SNAP Recap

Are all of you ready to hear about SNAP

It was an AWESOME conference and I would totally recommend it to any of you out there. 
I loved seeing all my bloggy friends IRL again and of course, meeting a whole bunch of new ones. 

As I mentioned in my post last week, SNAP was held at Thanksgiving Point.
It was a beautiful venue with lots of space for all the 325+ Bloggers that showed up for a weekend of learning and fun.

I roomed with these 3 lovely ladies:
 Jen from Scissors and Spatulas, Natalie from Johnny in a Dress, and Tara from Tara Dara Made It

Natalie is also pregnant and the two of us shared a bed, a small bed no less. 
Good thing she is not as large as I am! lol  
 SNAP began on Thursday with registration and the first day of sessions.
There were sessions for everyone on all sorts of topics like: Basic Blogging, Understanding SEO, photography, Photoshop Elements, DIY tips and tricks, hands on classes like flower arranging or stenciling, and SO MUCH MORE! 
You were bound to walk away with loads of new information!
 Thursday night was the SNAP Soiree. 
We had a yummy dinner then an evening session with some of the fabulous ladies that helped coordinate SNAP.
 Do you want to know who the main fabulous lady was behind SNAP?
That would be the AWESOME Tauni
She is so talented, has such great advice, and worked her booty off to make this conference a great success!

But Tauni didn’t do it alone.
She had her “Snapettes” to help her out!
Let’s see if I can list them all:
Becca, Lara, Amy W., Stephanie, Kendra, Shelley, Jen, Mandi, Amy, Jessica, Mique, Char, Kami, Brittany

The decorations were super cute!
Fluffy balls in the SNAP colors as centerpieces and Mobiles and Lanterns hanging from the ceiling. 

Love the panels on the stage.
And here is a shot of the whole room ceiling decor.
Ashlee from Topsy Turvy made this FABULOUS cake for the night. LOVE IT!

Xyron was awesome enough to give all of us attendees a hole punch and ring to keep all the business cards on that we would be collecting over the few days. Definitely came in handy!! 

 SNAP had some fabulous sponsors and there were MANY great items up for giveaways.
I may have just been lucky enough to win something again this year. If you follow me on FB and Twitter, you already saw what I won but I will share that in another post. 😉

(image via Johnny in a Dress)
 Days were busy with sessions but evenings were filled with hanging out with friends.
 Jen, Natalie, Tara, Becca, Jen, and Me (and Baby M! lol)

Friday night after dinner was The Queen Bee Market
It was packed full of awesome booths and handmade items from extremely talented people. 
I may have bought quite a bit and I will share all that in a later post as well. 

 Like I said before, I loved seeing all my friends again and then meeting new ones IRL.
I always enjoy seeing Alison from Oopsey Daisy.
I LOVED finally meeting Michele from The Scrap Shoppe.
So fun to see Shelley from House of Smith’s again.
Great seeing Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous again.
Mandi from Vintage Revivals is just as adorable in real life as on her blog.
Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl shared some great tips in her session.
Loved visiting with Char from Crap I’ve Made and Jen of Tatertots and Jello again this year.
And Lara from Less Cake, More Frosting is always so fun to be around!


 My roomies and me with the adorable Alison from Oopsey Daisy

 The “Snapettes” finally getting to relax a bit on the last night.
And I can’t forget about these lovely ladies. 
I met Tauni last year and it was so great to see her again. 
I was so happy to finally meet Jen from Craft-o-Maniac in person. Super sweet!
I love the talented Kellie from Nest of Posies so I was thrilled to finally meet her too!
It was great seeing Sara from Mom Endeavors again and her baby bump as well!

 And I can’t forget to include some photos of the views of the mountains across from Thanksgiving Point.
So pretty!

Like I said in the beginning, SNAP was awesome and I would highly recommend it to any of you that could not make it this year. There are so many different sessions to learn new things that you are sure to discover something new to help you out on your blog, in your handmade business, and more. And who doesn’t love seeing and meeting new friends?!

Next week, I will share the items from our AWESOME, PACKED FULL swag bags and what I purchased from The Queen Bee Market. Oh yeah… and what I won! 😉


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  • Marilyn Clark
    May 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    What fun! I saw that Kari Reynolds of Newlyweds on a Budget also attended and have a great time as well! I think I need to put this conference on my "to attend" list for 2013. Is it always held in the same location each year?

  • Char @ Crap I've Made
    May 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    So good to see you again! (And your 2 weeks late = still way ahead of me. It might have something to do with the fact that I only too 13 pictures and barely started to be able to feel the bottoms of my feet again. He he he!)

  • Jennie Larsen
    May 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Great pictures Allison. It was great getting to meet you, your sweet bump, and your darling accent. Take care mama. xo, jen

  • Courtney @ Sweet C's Designs
    May 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Looks like SO much fun! Can't wait to go…. next year!

  • Meredith
    May 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    It looks like SNAP was a BLAST!! I'm dying to go to a blog conference!

  • Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}
    May 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Fun recap, Allison, and well worth the wait! I'm SO glad we finally got to meet! It looks like you had a wonderful time. 🙂

  • Summer
    May 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    So glad I got to meet you! Can't wait for you to have your baby, your bump is so cute!


  • Natalie @ Johnny In A Dress
    May 3, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Loved sleeping with you and baby M! 🙂 Thank you for taking such great care of me too! xoxo!

  • Crafty Mischief
    May 3, 2012 at 4:14 am

    How fun! You look so dang cute!

  • Kathryn Ferguson Griffin
    May 3, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Looks like you had a fun time! What a great way to meet new people and learn a bunch of stuff! Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a grand day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse