August 9th, 2011

Highlights From BlogHer 2011

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San Diego Skyline BlogHer 2011

Imagine 3,400 bloggers all in one space. Add to that speakers, brands and many others that helped wow me this past weekend in San Diego for BlogHer.  My days were packed with fabulous sessions, meetings with amazing women and time spent checking out the unimaginable amounts of swag available for the taking.

After four incredible days it was time to head home. The trip was long but thankfully I was sitting next to two bloggers,  one who blogs anonymously so I don’t want to give any of her info away and Megan, who entertained me for the entire 5 + hours on the flight. After giving my boys too many hugs and kisses to count, I spent a good portion of the day yesterday digesting the whirlwind surrounding my adventures at BlogHer.  It’s impossible to document each and every amazing encounter over the weekend, but I will try to highlight a few. I will say that the group of women I met couldn’t have been more interesting, intelligent and diverse. And there was one thing that brought us all together: blogging.

Highlights from BlogHer 2011

View of San Diego from my hotel room. San Diego weather rocks. Thanks to Cathy and Megan for sharing the view.San Diego room view BlogHer 2011

A highlight of the weekend was connecting with a few of the amazing women from the Green Moms Carnival: Micaela(Mindful Momma), Mary (In Women We Trust), Amber (Strocel.com), Katy (Non-Toxic Kids), Beth (My Plastic Free Life) and Harriet (Climate Mama).  Most of us were armed with our reusable water bottles and disheartened by the amount of single-use plastic disposables used throughout the conference.Green Moms Carnival BlogHer 2011

Vegan table of food -there was also a gluten free table.

Vegan table at BlogHer 2011

A 5K around the San Diego marina. Thanks to Jess and Kath for pacing me and pushing me to take it up a notch.

5K BlogHer 2011

Early morning yoga overlooking the water.

Yoga BlogHer 2011

Elizabeth and I had fun doing an interview with Mom Central.

Interview with Mom Central BlogHer 2011

Advanced screening of The Help (not the best photo). Two pieces of advice: 1. Go and 2. Bring tissues. It opens August 10, 2011.

The Help advanced screening BlogHer 2011

So there you have the highlights, but it’s impossible to leave out mention of the decadent parties at night (including a fab greenie party by Calley over at The Echo Chic), the blisters on my feet and the awesome flash mob by 5 Minutes for Mom.

NYC 2012! Anyone in?


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