After Brian and I left WPPI in Vegas, we headed to Nashville, TN for the Blissdom 2012 Conference.
I’ve got to be honest. I was so tired from all the speaking at WPPI that when the airline had a misprint of my name and wouldn’t let me board…I broke into tears. In the end, it all worked out. But as many of you know, Brian and I don’t fly together. We fly so much that if anything were to happen, we want one of us here for the kids. Let me just say that Brian was sooooo glad we were on separate airlines that day because once I started crying, I couldn’t stop. I cried all the way to TN. :) But I got there, the Blissdom ladies (knowing my ordeal and thinking of every detail) surprised me with a massage at the Opryland spa. (I am FOREVER grateful ladies!) A few hours in the spa was the trick because I walked out of there a new woman!
Imagine 750 women/mommy bloggers that are SMART, INSPIRING, HARD WORKERS, and strive to experience bliss in all they put their heart to…amazing. Can I just say WOW?!! Ali and Barbara, the two mastermind, savvy women behind Blissdom, knocked it out of the park! I was a little nervous to go because of sheer exhaustion. But mommy blogging conferences, especially amazing ones like Blissdom and EVO, are off the grid in creating a nurturing, inspiring, lovely environment. In fact, instead of feeling like I was running on empty, the Blissdom women FILLED me up. I’m serious. Being around all the creative energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to making a difference in the world–while juggling kids–BLISSDOM filled me up! It was an amazing two days, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to go.
Here are some of my favorite photos to recap those two blissful days!
the awesome, beautiful ladies from Mom it Forward (masterminds behind EVO too!)
a wonderful, spontaneous dinner with old and new friends, Janice from 5 minutes for mom, is in the blue–we first met almost 5 years ago at a SONY Mommy Blogging weekend that I did–amazing lady! Our wonderful, Michelle Riddle and Christina next to her! Then the fiery programmer who goes head to head with Brian every time, Maya. :) Lu Braxton (who makes me laugh so hard I almost wet my pants every time!), and the sparkly, wonderful Jenny!
Photography Session in Motion! Even the room was crazy BEAUTIFUL!!!
I also want to thank SONY for supporting me at Blissdom and also giving us a NEX-C3 to giveaway! You are going to hear (and see!) more from the winner soon!
Loved seeing all the smiles and enthusiasm in my sessions (loved the tears too!).
The evening entertainment was Joe Jonas! I kept telling Brian to get up on stage with him and throw roses to the ladies with Joe! But he wouldn’t!
I especially cherish this last photo! Brian and I have known Stacy DeBroff (of Mom Central) for a handful of years. I LOVE to pick her brain because this woman is a powerhouse! We were able to get some amazing catch up time with her and some valuable insight. (Thank you Stacy for caring so much!)
A BIG THANK YOU to all the beautiful Blissdom ladies! You are an incredible group!
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