There is something about small niche blog conferences that I just love. I think it's because they aren't so busy with people buzzing from place to place and you have a chance to actually sit down and talk to like-minded people. I definitely felt that at the recent Elevate Blog Conference. These were my people!
My friend Natalie and I started the day driving to lovely Huntington Beach (with a couple of stops at Starbucks along the way of course).
When we arrived at the conference we jumped straight into playing a game of bingo to get to know one another. What a fantastic ice-breaker. We crafted, we ate (a lot), we packaged up school kits for the Shine Project, we played games, and we listened to brilliant speakers who talked about branding yourself before others brand you, about finding your voice, organization, and we got a few photography tips too. And I left there feeling incredibly inspired.
The conference was organized by:
And the fabulous speakers were:
- Nina Banks - Momma Go Round
- Becki Crosby - Whippy Cake
- Holly Lefevre - 504 Main
- Ashley Hackshaw - Lil Blue Boo
- Kristine McNairy - Lucky Lime Photography
And here are just a few of the photographs that I took while I was there.
As you can imagine being in a room full of incredibly creative women, the venue was decorated beautifully. So much thought went into every tiny detail.