Southern Bloggers Conference Highlights

I am back from the Southern Bloggers Conference!…I can honestly say that is was amazing…

…..from the fabulous speakers:

Rhoda of Southern Hospitality

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KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm

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Kelly of Eclectically Vintage

Kelly at Southern Bloggers Conference

Heather of At The Picket Fence

Heather of At the Picket Fence/Southern Bloggers Conference

Brittany of Pretty Handy Girl
…telling us that “we can do it”…

Brittany of aka Pretty Handy Girl

And then we have our wonderful demonstration portion of the conference:

Kristen of Sophia’s Decor and Amy of Atta Girl Says..
…..demonstrating furniture painting techniques using Milk Paint from Miss Mustard Seed

Kristen and Amy Demonstrating Milk Painting Techniques

Kristen of Sophia’s Decor

Kristen of Sophia's Decor

Amy of Atta Girl Says

Amy of Atta Girl Says

Annie Omar of Maison Blanche Paint
…..demonstating the various techniques using chalk paint.

Annie Omar, owner/creator of Maison Blanche Chalk Paint

And a wonderful demonstration from My Memories (mymemories.com)

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We had a wonderful lunch, courtesy of Hometalk!

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Laura and Barbara enjoying the lunch!

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The room where we greeted the attendees….promoted vendors…and showcased the Fall Decor Contest!
Kristen from Sophia’s Decor and her wonderful mom, set up a gorgeous display of items for sale.

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On Sunday, Brittany coordinated a wonderful antiquing/thrifting adventure…

…..here she is at NoFo in Raleigh, where we had brunch..

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Here is one of the pics I took at SuzAnna’s Antiques …one of the great hostesses of the day…

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Bloggers enjoying lunch catered in at SuzAnna’s from Relish Cafe in Raleigh.
They were lunching amongst the architectural salvage!

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By this time, I was taking photos with my iPhone..my camera was getting in the way of shopping!!

There are more posts and pictures to come of the conference..just wanted to show you some highlights for now…

And I end this post with a pic of a very happy Kristen of Sophia’s Decor who found a great clock!!…

She was a happy camper!

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Stay tuned for more from the Southern Bloggers Conference!!

ANNOUNCING A NEW SPEAKER AT THE {SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE}

You may already know that The Southern Bloggers Conference has a great line up of speakers!!…..


Rhoda from Southern Hospitality….

KariAnne from Thistlewood Farm…

Heather from At The Picket Fence….

And now we would like to introduce another speaker who will be joining the team….

The ever so talented Kelly from Eclectically Vintage!

Kelly, like the other fantastic speakers, has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the blog world….

…..that will compliment her fellow speakers.

If you are familiar with her blog….you may have seen some of her ever so creative projects….

……such as this one!

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For you see, she has a love of all things vintage…

……and beautifully incorporates them into her home.

And take a look at what she got when she “bargained with a Nun”, no less…

……she struck a “deal” with this sweet angelic Nun at the Catholic Church School yard sale.

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Pretty great huh?

And now to Kelly’s backyard and what it did for me….

…..One morning as I saw her post come thru my email, I eagerly clicked over to read it…

I found this amazing patio set….something that I have been looking for….

…..and it was there…..in her backyard!!

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Kelly so graciously gave me the information on where I could purchase it….

…..and then another email from Kelly…..telling me that it is now 50% off!….

So off I drove to Home Depot with hubby….

…..and here it is on my porch!

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It is such a wonderful spot to sit and enjoy the view…thanks to Kelly….

And thanks to Rhoda, KariAnne, Heather, and Kelly we will have a great team of speakers to present to you….

…..at the Southern Bloggers Conference, to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 12 – 13, 2012.

Tickets still available so do not miss out on this wonderful conference…

….and get to meet many incredible bloggers to gather for fun and a great learning experience!!!

And I would like to add that Kristen from Sophia’s Live Beautifully

….and the lovely Annie Omar from Maison Blanche Paint company are also among the fabulous speakers/demonstrators.

Hope to see you there…it is an event not to miss!!!

Sincerely…..

The Southern Bloggers Conference Team

Barb from The Everyday Home

Shirley from Housepitality Designs

Amy from Atta Girl Says

Cindy from Living on the Bliss

Kristen from Sophia’s Live Beautifully

Suzy from Worthing Court

SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE….Look who’s coming…..Linky Party!!

HAVE YOU HEARD….THERE IS A GREAT CONFERENCE BEING PLANNED……

FOR BLOGGERS TO GATHER AND HAVE THE WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN GREAT KNOWLEDGE…

….FOR THE ENCHANCEMENT OF THEIR BLOGS.

OR… IF YOU ARE CONTEMPLATING CREATING A BLOG OF YOUR OWN…

….THEN THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU!

AND….PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN THE SOUTH TO ATTEND!!

