Portland Blogger’s Brunch February Meetup

2.05.2012

Portland Bloggers Brunch February Meetup I’m a member of the Portland Blogger’s Brunch group: a meetup of about 50+ local bloggers who meet once every two months to network, talk about all things blogging, and make some local blogger friends.  I went to my first meetup in December, and it was so much fun!Portland Bloggers Brunch February Meetup

Yesterday we had our February meetup, hosted by Nicole of  Nicole-Marie Who? (above) at her lovely apartment meeting room setting.  Portland Bloggers Brunch February MeetupWe enjoyed a delicious brunch of mini croissants, quiche, chocolate truffles, ambrosia fruit salad, coconut macaroons, and champagne and orange juice. 

Portland Bloggers Brunch February MeetupJenni

Sam from Samantha Rosen helped with the beautiful decorations, and Jenni from A Well-Crafted Party (and her new venture, LeavetheLaundryforLater.com [love it!!]) coordinated the meetup and provided the crafts for all of us.
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Samantha Rosen

Portland Bloggers Brunch February MeetupPortland Bloggers Brunch February MeetupPortland Bloggers Brunch February MeetupFirst we went around the room and introduced ourselves.  We were all floored by the blogger behind @PreschoolGems (pictured above, in the orange), who has 111,000 followers on Twitter!!  (That’s one-hundred-eleven thousand!)Portland Bloggers Brunch February Meetup

I think leopard ballet flats are a trend this year!!

I then had the privilege of giving a 20-minute talk about how to increase your following and gain readers, which is a topic I was asked a lot about at the last meeting.  All of us are at so many different stages in our blogging journeys, but it’s a topic that I think is relevant no matter how big your blog is.Portland Bloggers Brunch February Meetup

Blab, blab, blab.Portland Bloggers Brunch February Meetup

(Thanks to Olga from Vintage Pretty for the photo of me!!)

Hopefully I shared some useful tips and ideas with everyone!Portland Bloggers Brunch February Meetup

We then had a craft where we made rolled fabric roses for leather bracelets and hairpins. Portland Bloggers Brunch February MeetupPortland Bloggers Brunch February Meetup I made two in my favorite color for a sweet little bobby pin (just roll and hot glue!!)  Imagine making some of these for a little girl in your life, in satin, tulle, and chiffon – or addings rhinestones and pearls!  What a pretty Valentine’s Day present would that be?!Portland Bloggers Brunch February MeetupPortland Bloggers Brunch February Meetup

Suzannah from Adventures in Dressmaking

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Pretty bloggers in their red and pink!

I had a great time and can’t wait to see everyone again at the next meeting in April!Portland Bloggers Brunch February Meetup

Thanks to Jenni and Nicole for having me!!:-D

xoxox
Carly

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9 Comments on Portland Blogger’s Brunch February Meetup

  1. Adriana
    2.05.2012 at 11:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Ooh! Looks like you ladies had fun! Wish I was a bit closer.. (I’m I’m Seattle)

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  2. Catherine
    2.07.2012 at 6:49 pm (3 years ago)

    I like all your outfit you are great in fashion the color combination love it the shoes here are really nice ..Looking forward to buy this kind of shoes..thanks for sharing some photo..
    Catherine recently posted..how to build magnetic motor

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  3. Sam
    2.07.2012 at 10:05 pm (3 years ago)

    great photos! it was great listening to your talk. I learned a lot and might take you up on that offer for some blog advice sometime!
    Sam recently posted..Blowout:: A Blow Dry Bar

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  4. Olga
    2.08.2012 at 3:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Carly!
    Its always a fun pleasure to come on your site! I love all the newest DIYs! It was very nice to shave seen you again and thanks for your speech!
    These pictures are adorable!

    Olga
    Olga recently posted..February Colors

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