Wordful Wednesday. Blogalicious 2010.

That’s right friends, I was in Miami this weekend for the Blogalicious 2010 conference.

It was fan-friggin’-tastic!

I spent a lot of time helping out my Invisalign Teen pals in the expo hall so I didn’t get a chance to visit all of the sessions, or meet all the bloggers I was hoping to, but I did get to enjoy a really inspiring panel by Ana White (who is gorgeous and smart and completely bucks the hot-girls-can’t-work-a-drill stereotype) and another insightful panel by the ladies of The Motherhood (which was, incidentally, the very first blogging community I joined, EVER).

But, my favorite part of being at Blogalicious was, by far, meeting and interacting with people (which is why I didn’t mind in the least hanging out at my Invisalign booth, because pretty much every attendee made it over there eventually!).

I got to meet the coolest orthodontist in South Florida, Dr. Khakhira (and the cute-as-a-button Midtown Chica too)…

me invisalign

I know, if you don’t live in South Florida and are looking for a premier orthodontist, maybe you don’t care, but I just have to say, this guy was a ton of fun!  Great personality AND an awesome grill to boot!  Meaning, if you do live in South Florida and are looking for a premiere orthodontist, you shouldn’t wait another moment to make an appointment with this Dude, because seriously, he was sorta the shiz.

I got to experience the cooking talents of my bloggy-girlfriend Thein Kim…

She was all celebrity like up there with her Vietnamese spring rolls.  I swear Food Network needs to find this lady and make her a star!

Most fun of the entire weekend, though?  I mean other than kickin’ butt and taking names on the Just Dance 2 Demo (where I won a shirt, and a headband, AND got ejected from the suite for rockin’ it so hard), was workin’ the Invisalign Photo Booth at the big Saturday Night Beauty Bash.  And, when I say workin’ it, I mean WORK-IN-IT…

invisalign party

with my DC pals @TechSavvyMama and @ScrappinMichele

And, just to make for the awesomest weekend ever, I wrapped it all up with the most interesting plane ride home.  Thanks to the never-ending-stories of my new found friend Ty (that’s pronounced Tee Why), air travel will never be the same for me.  I doubt I’ll ever step foot on a plane without hoping (fearing?) that he will be there.

I should have taken a picture with him, but I was so um, overwhelmed, by his awesome I completely forgot (even though my camera was sitting in my lap for the entire flight!).

Best part though?

Coming home to this…


That’s right, Spiderman was ready and waiting for me.

Just like my Happily (un)Haunted Halloween Photo Contest with Celebrate Express is ready and waiting for you.

To enter.

Dude #1 will premiere his costume next week.  But, want a hint?: He’s black, and green, and red all over.

Thanks for joining me for another week of Wordful Wednesday.

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  1. great points altogether, you simply gained a new reader. What would you suggest in regards to your post that you made some days ago? Any positive?

  2. Sounds like fun…Miami is always interesting! What a welcome home, Spider Man!

  3. Wow, I am so jealous! Glad you had a great time!

  4. So jealous! I’m from Miami, but live in California now. Every time I see Blogalicious pictures I just wish I could have been there too. Have a great day!

  5. And why didn’t you bring me, might I ask?

    Seriously, looks like so much fun.

  6. One of these days I’m going to a blog conference. They look like so much fun! Thanks for letting me link up with you for Wordful Wednesday. I tried posting your button, but wasn’t having any luck. I’ll try it again later.

  7. It looks like you had a great time.

  8. Looks like so much fun. Love the spiderman photo!

  9. Wait! Just Dance 2 is coming out??? Oh, it’s so on my Christmas list!

  10. Wow what fun!!!

    Thanks for the Linky today!

  11. It sounds like you had a great time! It is always great to meet bloggy friends in person.

    Thanks for the linky. Happy WW!

  12. Looks like a great conference and at a fabulous location! Your button code is showing up as a red box in my post. I added text link instead.

  13. Wow! Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! Looks like you had a great time :)

    Maybe I’m slow, lol, but what’s the halloween costume contents and how do you enter?? Help!

  14. It sounds like you had a great time – but what’s with the tease?

    Now I’m just dying to hear the stories you heard on the plane from your new friend!

  15. Welcome Back!

  16. I LOVE that last pic!!! So cute!!!

  17. What an awesome spider man! Posted pics from my 10-10-10 wedding. It was wonderful! I’ll have more “words” after the honeymoon. :-D

  18. looks like tons of fun ;)

  19. Looks like a really fun time! I love the picture of your little man in the spiderman costume too cute!

  20. Sounds like you had a fabulous time!
    Love the photos!!!
    What a nice surprise to come home to!
    and yes, nosy me is dying to know about TY
    ha ha ha

  21. Looks like a blast! And what a cute superhero you have there!

  22. I’m so glad you were able to go! I had a lot of fun hanging out with you! Thank you for taking such amazing photos of my food demo. BTW, my name is spelled Thien-Kim (i before e).


  23. Sounds like a fun time!! I’m jealous too! Love the spiderman picture-too cute!!

  24. I love, love, love that first photo and of course Spidey is a cutie too! I’ve *almost* got the kids costumes finished. I’ll have to share when I’m done.

  25. I loved hanging out with you at Blogalicious and so glad you were able to make it thanks to Invisalign! You were totally workin’ it and I was happy to see your smiling face whenever you passed by the BitMoms.com booth!

