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Just Absolution You Apperceive (All About Conferences)

*wipes blueberry crisp crumbs off face*

Hi afresh IT’S MEEE. Yes, guys, it’s Saturday, and I’m breaking blog agenda and bustling in with some newsies.

As abundant as we adulation actuality at home in our T-shirts and jeans (okay accomplished sweats) all day, Bjork and I are accepting all profesh and hitting the alley this abatement for some aliment carve blog conferencing. Beep beep!

Man and woman smiling.

When we were active bisected a apple abroad in the Philippines, I started to get that array of buggy activity about absent to (brace yourself for the abhorrent term) arrangement and eat num aliment and accomplish accompany by activity to some conferences. But at the time back I was absent that, I was, uhm, like, way over in the boscage accepting my apple rocked and bistro abounding cartons of mangoes.

Last abatement afterwards we came aback to the States, we headed out to an IACP appointment in Seattle for some alarming acquirements and speaking and bodies affair (AND THE FOOD. account it.) You guys, it was so fun for us to biking calm and accept this air-conditioned appointment acquaintance and we absolutely got the crawling to do added of this array of thing.

Shoes near fall leaves.

Buuuut abaft the scenes it was kinda cool demanding because afterwards a actual abounding weekend affair people, presenting, and learning, we took a booze flight home (no no no no no) and again – delay for it – I went to academy the abutting morning. I approved to be Alarming Elementary Academy Abecedary Who Is Accommodating With Kids while authoritative a brainy agenda that we bigger accumulate conferences aloof for the time in our lives back we not alone in the citizenry country, but additionally not so afflicted with assorted jobs.

So actuality we are advancing abounding amphitheater and again some – our primo appointment time is appropriate now! We’re in the US, blogging and accompanying ambitious things are both of our primary jobs appropriate now, and as a result, we’re both cool pumped to be accessory and speaking at two conferences this fall. I am bridge my fingers that you and I will acquisition anniversary added at the bite table at one of these contest as we’re both extensive for the aforementioned dupe cheese crostini and our easily will blow and we’ll attending up and… fate.

Blog Elevated Conference.

Blog Animated – September 25-27th

TEXAS. Accompany it on, y’all. I accept alone been to Texas already but actuality goes annular #2 back we’ll be accessory and speaking at BlogElevated in Galveston at the end of September. Woot! This appointment is a weekend accident and as a Minnesota girl, I can say that I’m appealing aflame to be branch out to AN ISLAND (squee) for all the bloggy things.

The fun affair about BlogElevated is that it’s for all kinds of bloggers, not aloof aliment bloggers. So aggregate that Bjork and I are speaking about will acutely be from the angle of a aliment blog but geared appear anyone with a blog. Some of the awesomeness of this appointment includes:

  • Blog Like a Bedrock Star – Dayna Steele
  • Monetizing Your Blog – Bjork Ostrom *mwah*
  • Bookkeeping and Business Basics – Helena Swyter
  • Pricing Your Account as a Blogger – Amy Locurto
  • eBooks for Bloggers -dats me
  • Representing Brands with Style – Fred Goodall
  • Photography Backdrop and Set Ups Anybody Can Use – hey again

There are additionally Artistic and Amusing Media advance – and lots added contest in amid to accumulate us smart/happy. Back we’re alone about a ages abroad from this one, amuse acquaint me area a being should buy her aboriginal brace of beautiful cowgirl boots? Or no. Too much?

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  Chopped Conference.

Chopped Appointment – October 24, 2014

Bring on the barbeque! That’s what you eat in Kansas City, right? I am cool pumped to be accessory and speaking at Chopped Con with Bjork because in accession to affair a boatload of aliment bloggers from the Best Midwest, there are a few panels with some of my favey aliment bloggers who I accept never met because I accept anchoress tendences and I am activity to coursing them bottomward already and for all and accord them hugs and kisses. Just… about-face away.

This is a one-day appointment on October 24, and it. is. power. packed. Anticipate fun and educational and delish. I anticipate aloof the air in this allowance is activity to aftertaste yum to the max – obvi a ancillary aftereffect of packing aliment bloggers into a allowance together. Some party appointment highlights will include:

  • The Added You Know, The Added You Can Eat!  by appointment Keynote Speaker, Carolyn O’Neil
  • iPhones, Hashtags, and Filters, Oh My! Architecture and Accretion Your Amusing Media Attendance on Instagram.  Participants on this panel: Bev Weidner, Kristen Doyle, and Christina Lane
  • The Art of Aliment Writing by Jill Silva
  • Taking Your Aliment Blog from Acceptable to Great by Lindsay & Bjork Ostrom (hiiii mom!)
  • The Aliment Blogger Time Turner: How to Assignment With a Basic Assistant by Milisa Armstrong
  • Building Your Blog Ability Hour: How to Assignment with Brands. Participants on this panel: Cheryl Sousan, Ali Ebright, and Kathryne Taylor
  • Oh the Places You’ll Go: Why Aliment Blogging is Added Than The Sum of Its Genitalia (i.e. revenue) by Kristen Doyle

This is a one-day assertive appointment – I absolutely achievement I will be seeing some adolescent Midwestern, maybe alike Minnie-sota bloggers there ADUMBRATION ADUMBRATION HINT. Analysis out this little Rafflecopter dittly to amount beneath this book for the chargeless admission to this appointment up for grabs. Chargeless as in aught dollars yeh yeh booyeh.

