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Blog Sugar Recap

A special thank you to Casey for providing me with so many of these photos. love you girl.
To read my first post about Blog Sugar, click HERE.
And now, get ready for photo-overload.
(Lindsay, Me, Casey)

 I loved this conference–especially since it was so close to home. I drove down with one of my favorite friends, Lindsay.

 It was incredible to meet people that I have admired for so long–people like Gussy.

Me, Alissa, Lindsay, Caroline

Me, Lindsey {the Pleated Poppy}.

Me, Angry Julie . And she is a real life CSI photographer. She says its nothing like we see on TV, but I don’t believe her. Her blog will be a fast favorite of yours. (photo cred: Casey Wiegand)

THE Lisa Leonard, Me.

Bottom left: Lillybug Lane. Center: Meagan. Left: Lindsay

Mindy of Marigold Road, who also made ALL these goodies for every girl at the conference. How cute are these pins?! I love mine.

This was my third blog conference. Yet for some reason I still got those butterfly jitters in my stomach. The flutters that make you all nervous and giddy at the same time.  The flutters that remind you that you’re about to meet encouraging and beautiful women who are out there making a difference in this world.  With every turn, and every handshake, I had those flutters at Blog Sugar.  But when I saw that this girl was speaking, the flutters turned into giant bat wings pounding against the inside of my tummy walls.

So rather than introduce myself, I spent the first 4 hours of the conference admiring her from afar–and even snapping an occasional photo or two (not creepy at all). And then I mustered up the courage to get a bit closer.

I hung out at about this 10 yard distance for 1/2 an hour while girl after girl came up to gush about how much they loved her–which only made me more nervous to introduce myself.  You see a while back, I was introduced to Meg’s blog when I started receiving a crazy amount of hits from a blog called Whatever.  Naturally, I clicked onto the link, and I was taken to a post about a beautiful craft weekend hosted by Meg, where they crafted my Pom Pom Necklaces.  I dug deeper into her archives and was inspired by her writing style and by her accomplishments.

So I finally, I sucked it up and introduced myself.
Me: I like your shoes.
Meg: Uh, thanks.
Me: They’re really sparkly.
Meg: Yes they are. (Then she gives a half smile.)
Me: Mine aren’t sparkly.
Silence.

Left: Meg. Right: Me.

Me: Can I take a picture with you?
Meg: Of course you can sweetie. And then she gave a full smile.
And my nerves melted away as she put her arm around me and smiled for the camera. And then something goofy and awkward came over me yet again, and I decided it would be a good idea to take a photo like this. Because I hadn’t already embarassed myself enough.

She’s slightly taller than me.

A special thanks to Alexandra Rose for providing me with the worlds cutest pouches. I used them at Blog Sugar to keep all my biz cards, and the ones I collected. They were a big hit–not to mention they’re made with my favorite colors!

You can shop her goodness HERE.
Use the code: LITTLEMISS15 for a 15% OFF discount!
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On another note, I’m pretty excited for my feature on Lauren Conrad’s blog!

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39 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather G.
    September 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    CUTE pouches!! Blog Sugar was amazing. And even though you put a giant arrow through my face in one of the Meg pictures I still totally like you 😉

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      Ashley @ Little Miss Momma
      September 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      oh no! i’m so sorry! did you get a pciture of us? send me one if so, then i will add it to this post 🙂

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    lori
    September 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    oh my goodness, you made me laugh out loud at work (shhh, dont tell, im blogging on the clock). anyways, i loved this because thats how i would feel about meeting you! im naturally an outgoing person but i get all shy-like in situations like this. i hope to one day go to a blog conference, too! (but who knows if i will muster up the confidence to talk to the lovelies i admire from afar!)

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    Elise
    September 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I am so jealous that you met Meg!! If I believed in idol worship… 😉

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    Mindy Harris
    September 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    ashley you are adorable and warm in person and thank you so much for including our picture together (and links to all my “stuff’??–you are amazing). off to check out your feature on lauren’s blog. you are famous!! xoxo

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    Amanda
    September 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Hahaha!!! Loved the pictures and your recap. Looks like an amazing experience with a TON of lovely and inspiring ladies! 🙂
    ~Amanda

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    Marissa
    September 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Very cute!! 🙂

    🙂 You’ve received an award go check out my blog!!

    http://aguilarmarissa.blogspot.com/

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    Amanda {at} DAES of Our Lives
    September 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Looks like SUCH a blast! I will have to go one year!

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    Ashley Meyer
    September 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I am truly inspired! I hope to go to this in the future! thanks for sharing!!!!

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    ana {bluebirdkisses}
    September 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    hehe your photo with Meg is the cutest ever! I love that there was a blog conference! I have never even thought of going to any of those, but seems like such an inspiring event. I’m going to look up some right now!

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    ilene
    September 28, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    ashley, you crack me up – i love the stalker photos! i think i’d be the same way if i got to meet you. 😉
    and i gotta check out angry julie’s blog – she sounds awesome!

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    Rainbow Bekah
    September 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    OH my gosh you are THE CUTEST!!! Looks like a fabulous time and your picture of you and your blog hero…priceless!

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    Sarah B
    September 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Meg was seriously a lot taller than I expected…..and I had the same kind of interaction with her “Umm…” some stuttering and a stupid comment after she complimented my necklace…lol.
    Your shoes were so cute though too!

