We arrived at the hotel rather late on Wednesday and by the time we has washed the road out of our hair the fun was basically over. @KarisCM and I managed to get some great chocolate anyway.
Yesterday we walked around Grove Arcade for awhile, ran into Heaven’s Rain, a sponsor at Type-A-Mom and very, very cool maternity and children’s store and headed back to the hotel to help get her swag bag goodies there for everyone.
Registration was chaotic but I worked the desk for about 2 1/2 hours and it was an AWESOME way to meet everyone and put the faces with the Twitter handles finally. What a great group of women we are, seriously.
Then came Speed-Dating – totally awesome. Not only did I get to share more about The Untrained Housewife and how excited I am about that site, but I got to learn more about what everyone else was doing. Great idea, Kelby! That was totally fun.
Finally connected with @Suburban_Farmer – who writes for Untrained Housewife AND is working on her own book right now, and @ecochicdiva – a gal who is affiliated with KikaPaprika, the eco-friendly clothing line I am wearing all week. This picture is the shirt, pants and tank top I wore while shopping Thursday morning. Totally comfortable and one-of-kind looking, but organic fabrics and clothing made in the United States. Fun!
At the reception I was also able to connect with @midwifeamy as well, who is here representing Lamaze. She is also working on a book and pregnancy blogging site. Such brilliant people, eh? Sidney (my handsome husband) came along to the reception with me and I had so much fun talking and chatting and chilling out I ended up being the mom they had to call to come pick up their kids from Kids Con. Um – whoops! Is a big mouth a good excuse? Lol!
Now I’m up earlier than should be possible and totally excited to meet up with some of my other friends that I missed yesterday. Breakfast, Sessions, Speaking (Woohoo!) and more today! If you didn’t find me yesterday, please find me today. Give me your card and let me know what you do – I am interested.