This past Saturday I went to an awesome Southern Blogger Mixer hosted in Chattanooga by Beca of Tales of a Tumbleweed and Danielle of Dinosaur Toes, both amazing artisans and awesome bloggers. I was a little nervous at first, arriving right on time, I was afraid I wouldn’t fit in the with mix considering I only spend part of my time in Georgia and the rest of my time in Ontario, where I eventually plan on living full-time. I’m so glad I went! It was not only an adorable event, but gave me the opportunity to meet so many incredible ladies and discuss some really cool topics.
It was pretty much an all-star line up with Amy, Sally, Beth, Danielle, Beca, Sunshine, Mary, and Amanda. A great group and the perfect size for my first mixer. I walked away with not only an awesome bag of goodies, (which I’ll share some of the non-edible components later, cause yeah Eva, Jamie, and I demolished those) but also with so many little tips and inspiration. It’s pretty amazing just to meet so many inspiring women who blog about things they love and are passionate about. So so so cool.
The venue was really beautiful it was the Easy Bistro in Chattanooga. It has a gorgeous black and white motif and even more incredibly yummy foods.
Handmade apple sodas and a delicious spread of yumminess!
We talked about everything from the basis and inspiration behind our blogs to our personal perspective on the ominous outfit posts. Which frankly scare the bajeezus out of me for the most part as I kind of turn into a bit of a perfectionist or just being honest maybe I’m just really picky about photos of me, but I’m working on it!
For the last bit of the mixer Beca and Danielle had set up a little terrarium DIY for all of us to partake in as a sort of ice breaker and party favor. The table was equipped with glass bulbs for each of us and a terrarium bar of sorts filled with succulents, different mosses, and a little soil. Such a sweet little project. I remember making terrariums back in my 4-H camp days and it kind of re-birthed the need to go on trail walks just to find that perfect moss and tiny plants to use.
It was such a great turn out, the space was incredible, the food and drinks were amazing, and we all had a fantastic time chatting about blogging, running our side businesses, or following our passions. Truthfully, I loved every minute of it. Such amazing ladies all with so much talent. It really couldn’t have been a nicer bunch, so relaxed, and everyone brought something different to the table which I really loved. I can’t wait to go to more meet ups in the future. This one has got me thinking about Kingston and how I really need to get things going with my crafters meet ups and about how I need to add blogging to the mix. Blogging is a lot of fun, but sometimes I get embarrassed on the internet. This weekend reaffirmed for me how a blog is a great space to just be yourself, share the things you love, and space to grow in your passions.