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Monday, May 5, 2014

My SNAP Recap... Finally!

SNAP was a little over a week ago now and I thought it was about time I share a little recap post. 
 I didn't take any pictures with my actually camera, just my phone, and I didn't think I took too many until I was writing this post. I for sure didn't take any with any friends this go around and I have no idea why?! Need to do better next year!! 

So here is a little recap on SNAP 2014:

SNAP was held at the Little America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City this year.
 It was a beautiful hotel and I loved that it was downtown and you could just pop on the train and go around the city.
The rooms were super large, which is great when there are 4 women staying in the rooms, and there was a super cute coffee shop in the hotel along with a few other restaurants.
The only bad thing about the hotel rooms is that there wasn't a fridge in the room. The rooms are definitely large enough for them so that was a bummer.

I was volunteering this year for SNAP so I headed out early to help set up and pack the GIANT SEA of swag bags!! 


I absolutely loved this giant United States that was in the room where registration was held.
You pinned your business card where you are from and it was so fun seeing where everyone is located.

Tauni and the SNAP team did a fabulous job planning SNAP yet again this year! 
It has been so fun for me to watch SNAP grow since I have been going from the beginning... 4 yrs ago before it was actually called SNAP.

(photo via: Becca from Blue Cricket Design)
Every year, Tauni designs a necklace for all of us and this was this years.
A super fun paper airplane with another charm that says "Forward" on it. Love it! 

The ballroom was decorated beautifully for each event.

The second annual door decorating contest was held this year and this is the door that my roommates and I created. 
BTW- I stayed with these fabulous ladies: Jennifer from Clean and Scentsible, Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road, and Maryann from Domestically Speaking.
I had met Jennifer and Kristin at last year's SNAP but it was so fabulous meeting Maryann for the first time. 

There were some awesome classes offered this year for all blogging levels. 

They even had some totally awesome hands-on classes this year as well. I only took the jewelry making class with Bev from Flamingo Toes and Sarah from Bombshell Bling
I made that gorgeous cuff bracelet up top and was lucky enough to win 14 pairs of earrings created by Sarah!

There were some super fun 80's themed parties at night thrown by the sponsors of SNAP.
There was a back to school pajama party thrown by Cricut and a dance party thrown by the Duck Brand.

The keynote speakers this year were FABULOUS!!! I LOVED them! 
First night was the You Tube sensation Alex Boye'. He spoke to us and then gave us a fabulous concert. It was so fun! 
The second night was the Olympian, Noelle Pikus-Pace. I loved her story during the Olympics and getting to hear her speak live was so wonderful! She is very inspiring.

It is always so fabulous getting to go around to all the sponsors booths. 
They have such fun things to do at each booth and it is so great to speak to their representatives in person to hopefully work with their companies in the future.

One of the sponsors, Lolli Pics, made this fun sucker of Miss P for me. It is completely edible! 
They would be so fun for a party! 

This year, Rust-oleum hosted a Pamper Lounge and on the second day I popped in and got my hair done. 
I NEVER curl my hair so I felt so fancy and was so impressed my hair actually kept the curl for the rest of the day because that never happens!

There was a Secret Sister program this year and I decided to participate. 
It was fun picking up your present each day and then on the last day discovering who your secret sister was.

(photo via: Becca from Blue Cricket Design)
It was so fabulous seeing old friends again and meeting new ones! 
I just love when our blogging community gets together in real life. Makes our world not seem so HUGE! 
If you were at SNAP and we met... SO NICE TO MEET YOU AGAIN!! And if you were there and we didn't meet... total bummer and hopefully we will meet IRL soon! :) 


So happy I decided to go to SNAP after all this year since I was originally not going to attend. 
It is so fun, exhausting, and can be information overload but you can't go wrong with a whirlwind few days that is like a giant sleepover! 

I missed the girls but it was so nice to get away for a few days thanks go my parents since Travis has been gone for work.

Now, just to find the time to put all the information I learned into good use and get this good ole blog of mine into tip top shape! 



allison

3 comments:

  1. Oh, looks so fun! I see no cards pinned to the board in Oklahoma. I have got to get down there one year and represent!!

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  2. Looks like such a wonderful time! Next year, for sure - I'm going!

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