I don’t even know where to start to share with you my experience last week in Salt Lake City, UT. It was such a fantastic trip and I met so many amazing new people and also got to reconnect with many friends that I met last year in AZ.
SNAP: Creativity at your fingertips, was a “spin off” of the creative blogger conference I attended last year, Creative Estates. If you are wondering what a creative blogger conference is, it’s a social as well as learning event that brings creative beings (both bloggers and handmade shop owners) together to learn new techniques, trends and opportunities for success. Want to see what a blogging conference table looks like? It’s full of laptops, IPads and cameras!
Calling SNAP a spin off of last year really isn’t fair because it was SO much better! Tauni and the “Snapettes,” y’all did an amazing job making dreams (yours and ours) come true!
If I share everything in this one post, you might stop to take a nap halfway through because it would be so long and cumbersome! So that it doesn’t take you forever and a day (with a nap in between) to hear about my fantastic experience, I’m going to break it up into parts. I really do have so much to share!
I think I’ll start with friends. I made new friends. I officially met friends that I had been following online. And I got to see old friends that I had the privilege of meeting last year, like Jen from Tatertots and Jello (far left) and Becca from Blue Cricket Design (center right).
First let me introduce to you my travelling buddy, Natalie from Johnny in a Dress. I’m sure most of you are familiar with her. I officially met Natalie last summer when we were attempting to plan our Southern blogger get together. We instantly connected and remained bloggy buddies since. It was so fun to have someone to travel with this year for that long flight from SC to UT!
And yes, we had two pregnant gals in our room! Aren’t they cute?!
Ok, so ready to see something really exciting? Look who I met this year. . .
Centsational Girl, Kate! Eeeeeek! I love her and her blog!!! And she was so sweet! One of the highlights for me, for sure!
I also got to meet Mandi from Vintage Revivals and instantly fell in love! So sweet and so stinkin’ cute! What I didn’t know about Mandy was that up until a couple of years ago, she didn’t decorate her house. Her mother-in-law did! So glad she discovered her hidden talent because her rooms are fabulous!
Oh my gosh, and what a pleasure to meet Desiree, The 36th Avenue (far right in both pics). She has to be the cutest, funniest little thing ever! I also met Jen from Craftomaniac, Kristy of The Diary of Dave’s Wife (darling) and Michelle, from A Little Tipsy.
I finally got to meet my online buddy Vivienne from The V-Spot! Viv and I both have a passion for red wine and have been looking forward to sharing a glass in person for some time! If only we lived closer!
It was so wonderful to catch up with friends from last year. (L to R) I had forgotten how fun Heather of Whipperberry is! I loved seeing super sweet Alison from Oopsey Daisy. And I was so excited to catch up with Rebecca of Freckles Crafts. And, of course, Shelly from House of Smiths. You know I just love her!
Yep, each one of those business cards equals a new friend! How lucky I feel to have had the opportunity to fly across the country to attend SNAP! More to come. Promise!