  26. He’s got perfect Spidey form!

  27. Looks like so much fun! Color me jealous!

    And Spiderman is adorable.

  28. Anything is better with a super hero to greet you! So much fun!

    (And while we live in South Florida…here’s to hoping we won’t need an orthodontist for a LONG time!)

  29. Looks like a good time! Love the group picture of you all! Too cute and Spiderman, you’re pretty lucky! lol!

  30. Your pix made me feel like I was right there with you — I am ready to sign up for the Invisalign Teen booth ANY TIME!!

  31. Kara @ His, Hers & Ours says:

    What a great little superhero to come home too! And is sounds like you had a fantabulous time in sunny South Florida!!

  32. Glad you had such a great time!!! It looks like a super fun one!

  33. How wonderful! I am so jealous. One of these days, I’ll make it to a blogger conference.

  34. Spiderman ROCKS!! Mad-little-boy-luvvin’ gets me all choked up when I come home from being out of town too – it’s the BEST feeling ever! My youngest is going to be Nacho Libre’s arch nemesis. (Nacho Libre dressed in black instead of blue) It’s hysterical!!

  35. looks like you had a really good time! How fun!

    I love that last pic! My little boys loce to dress up a s super heroes too.

  36. Ooooh girl, I wanted to go so bad! Dang kids! Looks like you had a blast!!

  37. That sounds like so much fun!!!! I am about to pour myself a nice tall glass Haterade. I am so JEALOUS! Glad you rocked it out though -some one had too! Oh, and I can’t wait for JUST DANCE 2!!

    • Just Dance 2 is COOL! Just as much fun as the first, with new songs I love. And, I’m a little bit awesome at it, so I may be challenging people to a dance off when it hits the streets!

  38. Gee Amanda, rub the fun in our faces why don’t you.
    In all seriousness, looks like you had a fabulous time. I’m dying to get out there and make it to a conference one of these days and when I do, I’d love to meet you. And no, I’m not a stalker. lol
    Come on over when you get a chance. I’ve got a mystery photo up this week and I’m willing to bet that you won’t be able to guess what it is. :)
    Have a great day.

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud

  39. What an awesome trip and wonderful to come home to your own superhero!

  40. Looks like you had an AWESOME time! but coming home to spider man would have been the highlight!

  41. Awww I love that spiderman!!!

  42. Glad you had a great time at blogalicious! I would love to go to one of them sometime!

    And your spidey is totally working that outfit! Love it!

    And red all over…I’m so thinking lady bug?/?? lol

    • Yes! It was an amazing experience! Wish you were there. You’re on my list of bloggers-I’d-like-to-meet list for sure!

  43. Looks like you had a blast. And I want to hear more about T.Y. please…

    • Tee Why was great! He told me all kinds of interesting stories, including even how he proposed to his wife! I’m trying to convince him to make a cameo appearance on my blog, but jury is still out. Maybe if I chant?! Tee-Why! Tee-Why! TEE-WHY!

  44. Wowzers! sure looks like the fun was going on! Love the last group shot!

  45. I’m going to Bloggy Boot Camp in March and can’t wait! And you know what? Spiderman will be waiting for me when I come home, too ;)

    • Bloggy Boot Camp was my first conference too. SITS is great for building a community and giving you the opportunity to show how awesome you are in person. I like that part about it:)

  46. I really have to get myself over to one of those blogging conferences… sounds like a blast!

  47. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Love the last pic.

    Happy WW!

  48. Sounds like you had a great time! I agree – no matter how much fun you have while you’re away, it’s coming home that’s the best part. :)

  49. it’s great to get away, and it’s just as great to come home! never did get to miami – it looks like a cool place!

  50. One of these days I might makes one of these blog things. Great greeter ya had there! :) Happy WW!

  51. Now that is the best part of coming home! :)

    So glad you enjoyed the conference!

  52. The first photo is gorgeous and it sounds like you had such an amazing time. I loved your post about making the most out of a blog conference sponsorship.

    • Thank you! I actually do have some more serious tips, but I don’t think people come here to listen to me be serious, do they?!

  53. Sounds like you had a great time.

    And that last photo is awesome.

    I would want to come home to that too. :)

  54. I bet Blogalicious was so much fun! And what could be more fun than coming home to Spiderman?!

  55. Sounds like Blogalicious was amazing. It was pretty amazing for me in it’s own way, back home in MD. :) Thanks again!!

  56. That last picture is too darn cute. Looks like you had a good time. I can’t wait till my first conference. I have so much to learn. :) happy WW.

    xo, Supermom Alysha

    • Blogalicious truly was the most informative and inspirational conference I’ve ever attended, ever. Totally worth the um, $25 baggage check fee I paid to get down there:)

  57. Looks like a fun event! I think my favorite part would be coming home, too. :)

  58. That sounds like so much fun! I am going to my first blog conference in November and I am so excited. I can’t wait to meet some of the people I have only known online.
    I do love the picture of Spiderman. Halloween is awesome!

    • Blogging conferences are amazing to me primarily for that reason. I also enjoy the free food, the free drinks, and the free entertainment that often goes along with them. Yes, I sorta do have a thing for FREE!

  59. Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation says:

    Sounds like you had a FAB time!! Tyler is going to be Spiderman for Halloween too!!!!


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