2.06.2012

Blogger Meet-up Recap


Terrific is the way I would describe my weekend that commenced with bikram yoga with my friend, Michelle and we convinced my husband and her fiance to join us for the sauna effect yoga. I learned that my husband is very flexible, more flexible than I thought, he kinda put me to shame honestly :-)
Afterwards, all stinky and sweaty we went out to Applebees, yup, no joke, we went out and had a great time.

Saturday morning, the event I had been looking forward to since I bought my ticket, the So-Cal blogger meet-up in La Jolla, CA with over 60 bloggers there. I rode down there with Leeann and Selma and joined up with Stephanie, Julie, Britt and Ashley for brunch in the beautiful Del Mar. 
Have you ever ordered oatmeal at a breakfast place? I never had and I ordered it yesterday and it was absolutely delicious, it was a cinnamony oatmeal and very tummy-filling. 

Then on to the meet-up, which was held at Roppongi and the girls who organized it, Stephanie, Tammy, Kelsey and Kai were awesome. 
I was most excited to meet Stephanie, Jamie, Katie, Leah, Alexa and Kirby and I met new awesome bloggers like Audrey and Amira, both were just the sweetest! 
But I am a bad blogger, I didn't take a photo, I was enjoying talking so much that my brain didn't register to take photos. We walked away with plenty of pretty giveaways, including a camera bag from donated by Nicole of THEIT, which I feel fortunate to have won! How gorgeous is the bag :-)
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Then yesterday was our Super Bowl party, so food, friends and football. 
Our menu was:
bbq chicken sandwiches

potato gratin

pretzel bites

chips and salsa

caprese skewers

monkey bread

brownies

pink lemonade bars (recipe and more photos coming up this week!)

beer

margaritas

Hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the Super Bowl. I think there is a need for another Bachelor re-cap coming soon.
p.s. I don't think I have ever told you the story of how Sean and I met, anyone want to hear?

66 comments:

meghan said...

I'd love to hear, Meg!! :) Happy Monday!

My Life as A Plate said...

Pink Lemonade Bars...YUMM!!! Sounds delicious.

Amy G. said...

What a fun weekend! It looks like y'all had a blast. I'm super excited about your recipe and I would LOVE to hear about how you and Sean met! I love hearing other people's love stories :) Have a great Monday missy!

Amanda said...

You look gorgeous, Meg! I would have been someone who chatted too much to even think of taking pictures, too!

OMG please tell the story of how you met!!! I am such a sap for love stories!

Michelle P said...

Sounds like a great time!

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados, and the Bay said...

Yes, still jealous of your purse winning situation hehe. :)

Hope you enjoy it

Susan said...

That's fantastic Meg! I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend, and that's a really pretty dress you wore! So cute!

marie said...

The bag is gorgeous, as are you. Sounds so fun, it's always great to connect with new friends.

Samantha said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I just bought my THEIT camera bag!!! I love the gray version, I bought it in retro brown. How amazing that you won it! I'm jealous (I spent a pretty penny on mine!)

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

Sam

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

Beautiful bag!! The food looks delicious; I definitely want to try those pretzel bites!! I totally understand the forgetting to take pictures thing. I find myself living in the moment and totally forgetting sometimes! Oh well. I say, that just means it was a really really good time! Have a great week Meg.

Brooke Shemwell said...

Great bag - you are so lucky! Glad the weekend was enjoyable.

Simply LKJ said...

What a fabulous weekend! And, lucky you...great bag!!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! I have been wanting to try those pretzel bites, they look delish!

Shannon said...

The blogger meet-up sounds so fun! And I love the camera bag you won. Gorgeous!

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

Amira said...

You are absolutely adorable! And those pink lemonade bars really made my mouth water - can't wait for your post! :-) And yes, I wanna hear how you met the hubby!

Lauren said...

Umm if I won the bag I would have FREAKED out - so awesome!

Valerie Griffin said...

sounds so fun!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

That does sound like a terrific weekend! I just love blogger meet-ups!!!

Danielle Marie said...

The blogger meet up seems like such a fun idea! Sounds like you had a good weekend :)

Lauren said...

what a great weekend! those pretzel bites look delicious!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Sounds like a great weekend! That's so awesome you got to go to the blogger meet-up, it looks like it was such a fun time! Also, that's amazing you won that bag, lucky girl! :)

Sarah @ Simply Sarah said...

I would love to hear it! Looks like you had a great weekend. I love that camera bag, it looks like a real purse!

Have a great week!

Kristina Gulino said...

Ok, now that I see this picture, I totally saw you there! :) Congrats on the purse win, that thing was a beaut!

Kristina
Nook & Sea

CALLIE said...

So fun!!! And awesome bag! So jealous.

Kaleigh said...

I SOO wish we had something like this in Oklahoma! And all your food pictures are making my tummy growl, no joke :) Glad you had fun!!!!
Kaleigh x

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

pink lemonade bars - that sounds amazing! And your blogger meetup sounds like so much fun!!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

There's nothing wrong with Applebees! I know they're not trendy or "foodie" friendly, but I love restaurants like those - The Olive Garden and Chili's are a couple of my favorites!

