Wednesday, August 7, 2013

My Weekend in Austin for the Texas Style Council 2013 Conference (In "Grams" and SLRs)

Texas Style Council in Austin 2013

I must say that it's hard to put this past weekend into words. Luckily I took lots of photos, and they tell the story better than I could hope to with words alone. 

I had a wonderful time at the Texas Style Council 2013 conference. I was nervous going into it because I'm not very comfortable with mingling and meeting new people. I pushed myself to do it (because I knew it would be good for me), and I'm extremely glad I did. 

I ended up connecting with lots of bloggers who inspire me, as well as making friends with bloggers and brands I hadn't heard of before. I even met a few people who are newer to the game than I am, and I was able to share some of my experience and advice with them. 

Although the events were tons of fun, the craft cocktails were ever flowing, the classes were informative, and there was a shocking amount of swag, it was really the people that made this weekend such an incredible experience.

P.S. If you're wondering why my prom date looks like a younger, tanner, curlier version of me, it's because she's my cousin. Getting to stay with my family in Austin was just the cherry on top of the Peanut Buster Parfait that was this weekend, and I'm glad I could take Zoe to a crazy, swag-filled, photo-booth-ridden blogger prom before she goes to her own senior prom next year. 

Packing for #TxSC13 and getting excited!
Austin bound! #txsc13 #travel #30dayselfportraitchallenge #abeautifulmess #fromwhereistand
Day two! #txsc13
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - Friday Night Happy Hour
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - Friday Night Happy Hour
From now on, we will go by these name. #txsc13
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - Friday Night Happy Hour
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - Leaf Salad Menu
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - Local Kombucha
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - Making jewelry
IMG_48TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - Making jewelry
It was a great "prom". Night, y'all! #txsc13
Trying on @bonlook glasses with @zoe_m4 #bonlooktxsc #txsc13
Making bracelets #txsc13
New scarves - # shopluxe7 #txsc13
#latergram - more of this nonsense - #txsc13 #abeautifulmess
Emergency kit @ruche #txsc13
Ruche photo booth - #txsc13
Tatted up! #latergram from earlier tonight - #txsc13
We're having a late-night moment. #yum #yummy
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - sugar and Splenda for coffee
Keynote time! Thank you, @emmaredvelvet & @elsiecake - #txsc13
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - Katie from Skunkboy Creatures
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - Katie from Skunkboy Creatures and Emma and Elsie from A Beautiful Mess
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - The Paper Momma's wooden ring "business cards"
Thank you @bychloesue for capturing this moment, and thank you @emmaredvelvet for your insight and all-around awesomeness. #txsc13 #latergram
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - Katie from Skunkboy Creatures and embroidered initial
TxSC Texas Style Council 2013 in Austin Texas - Mattie from Mattiologie
#Yummy watermelon jalapeño margs - #txsc13
Airplane reading c/o #shopruche - I'm loving it; thank you! #txsc13

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10 comments:

  1. LOVE this. I laughed out loud at the Bonneville tabs. Also, I wish I had done the embroidery workshop -- yours is so lovely.
    xx Abby www.ageektragedy.net

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    1. Thanks. It was so hard that day to decide if I wanted to shop or stay and taking classes.

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  2. Yay! Loved it!! Great photos and it was great meeting you:) Even though you were an out of towner you made ME feel welcome. Keep up the awesomeness...I'll be stopping by to see what you're up to!

    -Andrea

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  3. So bummed I didn't run into you at TxSC, but it was a pretty crazy crowd :)! I had an absolute blast and I'm glad you did too. Hope to meet you eventually!!

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    1. It was such a blast. Maybe I'll get a chance to meet you in the future!

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  4. Ahhh! I saw a shot of the back of my head! :) I'm the one with the crazy hat and floral dress in the jewelry making class.

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