SNAP Conference Recap!

I’m so happy to write and share this recap with you all.  I know all you have heard from a lot of bloggers the past few months is Snap, Snap, SNAP!  But there is good reason for that, because the conference was just amazing.  And I would consider myself to be a picky conference goer, even though I’ve only been to 1 other one that I wasn’t too thrilled with.  But what makes a good conference are the people behind the scenes who put it together I think.  And I must say, those Utah girls are the nicest people you will ever meet.

I was honored to be a speaker at the Discovering and Defining Your Style session, and with a rockstar panel.

Shelley@House of Smiths, Ana-White , Me, and Kate@Centsational Girl.

It was terrifying and thrilling to speak in front of a bunch of other gals, but I made it and actually enjoyed it!  It was my first time doing any public speaking, and just so you know, I dropped public speaking 3 times in college and never took it again.  :)

My roomie was Brittany whom I’ve met before, and she was great and is an awesome friend.

That’s Cassity from Remodelaholic who is so awesome, Brittany, and me.

Oh, the location where we stayed (Thanksgiving Point) was beautiful.  I hope to go back to Utah one day when I have more time and explore.  But wherever we walked there were tulips and more tulips.  It was gorgeous!

Mountains were right outside our door too but I didn’t snap a decent shot of them. Shame on me.

I met and saw so many wonderful people so I’ll just start posting the photos.  Some I’ve met before and some I just talk to online and on the phone so it’s nice to finally meet in person! :)

Jen@Tatertots and Jello, Brittany@Pretty Handy Girl, Me, and Mandi@Vintage Revivals.

Destiny@A Place For Us and me.

Brittany, Kristina@Pearl Gateway, and me.

Amy@Positively Splendid, Kari@UCreate, and me.

Shelley and me.

Tam@Sew Dang Cute and yea, me again.

Natalie@Johnny in a Dress and me. P.S.-Don’t skinny pregnant people make you mad? Natalie was too cute to hate though. :)

(then crazy Mandi had to touch our bellies for good luck) :)

Me and Wendy from The Shabby Nest.

Then came the dance party on the last night of the conference.  Um, this was so fun and hilarious.  I loved snapping photos of people gettin’ jiggy with it.

Traci from Beneath My Heart showing everyone what’s up.

Gosh I love this picture!!  Traci is a riot and can really bust a move. I’m serious. And I love how in the moment Jen is in the background. Haha!

Beckie@Infarrantly Creative gettin’ down too.

That was me acting like I was dancing with Mandi, but I really wasn’t.  You can tell by the scary expression on my face.

And then I was also honored to be sponsored by Apartment Guide and network with other bloggers while at the conference.

Lisa@Pennington Point and Anna@Take The Side Street.

I passed out cards to bloggers I think would be good candidates for working with Apartment Guide and that was fun too! Everyone was really interested and excited about the possible opportunity.  I explained to them the work I have done with Apartment Guide in the past, different campaigns I have participated in, and what was expected from me etc.  I can’t wait to see what’s in store for these bloggers and working with Apartment Guide!  And if you think you would be a good fit, you can email me your info and I’ll pass it along too.

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Want to know a few other awesome things that made SNAP so amazing?  The food was delicious and we had “fancy” dinners!;  the venue wasn’t huge where you would get lost and not ever see anyone; the sessions that I attended were great; the swag bags–oh my these were out of this world; easy access to sponsor booths; everyone was together all day long, including dinner; the market when we shopped and supported our favorite handmade businesses; and again, the people.  The sweet, sweet people behind SNAP! and all of the amazing ladies that attended.

It gets sad leaving conferences because these are people that are your friends and you know you would hang out with in real life if they lived in the same city as you.  But the reality is that most people live on the other side of the country or at least several states away.  I sure hope they have this conference next year because I am so going again.  I can’t believe it was their 1st year!



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  1. Emily, your recap is perfect! It really summed up what a great time we had at SNAP. I love the pictures you got, especially the one of “Crazy Mandi!” She was so fun in real life.

    I miss my roomie already and am sad I won’t see you at Haven ;-(. Next time, right?!


  2. Great recap, it was really nice to meet you! All these photos of the party I keep seeing make me super sad that I left after the giveaways to start home. It looks like you guys had a great time :)

  3. Super fun recap! You were much better about taking pictures with people than I was! I’m so bummed that I didn’t meet you officially, but I was at your panel session and you gals did a great job! :)
    I’m pregnant & due in July too–so I can totally relate to your picture you posted on fb of the pregnancy cankles. I got them SO bad while we were there, but thankfully, they’ve cleared up now! ;)
    Good luck these last couple of months! :)

  4. It was great to meet you Emily–and I thought you did a great job speaking–I really enjoyed that class! I’m loving seeing everyone else’s pictures too :)

  5. So excited to finally meet you Emily (your pregnant adorable self)! You’re class was one of my faves and I can’t wait til next time!

  6. My hand is in one of those pictures. I’m famous!!! ;)

    I couldn’t tell you were nervous while speaking. You did a great job!

  7. Emily, it was sooooo great to finally meet you in person!! (You are an ADORABLE pregnant lady…seriously!!) Can’t wait til we can get together again!

  8. A great recap! You are such a sweetheart and I am so glad I got to meet you! Great job on the panel as well! xoxo

  9. it was SO fun to see you Emily. I think you are just wonderful and you are so cute!!! I hope you can come next year too. It was fun being with you!!!


  10. YOU are the cutest pregnant lady EVER! I loved meeting you! XOXO!

  11. Sounds like an amazing event! I loved seeing all of your pictures — so many of those blogs (and yours!) are part of my daily reads! ;-)

  12. What a fun recap!! It was such a great time, wasn’t it? I can’t wait for next year. So fun meeting you in person – you are so sweet. I am definitely interested in working with Apartment Guide – you give such a positive experience with them, how can I resist? Please pass my info along, I’d like to join the fun. Also, you did great public speaking – I’m sure you felt a lot of pressure, but it was great! xoxo Kristina

  13. What an amazing recap! Loved all the pics. You look adorable pregnant :)

  14. Wasn’t that so much fun? I didn’t get pics with everyone, but what a great time I had with you & all those other fab girls. Blog conferences are so great for friendships. I think our niche has grown so much and it’s wonderful that we all can get together occasionally. Loved getting to hang out with you some, cute pregnant girl!

  15. What a great recap Emily! I still need to do mine, came home congested and so haven’t been up to it. I truly enjoyed seeing you and visiting a bit! We must do it again soon, especially since we aren’t too far away. Hugs from Conroe, Texas

  16. I am so sad out paths didn’t cross! I was so busy running back and forth here and three! Looks like you had a great time! Hopefully we get to meet next year!

  17. You did a great job in your panel, Emily. It was fun to listen to all you talented girls.

    See ya next year! (:

  18. Emily, It was lovely to meet you. You are absolutely adorable and meeting you in person made me love just that much more!

    Can’t wait to hear more about your preparations for the fun bundle of joy you’re expecting!


  19. Loved meeting you IRL Em!!!! You are just as beautiful as your picture, and were so much fun to chat with. Wish we could have hung out more, but there’s always next time, right? You did awesome on your panel and have me wanting to paint my whole house neutral! XOXO, Tam

  20. I LOVE this post!! Sounds like you had such a great time!! We, note I said WE are going next year!!! :)

  21. Hello, I met you at SNAP & I’m enjoying my visit. Wow, your blog is ALMOST as impressive & beautiful as you are. Hope to see you again next year.

    Warmly, Michelle


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