So naturally I signed up for the local Mama Blogs evening and had a great time last night, listening and learning from local successful bloggers. The first order of business was: what should I wear to represent the awesomeness of VV Boutique...
Aquamint crochet top, gift from VV Boutique
These shoes have been waiting a long time to go out with Mommy.
If I were giving an award speech here, I would have to thank my sis for tolerating my numerous outfit-option texts, and my favourite Megan for tolerating my ungraceful skin flashes as I tried on 500 things. This award is dedicated to YOU! Wait. There is no award. Sorry.
Thanks for coming and for designing my necklace and arm party, She Does Create.
I'm still in shock that I didn't win the door prize but your name got drawn twice!
Frugal Edmonton Mama, The DIY Mommy and This Bird's Day. My wish has nothing to do with my desire to have a second glass of wine... I really enjoyed making the IRL connections and would have liked more time for that. It is pretty cool to be tweeting to these engaging women and actually have a personal connection. The panel discussed setting goals; well, that is a goal of mine - to connect with people in a meaningful way. That may be by making sincere comments on other blogs, having an amusing Twitter exchange, supporting local business and so much more. For me, connection is key.
If you find this bad photo of my seven-mile-away-feet funny, we could probably be friends.
If you think posing behind palm fronds in a Canadian restaurant is a fab idea, we could probably be friends.
I do have goals - like shopping second hand for a year. That's a good example. ;) As for this blogging hobby, I will have to further ponder my goals and all the other great advice and information from Mama Blogs.
It was a thought-provoking evening, all palm trees aside. I did note something, er, notable. There were no other style bloggers there. I guess since that's my genre I assume everyone and their dog has a style blog; not so. There are many many excellent style bloggers out there as evidenced by my humongous Bloglovin feed, and there are many great mommy style bloggers out there, many great thrifting style bloggers out there and some great local style bloggers, but as for local mommy thrifting style bloggers - looks like I've got the corner on that niche! (But by all means, if you fit this niche and I'm missing you, let's connect!) In the meantime, I'm going to rest on some of the recent VV Boutique Style successes, like my son asking me to pick him up some new things "at VV Boutique," or my friend telling me this morning that of all the style blogs she reads, mine is one of the most informative. Meaningful connections, joy, renewal. Amazing what a little VV Boutique will bring!