On Thursday I checked in to the conference at Thanksgiving Point, and got a SA-WEET sponsor goody bag. I tried to be cool about it and not act like I've never gotten anything for free before, but I kinda freaked when I saw this LOOT. Justifiable, right?
I will try and post about the contents as I use each product. SO much fun stuff. And of course, all the awesome business cards I collected over the weekend are pictured in front of the pile. It was so great to connect in real life with bloggers I've known about, and discover the talents of so many new ones.
I attended lots of great classes and could go on and on about what I learned and how many cool, crafty ladies out there blog, but I would be here forever.
"Blogging Basics" taught by Amy from Mod Podge Rocks, Cheri from I am Momma Hear me Roar, Cindy from Skip to My Lou, and Kari from U Create.
"Discovering and Defining your Style" taught by Ana White, Emily from Decor Chick, Kate from Centsational Girl, and Shelley from The House of Smiths.
Besides these and the other awesome classes, SNAP abounded in good food, good friends, and beautiful sights.
The top picture is from the main venue we all got together at for dinner and a program each night. Bottom left- super impressive SNAP themed cake by Ashlee at I'm Topsy Turvy, and the bottom right was the business card--I repeat-- business card of Ashleigh and Kathryn at Bee in Our Bonnet, made especially for the conference. Impressive stuff.
Got to hang out lots with my buddy Brittany and help her prep Bake it Pretty for the AMAZING Queen Bee Market. It was hard not to go crazy with all the adorable handmade items being sold.
Ahhhh . . . It was such a beautiful weekend at Thanksgiving Point, too. On Saturday evening my husband and son went with me to the Tulip Festival before I left for the final dinner and program.
Can you even believe this picture? Taken with my phone, no less. Incredible.
If you haven't noticed, I had such a blast at SNAP! Thank you to the entire team who put it together and to all who participated. I also have to give a huge shout out to my husband who was so supportive of me being gone two weekends in a row. He took so much time out of his busy dental school schedule to take care of our little Grant and never let on if he was stressed. I enjoyed my little retreat so much, and it wouldn't have been possible without him. He even pretended to be interested in all my bloggy/crafty ramblings each night. What a guy.
Yay for SNAP! Can't wait till next year!