Friday, April 25, 2014

One of Epic Proportions

So, here I sit with an empty wine glass feeling completely renewed and rejuvenated and not just from the chardonnay! I crashed a party tonight {or as you read this Last Night} and not just any party but one of epic proportions - A Happy Hour Hangout.



Happy Hour Hangout was created by Amber and Ashten many many moons ago as a way for bloggers to interact in a live video chat about, well, blogging {and dung beetles, pretzels, sugar daddies…} and real important things. I was fortunate enough to be in the inaugural group of Happy Hour Hangout peeps {yep I really just said peeps and I'm not talking about nasty sugar mallows} and just love when I can join the ladies in a chat. 



You see, this blogging community is so much more than people commenting on my blog or following me on twitter. I've made friends; real, live, breathing, conscious people who I'm comfortable sharing things with. We text each other, we video chat, we snapchat, we engage each other. These "blogging friends" are just as real to me as the people I see every day and I'm grateful for these lasting friendships ... Now I wish we didn't live all over the USA, but I guess that just means I have tons of places to crash when I travel!!


Amber - Ashten - Casey - Elizabeth - Katie - Lena - Sara

Happy Hour was filled with insight from so many amazing women, some I'd met and some I'd never heard of. I found new blogs I want to read, new topics to explore, new resources, new drink recipes ... it was such a productive night I didn't want our chat to end but you know as the saying goes 'all good things must come to an end' and that it did. 

So with miles and miles between us and computer screens in front of us: we drank, we laughed, we got goosebumps, we smiled, we applauded, we agreed, we learned, we made new friends & we said me too!

It was Epic and one for the books {or blogs} indeed. Thanks ladies for the fun night, reminding me why I love blogging and letting me crash your party!!


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22 comments:

  1. Katie @ A Beautiful Little AdvApril 25, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    Oh girl, it was SUCH a pleasure to meet you! This was so much fun and I too left the chat feeling excited and rejuvinated - it was hard to get to sleep because I was just buzzing from so many ideas. I hope to electronically drink with you again :)

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  2. This is so beautifully written and was so much fun to read. Thank you for being so available, so lovely and so much fun. And thank you for drinking all the wine.

    #bestchildhoodever #lastbrownie

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  3. This sounds like such a great time! Blogging friends are so great to have.

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  4. Could not have said it better myself! I am so glad I got to meet you last night. I can't wait to get back from my "blogging break" now. :)

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  5. Jealousssssss. I missed out on my hangout because it was the night we left for Jamaica so I have yet to be a part of one yet!

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  6. Aww it always warms my heart when I find posts like yours who have that same fuzzy feeling about they communities and relationships they have made online. I love hangouts, I love that I have met some amazing people online who I text daily and consider my REAL best friends. Isnt life great when we have blogging friends like this.

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  7. So fun! I want to play sometime!!

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  8. Glad you got to hang with the girls in google hangout. It's always fun to talk blogging!

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  9. How fun! It would be fun to join in someday if you take in new people :)

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  10. It was such a good chat. I keep thinking back to it even now!! Yes I hope we can chat again in the near future!!

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  11. Thank you love, chatting with you is always a joy! ps thanks for the great hashtags ;-)

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  12. They never seem to disappoint!!

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  13. Happy Hour Hangouts contain some of my favorite blogging memories. If you ever get a chance to sponsor Ashten {alwaysashten.com} I highly suggest the Happy Hour spot!! Sometimes I don't know what I'd do with some of my great blogging friends, sounds crazy for people I've never met in person!

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  14. So good to meet you too!! I got so behind after I wrote this so now I have to get back on the blogging bandwagon!! Can't wait to check out your new {after break} content!!

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  15. Oh that is such a bummer!! I think I'm signed up again in August ;-)

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  16. I never thought when I started that I would 'meet' people who I could not imagine life without. I think it sounds crazy to everyone but bloggers who have experienced it too!! So glad you've found great blogging friends too!

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  17. Yes it is a blast. All you have to do is purchase the Happy Hour Hangout spot from AlwaysAshten.com and that will get you a month on her sidebar plus an awesome chat with great bloggers!! I always have so much fun and learn something new every time!

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  18. Yes it is. I learn something new every time!!

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  19. Yes I always have a blast at Happy Hour Hangouts!! If you ever get the chance to join one I would!

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  20. Yes they are always a blast. Oh yep it is open to anyone through Ashten's blog {AlwaysAshten.com} You just need to purchase the sponsorship ad called Happy Hour Hangout!! I highly encourage it, I always learn something new :-) If you have any more questions just shoot me an email mrslaurabeth@gmail.com

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