I remember when everyone was writing posts about their amazing experience at Blissdom Blogging Conference and I was so jealous. The green eyed monster was raging! I actually had to stop reading the posts cause I was so sad I couldn’t be there and I felt like I was missing out on such a neat experience. So I almost didn’t want to post about my time at Creative Estates. BUT, the one good thing that came from me reading all the Blissdom posts was that it made me determined to go to a blog conference. I decided to start a savings account for it and research which one would benefit me the most (cause there are like a million!).
Even though my blog is more DIY/Decor I absolutely loved going to this “craft” conference. It was so amazing to be in the same room with so many creative women!!! I was surrounded by women that all “got” me. We all had the same questions and concerns. I loved every minute of it.
I will admit that I was intimidated that first night. I stuck to my little group and was not very brave. But I knew I had to get over it. I wanted to make the most of my time there. I am I am so glad that I did!
Here are some of the pictures from my trip:
I sat on the airplane with Michelle and Amanda. I loved hearing their life stories! It is amazing how much you can learn about someone in one and a half hours :) Our cab driver was nice and kept giving us compliments….and then he got border line creepy. But what is a trip without a weird cab driver right?
I don’t have a lot of pictures from the first night. We ate at a Mexican restaurant and then had cupcakes and mingled. I was just trying to get out of my shell so I wasn’t focused on taking pictures.
Friday was the first actual day of the conference. Here are some of my blogging buddies :)
There were 170+ people in attendance. Here is the AWESOME Tauni speaking. I could have listened to her all day. I was just soaking up her knowledge on social media and traditional media and how that helps our blogs grow. She is a PR genius.
I looked around and realized there were quite a few of us in white cardigans. Five us us were at one table! So we just had to get a picture :)
We were honored to be graced with Becky Higgins presence. She spoke to us and MAN she is organized!!! There is a lot to learn from her.
I realized I had a lot of pictures of me with only one or 2 people so instead of making you scroll through a ton photos I made a handy dandy collage.
1. Me and Becca from Blue Cricket Design
2. Me and Amy from The Idea Room
3.Me, Beverly from Flamingo Toes, and Holly from 504 Main & The DIY Club
4. Me and Amy from Positively Splendid
5. Me and Emily & Heather from Whipperberry
6. Me and Char from Crap I’ve Made
There is more to come. I learned so much and I will try to post about the things that I got out of it. I stink at taking notes but I will do my best. Stay tuned. . . .