Friday, November 7, 2014

I Love New Friends

Happy Friday! It's been a whirlwind of a week! I'll have to post more about this week later, for now I want to share my latest awesome blogging experience.
This past Sunday, I was lucky enough to participate in the Atlanta Blogger's Network second meet-up. It was so fun getting to know some ladies in real life that I read daily. I'm of course a bad blogger, and completely forgot to take pictures AT the meet-up. But Thanks to Becca and Melissa, plenty of other pictures were taken and we were given the OK to use them in our posts.

The meet-up was held at GlowDry. AKA: an absolutely beautiful blowout / makeup / beauty bar.

Becca and Melissa went all out! We had mimosas, muffins, and swag bags! I seriously felt like a celebrity!

We played games, won prizes, and sped dated other bloggers to get to know more about them. To let you really feel the experience: PHOTO DUMP!


 New T-shirt! Super soft and super comfy!
My "swag!"

So yeah... tons of fun! I love these ladies and I'm SO blessed to be part of this awesome network. 
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And it is Friday, So I'd like to give some shout outs to a few of my favorite blog reads from this week. Linking up with Meagan from All the Joys for Blogger Love / Friday Favorites!
All The Joys Friday Favorites
+ Lindsay at Bourbon, Lipstick and Stilettos nailed it again with another awesome recipe this week. My food pinterest board is quickly filling up thanks to this lovely lady! This week was White Chicken Chili.

+ Lora at Heart of Life made me cry this week. Dancing With a Limp. A post about remembering her Grandmother after losing her two years ago. I lost my Grandma on my mom's side of the family last December. It's hard. This post was just so beautiful and so moving. The quote in Lora's post really hit me hard. It's so true though. Go read it, but brace yourself and grab the tissues!

+ Mary-Keith posted about Community this week. I love my little community. My friends and family in real life, and my friends that feel like family in the blogging world. I'm so thankful for both. Mary-Keith's post was a great reminder for just how important community is.

+ Anne at Love the Here and Now wrote about a really great organization! Operation Christmas Child. I love everything about this. It really hit close to home because when Zander was two, we were having a really tough time that year, and even lost our apartment. A wonderful family sponsored Zander for Christmas so he wouldn't have to go without, so this organization is something I feel very close to!

+ Rebekah at Living Lavender asked What's In A Name? Picking a really great blog name is probably one of the hardest things I was tasked with when it came to starting this little blog of mine. I absolutely LOVE my name (Thanks, Amanda)  Rebekah's post was really great and thought provoking. Is your name one that will grow with your blog? Will you need to "re-brand"?

What were your favorites this week? Have you been to a blogger meetup? Tell me all about it! :)

25 comments :

  1. I love reading all the posts about the Atlanta Blogger's Network! Looks like an awesome time! And thanks for the shoutout again! Have a great Friday!

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  2. Thanks for the shout out :)
    Glad y'all had fun at the meet up!

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  3. We really had a lot of fun. I'm so happy that I was able to participate and get to meet some amazing ladies! :) And you're welcome with the shout out! :) <3 ya!

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  4. you're welcome sweetie! It was a really great post! :)

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  5. I remember being so jealous on Sunday when you gals were posting pictures of the meetup on Instagram LOL

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  6. just come down to Atl! we'll take you in as one of our own ;) it's not THAT bad of a drive from Canada, right?

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  7. Yay!!! So glad I got to meet you!

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  8. me too! :) I had a lot of fun. you and Melissa are great for throwing it all together.

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  9. i love all your blogger love! the meet up looked like soo much fun! one day I will go to one, mark my words

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  10. This looks like so much fun! I live very near Atlanta! I would love to go the next one !


    XO, Erica


    www.mymistersmrs.blogspot.com

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  11. Erica, the more the merrier! Go to the Atl Bloggers Network site that I linked to earlier in the post to join the mailing list! :)

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  12. I really hope you do! They're seriously so much fun. It was amazing getting to meet all of the lovely ladies. :)

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  13. I want to go to a blogger meet up! I hope they do one around here soon. Glad you had a blast...looks like so much fun!!

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  14. Just read your choices...so good!! Ok...off to take a nap! ;)

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  15. enjoy your nap! I'm submitting resumes like crazy today. le sigh. lol

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  16. just come down here to atlanta! we'd love to have you! xoxo

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  17. What a cool night! I so wish I could have been there but I was away on vacation. Looks like a much better venue than the last one we went to. Love the speech bubbles!

    V
    Life+1

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  18. Thank you for sharing my post! It's such a great organization! So happy you had a great time at the meet up!

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  19. I agree! I was excited to get more information about it. :) I hope you have a great weekend.

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  20. I think Becca and Melissa are already planning the next one! I hope you can go to the next one and we can meet in person. :)

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  21. IT looks like you had a great time! I hope I get to participate in one out here some day!

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  22. I feel like there are so many blogs I don't know about! Another reason why I love this link up :)

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  23. Well dang! I thought I commented on Friday but I don't think it went through! (That or I never hit "post" haha) Your meet up sounds/looks like it was so much fun! And you are just the cutest nerd I ever did see! I loved Anne's post as well... do you know how awesome that would be if you guys at some point sponsored a child? Talk about full circle!!!! It's SO cool!

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  24. Okay I Definitely will!

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