……….WE HAVE MANY PEOPLE JOINING US FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

THE SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 12th and 13th, 2012….

…..IN THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA….

………..THE STATE IN WHICH OREOS WERE CREATED.

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WELL OF THE COOKIE VARIETY THAT IS…..HOWEVER, WE ALSO HAVE “OREO COWS”

…..AKA, BELTED GALLOWAYS.

AND THERE YOU WOULD SEE PORCHES AND VERANDAS SUCH AS THIS ONE:

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AND…WHILE AT THE CONFERENCE, YOU WILL BE TREATED TO LUNCH BY THESE FINE FOLKS…

……….FROM HOMETALK!!!

SO LINK UP YOUR POSTS AND LET US KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE JOINING US…

AT THE GREAT “SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE”….

AND….ONCE YOU LINK UP…YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN THIS FABULOUS PILLOW!!!

This gorgeous pillow is compliments of Ann of On Sutton Place!!

….you can see her gorgeous items at her Etsy Shop.

The winner will be announced at the conference.

Note: When you link up, your thumbnail will appear on a separate page….

SO GLAD YOU JOINED THE PARTY!!!

Your posts will also appear on the following blogs…

…..of the Southern Bloggers Conference Team:

Barb @ The Everyday Home

Suzy @ Worthing Court

Amy @ Atta Girl Says

Kristen @ Sophia’s Decor

Cindy @ Living on the Bliss

…..AND FEEL FREE TO GRAB THE BUTTON FOR YOUR SIDEBAR!

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SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE….Look who's coming…..Linky Party!!

HAVE YOU HEARD….THERE IS A GREAT CONFERENCE BEING PLANNED……

FOR BLOGGERS TO GATHER AND HAVE THE WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN GREAT KNOWLEDGE…

….FOR THE ENCHANCEMENT OF THEIR BLOGS.

OR… IF YOU ARE CONTEMPLATING CREATING A BLOG OF YOUR OWN…

….THEN THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU!

AND….PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN THE SOUTH TO ATTEND!!

……….WE HAVE MANY PEOPLE JOINING US FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

THE SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 12th and 13th, 2012….

…..IN THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA….

………..THE STATE IN WHICH OREOS WERE CREATED.

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WELL OF THE COOKIE VARIETY THAT IS…..HOWEVER, WE ALSO HAVE “OREO COWS”

…..AKA, BELTED GALLOWAYS.

AND THERE YOU WOULD SEE PORCHES AND VERANDAS SUCH AS THIS ONE:

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AND…WHILE AT THE CONFERENCE, YOU WILL BE TREATED TO LUNCH BY THESE FINE FOLKS…

……….FROM HOMETALK!!!

SO LINK UP YOUR POSTS AND LET US KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE JOINING US…

AT THE GREAT “SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE”….

AND….ONCE YOU LINK UP…YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN THIS FABULOUS PILLOW!!!

This gorgeous pillow is compliments of Ann of On Sutton Place!!

….you can see her gorgeous items at her Etsy Shop.

The winner will be announced at the conference.

Note: When you link up, your thumbnail will appear on a separate page….

SO GLAD YOU JOINED THE PARTY!!!

Your posts will also appear on the following blogs…

…..of the Southern Bloggers Conference Team:

Barb @ The Everyday Home

Suzy @ Worthing Court

Amy @ Atta Girl Says

Kristen @ Sophia’s Decor

Cindy @ Living on the Bliss

…..AND FEEL FREE TO GRAB THE BUTTON FOR YOUR SIDEBAR!

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“RALEIGH”…and THE FIRST ANNUAL SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE

Raleigh, North Carolina…

The site of the First Annual Southern Bloggers Conference.

We are so excited to present this wonderful conference….

…..to be held on October 12th and 13th, 2012.

(Click on this logo to purchase your ticket to this wonderful event!…
…..for room reservations call: 1-800-EMBASSY and mention The Southern Bloggers Conference….
……….or online go to: www.raleighcrabtree.embassysuites.com and mention Group Code 318)

Where you will meet and be greeted by the wonderful “RALEIGH”…

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The “mascot” of the Embassy Suites, in Raleigh, North Carolina….

…..where the conference will be held.

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Where you can enjoy food, drink, and the company of fellow bloggers….

…..in this beautiful atrium.

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Where they also serve a full breakfast and “special order” omelettes…

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Where you will enjoy these great speakers of the conference:

We are so very excited to have these magnificent ladies/bloggers presenting at the conference.

Detailed topics of their presentation will be coming soon.

Their expertise and experience are sure to leave you with an enormous wealth of information….

….that can truly enhance and grow your blog!!!

RHODA OF SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

KARIANNE OF THISTLEWOOD FARM

HEATHER OF AT THE PICKET FENCE

PicMonkey Collage

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You will spend the day comfortably in this beautiful conference room…

Holding on to every informative word of the speakers and DIY demonstrations.

