Snippets of SNAP!

Oh, SNAP!  It's been almost 10 days since I returned from SNAP conference, and I have been dying to share some snippets with you!  SNAP was an incredible experience for me!  I decided to attend SNAP to celebrate the friends and connections I've built in the blogging community over the last 2 1/2 years.  I have created some really dear friendships with blogging friends.  To have all of these girls in the same place was just plain amazing.

So 2 weeks ago, my sweet husband patiently drove me to Utah (Thanksgiving Point, to be exact).  It worked out beautifully so we had several family events in Utah the very same week as SNAP.  I had the chance to see my entire extended family plus my blogging friends--all in one busy week!

Unfortunately, the unthinkable happened.  My camera took a tumble out of the car and my best lens broke just days before leaving town.  So I took far fewer photos than I would have liked.  Yet another reason to return next year for SNAP 2013! :)  But I do have a few snippets to share!

Thanksgiving Point was a stunning location.  And those tulips! I couldn't get enough of those tulips!

My brand new business cards had arrived just in time.  Phew.

Top:  Kelli & {me}; Middle:  Amy, Amy, {me}, & Gwen; Bottom: {me}, Michelle, & Aimee

I could hardly wait to check in and get started!

Everywhere I went, I heard the same comment, "I love your bag!!"

The amazing Kellie from Nest of Posies made this bag just in time for SNAP, and I am still crushing on how cute this is!

{me}, Amanda, Michelle

These gals were my room-mates and pals.  LOVE them!  And we totally rocked the Homes.com photo booth!

The food was delicious!  Is it sad/slightly pathetic that I judge almost all events by the food?!  Thanksgiving Point really knows how to throw a party!  And welcome to my world, Velata fondue (a new product from Scentsy.)  YUM!  Those chocolate-covered strawberries were definitely a highlight for me.

One of my favorite parts about SNAP was the make-and-take crafts.  I'm a hands-on type of girl!  After doing some sitting, I needed to CREATE!  I made this cute glasses pouch.  Yeah. I love it.

It was definitely a meeting of creative minds.  The classes were jampacked full of talented speakers (many of my blogging idols!), and everywhere I turned--I found someone else I was dying to meet!  I only wish I had more time with every one of these people!

These Arizona girls, Kristyn and Kelli, are some of the sweetest!

Kami was one of my favorite people to chat with!  I have always admired Kami in the blogging world!

Heather, Tara, Kirstin, {me}

And my local Colorado crew!  (We're claiming Heather as a Coloradan because she grew up here!)

Tam, Brooke, Amanda, {me}, Kirsten

Oh how I love these girls.  And their dance moves.  How had I NEVER met The Crafting Chicks until now?!

{me} and JenAllison and {me}

I love these sweet ladies so, so much!  Even though they out-dressed me. They looked so glam!

Michelle, Amanda, {me}, Linda

Our final night at SNAP!  It ended too soon. There were so many more incredible women I didn't snap a photo with.

Ohhh and did I mention the Queen Bee Market?  I bought some totally cute goodies there.

It was even worth the 2 hours standing in line to check out!

So.Much.Fun!

Most of all I just feel blessed.  Meeting with women who "get" me and what I do is just amazing.

Until next year....

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  1. I still hate that we didn’t get a chance to hang out, but SO happy that we did get a chance for a quick meet! I’m voting for a day of pure socialization for next year. 😉 Looks l like you had a blast!!
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  2. You are the CUTEST!! I love you, Alison! You are such a doll…if we were neighbors, I know we’d totally hang out all the time!! SO GLAD we met at SNAP…next year we need to hang out MORE!!
    xoxoxox
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  3. Love the post! It was great to see you again, even though we totally didn’t get enough time to chat! That always the only downside of these fun conferences–not chatting enough with everyone! :)
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  4. Great re-cap my friend! So glad we had more time together than last year’s GNO, but still bummed we didn’t have even more time!! Definitely next year!! Love ya, girl!! XO
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  5. So glad we got to hang; I wish it had been more! Dang having a baby… :) You are just a doll, and I wish you lived here so we could be buddies. :) Come visit soon! xoxo
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  6. Loved your recap! This SNAP conference thing sounds like such a blast! The food looks SOO yummy! Glad you had fun!
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  7. Looks Awesome!!! I had never heard of it before. :)
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