Nov 15, 2017

A Friends "BloggersGiving"


Way back when 7 years ago when I first started a blog, I was really just starting to stay in touch with friends and family. I've always loved to write and share experiences plus I loved learning about other people's lives around the world. The blogging world just sort of fit and understood me.
Fast forward from a graduate student to a Mom of two kids, working two full time jobs ( and another side part time...I know I'm nuts ) and loving every minute- this little blog has really been through a lot. One of the main reasons I decided to take this blog and turn it into a side business two years ago was not just to make a small income but also to connect with other people. Isn't that the true heart of what blogging is? Connecting?
Since we moved to Atlanta three years ago, I've put myself out of my comfort zone and attended several different events, met with various bloggers and creative team members and made the most of every situation that's come my way. This past weekend, I got together with about 20 other Atlanta bloggers to have our first ever "FriendsGiving" at Chanel's home.

Truth: I have never laughed so hard, smiled so much and truly felt more in my element then with all these amazing woman. Blogging can be really tough as well as lonely. Getting out there, meeting and talking with the woman behind some of my favorite blogs and bouncing ideas off one another on potential campaigns and clients was inspiring as it was humbling. These woman sure know how to make everyone feel included regardless of how many followers you have on your Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter.

Thanksgiving is all about being thankful, counting your blessings and being in the moment. Sunday was exactly that. We all came together, brought a dish, sat around a gorgeous table and talked about everything, anything and life in general. I truly have never loved these woman more, been so inspired and felt more appreciated by a group of woman!

Amanda: Foxy Twine
Ashley: House of Dorough
Cait: Cait’s Cozy Corner
Candace: Can1Love
Chanel: Chanel Moving Forward
Claire: Casual Claire
Elise: Belle Meets World
Faith: The Articles of Faith
Helen: Hel on Heels
Jessica: Dusang Exchange
Jordan: Jordan Berecz
Kira: Kira-Marie
Loren: Lo Chandler
Melodie: The Style Klazit
Mireille: City Peach
Patty: Life of a Minister Mom
Sarah: Pretty Little Lists
Shannon: Mom Without Labels
Sherri: Rage Against the Mom Jean

Do you celebrate a "Friendsgiving"? 

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13 comments:

  1. That looks like such a lovely time with fellow bloggers! I'm new to the area where I'm living, but I'd love to find a community like this :)

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  2. I love this so much. I struggle putting myself out there, but I am always happy once I do. This is a great reminder of the importance of that. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh my freaking goodness! This looks like so much and not to mention delicious!

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  4. You are amazing girl! So happy to connect with you! xoxo

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  5. All the food looks delicious! We hosted a Friendsgiving this past Sunday with some of our closest friends and it was so much fun!

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  6. Oh this looks like SO much fun! I can't wait to have a home to invite tons of blogger friends over for Friendsgiving!

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  7. I can't wait to have a bigger place to host a friendsgiving. My apartment is so small and I always get jealous when people have friendsgiving.

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  8. Oh I am anxious to attend a bloggers group meeting of some kind! I love your get together and look forward to doing something similar.
    :) gwingal

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  9. You are one busy lady! What fun Friendsgivings can be!

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  10. I love this! I started my blog 4 years ago for the same reason. I love seeing how you've been able to connect with other bloggers and learning from you. It's encouraging to see how much of a community blogging really is. I hope to follow in your footsteps and find connections in my area! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. What a fun friends giving! I love how you all came together and are such good friends!

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  12. I'd love to do this with some local bloggers. Looks so fun!

    Greta

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