…..meeting and enjoying the company of so many terrific fellow bloggers.

There will be DIY demonstrations to include furniture painting techniques and more.

So we hope that will you will join us in attending the FIRST ANNUAL SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE

WHERE CREATIVITY BLOSSOMS!!!!

"RALEIGH"…and THE FIRST ANNUAL SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE

Raleigh, North Carolina…

The site of the First Annual Southern Bloggers Conference.

We are so excited to present this wonderful conference….

…..to be held on October 12th and 13th, 2012.

(Click on this logo to purchase your ticket to this wonderful event!…
…..for room reservations call: 1-800-EMBASSY and mention The Southern Bloggers Conference….
……….or online go to: www.raleighcrabtree.embassysuites.com and mention Group Code 318)

Where you will meet and be greeted by the wonderful “RALEIGH”…

DSC_2752

The “mascot” of the Embassy Suites, in Raleigh, North Carolina….

…..where the conference will be held.

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Where you can enjoy food, drink, and the company of fellow bloggers….

…..in this beautiful atrium.

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Where they also serve a full breakfast and “special order” omelettes…

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Where you will enjoy these great speakers of the conference:

We are so very excited to have these magnificent ladies/bloggers presenting at the conference.

Detailed topics of their presentation will be coming soon.

Their expertise and experience are sure to leave you with an enormous wealth of information….

….that can truly enhance and grow your blog!!!

RHODA OF SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

KARIANNE OF THISTLEWOOD FARM

HEATHER OF AT THE PICKET FENCE

PicMonkey Collage

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You will spend the day comfortably in this beautiful conference room…

Holding on to every informative word of the speakers and DIY demonstrations.

…..meeting and enjoying the company of so many terrific fellow bloggers.

There will be DIY demonstrations to include furniture painting techniques and more.

So we hope that will you will join us in attending the FIRST ANNUAL SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE

WHERE CREATIVITY BLOSSOMS!!!!

TRADER JOE’S ORCHIDS

Dear Trader Joe,

You certainly know what you doing….

…..you strive to make your customers happy…with happy workers…always smiling…ringing that bell!!…

But, really…you know what you are doing….

…..because when we first walk through your doors, we smile.

We smile at those beautiful flowers that greet us…saying welcome!

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But lately, I have really been gravitating to your beautiful orchids….

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I always have at least one blooming orchid in my house….

…..but they make me so happy, that I have to spread the “happiness” throughout the rooms.

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And, at the great price of $12.99…you cannot go wrong.

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This beautiful pink orchid has been blooming for at least 2 months…

…..so, you can have this beauty, that makes you smile, for a little over $1.50 a week…:)

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Isn’t she lovely?….

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Isn’t she wonderful…

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Life is good…with flowers…

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Saying good morning…it’s going to be a great day.

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Hope you have a wonderful day…and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses…oh, and orchids too!

A NOTE ABOUT THE SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE

Yesterday…I had the great pleasure of meeting with some great fellow bloggers.

Amy with Atta Girl Says, Barb with The Everyday Home, Kristen with Sophia’s Decor, and Suzy with Worthing Court.

We met to plan the THE SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE…to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina

….on October 12th and 13th, 2012.

We are setting up a blog for all the information you will need to attend this wonderful conference…

So stay tuned!!…

I will be joining:

TRADER JOE'S ORCHIDS

Dear Trader Joe,

You certainly know what you doing….

…..you strive to make your customers happy…with happy workers…always smiling…ringing that bell!!…

But, really…you know what you are doing….

…..because when we first walk through your doors, we smile.

We smile at those beautiful flowers that greet us…saying welcome!

DSC_2696

But lately, I have really been gravitating to your beautiful orchids….

DSC_2694

I always have at least one blooming orchid in my house….

…..but they make me so happy, that I have to spread the “happiness” throughout the rooms.

DSC_2692

And, at the great price of $12.99…you cannot go wrong.

DSC_2719

This beautiful pink orchid has been blooming for at least 2 months…

…..so, you can have this beauty, that makes you smile, for a little over $1.50 a week…:)

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Isn’t she lovely?….

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Isn’t she wonderful…

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Life is good…with flowers…

DSC_2687

Saying good morning…it’s going to be a great day.

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Hope you have a wonderful day…and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses…oh, and orchids too!

A NOTE ABOUT THE SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE

Yesterday…I had the great pleasure of meeting with some great fellow bloggers.

Amy with Atta Girl Says, Barb with The Everyday Home, Kristen with Sophia’s Decor, and Suzy with Worthing Court.

We met to plan the THE SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE…to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina

….on October 12th and 13th, 2012.

We are setting up a blog for all the information you will need to attend this wonderful conference…

So stay tuned!!…

I will be joining: