Southern Bloggers Conference

I was thrilled to get ready and go to the conference.

So not going to lie though,  I was totally nervous!!

The idea of actually meeting these people I have followed through blogs

 was both exciting and so scary… not sure that is the right emotion

but it’s what I typed so okay.

I made a cute name tag and business card thingies with chocolate to win my way into hearts… 

who doesn’t love a piece of chocolate I mean??

And Annie tried to get a total stranger to take our picture

when we were waiting for the hotel shuttle – 

because I had too many Vera Bradley bags with me.

Yes, I needed a big rolling bag rather than the cute bags.. But alas I didn’t.

And I cropped the bags at our feet!!

We were so tired… Early flight no sleep!!

I totally had to step out of my box and go meet people… 

Here’s a great collage of photos from Leo of Cottage at the Crossroads.

{Go check out their blog for a wonderful picture recap of the conference.}

Wonderful women at the cocktail hour that Friday night!! 

Yes that’s me in the top right pic!! Smiling and having fun!!

But I had one picture I wanted to get on this trip!!

I absolutely adore KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms

and I was a mission!!

So my new sweet fellow La Craie friend here…

Nadine of The Spotted Leopard

Helped me go be what felt like a teenager at a concert-

or a stalker…

and get this picture!!

It’s me and KariAnne of ThistleWood Farms!!!

She was such a doll and I had no idea she

is from McKinney!! It was so fun talking with her!!

I love her photography and style of writing.

And so want her farmhouse in the middle of nowhere!!

Definitely a highlight moment!!

The ladies really outdid themselves with this conference!!

There were amazing speakers- so sad I didn’t get more pictures!!

I did meet and talk with so many awesome bloggers and lovely women!!

Next time I will actually use my camera and take more pictures!!

Silly me!!

But the most important thing I think I walked away beyond all the notes and great speakers.


Have a wonderful and blessed day!! Thank you for stopping in!! ~ Lori


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  1. HI Lori!
    You did have the most memorable (and delicious) card! The conference was amazing – and I had the best time. Great meeting you and can’t wait til next year!

  2. Sheila says:

    Love your blog! Have you seen the youtube video Sh%t Southern Women Say? I think you’d find it funny 🙂


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