BlogHer Weekend: The Best Event I Attended, Photos & A Recap

Everyone made a tile for Susan - these will be put together and displayed at the Hope Lodge in Atlanta in her memory

So do we really need another BlogHer recap? Probably not. Especially since BlogHer was almost two weeks ago and I'm like moldy bread late with this post in terms of Internet time. But here I go anyway. Because after four years of BlogHer conferences, it's what I do. I've been a little slow to post it partly because I was on vacation after … [Read more...]

#FashionFriday: Conference Style (Or, What I Wore to #BlogHer12)

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It's such a thing, what to wear to BlogHer. Part of me thinks it's silly - people get so worked up about what their attire will be.  But I also know that secretly I love it because it's my excuse to take a few days to really look nice and also to shop for new clothes! For this week's Fashion Friday, I thought I'd highlight some of the items I … [Read more...]

I Am a Geek. Or, How I Got Really Excited About A Zombie #Getting Gorgeous #PopCapMoms

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You know, I go to these blogging conferences and I spend a lot of time thinking or talking about what to wear.  What makeup to put on.  Making contacts with cool new brands because it's good for my business.  Chatting with old and new friends.  You guys know, the usuals that every other Mom blogger does when she's at BlogHer. But then every now … [Read more...]

Fall Toy Preview from the #SweetSuite12: Skylanders, Power Rangers & How I May Have to Get my Kids an Xbox360

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So last weekend I was up in New York City for BlogHer, which you guys have heard me talk about over the years. It's an annual women's blogging conference but really it ends up being a chance for me to see all of my amazing blogging friends and to catch up with the brands and see what's new and what's going to be hot on the market for the upcoming … [Read more...]

#BlogHer11: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Oh Yes. There was Ugly.)

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Going backwards.  The Ugly. A standard conversation piece or question at any blogging conference is, "so, how long have you been blogging?"  I mostly get this question from the brands but bloggers do ask it as well.   My answer (7 years this fall) always gets the same shocked response.  "Wow, you're like an old timer!  That's forever!" Blogging … [Read more...]

Day Two, Photos From #BlogHer11

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Having a blast here in San Diego as the crazy weekend of parties, meetings with brands and lots of schmoozing continues. They announced yesterday that BlogHer 2012 will be back in Manhattan, which I'm thrilled about as less travel time means less time away from my kids! (who I'm really starting to miss by the way) I'm sure I'll share some … [Read more...]

First Video with my Motorola Xoom & My View in San Diego #motoxoom #blogher11

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Just took a video in my room with my new Motorola Xoom and uploaded it to YouTube - all in ten minutes! Loving using it and finding it very easy to use.  Check out my amazing view from my room - I'm in heaven although missing my kids because the pools here are amazing and I know they would love them! Disclaimer: Motorola is compensating me … [Read more...]

Introducing the Prepaid American Express Card: #BlogHer11 #amexprepaid

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My husband hates that I use our credit cards.  I'll be the first to admit that I'm terrible with budgets and money and he's constantly on me to watch my spending and to try and use cash.  We can control our budget better when I use cash than using plastic.  But I really hate having too much cash in my wallet as it seems to just fall out as I walk … [Read more...]

I’m Going to BlogHer! Clothes Shopping, Thank You American Express & More

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For the past two years, I've attended the annual BlogHer conference.  Arguably the biggest blogging conference for women around, I've had a heck of a good time at previous conferences.  I first attended in 2009 when BlogHer was in Chicago. BlogHer '09 in Chicago Posts: BlogHer '09: The People, the Parties, Oh My! BlogHer'09 Shout Outs & … [Read more...]

Post BlogHer ’10: Initial Thoughts as the Dust Starts to Settle

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 On my BlogHer sponsor:  AOL Shopping Each of my BlogHer related posts will mention AOL Shopping - because they made my trip possible by sponsoring my attendance at the conference.  Tons of folks had sponsors at the conference and I while I was looking for a sponsor, I was very specific in whom I would allow to sponsor me. I was thrilled to be … [Read more...]