Apr 25, 2012

Snap Conference

My name is Danielle
and I'm no longer a conference virgin.
You guys, i went to Snap Conference
and it rocked my socks!
I can't wait to do it again.
to be honest, i spent a lot of the first day wandering around lost and lonely.
i went back to my room, teary-eyed and texted my hubby.
his advice?
don't hide your awesomeness, let your awesomeness shine.
best. advice. ever.
so, i had to step out of my comfort zone
and introduce myself to people,
ask if I could sit by people,
just start talking to people i didn't know.
it was weird at first.
i thought everyone had come there with a friend,
that everyone already knew each other & i was the odd man out.
but, it turns out, a lot of people came not knowing anyone.
and they were stepping out of their comfort zone, too.

walking into Snap Conference the thing i most wanted to get out of it was to get to know other people like me.
people who love to create, to blog, to share
I met so many people!
I walked away from Snap with a lot of awesome friendships.
but, i also walked away with more than that.
I hadn't really considered the classes beforehand.
but, the Snap Conference classes were really amazing.
Things like, how to grow your blog, SEO content, Facebook rules & regulations, networking, how to photograph...
there were a lot of amazing classes!
I think my favorite part of the conference was getting to know some of the "big" bloggers,
and realizing that they're just people, too.
Some are shy, some are outgoing, some are talkative & reach out to others, some are slow to get to know others...
they're real people.  with their own personalities- and it was great to meet them :)
meeting Jessica, of Allora Handmade (and the Queen Bee Market) was a highlight

no, i cannot smile regularly when i'm around Gussy, it's too exciting! ;) and, of course, she just looks adorable!

who knew that me and Mandi from Vintage Revivals would be fashion TWINS?

Alissa from Rags to Stitches is super nice and a good peacemaker :)

Heather from Glitter and Gloss is sooo much fun to be around and super nice!

i <3 these two girls so much! Jenna and Heather from Just.Lovely.Things seriously, 2 of the nicest girls you could ever meet!

Jenna striking a pose :)

Kristen Duke taught me how to take the amazing photo of her ;)

the 2 Jacqui's, and YES, they both spell their name that way! Jacqui, aka Crafteemcgee, and Jacqui of Baby Boy Bakery They both know how to rock a cute outfit!

I was so lucky to get to sit by these girls at dinner! Lindsey (linking up with her today for WIWW!:), Jessica, Alissa, and Gussy

my awesome, amazing room mates!! Cindy and Shelby!

I luv these girls! Carrie and Caroline
I would go to Snap again in a heartbeat,
the weather was awesome, the facilities were gorgeous and amazing...
(Cindy may have a pic of me literally hugging a tree, they were so gorgeous!!)
but, most of all, the people were amazing!

 Until next time, Snap...


  1. It was so fun to meet you there! You looked so cute in your red dress and tights. I loved that people would stop you to take pictures of your shoes :)

    1. it was so great meeting you and brittany, too!! i love the custom sign you made for me! you guys are so cute! xo

  2. Thanks for the sweet shoutout Danielle (I mean Cameo)!! So fun meeting you!

  3. How fun! I would absolutely love to go to a blog conference one day. But I'm sure I would be overwhelmed at first as well. SO many lovely and talented women in one space can make anyone feel a bit intimidated. :) It looks like everyone was so friendly and down to earth though...so wonderful. :)

  4. Looks like a wonderful time!

  5. I am in love with your re-cap Miss Danielle! It was super fun getting to meet you and I wish we could have hung out more!

  6. Glad you enjoyed yourself so much. I really want to attend a blogging conference one day too.

  7. You are such a cutie! I loved meeting you IRL finally! We need to get together again for sure! luv ya!

  8. Girl, you are super adorbs and I'm so glad we could pop our conference cherries! (Sigh, I'm so dirty.)

  9. you met so many of the same people i met last year - and aren't they the best?! i hope you and i get to cross paths one day. also love your outfit and your tights, friend!

  10. Totally love the outfits and looks like you had a FAB time C:

  11. danielle, i'm so glad you stepped out of your comfort zone and let your awesomeness shine! it was so great meeting you! you are a DOLL. xoxo, jess

  12. If I just would have bought a ticket sooner we could have carpooled down and I woulda been your sidekick! Seriously...Next time. I'm coming!

  13. I can't believe you were sad and alone the first night/day - wish we would have found each other sooner!!! You're amazing, Cameo, and pretty much the cutest thing around. Loved getting to meet you and spend some time with you!


  14. Getting to know you was AMAZING! You are the cutest.

  15. How did you take that cool pic? Looks like you had a blast!

  16. Hey Danielle,
    Your blog is just as cute as you are!!! I wish I would have known you were sad and lonely that first day, I usually try to find people that are alone and invite them to hang out, I know it can be scary in the beginning. It seemed like you made friends pretty quickly on your own though (I'm not surprised!), so next time it will be super easy for you! I'm so glad I got to meet you, I love your style!!

  17. Super happy we got to be roomies! You're a doll, Danielle!! I wish I'd known the first day too that you were feeling out of place......gosh......but your husband's response to that choked me up. He sounds super awesome! Thanks so much for posting the pic of Shelby and me....I actually love it! I just made it my desktop pic...lol. May I use it on my blog? I love your style and personality....hope I see you again, cuz you are incredible!

  18. Danielle...who took that awesome photo of you and Mandi? Ha! So glad to have met you! I felt the same the first day...I only wish it hadn't taken me so long to open up..I wonder how many more amazing people I would have met! Now following you and your awesome blog:)

  19. WHAT!!! YOu shy and cryin gin your room! NO WAY! I fell in love with you the moment I meet you! Hello! You ar emy long lost sister! And this is why I LOVE SNAP! I get to meet people like you who are now my friends! LOVE YOU SWEET, Danielle!

  20. Danielle, I never would have guessed you felt so shy and alone at SNAP! By the time we met you must have warmed up because your beautiful personality was just bouncing off the walls!

    I am so glad that you came to SNAP! this year and I so hope that you will be able to join us again.

    You're adorable.


  21. Aww I love your recap! I wish I would have met you the first day because I never would have let you cry in your room alone! I felt the same way after my first conference but your hubby gave you some awesome advice and it must have worked! When we ate breakfast together you seemed cool, confident, and your personality was amazing! I am so glad I finally got to meet you in person and I will look forward to seeing you the next time around!

    Freckles Crafts

  22. YAY! I am so happy you were able to get out of your comfort zone... I know going to things alone can be hard at first, but I am happy you turned it around! :)

  23. Hi Danielle, I didn't get a chance to meet you at Snap, but I just wanted to say that your husband's advice is WONDERFUL! Seriously cool. I'm glad you wound up having fun!! :)

  24. I hope the SEO class will help to grow your blogs traffic.
    I've uploaded the slides and linked from this blog post here.

    If you have more questions, feel free to reach out to me, and I'm happy to help.

    You all inspired me to start working on some of my own projects again.

    Thank you for that!


  25. I'm no longer a blogging conference virgin either! The day you were wearing your coral dress and mint green tights I totally wanted to go up and talk to you and tell you that I loved your outfit!!! You are darling and now I'm kicking myself for not going up and introducing myself. Next time, right?

  26. Danielle, how are you so cute and chic!!! You look amazing!! Love the outfits you put together. Recently been finding dresses from "empress couture" at a boutique and fallen in love with the brand! So happy they're opening up an online store soon empresscouture.com ! It's great there are blogs like yours and sites like those which make modest shopping that much easier!


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