Monday, September 17, 2012

Houston Blogger Symposium

I attended the Houston Blogger Symposium this weekend. It was a fantastic even hosted by the AH-MAZING Megan Silianoff of Greetings From TX. Let me tell you, I have become obsessed, I meant an avid reader of Megan's blog. She wore a brilliant green dress and the most gorgeous pair of heels. 

The event was incredible and so much fun. I have to admit to a slight nervousness as I checked out of my car leaving my hubby and kids to their own accord Saturday morning. BUT, it was so worthwhile. There were over 50 bloggers in attendance. So many different blogging genres too - fashion, style, fitness, DIY, etc. The tables were elegantly dressed and named for several very popular blogs, I was seated at "Sea of Shoes." There were glasses of sparkly bubbly champagne and a very chic breakfast of Yogurt, Fruit and Granola in a Martini Glass!! This momma is always a sucker for a glass of champagne and anything in a martini glass. 

It began with a welcome from Megan and Breakfast. Followed by a Panel of Bloggers who shared their blog stories. Katy Atlas, Alicia DeRago, Brandi Lisenbe & Kelly Garcia, Laura Mayes and my favorite Kristina Braly of PrettyShinySparkly.

Please ignore my hair's current state. I am still debating growing it out or having it reshaped. 
 Kristina from PrettyShinySparkly. 
Let me tell you she is even more beautiful and even more personable in person. 
Exactly how she is on her blog and YouTube videos. 

There was so much networking and picture taking it was a whirlwind. Paige Budde of never stopped snapping away. This woman is so cool, I had to sneak an outfit picture in below. You all know my affinity for shorts. But, not just any shorts - they were denim with little birds on them so freakin' cute. And, she wore them with a pair of tan oxfords and a white button down shirt. LOVEd it!!

All Symposium stationary and logos were created by a very talented Kristen Stoddard.

The event was sponsored by several local Houston shops who were in attendance featuring some of their items. Langford Market, Francesca's Collections, Em&Lee, The Impeccable Pig, and the, Rebecca Lankford Designs.  Those not in attendance were BathJunkie, Shimmer&Bliss, Myth&Symbol, JennieClaire, BonLook, UnitedScentsofAmerica, Chi, Lammes Candies, and NewfortheNight.

I left with a handful of shopping bags - swag bags from the very gracious sponsors.

To be featured in upcoming OOTD's:

What did I learn you ask? Well, for starters I need a card. There were so many cute little blog cards I was taken a back. Seriously, what rock do I live under???

And I met some wonderful new blogs to stalk, follow.

As for Mr.Style Chronicles and the kiddos: Well they enjoyed (tolerated) breakfast at Le Peep and an early visit to the Galleria's Dylan's Candy Store. When they pulled into Hotel Zaza to pick me up I was greeted by a frazzled hubby and a two sugar loaded kids. He wonders why they were so hyper...........

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!! I am off to record some videos........



  1. Great pictures! So glad I got to meet you and now get to learn style from you!

  2. Oh my gosh! hahaha Thanks for the shout out and I never thought I'd be featured on a style bog :) I got the shorts from Anthro - I think they are on the sale rack! Greta to meet you and excited to have a new blog for my reader/

  3. It was definitely a fun event! Can't wait for next year. I love that he fed them candy! If anything, the best bet is always some sort of physical activity that will wear them out. Men are so funny!

  4. Ohh girl, you had a great seat for those panels...up close and personal! :) It was such a fab event. Really happy to hear you enjoyed yourself and meeting all the other fab bloggers that came. Really appreciate your super sweet email too. You rock!

  5. Thanks so much for the sweet, sweet words! It was a pleasure to meet you too! :)

  6. Love this post! Thanks girly! That's right - record those videos. I need some new ones to watch. =) PS - I agree, Kristina is even more beautiful in person!