Sunday, October 21, 2012

Southern Blogger Mixer

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Yesterday was the first Southern Blogger Mixer and it was a perfect cozy gathering of amazing food, a fun activity and lots of blog talk. I was so excited to meet Mary, Hillery, Sunshine, Sally, Beth, Amy, Amanda and of course Danielle was there too! And of course, miss Maggie was a huge part of organizing it, but she had to work so couldn't make it there.
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I'll be honest, I was so nervous, as it's been a long time since I organized an event that was anything like this. It all came together though and I think everyone had a great time!
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The menu was absolutely breath taking. Chef Peter Barlow of Easy Bistro treated us like royalty. Balsamic local "wine sap" apples, bacon, bleu cheese crostini; cucumber, smoked salmon, avocado, frisée canapé, Roasted red pepper chicken satay, olive creme fraiche, and sea beans. Laura made house made apple soda and a fancy apple cocktail that we'll share next week. There was a cheese plate, olives, cold meats and sliced artisan breads. I couldn't have been happier, or more full! 
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We made little terrarium bulbs and I forgot how much fun it is to craft with other people! I have seen these little ornaments all over the place and thought it may be fun to make some. A little project! 
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I'm going to do a separate blog post tomorrow all about the swag. It was a pretty good haul of gifts! I can't wait for another event like this! It really was the highlight of my month! Check out the other girls' blogs for posts! There was lots of photo taking and talk of posting!

xo,
Beca

28 comments:

  1. Awww, it looks lovely! So bummed that I missed it.

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  2. This was such a good time. I am glad I got to meet you and the rest of the ladies in person.

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  3. Such a great event! I really enjoyed meeting everyone, and those terrarium bulbs were so much fun! And HOORAY my hands don't look like man hands for once (in your photos anyways..) hehe.

    I'd love to host one in the future, if Augusta isn't too far of a drive.

    Hope to see you again soon! <3

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    1. you dont have manhands!! it was awesome to meet you and we'er so glad you came!
      xoxo

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  4. This looks so intimate and fun! :) The menu sounded lovely and I am smiling over the hangout. (I am a bit of a lonely girl these days and even seeing other women hanging out makes me swoon! lol)

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    1. wish you could have been there! xoxox

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  5. Yay! I had a great time. Nice to meet all you ladies and talk "blog." Rule #1: Make sure camera is charged. I'm sad I don't have many photos, but I just made a post about the meetup. Thanks for everything! - Sunshine

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    1. so good to meet you too! :) Thanks for coming!

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  6. yay! i've been waiting for this post ALL WEEKEND. now i'm sad that i feel self conscience about not really living in the south even though technically dc is below the mason-dixon line :) the terrariums look great!! and the turn out kind of looks like the perfect amount of people. glad the meet up went well!!

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  7. That looks like such a blast! Really wish I could've come! Maybe next time :)
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  8. Sounds like a wonderful day and, omg, the food looks so delicious!! ;)

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  9. oh wow it looks like it turned out great! that food! i hope I can make it to the next one!

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  10. Haha, what is that Superman pose I'm doing?! ;D

    It was a lot of fun--thank you for hosting it. The food, company, and fun swag was all excellent. I think more of these should be in order.

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    1. its a good pose! thanks for coming, glad to have met you!

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  11. Oh that looks like so much fun! And so many lovely bloggers...the venue it was held, food and crafts all look so great! I wish I was a 'Southern blogger'

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    1. it was pretty perfect! :) wish you could have been there!

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  12. HAHA! I was wondering about Mary's pose too :). Thanks to you ladies for hosting. The food darn good and Mary and I had fun coming up there to meet you all. Next meetup in GA!!!??

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  13. Looks like a great time! Making me wish I lived closer, as per usual...

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  14. This was such an awesome event! I admit I was pretty nervous too, but everybody was so amazing that my butterflies quickly settled and the even was so perfect, the food delicious, the company fantastic, the conversations so educating and entertaining, the terrariums were adorable, and the swag was mind blowing (and yummy)! It went off without a single hitch! Thanks ladies for being so incredible and making this happen, it was great meeting every one and having the opportunity to chat!

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