Creative Estates ReLived!

 

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I had SOOO much fun at my first blog conference, Creative Estates last weekend  in Chandler! I was even more thrilled that my dear friend Tamarria from The Believing Woman was able to join me! My other blog friend Andrea from The Worley House also made the commute to join us during the day!

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The Venue….{ohhhhh ahhhhhh oooohhhh!}

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Shey from SheyB Camera Straps founder of Creative Estates and Tauni-PR Queen from It’s a Tradtion  booked the event at Inspirador and it was to die for …chic, swank and everything in between! It was dreamy and the perfect place for creative ladies  to gather!

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Right off the bat I knew I would see three things at this conference…Whippy Cakes, Camera Straps and …..JoTotes!

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Jen from Tatertots and Jello (Sweet as Jello!) , Shelley from House of Smiths(aka SugarShelley), Amy from The Idea Room( friendly and inspiring!!!) and Ellie G from Less Cake More Frosting(also adore her!!)

Friday and Saturday was packed full of sessions and a craft workshops!Creative Estates_6748_edited-1Creative Estates_6743_edited-1 The panel  for this session included Jen from Tatertots and Jello, Kim from Todays Creative Blog, Amy from The Idea Room and Cindy from Skip to My Lou .I walked away understanding what it takes to make blogging into everything I want it to be! Setting time apart to schedule blog posts, having a plan of action for your blog and, if you need to, schedule your posts!

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I also got to meet Kim from the TomKat Studio…she was really graceful and sweet…didn’t get to sit down and talk with her like I wanted but she was SO nice about the small questions!

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I hugged my bloggy friend Joon from OrdyandJoon, she is SWEET as pie and we confirmed in real life we are style twins! She is a law student, can you believe it!?!! FANCY!!!! Check out her blog and fall in love with HER!!!

Also Cindy from VitaGirl who has the best personality and smile! By the way she owns more Whippy Cakes then any woman should have!! lol!!

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I met my girl Shelley from House of Smiths and also had a chance to chat with her on day two about some blogging stuff…lol, of course. After giving me a little pep talk I was on cloud nine!!! Let me tell you that this girl is SO SWEET and SOOOO funny!!! She is just like she is on her blog and keeps thing real for SURE.

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Met sooo MANY new bloggers…I wish I could name them all(really I have NO pictures!!! lol)  but WOWZERS! These ladies are incredibly talented! I will be featuring some of them on my blog so look out for them ! You’ll love them just as much as I do and that’s a promise!

 

We got to shop at the HANDMADE MARKET…so fitting for this event!

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I purchased an Oh Sweet Joy head wrap for baby girl and ME!

Whippy Cake…delicious!

TWO Vintage Rose Wraps!

and some MAKE YOU WANNA LICK YOUR FACE lotion from Pink Bow Bath Boutique! I’m a sucker for anything that smells like dessert:0)

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Here is T posing for Katie from The Vintage Rose…..you need some of these in your life!! Especially for summer!!

So many talented ladies and we got a chance to fellowship with some ladies in the corner of the handmade market! God is amazing at pulling his children together!

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Lindsay from Aisle To Aloha, Ilene from Much Love, Illy, Moriah from Josiah’s Nest, Sandy from Sandy A La Mode, and Kim from Oh, Sweet Joy!

Tamarria and I had a chance to chat with them!! OMG aren’t they THE cutest! I think SO!

We did the WAVE….

We ATE…

Laughed…

and Had the BEST TIME OF OUR LIFE! 

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Creative Estates will be held next year in SALT LAKE CITY in April!!!! Mark you calendars for this! You won’t want to miss it!!!

Comments

  1. By far the best post I’ve seen yet!!!!!!! This had to have taken a lot of time. We had so much fun and I enjoyed my self so much!! Love all of those ladies you mentioned…but… You are my favorite blogger!!!!!!!

  2. this is an AMAZING recap post!! loved all of your pictures~! and thank you soo much for the mention!! :) can’t wait til next year!!

  3. It was so great meeting you at the conference this weekend! You are gorgeous and I am so excited to start following your lovely blog! :)

  4. Great post! You got some great pictures, and I loved reading your take on it. And I’m so glad we got to go together! I’m sending you those pics now!

