In no particular order….
Image by Freckled Mommy on Flickr
B’s visit. Awesome.
Blog Podium. Awesome.
Image from Blog Podium website.
Finding out I am now officially a member of the Para Paints BLOG CREW. AWESOME!!!
Wow huh? I am still in shock. Pinch me. Really hard.
This is Garry Belfall (Para Paints) announcing that myself and four other talented bloggers had won the contest!
Image from Mango Studios
You see… There is a story behind why I needed to see a picture of Garry announcing who won because I sadly missed the glorious moment. I was pounding the Queen Street pavement at that exact moment. But before that? Ya well I was racing down the Queensway as I had to walk from the Humber Loop to Roncesvalles when the streetcars lost power – not a big deal if I had planned for it but I hadn’t. It was a #TTCfail but that’s okay. I made it in one piece to Blog Podium.
Here is Garry again with Jen Knox (PR – Deb McCain Communication) at the Para Paints booth. Such nice people. I can’t wait to work with them. I think I am going to need to buy some painter’s coveralls to go along with my years’ worth of paint!
Image from Para Paints on Facebook
There have been tons and tons of amazing Blog Podium recaps published by other attendees and honestly, I really don’t think I could do a better job so I am going to encourage you to head over and read all of their lovely reviews, perspectives and thoughts on the fantastic day that it is.
Adriane’s at The A & B Stories
Lauren’s at The Wee Lass
Rachel at the paper hearts blog
Brian at The Duke of Design
Now I need to give a special shout out to Lauren, Brian, Rach and Adriane – I ‘knew’ Lauren before from living vicariously through her Instagram images, sweet blog and oogling images of her beagle Wendel (who I have mentioned before) but Adriane, Rach and Brian were newbie friends who I really really really loved meeting. Even more amazing? Each person has a super awesome blog that I can’t believe I hadn’t spied before (WHAT IS UP WITH THAT? It makes me love/hate the blogsphere when I randomly come across a blog I didn’t know about before! I feel cheated but also thrilled to have finally found ‘em).
And more great recaps!
Nicole at Adding the Finishing Touch (LipstikEvents)
Christine at Bijou and Boheme
Jen at Rambling Renovators (and co-founder of Blog Podium!)
Heather at Interior Groupie
April at the Money Pit Love
Jeanette from This Dusty House (NETTE!)
Michelle from The 236
Brittney from My Daily Randomness
SEE WHAT I MEAN? So many great roundups, recaps and reviews. I would just be re-inventing the wheel. Please go check out each blog. All of these bloggers are very talented people and deserve lots of blog reading love! And sorry if I missed anyone, it isn’t/wasn’t intentional – I just remembered these ones off the top of my head and Twitter (yeah for Twitter!).
One of the best parts of Blog Podium? Connecting with new people, meeting up with old and taking spicy pictures together!
I thought I would take more photos with my Iphone, but I didn’t. I was too busy chatting or listening! Anyway, I can’t wait to find out more about the Para Paint Blog Crew that I am now involved with – I think it’s going to lead to lots of amazing paint-filled adventures.