Monday, August 18, 2014

East Coast Blogger Meetups

Last week I had the pleasure of traveling to NYC and Philly and spending all of my time with other bloggers! I headed to the Big Apple with Christina of Easily Entertained, where Jodi of Jodi Bean's Blog met us and we stayed for a few days before Christina and I headed to Philadelphia. Luckily, in both cities, we were able to arrange blogger meetings with a group of AMAZING women.

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Christina, Jodi, me

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Kimberlee of I Have a Degree in This, Jodi, Christina, Allison of La Dolce Vita, Kelly of Sparkles and Shoes, me
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I've "known" Allison for about 4-5 years and she's one of the most caring people in the world. I'm beyond lucky to call her a friend!

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Me, Jules (no longer blogging), Christina, and Steph of Life According to Steph

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Jules was my very first blogging friend, way back in the day. This meeting was about 5-6 years in the making!

In my experience, blogging can create some of your very best friends. We've all made these online connections, so I'm sure as you read this you can relate on a personal level. I just never imagined that this little blog would take me across the country and allow me to experience new places and meet incredible people!

An EXTRA special thank you to Christina for agreeing to take this vacation with me, with the goal of seeing One Direction in Philly. From that plan we were able to add NYC and these fun meetups - none of which would have happened without her!

Although she lives in Seattle and I'm in LA, I'm so thankful to call her one of my closest friends.

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Your turn! Join the Monday Morning Gossip fun with my co-host Kimberlee of I Have a Degree in This and me. Here's how it works:

1. Blog about your gossip - all topics accepted so why not link up?!
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3. Add your link to the list below.
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Linkups are meant to be fun and promote everyone's blogs! We understand if you're new and don't know the rules, so we're happy to explain the process. But we don't link playing blog hop police. Repeat offenders will be deleted.


This week's featured blog is I Spy Oby
Oby Grace may just be the cutest thing ever! Her style is so on point. Go say hello!


Whitney and Blaire said...

Looks like you had an amazing weekend! One of the best benefits of blogging is the connections that we have made. Have a wonderful week!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Unknown said...

That is so wonderful. I am so new at this and hoping I am able to make some new friends too

Sarah Tucker said...

How fun! This whole trip makes me wanting to go to NYC!!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

So awesome you got to make so many stops and meet so many bloggers! What a great trip!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Ahhhh you got to meet Steph! Looks like an amazing trip :)

Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins said...

What a fun trip!!
xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

Marie said...

What a fantastic trip!! The blogging world is so wonderful.

Maddie~The Whimsy One said...

looks like you had such a great time! Love that you got to meet so many blogger buddies!

Katie Elizabeth said...

This is so awesome! I haven't met any of my blogging friends "in real life" yet but I can't wait for that day! Loved following along on Instagram :)

Nadine said...

Blogger meet ups everywhere!!! I love it! It is so amazing what blogging does for all of us, isn't it?!

Have a great week!

Leaving the Corner & Dipping My Toes said...

So jealous, that looks like so much fun :)


Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

Always fun meeting up with other bloggers! Looks like a fun time!

C said...

Awww, such sweet words! It was such a fun trip! I hope I wasn't too old and slow for you. :)


SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

The connections are really what keep it going, aren't they?

I'm glad Philly was on your list so I could see you both, along with Jules.

Katie @ The Macarthurs Lately said...

Blogger meet ups look like so much fun! :) Now.. you know I'm dying to know how the concert was! ;)

Tiara | a Happy Healthy Home said...

Sounds like a great time. That's awesome you were able to connect with other bloggers while you were there.

Bri said...

What a fun trip to go meet bloggy friends!

Allison said...

I loooooove you and had the best time meeting and hanging out with you in real life! Please come back SOON <3 (I already need to plan a Cali trip to see your hood now!). Seriously, it was an absolute delight to meet you all. You made my summer!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

So cool you got to go at all these blogger meet-ups. You look beautiful in the blue dress, also. =)

Anonymous said...

What an awesome trip! Blogger meetups are always so fun:)

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

looks like so much fun!!!

awhite said...

Looks like you had such a fun trip! :)

And I love meet-ups, such a great way to get to know fellow bloggers. :)


Unknown said...

YEY! So glad we got to finally meet. Allison is super cool! Great to see that people are just as nice in person as they are online. Sometimes you never know lol

Hope you come back to NYC soon :) And we have to try and connect when I'm in Cali again

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Blogging has changed lives, and I totally agree to everything you said. It is crazy knowing that I have met most of my best friends, places to go, things to see, and shops to buy from through blogging. Can't complain!!

Next time I'm back in OC we hopefully get together for drinks, lady! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It looks like you had some great meet ups!