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February 26, 2013

Memphis Blogger Meetup

I've been blogging for a little over four years. On Saturday, I attended my first blog meetup. I met eight fabulous bloggers who all live in and around my hometown. There were twelve of us in total, but I already knew three lovely ladies. Laura from Walking in Memphis in High Heels put everything together. She got us reservations at Local Gastropub in Midtown Memphis. She brought cupcakes and goodies for each of us, all from local vendors. Bekah from Matters of Merrymaking provided the decorations. And Jaime, who may not be great at driving on the interstate, is great at making cakes. You can see her yummy creation below.

For some of us, it's never easy meeting new people. On Saturday, this wasn't the case at all. I'd been reading some of the ladies' blogs for several months. Others, I didn't know at all. By the end of the night, I felt like I'd made eight new friends. I had a ton of fun and felt completely at ease with this great group of Memphis bloggers. We're already planning our next meetup.

Let's start with what I wore:


Old Navy top, Target skinnies
GoJane riding boots, Target leg warmers













Back Row: Alyssa, Judith, Colleen, Bekah, Rach
Front Row: Natalie, me, Terri, Jennifer, Jaime, Laura, and Jennifer


18 comments

simone said...

You look great....as does that cake, wow!!

So nice to meet up with people for the first time & get along well :)

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

Makes me sad I'm not from Memphis! :) Looks like a great time! I can't wait to read all these new blogs!

Karen Peterson said...

I love your outfit. That top is great!

I haven't been to any of the local blogger events around here. Not for any reason, I just haven't. But now I think I'll make it a point to do it.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Glad you were there and that I got to meet you! :)

Meghan said...

I love the favors! And the cake! OMG!

MiMi said...

I want the cake.
And you all coordinated with the floral?

Bekah McDuffie said...

LOVE it! I Didn't get to see your boots because we sat almost the whole time! SO cute, Misty!

Alyssa said...

yayay!! loved meeting you!!! can't wait for the next one :):)

smk053078 said...

Sooooooo jealous!!! So many familiar blog faces!! I love that you ladies got together. I wanna come next time. :)

Mrs. Match said...

Sooo fun! I'm extremely jealous. I really want to go to a small meet up like this. It looks like way more fun than a blog conference. Maybe once I can drink again I'll try to get one together with some of the California ladies I "know". Glad you had a good time!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I just love bloggy meetups and you looked fab! We're finally celebrating our four year anniversary tomorrow...Crazy!

Natalie said...

So much fun! When's the next one?

SH said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I love all the goodies that everyone contributed. Wish I lived closer!

Sheree
The Hartungs Blog
thehartungs.blogspot.ca

April said...

So jealous! I wanna be a Memphis blogger ... I swear that my Italian self was meant to be southern girl! Ha! Glad you girls had fun!!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

Such a fun time!!

Christina said...

This is awesome! Everyone did a great job putting it together.

claire said...

This looks like so much fun! I wish I had some bloggers in my town to get together with! Cute outfit!

Mary :: A Merry Life said...

This is so cool! I just googled Memphis bloggers and you popped up. Hopefully I can come to the next one! :)