I hope you missed me as much as I’ve missed all of you! It was exactly a month ago today that Mr. Cottage and I left on our wonderful vacation. Then I turned around and went to Utah to attend my first Snap Conference. It’s really great to be back and doing what I love doing, which is connecting with everyone of you!
So what is a Snap Conference?
It’s a three-day conference held each April in Salt Lake City, Utah, targeting makers who blog about contemporary crafts, mind-blowing home-based events and DIY crafts.
The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice. ~Brian Herbert
Our rooms were huge, as you can see in the above photo.
I would love this glass-style door for our shower and tub at home. Isn’t it pretty?
We had tons of counter space for our makeup and hair, which is great when you’re sharing a room!
Rise Up was their theme this year, and everything for the conference was held right in the area above; which made it really easy to get from one room to another.
This was held late afternoon on our first day. There’s nothing wrong with Eating Dessert First!
In addition to these delicious cupcakes, there were all kinds of appetizers, hot and cold; and we were given one drink ticket each. If we wanted more than one drink, it was BYO.
Isn’t this flower cake beautiful?
Robin, Carol, Lynn
It was suggested we could dress like a dessert, so I wore my polk-a-dot pants and blush blouse….But do you notice anything??
We had an option to sign up for secret sisters if we wanted to. We were to bring two separate gifts and to reveal ourselves in our second gift. This was my first gift which included a bottled water, bag of popcorn, a couple small bags of mini pretzels and a journal with a photo about San Francisco. How appropriate, considering we just returned from there! My second gift was a GC to Barnes & Noble and a pair of earrings, which I wore on the plane going back home. My secret sister was Jessica Roe from Everyday Party.
Snap was much smaller than Haven. Fewer bloggers and fewer sponsors and vendors than Haven.
These graphics where printed on Canon’s printer and then ironed onto the clothing.
Sherwin Williams gave us a card for one free gallon of their Emerald paint for stopping by to see them!
Swig n Sweets provided these delicious sugar cookies and awesome drinks. I had Dr. Pepper with raspberry and coconut added to it. Apparently, they’re based in Utah. I also came home with a cookie mix and frosting from them for the above sugar cookies. MMM, can’t wait to make it!
Friday evening ended with an 80’s Prom theme. Some dressed up for it and others, like myself, Robin and Lynn, did not. The workshops were very similar to what is offered at Haven, but the hand-on workshops had to do with crafts, although they did offer a beginning watercolor class.
Saying goodbye to Utah as I flew home. Unfortunately, Grand Rapids had freezing rain on Sunday and my connecting flight was cancelled. My secret sister gifts of popcorn and pretzels came in handy. I was put on the next flight out, but because it was delayed I didn’t get home until 3:30 AM. Mr. Cottage picked me up at the airport, but you can guess what our Monday was like!
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