sometimes a title says everything your post is about…so, I’ll just jump in!
road trip to Hot Springs
– Paige and I are hitting the road and I’m looking forward to the windshield
time. I want to hear stories about being
a new mama and hearing about the dreams behind her new venture. I also value her opinion and I’m looking forward to doing a little brainstorming. My heart is exploding to hear the tales!
roommates – I’ve always attended with my pal Rhonda, and I’m
secretly mourning that we will not have our quiet room time. But, I love girl time. Paige, Britney, and her pal are going to be
fun. But, the thought of being in a room
and having some girl time at the end of a long day sounds delightful. (ironically, I’m friends with lots of
introverts so conferences are always a fun little exercise in being kind in the
sandbox and not talking til all hours of the night). Plus, I don’t usually get this kind of
unadulterated time with these gals, so I’m looking forward to it
hosting Chef Matt Bell – like I’m preparing myself to not
have a fan girl moment. But as a hostess
at Foodie Friday, I’m getting to host Chef Matt Bell. I’m stoked to say the least and I will be
nervous asking him to take a picture with me.
But seriously….I love South on Main and I’m secretly hoping for a tip
off on the pimento cheese!
Evernote session – so, my gal Bethany has been telling us
for years about Evernote. She’s written
about it. She presented on it. I’ve even endorsed it. But for some reason, I’m scared. I’ve got an account and the app on my phone,
but I’ve not jumped in. I think it can
change my life. I’ve even got a stack of
recipes on my kitchen counter to jump in with both feet and I just need her to
push me off the edge!
Supporting my girl Ramona on her first presentation – I love
the anxiety of a first, especially when it comes to presenting at a
conference. Its one of life’s great
hurdles and greatest feelings of accomplishments. I can’t wait to hear what she has to share.
the goodie bags – I’ve helped gather some items in #NWArk and if those are anything, then we are bringing home some loot…oh the anxiety of real usable items!
the historic Arlington Hotel – so many things I love about this place. It was the grand adventure when I was in
college. We built some fun memories here
when I was in Leadership Arkansas. I
love the nostalgia of the place. The
fact that they still give you an old key.
And all the mystery of Al Capone that wanders the hallways.
a pretty weekend away – its supposed to be a pretty night in Hot
Springs on Friday and Saturday and I’m ready to take Bathhouse Row with some of
my favorite gals!
laughing – I love that when I go to AWBU, I kinda wipe out
the world. I live tweet and post
pictures the whole time I’m there and I’m fully aware that I probably annoy the
fire out of anyone who follows me. But
it is one of the few times I go all in without another care in the world and I
am oh so excited.
supporting AR – one of the biggest threads of the weekend
is supporting AR farmers and AR based businesses. Even as a native Texan, I’m blown away by
this state and the products here. I’ve
loved getting a glimpse into farming in our state by meeting some of the
people, the women, who make it so. I’m
grateful to Arkansas Farm Bureau who continues to invest in us and make this a state to be proud of.
the margins and the stars – when I take notes, I draw big
stars by the things that are action steps; the things I want to tackle
first. Every year when I attend #AWBU, I
come back with some quick things I want to do and a renewed interest in
writing. There is something about summer
that makes me want to be so present in life that one of the things that usually
takes a hit is my blog. I just don’t have
the energy to write. I think of all
kinds of things while I drive about, but I rarely stop and just write
them. The fall is so different and #WBU
is one of the things that kick starts that part of life. So, I’m excited about the one-liners, the
ideas I’m going to write in the margins of my notes and the big stars I will
draw near the things I want to tackle next.
Oooooo….this is going to be good! Don’t forget about the packing list I shared
Monday. It’s time to get going ladies!
Monday. It’s time to get going ladies!
For my non-blogger peeps, follow #AWBU (Twitter, Instagram and Periscope) this weekend to see what all the craze is about!