Lisa Leonard Designs

blissdom 2010

February 4th | blog friends



we’re here!  we hit traffic on the way to the airport but thankfully made our flight.

then after a mix-up with our room, we were upgraded to a suite…sweeet!

chrissie, sarah, and i all have the same toothbrush.  what are the chances?

one in a million?!  insane.




the grounds are amazing.

lush gardens, multiple restaurants, lots of twinkly lights

scrolly ironworks and koi ponds.  beautiful.




we just devoured the most amazing chocolate cherry cake.  so rich.

now i’m ready to go relax and wind down with some tv.

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do you blog?  any questions you want answered while i’m here?

i’ll be sharing tips and tools i learn throughout the conference,

but let me know if you have any questions!

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  1. Tina says:

    Oh Lisa – enjoy, enjoy enjoy!!! As a new blogger I have so many questions, but am learning all the time thanks to lovely blogs like yours. Looking forward to you sharing your tips and tools though:) Any chance of bribing someone for that Chocolate Cherry cake recipe whie you are there 😉 Hee hee just kidding. Have a great time – Tina x

  2. Zarna says:

    I have that toothbrush too!!! I don’t know why you wouldn’t because it’s an awesome toothbrush!

  3. Southern Gal says:

    That’s my toothbrush I just got from the dentist!! I’m the only girl in the house so pink it is.

    Can’t wait for your updates as you blog about Blissdom.

  4. shana says:

    Hey, I have that toothbrush too! I hope you have a great time and can not worry too much about your sweet little guy while you’re away. Have fun!

  5. Shauna says:

    I have that same toothbrush!

  6. Erin says:

    I am somewhat new to the blog world, and one common thread that I have seen from all of my favorite blogs that I read are custom made headers. Do you guys all create your own, or how do you go about it?
    Have fun on your trip and eat some of that delicious cake for all of us!

  7. Robin says:

    What is the conference for? Did I muss something somewhere? But what fun to be there with best friend and sister??!!! Enjoy! Eat deliciously! Pictures, too!!

  8. Amy Gregg says:

    Welcome to Nashville! I wrote to you not too long ago about my 3 year old daughter getting diagnosed with leukemia…. we live in Nashville and she gets her treatment at Vanderbilt Children’s hospital. So, sending you a warm welcome from Tennessee. If you get any spare time, you need to visit Franklin – just 30 miles south of Nashville. It is featured often in Southern Living Magazine. Lots of history and tons of charm with great quaint restaurants – just up your alley I bet. Have a great conference and visit. Amy

  9. Deborah says:

    Hi Lisa,
    I just began blogging and I love it! So enjoyable and relaxing and really brings out the creativity within me that wants to be
    Your blog is actually the first one I had ever seen, and I have to tell you, it inspired me to begin. My brother helped me get started, although I see how you separate your days in your blog with the nice underlining and the branches and Im wondering how you add these extras on your blog. Can you help me..I cant seem to be able to find the answer on the blog info. sites.

    Also I will be remember you in prayer for your little sweetie …and for peace while you wait.

    Just to let you know, I found you on a facebook ad for your jewellery, then I saw your blog, fell in love and here I am.blogging and loving it.
    I love your jewellery by the way..its just so..naturally beautiful!
    Have a wonderful day Lisa!!!
    In His love,
    Deborah <3.

  10. I totally blog and I totally want to know everything. Ha ha does that sum it up enough??

  11. Jenny says:

    Oh I am so jealous! I’m not there and I live 10 minutes away from Opryland Hotel! Wanna meet for coffee or tea? I know a great coffee shop in Hillsboro Village… wishful thinking.

    Have a wonderful and restorative time!

  12. Suzanne says:

    I don’t have that toothbrush, but want one!

    My question is how do I get really big photos on my typepad account? Do I have to change hosts to get gynormous photos?

    Thanks. Have fun girly!

  13. dawn says:

    I’m a newish blogger and wish I was there at Blissdom–even though I don’t know who it’s geared towards. Is it for little bloggers like me too? I look forward to any tips you share.

    One thing I wonder about sometimes is copyright type stuff. I don’t think I have anything anyone would want to take…but wondering about that.

    Have SO SO much fun! And write your name on your toothbrush! (that is TOO funny!)

  14. Laura says:

    I hope you have so much fun! I am new to blogging and have a bit of an idea about what Blissdom is but would like to know more. I have a few followers but would love to get more of an audience. How do I do that?

