Monday, December 3, 2012

Houston Blogger Holiday Party

It's finally December! Even though the Houston weather isn't cooperating, the Houston Blogger Holiday Party helped me get in the festive spirit this weekend.  Megan from Greetings From Texas, who planned the Houston Blogger Symposium, and Brandi Lisenbe from Mucho Mucho Bueno Bueno put on a sweet shin-dig at Brandi's salon, Do or Dye Texas.  SO.  MUCH.  FUN.

It was nice to have a reason to get get dolled up!  I decided to go totally casual, then got self-conscious when I saw a photo of Meg's sequin dress on Instagram, and then put on a dress.  Getting dressed always takes much longer than planned.  Can I get an "amen"?

I ended up swapping the heels for tights and boots.

Some highlights:
+ Carpooling with Whit and Cait again.  These girls are just plain great.
+  The DJ and his jams.
+ Digging into delicious pizza and dessert with Meg... and dancing/singing our butts off.
+ The Smile Booth.
+ Meeting Megan.
+ Catching up with Haley who is ridiculously beautiful and stylish.
+ Being amongst so many other people who are as Instagram- and Twitter-happy as I am.
+ Seeing Bree and new mama of twins, Michelle.
+ Putting the FOTO FRDG machine to work.  (Truly, every blogger event needs to have one of these machines!  It's like a Polaroid camera for Instagram.)

Speaking of Instagram, these are the best quality photos I have to offer until I can get my hands on a pretty, sparkly DSLR.  Enjoy them in all their 2-dimensional blurriness.  You're welcome.

Here are my FOTO FRDG prints from the party.

It's simple.
1.) Post your photo to Instagram.
2.) Use your event hashtag (e.g., #HBSYM) and #fotofrdg.
3.) Pick up your print.
Note: You must have a public Instagram account.

I'll admit that I can't hang until 4:00 a.m. like I used to in my NYC days, but when I'm out, it's on.  So what if this grandma starts to feel sleepy at 10:00 p.m.?  Also, I'm convinced that Houston has the most fun meet-ups and parties in all the land.

Thanks to:
Megan and Brandi for hosting.
Whitney for driving.
Travis for developing and running the FOTO FRDG machine.
Santa... *ahem*... for being our special guest.
Everyone there for making it a kick-ass party.


Sam said...

How fun :) loving those Instagram prints! You rocked the dress btw!

Empirically Erin said...

This looks so fun!! And your hair is gorgeous!!

Chaos and Coffee said...

Seriously the most fun I have had in a long time and I LOVED getting to see you!!

Whitney H said...

You looked so great on Saturday night! I can't believe I got a public thanks on the blog-- best thank you card EVER. :) You forgot to mention the DJ's dance moves. He was freakin' adorable.

Bree said...

You looked hott! :D Loved the dress. So glad I got to see you!! Can't wait 'til the next meet up. :)) Happy Monday!!


Devon said...

You look so cute! At least the weather didn't make you freeze in that dress (I'm guessing). I wanna go to a Huston get-together.

Megan Strange said...
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Megan Strange said...

It was so good to meet you! And, FYI, I also get sleepy at 10 p.m. And I only tried on 132 different things before attending that shindig. So, AMEN!

Darby Hawley said...

Oh my goodness!!!! So much fun!!! I so wish I could have partied with yall!!!

Greetings from Texas! said...


I love that pic of Meg O. with her cupcake! Thanks for coming girl. Great to see you again!

Michelle said...

You want to talk about uncooperative December weather? It's 66 degrees in Ohio today! SIXTY SIX.

That dress!! You look KILLER! So glad you had such a great time!

tara said...

LOVE your dress!! so sad i couldn't be there! looks like so much fun!

BuenoBueno said...

YAY!!! I'm glad you had fun!!! can't wait for HBSYM party #3 we gotta keep them coming!!!!

Jess said...

You're gorgeous.
And I'm coming to Texas for next year's party. Just sayin.


Bev said...

Friend.. you look UHHHmazing!! Love your outfit, and your hair is looking splendid!!!

I know that Houston has some superb meet ups b/c I always see fun and whitty pictures on others' blogs... super jay over herrrrr!!!

Oh how I've missed you!!! Feels good to read what you're up to... and this was just my first post!

xo, Bev

P.S. Super proud of your yoga day photo poses on Instagram! Very impressing!!!!

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Caitlin Cavallaro said...

I seriously had such a freaking blast with you!!!!!!! Let's not evvver go that long without seeing eachother again!