23 January 2012

Alt Summit 2012

You guys,
I just arrived home to my Danny in Brooklyn.  I have SO MUCH to tell you!!  Alt Summit could be one of the coolest thing you ever could do if you are a blogger.  I was inspired by every woman (& a few men) there that were putting their guts out there to achieve something great.   I feel like I have 30 new best friends. 

See those sweet business cards?   They were designed in New York by Micah Heiselt & letter pressed in Salt Lake City by The Mandate Press.  And passed out by me to all the wonderful people I met at Alt Summit.

I felt so lucky to reconnect with some dear friends from my days in NYC:

Brooke Reynolds of Inchmark
Merilee Liddiard of MerMag
Natalie Holbrook of natthefatrat
Rubi Jones of She Lets Her Hair Down
Caitlin Creer of Caitlin Creer Interiors
Roxy Marj of Roxy Marj

(I love, love, love their blogs!  Oh my, these women are really some of the most talented I've ever known.)

And, I met so many people whom I already felt I knew online but had not yet met them face to face.  Well, I adore them in person.  All of them.  I can't wait to see them all again:

Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom
Stephanie Brubaker of StephModo
Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day
Jenny Komenda of Little Green Notebook
Liz Stanley of Say Yes to Hoboken
Sarah Bryden Brown of Blogstar
And, here are some women that I was introduced to there and was so grateful to meet.  They are truly all wonderful:

Erica Dublin of See Jane Fly
Flora Lels of Federated Media
Catherine Connors of Her Bad Mother 
Brooke White of The Girls With Glasses Show
Summer Bellassa of The Girls With Glasses Show
Christina Brian of Full House
Susan Petersen of Freshly Picked (see the handmade baby moccasins!) 
Melanie Blodgett of You Are My Fave
Margaret Mason of Mighty Girl 
Allison Faulkner Robertson of The Alison Show
Rachel Jones of Black Eiffel
Erin Loechner of Design for Mankind

See you all soon!




  1. So glad you had a good time. Need to check out if there's something similar in the UK (if there is, they've kept it pretty quiet!) cos I'd love to go. Love all the links you've given, will have to check them out later.

  2. i love those business cards. i'm glad you had fun.

  3. I wish i was there. I will try to make it for next year! So glad to see things went well for you.

  4. Hi Mara! Speaking of Alt, you met my good friend Jenny Komenda. She was just telling me about you this morning. I wanted to stop by your blog and read your love story! What a story you have! Us three will have to do lunch sometime. :) I'm following your blog.

  5. My name is Jenna Crandall. Sorry! I forgot to mention. :)

  6. It was SO great to meet you, Mara! Alison and I are still crushing on you and that amazing wrap top! You are just as beautiful in person as your words are on your blog. xo

  7. So many great people...I hope to make it there one year!

  8. Mara, you were gorgeous in person and your blog is too! So happy to have met you and looking forward to nextx year, if not a meet up in NYC first!

  9. It was truly a pleasure to meet you IRL, Mara. I am inspired by you and Danny and your blog about love. I return to it time and again for its unique ability to entertain, inform and embrace all the best things in life!

  10. I love reading Christina's design blog and of course enjoy her snippets of life with multiple multiples. And Summer is a great gal too. She organized a lunch here in Gilbert with a few local bloggers and gave us some great advice. Classy ladies. I'm sure it was a great trip. I tried to see if I could spot you in any pictures I saw on other blogs :)

  11. Nice - just saw you on Little Green Notebook (I've always loved her blog). Cute dress!

  12. Mara, it was wonderful to meet you this past week. Your story is wonderful and inspiring and I hope we meet again one day! For now, I will continue to watch the incredible things to come unfold around you! xx

  13. Mara it was so great to meet you on the shopping trip at Alt. I just read some of your posts and was so touched. I know this is quickly going to become one of my favorite spots.

  14. a friend just texted me to ask if you are as "stunning and amazing" in person as you are on your blog! and I'm so thrilled to answer YES! if not more so I'm sure! it was such a pleasure to meet you and I can't wait to say in blog touch :) xo

  15. Mara! Sooo soo fun to see you as well! :-[) And I love the comment above from Alison... I can attest to that too and say that you are indeed the glowing lady of ultra postiveness 24/7. Love you so much. & thanks for the shout out! :) xo

  16. Hey - new to your blog. Aside from just say hi to a fellow Brooklynite and ask if you think Alt is a worthwhile for someone who isn't all that interested in building my brand or making a fortune from blogging. I would definitely like to meet some of my favorite bloggers and make my own blog BETTER in terms of content. What do you think?

  17. Meeting with new friends is a great activity. Especially if they are bloggers too. You have the communication with each other and bonding for sometime.


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