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


KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm


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 (


We had a wonderful lunch, courtesy of Hometalk!


Laura and Barbara enjoying the lunch!


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.


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

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


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


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


By this time, I was taking photos with 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!


Stay tuned for more from the Southern Bloggers Conference!!

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  1. Great post. I enjoed it very much and I am looking forward to hearing more about the Conference.


  2. I know you all had a wonderful time.

  3. It was so much fun!!!!!

  4. Looks like a good time was had by all Shirley! Lunch among the architectural salvage is my kind of lunch 🙂

  5. Loks like it was great! So glad you had fun and it was a success. XO, Pinky

  6. Oh I know you gals all had such fun!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Barbara Bussey says

    You all must be pooped! Great pictures, too! I REALLY wish I could have stayed for the thrifting!! I also love the ability to click on the comment button you have in your emailed post. That saves a lot of time!
    Put your feet up for a well deserved rest!,

  8. Man, oh, man…what a blast!!! I know you guys just had the time of your lives!!! I hope I’m in a position to venture down from the north next year for it! 🙂

  9. Shirley, I am so upset that I missed this fabulous event. It looks like you all had a great time. I sure plan to get there next year.
    Love to you,

  10. Great Pictures! We had an awesome time! Thanks to everyone!

  11. Looks like it was a blast, Shirley! CAn’t wait to hear more and so glad it was a smashing success!
    xo Heidi

  12. Shirley, you deserve lots of credit for helping organize this event, and I am glad to hear that it was a success. Maybe one of these days I can make a blogging conference and put faces with names.

  13. What an amazing time you must have had! Thanks for sharing!

  14. What an amazing group of talented people! I was truly blessed by this experience!

  15. Looks like it was a blast! Cute signs Shirley! Wish I could have been there 🙂


  16. I have heard nothing but good feedback of the event – so glad it went so well for all of you. Take care, Laura

  17. Shirley, I so wish I could have attended! It sounds like it was wonderful and so informative! You had the best speakers, so many amazing bloggers in one place!

  18. Looks like a great time Shirley. It’s always fun to spend time with like-minded souls. Hmmm, I keep scrolling back to those cakes. I guess you know where you could have found me, had I been there.

  19. Delores LeBoeuf says

    What amazing fun…………how in the world do I happen to miss these, is there a flyer of upcoming events…I am not a blogger as of yet and can see/read the tremendous projects, fun in thrifting and decorating galore, every thing that I love or am obsesssssed and so good to see that I am not the only one….thank you for posting, I love your blog..Love & Blessing, Lady Delores.

  20. Such a fun time, indeed! Thanks for being the “official photographer” and also for all you did to make the conference the success that it was. I was so privileged to be part of the amazing planning team for the SBC, and I feel like I’ve made some lifelong friends as a result of it.

    And I agree, Suzanna’s was an amazing place! I can’t wait to go back there to shop again.

  21. Sounds like such a wonderful conference Shirley. How great to meet and hear from wonderful fellow bloggers.

  22. I’m so glad to get to live vicariously through your photos….keep ’em coming!

  23. Loved the post!!!!!! Thanks for posting!

  24. You ladies did an awesome job with the conference! My first, and I loved it! Already looking forward to the next one! 🙂 …great post!

  25. Looks like everyone had a great time. Sorry I had to miss it.

  26. It looks like such fun! I’m jealous. laurie

  27. Oh how I wished I could have stuck around for the thrifting day – that lunch in the salvage area looks amazing!

    It was such an amazing experience – so glad I could be a part!

  28. That looks like it was so much fun! I hate that I missed it. How neat to see pics of people that I’ve met speaking too!

  29. Great post! Do you know how fun it is to see SuzAnna’s Antiques on Pinterest when I did not put it up!! YAY!!! Thank you! Jenny from SuzAnna’s Antiques

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