Freckles in April: Arizona Blogger Meetup

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Arizona Blogger Meetup

Planners extraordinaire from L to R: Camille, Meghan, Chrissy and me. I just really really like these people.

So in the past yearish there have been four AZ Blogger Meetups. I got lucky enough to catch the first one, somehow missed the second, helped plan the 3rd but then didn't go (had a reason..I'm sure it was a good one...) and THEN, just to ensure that I would actually make it to the 4th, offered up my backyard as our venue. Bonus: it was free!

Downside: panics about possibly having a serial killer from the internet show up at my house. BUT it all turned out fine and lovely (except for when my 3yo came downstairs naked to greet Meghan) and I have zero complaints.

I literally took ONE truly terrible picture with my iPhone before getting down to the business of finding plastic forks and directing the million pregnant people to the bathroom, so any and all pics have been stolen from Chrissy and Camille.

We moved in only 2 weeks before the event, which wasn't quiiite enough time to resurrect the grass all the way, but we did what we could. We told participants to bring a blanket or cushion to sit on and I think it ended up being fine (except for that table at front right. It got taken over by ants). A little more lighting would have been nice- we had no idea our backyard got so DARK at night- but all in all I think it turned out lovely. I got to meet a lot of really nice people and it forced me to be social during an otherwise rather difficult week.

Local bakery Nothing Bundt Cakes donated two ridiculously lovely cakes and they were so. stinking. good. Like, sugar hasn't been agreeing with me at all lately but I still went back and had more (I like to live on the edge).

Also, I didn't have quite enough knives for the cakes so I ended up busting out my wedding set from 8+ years ago. Which led to this lovely moment between Camille and Chrissy-

To compare:

I think the floral crowns win this battle.

Everyone got 1 minute to do a little spiel about themselves and their blogs and it's such a great way to get to know people! 

There was a photobooth, obviously.

Fashun bloggers. We fancy.

But we lost the light fast and ended up taking a group shot in my living room-

Thanks to everyone who came and helped our event turn out so fun! BIG thanks especially to Camille, Chrissy and Meghan for being awesome party planners and generally lovely people.

Are you an AZ blogger and interested in coming to our next event? Join the FB group! We'd love to have you!


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  1. I'm not yet an AZ blogger but I'll be moving there in June. I went ahead and sent a request to the FB page :)

  2. I love this recap, and please, you totally wine the cake cutting competition!


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