Creative Estates, Miss You Already…

I’m back home from a week of traveling and I couldn’t be more sad this time.  The past 3 days were some of the most inspiring, encouraging, eye opening experiences I’ve had in awhile.  I spent 3 days with bloggers and shop owners who can totally relate with me.  I’ve met many of the bloggers I talk to daily in person, many of them who are just the same in person as they are online, but it was great to get to put a personality and a voice to each and every one of them.

Well this isn’t going to be a full recap of the conference, but I wanted to give y’all a preview of some pictures from the weekend.  I’m still on my high and have some orders to get out since I was gone all last week, so hope this will do for now!  🙂

The cupcakes, oh the yummy cupcakes, and not to mention the fabulous decorations.  We ate well this weekend.

The handmade market featuring many shops that took my money.   And a love for silly Oh, Sweet Joy! and Much Love, Illy that grew way deeper.

Lots of fabulous colorful outfits and accessories from bloggers/shop owners around the country.  This one is Aisle To Aloha.

Getting to meet bloggers who I’ve followed for awhile and the opportunity to find new bloggers as well.

Getting to do an impromptu maternity shoot of my fave hot momma and preggo lady, Josiah’s Nest.

LOVED spending time with these girls and showing off our handmade headband collection.

Pssst… you have until Tuesday at noon to enter the Oh Sweetlee Me giveaway!



  1. April 10, 2011 / 7:57 pm

    oh looks like such sweet moments!!! How I would have LOVED to have been there 🙂 Especially to touch Moriah’s belly!

  2. April 10, 2011 / 7:57 pm

    looks like you guys had so much fun!!

  3. April 10, 2011 / 8:00 pm

    I am soo soo sad that I didn’t go to Creative Estates! I was on the fence about whether it would be worth it or not when it was time to buy tickets but now have some major regrets! It looked like it was so much fun and very educational too!

    Glad to hear you enjoyed it!!

  4. April 10, 2011 / 8:00 pm

    It looks like you had a fantastic time! I hope I get to met some blogger friends in for real life sometime!

  5. April 10, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    Teary eyed from this post! I miss all of you amazing girls already!!

  6. April 10, 2011 / 8:29 pm

    I LOVE conferences! It’s so fun to meet new peeps that do what you do. Fun photos. Glad I found you blog!

  7. Chrissy
    April 10, 2011 / 8:40 pm

    Ah, looks like you all had a wonderful time! Been seeing your sweet tweets and thought how fun it must be!
    Have a wonderful week!

  8. April 10, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    Aww, looks like you had SO much fun! Love you ladies!

  9. April 10, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    Looks like you guys had fun! Love all the headbands. 🙂

  10. Sara @ Mom Endeavors
    April 10, 2011 / 9:13 pm

    Great pictures! You all were so cute all weekend! 🙂 Wish I would have talked to & met you all!

  11. April 10, 2011 / 9:16 pm

    You looked like you guys had so much fun! Love the headbands you were all wearing in the last photo!

  12. April 10, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    this looks like so much fun! youre such a cutie

  13. April 10, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    I am so glad you all had such a good time!

  14. April 10, 2011 / 9:50 pm

    omgosh look so much fun!!! how awesome is it to meet people you follow jealous! 😀

  15. April 10, 2011 / 10:58 pm

    that looks like so much fun.. I think I’ll learn to sew something JUST so I can be a part of something like this 😉

    In all seriousness – so glad you had fun. These pictures bring a smile to my face!

  16. April 10, 2011 / 11:18 pm

    How fun! I am loving this sneak peak. Can’t wait to see more!

  17. Ilene
    April 10, 2011 / 11:23 pm

    Waaaaahhhh! Miss you all already!! This post made my heart ache and swoon at the same time.

    Love you, Sandyalamode!!!!!!! 😉

  18. April 11, 2011 / 12:19 am

    looks and sounds like such a wonderful time 🙂

  19. April 11, 2011 / 12:58 am

    LOOK at those cupcakes!! Looks like you had a great time xx

  20. April 11, 2011 / 1:35 am

    I CANNOT wait to see more photos!! I’ve been looking forward to seeing how the weekend went for my favorite blogging ladies. 🙂

  21. April 11, 2011 / 1:41 am

    Looks like you had an awesome time – functions and conferences like that are always so inspiring!


