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Friday, May 31, 2013

See's Candies Recap: #MNBloggersEatChocolate

Last night, the Minnesota Bloggers got together for a fun event at the new See's Candies store at Southdale Mall. It's safe to assume that we all had a great time being swooned with endless chocolate by See's adorably friendly staff, learning about some See's history (the chocolate factory episode of I Love Lucy was actually filmed in a See's factory!), and trying our hands at packing chocolate samplers too!

It was SO kind of See's Candies to invite the Minnesota Bloggers to the event. Their chocolate (which is packaged fresh and preservative free!) was amazingly delicious. We felt special, welcomed, and all left with happy bellies.
Back Row: Carolyn   Zhenya   Becky   Katie   Lauren   Jenn   Leah   Jenn
Middle Row: Kelly   Sarah   Melissa   Dawn's Adorable Daughters   Brittany   Andrea
Bottom Row: Meg   Jenn   Melissa   Dawn
Not shown: Lindsey

It was wonderful to see all of the ladies who attended the event! Carolyn and I hope that you all had a ton of fun and that you don't have a chocolate-induced stomach ache ;-)

<3 Kelly

Monday, May 13, 2013

Minnesota Blogger: Meghan from Whatever Is Lovely

Hello. My name is Meghan!

There are so many beautiful and lovely things happening in the world. My goal is to capture some of those moments!

I love nature and consider myself to be a little bit of a hippie. I enjoy reading everything from classics to cookbooks. I have a bipolar cat who I love dearly. My favorite word is 'eloquent.' I enjoy traveling and exploring. I drink way to much coffee. I am a ballerina in my spare time but can often be found dancing in the kitchen. I love to cook and want my own bakery. My middle name is joy. Handmade and homemade are the best.

Three more tidbits...

1. I am a hopeless wanderer. [waving on the right!]

2. One of my favorite parts of exploring is discovering bakeries!
This cupcake is from Miette in San Francisco.

3. This is my favorite quote, I hope to scatter joy in my life!

I want to document what inspires me and share some of my crazy adventures!
Stay lovely and bright,
Scatter some joy,
keep smiling,
would love to chat,

Sunday, May 12, 2013

#MNBloggerYoga Recaps

Hi all! Kelly here. This past Saturday marked our first #MNBloggerYoga event and it was a GREAT time spent with some fabulous ladies!

Katie from Strawberry Halls Forever is a big-time yoga guru and organized the event for anyone who wanted to get together for a fun time getting our namaste on as well as a bit of socializing too! THANK YOU, Katie for your amazing instruction. It was a fantastic little event!

Check out our beautiful Tree poses ;-)
{Okay ladies, how cute was our little photographer?? You know that a teenager is taking your photo when she tilts the camera in an artsy way LOL ;-)}

And thank you to the girls who were able to find time in their busy schedules to meet up as well! It was fun to meet some new faces and to spend time with good friends.

I know that there were many bloggers who were interested but not able to come due to Mother's Day, Graduation plans, or prior commitments... Personally, I hope that we can have many more #MNBloggerYoga get togethers-- maybe quarterly? It was such a fun time! :-)

If you plan on writing about the event or mentioning it in a weekend recap post, feel free to link up this week!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Minnesota Blogger's Private Event at See's Candies

Hi ladies! Kelly and Carolyn here to tell you about a fun upcoming event!

See's Candies has invited the Minnesota Bloggers to our own private event at their newest shop. What could be better than great company, chocolate samples, free gift bags, door prizes, games, and more chocolate? ;-)

Additionally, Carolyn and I think that this event would be the perfect get together for new bloggers to attend-- no painting or cooking skills unnecessary, tacky sweater requirement, or favorite things gift to bring! ;-) The only stipulation is to show up prepared to meet other fabulous bloggers and to sample some chocolate. Easy, fun, and delicious!!

Minnesota Bloggers See's Candies Event Details:

Who: Any Minnesota Blogger PLUS ONE GUEST! (5+ older please)

Where: See's Candies in Southdale Center (Center Court near The Gap)

When: Thursday, May 30th at 7pm

Please RSVP before May 24th
(If you'd like to attend, please leave a comment with your email address so that we may send out the formal invitation from See's Candies)

Bring a hungry stomach, a guest of your choosing, your digital camera (naturally ;-)) and be ready to have fun! We would love love love to see many of you there, especially a few new faces! It goes without saying that we have ALL been "new" before so no need to be (too) scared or nervous to attend your first get together; we'd all love to meet you!

Any questions, feel free to email us at minnesotabloggers@gmail.com

Thanks, ladies!