AZ Blogger Meet-up

for the record, the cute baby i'm holding is Alexis'. i did not have a secret baby. 

Camille and Katie are the awesome brains behind the Arizona Blogger Meetup group and recently hosted the first party at Sweet Cakes in downtown Mesa.  
it was so so fun to go and meet lots of new girls in this awesome Arizona community. 
and the sweet treats from Sweet Cakes definitely were the literal icing on the cake. 

when we first moved to Arizona i had a really hard time thinking about all the friends i left behind. 
i felt very alone most days and didn't really know who to turn to or what to do with myself. 
i missed all my friends so much, including all the wonderful girls i met through blogging. 

i didn't really know anyone in the blogging community in Arizona. 
i had heard of all their blogs but didn't actually know them personally. 
and since i'm entirely too nervous to put myself out there to the veterans Arizonans, i just kind of concluded that i would probably just be the odd-man-out here. 

then i met all these super amazing, super friendly girls and everything changed. 
[some before this meet-up who i am incredibly grateful for!]

all of a sudden i felt like i found a little place for myself, 
like i actually had friends again. 
i didn't feel so alone anymore. 

since meeting these wonderful women, i have felt my whole perspective and attitude change. 
i know even Adam has seen a change when i go meet up with friends and come back rejuvenated and happy. 

that's by far my favorite part about blogging, 
the wonderful community and friendships that are made. 
i honestly don't know where i would be without them! 

Chrissy from Let Me See Your Sparkle
Alexis from Alexis Laughs

of course i ended up snuggling that little baby all night and talking to lots of people that i didn't get a chance to take a lot of pictures. 
but here is the list of everyone who came and you should definitely check out all their blogs!

thank you Camille and Katie for an awesome night!!
it was so fun and much needed.
now i can't wait for the next one
{maybe a west side meet-up?? :)}


Katherine said...

This looks like SO much fun!

Alyssa said...

So wish I could have gone!! Yes! A west side meet up is a MUST!! (: so glad you had fun!!

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

SO awesome and SO jealous! I need to attend some sort of meet up or conference stat! HAPPY for you that you had a great time! XOOXO

Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

SH said...

What a fun blogger meet up!! Love that photobooth.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

The Hartungs Blog

katilda said...

woot woot! So excited for May! We've already started planning :) We're bouncing a few locations around but hopefully, whether it's in May or at a future event, it won't be so far away from you! Stay tuned.

Jenna // The Life of the Wife said...

Yay for blogger meetups & new friends!! But we miss you here too :)

Megan Tenney said...

West side, baby! Glad you had fun- wish I could have made it!

Kndbbdjk said...

It was so fun to meet you! I know what you mean about how good it felt to make new friends! :)

Jenn @ What You Make It said...

Sooo so fun! I'm jealous I don't really know that many other bloggers here. Maybe I just need to reach out to the ones I know and try to start a meet-up! I agree, it's the best meeting new people and making new friends through blogging - who knew that someone you met online could become a real-life friend?

AND I've been too long absent from your blog, but it looks fantastic! I love the re-design (sorry if that was forever ago)! Anyways, I'm back to being a loyal follower again, and following on Bloglovin' too!

Melanie Van Wynsberg said...

How fun! I'd love to do something like this! :)

Kassi said...

It looks like a great time! Maybe I can make the next one!