3.27.2013

What Happens at Blissdom, Stays at Blissdom

Except not really.. because I'm a blogger. And bloggers overshare. Obviously. :)

If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I went to Blissdom last year. I blogged about the wisdom I learned and the fun times that were had by all. 

There was no doubt in my mind that I would go again for the 2nd time. Actually, there was. I was THIS close to not attending this year for financial reasons. Then, I really thought about the amazing time I had last year and how I'd miss out on all the fun with my friends, got super sad, and I managed a way into making it work.

And, I'm SO beyond happy that I did.

As usual, Blissdom did not disappoint. In typical fashion, I will be recapping my experience with y'all. 



You knew I had to get some OOTD pics thrown in the mix. ;)


Day 1: Maxi - Target//Cargidan - The Loft
Day 1/night: Dress - eShakti (review to come!)
Day 2: Top - Old Navy//Skirt - Old Navy//Necklace - giveaway win
Day 2/night: Dress - NY&Co
Day 3: Top - Kiki La'Rue//Leggings - Walmart//Necklace - NY&Co

These fabulous ladies right here? Meg and Whitney. They're who I spent rooming the whole entire weekend. And we had a blast. I feel like we were all good friends before the conference. But now? I can call these girls my best friends. 



Day one was getting to the hotel to meet up with my sweet friends and get started on the fun stuff.



I brought Sprinkles cupcakes that spelled out Blissdom. They were adorable. And I know my cupcake lovin' friends were diggin' it. Lots of hanging with my roomies, Meg and Whitney. I also got a chance to hang with my sweet friend Heather. I just adore her.



Day 2 brought even more fun. I was able to meet Jon Acuff. I have a total crush on him. We just had lots of fun hanging out with the sponsor booths and other bloggers. 


Bloggers shown in the collage listed above are: AP//Heather//Ashley//Stephanie//Meg//Whitney//Natalie//Heather//Rachel

After the jam packed day of fun with friends and meeting and chatting with inspiring people, it was time to get ready for Girls' Night Out! There was a full dinner and open bar served. So generous, and so fabulous!



I had the time of my life dancing the night away with my BFFs. Chris Mann and Amber Riley performed for us. Afterwards, the Spazmatics came on and gave us the show of a life time.


Bloggers shown in the collage listed above are:

Day 3 was full of all sorts of fun! More inspiring keynote speakers, most sponsor perks, more memorable and truly unforgettable moments with friends.



Meeting Alli was the highlight of my trip. This woman is so inspiring to so many of us women as bloggers. She's the brains behind Blissdom and she does a damn good job at setting up a life changing experience for all who attend.


Bloggers shown in the collage listed above are:

After the end of all the closing keynotes, etc. We were off to get ready for Neely's birthday party and Girls' Night In.



All of Neely's best friends were in attendance for Blissdom, so why not celebrate her early? We had a blast with that. Tiaras, ice cream cake and all that good stuff. :)

Afterwards we headed to Girls' Night in where we met Ana Gasteyer and Jeremy Sisto and had a BLAST on stage singing karaoke. Perfect ending night to a perfect weekend.

Blissdom was everything that I expected. It left me feeling inspired and wanting to do more for myself and my blog.

It left me on a high from spending so many days together with my best friends.



This is the kind of fun we have when we're together. It's a blast. :)

To everyone who attended Blissdom, I hope you had just as an amazing of a time that I did.

If you didn't attend, I hope that you'll consider coming to one of the conferences in the future so you can see for yourself how wonderful it truly is.

Neely, Heather, Stephanie, Meg, Whitney, and Ashley:

Thank you for being you. I feel so blessed to be able to call the six of you my best friends. I loved you all before, but the conference helped bring us together that much closer. I know we'll be friends for a lifetime. Thanks for that. Love you girls!

17 comments:

applesandglue said...

Looks like you had tons of fun, glad to hear it! And I really like your outfits of the day, especially that printed dress and the I dunno what color... dark green? top? Cute!

Meg O. said...

I am SO happy we got to room together and sooooo happy that we grew close this weekend. LOVE you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nikki said...

Looks like you had a great time! I wanna go to a blog confrence!

Neely said...

Gonna cry now

Stephanie Wolfe said...

I'm seriously so happy we finally met. You are such a kind and hilarious lady! Ps- quit trying to make me cry while reading your post at work

Nicole said...

Looks amazing!!!

Alex[andra] said...

Ohh there's a Blissdom in my city! I may have to check it out. :)

Whitney H said...

Yep, they were right: totally cry worthy. I miss you!! You are SO sweet.

Jodi said...

I'm so glad I went to Blissdom. It was so nice to meet you and hang out during the weekend! I hope we can keep in touch on twitter and our blogs. And hopefully I'll be back at Blissdom next year!

Shelley said...

Yayy!! I'm so glad you guys skyped me! Wish we could have done it more but I know ya'll were super busy!!

Dani said...

It looks like you had a ton of fun. This may be stupid, but what exactly is Blissdom? I've seen other blogs write about going but I haven't seen what it is.

Jenn said...

Glad you had a great time, Amber! SO, SO jealous of all that got to meet you :) SOMEDAY we'll have a 'blate' and it will be wonderful!!! BTW- you looked gorgeous in ALL the pictures...and I love that you were wearing that staple black dress from NY&CO. I was JUST thinking how I can't wait to wear that when it warms up again!

Lauren said...

This looks like such an amazing time!!! I loved all of your outfits and following along on instagram :-)

tara said...

glad you had such a good time!!

Alli Worthington said...

You are a total rockstar! <3

Renee Arianna said...

Hot mama!! You are looking great girl! Glad you had fun at Blissdom. Sounds like a good weekend! Do enlighten me though on why I've read some other bloggers recap posts that hated the experience? It really kinda scared me away from it.

Sprittibee said...

Cute! ;)

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