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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Houston Blogger Meetup {Recap}

Our Houston blogger meet up finally arrived and was so fun!  I think it’s natural to be a little nervous meeting face-to-face with people you haven’t actually “met” before, but these gals were so easy going and friendly and fun to be around.  A margarita (or two) didn’t hurt either!   Here’s the beautiful bunch of girls that were able to attend. 

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Once we all started chatting, it was like we’d already been friends for ages.  I was happy to learn that a few people live and work near me, so hopefully, we can see each other again soon.

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Emily (Name 5 Things); Susannah (Life Behind the Ivy); Emily (Decor Chick)

I had met Emily (N5T) once before so it was great to get together again.  Susannah is so sweet and just easy to be around.  You may remember that Emily (Decor Chick) and I are buds pre-blog and she has become an even closer friend over this last year. 

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Tiffanie (Pineapples & Pickles); Breann (Life and Love of a Parrothead); Lauren (Mr. and Mrs. Goontz)

Can you believe that Tiffanie and Breann just had babies?!  I thought they looked phenomenal.  If you want to see some seriously cute baby boys, you need to visit their blogs.  And turns out Lauren is our resident newlywed!  Awwww!

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Laurel (Go Against the Grain); Nancy (Loves to Create); Amy (blog currently inactive)

Laurel and Nancy were so sweet to bring hand-crafted goodies for all of us.  Laurel brought these fun straws and Nancy created hand-made cards.  Those girls are both so talented!

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Laurel also makes these “bride-to-be” straws and you can order them (and other fun things) here.

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They don’t know it yet, but they inspired me to make some hand-crafted mother’s day cards today!  Thank you Laurel and Nancy!

And how cute is Amy?  Since her blog is currently inactive, I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s up and running.

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Me; Amanda (Amanda Carol Interiors), Kristen (Fit 2 Feel Better)

Amanda and I discovered we have a shared love of favorite fabrics and Kristen is just too adorable.  I couldn’t believe we were the same age since she looks like she’s 24:)

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Emily (Decor Chick);  Cyndy (The Exchange); Elsa (Casa Greer)

I have to give a shout out to Cyndy who drove 2 hours to meet up!  How awesome is that?  Elsa is so genuine and I loved getting to know her more.  And I just love her sense of style.

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Elz (Elzabelz

If you follow Elz on twitter, you know how funny she is, and in-person she is just full of energy and a really vibrant person.  I appreciated getting to talk to her about schools for James for the future since she has some experience.

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After we ate and hung out, we walked across the street and went to Anthro, West Elm, and Z Gallerie.  I don’t think anyone made any major purchases, but it was fun to just browse around together.

I know it’s not always easy to get away from your life, errands, or family in the middle of a Saturday afternoon, so I’m really thrilled that this worked out.  Some people who wanted to join weren’t able to make it, but don’t worry, we’re hoping we do another meet up in the future:)

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29 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks so fun! I want to come to Houston next time... Or I'll host ya'll in Santa Barbara, CA next time ;)

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  2. What great fun! Great bloggers' gathering.

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  3. Looking good ladies.



    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  4. Ah, that looks like so much fun! I had to miss it last minute (bummer!), but I so want to come to the next one! :)

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  5. Your photos turned out fab, my photos didn't turn out well at all except for a couple :( Thanks again for organizing this gathering and I look forward to more in the future! Hugs from Conroe!

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  6. Ahh that was so fun. It felt like we had all been friends for years. So fun and can't wait to do it again!

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  7. SO much fun! Thanks for organizing it all. Can't wait for the next one!

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  8. How fun! Great photos of all of you. Megan, you're beautiful. Sounds like a perfect Saturday afternoon.

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  9. So jealous! Looks like everyone had a great time.

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  10. Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Thanks for introducing me to some fabulous new blogs as well :)

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  11. How fun to finally meet face to face! Have a great day!

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  12. So glad to have met everyone! Thanks for the little shout out and be sure to show us how your mother's day cards turned out!

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  13. Thank you so much Megan for organizing and hosting! I loved meeting you Megan and all of the fabulous ladies! What an amazing group of women! Thank you again Megan!

    Cyndy

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  14. I had so much fun! Thanks to all of the ladies who answered all of my blogging questions (-: Everybody was so sweet and nice and talented. Can't wait for the next one!

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  15. it was really fun!!! and I look like the one who had the TWO margaritas! LOL

    And next time your up for a High Fashion Home run- call me!!

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  16. i certainly want to join next time! looks like so much fun!

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  17. How fun! Ya'll are all so cute. The Atlanta girls were getting together the same time. You all had a great turnout & isn't it so much fun to meet up with other bloggers? We will definitely be doing it again too.

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  18. It was so much fun. Big Thanks to you & Emily for organizing. Thanks also for your sweet words about me and that totally natural pic! Email or DM me anytime you have any questions about schools. Hope to see you soon.

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  19. Oh, how fun! I've only had one bloggy meet-up. Richella from Imparting Grace came to my Nannie's town in NC to meet me and we had the nicest time. Most bloggers are pretty true to their "online personas," I think. How nice that you had a good group of girls to get together!

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  20. Wow- I wish I lived closer! Looks like an amazing time! So great that you were all able to meet up. Blogging is a great thing - you can meet so many great people who share similar interests! :)

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  21. Megan, thanks so much for organizing- I had so much fun meeting and getting to know everyone! Next time I'll plan better so I can come shopping too!
    Let's have another meet up again soon!

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  22. SO MUCH FUN!!! Thanks so much for organizing. I can't wait for all of us to get together again.

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  23. Oh, I love it. What a great day. Fun to see all of you girls in these photos. Thanks for sharing, Megan!!

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  24. That looks like SUCH a GOOD time. I'm jealz. Glad ya'll could make it work out and have a successful meetup!

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  25. So fun!!! I'm thrilled it worked out for you guys...and now I have some new blogs to check out!

    Megan, how do you look adorable and hot at the same time?!?!

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  26. I hated to have to miss it but hubby had some things we needed to do; and I had a crawfish boil to go to at 4:00...hopefully next time, although y'all are all so cute, I feel like the grandma of the Houston bloggers!! :D
    Suzanne

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  27. Wow I was down the block at Chicos wish I knew you were all there I love Escalentes.

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  28. A Houston blogger!!! me too! I'll be on the look out for the next meet up.

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  29. Looks like lots of fun! I live in Houston too!

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