Utah Blogger Meet-Up

on Friday i had the amazing opportunity to meet some fabulous local bloggers!

i cannot even begin to describe how much fun i had meeting these lovely ladies! i know it’s totally high-school-style to say this, but it honestly made me feel really special/awesome to be invited to such an event. basically, i felt really cool! :)

after i got married and had Elijah {pretty fast}, i started feeling really distanced from a lot of my girl friends. we were all busy with school and then to top it off i now had a husband and baby to take care of. it was really hard for a long time to not have that regular “girl bonding” anymore.

since i’ve started really pursuing this whole blogging thing, i have met so many wonderful women that i have truly been great examples and friends to me. these women could relate so well to what i was going through, they reached out to me and accepted me for who i am, and every day i felt such a wonderful boost of love and support from their sweet comments and emails.

i was telling my friend, Jessica, about it today and she put it in such a great way:
“not only are you able to bless others [or try to help bless others] with your blog, but your blog is also helping to bless you.”

and that’s exactly how i feel.

so when Gentri invited me to attend this awesome blog party, i couldn’t be more excited!! i was so happy to meet some of these women in person and be able to meet new bloggers that were sure to become life-long friends.

 enough of this mushy/emotion stuff!
i’m sure you really want to see pictures!

since i pretty much only took pictures of the food
{yes, my priorities may be a little skewed},
i stole borrowed some of these pictures from some other lovely ladies blogs.
[thanks Autumn, Gentri, and Savannah!]

we had the party at Dear Lizzie which i have been dying to go to for a loooooong time.
loved it!
such a cute little boutique!

blogger meet up
[Autumn, Meredith, Jenna]
[i look so intense right here]
special THANK YOU to my good friend Kelsey who helped curl my hair and pick out my outfit!!

[the brains behind the fabulous party: Gentri, Ashley, and Kelsey C.]
   bp[Katrina, me, Hayley
[Savannah, Meredith, Jenna]

bp3[Lauren, Ashley, Kelsey C., Kelsey A.]
[Kelsey S., Ally

Gentri and Ashley were able to get some local businesses and favorite shops to donate items to raffle off. definitely a big plus! even some sponsors/friends close to my heart donated items to give away: Sebastian Design & Rhi’s Designs.


back row: Jenna, Hayley, Ashley
back middle: Meredith, Katrina, Kelsey A., Kelsey S., Lauren 
behind the chairs: Katie, KyleeAutumn, Holly, Ally, Jen
sitting: me, Alycia, Savannah, Gentri, Rachel, Sarah, Kelsey C.
[not pictured: Kaycie
{i hope i got that all right!}

when you get bloggers together, of course you talk a lot. so after Dear Lizzie closed their doors, a few of us headed over to Kneaders to continue visiting. we ended up being there til past close and definitely had lots of good/interesting/crazy conversations!

back row: me, Jenna, Meredith, Kaycie, Autumn
front row: Savannah, Ashley, Alycia, Kylee, Kelsey C., Gentri 

it was seriously the most fun i had had in a loooooonnnnnggggg time!!
can’t wait to do it again!
{we will do it again, right? ;)}


Gentri said...

Most definitely!! :) we have to. Its like potato chips- you can't have just one. Haha! And oh that picture... I'm not sure how I feel about my monkey face being all over the Internet... Hahaha! It was so fun! And I totally agree about blogging. I seriously feel so incredibly blessed every day to associate w such amazing people!

Unknown said...

You MUST do this again! Steven and I plan on being in SLC by next year and I soooo want to be included! You ladies are so inspiring!

<3 Daryl
Roots, Wings, and Other Things.

Ashley said...

Jealous! What a lovely group of girls!

Autumn @ Autumn All Along said...

It was so much fun, I'm glad you got a night away from everything :)

(I am also really excited to wear that necklace at Halloween)

GingerPeachT said...

Ooh that looks so cute and fun!! I wish I could meet you all too!! Maybe someday! :-)

Jessica Sebastian said...

These pictures are AWESOME! Love it. And I'm QUOTED...you make me feel so special. :)

Aubrey said...

WOW! Looks like you had so much fun- and you totally deserve it!

I love your hair and your outfit!

Kylee said...

i'm definitely down to do it again :)

Rachel Sayumi Porter said...

So cute. So happy I got to meet all of you! xoxo!!!!

Alana said...

I am so so jealous! Bring the party to Omaha, please!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

CUTE! You can steal any pictures from me anytime! I LOVE you, you're the cutest :) I know it's hard going from constant girl time when you're single, to almost no girl time when you're married. We need to do this like once a month!?

Ashley from Sloanbook said...

Oh I love this post! And it was SO good to meet you! I will be saving these photos for sure :) Have a good day girl!!!

his little lady said...

all of these images are just so beautiful! it looks like so much fun! i wish i could have made it!!
xo TJ

Christine Frandsen said...

I can't believe how much your blog has grown since I last dropped by. Pretty impressive!

Katie said...

I think we should definitely do it again! Now that we kinda know more of each other.

Emma Frances said...

All of you ladies are GORGEOUS and I am so jealous! This makes me want to move to Utah to be near all of you wonderful bloggers! :]