Saturday, June 13, 2009

BlogHer Meetup

I'm on the final countdown until Mike's return (he'll be home on Wednesday) and after more than 3 weeks of being a single momma, I was SO excited when I heard that Amelia of Chef's Widow was hosting a meetup for Cleveland area bloggers at the new Greenhouse Tavern. After a few attempts at trying to arrange childcare, my sister sweetly offered to have Mr. B and Miss Monkey spend the night with her so I could attend AND have the night to myself (yes, my sister ROCKS!)

My original plan was to ride downtown with Pauline of Classy Chaos. I've been following her blog for a while now and I've learned that she lives very close by...I can't tell you how excited I was to FINALLY be able to meet her. When her plans changed at the last minute, I was really bummed considered not going...but I'm really glad I didn't.
With the kids away, I was able to spend a leisurely afternoon getting ready, complete with a much needed haircut and a new outfit from Nordstrom Rack (I actually got it a few weeks ago when I had a few free hours while the kids were at a playdate...I LOVE retail therapy free time!)

It was my first trip to The Greenhouse Tavern on beautiful E. 4th Street in Cleveland.

I was really nervous, but was immediately put at ease when I saw down with foodie blogger Nancy of Fun Playing with Food, Lynnette of The Best Things in Life are 3 and Amelia. Ironically, I learned that Amelia had spent time in Cambridge growing up (very near my hometown). She is also friends with my former college volleyball coach, Cherie Parsons (who just happened to be dining at The Greenhouse at the very same time...yes, it is a very small world.)
BTW, the food was AWESOME...but I'll leave that up to Nancy to describe...she took photos of everything for her blog.

11 comments:

Naomi said...

How fun! Bummed that I missed it entirely ...

Hoping that the fire is lit and there are more BlogHer CLE events planned in the future!

(Glad you still went!)

OHmommy said...

Waaaaaa......

Shari said...

So glad you had fun!!!!! Can't wait to hear more about it!!!

Lynette3boys said...

Great follow up post - you're right on top of it - impressive! We'll have to do another get together again soon and hopefully meet some other Cleveland area blogging friends.

Denise said...

This is terrific! I'm so glad y'all got together.

Indy said...

Wish I could have gone!

Indy said...

Wish I could have gone!

Krystyn said...

You look great!

And, what a fun time!

Loukia said...

You must be so excited that your hubby is coming back tomorrow! Yay! Good for you for surviving so long without him! I don't know how you did it! You look great in that picture... beautiful dress!

Amazing Greis said...

Looks like ya'll had a good time. I was bummed that there wasn't a meet up in Houston. Can't wait for July!

Elaine A. said...

I love meet-ups with fellow bloggers. Looks like you had a great time and so glad you got to have a night out!

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