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Attend Southern B.L.O.G.S. for FREE!

26 Aug

Want to win a FREE ticket to Southern B.L.O.G.S.?!

We mentioned in the last post that we would be making a “make and take” craft but we didn’t tell you what it was. Why? Because we want YOU to come up with a fabulous a craft for all of us to create at Southern B.L.O.G.S.! This can be ANYTHING that we can create on Saturday. Remember, it needs to be able to travel back home with all of us. So, get those fabulous, creative minds working and enter your project in the linky below!

To Enter:

1. Write a blog post about why you want to attend Southern B.L.O.G.S.

2. Make sure you add the Southern B.L.O.G.S. button in your post so your readers can check it out too!

3. Share a photo and a brief description of your finished make and take idea in the blog post.

4. Link your idea below to enter the contest. All entries must be submitted by Sept. 9.

We will open the polls Sept. 10 for voting. Make sure you send your readers over to this blog to vote for your project! The project with the most votes wins a free ticket and the opportunity to demonstrate your tutorial for the make and take at Southern B.L.O.G.S!  Tweet it, Facebook it, do whatever you gotta do to get your friends over to vote for you to win a FREE ticket! We are so excited and can’t wait to see what y’all crafty ladies come up with! And don’t forget, we want to get to know each other. If you think you will be attending, introduce yourself by linking your blog here!

{REMEMBER: You must click on the linky below to submit and/or view other submissions.}


It’s all in the details!

22 Aug

We are so excited about Southern B.L.O.G.S.! The weekend of October 8th will be here before we know it! Thinking about coming, but want more details? Then this post is for you! Here is what the weekend will look like:

Friday, October 7th:

Arrive to the ocean front beach house at 5:00 pm or later – whatever works best for you! You will receive your swag bag upon arrival! There will also be casual finger foods and munchies to snack on while everyone is arriving! At 7:00 pm, the evening will officially begin with a Chatter & Cupcakes Social! This will be a fun gathering to “break the ice” and will allow us all to get to know each other better!

Saturday, October 8th:

Wake up and enjoy a Bagels and Coffee breakfast. Then we will get our craft on with a fun make and take project! For lunch, we will head out to a fun restaurant where we will relax and chat about finding the “perfect balance” between managing your family life and blogging. Once back at the house, we will continue our discussion where we will cover Photography Tips, Monetizing Your Blog, Using Social Networking To Promote Your Blog or Online Shop and Hiring A Virtual Assistant! Is there a topic that you would like to cover? Then please leave a comment below with the topic and we will be sure to add it to the list! After our discussion, we will take a break where you can enjoy putting your toes in the sand! At 7:00 pm, we will have an Ocean Front Low Country Boil! Following dinner, we will get our craft on again with another make and take project that one of YOU comes up with (details coming on this in the next few days!)!

Sunday, October 9th:

We will wake up and head on out! There will be a light breakfast and coffee at the house. You can choose to join us for a fun late morning shopping trip and grab some lunch before we part ways, or you can head on home to your family! Whatever works best for you!

Make sure to get your ticket for this fun-filled weekend as space is limited!  And, if you think you might be attending, don’t forget to link up here so we can all get to know  each other.  We can’t wait to see y’all there! Subscribe to the blog to get the latest updates!

Let’s Get to Know One Another!

12 Aug

Hi Southern B.L.O.G.S! If you missed our last post, tickets are now on sale! Please stop by our last post for details!

It has been so nice getting to know you through your emails and comments. We would love for everyone else to get to know you as well! If you are thinking about attending the Southern B.L.O.G.S. event, join our little party! Introduce yourself and your site to others. We hope you will also take this opportunity to get to know the others a little better by stopping by their sites to say hello.

Link to your blog and use either your button or photo for the thumbnail. (I didn’t know when InLinkz didn’t work well with WP. If you click on the link below it will allow you to link up as well as view others’ thumbnails)

More details coming soon!

Southern B.L.O.G.S. Tickets are on SALE!

3 Aug

Southern B.L.O.G.S. tickets are on SALE now!

