Monday, February 27, 2012

blissdom ‘12 recap = food, friends, and flying

I had the chance to go to Blissdom ‘12 {a blogging conference} last weekend! Abbie {my before-blogging bestie} and I headed out on Thursday morning to Nashville for a fun little girls’ weekend away!

I had never flown without the hubs before, so I had to actually pay attention to the flight attendant giving the oxygen mask instructions. Heh.

Two hour layovers? No problem, they have T.G.I. Friday’s and Chili’s!

 

When we arrived we were given a bag full of swag! My favorite piece: a custom lisa leonard designs necklace made just for Blissdom! How awesome is that?

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Jon Acuff was the keynote speaker. He is a talented and hilarious person!

My very favorite quote from it was this:

“don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.”

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At the end he told us he felt like Oprah because he was giving us all a copy of his book to take home! :D We felt like we were on Oprah too- because we all wanted to read it by the end and were cheering when he told us!

We were excited to meet this guy from our childhood too {wink}:

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We learned some helpful tips in our breakout sessions:

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{another lady commented that was lots of hair for one picture! ha!}

We had catered breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that we didn’t have to make or clean up! whoop!

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They made us feel quite glamorous. Hey, they even took our headshots! :D
Now that was a funny feeling- I hadn’t had my picture professionally taken since my bridal portraits!

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Lots and lots of estrogen happening:

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We made new friends too! This is Erin from Two Story Cottage!

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Oh, I also want to introduce you to all the other awesome friends I made there that I wish I’d gotten a picture with, but that’ll have to be another post. :D

And the hotel was beautiful!

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I learned so much from the session with Tsh from Simple Mom. She offered lots of practical tips and had an open Q&A at the end. It was neat to listen to her in person!

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We also got to chat with these ladies you might recognize: Lisa from lisa leonard designs, and Lindsey from the pleated poppy. They were so sweet! It was so much fun getting to visit with them in real life too!

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We flew back to Texas and were met by this gorgeous sunset:

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and these lovely people! Aren’t they the cutest ever? Oh my goodness!

Lots of hugs and kisses were happening!

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And even after a lovely time away, it felt so good to be home in the arms of this guy:

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Now it’s back to regular life again.
The most exciting thing: I love it and I wouldn’t trade it for anything! :D

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