  15. Jennifer says:

    Sounds like lots of fun. Have a great time.

  16. Sheila says:

    I have been a reader for quite some time and have had my blog for two now…I was wondering how do you get more folks to read it or feel like you are actually talking to someone other than yourself?

  17. Tiffany says:

    Hi — i don’t have the same toothbrush — lol!! Glad you all arrived safely – looking forward to anything you can share! I don’t blog so to speak – but I journal and scrap and use different ideas i see on various blogs — yours totally inspires me to think outside the box and be creative, especially with taking pictures!

    Have a blast!

  18. Lindsay says:

    Lisa, just wondering if you had ever given away the Illuminate Necklace from Jan. 18th? I’m sure it wasn’t high priority with everything going on recently, but maybe when things have calmed down a bit you could give that away?

    Whoever wins it will be a very happy woman! :)

  19. Jen says:

    Lisa, are you staying at the Gaylord hotel? I have stayed at their chain in both Florida & Texas & really enjoyed it! They are so HUGE though…I kept getting lost, ha ha! If that’s where you are, I hope you love it!

  20. shannon stinson says:

    welcome to nashville! i am so jealous that all these great women are here and get to enjoy eachother’s company! i am here and would love to be a part of it all….i bet you guys are going to have agreat time! nashville is a great city with a lot to offer! coffee shops, quaint shops and great restaruaunts! i hope that you post pics of all of it!
    still thinking about david and praying that all is well! i really hope that you have a stress free weekend with women…’s such a great opportunity that is hard to come by as a mother that never stops! so wishing you the best of times!

  21. Amanda says:

    Have fun!!! And I have that very same toothbrush!! Love pink!!

  22. Marybeth says:

    Love your blog & photos! I found your blog from another one I love-A Nut In A Nutshell when she was showing your beautiful jewelry. As a new blogger, I am loving being inspired by such wonderful blogs, photos, and things! :)Marybeth

  23. Hi Lisa, Im new to this world of blogs but have great encouragement from my sister in law over on clover lane. We are way behind here in Ireland but I am addicted to lots of lovely American blogs like yours…inspiring (I love your photos)

  24. valerie says:

    I do not blog…….. but I want to be like you when I grow up! Lisa, your blog is so inspiring and it is a highlight each day to read your posts…and your photography is amazing and of course your jewelry is unbelievable..I need some help getting this darn blog started…I have gone to the library and looked online too…everyone tells me it is easy but I am a bit overwhelmed with the technology….so yes, any help or resources to get started is greatly appreciated. Have a great time at your convention!


  25. Heidi @ ggip says:

    Have fun! So funny about the toothbrushes!

  26. jessica says:

    have a great time. . . .i wish you would come up to knoxville. if you ever do, look me up!!!!

    i just posted about you. hope you love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    the horses haven’t been out. . .also hope you got my message!

  27. Donna N says:

    blogging has been such a blessing to me! sharing lifes joys and sorrows and finding that we are really not that different! love it when women encourage women. can’t wait to hear about what you’re learning!

  28. Cheryl says:

    Wish Nashville was a bit closer to Canada and I would love to meet all you talented bloggers in person! Love your photos and looking forward to reading your posts about blogging :)

    Glad you’re having fun.

  29. PS~Erin says:

    Looking forward to what you have to share… I’ve been enjoying the tidbits of advice via twitter. Good stuff. Hope the weekend continues to be awesome for you!

  30. Karen says:

    Oh, it looks like so much fun at the blog conference. Next year? I’d love to attend.
    Questions? I got a milion. I really love how you post grouping of photos, can you share your secret? Also, how do you take a picture of lets say a treasury on etsy and post on your blog?
    Love your jewelry, I just ordered a necklace, very pretty and I cant wait for the mail!

  31. patsy says:

    Lisa– I have been reading your blog for a while now and LOVE it! I also have a couple of your necklaces that I wear everyday and get so many compliments. I want to start a blog for our precious baby girl Maggie born in May with down syndrome and have no idea where to start! Any help would be greatly appreciated. (Where do you go to get backgrounds,etc?) Thanks so much and have a great trip—Patsy

  32. The same toothbrush…. That’s funny! I’m here via Twitter. I love the new necklace. Very cute!

  33. Justine Tan says:

    I am a recent blogger and love it. But blogs like yours inspire me to do more with mine. In fact, your blog is what mine wants to be when it grows up.

    The photography on your site is exquisite. And the design…

    I could go on forever.

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