Awwwh SNAP! - Creativity at your Fingertips is Fast Approaching!

How was everyone's Easter!? Good I hope!
Yesterday got so busy for us that I wanted to post a fun little Easter picture or two today, before it was too late. Last week we had the opportunity to go down and visit one of my favorite photographers Emilie, from Photo by Emilie, who does an annual live bunny photo shoot during Easter. My girls were just gushing over how adorable these tiny bunnies were, and I was dying over how adorable the photos turned out!

I'll be talking a lot more about Emilie, her classes and some other great tips later on, but just wanted to share these cute shots that she and I took, for now.

Speaking of Photo by Emilie, if you're attending the amazingly-awesome SNAP conference next weekend then you're in for a real treat! Emilie is one of our photography experts who will be teaching the photography class:  Oh SNAP! - Learning how to go from 'point and hope' to 'point and shoot' with your digital SLR camera.

You DON'T want to miss out on this class, it's going to be SUPER informative and hands on.

I can't even tell you HOW excited I am getting for SNAP! eeek! I have had lots of nervous, giddy energy these past few days, as I gather up the last few supplies and details for the Home/DIY blogger classes! If you're attending and need to see a list of classes with speakers, you can head on over to the SNAP site and take a peek at what sessions we're offering.

To get everyone as psyched as I am, I wanted to just give you a few quick highlights of some fun things to look forward to next week at the conference.

Sponsors + Giveaways = Excitement!
We have TONS of fabulous sponsors lined up and are so thankful for each and every one of them for being involved to make SNAP a success! The SNAP team knows that the best way to take business relationships and blogging opportunities to the next level, is to really get out and network with the types of brands who you want to associate yourself with, face to face. And at SNAP, we'll be giving you lots of chances to mingle with some of the best companies out there!
Not to mention that a lot of these fabulous sponsors have also generously donated amazing prizes for us to giveaway to our attendees as well! Things like:
* 4 sewing machines
* 4 Silhouette Cameo machines
* Blogger redesign
* WordPress redesign
* Discounts to some favorite sites and shops
* Party goods
* Craft Books
* Jewelry
Ya, we're not messin' around :) These are some seriously great items! - and no worries if you're not a big giveaway winner... we've got a swag bag filled with gobs of fabulous gifts for EVERY conference attendee that will rock your socks off!

Queen Bee Market + SNAP = A Shoppers Paradise!
One of the events we're MOST looking forward to at SNAP is the Queen Bee Market! If you've never been to this creative shopping extravaganza... then you don't know what you're missing. There will be over 40 creative vendors selling their beautiful designs in ONE spot! For a full list of vendors you can head over to the Queen Bee Market page and check them out on the left hand side.

The best part is, you DON'T have to have a ticket to the SNAP conference to shop at the Queen Bee Market! The doors are open to the public both Friday and Saturday. So if you couldn't make it to SNAP this year, but still want to meet and mingle with some of your fellow bloggers, Friday night between 7-9pm, will be the time you'll definitely want to show up!
If you just want to get some shopping done with a few girlfriends, all while enjoying the beauty of Thanksgiving Point, during the popular Tulip Festival... then Saturday will be the best day for you!


And last but definitely not least...
New Friends + Music = DANCE PARTY!
Awwwh SNAP!
Okay, I might be a bit partial to this event because I was the one who booked the awesome DJ, threw in the extra lighting package and bumped up the sound equipment to accommodate a rowdy crowd of 250+ dancing bloggers... but HEY! ... who doesn't love a good dance party with their girlfriends, to relieve that last bit of stress before they head back home and get thrown right back into the daily-life-grind!?
...that's what I thought.

Okay, so do you see why I'm literally having a hard time containing myself!? So much amazing stuff is coming up and I couldn't be more anxious/excited for next weekend! I've already gotten tweets and emails from a few readers and fellow bloggers who have told me they will be coming, and I can't wait to meet everyone in person!
...till next weekend!


  1. AHHHHH I'M SOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!! :o) Thank you all for all your hard work!

  2. So much exiting stuff-I can't wait!!

  3. Thanks for posting about QBM Shelley! It's going to be a great weekend. So much to look forward to! See you next week!

    1. I'll be there!! I hope everyone comes a visiting me at my little booth!!

  4. Yahoo!! Can't wait! I can't believe it is already next week!! Time is flying.

  5. Oh' My gosh you got me all that much more exxxxxcited.. Like giggly, butterfly, happy excited. I cannot wait to meet you. I have to attend your class too. I so was in Dance and Drill Team in HS so I am ubber excited for the dancing too. YAY! One last thing the bunny pics of your girls are adorbs. xo-jen

  6. Oh, those pictures of your girls are adorable! And I am soooo excited for Snap!

  7. The photos are adorable! I love the blue and pink flowers on your daughter's hair. I've been looking for some just like that. Would you mind telling me where you purchased them? Thank you!

  8. I'm getting so excited! I can hardly wait. I've never been to a conference before so I'm dying! I also can't wait to meet you!

  9. Oh I wish I was a bit closer to Utah and could come to this SNAP conference. Come to Colorado next time and I'll be there! Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. How awesome! I will be there and am now even more excited! I know...didn't think that was possible :)

    Lina@ Fancy Frugal Life

  11. Yay! You just got me even more excited!! I can't wait.

  12. I'll be there and I CAN'T WAIT!! I feel like I still have 1000 things to do before it but I am so excited to be apart of such an amazing experience. 10 days to go!

    Newlyweds on a Budget

  13. Ahh! I cannot wait!! I am so glad I booked my hotel and ticket early... I am SO looking forward to meeting you, Shelley! All of you who put this thing together are amazing! Yay!!

  14. LOVE the pictures of your girls! SO cute! Thanks for posting about the conference, it sounds like it would be so much fun! Hopefully I'll be able to attend.

    Just Wanna Party

  15. I just got really sad reading this post. I wish I lived in UT and didn't have a baby, so I could attend. I really need the uplifting spirits and the chance to bond with other bloggers. I'll just go and cry in my Cheerios now.

  16. I just got my business card holder in the mail today and it really started setting in that it is NEXT FREAKING WEEK! I can't wait to meet everyone finally! I feel like I know a lot of the bloggers out there, but then I realize, I don't! I know their blogs! I can't wait to actually meet the amazing ladies behind the keyboards.

  17. Oh my gosh those bunnies and your cute girls and just darling! Love the pictures!!!!

  18. Your girls are adorable!

    I'm super excited for SNAP! Its my first blog conference. Can't wait to meet you, Shelley! I'm not much of a dancer, but I will have to see if I can get my nonrhythmic booty to wiggle. ;)

  19. My husband is actually one of the vendors for the Queen Bee Market. I will be there but more just at the market and behind the scenes. :) It would be so fun to bump into you though. Your blog is so inspiring! It makes me wish we owned a home. :)


    1. Wow, I am so jealous. Those are some cute kiddie pictures. My kids would have loved holding those darling bunnies. (Truth be told, I would LOVE holding those darling bunnies.)

      Good luck with the SNAP conference. You just gave me a good reason to visit UT. (My relatives would be so happy.)


  20. I'm crazy excited for SNAP too! I hope hope hope I get the chance to meet you because you are flat out, one of my faves!!!!

  21. I'm excited to attend SNAP too! I'm not a creeper, but I did have a hilarious dream where you & I hung out during SNAP - working on projects at your house. Ha ha. We may not be able to do the fun stuff in my dream, BUT I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

    Warmly, Michelle


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