BlogHer Recap


BlogHer was a whirlwind of a trip. I’ve realized I’m not as young as I used to be; parties, prepping for parties, fab suites & the bustling of the big apple just WORE.ME.OUT. If you’re not familiar with BlogHer, it’s a crazy pants blogging conference. I just bought the expo hall & parties pass, so I didn’t attend any sessions. I didn’t even have time for sessions, it was SO crazy busy.

The first two days were spent being crazy, crazy; prepping for the SocialLuxe party. We all worked so hard to get everything perfect for the big event. Can you believe these swag bags?! They were completely stuffed with the most amazing things. Chris was pretty happy to find out that I was coming home with another pair of skull candy headphones.

{Survival kit photos courtesy of She Posts}

The Avery survival kits were a big hit at the party. I had the privilege to work with Avery & design the labels for the kit. I can’t tell you how handy these kits were & how wonderful Avery is. The bandaids, hand sanitizer & Starbucks gift card definitely saved me!

Friday I spent half the day touring private designer showrooms with 31 other bloggers with Shop At Home. Thanks to them, I went home with some fabulous shoes & a yummy scarf that’s getting me all excited for fall(I’ll share pics later). After my little shopping spree I got pampered yet again at the Getting Gorgeous party & met up with some really fantastic bloggers & sweet brands.

Friday evening I helped out with the Kirtsy Gala by painting inspiring words on people. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos of what I did. If anyone has any, would you send them my way? Pretty Please? I’d like that. In addition to the body art, I participated in the art gala by donating a piece to the show. I’ve been dying to share it with you & now that the party is over, I can! I was assigned to read & create something in reaction to this epic post. You better believe I was sobbing after reading it.

I wasn’t quite sure how I could do any justice to this post. It was a pretty tough assignment. I finally took inspiration from an ad on the sidebar & made a little piece about that. I’m not sure I’ve done any justice to the author or her story, but it was an honor to work on this project & so great to have an excuse to break out my watercolors.

This trip was exhausting, but absolutely worth it. I’m not sure I would’ve been able to survive the big apple without my friends & family looking out for me!! My mother-in-law drove 11 hours up to SLC to spend time with Penelope & Chris. My mom met me in New York & helped me survive by making sure I had enough food!! Moms are the best.

Did you go to BlogHer? I’m not sure where to find all the BlogHer recap posts, so if you’ve written one, please include the link in the comments! I’d love to read all about your experience.

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    1. Kami says:

      Was that not a whirlwind of a weekend?! I loved working the party with you, it was a party in and of it’s own.

      And I loved your piece for the Gala! It was beautiful!

    2. melissa, you didn’t give yourself enough credit in this post for all you did for SocialLuxe – you were AMAZING. THANK YOU for all your hard work. and thank your mom, too! :)

      and, btw, loved your art piece for the gala. LOVED.


    3. had a blast with you + loved your piece for the gala.

    4. Trishna says:

      Hi there, I have been following you only for a few days but I have been hearing you talk abou this conference. What is it exactly about? Is it for creative, crafty bloggers only? I am very new to this blogging world so just curious about everything.,

      Love from Toronto, Canada.

    5. Megan says:

      The piece was based on my post and I can most definitely say that you did a BEAUTIFUL job! It is a wonderful representation of the orphaned children in Congo. Thank you for sharing your talents!

    6. Alexandria says:

      sounds like you had a great time.

    7. Shaela says:

      sounds like you had a fabulous time!

    8. CK says:

      Thanks for the info on BlogHer ;)

    9. Dianne says:

      Those Avery kits look fantastic! It makes me want to go.

      And I must admit, like your husband, I have a weakness for Skull Candy headphones. They may not be the best, but they sure are attractive! ;D

    10. * TONYA * says:

      I’m so glad I had a chance to see you … even though each time was in the lobby :). Your mum is very sweet.

    11. Hi there! Clicked through from @linzlovesyou and I’m glad to find you! I was at Blogher and here is my recap:

      What an experience, right?

    12. Amy says:

      Thanks for sending me to the post about the Congo, and your watercolor is wonderfully evocative of the sentiment of the story.

    13. Condo Blues says:

      Thank you for all of your hard work on the SocialLuxe party. It was amazing! The survival kit was genius & the Shout wipes in it saved my life because I am a klutz.

      I wrote 2 Bloher write ups and one on just the food

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