  5. I absolutely ADORE this post! You got some absolutely FANTASTIC photos! Love the one of all of you with your JoTotes (I have JoTotes envy). Love your spin on everything! Can’t wait to start following your blog–wish we would have met at the conference!

  6. Fabulous recap, girl! Loved all these pictures! Aaah, I wanna go back!!

    So glad we got to meet and talk! Cannot wait to read more of your blog and get to know you!

  7. Destiny–You have the cutest blog and take amazing pictures!! Loved your recap and I loved meeting you too. You are so cute and have a fun personality! I am absolutely following you :) So glad I met you!

  8. what a fun recap post! i totally felt like i was there all over again. :) so glad we got to chat with you and tamara too – pls. lets keep in touch!!

    btw loving your bloggity-blog – it is TOO CUTE!!!

  9. Gah! I LOVE THIS WRAP UP! You pictures are AMAZING! :)
    It was so nice to finally meet you IRL. Thank you for being so beautifully talented.
    We need more bloggers like you, girl! (wink)
    I’m totally looking forward to next year!!!
    ~Sugar Shelley :)

  10. Best post on CE yet! Love your pictures.

  11. Well, I was trying to go to sleep since it is 1am but once I got to your blog there is no way I can go to sleep just yet!! How fun was your trip??? I am so jealous!! I am a brand new blogger; therefore, I am just learning! The CE sounded like so much fun!! I really wish I could of gone!! Your post has definitely made me want to attend the next one!
    I am now following your blog, I hope you will follow my blog as well!! I am also following you on Twitter. (plz follow me on Twitter: Twittle__Dee is my user name on Twitter)
    Looking forward to getting to know you!
    ~~~rhonda~~~

  12. Did you seriously post me on your blog?? I’VE ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!! lol

    But really, YOU are the sweetest gal with the best personality! I knew it the first time I saw your blog, it was reaffirmed when you were giving me crap on twitter, and it was a sure thing when I met you in person! So glad to call you friend! :)

    p.s. you take the freaking BEST pictures! Holy Moly!!!

  13. Wow. What a beautiful post…wonderful words, gorgeous photos!

    I am so glad that you had a great time at Creative Estates! It was so great to meet you! I can’t wait for next year, but in the meantime let’s keep in touch!

    xoxo

  14. Thank you for this post! I was sooo jealous that I didn’t get to join you gals, but it’s nice being able to sorta experience it through your pics.

    Hugs!

  15. So Sad I missed out! I dont’ know what I was thinking:( I’m sooo there next year!

  16. Yay! I love your re-cap. And I love the pic of us rockin the JoTotes bags. That’s one of my favorites. And how GORGEOUS are your photos? EEK! And hos gorgeous are YOU?

    Seriously. Such a great wrap up! So nice to meet you!

  17. WOW, your pics are fabulous! I’m borrowing one of your decor shots at the beginning. I didn’t take any! Full credit to you of course and I also am including our “photo yourself” session with Shelley! Haha! Great to meet you!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

  18. What a great post and fantastic photos!!! We did not formally meet but I remember seeing you and chatting at the Vintage Rose Wraps table and we chatted @ my Gussy tote. I’m going to follow your blog to keep up with ya!

  19. I am not a fancy blogger or anything but I clicked over to your site from another blog and couldn’t stop myself from going through page after page of you beautiful pictures and words. Say hello to your newest fan and subscriber!

  20. Destiny! I adore your blog and your photos are the best I’ve seen so far1 It was so great meeting you and I wish we would have had more time to visit! I’m off to dive deeper into your blog! Take care!

  21. What a great post! And thank you for sharing all those nice pics with us that couldn’t make it to Creative Estates! I’m also glad I found your blog, I’ve seen lots of pictures of you and Shelley that I had to come by and say Hello :)
    Veronica

  22. What fantastic photos! Looks like a blast! Thanks for sharing.

  23. Destiny your pictures tell a great story of good times! As always you and your camara are soulmates! lol You definetely have me wishing I was there! Hopefully I will be able to make it to Salt Lake City next year! So proud of you!!! Love ya! xoxoxoxo

  24. It was extra marvelous to meet you and your beatifulness. Which isn’t a word… but it totally should be. You have such a vibrant smile. And are just a pure joy.

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