SNAP Conference 2013

SNAP! Conference was this last weekend, and I can’t even begin to say how much I loved it! I thought today I would share a little bit about the conference and what I learned there. It honestly was exactly what I needed.
SNAP is a blogger conference where bloggers can pay to go take classes, listen to speakers, network with sponsors and of course, meet new friends! I had never been to a conference before and to say I was nervous would be an understatement. Sarah couldn’t come with me and so I was testing the waters all by myself. When I arrived at SNAP I was worried, excited and had no idea what to expect… and I loved every minute.
I left SNAP not only feeling motivated to be a better blogger, but to be a better person. I was amazed at the way in which the teachers generously shared things that had made them successful. I loved how the speakers were focused not entirely on blogging, but on how to balance a crazy hobby/job that no one else really understands with the things that are most important in life, like home and family. The sponsors were incredible, generous, and sincerely interested in what this blog was about. I didn’t meet a single woman there who made me feel stupid for reaching out. I know that I made friendships in just a few short days that will last for a very long time.
I’m so grateful to my sweet husband and mother in law for taking care of my babies so that I could relax knowing they were in great hands.
I feel like I left with a renewed sense of self. I am a wife first, a mommy second and a blogger third. I genuinely love what I do and I am continually humbled by the fact that so many of you like this blog enough to stick around.
What’s a post without some pictures?? I apologize for the bad quality photos, most were taken with my phone. I am bummed that there are so many amazing ladies that I didn’t get a picture with, but here are a few of the ones I got. In the coming weeks I will share some of my favorite posts from some of the awesome new blogs I’ve found in the happy weekend posts.
Me and Kelly from Dixie Dollar Deals
At the pajama party the first night. Every single thing was adorable and the parties were a blast. You guys would love Linda from Food Storage Moms and Lisa from Oohlala I Love to Organize.
The amazing Tauni (who planned and organized all of SNAP…wow) talking with the amazing Lisa Lenonard.. so much amazingness on one stage.. haha.
At the “Parties that WOW” class. With Kelly, Linda, Lisa, Keri from Newlyweds on a Budget and Vanessa from Our Thrifty Ideas!
Love these ladies. Vanessa, Keri and Whitney from A Mommy’s Life with a Touch of Yellow. LOVE these sweet girls so much!
Me and Keri from Newlyweds on a budget. 
Me and the girls from Rae Gun Ramblings and Becky from Utah Sweet Savings!
With the incredible Brooke from All Things Thrifty!
At the amazing glow in the dark closing party sponsored by homes.com.
I collected soooooo many cute business cards over three short days! I can’t wait to go through and follow these awesome women, so much new inspiration!
Last but not least, look at all the goodies I brought home…talk about spoiled!
I can’t wait to start implementing the things I’ve learned to make Pretty Providence the best I possibly can for you guys.
Hope you all had as good of a weekend as I did :).