BlogPodium Conference

header_new_2013_MayToday marks the third year of BlogPodium, the design and lifestyle conference in Toronto created by Jennifer Flores (Rambling Renovators) and Lindsay Stephenson (Little House Blog).

This will be the first year that I attend this conference. With over 250 bloggers attending the full-day conference, all in the same niche, it is sure to be an inspiring day, jam packed with information.

I started my blog with the intention to write about what I was living. And I have done just that. Many life moments are described in my posts, whether it be about my three amazing children, products and services we use as a family or activities we participate in. Inevitably, a blog about family-friendly living will have crafts. But what I didn’t realize was how many DIY crafts we had done…until more recently.

As a reader of blogs, and a fan of social media in general, it is clear DIY is huge right now, more than ever. The boom has most definitely been thanks to the wildly popular Pinterest.

And while I like to joke that Pinterest has become the new trophy wife with unbelievable ideas to craft up the simplest things, I am a huge fan of the site and I love spending time browsing and pinning on my boards.

Long before Pinterest was around there was HGTV, and my idol was Sarah Richardson. Her first show called Room Service was my introduction to her style and I was immediately hooked.

Now, many years later, she is a successful design guru and she is the guest speaker at today’s’ conference. I couldn’t be more thrilled. And truth be told, Sarah Richardson has a major role in my decision to come to the conference!

I’m so excited to have a day full of inspiration, creativity and education in a room packed with talented people. Expect a full review on my exciting day!

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