Bloggy Con ’13 Recap

I spent the past weekend in Sandusky, Ohio with 5 bloggy friends and had a blast at Bloggy Conference!  I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome our time was together.  We attended learning sessions to help us build a better blog, which were great, but to be completely honest, the highlight for me were the hours and hours and hours of brainstorming sessions in our room.

My girls are brilliant women, funny, beautiful, and fabulous in so many ways, and I’m inspired by them.  I am truly humbled to have been in their presence, and now to be considered friends.  We have some really awesome things coming your way (we are all about to burst with excitement) but in the meantime, I just want to blow up this post with gobs of pictures from our trip.  (Look Amy, it’s gobs!)

{Back row, L to R: Jenny, Kara, Carrie.  Front row, L to R:  DeDe, Amy, me!}
Friday night we were scheduled to attend a meet & greet and have dinner, but it was freezing outside where the meal was to be served, so we just stopped by to pick up our name tags then headed indoors for hibachi!
After dinner, we made a Target run to get snacks for the room.  Ice cream, of course!
Saturday we were in sessions for the first part of the day, including one led by Amy.
*Sidenote:  Honda gave all attendees a cute little bear and we were challenged to photograph our bears in different settings throughout the conference.  Check out Twitter #HondaLove for some eye candy!
We played in the 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan – I got to vacuum up some Cheerio’s with the in-car vacuum!  Shut. Up.  Ever car needs a vacuum.
Udderly Smooth gave us all some awesome hand cream and spa socks, and they brought their friend Bessie – perfect photo-op, right?!
The weather was beautiful, even if it was a bit chilly.  We were right on Lake Erie all weekend.  (Some crazy people went swimming in the 60 degree weather!  For real!)
Because Amy and I are so awesome, she made shirts for us to wear to Cedar Point Amusement Park – aren’t they cute!?
Ok, no joke – this photo was taken Saturday night around midnight.  We had been chatting for hours and have something humongous and fabulous planned, and decided to commemorate the occasion with this picture.  Because we rock.  🙂
After our Sunday morning sessions, we stopped for another quick photo shoot before we headed home.
And because we’re dorks, we did this.  Nice, right?  Yep.  We know.
Ok, we didn’t exactly head straight home.  We ate lunch then stopped at Charming Charlie’s for a quick shopping spree!  Me and DeDe love the hats!
And, for your viewing pleasure, allow me to introduce you to my #HondaLove bear, Furry Joe, or FJ for short.  (Thanks to my daughter for naming him!)  Oh, Amy’s bear, Odysseus, makes an appearance in a couple of the photos!

This weekend was truly amazing, and I already miss my girls so much.

Have you ever been to a blog conference?  What was your favorite part?

Want to see more?  Check out these posts from my friends:

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4 Responses

  1. Aww! That looks like so much fun! It takes me back to college and grad school when we had an annual Behavior Analysis conference. It was the best time! I even learned a little something in there too! Can’t wait to see what you ladies have in store!

  2. I miss you sooooo much! And FJ too! LC is thrilled with Odysseus and keeps thanking me for bringing him home a present. 😉 I had the BEST weekend with you girls and can’t wait to “breathe” with you. 😉 hehehehe….


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