  22. April 11, 2011 / 2:42 am

    Ah, I wanna go back!!! Let’s work on that time machine…

    Love you Sandy! So thankful for the friendship of some the most creative, inspiring and beautiful girls I know!!

    PS. I look like a goober in that last picture. HA.

  23. April 11, 2011 / 7:12 am

    Love the pictures!! Aww, wish I was there, maybe next year my business will be bigger 😉

  24. April 11, 2011 / 7:44 am

    Oh, it looks like SO much fun! I couldn’t go this year, but I would love to go next year…I’d love to meet all of you sweet & silly girls! 😉

  25. April 11, 2011 / 7:54 am

    Sandy, I’m so thrilled you had such a great time at Creative Estates. Now, I really want to hear more! What were the best things you learned there? How did the conference change you?

  26. April 11, 2011 / 8:00 am

    So jealous, but SO happy that you had a great time! I bet it was extremely nice to see folks that you talk to daily. I love love love that picture of Ilene and Kim! Too cute. I also love the last picture of all of you guys wearing headbands. I hope you share more of your sweet trip. 🙂

  27. April 11, 2011 / 9:08 am

    awwww!! It looked like SO much fun!!! Hopefully I will be able to join you all next year!!! I love you Sandy!! xoxo

  28. April 11, 2011 / 9:16 am

    That is so wonderful! Looks like lotttts of fun 🙂

  29. April 11, 2011 / 10:04 am

    I’m jealous all over again!! Looks like you all had SUCH a fabulous time 🙂

  30. April 11, 2011 / 10:08 am

    so wishing i had gone. looks like you all had so much fun! thanks for sharing all the pics!

  31. April 11, 2011 / 10:09 am

    how fun!!! everyone looks like they had a blast! what a bunch of cuties.

  32. April 11, 2011 / 10:48 am

    Looks like soooo much fun….love the pics as always..cant wait to hear more:0

  33. April 11, 2011 / 10:56 am

    Jealous!!! Looked soooooo fun!!!! Love you all <3

    ps- whose cupcakes were those?! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the trays..

  34. April 11, 2011 / 12:52 pm

    I saw you on Josiah’s Nest! How cool! I would be sad too if I had to leave all those fellow bloggers! 🙁

  35. April 11, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    This looks like so much fun!!!

  36. April 11, 2011 / 1:22 pm

    ahhh looks like so much fun!! i would have loved to have spent time with you and those toher awesome girls! glad you got the opportunity 🙂

  37. April 11, 2011 / 1:23 pm

    It was so much fun! I was glad to be able to meet you too! So glad I found your cute blog and headbands!!

  38. April 11, 2011 / 2:51 pm

    Didn’t get much of a chance to talk to you, but I just adore you and your beautiful blog!!!

    I am glad you had such a wonderful time connecting with everyone at the conference – isn’t that what it’s really all about???

    I hope you’ll be joining us again next year April 19-21 in Salt Lake City, in the meantime, keep in touch!


  39. April 11, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    looks like so much fun!!!!

  40. April 11, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    how fun! so glad that you had a fantastic time and you were able to meet a ton of other crafty ladies! xoxo jcd :: ps im hosting a interior design link up! post about your dream room or decor wishlist and link up at cornflake dreams all week!

  41. April 11, 2011 / 4:32 pm

    Wow! Looks like you had so much fun!!! I am glad you had a good time though. =)

  42. April 11, 2011 / 5:13 pm

    Looks like you ladies had a blast! Can’t wait to see more pics! Welcome back 🙂

  43. April 11, 2011 / 5:26 pm

    That looks like way too much fun!! And the cupcakes look so pretty and delicious!

  44. April 11, 2011 / 6:29 pm

    Oh love the recap! each attendees experience was so different! thanks for sharing all your fun times! 🙂

  45. April 11, 2011 / 9:03 pm

    It was so great to meet you this weekend! Wish we could have spent more time together. I look forward to seeing you next year!

  46. April 12, 2011 / 9:10 am

    Looks like a ton of fun, I’m loving the photos of all these Tweeps together. Can’t wait to read all the different recap posts!

  47. April 13, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    glad you’re home…safe and sound!

  48. April 14, 2011 / 7:42 am

    Looks like such an amazing time. I just stumbled on your blog in I love it. Happy Thursday!

  49. April 14, 2011 / 9:46 pm

    Ilene’s face in that second photo… hehe! 😉 Looks like you ladies had an awesome time from what all I have been reading so far. 🙂

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