the weather and landscape were amazing this weekend.

wow. the desert is so different than home.

i enjoyed taking it in.




it was very stretching for me to travel and speak without a friend or my husband.

but the ladies were so inclusive and friendly.

i made a bunch of new friends this weekend. {thanks ladies!}

in the photo above–me,

kim of today’s creative blog

jyl of mom it forward and gno twitter parties

cindy from skip to my lou

and laurie from tip junkie.




i was on a panel with two other ladies, for a three hour session.

3 hours seemed so daunting, but it flew by!

and i learned so much.

marlynn from urban bliss (also my roomie for the weekend) and laurie are so knowledgeable.

i was taking a bunch of notes during our session.




and there was lots of time to hang out and chat with people.

i met the camera strap lady, sheyB

one of my social networking idols, loralee

and steph from somewhat simple.

so many great conversations.




and yeah, there may have been a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake

shared with my new BFF angry julie.




a final photo as i walke dto the lobby to checkout of my room.

i love the way the sunlight was streaming through the slats.

tiffany and heather, THANK YOU for making bloggy bootcamp happen.

find a bloggy bootcamp in your area-and go!

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