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I’m Lovin’ It {Wrap up} & Bloggy BootCamp St. Louis #BBCSTL


Bloggy BootcampI had the best day yesterday connecting with other bloggers at Bloggy Bootcamp here in St. Louis. 

Thanks to SITS Girls community, women bloggers have a way to connect with members of the online community with Bloggy Boot Camps hosted in a variety of major U.S. cities annually.

If you are looking to learn more about blogging and social media, then #1 you should head over to SITS Girls and get active in their community.  #2 you should seriously consider attending one of the other three Bloggy Bootcamps this year!  Bloggy Bootcamp is not only one of the most inexpensive blog conferences around, but it’s an intimate one day event that focuses on the business of blogging and writing.  You will have the opportunity to network, share, learn and be inspired by warm approachable bloggers….no egos.

I just can’t say enough about Tiffany and Francesca, two beautiful, amazing women who sure do know how to share and put on a blogging conference!  I also want to thank Laurie, Tip Junkie, Cynthia, NW Designs,  Dali, Secrets to Web Success, Allison, Sway Group, Annie, Mama Dweeb, and Danielle, Danielle Smith Media for sharing all of their awesomeness!  You ladies rock my blogging world!

A few of my favorite quotes from Bloggy Bootcamp St. Louis

  • Branding is what people say about you when you are not in the room ~ Laurie, Tip Junkie (that girl has some crazy smarts!)
  • Be loyal to your readers and they will be loyal to you ~ Laurie, Tip Junkie
  • Figure out how to be a brands hero – Allison, Sway Group
  • Know your strengths and weaknesses and surround yourself with people who are opposite ~ Tiffany, SITS

and remember: The Secret to Success is Support

I also have to give a quick shout out to Lisa from Blessed with Grace for carpooling with me! We both live near by and have chatted several times, but never had the chance to get together.  Lisa was every bit as sweet in person and I can’t wait to spend more time together in the future!

Speaking of rocking my world……….there were some GREAT ideas linked up again this week at I’m Lovin’ It!  Take a look at what caught my eye.

 Easy DIY Projects

Easy DIY projects

Mini Serving Tables for Parties at Infarrantly Creative | Wildflower Seed Bombs at Cookin’ Up Good Times | Fabric Covered Storage Boxes at Rae Gun | DIY Laundry Room Clock at Burton Avenue

Tasty Treats

Tasty treats

Biscoff Pretzel Bites with White Chocolate at Two Peas and Their Pod | Cheesecake Nutella Twists at Bru Crew Life | Dessert BLT at Will Cook for Smiles | Gingham Picnic Cookies from Munchkin Munchies


Thank you for sharing so many wonderful projects, recipes and crafts again this week ! You can still link up thru this evening or come back next week and link up for another I’m Lovin’ It Friday, who knows maybe next week I will be featuring you!

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. So glad you enjoyed Bloggy Bootcamp! Another great link-up party and wonderful wrap-up. So glad the clock was featured. I love it!

  2. Thanks, Cheryl! It was a great weekend. I enjoyed finally meeting you IRL! Bloggy Bootcamp was a great conference. I cannot believe how much information we received in just one day. I cannot wait to start implementing what I learned! 🙂

  3. Cheryl,
    I agree! What an excellent conference, bursting with smart information. My brain is going nuts with ideas.

    It was great to meet you again and I am sure I will see you around!

  4. What a pleasure it was to meet you yesterday, Cheryl! Thanks again for joining us. As a longtime fan of Tidy Mom, it was great to see that you are as lovely in person as you are online.


  5. Glad to read you had a fantastic time! I’m looking forward to attending BBC Las Vegas in October. I hear nothing but good things and in my experiences with SITS they’re such a phenomenal group of women.

    Stopping by from SITS by the way. As if you couldn’t guess! =)

  6. Thank you so much for featuring my “BLT”!!! Lots of love 🙂

  7. Thank you so much for featuring our Seed Bombs for Earth Day! Mel’s motto is “Saving the Earth, one flower at a time” so these are near and dear to her heart and a great project to do and share with kids and adults alike. Thanks for hosting a great party too! We’ll be back often 🙂

  8. Once again, I loved looking at so many great ideas, and THANKS so much for including my gingham cookies, Cheryl! Sounds like the Boot camp was great! I appreciate the info. I am going to check into the Las Vegas boot camp…my son and his family live there. We’ll see:)

  9. No goofieness intended… but I am LOVIN everything people submitted this week! I might have to spend tonight just clickin on links! 🙂

  10. It was so nice to get to meet you this weekend!

    Those pretzel bites look amazing- I must try them!

  11. Glad you had a fun time! Thanks for featuring our Biscoff Pretzel Bites! Happy Sunday! xo

  12. Loved Bloggy Bootcamp yesterday! I took more notes at this workshop than any other I’ve attended! I was inspired and walked away with new enthusiasm! My one goal….move from Blogger to WordPress. It’s been weighing heavy on my mind and the SITS girls helped me make my decision. I love your blog and will frequent it often. Good luck in all you do!

  13. So many great ideas get shared here. Thank you for including my nutella twists in your favorites this week!!! Sounds like Bloggy Boot Camp was great…I will have to look into seeing if there is one close to me!!!

  14. Whoop whoop! Thanks for the feature friend.

  15. I am seriously KICKING myself for not visiting with you! I should have snapped a picture (or 3) and totally talked shop with ya. I had to speed home to be with my baby (I live 6 hrs west in Kansas) boooo 🙁

    Loved this recap post! It was truly a fabulous conference! So much information shared – I was amazed at how they crammed all that info in one day.

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