a little SNAP and a big thank you

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I might’ve mentioned once or twice that I love the creative community… and I do. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought- I wish I could just have a craft night with Heidi, and Jess, and Kate, and Lori, and Rach, and Ashley, and Hildie, and Amy, and Jennifer, Jamie and Jodie, and Gwen, and Jamielynn, and Linda, and Camille and Elyse, and Liz and Elizabeth, and Alison, and Summer, and Kiki, and the Crafting Chicks, and Tam, and Kristyn. And then maybe a little photo shoot with Kristen. And some party planning with Sara and Michelle and Brittany and Kendra.

And then I went to SNAP and met these amazing ladies (and that’s not even my whole list). In real life. Pinch me! I have to tell you, these girls are even more gorgeous and gracious and classy and creative than you’d ever imagine. And I loved every minute of hanging out with them (also, did you see on twitter or facebook that I WON an iPad? Yep! Lucky me!).If I could sum up my big SNAP ‘takeaway,’ though, it’d be how thankful I am for all of YOU. It’s funny- as I talked to amazingly successful women running fabulous handmade businesses, I realized that I am definitely not ready to have a shop or a product. And as I heard about the work that goes into writing a book, I was more certain than ever before that I am not up for that in this season of life (not that I was considering it before- haha!).

Seriously, the thing that I realized over and over again was that I love this space of ours… I love interacting with you… and I am pretty sure, nope, absolutely certain, that we have the best readers on the planet.

So thanks for stopping by, for reading, for your comments and emails, for making this such a great little place. I am so grateful I had a chance to attend SNAP. And I am so thankful for y’all!

ps- Do you recognize any of the lovely ladies in my picture? Aren’t they too cute for words?

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  1. Wow, that sounds like an amazing conference! And congrats on winning the iPad, but it definitely sounds like hanging out with those awesome ladies was way better! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sooooooooooo glad I got to meet you! Only wish we could have hung out more! You are just as wonderful in real life! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Summer, SO glad I finally found you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe next time we’ll get more QT??? And you’re wonderful right back (plus, love that sweet baby)! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Isn’t it great? Kate, you were one of my favorite parts of the whole conference- so glad we got to hang out! And I think you’re pretty darn fun too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Looks awesome! Like crafty girls camp on steroids! You mingled with some of my favs. And I love your nude chiffon top. So cute.

    ps I’m getting nervous/excited for tomorrow already. Yikes!

  4. You have no idea what a treat it was to meet you in real life, and actually get to hang out and know you, it was one of the best parts of the whole conference!!! I think you are so fun, so amazing, so nice, oh I could go on and on. I had a lot of fun with you! I’m so glad to be friends IRL now, lol! xo, rach

    1. Rach, LOVED hanging out with you. Loved it. Still crossing my fingers that your hubby lands in Denver after his residency. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. LOVED having the chance to hang out with you and meet your little cutie! And your new design is great- love!

  5. It was TOO fun meeting you, Kirstin!! I was just telling Heidi how I wished we could have spent more time together. You guys are so fun and seriously too adorable for words. Can’t wait to hang out again next year!! XO

  6. Love, love, love the peach-y top you are wearing. Did you make it? If so will you PLEASE to a how-to??? Thanks for all of your super ideas!!

    1. Jamie, you are too cute.
      The top isn’t made-by-me, it’s made-by Forever 21. ๐Ÿ™‚ Otherwise, the tutorial would be all yours!

  7. I’m so glad you enjoyed the conference, Kirstin! Wasn’t it fantastic? I’m so happy I got to meet you, but I’m kicking myself for not getting a picture with you, and I really wish we had gotten an opportunity to chat. Maybe next year ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I know- I HATE that (both that we didn’t get a chance to chat AND that we didn’t get a picture together). Next year for sure. And emails until then! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I am saving up my pennies so I can go next year. I hope we can meet. I absolutely adore you guys. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured your “Knotted bedding” over at my “This Weeks Pinterest Loves” post today. I would love for you to come and check it out and grab a featured button from my blog.

    Have a beautiful Weekend
    Whitney Ulrich
    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW

  9. Kirsten it was such a joy meeting you!!!! I absolutely LOVED talking with you. We are friends forever now…I mean we have to for the love of our boots, right? LOVE YOU!!! XOXO, Tam

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