The Completely Indulgent BlogHer11 Post

Did I tell you I’m going to BlogHer? Sixteen sleeps.  In just sixteen sleeps I will be boarding a plane and heading off to San Diego!  Suddenly I am suffering from “So much to do, so little time” syndrome so this is my rant, my random and my plea for advice!

I’m all kinds of excited with just a little bit of nervous thrown in.  My list of “to do’s” before this trip is becoming kind of overwhelming.  I think it’s time to prioritize because there is no way it’s all getting done!

First things first. From what I understand, BlogHer will provide me with an amazing array of  opportunities. 

One thing I know for sure.  I get to fly down to California and chat it up to people about ShesConnected, one of my wonderful sponsors!

Another thing I am excited about, I have just given myself an excuse to get out of my Mama clothes for four full days.  I think I need some advice here people!  I could just dig into my closet and pull out some cute little dresses for most of the events, but can anyone tell me about this SparkleCorn?  What the heck is a SparkleCorn? Is that even what it is called?  The last party of the event where everyone dresses, sparkly?  What does a girl wear to that?!!

I have figured out there is going to be a time crunch.  There are so many must see/do sessions.  There is just no way I can fit it all in.  Throw it at me!  What sessions are you attending?  What have you attended in the past?  I need advice.

I’m thrilled that I will have the opportunity to meet people who’s blogs I have been reading, and who I have been interacting with on twitter….in real life!  (hoping I don’t embarrass myself in front of anyone) There are some MUST meet people.  Yes, I am starting a list.  How else am I going to find the 10-15 people that I know are there among the thousands?  Are any of you lovelies going to BlogHer that I don’t know about? Raise your hands, I want to say hello!

Parties!  Oh my gosh the parties!  I have not had this many party invites since I went to University!  Going to need some Red Bull!  I promise to take lots of pictures and vow to only post flattering one’s of myself and my new friends.  (by the way, this should be a law) 

As much as I am looking forward to all of these things I can also admit I’m a little stressed too.  Preparing all the things my kids will need while I am away is always a lot of work.  Making sure the house and my blog are taken care of, are other big things on my list.  (sorry if my commenting is lacking lately) Knowing what to pack?  Guess I’ll just start with the essentials, add some business cards, laptop, phone, killer heels, a pair of flats and a couple little black dresses and hope for the best!  Suggestions are welcome.

This post really is random, unorganized and scattered.  Guess we know what too much coffee and a huge to do list will do to me! Bye for now, off to shop and pack!


  1. I wish I was going! Hope you have a great time.

  2. See you SOON! I just posted my blog post about BlogHer today, too! xo

  3. Oh I hope you have a wonderful time!! I wish I was going!!

  4. I bet you’re going to have a blast!!! Can’t wait to read your post about it when you get back!!!

  5. I can’t WAIT to meet you! Make sure we exchange cell numbers before we go! We’re gonna have a blast!

  6. nice…have a blast…would love to get to meet more bloggers…

  7. How awesome! No advice but have a great time. I’m jealous!

  8. wow! can i come? 😉

  9. OHH!!!! I wish i was going!!! Wish I wasn’t such a paranoid preggo or I would have bought that ticket! haha!
    I love love love San Diego!

  10. YOU are going to SPARKLE and shine….and you will have a blast.

  11. That is wonderful that you get to go! I’m so happy to hear the ShesConnected is sponsoring it, too! Way to go! I hope you have a fabulous time and I know you’re going to make a wonderful impression on people regardless of which outfit you choose. You already sparkle!

  12. Oh goodness, that sounds like so much fun! You will have a BLAST! Maybe I’ll go to one of those conferences someday. It could be fun.

  13. ::Squee!:: The only real advice i can give from going last year is dude – pack sensible shoes. There was more walking then i had anticipated (much more then Blissdom Canada) & my feet were torn up.

    So excited to see you again 🙂

  14. SparkleCorn!?!? Lol
    Have a blast!!

  15. Oh I am so jealous! The whole anonymous blog thing makes blog conferences a little hard 🙂

    I am currently packing for a trip north that starts with a wedding (YAY!) and ends with a camping vacation… there is just no overlap in supplies… I think I need a trailer to get everything up there!

  16. You are going to have a blast. My friend IRL has gone to a few of them and has really enjoyed them. I wish I was going but I don’t do BlogHer and I will be in Mammoth Lakes, CA on vacation. I am only 1 1/2 hours from San Diego. Wish I was meeting you there.

  17. hehe that sounds like me all over the place!

    I wish I was going sounds like it will be so much fun!

  18. Enjoy San Diego! I’m jealous:-)

  19. I wish I could go…next year I WILL find a sponsor!! You will have a great time and I know so many friends going…it will be a blast. Have a good time!

  20. Oh, you are going to have such a blast! I wish I could meet you, my twitter twin!

  21. Hey GF, hoping to see you there. Seems silly that we live in the same city but only see each other at Blissdom Canada and Blogher. I did some shopping yesterday for some awesome shoes, I’ll show them to you!

    Are you going to the 3M party? I will be there so be sure and find me!

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