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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Type A Moms(who weren't really Type A)

When I decided to attend Type A Mom, it was mostly out of convenience, since it is in North Carolina. Even though it's across the state from me, it sounded like it's close when I was rationalizing this to Hubs.

But, the name intimidated me. Because I'm so not Type A. I was worried that I would stick out and possibly get kicked out for being Type R(relaxed mama).

I was pleasantly surprised by how real the women were that I met and that Type A Mom just referred to those of us who get it done.

Btw, after Type A Mom, I basically got home, unpacked and then repacked to go to my brother's wedding, so I'm a little behind on things- I'll catch up next week. Visiting your blogs, commenting, and a few new giveaways that I think you'll be excited about.  I also have a review coming up with CSN Stores, which has everything under the sun, it seems, including an ottoman coffee table. But, for this week, Please excuse Shell from blogland and don't hate her for being mostly absent.

The first night there, we had a speed dating event, where we were all changing tables and quickly introducing ourselves. I don't have any pics from that night...which is a shame because it's the night that I looked the most put-together and had someone tell me that I look like Kristin Chenoweth, all little and cute and bubbly...whom I googled as soon as I got back to my room because I'm clueless. So, since there are no pics from that first night, you'll have to assume that I looked just like this...only I was wearing a gray sweater and have brown eyes.

My roommate, Amethyst, and I went out to dinner with Jenn and Victoria from Eden Fantasys(who were so nice and fun- and didn't hold it against me when I started to get soooo tired and quiet as the night went on) to a local place where I had the best sandwich ever. Everything in Asheville is just so cute and funky. The food is soooo fresh. I could almost live in that adorable town- if only I didn't need the ocean air to breathe.

I couldn't have asked for a better roommate. We talked and talked and talked about everything and anything. And she brought me presents(note to self: bring presents for people at the next conference you go to, because maybe then people will gush about you, too).

This is Amethyst and I on day 3. Got that? Day one, I look like Kristin Chenoweth. Day 3, I am in my yoga gear with my hair in a ponytail.

I will do another post about the actual conference day itself, talking about the things that I learned and the women who inspired me, like Jennifer James. (Another note to self: if you absolutely fall in love with a blogger at a conference, you can tone down your enthusiasm when meeting them so they don't think you're a stalker. Kthanks.)

After the sessions on Saturday, I went to a Mystery Meet-up(let me clarify and say that this was NOT sponsored by Type A Mom). I almost don't want to tell you about it because I don't want you going and fighting for my RSVP spot next year. Except that HA! I already RSVP'ed for next year.

Megan and Jen put it together and it was so much fun. Probably because it felt so natural to connect with the women who were there. Plus, you know, I like to eat, so if you feed me, especially if you give me cheesecake, I'm a happy woman. Oh, and again, with giving of gifts. Why I didn't think of this, I'll never know.

Mama Dweeb and me. She is pregnant...I am not. Just to clarify.

Me and Caitlin from Mabel's Labels. I've worked with her quite a bit recently and it was so nice to actually get to meet her. 

Again, with the gifts. Really, I should have thought of this. My only even remotely-genius moment was wearing a bright pink scarf so that I could tell people how to find me. 

I loved hanging out with Blue Violet, who now lives sorta kinda by me, so I'm hoping to get to see her again!

I could never list all the wonderful people that I talked to, but definitely check out Mommiecooks, jdaniel4smom, and....yes, I'm calling people by their twitter names...well, just check out the Type A Mom twitter list.

I'm away visiting family this week and getting ready for my baby brother's wedding, so I know I've left fabulous people off of this list...I'm totally blaming my mother. Isn't that what usually happens in therapy? 

A HUGE THANK YOU to Tooth Soap for making my trip possible!

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Blogger Patty@NYC Girl at Heart said...

What a great event! I sounds like you had a blast! You do look like Kristin Chenoweth! :)

September 30, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

You totally look like Kristin! How adorable are you!!

That must have been so awesome to put "real" faces to the blogs you read. I think I would have been kind of star strucked!!

September 30, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

It was so great to meet you! And I SO want to do the mystery meet up next time! I did the wine tasting which was also awesome :-)

September 30, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Loukia said...

How fun! Sounds like a great time!

September 30, 2010 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

LOL at you looking like Kristin Chenoweth on day 1 and in yoga gear on day 3.

Love the pictures!! You are too cute.

