AWBU conference is coming!!...and my booth table!

Hi everybody!  How was your Labor Day?  Were you lucky enough to be off work?  Brett was and it was fabulous.  He spent most of the day Saturday raking/baling the hay and it was miserably hot. He, along with his mom, got it done though.  So yesterday we got to truly have a day off.  
We took the boat out with the girls for the first time ever.  It was wonderful and I can't wait to share pictures with you soon.  
This weekend I have the privilege and honor to attend the Arkansas Women Blogger's UNPLUGGED Conference.  Arkansas Women Blogger's page is a site I stumbled upon quite a while ago and don't even really remember how honestly.  It is a group of women who love to blog (duh), and are passionate about many things like writing, cooking, gardening, traveling, etc.  

So, I mentioned a few months ago I won a full-paid scholarship to their conference this weekend. (WOW God!)  It is going to be at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, located near Little Rock.  
On Saturday they'll be having a Handmade Market and this is a sneak peek at my booth idea!  I apologize for the low-light photos....I only work on things like this when the gals are asleep so this was a night owl shot. :) 
 The mini bunting under my business name says "My heart captured in photos."  I truly hope the other bloggers (all 100 of them!) will be able to see that these aren't just pictures I've snapped, here and there hoping to make a $. They are truly things that have captured my attention, and have spoken to my heart in some way.  I'm excited to set up shop and see how the response is. 

And meet all those lovely gals from Arkansas!!

This conference sounds really unique in that there are a lot of different sessions you can pick from. 
Here's a look at the ones I've picked out:
Workshop Session 1:
Option A-Being a Mom and a Writer (Tricia Goyer)

Workshop Session 2:
Option B: Life Balance-Tracey Eyster

Workshop Session 3: 
Option B: Personal Narrative Workshop-Kyran Pittman

Workshop Session 4:
Option A: When Blogging Becomes your Business-7 Lessons We Learned the Hard Way-nwamotherlode

Workshop Session 5: 
Option A: Author Roundtable

Workshop Session 8:
Option A: We Go Together-(working with others)

In looking at this neat schedule I can tell my mind, heart, and soul will be fed!  It's not just all about blogging, but touching on a number of things I'm passionate about.  Plus, Sophie Hudson, a.k.a. "Boo Mama" will be there! She's hilarious and makes me laugh. I could really go on and on about how excited I am about this conference! There will be new friends to meet, great food, a 5k race, and connections galore.  I'm so thankful God has steered me towards this weekend.  I'll let you know how it goes! 

(and yes, I'm a tiny bit nervous to meet all those new people without my gals and Brett. But surely a brave life is a more fulfilling one than a "run and hide" one, right?  )


  1. Your booth set up looks awesome! I would totally be drawn in to shop. Have FUN!

  2. Excited to meet you! I hope you have an amazing time at #AWBU. This really, truly is a great group of women bloggers and I'm positive you will find that you don't need to be nervous :)

  3. Can't wait to meet you in person. Your booth looks amazing and I'm looking forward to some shopping. See you SOON!!!


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