Posts Tagged ‘blog conferences’

Parties, Bachelorette Sightings, & Runs

Party time!!!


Last night’s cocktail party was such. a. BLAST!!!!

With the roomies – Courtney, Lisa, and Julie.  

I feel like my voice should be hoarse after talking so much. I got to meet so many incredible women and catch up with so many friends.

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Quickly after arriving I nabbed a glass of wine and a small plate of munchies – some cheeses, dried apricots, candied walnuts, a mini slice of pizza, a date, and some tomatoes.


Would you believe it took me over an hour to eat that plate? All because my mouth was too busy talking. I made a point to walk around and comingle because I love this community so stinking much!

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It’s all kind of weird because we all know each other, but not really…but we do. It may not make much sense, but we all always connect and have an amazing time.

That little dinner plate didn’t do much for my hunger…nor did it for a few others of us. So would you believe that I ended up eating frozen yogurt for the second time in one day?


I went the fruity route this time with coconut fro-yo and mango, blueberries, mochi, and mini white chocolate chips. We also had a side of Ashley and JP….


Yes, as in from the Bachelorette. Kind of crazy.

What’s also kind of crazy? Going to bed at 1 am and getting up to run at 6 am. But I like crazy…

The Finish Is Worth It??? Uhh….I guess…

I met up with a group of about twelve for a run around the city. It took a bit to find a good path but once we got going we covered a decent 4.5 miles. It went by really quickly for me while chatting with Tanya, Kelly, Anne, Kath, and Clare. Success for the early morning and to help wake me up a bit before the long day ahead. Although, I do need coffee. To calm my nerves at the very least.

Now, wish me luck!!!! I have to speak this afternoon. Deep breaths. Deep breaths. I will just calm my nerves by spreading the Love Grown granola love. Come find me or look for the mini-giveaways today and tomorrow!

  • How much sleep do you need to function well?
  • Have you ever seen any “celebrity”?

Posted by on August 20th, 2011 43 Comments

Like A Moth To A Flame

Where to even begin? I guess with breakfast, huh? This morning after waking up and chilling in the room for a little while, I headed down to the lobby Starbucks to get my morning post published and have breakfast. This is what a blogging conference looks like when there is no internet in the hotel rooms…


No surprise that I went with the perfect oatmeal with dried fruit, nuts, banana, and a touch of brown sugar. I also finally got my hands on a Mocha Coconut iced coffee. Suh-weet!!!


Once I filled my belly with energy and caffeine I wanted to get a move on. Lisa and Diana felt the same way, so we headed out to tour some of Philly for the morning.


Besides chilling with some 200 year old friends, we made a visit into the Christ Church where apparently many of the signees of the Declaration of Independence worship and are buried. It was pretty cool to see…

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Although the tour guide apparently had picture taking issues as this is the only group shot I got while there. Nice, huh?


We walked around a bit more before finally stopping in to see the Liberty Bell.

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I didn’t get the chance to see it last year when in Philly so I was really happy to have the time today to walk around and see more of the city and iconic pieces like this. And I needed to soak up as much time as possible with Lisa since we have waited THREE YEARS to meet in person. She is one of my closest friends, even outside of blogging.


When we got back to the lobby we thought we would have a few minutes to go to the room and relax…but not quite. A giant crew of fellow bloggers awaited in the lobby for our lunch date plans. Relaxation would have to wait so I could spend some time with even more friends!!!


It ended up being such a large group that we had to split into two groups. I went with the original planned stop of Govindas – a vegetarian and vegan sandwich shop. I ordered the Chimichanga (anyone else think that is so fun to say?!) – a wrap with jasmine rice, black beans, cheese, and salsa.


And of course we had to follow it up with some frozen yogurt. Bloggers are like moths to a flame when it comes to fro-yo!


I dished up some peanut butter and coffee flavors topped with white chocolate and chocolate chips and peanut butter cups. A great little reprieve before the never-ending day continued with check-in, picking up the swag, and meeting with my fellow panel gals to discuss our presentation. I think we have it together. I hope you come check us out! 😉


Time to get all purty for the party tonight! I hope you all are having an awesome Friday!!!!

  • Do you go for fruity/tart fro-yo or sweet/candy/chocolate fro-yo?
  • Stealing this question from Courtney’s morning post: Would You Rather – stay in a hotel with no internet or  with no air conditioner?

Posted by on August 19th, 2011 37 Comments


Catch Up With Recent Posts

Announcement Time

Posted: November 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

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Self-Love Reflection: The Road Not Taken

Posted: November 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

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Healthier Eating For Kids

Posted: November 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about tips for baby feeding magic. What if you let baby choose what’s for dinner? Check out their cute "Quest for Yum!" video and see what happens! As parents, we want the best for our children. We help them to feel loved. We strive to teach them […]

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Posted: November 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Hey, everyone! I wanted to pop in and say I am working on some new and exciting changes.  As a result,I may not be posting as much during the coming week.  Please stay tuned for the big announcement! Love you all! And still feel free to find me on Twitter and Facebook for the time […]

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Where The Change Happens

Posted: November 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

It’s kind of funny. I become a certified personal trainer and the first workouts I turn to this week come from someone else. The book came in for me at the library last week and, after flipping through it, I couldn’t wait to give the circuits a go. Making The Cut includes a lot of […]

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From Beginning To End

Posted: November 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

Good morning! First off, thanks for the many congrats yesterday. Love you all bunches for the tons of support you have given me in so many things this year. I hope I can return a little bit of that love through this here blog as well. So yesterday I had my first parent-teacher “conference” for […]

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