Wednesday, August 7, 2013

My FIRST blogging conference

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Thanks Ruche, for hooking us up with these adorable middy-rings !
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@happyhust and @fashionisevo
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My boyfriend is so supportive and kinda awesome <3
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By the way, these ladies were as genuine as you could imagine. They can do no wrong!
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Networking party...and I found an awesome quote from {Delightfully Tacky}

I hash tagged the crap out of #TXSC13 this weekend and this is why...:)

My brain (and body) are just now catching up with what I call an AWESOME WEEKEND! Texas Style Council hosted a conference last weekend for women bloggers, makers, entrepreneurs and an all around awesomely creative and talented bunch. This year's theme was {Summer School} and now I remember what school was like...not a lot of sleep, parties and early morning classes...phew! Although alternatively, I was jumping out of bed every morning ready to attend sessions taught by some of my blogger idols. It was amazing! Not to mention, my fellow peers were some of the sweetest gals ever:)

It may be nearly impossible to talk about all of the topics we touched on but these are a few bits of advice I loved:
  •  Learning keeps us humble.
  • Challenge yourself.
  • Be specific about your goals.
  • Make connections that are personal.
  • Teaching = learning
  • Happiness is a choice!
  • Attend Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University
  • Quit slackin' and make shit happen!
  • Don't drink and blog.

After all of the hullabaloo, I'm only going to continue to improve my blog. I want to keep challenging myself to do things I may think I'm terrible at. After all, nothing about my life is perfect and I don't ever want to portray that. I DO believe in stepping out of comfort zones and I'm so grateful to have people in my life that support my shenanigans.

*SHOUT OUT to all of our sponsors and the amazing LuLu's for hosting our clothing swap. They hooked me up with my prom dress, I felt so lucky! I'm definitely planning on shopping with them and Ruche in the future...great prices too!

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

- Sylvia Plath


  1. Sounds like you had a blast... love love love Austin, TX! Thanks for sharing that amazing advice, too :)

    Dana Ivy

  2. I am sooo sad I couldn't go to Austin this weekend! I was about to register, but some family issues came up. I am happy you had fun and met a lot of amazing women. I'm loving your dress! Hopefully I'll be able to go next year. Something exciting to look forward to!

    1. Aw darn... I hope you can come next year too! I definitely plan on staying involved. It was such a great experience and the relationships are priceless:) I hope I see you next time!

  3. Haven't heard of this blogger conference, thanks for sharing!
    I guess that a DSLR is our best investment=)

    1. It SO is:)! Still working out the kinks...but my I could only do iPhone pics for so long lol

  4. Seems like great time :) xx

  5. So I saw a whole bunch of images on instagram and was like, what is all of this?? I love your photos and I've never been to awesome but it looks like a great place. When I saw the photos of the second chance prom I thought that is such a good idea! So creative. Love that you got some great inspiration and are going to continue being great!


    1. Thanks Louisa! I was all over instagram/twitter...hashtaggin' up a storm!:) Prom round TWO was so much better than the first time lol...I appreciate the comment love