.

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  12. Ugh! Again, so bummed I missed it! I live in Dallas too, so Instagram was pretty much killing me all weekend ;). I wasn't brave enough to venture away from my 6 month old (new mom here, lol), but if you guys do another one next year, I'M IN!

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  13. Looks like it was so much fun! :)

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