This is Fancy Friday, BlogLove edition.
On Sunday I started out for a little adventure. A venture up North to be surrounded by beautiful people and to breathe in the air of my norwegian roots.
There were 2 objectives for this trip. #1: Join up with fellow bloggers at BlogLove event hosted by LoveFeast Table. #2: Enjoy time with my friend since the 5th grade, Jane.
Both objectives were fulfilled with 100% success.
When Chris Ann & Kristen even slightly hinted that they would be hosting a BlogLove event in the Minneapolis area, I am sure I could be seen in the front row raising hand high, waving "Ooohh oohh oooh, me me me, pick me, please!!!!". A four hour trek is nothing when you are determined to have fun with a bunch of blogger women, oh and 1 brave blogger man (who has an amazing looking upside down grill pizza recipe I just have to try!)
|What an awesome way to display the drinks! item on my list #5,889,000: Find me a basin like that.|
|Do you see those beautiful platters full of fruit?|
|Kicking myself for not buying that candleabra that I wanted to!|
|Beautiful swag bags created by Kelli! Kelli has a custom drapery business and does gorgeous quality work!|
|She made 40 of these bags! That is definitely Bloglove!|
|I even had the honor of giving away one of our very own products. This vintage style apron now has a new home with Kristen of High Heels and a Hammer. Oh, and Mela...I forgive you for trying to swipe my dress form. ;o)|
|Chris Ann & Kristen speaking to us about what Bloglove is. For me it was a chance to be inspired by beautiful, talented women. A chance to smile, laugh, and have fun. A chance to google over amazing finds from Camille on Rouge!|
|It was a chance to actually meet and talk to Erin from House of Turquoise! Oh how I wish I LIVED in her blog!|
|Great to hear their are people out there that are concerned and looking out for the best interest of bloggers and handmade creators protection. Jensen Haus does just that!|
|Did I mention that I actually got to meet Gussy? Oh yeah..I did...and my start struckdom was quickly eased when I got to speak to her and see her sincere heart in person!|
|I know this picture is fuzzy, but the way the gal in grey was standing was just too cute! Looked like a model!|
|My apron next to the intoxicately good food table.|
|Devon may never hear the end of it until he gives up his recipe to his Spanish Ceaser salad. Devon is Kristen (of LoveFeast) chef husband! How lucky is she!|
|yummmmm, Manchego Cheese|
|So glad CA found another party bird to add to her collection!|
|If you have not checked out Camille on Rouge in Prior lake, it is a must see!|
|What a beautiful way to be greeted!|
|I have seen this chalkboard in their blog, but fell in love when I saw it in person.|
|What else do I love? This amazing table!|
|Group photo attempt take 1. Chris Ann, why aren't you looking at the camera?|
|Group photo attempt take 20. Chrisa Ann! the camera is over here!|
|Group photo attempt take 25. Wait? What camera do we look at? There were only 6 to choose from.|
|Group photo Take 6,355,789 Kristen...why are you checking your phone! ;o) Chris Ann...you look really pretty in this picture. Other Kristen, You are a trooper and win best smile award. |
For a complete list of who all attended the Minnesota Bloglove party, go here.
To see more beautiful and much more professional photos of Bloglove, go to Suzanne's Facebook page. Here are a few more photos Suzanne took.
Who knew taking a picture of someone taking a picture could turn out so cool! Thanks for the great photo of the swag fabric corsage buttons that we donated to the swag bags!
And....one last group photo:
Front row: left to right: Me, Allison from O My Family Blog, Maggie from Gussy, Jen from Coconut Belly, Back: Johanna from These Prices, Kristina from A Joy Walk, and last but very much not the least...Amanda from I Am Baker and I Am Mommy.
I didn't get any photos of Anna from Girl With a Blog, but Anna deserves a shout out because well...she gives the best hugs, is super sweet, and I think she could be one of my new bff's! One of those people you just click with right away!
I don't want to end this post...just like I didn't want to end this night! But I think I will save some for another post. ;o) Thank you EVERYONE for a wonderful night, and for allowing this Iowa girl to crash your state!