BlogHer ’11: Day One

Let me start off by saying that I loved BlogHer ’11.

My feet have never been so sore in my life, or my personal schedule so busy.

I mean, I usually have a full calendar, but it’s with appointments/lessons/play dates for the kids not a full schedule of things that I need to do for just me. So that was a change. I felt like I never stopped moving from the time I woke up until I went to bed at night.  I literally had no down time.

I didn’t know it at the time, but the first day I arrived was relatively relaxing compared to the next few days, and just what I needed before a busy whirlwind of activity during the two official days of BlogHer.

I had the opportunity to attend a day long session called Life. Well. Lived. sponsored by P&G designed to help us find the joy in life and live abundantly.

The best part of the day though?  Spending the day with some of my favorite blogging friends.

I love that I get to work with/for my long time friends Francesca of SITS and Laurie Turk of Tip Junkie.

Meeting up with friends outside in the San Diego sunshine was golden, and I was thrilled to be able to meet Jill in person for the first time! (From left to right, Laurie Turk of Tip Junkie, Mama Kat of Mama’s Losin’ It, Amanda of Parenting by Dummies, Me, Jill Smoker, the Scary Mommy, and Francesca of SITS.)

What better way to end the session than with a Las Vegas inspired party?  Those P&G people know to to plan and execute a party.  And hire a great PR team that knows how treat their bloggers.

I can’t think of a better start to BlogHer ’11 than the one I had, so thanks friends and P&G!

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. What a lovely recap friend!

    I think I was right near you and didn’t realize it until it was too late and poof! You were gone.

    Busy, exhausting, wonderful. Sums it up, yes?

    Love the photos!

  2. Looks so fun! Wish I could have been there.

  3. Going into BlogHer, I had no idea who busy it would be. I did no research before hand on parties and such. I totally learned my lesson for next year.

  4. Wow, it’s like a ‘who’s who’ of bloggers. How does it feel to be famous?

  5. Wonderful pictures, sweetheart! But how on earth did we not get to hang out? Sigh.

  6. I really can’t believe that it took us this long to meet. But, it was so, so worth the wait. XOXO

  7. I love that shot of the 6 of you together!!! Such a gorgeous group. 🙂

  8. Do you ever take a bad photo??

    Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time filled with lots of great energy!

  9. so fun!! i’m also so jealous!!!