SNAP Re-cap #snapconf

Wow! What a whirlwind of a long weekend at the SNAP blog conference!  If I could summarize it in two words, I would choose: 
exhilarating + exhausting

The location was held where I would buy my summer home if I were loaded, Utah!  Thanksgiving Point was so beautiful with the tulip festival going on.

The sponsor swag bags were AMAZING too!! So much to share with Kristi since she was so close to her due date and couldn’t come.

[SNAP name badge, business card punch + holder (thanks Xyron!), all the swag goods I dumped out for Kris when I got home]

Perfect location: walking distance of hotel, good food, awesome company..and they even had fountain drinks!
..what more does one need??

There were tons of classes related to improving your blog, lots of great speakers. (Class recaps HERE)

I loved listening to many of them, including Ana White who is a building guru!  Shelley’s speech was more of a performance really, she had the audience laughing and crying.  The closing speaker of the whole shebang was Dr Matt Townsend…hilarious and motivating.

The popular Queen Bee Market (owner is the darling Mique/30 Days Handmade) was in full swing…the perfect place to grab homemade goodies as thank you gifts for my awesome sisters who babysat for my 4 lovelies while I was gone!


I learned a ton of valuable information and more so, connected with truly wonderful gals.  

It was incredible to put a name to a face of my favorite blogs and also to meet people I’ve developed email relationships with over the past couple of years.  

1. Kristy, Jamielyn, Kristyn, Katie, me 2. Landee, me, Shelly 3. Tausha, me 4. Snap Team


I felt like everyone at SNAP was on the same page with the same intentions…a place where people understood what blogging is all about.

1: me, Kristyn 2: Jamie, me, Janae 3: Desiree, Natalie, Jen, me 4: Andrea, me 5: me, Jen, Jamie, Jodie, Kristyn 5: Landee, me 6: Kristen, me 7: Jen, Katie, me, Mandy 8: me, Meg

As far as pictures go, I have dozens to choose from between my camera + cell phone.  If you follow us on Twitter, you can see many more as I was Instagram’ing them all live!

AZ bloggers that we see often:
Top L to R: Joanna, Kristy, Jamielyn, Katie, me, Sara
Bottom L to R: Amy, Sara, Kristyn
I love AZ blog friends:
Thanks for the pic, Heidi!

And lots of new friends (thx Kristy for the pics ;)
Top: Shauna
Middle: Mandi, me
Haha..so fun!

Throw in Kristen + Jodie for even more awesomeness!

More fab girls!
Yellow Club ;) Jen, Katie, me, Mandy

Adore my roommates…am bummed we never got a pic of the 4 of us together!  Kristy & I bought 4 pair of matching polka dot pj’s for all of us and decorated our door.  Ash and Rach are so adorable in person, love those girls. The only pic I have of them was when they were standing with Amy, oopsie!
I must say we had the cutest hotel door in the whole place ;)
Update: (I stole this pic from Kristy) 
My roomies! Kristy, Rach, Ash, me

A major THANK YOU to Tauni + team for putting this conference together.  This was a first for Lolly Jane and I hope they do it yearly!  I would definitely recommend going to a blog conf if you’re on the fence about it.  If you’re a veteran blogger or just starting out, you feel like you’re all on the same level and will learn so much…I loved it!!

Also, a big thank you to Jen for picking us up and Char for taking us home.  You busy gals are so sweet to sacrifice your time.

My final thank you to Miss Lil Luna Kristyn.  
She’s one of my best friends IRL and is a great support to me.  
She encouraged me to go even when I was too scared to go without my blog partner/twin, Kristi.  She’s a great friend and I’m glad to know her!  

xoxox
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  1. 1


    Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts

    impressive! you've already got a recap post up – I'm still recovering and swimming in a mound of laundry. It was a super fun time!

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    Lindsay

    Awesome recap! I love all of your pictures! You look adorable & it also looked like such a great time! Next year I will go, really. :)

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    Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com

    Loving all these pictures! Thanks so much for the recap!! Looked fabulous and I agree totally…Kristyn is so GREAT! XO, Aimee

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    Renewed Upon a Dream

    Oh my it looks like you had so much fun! What a great way to spend a weekend :)

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    Katie

    Looks like everyone had a blast!! Glad you had a great time!!

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    paige

    It was soooo nice to meet you:) Glad you had a safe trip home~Paige

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    paige

    It was soooo nice to meet you:) Glad you had a safe trip home~Paige

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    Sassy Sites!

    SO fun!!! Hey, that's my friend Shauna in the bottom left collage pic! :)

    ps. next year!

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    Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}

    Love the photos, chica!! So glad we finally got to meet, if not chat a bit more. :) Tell Kristi good luck!!!!

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    The {Prince} Family

    Freakin jealous u got to meet miss meg and see miss Shelly!!! One day :)

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    Catherine L

    I am so glad that I got a second to meet you, Kelli! I adore you!

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    Amy C

    It's fun to see all your pictures, and read all about it. I love that you guys decorated your door! How fun!
    Amy @ The Happy Scraps

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    Kristen Duke Photography

    LOVE your re-cap! I'm exhausted after finishing mine at 2am!

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    Nat and Holly

    We're SO glad we got to meet you Kelli… you are so sweet and fun. Never got a picture with you, we were really bad about taking pics! But the few times we chatted, you really helped me put things in perspective about our blog. Can't wait for next year when we can hang out again (and meet Kristi!)

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    Michelle@Somedaycrafts

    Great recap! Love all your pics!!!! I didn't get any pictures. Can you believe that? It was awesome meeting you and talking with you. You are totally cute! Wish I could have met the other half of you! Whenever I want to remember this conference, i will come back to this post!!!!!

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    Kristianne

    It was so fun to see you and visit with you at the Queen Bee Market! I just now realized so many of my favorite pins on Pinterest were things from you guys!!! Thanks for all the fun inspiration:)
    Kristianne@ Pearls Pinstripes and Peanut Butter

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    marissa

    I love ALL the pictures! I'm so in next year!

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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    marissa

    oh and a big old contrats to Kristi wahoo!

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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    marissa

    that turned out SO sharp! I'd love you to add it to my WHat We Wore, Read and Made Wednesday link party!

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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    Jen@eighteen25

    so fun meeting you kelli! but i bet it will be even better when we get to meet kristi! haha. (she is the "real" eighteen25 fan right?) just kidding. miss ya already tyson!

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    Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight

    Loved being your roomie!! :) Had so much fun with you girls! xoxo

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    Kari

    So excited to meet you Kelli! Sad I couldn't meet Kristi too, but I'm so happy for her!! You two remind me a little of me and my sister…what would we do without fabulous sisters?!

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    Tam @ Sew Dang Cute

    It was exhilarating and exhausting, but Oh so much fun!! I'm so glad we got to finally meet. LOVE YOU!!!