What? Shelley at a blogging conference?... That's new!
hee hee... jk
I wanted to share a few of my Blogher 2011 photos with you because it was an absolute blast! First of all... who KNEW San Diego was completely gorgeous, fun, has perfect weather and is a 24/7 party town!?
I didn't, but now I do... and I LOVE IT!
I started off the trek to Blogher with Jenn and Heather. We made the 12 hour car ride with snacks and great music in tow. It was actually a LOT of fun being able to chat about everything and nothing for as long as we wanted. It made the time fly by.
Heather had some meetings that she needed to attend, and we were quite early to the conference the next day, so we did some shopping and met up with my sister and cute niece, who had just moved to the area, for some delicious fish tacos and some Pinkberry frozen yogurt.
Can you say Salted Caramel with heath bar and brownie??? Oh.My.Gosh
Ah-mazing! Yes, it was my FIRST Pinkberry and now I'm hooked!
After Jen and I said our goodbyes, we headed to the conferences sponsor hall to meet some of our favorite people...
hee hee. Just kidding.
But really, how can I NOT take these photo opps? When I come home with pictures like this, my kids think that their Mom has the "COOLEST job ever!!!" ha!
Honestly, during Blogher I was able to finally connect more with some really fabulous ladies. Like Rhoda, Heather, and Amy & Angie to name a few.
It was even quite embarrassing to be approached by people in this fashion...
LOL LOL LOL... I kid, I kid. This accidental picture just cracked me up.
It was actually quite the opposite. I'm pretty sure that I bulldozed Miss Amy and Angie when we first met. I've been a LONG time "I heart faces fan"
At Blogher there is something going on every minute and there were lots of fabulous sponsors who were throwing fun parties, events and challenges!
Rhoda took part in the Knorr cooking challenge, and I was invited, along with about 20 other bloggers to take part in the Lowe's Creative Ideas challenge! It was really fun and Lowe's even put together a short little video so that we could share our creative frenzy with our readers back home. Check it out!
And if we weren't having tons of fun already, we rounded out our amazing Blogher weekend with the ever-impressive Queen Bee Market.
These talented handmade vendors and their amazing products came out in droves! If you haven't had a chance to experience The QBM in person, then you're definitely missing out.
I snagged this cute slingbag from April @ the Marine Parents booth. I LOVE the adorable flower, fabric colors and the fact that it's got an adjustable strap!
All in all, Blogher 2011 was a fantastic time, and TOTALLY worth the loooong 24 total hours of driving. The opportunities that you have to meet all of these like-minded women who are thriving in this crazy-wonderful blogging industry is truly amazing. All of the stories, talents, and knowledge that spill from each blogger honestly never ceases to amaze me.