Alt Summit :: Salt Lake City 2013

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It's that time of year again folks! A large sum of the design and lifestyle blogging community have descended upon Salt Lake City equipped with their best outfits and boat loads of business cards. Last year, E surprised me with a last minute ticket as my Christmas present and we combined a little Alt Summit with a little Sundance... like you do. It was pretty magical getting to live in 'real life' blog world for four days meeting more of 'your kind'. Bloggers are a special breed y'all. 

This year, I'm back….. as a speaker! Yea, you read that right…. someone is giving me a microphone. If nothing else, come for that alone! On Friday I'm presenting with some ridiculously accomplished ladies - Helen of Federated Media, Susan of Freshly Picked and Whitney of oh, ya know… Inc's top 12 list of those to follow on Twitter in 2012…. no biggie... she also wrote a book. I'm pretty ridiculously inspired by these women... they are legit! We'll be discussing everything from building an advisory board to managing passive income to the roles of rep's in the blogging world and how to make an efficient editorial calendar. If you're at Alt, come on by our panel! We've got some major surprises up our sleeves that I think you'll enjoy! 

Excited to finally see some snow! 

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ALT SUMMIT NYC :: Recap

Yep, I know. I'm way way way behind on this post (stop judging!), but if you've been following along with me on Twitter and/or Instagram, you will know it's been a couple of chaotic weeks. So I say, better late than never people. And who doesn't love the joy of re-living a momentous day? It would be sad if these wonderful photos (that I actually took myself!) were to never see the light of a computer screen! So, just do me the favor and indulge my little heart by pretending you've never seen an Alt Summit NYC post before! 

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After meeting so many new faces and chatting the night away at our Blog Brunch event the night before, Megan and I were basically functioning on little sleep and lots of coffee (read: a day full of delirious giggle attacks!).

Few things bring me more joy than getting to sit in a room with so many like-minded creatives and 'talkin shop'. I heard the best keynote ever spoken at a conference by the amazingly talented Tina Roth Eisenberg of.... you know... well, everything.... Swiss Miss, Creative Mornings, Teux Deux, Tattly. You must check out this gorgeous and super smart infographic by Sarah of 'Note To Self' on Tina's talk. We got to tour the Martha offices, staring at the dear employees like viewing animals at the zoo in their natural habitat. I apologized and then gave them the half-smile look of 'sorry we're not sorry we're poking around in your office'. We then proceeded to their stunning rooftop for some mingling and champagne served by male models/actors..... this is New York after all.  

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Thanks to Bing, Martha Stewart and everyone who helped put Alt Summit NYC together. Let's do it again soon!  

Memory Lane :: Smilebooth Takeover

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So I had a moment yesterday where I found myself back on the Smilebooth website clicking through the pages and pages of photos from Alt Summit. I was just in the reminiscent mood, ya know?! I get it.... its been a month.... but we all go through our withdrawals in different ways.... don't judge.

After realizing I never actually posted any proof of our epic Smilebooth takeover (we literally took nearly 30 of these I think), it was time to share these gems with the world. I'll make up any reason to take a trip down memory lane.

Those fellow gorgeous giggling gals above are :: Colleen from Inspired to Share, Megan from The Fresh Exchange, Jessica from Dahlia Lynn, Amanda from Simple Street, Anna from Tulipe Louise and Katie. Be sure to check out their blogs and work. (And yes, that would be Katie's and my husbands doing a photobomb.... thank you boys!)

Can't wait until next year ladies!