I know a lot of bloggers say that their Friday posts are random, but I’m secretly competing for the most random post of all time today. If you can find even a thread of a theme in this post, I’ll be horrified.
–We had a get together for the Madison Moms Blog (which I recently joined as a contributor) the other night, and it was such a blast!
First of all, check out this venue:
We’re a little obsessed with our skyline around here. But I mean, come on, that capitol??
I had so much fun chatting with everyone (there are 16 members of the blog! Fellow bloggers, can you imagine having that much help?? ha!) and discovering my new favorite appetizer of all time: bacon-wrapped dates. WHY had I never had those (slash lived) before??
And of course, a blogger event wouldn’t be a blogger event without goodie bags.
…including tiny bottles of wine, natch. We moms are so predictable.
(My husband probably just gagged a little reading the word natch. He hates abbrevs. Ha.)
Did you see that bag in the back? It’s like the mom version of the lululemon bags (from Evereve fka Hot Mama—cute clothes btw).
Looks like we need a dog. These crumbs just aren’t cleaning themselves up.
–My 10 day no sugar challenge starts MONDAY!
Check out all the dets (—> sorry, had to) HERE.
Even if you’re not up for the full fledged challenge, feel free to join the Facebook group to follow along with your own version of a detox. Inspiration is universal. :)
–I’m thinking about getting a semi-dramatic hair cut. I love long hair, but I don’t love MY long hair. I think it’s time to get a little more practical with it.
Of course, achieving those looks would mean I’d also have to learn how to curl my hair properly, which would mean I’d have to retire my primary identifier of being The Girl Who Sucks at Curling Her Hair.
Oh, and I’m also sort of interested in the shorter in back/longer in the front thing…
–I’ve already mentioned this at least once, but I’ve been absolutely LOVING this women’s weight loss online conference. Seriously, I’ve just been so, so impressed. Some of the most knowledgeable people out there, doing some of the best—make that THE best—interviews on weight loss I’ve ever seen.
Main takeaway: it is NOT about eating less and exercising more. In fact, that approach could actually make things worse. Women’s bodies are regulated by hormones, which makes them super smart but also super complex. I’m so glad there are people out there who are helping us figure all this out!
I REALLY didn’t think I’d be saying this, but if you need answers for weight loss, then I would say that buying the full conference package is definitely worth it in this case.
I can’t recommend it highly enough!
–I laughed so hard at this:
“WHAT TIME IS IT???”
–Soo I’ve been contemplating a pretty major change to the way I blog.
I love blogging, but it’s tough when you work super hard on something to only have it last in the internet world for ONE DAY (maybe a few, and longer only in certain cases). For a long time now, I’ve been wanting to work on more permanent things. I think I’ve alluded to e-books and programs I’m interested in putting together, but I just don’t have the time to do it with regular blogging and, you know, that whole taking care of two kids thing.
I’m starting to wonder if regular, multiple-times-a-week blogging is the best outlet for me. I definitely want to stay connected to the community, and I want to be able to get my voice out there, but I might just need to do it in a slightly different way.
To be clear: this blog isn’t going anywhere. I’m just thinking about possibly blogging less, and devoting the leftover time to some other projects that I’m excited about.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, whether you’re a fellow blogger or (especially!) a reader.
Oh, and one more thing…
Who’s pumped for the sugar challenge???
Get those pantries cleaned out ASAP! :)
Can anyone teach me how to curl resilient super-fine hair?
Seriously, any tutorials you can point me to?
Do you have any burning weight loss questions?
I couldn’t possibly summarize the entire conference, but if you’re wondering something specific, I bet they covered it, and I might be able to help!
Bloggers, have you ever considered a big change to the way you blog? What did you do and how did you decide?
Have a great weekend!