I’m writing this post late at night, all snuggled in my bed. It feels like Alt Summit was many moons ago, though it was only a few days ago. I haven’t thought much about it since arriving home, until now. And now that I’m thinking about, I realize how much I enjoyed it. This was my fourth year attending. 3 years as a speaker and one year as an attender. Over the last few Alts, I’ve heard some great speakers, information that I’ve used in my own business, attended fantastic parties and met with important brands. Those are all great and needed, but that’s not why I choose to attend Alt. I go for the people. The networking. The conversations. The one on one moments that can change the course of your business. Being a blogger, I’ve realized that being behind a computer too much is not my thing. I love people. I crave relationships! So events like this are life to me.
Speaking of, I had the best roomates EVA! Trina, Promise and Jasmine are not only insanely talented and incredibly beautiful, they are the most genuine and live very faith filled lives. I adore them.
I also spent time with soooo many other great people. If I listed them all here, it would take forever! That’s a good thing, right?! One friend that blessed me this trip is the lovely Jenny from Little Green Notebook. She has got to be one of the most caring and kind individuals out there! I love to see people like this succeed in what they do. Another friend that went above and beyond to connect me with the right people and right situations was Rachel from Handmade Charlotte. This lady is my hero. Truly! She has dreams and won’t stop until she sees them come to fruition.
Oh and can I tell you something so great?! I got to meet Viv from Ish and Chi for the first time! I have been e-friends with this amazing Australian blogger for years and we finally got to meet! And let me tell you, she’s amazing.
Believe me, there are so many others that I could brag on for days! It would just take me a lifetime. One last shout out is to Gabby and the Alt team. They have started a wonderful movement and I can’t wait to see what happens in the future! And I heart Gabby…:)
That’s a very mini recap of a very big event. Check back in a few for a post about my interview with Jessica Alba. Whaaa???
Inspired and motivated is exactly how I feel after spending 4 days at Alt Summit. Being around so many talented people creates such momentum and excitement. From conversations about future collaborations to listening to some of this industries brightest talents. I have set a few pretty large goals upon myself this year, knowing that if I believe in myself, step out in faith and recognize that it’s a all about working with a community and NOT living on a boat for one, I can achieve those things.
On Thursday I spoke with Jenny, Emily and Morgan on The Ins and Outs of Interior Design Blogging. I seriously love these gals and walked away with alot of great points and ideas. I feel honored to have been included with them.
I also ADORED my roomies, Promise, Jasmine and Liz. These 3 might be taking over the world soon! I have made some incredible friends in this community that I am SO thankful for and grateful that they believe in me and vice versa. Oh and my travel partner/cousin and I had quite the journey home (missed flights, stuck in Denver, lost bags, ruined bags…you know, the usual) but being together made it a whole lot better!
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Hey Peeps! I hope that your week is going swell! I’m currently at Alt Summit. My throat is already sore from being a chatty cathy but every conversation is so fun and so worth it!
That handsomely talented husband of mine designed my business cards for me this year. I’m in love with them! What do you think??
See you on Monday!!!
It’s Friday! It’s Friday? Why must time fly so fast?! I’m pretty excited to be preparing for Alt Summit which is next week! I am speaking on the ins and outs of interior design blogging with Emily Henderson, Jenny Komenda and Morgan Satterfield. It’s going to be super fun. I’m just going to pretend that I know exactly what I’m talking about! 😉
Hope you have a fun weekend and I will see you next Monday!
Image via my Instagram of Eden Jo being lovely.
I wanted to say a big thank you to Babble for including Simply Grove in their Top 50 Design Blogs For Mom. The list of talent is crazy good so it was definitely an honor to be included!
Also, I’m super pumped to be speaking at Alt Summit again this year! My fellow panelists are um…what’s the word…AMAZING!!! The whole conference is going to be off the charts. Are any of you going??
One last thing…You have 2 more days to enter the Poppin giveaway.
Have a great weekend!!!! xxoo
Lots of business cards in my purse, amazing conversations, great laughs with great friends, feeling inspired and motivated for the next step= ALT Summit.
Talk to you on Monday!!!! xxoo
On a non decor related subject…
I adore Misha Lulu!! All of my favorite dresses for E Jo are Misha Lulu. (Above is the latest in our dress collection.) The details are always perfect and the mix and match of fabrics are SO fun. Thank you Misha Lulu for making it fun to dress up!! And thank you Eden Jo for being the cutest little girl alive!
Hey, did I tell you that I am heading to Alt Summit next week?? I am totally excited to meet SO many amazing peeps and learn from the best! I am also speaking along side the talented Jamie Derringer, Kelly Beall and Suann Song. We are speaking on balancing social media and your work. This can be quite a juggling act for some people. We are hoping to bring clarity and light to the subject. If you have anything that you want covered or questions on this subject, please let us know!
One last thing… Issue 4 of Pure Green Living Magazine is out!!! This latest issue is full of eco design goodness with some lovely added editors! Make sure to check out my B/A on page 32.
Have a great weekend!!! xxoo