In my last post, I talked about dealing with blog insecurity. I told you how I felt insecure about my blog while down in Nashville and the Blissdom conference.
I wanted to make something very clear.
My struggle with my insecurities was NOT a result of how other home bloggers made me feel.
It was quite the opposite.
The precious home bloggers that I hung out with or even met for the first time while at Blissdom were encouraging, uplifting, loving, inspiring, and purely amazing!
They made me feel special.
I am my worst critic and it was ME who was beating myself up at night. Just wanted to make that clear.
I was so fortunate to be able to hang out with some of my favorite bloggers one afternoon in Nashville.
There is no way to explain how incredible it feels to hang out with other bloggers who “get” me.
We talked about decor, thrifting, family, and much more. And we laughed.
These girls are funny!
Before we went thrifting, we decided to stop at the Cracker Barrel for lunch.
We took a few pictures before we left. Here are the fabulous Kate and Beth.
Layla video taped some of the fun and looks gaw-geous in this picture. Ashley is such a doll (left), and very young. :) I felt a little old in this crowd at times.
Shauna was our driver and Chris was giving her support from the front seat as we tried to keep up with Rhoda in front of us. Let’s just say there may have been one or two (or ten) uturns during our trip to the antique stores.
Our first stop was the Goodlettsville Antique Mall.
Kate was very taken by this set of china and was demonstrating how to sip tea with style.
Shauna took a quick break to take a call.
If you don’t know already, I am a HUGE coca-cola fan. This drink cooler needs to be in my home.
Sarah shares the same passion for this bottle of goodness, except her beverage of choice is Pepsi.
But I still love her.
She and I share the same dream of one day owning a fountain drink machine in our own homes. How wonderful would that be?
(I will say that I am proud of Sarah for drastically reducing her cola intake. I’m just not there yet.) :)
Look at these beauties…Chris, Rhoda, and Sarah. I cannot tell you how much love we all have for Rhoda. She is the most genuine person. Her spirit is sweet and her heart is gold.
Chris is so kind and funny. She was such a joy to meet in real life.
And Sarah…well, we had to be sisters in another life. We are so much alike that it freaks my freak. I love her.
Layla, Kate, Myra, Ashley, and Shauna found some treasures they couldn’t do without.
And the sweet man that worked there volunteered to take a picture of us all. Such a great memory!
We visited another antique mall that had a lot of great treasures. I loved the “old books” sign in this picture.
We also visited a thrift store where Myra got some steals! I can’t wait to see what she does with her treasures.
Myra loaded them up in Rhoda’s car for the trip back to the hotel.
(Check out Beth and Chris in the background of this picture! They crack me up!)
I am so glad I got to spend some extra time with these ladies just hanging out doing what we love to do!
It was just too much fun. :)
I hope we get to do it again real soon. (hint.hint.)
As a side note, I am guest posting over at Giggles, Glitz, and Glam today.
I would love for you to come over and visit me!
Have a blessed day,