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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Disney and DC. #DisneyOnTheRoad

I'm here! See all you fabulous #disneyontheroad peeps in the morning!! #disneysmmoms

At 5:30am on June 6th I began my journey to the beautiful traffic-filled Washington, DC. I was so excited to get to my hotel and have dinner {or dessert} with my new friend, Dee.  Not that I expect you to remember but, June 6th was the day that Tropical Storm Andrea blew in to town.  With her came rain, rain, more rain, and traffic.

Washington DC, this is my thoughts on your rainy day traffic! #thumbsdown
{my thoughts on DC traffic}

My ten hour drive became fourteen.  Seriously though...I'm not complaining!  I was at Disney On The Road with Maria Bailey and a hundred other women whom I couldn't wait to meet!  {I never got to have that dessert with Dee.  Instead, I enjoyed a Caesar salad from room service.  After fourteen hours on the road all I wanted to do was hit the hay.  Thankfully, she understood.  You're awesome, Dee!}

Room service, you never looked so yummy! {in black and white cause a Caesar salad isn't very pretty in this late light.} #disneyontheroad  #disneysmmoms
{Room service black and white because Caesar salad isn't very pretty in a dark hotel room.}

The next morning I woke up refreshed and ready to take on the day.  This would be my third time attending a conference for bloggers but, my first as an attendee.  {The two years I went to BlissDom I was a staff member.}

So excited {and flattered} to be here! Let's get this party started!!! #disneysmmoms #disneyontheroad
After getting checked-in it was time to mingle while we waited for the doors to open.

Breakfast is served. #disneyontheroad #disneysmmoms
Once inside, breakfast was served. If you know me, you know I don't eat any of what is on my plate. LOL Well, I did eat a few bites of the hashbrown casserole. I was SO happy their were bagels and cream cheese on the tables, along with other pastries and muffins.

This has stared me in the face long enough! Yum! #disneyontheroad #disneysmmoms
This was also on the table. I refrained for a couple of hours...and then HAD to dig in!!!

Meeting bloggers you've been reading for years is good stuff! @resourcefulmom #disneysmmoms #disneyontheroad
After the conference was over I went over and introduced myself to Amy from Resourceful Mommy. I've been reading her blog for years. {It's always so nice to put a real face with the words you've seen on your computer screen for so long.}

Meeting Maria of @momtalkradio is an honor. And she grew up in my hometown! It's a Small World After All! {see what I did there? } #disneysmmoms #disneyontheroad
Remember I said Maria was our host. I thanked her for inviting me. We got to chatting and I discovered she grew up just minutes from me. It is truly a small world after all! {see what I did there?? Disney conference, Disney reference.}

I met a few other amazing bloggers too...Stephanie of Stephanie Says, Heather of SugarNSpice-Life, Mindi of Simply Stavish, and Lisa of The Domestic Life Stylist.  Each of them with their own blogging niche and personality.  I had such a great day hanging out with and getting to know these girls!!!

I still haven't even shared with you the super great keynote speaker we had.  Jennifer Labit of Cotton Babies, founder of Bum Genius.  I would really like to save that for another post though.  She was filled with inspiration and insight and information.  And, if I can get Hubs on board, she totally talked me in to cloth diapering.

I can't express enough gratitude or show how flattered I was to be invited to this Disney Social Media Moms Conference.  Thank you, Maria Bailey and Disney for the opportunity!

Also, thank you Blissful Media Group for sending me as a writer/curator for Blissfully Domestic. Being a part of this blissful family is such an honor. Muah!

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