Monday, July 28, 2014

Turquoise is the New Black and Other Lessons I Learned at #BlogHer14

As I was packing up yesterday morning -- Was it only yesterday morning? -- I made a list of things I learned during my 48-hours at BlogHer14. Between my day in San Jose, the red-eye flight that has me spinning time zones and coming home I have misplaced the list. But I don't need a list for the things that really stand out. In no particular order...

1a) Black has been my wardrobe basic forever, and it will probably stay my wardrobe basic. But in a lighter moment of shopping I bought a turquoise shirt and brought it to BlogHer. It's not quite my new black, but I really like it. I also have turquoise toes, which have been fun, too. Seeing myself in a bright color has opened up a new world of looking at color and not simply turning to black. I'm also wearing white pants with my turquoise shirt, however unseen in this picture. I haven't worn white pants since Lyndon Johnson was President and I was surprised at how much fun it was to be in fun and light colors.

1b) Also on the topic of clothes...I thought I packed light, but I came home with three outfits that weren't worn. Of course the trip was cut short by a day, but once again, I overpacked.

2a) I love a dancing evening, even if I'm not dancing a lot. I don't think I'll be going to clubs very much -- at all! -- but the party with Rev Run was so much fun. I'm sparing you the photograph -- a selfie -- where my hair is flying in a hundred directions and my glasses are tilted. I look like I've had way too much sangria.

2b) My arms are too short to take a good selfie. I may be permanently retiring from selfies after this #Selfiebration.

3) I loved meeting people I'd only seen on television. David Tutera was an especial favorite. He couldn't have been nicer and was even cuter in person than on TV.

Enjoyed hearing from Arianna Huffington, too. She is on the right, autographing her new book.  

4) I like meeting people, but that's no surprise. I met some great bloggers and definitely have made a new friend. 

5) I haven't taken a red eye -- overnight -- flight in over twenty years and now I remember why.

Regrets? I'll quote Frank Sinatra here. "I've got a few, but then again too few to mention." Except for one...

In 2011I met Scrubby, the mascot of Scrubbing Bubbles, one of my favorite products. I was so excited to learn that S.C. Johnson, the company that makes Scrubbing Bubbles would be at BlogHer14 and I could get to see Scrubby again. Alas, Scrubby had another commitment and that was a disappointment. The Scrubbling Bubbles folks were so nice, but I did miss seeing my pal, Scrubby. 

Is it any surprise I lost my heart to Scrubby in 2011.

But I found a new sweet someone, my buddy, PediaCare Bear. 

There were moments during the weekend where I questioned why I was there. The travel was rough this year and expensive and I wasn't sure it was all worth it. On reflection, it was worth it and then some. I got great advice, whether it was about sunscreen, thanks to Merz Aesthetics, one of the sponsors or about blogging, San Jose or any one of a number of topics. I made a friend and a hundred memories. And I've got a few fun giveaways to share with some of my favorite people, the citizens of Buttercupland. 

6) Here's to BlogHer15, wherever we may be!

As ever thanks for visiting. Take care and have a terrific Tuesday. 



I LOVE Scrubbing Bubbles. I use it for everything.


PS) Your new top is very pretty.

Sola Scriptura said...

I like your turquoise shirt, it really suits you. It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Turquoise is a good color for you and summer is the time to brighten ourselves up.

That certainly was a quick and busy trip but it sounds like it was worth it and you had a memorable few days.

Anne Payne said...

Sounds like it was a great time! And I have been wearing lighter colored clothes this summer, too :)

Cranberry Morning said...

It does sound like you had a great time. :-)

Susie said...

Carol, With your coloring, turquoise is a good color for you. :):) You seemed to have met lots of celebs. I would love to see the Selfie of too much sangria. LOL.. Flying is quick but not near the fun it used to be. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Theresa said...

What a fun time you had! I always over-pack and say I am not going to do it next time and I do it every time:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Kerin said...

Your smile says it all... you had fun!!

Summer colors are beautiful on you, and I'm glad that you are happy with the look too.

Glad that you feel that the conference was well worth the cost and time, and that you have a new friend also.

One can never have too many friends.

Your friend...


Mevely317 said...

So much to smile about in this post, Carol ... especially, since I'm working(?) on an upcoming post about wardrobe colors!
Well, that, and you look awesome in the turquoise blouse!

I get the impression, of all the BlogHer conferences you've attended (lucky lady!), this was the most fun. Thanks for letting us tag along vicariously!