Thursday, September 29, 2011

Blog Sugar

Last weekend my friend Mel and I boarded a super early flight to Orange County for Blog Sugar. It was great to see Erin's smiling face picking us up bright and early as we headed to Julie's, where we all (plus some other amazing women) stayed for the weekend.

Before Blog Sugar itself we had lots of girl time - shopping, fancy drinks, staying up into the wee hours of the morning talking about everything and nothing. Then the morning of Blog Sugar we got our hair professionally blown-out at The Drybar. Sipping a mimosa while someone washes, massages and blow dries my hair? I could get used to that!

Then came the actual event. Walking in, everything was beautiful. Fun touches of pink and tangerine were everywhere and you could tell Rachel, Andrea and Jen put a ton of thought into every aspect of the conference.  Blog Sugar is a faith-based blogging conference, and it was great to be with so many women who love God and love blogging.  I got to meet so many blog friends, listen to amazing speakers and learn about the fabulous organization that Blog Sugar was supporting - Love 146. (Please take a minute to check out their website and help if you can. Being the mom of two little girls I felt compelled to help, and will continue to help this organization in any way I can.)

One of my favorite parts of Blog Sugar was getting to hang out with real-life friends, and meet some of the women whose blogs I've been following for years!

Kristen, Nicole, Julie, myself, Erin and Alissa.
 Gussy and me

Casey and I

 myself and Lindsey
 I was lucky enough to get to spend some time with Lindsey - we went shopping and to lunch on Saturday and she slept over at Julie's too. She is the sweetest!

Meg and I.
 Meg is amazing. If you read her blog you already knew that. If you don't read it, you should start now.  She spent the weekend at Julie's too, so I was lucky enough to get to spend a lot of time with her. She's the best!

Us California girls taught this Kansas girl a new word - redonk. Short for ridonculous, obviously.
Jess, Kimberlee, me and Mel

The Project 320 girls - Mel, myself, Julie (with baby Shane - he is delicious!) & Erin. We missed you Marta and Heather!

Blog Sugar was an amazing event, and I am already looking forward to next year's!!


LittleGreenThread said...

Looks like you had such a wonderful time!

Kimberlee Jost said...

Why don't I just hit you in the chin with the "redonk" sign? Good grief. I need to be more aware of other people's space.

Loved spending time with you and getting to know you...and now getting to call you friend. In. Real. Life. :)

Denissa said...

It looks and sounds amazing from looking at everyone's blogs. I'm SO jealous but MORE happy for you that you went! :) I'm SO there next yr!

{cuppakim} said...

heather! i adore you! what a super fun, super fab weekend. you are so super stylish and super fun to hang out with! so glad i got to meet you in real life :) hurray!

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ilene @ muchloveilly said...

looks like you had a blaaaast! love that you got to see nicki and kristen there - s ofun!

Emily Tucker said...

So great to spend time with Heather! We would be amazing shopping buddies :)

Thank you for your sweet gifts! Wearing some of my earrings right now

Rags to Stitches Blog said...

I'm SOOOOO excited we finally got to meet, and hug and chat and chat and hug some more! Love you lady. #donbeastranger Come back soon! Craft weekend?

Marta @ Haus of Girls said...

Ahhh! You look GORG with your flowy hair! Love it. Love how modelish you are in all the pics.
So glad you had a great time.
I missed you all so much!!!

meg duerksen said...

blog sugar ROCKED!!!!

Tara said...

wow, that looks like the BEST weekend EVER! i am mucho, mucho, mucho jealous.

Jules said...

I heart you and I am so sad that the weekend is over. Lets rewind time. It went way too fast!!!!

grey rose (they/them) said...

heather it was wonderful meeting you in person!!
blog sugar was fabulous!! xo

everydayVALENTINE said...

I'm bummed I did not get to meet you at blog sugar. Love all your pics, looks like you had fun. I am a bay area girl too, so I hope we can meet sometime soon. xoxo-*laura*


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