BlogHer11: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Scene: BlogHer11

Location: San Diego, CA

When: August 4th -6th

The Good

1) Hands down the #1 most important thing for a happy, successful blog conference? GOOD ROOMMATES!! My roommates? Rocked the house!!! We had a blast together. Laughed together, complained together, got blisters on our feet together, drank together.

Meet Catherine and Jen

Me, @evolvingmommy, @buriedwithkids

2) Meeting some of my favorite online friends was amazing. We talked, laughed, sipped wine and rode bicycle cabs all over San Diego!


Me, @littlehenhouse, @mommyofamonster, @surferwife


@mommyofamonster, me, @buriedwithkids


@sellabitmum, @ITSMoments, @elainea, @buriedwithkids, @mommyofamonster, @mommyneedsvaca, @OldTweener, @letters4lucas, @AKludgyMom, @ksluiter

{Photo Credits: Erin’s Miracles}

3) I briefly met and hugged Jill, Mama Kat, Angie, Fran, and Amanda at the pool on Thursday. Next time, I expect cocktails and pictures with you fine ladies.

4) I already posted about the #FlashMob, but it was so rockin’, I just had to mention it again. It was awesome and a once in a lifetime experience! I am so glad that I got off my duff and learned the dance!

#FlashMobHers at #BlogHer11

5) I have never laughed so hard in my life as I did with Erin from I’m Gonna Kill Him at the CheerburgHer party. Seriously, it was doubled-over-pee- in-your-pants laughter that we both live for. I can’t tell you what we were laughing about because it’s a secret but it really is too bad we didn’t get a picture together!!

6) SPARKLECORN PARTY!!! This was BY FAR the most dancing fun I have had in a long time. There is something about dancing on a stage, shaking my booty that I love!!

Here is a picture of two of the dancing masters! Notice, I have my wine.


@AngryJulie, me, @buriedwithkids

My stage dancing crew!!

@buriedwithkids, @OldTweener, @letters4lucas, @mommyofamonster, @littlehenhouse, @SheSuggests, @mommyneedsvaca, @ITSMoments

A few questions…#1 Where were Amy (@MadWomanDiary) and Lerner (@stayathomebabe) for this picture? #2 Jen (@buriedwithkids) still has 2 shoes on during this photo. She got home that night with only 1 shoe. #3 Why didn’t we get someone else to take this picture so that Cheryl (@mommy_pants) could have been in the picture instead of taking it?

{Photo Credits: Cheryl of Mommy Pants}

The Bad

1) The #BlingString sucked. It wasn’t very blingy and was VERY difficult to put in. Catherine and I have it in our hair in the top picture. You can’t even tell, can you?


2) The San Diego Marriott housekeeping service people STOLE my Packable Wine Glasses that I brought.


As my roommates pointed out to me, I probably shouldn’t have put them on the bar in the hotel room.


3) I didn’t attend as many sessions as I had wanted to, but really, many of them were snore fests. Or maybe I was just too tired to listen?

The Ugly

1) Remember above when I was asking where Amy and Lerner were for the Sparklecorn Stage Dancing picture?

Well, apparently they found me.

@stayathomebabe, my ass, @MadWomanDiary

Seriously dude?!?! WHAT are you doing to me?

2) The END of the last night in the hotel lobby AFTER CheeseburgHer, I decide to do this pose for Erin:


Are you kidding me? SOMEONE take the wine away!!!

Overall, BlogHer was a good time and let’s face it…I hunt the good times down!

{Did you go to BlogHer11 in San Diego? Did you have fun? Was it what you expected?}

{One more thing!! I am the fabulous Shell’s BFF today! Come visit me over at her place where I am talking about how I am SO OVER the summer!!}

BlogHer ’11: FlashMob Style

I am still trying to wrap my brain around my amazing weekend in San Diego. I met some wonderful ladies, had tons of fun, but was overwhelmed at times. Stay tuned for a re-cap post!

Until then, I wanted to share the video of the #BlogHer11 #FlashMob.

AKA #OperationGlory

It was an amazing experience! Two of my favorite ladies, Mary from the Mama Mary Show and Theresa from RockOnMommies were the brains and balls behind this operation.

And let me tell you, they ROCKED it.

Here is a picture of all of us #MobHers

{I am right in the middle behind the lady with the red shirt’s arm.}

And until I can rest and recover to be able to write about my experience and share some excellent pictures, you of course MUST watch our




BlogHer ’11: What You Should Know About Me

This Thursday, I will be getting on an airplane, BY MYSELF, and heading down to San Diego for one of the biggest, bad ass blog conferences ever.

I am SUPER excited.

I am ready to learn, network, make connections and let’s face it…attend the parties.

Hey, somebody’s got to do it.

Since I will hopefully be meeting many of you, there are a few things you should know about me going in.

1) I am short. Like 5’3″ short. However, I do enjoy a good wedge which puts me at about 5’6″ to 5’7″. I know many of you will tower over me. However, what I lack in height I make up for in craziness.

2) I am loud. Like really loud. I apologize in advance if I blast your eardrums out. What can I say? I get excited….and then get very loud.

3) I like to have a good time. Shocking, I know. And people…I plan on a having a damn good time.

4) I like to explore my surroundings. If you can’t find me, I will probably be out at the pool, trying to find a beach spot, or I might be down in the harbor admiring the beautiful boats. I mean just look at this place?!

5) I plan on being myself. What you see, is what you get. I can be goofy, funny, sappy, serious and playful all in the same minute.

{Are you going to BlogHer11? What would you like me to know about you?}

Holy SITS!

For Women

Go Rachel…it’s your SITS Day!

Go Rachel…it’s your birthday! (tomorrow really is my birthday!)

HOLY SITS!!! Today is my day!

Clearly I am excited. Can you tell?

If you are new here, WELCOME and enjoy the crazy. So glad you decided to come check out my space.

A few things you should know about me:

1) I LOVE wine.

2) I LOVE Twitter. Do you follow me on Twitter? You should.

3) I LOVE #hashtags.




4) I LOVE my kids but they drive me insane.

5) I LOVE vacation and could use one every month. How about you?

6) I LOVE the blogging community…it has become a source of my sanity and a break from the daily grind.

7) I LOVE a good joke:

A woman was sipping from a glass of wine while sitting on her beautiful patio admiring her backyard with her husband.

She says, “I love you so much, I don’t know how I could live without you.”

Her husband asks, “Ha! How many glasses of wine have you had? Is that you or the wine talking?”

She replies…. “It’s ME, talking to my wine.”



{Thank you so much for visiting my blog and a HUGE THANK YOU to the fabulous Tiffany, Francesca, Mama Kat & Angie!!! AKA The SITS Girls!}

For the Love of the #BlingString

I have a confession to make.

Remember earlier this week when I was making fun of Sky Mall and their dumb crap?

Wondering who in the hell bought that shit?

Well…I bought something from Sky Mall this week.

I know.


I just couldn’t help it.

Behold……the #BlingString. Currently sitting on my kitchen table.

Apparently they have 14 hour shipping. Seriously, it came so fast.

I have many blogging buddies attending BlogHer this summer in San Diego who have *promised* to wear the #BlingString with me.

Just so all you bitches know, I am holding you to it.

We are going to be the #BlingStringBitches.


Because don’t we all want to look as awesome as this lady?

Oh yes we do.

Bring it.



Did I mention that I have 950 FEET of #BlingString?

I have enough #BlingString for EVERYBODY!!

Who’s in?