There are two ways to attend this fun-filled Southern weekend:

1. Purchase a Weekend Pass (October 7-9, 2011) for $250!

  • Includes welcome party Friday night, all activities Saturday as well as other weekend activities.
  • Includes some meals and accommodations at the beach house.

2. Purchase a Day Pass (October 8, 2011 only) for $175!

  • Includes welcome party Friday night, some food and all activities Saturday.
  • You are responsible for your own accommodations.

Click here to get your ticket!

We are looking forward to seeing y’all soon!

More information to follow! Be sure to subscribe to Southern B.L.O.G.S. emails for the latest updates!

Welcome to Southern B.L.O.G.S!

30 Jul

Hey y’all! We are so excited to finally have this site up and running and the event planning in the works! This is the official Southern B.L.O.G.S. website where we will provide you with any information regarding this event. Before we fill you in on the details, let us introduce ourselves.

Hi, my name is Jen!

 I’m a stay-at-home mommy, a wife and a blogger. My blog is a collection of everything that I enjoy from DIY projects, home decor, crafts and recipes to fun activities for the kids and our own family experiences. Hence my blog name: Scissors & Spatulas: And Everything in Between! When you visit my site, you never know what you’re gonna get!

 I was fortunate enough to win a ticket to attend Creative Estates in AZ this past April. While there, I realized how many creative bloggers there are on that side of the country! I also realized what great friends they all were and was envious of their frequent meet-ups. I started thinking, wouldn’t it be neat to find some creative bloggers a little closer to home that I could hang out with? And so began the idea for a Southern blogger meet-up.

Hey! I am Natalie, the girl behind Johnny In A Dress!
I am a Christian, Wife and Mother. My days are spent doing different therapies with my son, who has Cerebral Palsy, and picking up after my daughter, whose favorite activity at the moment is to to see how fast she can wreck our entire house. Over at Johnny In A Dress you will find crafty tutorials mixed in with glimpses of my day to day family life! I try to squeeze in a craft anytime I can, it’s my comfort in this chaotic world. Johnny In A Dress has become my journal and I would love for you to stop by!

When Jen asked me to help her out with Southern B.L.O.G.S. , I was super excited and honored because Jen is one of my favorite bloggers EVER! We have so much in common it is crazy! We are determined to make Southern B.L.O.G.S. a weekend full of celebrating each other, laughter, friendships and most of all, a weekend full of crafty fun! We are all so blessed to be apart of this wonderful craft blogging community and I am thrilled that us southern gals have the opportunity to get together, learn from each other, create bonds, share our stories, listen to one another and most importantly support each other. See y’all there!

Now that you know a little bit about us, let’s get this party started! Here are the details:

What can you expect from Southern B.L.O.G.S?

Many details are still being worked out and we will fill you in on those as soon as final decisions are made. We do know that you can expect a great, relaxing weekend at the beach in the company of fun, creative, blogging girls. We will kick-off Friday night with a  cupcakes and cocktails welcoming party. Saturday will be spent getting to know one another a little better, a group discussion on crafting, blogging, photography and anything else that might come up. We hope that this discussion will answer any questions we all have as well as offer new insights on successful blogging, handmade shops, and just creativity in general. And finally, there will be at least one fun make and take creative activity. Sunday we will end our fun weekend with some shopping!  Again, details are still being worked on, but this is the gist of it. Our goal is to create a fun, relaxing weekend where friends/relationships will be made.

Where will you stay?

We are fortunate enough to have a FREE beachfront home provided by Natalie! The house will not allow you to have your own room, and depending on how many people are attending, we may have to include air mattresses. That being said, there is the option of staying in your own hotel room in Garden City (more info will be sent later) or you are welcome to come just for the day if you prefer.

How do I secure my spot and find out who else is attending?

Tickets will go on sale early next week. You will be able to purchase the tickets right here on the site. At that time, you will also be able to join our guest list link up where you can link your site so that you and others can get to know each other before the event.

We are so excited to finally get this party started! We hope that y’all are just as excited! If you think you’ll be attending, grab a button and tell your friends! Have a fantastic weekend!