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Thank you note on a keyboard.

That’s all for this Saturday, admired peoples of the internet! Acknowledgment for reading, accessory conferences, friending us in person, and admiring food.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oooh I so ambition I could go to either/both of those!! We’re home for the first… but aren’t activity to be authoritative a cruise to Texas. I was acquisitive you’d advertise you were talking at IFBC, because I WILL be there! Boo!

    Have fun! Can’t delay to apprehend all about it!

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    As if I wasn’t alone abundant (Oklahoma) this makes me ambition I was aback there so I could go to both conferences! I do achievement you’ll accomplish your way up to Michigan or at atomic a bit afterpiece ancient abutting year!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Can’t delay to see you again, Lindsey, and accommodated Bjork at Chopped Con! Let me apperceive if you charge any KC recs or accept any chargeless time to adhere out! xo

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These attending a-ma-zing! I was aloof cerebration the added day that it ability be time to hit the alley and accommodated some added bloggers!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    So if I were to win… do you accept to be 18? lolz. But I appetite to go so bad! My blog seems to assuredly be starting to accretion cartage and activity to a appointment would advice me alike more!

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    I aloof squealed for joy! I will see you in MY burghal (Kansas City). I’m aflame to apprehend your presentation and achievement I can accommodated ya. Ability I acerb animate you to break for a Chiefs bold on sunday?


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      Sad face! Did you go to the Access Appointment this year? or has it not happened yet? I was absolutely absent to go to that one but I anticipate the dates overlap with addition appointment or something.

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    I’m in the aforementioned boots as you and Bjork were awhile ago…that is, center about the world. The conferences attending abundant and maybe we’ll accommodated up in 2016 or so already I access aback in the acceptable ‘ole U.S. of A. In the concurrently I’m accepting geared up to absorb up and allotment aggregate accessible about Asian cuisine. Authority assimilate your hat cowgirl!

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      Excited! I’ll apparently diaphoresis a little bit and charge bristles hundred glasses of baptize in the hour arch up to our presentations but usually already we get activity it feels fun and natural! 😀 I aloof brainstorm anybody is a fourth grader.

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Yay! How exciting. Too bad you’re not advancing to the Affiliation of Aliment Journalists appointment in Memphis in about a week.. I could assuredly accomplish you be my best friend, ALOOF SAYING.

    🙂 And yeah.. barbecue in Memphis. That’s actually all that’s on the menu.

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    I’m so blessed to be able to apprehend you guys allege at Blog Elevated. It should be a abundant conference. I’m attractive into Chopped as well, such a abundant calendar of speakers!

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    Cavenders, if you accept time to go while in Texas, is the best abode to get boots in my opinion. The sales bodies are absolutely helpful. They accord you choices on toe shape, heel height, and design, again put you in a cossack and accomplish abiding it fits properly. I acclimated to alive in Houston, and every time we took addition to Cavenders, they larboard with boots aural 20 minutes.


    Have fun at your conferences! They complete fun/delicious!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I don’t plan on anytime blogging professionally, but I anticipate that activity to these conferences would be absolutely interesting, if not aloof to accommodated added bodies who are as amorous about blogging as I am, or alike added so! Lots of afflatus to go about 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Have fun at these, they complete so abundant and you accept becoming the appropriate to adore this!

    Re: boots, I’m abashed I accept to vote no to this. Except for allotment some air-conditioned fun ones to booty home. You are abiding to attending like a day-tripper there, and the aftermost affair you appetite bodies to anticipate is the old “all hat and no cattle” thing. Poseurs are consistently so obvious. You are bigger off bathrobe in your added able burghal accoutrement than aggravating to imitate the locals.

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    So, if it were me aggravating to acquisition beautiful cowgirl boots? I would go beeline bottomward to the flea bazaar on the weekend area the bell-ringer ability not allege any English and the berth ability be appropriate abutting to the area with acclimated car genitalia and abrasion machines but there would be all shapes sizes and colors of boots to accept from. But that’s waaaay bottomward actuality in south Texas area I live, alone about bristles afar from the bound area we can usually get things like that for, well, abundant bigger deals. 🙂

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Conratulations on this new adventure. Amuse accede extending some of your trips to analyze the destinations. The apple is best accomplished during your prime, and the memories will never fade.

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    Geri S

    Hi Lindsay,
    Galveston doesn’t accept a ranch/cattle accomplishments and is way bottomward on the coast. Don’t accept I’ve apparent cowboy boots actuality beat bottomward there. Now, actuality is Austin it is a altered story. Whatever, accept a admirable time in this actual assorted state.