6 Random Things I Learned At Snap Conference

My sincerest apologies for the terrible, horrible, no good very bad photos in this post. I only had the iPad along for the Snap Conference trip and didn’t take many pics. But I just wanted to share a quick list of some of the more random things I learned while there.

1. It takes a while to get to there. We flew from Massachusetts (actually, Hartford Connecticut), connected in Atlanta and arrived in Salt Lake City just before midnight. At least the journey started out right with a little pre-flight glass of wine.

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2. This Conference Changes People. On the morning of day one, we went over to registration to pick up our name tag lanyards. The first thing Mayer says is: “I don’t wear name¬† tags.” Five minutes later, there it is hanging around his neck (of his own free will. Seriously. Changed man.)

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3. Good People Go. There were so many people I’ve connected with Online over the past year that I was looking forward to meeting at Snap. Unfortunately I managed to missed a few (sorry!), but the ones I did have a chance to meet in person were awesome, and too numerous to name. But you know who you are!

Elizabeth and Liz of SimpleSimonandco.com

Elizabeth and Liz of SimpleSimonandco.com

Left to Right: Ashley from Lilblueboo.com, Delia from DeliaCreates.com, Dana from Danamadeit.com and Mayer

Left to Right: Ashley from Lilblueboo.com, Delia from DeliaCreates.com, Dana from Danamadeit.com and Mayer

Me and Amber from Crazylittleprojects.com

Me and Amber from Crazylittleprojects.com

4. I’m Anti-Turn Down Service. Ok, I’m sure some people love a good hotel turn down service. But when I enter my hotel room alone, thousands of miles from home after a long day, to the lights on, radio blaring and bathrobe on the bed, first, I’m gonna think I have the wrong room. Then I’m gonna think someone broke into my room. Then I’m going to back into the hallway scared, scrambling to call for help until Jen from Tatertots and Jello notices, scopes out the scene and reassures me it’s just the turn down service. Sigh. True story.

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5. My Snap Secret Sister Remains a Secret. I left Snap a bit early so unfortunately never got to find out whose lovely handwriting this is. If you’re my Snap Secret Sister, please stand up! And thanks for the gifts!

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6. It’s a Good Time. From sharing stories and laughs with creative, talented people, to hearing the inspiring words of Olympian Noelle Picus-Pace, the Snap Conference was a great experience. Thanks to Tauni and her team for everything — we’re glad we got the chance to see what Snap’s all about!

From left to right: Gina of TheShabbyCreekCottage.com, Laura of FindingHomeonline.net, Heather and Vaness of Atthepicketfence.com, Trish of Uncommondesigns.com and KariAnne of Thislewoodfarms.com (and very nice husband Denton)

From left to right: Mayer, Gina of TheShabbyCreekCottage.com, Laura of FindingHomeonline.net, Heather and Vanessa of Atthepicketfence.com, Trish of Uncommondesigns.com, Me and KariAnne of Thislewoodfarms.com (and very nice husband Denton!)

mayer abbey

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‘Til next year!