Last of the New York Pictures, Promise


These are the last of the pictures from my trip.  Promise.  I’ll actually go back to thinking of things to type!

Ellis Island

me and lolli in NY

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty upclose

Statue of LIberty shining waters

Statue of Liberty Skyline

This was the best game! And look Splats and Fam! A Rabbid!
Dancing Rabbid

Meeting Dora up close and personal.
Me and Dora


BlogHer Pictures


Because I’m still going through all my pictures, here are a few from my big fun weekend in New York!


Lolli and I in the S’mores Suite. AMAZING! What’s even more amazing that they were one of my sponsors. They were really great and I absolutely loved their suite. Seriously, this was a hotel room that they turned into the woods!


My other amazing sponsors. SEED has some amazing products and some amazing people too. I’m pleased to be working with them!


For all the strange things that go on in New York, the three of us (Amy, Lolli, Me) walking down Broadway in tutus brought us some very strange looks. My first 5k, which we walked!


I went to the Glam and Games party where I got to see E.L.F’s new show room and enjoy some xbox dancing! It was tons of fun. Also fun? Getting my makeup done by an amazingly talented lady. What a fun time!

Central Park Seal

I was able to have a very hot and sticky time at the Central Park with I Heart Faces founder and friends. This seal was the only one that looked happy with the heat!

Many thanks to Amy and Lolli for these pictures (except the seal). I have yet to get through most of mine!


Give Me Your Best Shot: New York


5 things today.

A 5k run/walk this morning.

3/4th of the 2 expo halls done

2 classes taken

Lots of cards given out.

And this:

Fast Times Square

Bridges in NY at night

Can we say, exhaustion?!


PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli

New York!


I’m in New York for the big blogging conference, BlogHer.  It’s been a crazy day.  I was up at 4:30am to get to Baltimore in time to catch the train.  There were about 30 (?) of us on the train and we were LOUD.  Those poor commuters.  I think we scared more than a few out of the car we were in.  And Bro!  The train had a bar and buffy so I had to visit it for you.

While we were gabbing away, we went through Deleware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey on our way to New York.

Lolli and I had a lunch date with a business associate of hers in Chelsea Market so we thought we would take the subway down one stop.  I swiped my card but couldn’t make it through the very narrow turn style with my luggage.  Lolli made it through the little spinny door thing.  I tried to go through and it said I had already swiped my card.  Ack!  So now Lolli is stuck on one side, and me on the other.  I went upstairs to talk to the attendant.  He laughed at me and buzzed me through the big gate.  But now I have no idea where Lolli is and Penn Station is huge!  I spent a good half hour wandering around trying to find her.  I did, but not after I was dripping, dripping with sweat.

We looked good for that luncheon, let me tell you!  Good sandwiches though.

We got to our hotel a little early before check in but I was super friendly and got a room early.  Once we dumped our bags, we went on the iheartfaces photo walk.  They took us to Central Park Zoo.  We saw the sea lion show (great) and the snow leopard.  The rest of the animals were hiding it was just so stinking hot.  We saw the feet of the polar bear, snow monkeys, and the penguins.  We also got to meet one of the co-founders of iheartfaces and that was really fun.

Once we got back to the hotel, Lolli had another meeting so I went up to our room to get dressed for our big party tonight.  Sadly, Lolli’s meeting went really late and we were VERY late to the party.  I was so sad to have missed the mingling but SEED is still an amazing company.  And remember my fun little video?  This party was the celebration of that!

I really am grateful to have SEED sponsor us here in New York.  With out them, Lolli and I couldn’t come and have this amazing adventure.

Now I’m off for some more partying before classes start tomorrow!  I think I’m going to sleep well tonight!


PS- Totally missing my family.  On the train this morning, I kept thinking of the boys who would have flipped out over being on an actual train!  And Butterfly would have loved all the tall buildings here.  And everyone would have loved the zoo.  I miss them.

BlogHer Freak Out Post


Last year, as I read every one’s BlogHer freak out posts, I thought “Psh!  Get it together!  It’s just a conference!  You will be fine!”

Sorry about my lack of a bedside manner last year in my head guys.  Because here I am, 2 days away from going to BlogHer, and I am freaking out.

Mostly I’m freaking out because it’s 11pm on Tuesday and I should be done.  Ready to go.  Packed.  And I’m not.

The me of last year would say, “You have one more day!  Stop stressing about it!”

The me of this year says, “Not only is tomorrow my very last full day with Flower and we’ve got another adventure planned as a last hurrah, it’s also my anniversary.  I should probably spend the evening with Juice since I’ll be gone all weekend.  And what does that leave me with?!  No time to prep tomorrow.  Gah!!”

*insert twitchy eye blinking and jaw clenching*

I’m really not worried about the conference.  Lolli and I are going to have so much fun!  We have a lot lined up to do.  I’m sure I’m going to come home exhausted.  Hopefully I also come home refreshed.  I’m hoping this weekend away will give me some more patience to deal with Professor’s utter dependency on me.  And a renewed appreciation for my husband and family.

But until then, stress!

*twitchy eye blinking and jaw clenching*

Please see Lolli’s To Do List before we leave.  I’m too stressed/tired/busy to make one of my own.

Which is saying a lot for me!


Delicious Hot Shmoes


Who doesn’t love shmoes? Er, I mean S’mores?  And Hershey’s is the best chocolate for s’mores!

Loving Smores

Tonight we went over to a friend’s house and played the best game ever invented.  (You can totally play this online on facebook now!)  We laughed so hard.  Tears were streaming down my face over this game.  We love to play it.  Because we laughed so much, we had to take a break in the middle to refuel after laughing.  Our desert of choice (after a wonderful bbq dinner) was s’mores!

Yum smores

So after a big night of laughing and eating and spending quality time with family, I suggest s’mores for desert.  Yum!


PS- As a disclaimer, I’m part of the S’mores Road Trip to BlogHer in New York City (happening on THURSDAY people, and I haven’t even packed yet!) which is getting me to and home from BlogHer with a bunch of other awesome bloggers.  They also sent me all the s’mores fixings we used tonight.  Those roasting tongs are awesome.  While the tongs may be branded “Hershey”, all opinions are mine and mine alone.  Going to BlogHer?  Be sure to stop by their S’mores “Snactivity” Suite in room #4233 and get refuled from laughing yourself.