This year's The Blog Connect conference was definitely an inspiration day!  Not only were there such talented speakers, we had delicious food, the cutest photo opps (thanks AC Moore for the flower wall!) amazing swag bags and of course great company!

The Blog Connect Team (left to right) Ainsley, me, Chrystina, Melissa, and Sarah

I had such a great time working with team to bring this conference to life.  Be sure to check out the Day 1 recap as well to see more of my favorite parts of the weekend.

First off, we couldn't have a better venue than Saxby's.  Their headquarters is such a cool, modern space and who can resist ALL the coffee and tea you can drink??!!  The iced chai tea latte is amazing by the way!

Chrystina did a great recap of the speakers, so check out this post which lists highlights from every session!  All of the speakers left some wisdom that I will take moving forward, but what stood out was staying true to yourself, posting things that you are proud of, and numbers aren't the only thing that matters when it comes to collaborations.

Another of my favorite things was the mood board crafting session.  I'm always up for arts and crafts and Sarah Moore did a great job leading the session.

Of course food is an important part of any event!  And we had plenty of it.  Snap Kitchen provided such a yummy lunch.  I tried the chicken salad with a gluten free wrap (first time I've tried gluten free) and I was impressed with how delicious it was.  We also had snacks from PopChips, RX Bar and Made in Nature.  And now I'm obsessed with Hint Water - try it, you won't regret it.

Finally, let's talk swag.  We had the cutest notebooks thanks to Lulu.  And amazing swag sponsors this year, including AC Moore who provided us with their own tote filled with goodies!

It was such a great weekend.  If you're in the Philly area, definitely check out PHLbloggers for some great networking and educational events!

Thanks Tim Becker Photography for the photos from the conference!