Likes & Favorites: Cool Things from The Blog Connect Conference

It’s been a while since I’ve done a likes & favorites! If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram, you probably saw that I attended the PHL Bloggers 2017 Blog Connect Conference over the weekend. It was so awesome to get together with fellow bloggers & finally “meet” people I’ve gotten to know through social media over the past year (shout out to Chrystina for putting the whole event together!) Plus the speakers were absolutely phenomenal, and I feel like I learned a ton about blogging (stay tuned for some exciting changes!) While I could go on and on about all the amazing stuff from the weekend (#1 being free coffee all day because it was at the Saxby’s headquarters, #blessed), I wanted to share just a few cool things things I discovered at the conference that I think you’ll enjoy too. (But if you do want a full recap of the conference, Audrey has a great one here on Brunch at Audrey’s). Here’s the likes & favorites, blog conference edition.

Work that up-do

Braid bar & bloggers @ #TheBlogConnect kick off party last night. Thanks @concihairge ! 💇🏻

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On Saturday night, the PHL Bloggers had a happy hour/pre-conference party that included a Braid Bar–aka two hairstylists who were there to make all our braiding dreams come true. I loved meeting the ladies of ConciHAIRge, a service that provides on-demand styling wherever you are. No need to go to the salon because they come to you! Obviously they do more than just braids (although they’re really good at them, clearly), so the next time you have a wedding/party/special event, you can skip the salon & book ConciHAIRge instead.

All You Need is Wine

What’s a party of mostly women without wine? At the pre-conference party, we got to sample some of Pinot Boutique‘s wine…which was served out of a paint can. Forget about Franzia, now you can get 4 bottles worth of wine in these beautifully designed paint cans from Pinot Boutique. Bonus: all their wines are from local vineyards and they have tastings and special events throughout the week. They also have something called “Post Brunch Cocktails and Wine Tasting” every Sunday which I’m pretty interested in (if anyone wants to go, LMK).

Type A’s, Rejoice

Because I have the perfect planner for you. All conference attendees got a personalized Erin Condren LifePlanner which is probably the mecca of all planners. If you like organization, stickers & extremely pretty stationary, this planner is for you. Cool thing is, you can customize design most of her planners to fit your needs. They are a little pricey, but organization > everything. 

Cupcakes because why not?

In between speakers and sessions, we got to decorate cupcakes with Cupcakes by Ruth because why not? It was a nice way to break up the day, and Ruth is amazing teacher (side note: I cannot frost a cupcake to save my life). Check out her Instagram for all her cupcake creations & website if you want to book your very own cupcake party.

Spreading the blogging love

I met a lot of cool people with cool blogs. Here are just a few to check out! And if you’re a blogger & want to join the PHL Bloggers, check out their website.

  • Jessica of Sweet Love & Ginger— Cook, Write, Adventure, Entertain, Craft, Inspire
  • Kendall of Button and BlossomsLife is an adventure, do it in style.
  • Carolyn of The Energetic FoodieClean eating recipes & tips for everyone. 
  • Chelsea of Organized MessA life and style blog. 
  • Xenia of Productivity with Purpose (she’s still in the process of launching her blog, so check out her Instagram in the meantime!) —Adding Value to Your Everyday

Liking awesome conferences & Favoriting meeting other bloggers &.

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6 thoughts on “Likes & Favorites: Cool Things from The Blog Connect Conference

  1. xeniaferraro says:

    GIRL what an awesome little recap!! Thank you for the shout out! I may force you to be my accountability partner this summer (after grad school is done kicking my butt) <3

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  2. Bradford Kunishige says:

    Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using? I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

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