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I cannot even begin to tell all of you how much fun I had in Nashville at the Blissdom Conference. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that it would be as great as it turned out to be. There were a lot of people who attended the conference, and the broad scope of their “job” was incredible. You had people who owned Etsy shops, podcasters, authors, photographers, and of course, bloggers like me. The classes/sessions were great, and my head is spinning from all of the information that I am still trying to process. I am going to start narrowing down my focus on a few things that I consider on my priority list. Most of the items on my list will be “behind the scenes” issues, so you won’t even be aware that I am tweaking stuff. But, as great as all of that was, it was not the best part of the trip.
Finally, getting to meet all of these fabulous bloggers was more that I could have hoped it would be. I am going to take a wild guess that you already know that I am the one in white, then you have Deborah Boland (Fabulous After 40) Jennifer Connolly (A Well Styled Life) Cyndi Spivey and Jo-Lynne Shane. Jennifer and I roomed together, and it was amazing how we were like long lost friends. There was constant talk, laughter, and there wasn’t ever a moment of awkward silence. We all ate dinner together every night, and Dawn from Just Doing My Best joined us for lunch and dinner one night also. These ladies are precisely how you would imagine, except they are even nicer and more beautiful in person. The stories flowed, and one-night Jo-Lynne and I both had tears rolling down our cheeks from laughing so hard. I am already looking forward to the next conference or a girl’s trip that will give us an excuse to all get together again.
You might have noticed the gorgeous wool jacket that I am wearing. The bright pink color is hard to miss; it is so striking. The faux fur hood is what I love the most about this coat. The fur frames your face, and it keeps your head and ears nice and toasty warm. For those of you who are not keen on fur, no worries because it is detachable. The coat is bright and cheery, and I will promise you that you WILL get lots and lots of comments. So, if you would rather fly under the radar, then this is not the coat for you. Lol! The material in the jacket is 80% wool and 20% nylon, and you will have to have it dry cleaned if it gets dirty. I bought a large (and it is roomy) because I wanted to be able to wear sweaters under it without it feeling too tight. I will warn you; this coat is more expensive than items that I usually put on the blog. But, it seems to be great quality, and I think it will last you for years and years and years. Here is the link.
This is not your husband’s type of flannel shirt. The material is 100% cotton, but it is not the brushed feeling that I expected when the description said that it was flannel. This is much nicer and more polished than what I had pictured. The fit of the button-up shirt is more toward the fitted side instead of the boxy side. Be sure to consider that if you decide to buy one for yourself. I am wearing a medium, and it fits great. I bought it in a smaller size so that it could be worn under a sweater for a different look. Here is the link to the shirt.
I am crossing my fingers that my photos upload today correctly. On Friday and Saturday, I saw several of you mention that you were having issues, so I called my hosting company and asked them to see if they could fix the problem. They did a reset of the website, and then they still have a few things that they are going to try and tweak over the next week to try to help with loading speeds. If you did not see all of the photos of the leopard coat, then do yourself a favor and check it out here.
My jeans are a relaxed girlfriend/boyfriend style that I have had for a while. They look extra baggy because I made the mistake of not putting on a pair of nylon socks over the bottom part of the jeans so that my knee boots could slide on easily. The boots pushed the jeans up, and that made them look baggy. Note to self…don’t do that again. Lol!
I am wearing my chunky heel leather knee-high boots for the first time this year. I love this pair of boots, but they are several years old and are no longer available for purchase. This pair is fur-lined, so that makes them perfect for wearing in the winter months. The bad thing about these boots is that the calf width is about an inch smaller than I would like. I doubt it is the boots’ fault; it is probably more a food consumption issue. Lol!
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