Tuesday, July 17, 2012

How Sweet Life Is

My fellow bloggers, have you been to a meet-up yet?  You need to attend your local meet-ups or start your own.  They are so fun, and I may be spoiled, because I think Houston has exceptionally wonderful bloggers.  I'm also really excited about the Houston Blogger Symposium in September (which I am considering an early birthday present to myself).  

For our last meet-up, Meg out her magic to work again and got us a private room at Sugarbaby's Cupcake Boutique for crazy cheap.  Oh, the perks of being a part of a big group of bloggers!  Bloggers and mini cupcakes?  It's a no-fail situation!




How stinkin' cute is this place?  I have to admit that my two of my cousins who make gourmet cupcakes have ruined me, because almost every other cupcake in the world will never live up to theirs, but Sugarbaby's was tasty.  The decor really sweetened the place up.  Of course, the company sealed the deal for me.  Houston has such fun and talented bloggers!  Believe it or not, we did play some ice breaker games, and I don't think any of us regretted it.  Meg put her high school theatre teacher skills to work on a bunch of 20- and 30-something ladies, and it worked like a charm.  That place had never heard so much laughter!

We had so much fun that only one person really took candid and group photos!  I still don't know everyone that well, so I wanted to focus more on talking with the others than taking obligatory blog photos -- and maybe I was too self-conscious to be the newbie blogger who kept asking to take pictures with people.  Maybe.




I have to say that one of the best parts of that afternoon was the car ride with Whitney and Cait.  We will a solid hour away from the city, so we carpooled together.  I had already hung out with Whitney before, but it was our first time ever meeting Cait!  The three of us hit it off instantly.  Whit and Cait happen to be alumnae of the same sorority.  Small world!  I loved having that more personal time with them.


 Another sweet surprise was the handmade fabric bookmarks that Lori made for all of us!  All 24 of us!   I added mine to my current read as soon as I got home.  I love it, and I love that it will fit books of all sizes.  Check out her shop and buy your own while you're there!  (Or if you have baby fever like me, check our her adorable baby onesie gift sets.  They are so precious!)


This photo is proof that I was actually at Sugarbaby's.  However, now it looks like I was the only one at the meet-up, but I promise that wasn't the case.

Or I just created this whole meet-up in my head and wrote a post about it.  Now you'll never know.  ;-)

Wait, Darby wrote about it, too, so now I don't look so crazy.  :-)  (P.S. Darby is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at HBU.  If that's not an impressive title, I don't know what is.  Smarty pants.)

UPDATE: Michelle shared her photos today!  Here are two more photos!


With Alex, Cait, Whitney, and Bree


Thanks for another fun meet-up, H-town Bloggers!

20 comments:

The Cavallaro's said...

I love that you are the only person in that picture! HAHA!

The car ride to Sugarbaby's was the BEST! I seriously had a blast with you & Whit and I can't wait to hang out again! It was awesome getting to know you both!!!

Empirically Erin said...

That looks so fun! I'm jealous! there aren't many bloggers here to meet up with. Maybe I'll just have to crash someone else's meetup sometime!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

As you know...I am so very jealous of your Texas blogger meet ups! They always look so fun and there are so many of them!

Thank you for posting about them so I can live through you ;)

Love you sistaaa!
xo

Natasha Ting said...

I just can't stop going "ohhh how sweet life is" reading this post. it's like everything and everyone is warm and sweet. I hope we have blogger meet-up like this in my region, well yes they do. but i never participated as they were for the famous bloggers, only. but how sweet life is! haha :D

Natasha
http://picablocks.blogpsot.com

Lauren said...

Looks like it was a fun time! I was supposed to be there but ended up getting sick - I'm sad I missed out on meeting everyone!

Whitney H said...

I had such a great time with you, and we definitely need to hang out again soon! Your pictures are so good! I loved your bright blue shorts too, they are so cute!

Meg Cady said...

BLAH I WANT A CUPCAKE NOW.
ALSO I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE!
TWO WEEKS.

ok sorry for the capitals... I am very passionate about Houston Bioggers... and cupcakes :)

Lesley said...

This place looks incredible!!! Amazing decor, cupcakes AND a blogger meetup! I'm so jealous! :)

Lesley
http://byporchlight.blogspot.com

Gesci said...

This place looks like it could be in Cour d'Cours! (Pushing Daisies-land, in case you aren't familiar. Also, if you aren't familiar, fix that. That show is FANTASTIC.)
Anyway, I'm glad it was a blast- but I can only be *so* happy, since it didn't involve you & me meeting in person :)

Lori said...

It was so much fun! Just wish I could have gotten to talk to you more! Definitely next time :) thanks for the shout out. And you definitely aren't the only one self conscious about pic taking!

Steph said...

Looks like fun! Those cupcakes look SO good, and I love your outfit :)

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

You're right! It really was so much fun and I can't wait until the next meet-up!!! Thanks for the shout-out too girl! Happy Tuesday!

Michelle said...

That place looks awesome!! I wish Ohio had more bloggers and we had more regular meet ups. Though I did go to one and make a fool out of myself :)

Katie Price said...

What a beautiful bunch of ladies! So fun for you guys to meet up :)

applesandglue said...

Fun pics, and it was a fun time. :)

tara said...

it was a blast! i'm ready for the next one! :)

Kaitlin Leigh said...

So glad I came across your blog, I love it! Definitely a new follower:)

kaitlinleighs.blogspot.com

Devon @ TheMermaidChronicles said...

Do Huston bloggers have the most fun? I'm beginning to wonder...

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Sam said...

Sara and I would be in heaven if we went to visit that place!Love the decor!