This is going to be a VERY SHORT post. As in, “I have to leave to pick my son up from camp in 15 minutes – OMG! where did the day go?” short.*
On Friday I went to BlogHer’11 with my fellow adventurer Nicole. We took the train, which was an epic adventure in and of itself (always read your train schedule VERY carefully).
Nicole is the cute one on the right, getting, ahem, “tickled” by Elmo.
All in all, BlogHer’11 was a bit surreal, hence the picture. I won’t even go into the sausage guy in the sun costume. It defies description.
We walked the floor, attended some great panels (much food for thought), and generally had a good time.
Oh, and I was in a design challenge…
Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine (which I didn’t even know existed, but is actually pretty interesting), sponsored a design competition to see who could come up with the most creative use for a bucket full of fairly random hardware pulled off their store shelves. They had us form groups of 5, and I was lucky enough to join these amazing ladies -
Emily Steers of Happy Home Blog
Suki of Super Duper Fantastic
Shannon Schulte & Megan Montgomery of Sweepstakes Mama
Between the five of us, we managed to come up with the jewelry organizers you saw in the last picture. I think they’re not too bad for something designed and constructed in just one hour! In the midst of the craziness of painting, sawing, cutting and glue gunning, somebody said “just glue and screw!”, and thus the name of our team was born.
Supposedly there is video of all of this, and when it is up, I’ll share the link (if I don’t look too ridiculous). Meanwhile…
Thanks for visiting,
* Well, I was TRYING to get this post done before I left, but even that proved too much to manage. This has been a heck of a Monday.