I spent my Saturday in a dark bar with a bunch of hot women from the Internet. How’d you spend yours?
I have to admit I was suddenly overcome with nervousness the first five minutes I was there because of an unexpected “uhhhh…meeting lots of new people” reflex. I wasn’t going to mention that, but I know some people go through that…so there you have it. Once I started talking I was fine, so much so that I probably didn’t stop talking ALL DAY and ALL NIGHT. Just ask Mrs. 007 and Lori from Front Porch Legacy, both lovely new bloggers from Middle Tennessee that I sat with.
Check out these Blissdom speakers:
- Tsh from Simple Mom (who needs Martha Stewart?)
- Jennifer from Playgroups Are No Place for Children (check out her informative posts for bloggers)
- THE original Busy Mom
- The Nester (squeeee!)…again, who the heck is Martha?
- Lotus from Sarcastic Mom
- Karla from Looking Towards Heaven, VP of Blissfully Domestic
- Alli, the queen bee of Blissfully Domestic
- Megan from Velveteen Mind who can work that mike and is the brainchild behind Blog Nosh magazine
- Robin, editor of Blissfully Domestic’s new faith channel
- and keynote speaker Lynn Terry of Click Newz
Michelle Lamar (White Trash Mom) was not able to attend and I was bummed because I was hoping she’d demonstrate some mad Halloween tampon crafting skillz.
It was all very informal with lots of great hair in one room. I mean I could not stop wanting to touch the Queen of Shake Shake’s hair when we were talking, ya’ll. Leisa Hammett, a Nashville writer whose 12-year-old daughter is an amazingly talented artist, was also queen of hair for the day. So I’m obsessed with hair…I digress.
We were treated to an awesome performance by Jessie Baylin, who just appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Several of us went to dinner at Sunset Grill and I sat with some of my Nashville peeps and the Cincinatti crew: Shannan from Mommy Bits, Susan from Working Moms Against Guilt, and Amy in Ohio. I thought about taking Mrs. CPA’s adorable baby girl home with me, but decided against it.
Everyone there was just awesome and I know I am forgetting to link to some of you lovely ladies (like just now I am adding Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers and Missy from the House of Flying Monkeys). (Gush, gush, smooch, smooch.)
Mark your calendars for February when Blissdom STRIKES AGAIN. Will there be signature pink Blisstinis? I bet there will.
p.s. Thanks to Johnson & Johnson for helping me provide their great new Melt Away Stress lotion for the swag bags!
p.p.s. Secret Agent Mama has an awesome photo set on Flickr from Blissdom. She is an amazing photographer! Ginger at Attention Target Shoppers has a great recap…I met her Saturday and got one of her fun business cards.