So last time we talked, I told you about the s'mores bar. Oh yes, it was sweet. Literally and figuratively. Luckily we bought enough s'mores supplies (including those delicious After 8 Mints that come in their own envelopes) to feed an army, so I don't have to tell you that come 9:30 pm, my choices in snacks this week have been plentiful. But moving on, I'm still not done talking about Always Bloggy. I've got a bunch more to say. Hopefully you don't mind. And um, if you do? Have a s'more and wait it out.
So when the girls arrived on Friday, we welcomed then with open arms. Those who arrived a bit late received drunken running hugs. Ask KP. She got one of those the moment she pulled into my driveway. But after getting accosted, they each recieved an Always Bloggy Welcome Bag! How exciting, eh? A bag of SWAG, aka Stuff We All Get.
If you read Bethany's blog, you'll recogize those gorgeous little nametags she's known for. Basically as soon as we decided we should have cute name tags, I told Bethany she had to make the little award ribbon accordians. I'm pretty sure they were the highlight of the weekend. Seriously, aren't they just darling? And I don't throw out the word darling too often.
Ok, so onto the SWAG. It was mostly just snacks. But who doesn't love snacks? No one! And Philly is known for our snack foods, so I don't have too much else to work with.
What's a Woozie you ask? Oh only the most stylish insulated wine glass sleeve around! They're designed to keep drink temps constant during summer or winter...and let me tell you, they work. Woozie was nice enough to provide fun little monogrammed Woozies for each girl attending Always Bloggy. So not only do they keep your drink the ideal temp, they keep everybody's booze straight! Win win! And the cute packaging is always a plus for this girl. I'm pretty sure that black and white polka dot ribbon came right off of my wedding invitation. Obviously, me and the Wooz were meant to be.
Ok, let me tell you about these pretzels. Yeah they're delicious, no surprise there. But what's awesome about them is the company that provided them. Let's be honest, when we went looking for some SWAG, we hit up the Pennsylvania General Store. When they said they'd be happy to donate some chocolate covered pretzels to the welcome bags, we were stoked. When I picked them up and saw them, I was amazed. They totally hooked us up. Big bags full of pretzels for each girl. So seriously, if you need anything delicious, check em out, they totally ship all over. And if you've got a hankering for a chocolate soft pretzel, they've got you covered. Thanks PA General!
So once the fire was going and the wine was flowing, this girl pretty much forgot about her camera. For a blogger meetup, there sure was a lack of cameras around all week. So this about sums up our first night. It was a lot more fun than these pictures would lead you to believe.
Bethany noticed the heart shape in this log. Of course she would.
Lauren & Bethany woozin it up...
Like I said, I've got lots more to yap about. But I've also got a baby getting his molars in. And I'm not sure if it's that or he's just coming into his Irish temper because this kid is throwing some fits! I'm talking shaking his clenched fists, crying red face. If it weren't so funny, I'd feel bad. Anyway, it's tiring. So meh about that.
ANd a quick update on my brother. He has been discharged and his home recovering. Things are looking good for him! I really do appreciate all your prayers and the emails and tweets. And to those of you who chatted me up for the first time because of him, thank you. Did I mention you guys rule? Cause you totes do.