I've been in a bit of a blogger cave for a good long while. When I was feeling my worst I did a mass unsubscribe from all blogs in my Google Reader, leaving only a handful of family and close friends. I used to be pretty in tune and connected with the blog world but now I have no idea what's going on out there.
A couple weeks ago Jen emailed me and invited me to the Arizona Blogger Meetup. I had some reservations. I wouldn't know anyone, I don't read much anymore, and I had hardly blogged for 8 months. Do I even qualify anymore? I gave myself permission to go anyway!
|Lovely organizers Camille and Katie, both of whom I've decided I love.|
I ended up meeting some incredibly lovely girls and had a wonderful time. The meetup was at Sweet Cakes, which I LOVE (and included as one of my Whirlwind Weekend recommendations the week before the meetup. Fate?).
We did a favorite things swap, which I somehow had never done before. Picking out things for my bags 3 hours before the meetup was a little stressful but I was pretty happy with what I ended up. I thought my bags represented my blog pretty well. I included a travel sized bottle of dry shampoo, a pair of ELF fake eyelashes, and a men's Hanes v-neck (I split up a 3-pack and wore the third shirt). Three of my favorite things!
My bags went to Jacquie and Kristen, which was kind of funny because they were at my table and some of the only girls I had talked to at that point. I took home awesome bags from Tia and Lydia (who I have actually met a couple times before at blogger meetups, it was great seeing her again).
|Forgot my sunglasses on my head all night. Felt stupid afterward.|
The food was delicious, the company was excellent, I had a great time. Can't wait for the next one!
|They had me at "Sweet Cakes"|
If you're an Arizona blogger and might be interested in coming to a meetup, join the FB group!