Sunday, July 20, 2008

Picture this

As previously noted, something wonky happened with my memory card, so I was not a snap-happy BlogHer attendee.

I did, however, arrive home tonight (after a two-hour delay in SFO - yuck) and took some photos to tell you more about my BlogHer journey.

I attended the conference for work, but didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to pimp my own blog, so I decided at the last minute to buy a custom stamp to add my URL to the back of my business cards. It worked out nicely.
URL stamp

I realized I didn't have the perfect bag to lug around all the stuff I'd need to carry at the conference, so imagine my happiness when I discovered this bad boy at where else? Target! $24.99 for this pearly goodness! It also comes in brown, black and green.
Beautiful bag

I came home with a HUGE stack o' cards! From left to right, they're divided into three groups - bloggers I met, bloggers I met who had the super cute teeny tiny MOO cards, and peeps I need to know for work purposes.
Cards galore!

BlogHer featured a swap meet area, where I picked up these little cuties for Em Dash. Each time I pick up something for her, I swear to Brent that "this is the last time I buy ANYTHING for her until after my showers, promise!"
Swap meet finds
The hat is from Dawn and the shirt is from Kristen.

At the end of one of the sessions I attended about blogging and monetization, I picked up one of these free shirts. It's funny 'cuz it's TRUE!
Shirt

When we met up with Matt and Nicole for dinner last night, look what they brought for Em Dash! Soooo super cute! Brent thanked them for not choosing stuff that was predominately pink. He's apparently already overloaded on pink, which is part of the reason I chose the red shirt above. (My fabulous mother-in-law has cleared every Marshall's discount store within a 10-mile radius of pink baby clothes on Em Dash's behalf. She's got a lot o' pink.)
More clothes for Em Dash!

And while I was uploading these photos, I discovered that two of the photos I took at BlogHer actually worked! One of the conference sponsors was Sesame Street, who set up an awesome little suite to preview their new website, provide tasty treats and even let folks film a DVD with Grover (an actual puppet with the puppeteer and everything!) or another character whose name I don't know yet but probably will in about three years. I tried to sign up on the second day to film a DVD after Brent mentioned that it would be a pretty cool thing for Em Dash to watch when she was older ("Mommy, you MET Grover?!?!?"), but they were all booked up, sadly.

I did, however, snap these photos of the treats.
Sesame Street cupcakes

C is for cookies

"The Black Crusaders are a secret group of powerful Black Americans. Bill Cosby and Oprah Winfrey are the chief majors, but Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell and Gordon from Sesame Street, they're members, too and they meet four times a year in the skull of the Statue of Liberty. You can read about that on the Interweb." - Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock

29 comments:

  1. Love The Blogger Clothes!!!

    xoxo,
    TDR

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  2. My therapy dog, Rusty, has Moo business cards!

    I almost bought that "My mommy is blogging..." shirt for Jenn's Kid, but I knew she would kill me!

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  3. cuteness all around. my favorite are the treats and the oh-nay-zee with a cookie on it, of course. ;)

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  4. I love the little "My Mom is Blogging This" baby shirt! I'll have to find one of those when I have a little bun in the oven.

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  5. Me wants that free yellow tee.

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  6. You are a true inspiration to someone like me...I just started my THIRD blog after letting 2 fizzle out. I love the baby outfits!!

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  7. oh those are such cute outfits! Sounds like it was a success!! :)

    Now I want cupcakes.

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  8. I'm so glad you bought my favorite hat!

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  9. Cute shirts! and trust me, you will soon know ALL of the Sesame Street character names! You may also learn the Barney character names too if you're not careful!

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  10. So far, I'd say Sesame Street has been the number 1 story from BlogHer. Sorry you missed out on Grover.

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  11. The little red t-shirt is super cute!

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  12. Oh-nay-zee! Hahahaha.

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  13. How did I not meet you at BlogHer? I demand a do-over. PS: I LOVE that 30 rock quote.

    xoxo, ShallowGal

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  14. Love the baby clothes! So adorable. My friend's sister is going over the top princess & pink for her daughter - so I had to get them a set of pale green onesies. I'm rebellious, aren't I?

    I also love the stamp! Great idea!

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  15. it was so fun meeting you too! seriously we live so close but had to hop on planes to meet each other, haha.

    oh and if it makes you feel any better, speaking of planes, my flight was delayed an hour and a half, eck.

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  16. Nanette, it was amazingly awesome to meet you! The time went by way too fast and how in the world did I miss cupcakes??? See you next year at BlogHer09 if not before! HUGS

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  17. Those cupcakes are fantastic!

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  18. SO much goodness in the post! The stamp, the mini Moo cards, the adorable, "my mom is blogging this" tee, and the brown baby outfits..too much cuteness!!! I may need to pick up some of those Moo cards - not sure who I'd give them to, but they way too cute!

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  19. i just ordered some new moo cards! Did they give any word on where blogher 09 is going to be?

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  20. Did I not give you a Moo Card?!?!?! That just makes me shake my head.

    So glad we finally met!

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  21. Nanette! Dangit. I went to Target and couldn't find that bag and I couldn't find it online! You're teasing meeeeee

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  22. I love the smart as a cookie onesie!

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  23. i'm swooning over that "smart cookie" onesie. i MUST find one for the bean!

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  24. the clothes your friends bought for Em Dash are adorable! i love the brown and pink together. sounds like blogher was fun... with some fun treats!

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  25. I wish I had been at BlogHer. I would have to loved to meet you. Also, I love Target and Marshall's.

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  26. Love the clothes!

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  27. that's some good loot! i'm especially loving the blogging tee for em dash and the free blogging tee for you!

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  28. oh my word those cupcakes look AMAZING

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  29. Squee! I saw my card in your pile!

    It was great meeting you at Ruby Skye..I wish it hadn't been so loud, we could have actually chatted.

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