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Sunday, June 3, 2012

meeting new blogger friends

I've seen blogger meetups in other parts of the country and always wanted to attend one. Thanks to my dear friend Tracy, who hosted the Sacramento Area Blogger Meet & Greet, I finally had the opportunity to attend one yesterday. She did such a great job pulling this event together. Our party favors were these darling mason jars to be filled at the candy bar. My jar was filled to the brim with gummy worms. Yum!




Our meet and greet took place over lunch. There was a fixed menu which made everything easier. The menu had several scrumptious dishes to choose from. I ordered the spinach salad with the chipotle chicken pizza. It was delicious!


Eighteen bloggers attended this meet and greet which was perfect. It was still an intimate group which allowed me to really get to know everyone. Bloggers from all different niches shared their stories about how and why they started blogging. There were DIY, infertility, adoption, humor, lifestyle, wedding planning bloggers and much more. The women that attended were from all walks of life, ranging from 20 something to 50 something. Yet, despite our ages and life circumstances, we all bonded over this crazy, little thing called blogging. It was such a fun event!





At the end of the event, I gave each of the bloggers that attended a small favor with my blog URL. Since the name of my blog is Dreaming of Dimples, I thought the most fitting gift would be an eye mask and a wish that each of their dreams come true.


If a blogger meetup pops up in your area, I highly recommend attending one. If you're in the Northern California area, I'll be posting a button for the next meet and greet. It's currently planned for September 22nd.

28 comments:

Faith said...

So awesome! Looks like a great time!

I want to go to something like this!

mommy someday said...

Wow, sounds like it was a blast! Wonder if there is anything planned out on the east coast.

Katie said...

I want to go to one!! That looks so fun! what beautiful ladies and adorable favors. ; )

Courtney B said...

Oh my heck... wish I lived in California!! This looks like a PERFECT blogger meet up! So many yummy treats and beautiful girls! So glad you went :)

Alicia said...

You California girls are so awesome! :)

Michelle P said...

Looks like a great time!

hayley [see.hay.fly] said...

it was so fun getting to know you, and again, the favors...so cute!

Mrs. H said...

I love the sleeping masks. I wear one every night. I've always wanted to attend a bloggy camp or meetup but I've never seen one in Miami or near by.

Ana F. said...

It was so nice to meet you! And thanks again for the sleeping mask, it's darling! :)

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

Very cool - glad you had a great time :) I stole one of your pictures, hope you don't mind!!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

So great meeting you Saturday! Thanks again for the eye mask, that was so sweet of you! :)

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I was so nice to finally meet you! Thank you so much for the eye mask! I look forward reading your blog and keeping in touch with all the ladies!

Lucy McCracken said...

wow it looks like you had a wonderful time. This would be so fun to attend. :) great photos :)

Nicole Marie said...

i love the labels for the candy jars! and what a sweet thoughtful gift you gave everyone!

With Glitter On Top said...

this looked like such a blast! just found your blog and I love it!! please come check mine out some time :D

ADSchill said...

That looked like so much fun! Wow! And those favors were adorable! Glad you were able to connect with some wonderful ladies.

Kristin said...

Wow I am super jealous, sounds like a great time.

kimberly @ lush lounge said...

It was really nice meeting you on Saturday and thank you for the sleepy mask! :) See you again in September!

p.s. I love your header!

Nikskie said...

sounds so fun!!!
i've never had blogger meeting but always want to go

DandelionBreeze said...

What a wonderful idea... looks amazing :)) xoxo

shay said...

Hi, new follower! I just went back and read all your posts and wanted to introduce myself... i stumbled on you from Tracy's blog (Then I Got to Thinking) and as someone who has started the IF journey a few months ago, I definitely can't wait to follow you on yours. Good luck with everything, I can totally relate!

Shay
http://shayssilverlinings.blogspot.com/

Ashley Eliza said...

how fun! i love meeting blog friend in real life.. so glad i came across your blog. & now we are IG friends!!!!

xoxo

♥B said...

This looks so fun!! Jealous!

♥ B

With Love From, Michigan

Aleksandra said...

Just found your blog. Love it! Had 2 fallow!

Maria said...

What an awesome event and opportunity to get to know so many women. I. Love it! Everything looked wonderful...the menu...favors...your cute masks...
It amazes me each day, the compassion in others and relationships Jwe build from blogging. It is such a blessing.
I flew to UT in March to meet a "blog" friend and it was one of the greatest experiences.
keeping you in my thoughts, Jessah!
Have a sweet day!
Xox
Maria

DaenelT said...

Omg! It looks like you had a great time. Love the little party favors, very cute.

smk053078 said...

If I read one more blogger meet up I am going to cry! No, kidding! I just wish that we could get something like this together in Austin. There aren't too many of us here! Looks like so much fun!!
xo,
Shanna

Crystal Marie~ said...

Awesome event!! I just starting blogging about my IF journey a couple months ago and would love to attend in Sep. I'm in Northern Cali. too. After 7 years of TTC I thought a blog could help me through the this painful journey. Love yours, keep it up!!
Crystal~

www.findingjoyinthejourney-crystalmarie.blogspot.com

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