The blogger meet up sounds like so much fun! I have one of THEIT's camera bags - I love it!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

That bag is amazing! Lucky you! And of course we want your love story :)

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

It looks like you had a FANTASTIC weekend!! I'm super jealous of the blog meet up! It sounds like you had a blast.

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

our super bowl food looks delicious, I want to make those pretzel bites! And how cute is that bag! So glad you had a wonderful time! I wish I lived in California so I could have met up with you all!

Eliza said...

Looks so fun! Way jealous of the blogger meet up :) xoxo! eliza

Mel said...

Can't wait to see the lemonade bar recipe!

Christina said...

Looks like a fun time :)

And I'd love to hear yours and Sean's story!

Daisy said...

It looks like a lot of fun! Congratulations on winning, great bag :)

Natalie said...

What a fun weekend! I really want some of those pretzel bites! Glad you had fun at your meet up :)

Kerri said...

That bag is gorgeous and you look so cute! Those raspberry lemon bars are super yummy looking. I think I need to get myself into the kitchen and start baking. yum.

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Allison said...

I'm so glad all you girls had fun! And congrats on your win. :)

Erin said...

Congrats on the win! Love that bag! :) I am so bummed that I missed out on such an awesome event! I want to meet so many of you awesome Cali ladies!

Nikki said...

Haha! I can't believe you guys went out after bikram. I tried to go to the grocery store once and I was so embarassed. I suppose if you're not that only stinky one.

That is a gorgeous bag, luck you!

Jess said...

That bag is gorgeous! Congrats on winning. I now have bag envy! :)

Jes said...

Looks like we had a very similar Sunday :)

Missy said...

Hmm....Thats so weird...I have never ordered oatmeal at a breakfast place. I will next time. THanks for recommending it.

Thanks
Missy
http://throughanindielens.blogspot.com/

Married...with a Pup said...

You'll have to let me know about your thoughts of the potato gratin from PW....I've really wanted to try that recipe!

TaraR said...

What a fun-filled weekend! The bloggers meet-up sounds like it was a complete success, I might be a little jealous that their hasn't been one around here lately ;)

Whitney @ justacountry-girl said...

looks like so much fun meg! and that bag is super fun. you are such a snazzy lil cook in that kitchen. wanna try the pretzel bites. yum!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

SO glad we carpooled and finally got to meet :)

I'm so sorry that I didn't text you about Sunday. Sat night I had a massive headache and pretty much slept through all Sunday. It sounds like you had some great food I missed out on! You'll have to fill me in about what happened ;)

Jessica said...

It looks like you ladies had THE best time!
I have to admit---I'm jealous! :)

And that bag is gorgeous - go you!

xo

winetastegirl.com said...

Those pink lemonade bars look delicious! I can't wait to see the recipe.

Delainey said...

OMGGGGGG Pink lemonade bars, looks sooooooo good!! I think I am going to have to try to make them the second you get the recipe up!

Alexa said...

I want to hear how you guys met!!! Love that bag...dude. That was amazing that you won that! :)

Stephanie said...

We had a great time meeting you guys and enjoying the fabulous food!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Slightly jealous about the bag, but so glad you won it girl! :D

dani said...

Oh my gosh you know I'm so sad I missed this! I can't wait for the next one, we are SO carpooling! <3

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend!

Lauren {Stylized Existence} said...

Meg you are sooo cute!! congrats on all your giveaway wins!

Sarah Kate said...

I read about this meet-up on Amira's blog!! I wish these happened around where I live. They look like so much fun!! And congrats on winning the camera bag! How exciting!!!!

Your Super Bowl food looks amazing! Esp. the lemonade bars!!! Yum!!

Katie said...

that bag is awesome! I just entered a giveaway to win one from there! : )

Jayme and Mendi said...

That camera bag is AMAZING! Totally drooling over here. It's so chic looking!

I've loved reading all of the lovely posts about the meetup you ladies had. Totally makes us jealous that we don't have a larger blogging community in our area. You gals are super lucky to have each other. ;)

Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

You lucky dog! That camera bag is gorgeous. I always wanted to try Bikram yoga but I am quite sure that I would pass out...haha I have this thing about working out in heat!

Laura said...

Yum! The pink lemonade bars look awesome, I think I saw you post them on Pinterest. The potatoes look good too, all creamy and cheesy!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

totally tell us the story!!! =) and my husband is kind of better at 80% of the things we face off at but I think I have him beat on flexibility based on him faceplanting during yoga =) haha love it! just found your blog today and i heart it already!

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

Oh Im so jealous you won that bag! I have been eying those forever! Im glad you had a great time!

Kasey Lynne said...

OH MY GOSH! You are one lucky girl. That bag is gorgeous! I love that color.

BeckyJo606 said...

I love that bag you won! So pretty! I am also so jealous you live in Southern California--the weather is amazing and you around so fun bloggers! :)

Berni said...

I read about this blogger meet up from a bunch of bloggers and it looked like so much fun! I wish there was one in my city like that! & I'm so jealous of your camera bag, I want one ha! Thanks for stopping by at my blog before, I really appreciate it :)