Yes… I am here. Busy as ever but still here… thankfully. I have had 3 weekends of busy-ness. From the time May 20th I have had company visiting from overseas. Can’t neglect family… but did neglect the blog.
The day my cousin was due to arrive from Bermuda I had made plans to attend BlogHer Food11. She didn’t have me for a whole weekend, but it was a weekend I couldn’t miss. I had wanted to attend this food blogging conference for a good 6 months. But as time got closer it seemed that it wasn’t to be. Then a friend of mine, the lovely Shelly Chapman of Eat.Relate.Love.com told me about a contest that one of the sponsors was having.
POM Wonderful was offering a ticket!! FREE! All I had to do was email them. I never win anything… not like this.. .but man, it must have been my time to shine. I was stunned that my email was picked. I was elated that out of many few were chosen and I was one!
BlogHer Food11 was more then I could hope for. I went there with cards in hand, made by Precise of Extreme Atlanta. I was ready to learn and ready to meet and ready to eat. I met people that I respected in the food blogging world… like Brady of Branny Boils Over. I love her blog! And meeting her showed me she is just as true to herself as how she writes. I also met Tami from Running With Tweezers and Betsy who is the sister of Rue Drummond. And my twitter pal Lauren of Celiac Teen a young blogger with a mature lovable and educating personality. I also got the pleasure of meeting Erin of Erin's Food File whom I think is awesome and would love to sit at a bar with and have a drink. Man, there are so many more..
I met bloggers whom I had not heard of but upon meeting them thought were so cool that now their blogs list amongst my favorites. Irvin from Eat The Love, Sabrina of The Tomato Tart. Also one of my favorites is Chef Asata, her realness is the coolest.
And I can’t forget my friends such as Shelly of Eat.Relate.Love and my girl Josie of Pink Parsley. It was great hanging out with them there. I can’t name everybody, seriously… there were many that I had the pleasure of meeting and so many that I didn’t.
Amongst all the bloggers there was food. Oh my gosh… Along with the hotel feeding us every five minutes…the sponsors were everywhere enticing us with their goodies… A few of my favorites where Bays English Muffins. It is at their station where I first tried Nutella. Yea, I said it… never had it before. And now I am hooked. I am also hooked on Bays English Muffins. You find these in the dairy section of the grocery store… you know.. by the eggs. I will never buy the other English muffin again. Ever.
Scharffen Berger was very popular at the conference. They were giving out bags of chocolate! Oh my. And of course POM Wonderful was giving out some of their delicious pomegranate juices. Amongst them were the other great sponsors of the BlogHer Food11. I came home with a bag of wonderful goodies! Got to love free stuff!
Anyway, the main thing is I learned. I learned a few things. And because I forgot to take a camera to the BlogHer Food11 event this post is picture less. Which leads me to tell you that I will be making a new post of some of the things I learned from BlogHer Food11 conference. Soon…..
Oh.. wait.. .I found a picture of me at the conference…hanging out with Shelly and Asata..
Click here to see!! How fun!!