Saturday, August 13, 2011 day

Stephanie Neilson
Ricki Lake

Hanging with 3000+ women at BlogHer for a weekend was just what I needed. It's reassuring to know I am not the only person that hears that little voice...."what do I want to be when I grow up?" This conference came at a perfect time.....Sarah just started full day Kindergarten and I need a kick in the pants to start this next phase of my life.

People come in our lives for reasons. Stephanie Nielson has influenced my life in such a positive way. I love her style, determination and feel like she is a long time friend . I follow Nie Nie Dialogues and am a much better mom for knowing her story.

Chatting with Ricki Lake about home births was an interesting experience. I really don't have an opinion about home births but I think if you want to do it ...go for it. She is lovely. She will be back on TV in 2012.

BlogHer also allowed me some time with my friend Natalie. Our lives are busy with kids, school, work but she is the type of friend you can pick up like no time has passed. All these women made an impression on me and it came at a time that I really needed the conversations and motivation. When people ask me about blogging I always think "well, I don't really know why I blog".......after this weekend I know why I blog.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sunshine and Sausage

Ahhhh Mr. Sunshine
one of the exhibit halls

Bravo TV's Top Chef finalist Brian Malarkey co-owner of Stingaree

New friends
Lori Well Connected Mom and yikes I forgot her name..
Longtime friend Tonya Create-Celebrate-Explore

Second day of BlogHer was even better than the first. It is so inspiring to be involved in all the sessions and parties. These 3000 plus women are in all stages of life and I love getting ideas for my future. My little "tutu monkey" started kindergarten last week and I will now have extra time to go forward in a new direction. Just trying (like many women) to figure out what the new direction is.

Also, who doesn't like getting a picture with a BIG sunshine guy selling sausage?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Puppies and men in dresses

Not the best photo of me but look at that little guy.......wanted to put him in my purse. I kind of get Paris Hilton now and her dog purse.New friends

Hot guys selling's July I will have some hot soup!

What EVERY cocktail party should have to help with lulls in conversations......PUPPIES and MEN IN DRESSES. First night of Blogher was so fun.....going solo is kind of fun and liberating.

Blogher...looking for my MoJo!!

I am so thrilled to be attending BlogHer this year is the lovely city of SAN DIEGO!! Nice to have it in my backyard. Hoping to get my blogging mojo back. If you see me...please say hi!!