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    Megan
    September 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    This looked like so much fun! Super cute outfit too, if I may add. Can you please post more info on blogging contests. I’m new to the blogging world and I think attending a few confrences may be what I need. Plus if you were there then I could stutter at you like you did at Meg… LOL :0)

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    Heather
    September 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I am sooo happy to see you and Casey in a pic together…two of my fav bloggers…and two beautiful women!

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    mel @ the larson lingo
    September 28, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Loved your recap of Blog Sugar! Wasn’t it so amazing?!?! I am the girl you met in the Men’s Bathroom! Ha! Wish we would have taken a picture! Love your blog! Glad I was able to meet you, you are so sweet & adorable!

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    Julie {Angry Julie Monday}
    September 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    It was sooo great to meet you!!! And I love the picture of us, too cute!!!

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    Maureen Polderman
    September 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Ok, I seriously have tears rolling down my cheeks right now I am laughing so hard…your conversation with Meg is hysterical, and the picture….priceless! Ashley you are too funny and adorable….love it!!

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    meg duerksen
    September 28, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    ashley you are a riot.
    we should have taken a sitting photo!
    i was pretty tall that day. 🙂
    i am glad you said hello!
    really glad.
    i did not think our shoe convo was weird either…..i promise.
    your pom pom necklace rocked.
    next time….we sit for photos.
    or i can cradle you in my arms…..HA.

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    Samantha Grey
    September 28, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Hillarious!!! I feel your giant bat wings though! I would totally be the same way! Although, I don’t think I would have the guts to get closer than 10 yards away! So funny, love your blog!

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    Amy Griffin
    September 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Tottally get the Meg “shyness”. Because I think I would totally pass out if I met her. She is awesome, but so are you! Whatever (wink, wink)

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    Anna @ The Guiltless Life
    September 28, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks for the recap! That conference looked like so much fun. And well done on the Lauren Conrad link-up!

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    Holly
    September 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    It was great to meet you at Blog Sugar. What an amazing evening. I had a similar experience with Meg, I have no recollection what I said to her but she didn’t call the cops so I assume it wasn’t all that bad.

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    Dopey LaRue
    September 29, 2011 at 12:44 am

    You are so cute I can’t handle it. Thanks for letting us see your shy/awkward/nervous/REAL side 🙂 Love it.

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    Lindsay
    September 29, 2011 at 4:50 am

    eeek! You are adorable! I hope to one day be able to go to one of these conferences and meet all of you amazing ladies…. until then, I’ll admire you from afar… we can be bloggie friends

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    steph anne
    September 29, 2011 at 5:05 am

    This conference sounds awesome! Haha, I love how your conversation went with meg. 🙂

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    Nilgün Komar
    September 29, 2011 at 10:25 am

    you live a happy and beautiful for a day
    m so happy for you

    remote acquaintance who love you are fans or a great feeling to know I know
    very lucky 🙂

    Use the beautiful days of my presents

    lovely

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    Stephanie @ 4eighteen.com
    September 29, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time! I agree with the others, I would feel the same way about meeting you. I like to think I’m not a shy person but I would probably stalk/take pictures of you from afar then come up and talk to you. Then I would cross my fingers that you would want to be my friend, because in my dream land we are already friends. Kinda funny how the one sided relationships work on the net huh?! Haha, but really you are awesome!

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    Ashley
    September 29, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Your expression in the picture of you & Meg made me laugh out loud! Hilarious! Looks like you had a great time!

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    jewels
    September 29, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I’m sure your going to gasp when i tell you i have no idea who meg is…but the photo of you two is hilarious! i laugh everytime i see it and will probably have to come back to your blog when im having a bad day just to look at that picture and laugh. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog!

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    Jamie
    September 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Aww looks like you had a great time! Blog Sugar seems like a great bloggy conference! :o)

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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    Siobhan
    September 29, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    U had me laughing at the whole intro to Meg. I love ur puppy dog look in the photo with her. I recently moved to Los Angeles and started feeling like 1 in 4 million and lonely. Ur blog which I stumbled across by accident has definitely made my days a little more cheery. By the way I’m Mormon and a mom to a toddler (girl) too!

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    Jess
    September 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I won’t say JEALOUS, I’ll say envious and you are so darn cute! 🙂

    Looks like a blast – great pics !!!

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    Alisha Young
    September 30, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Ah all you ladies look so lovely! I don’t know any of you yet but I envy those sparkling and leopard shoes for sure! Ashley, looking forward to meeing you tomorrow! 🙂 Love the Mustache Necklace BTW

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    Heather
    October 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    What a great recap. Loved being at Blog Sugar with all the incredible women. I had a rather intimidating conversation with Meg, where I completely stuck my foot in my mouth. She was so gracious and kind though. Next time we’ll have to meet.

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    Kristen Duke Photography
    October 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    ha! I love to see the stalker come out in you;) Hadn’t heard of most of these gals!

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    shelley
    October 9, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Wow….what fun! I bought a ticket but didnt have the courage to go alone. Your pictures are beautiful. We all adore Meg! Thankyou for sharing

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    kari machal
    October 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    thanks for sharing! keep up your great work – i love meg too!

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    harga besi plat hitam
    March 22, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Blog Sugar was amazing.

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