The last few days have been a true whirlwind.
Long days, late nights, and early mornings. And I have seriously talked so much I literally talked myself hoarse.
I flew down to Texas for an incredible blogging conference- BlogHer Food.
I spoke to hundreds of foodie bloggers about farming, agriculture, food, my little Elliette, and of course our blogs!
I spent the few days I was there with a few super great gals and we worked our little tail ends off at our CommonGround booth. Sara Ross, over at Sara’s House HD, is the other CommonGround volunteer that came along and when we weren’t talking about farming and food we were attending blogging sessions to learn some “tips of the trade” so to speak!
I would have to say that my involvement with this event was by far my favorite thus far. I answered questions about everything from organic farming to conventional farming, antibiotics, hormones, and numerous other food topics. The women at this conference were pleasant and had tons of questions. And I loved answering them!
I also was so filled with information about blogging I couldn’t wait to get home to my office so I could go through my notes! And when I wasn’t working at the booth or attending sessions I was meeting tons and tons of really wonderful people.
On the Friday night of the conference U.S. Farmer’s & Ranchers hosted a Dinner & Dialogue event. I spent the evening surrounded by bloggers talking about what else- food and farming (I feel so blessed that I get asked to do these things, I really do!).
The host of the event was celebrity chef Danny Boome. He did a great job hosting and afterwards totally schooled Sara and I in World History.
And, the last night of the event I had the pleasure of meeting The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. I had a bit of a celebrity moment, which hasn’t happened to me a lot throughout my life, thanks to my Stepmom, Jeanette Lee. The last time I really remember it happening was when I was like 13 and I met 98 Degrees.
Ree Drummond was way better.