September 30, 2010 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Quirkyloon said...

You do look like Kristin! She's a cutie and so are you!

But do you SING like Kristin?

At first I thought she sounded like a pixie on speed, but her voice grew on me!

So if you sing like her as well, you're still OK in my book.

(And I know you were oh soooo worried about that, weren't you?)


September 30, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Di said...

Just a thought - I work for a cheesecake manufacturer - see a reason to visit me in Florida! (There's that whole mouse guy too, some park with a harry potter ride or something and that place with the big fish too.) But really me and cheesecake - a winning choice! :)

September 30, 2010 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

Oh how fun!!

Im totally jealous you got to meet Blueviolet!

This just makes me want to go to Blissdom even more!

September 30, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Don't feel bad - I have no idea who Kristin is either.

I am so glad you had such a wonderful time. Enjoy your time this week with family too! I look forward to all the stories when you get back!

September 30, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger shortmama said...

Sounds like lots of fun!

September 30, 2010 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger One Cluttered Brain said...

Looks like you had a TON of fun!
MAma Dweeb is one cool Mama!
;) along with the rest of the ladies you had pics with!

September 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Shell! I've never seen a picture of you ~ you are ADORABLE!

September 30, 2010 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

You are even prettier than I imagined you to be :)

I can't wait to meet some other bloggers IRL!

September 30, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

What an awesome time you had!! I love seeing all the photos and putting a face to a blog!

I hope you have a great visit with family and at your bro's wedding.

September 30, 2010 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger From Tracie said...

So fun! I'm glad you had such a great time. Jealous. But happy for you!!

September 30, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

Looks like fun! I so want to go to a blogging conference some day!!!

September 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

I'm not all that far from Asheville. Awesome town. I'm not a Type A anything though. You do look like Kristen Chenoweth, who I have always liked as an actress but had no idea what her name was. Sounds like you have a great time!

September 30, 2010 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger ModernMom said...

Sounds like a great time! Oh and how fabulous to now be able to put some real faces to some of the people I stalk err I mean follow on twitter and through their blogs:)

September 30, 2010 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Enjoy the wedding!
You were one of my favorite people to meet and spend time with. It sure took me long enough to find you, thank goodness for the bright pink scarf LOL

Yes, Blueviolet is a fabulous person. I didn't get a photo with her! Doh! I too feel like I met and bonded with so many wonderful mamas that It will be so hard to list them all.

September 30, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Glad you had fun! And even in the yoga look you are still totally beautiful.

September 30, 2010 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Krystyn said...

Oh, looks like so much fun..and you got to meet some of my favorites, too!

NC is too close to me to not go to these things!

September 30, 2010 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger Oka said...

Wow, what a resemblance. I didn't know who you were talking about when you had her name their. I would of had to google it too.

Sounds like an awesome weekend. Still can't believe you did it the weekend before your brother's wedding. You are going to be dead tired next week.

September 30, 2010 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

I love conferences! I am so glad you got to go, Kristen ... I mean Shell! ;0) Hoping one day I can behold your movie-starness in person at one these events!

September 30, 2010 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Brittney said...

looks like fun! I hope to get to meet some of the people I blog with one day :) oh and congrats to your lil bro!

September 30, 2010 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

I loved meeting you and you'd better believe we're gonna get together since we're in the same state! :)

September 30, 2010 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

How fun! I wish I was a mommy so I could go. ;)

September 30, 2010 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Amethyst Moon said...

It was so fun. I can't wait to hang out again. Maybe in San Diego?! ;) And, for the record you even look cute in yoga gear! and I so wish we had taken pics earlier when I didn't have on my travellin' crap clothes :)

September 30, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

It sounds like you had fun! I can't wait to hear more. One day, I will make it to one of the conferences.

September 30, 2010 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

I am so glad that you got to go and that you had fun! See, there was nothing but amazing women and great times! ;)

September 30, 2010 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I'm planning on attending Blissdom, and it will be my first conference! i can't wait to meet bloggers in real life!

October 1, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Lolli said...

For the record, I'm not Type-A either. I think we would get along just great! I wish I could have gone to the conference. I love hanging out with and meeting bloggers!

October 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

You're sweet :) Thank you for the shout-out. It was so nice meeting you. And I love your avatar ;)

Have a great weekend.

October 1, 2010 at 5:43 PM  

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