Monday, January 24, 2011

I'm back...

And so inspired. So many creative women at the Martha Stewart conference. It was so nice to see all of the women from last year and meet some new ones too. Wish I had time to meet them all!
Lisa (my roommate)  from Polka Dot Pound Cake and me!

Debbie from Calico Carriage and Tasha from My Story Inc.

We had some really great speakers..

Gael Towey
Chief Creative and Editorial Director MSLO

Martha herself during a workshop with Susan Soloman about Starting and Running a Foundation
Did they say photo op? 

Food Demo (yummy crepes)  by Sarah Casey - Food Editor Martha Stewart Living

There were also informative speakers from MSLO on blogging, Health by Terri Trespicio - Whole Living Senior Editor. Danielle from Etsy was there to speak on Etsy Selling and Terri Shapiro from Deluxe spoke to us about Public Relations.

A great time at the show...Click HERE to see Martha giving us a shout out!

Gorgeous flower set
500 Stems of Sweet Peas

Gorgeous Kitchen Set

Annette - Biscuits by Lambchop and Lisa - Polka Dot Pound Cake
Martha taking audience questions. 

And really great food too! But of course - we were at Martha's!

The event has really had me thinking about what I want for my business this year. The timing was perfect! Looking forward to seeing all of the Dreamers and their business's grow or begin!

Leaving that office FULL of creativity was hard!

Can't wait until next year to do it again.


Kimberly Merritt said...

I bet you left inspired! Thank you for sharing your fantastic day.

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Thank you for your email today! It was a pleasure meeting you at the Martha event!!

Carol at Serendipity said...


What a fantastic experience. Martha has always been a favorite.


julie said...

How fabulous to spend a day with Martha and so many engaging speakers. Perfect time of year to gather inspiration.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Dawn,

Thanks for sharing! That sounds like a wonderful event. I remembered that you went to the same one last year too!
Hope all is going well with you.

Pei Li

Jillian said...

Looks like a great time and a wonderful event! How does one get involved?

Bella Rosa Antiques

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

It is such a great group to be a part of. Visit and join - it's free. Then choose groups that interest you. You will want to visit the forum regularly to see what is going on in your groups. There will probably be another event next year. But we do keep in contact throughout the year on the forum.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Welcome back, Dawn! Sounds like it was so much fun and very inspiring! What were the top 3 things you brought away from it? Maybe I'll plan on going next year!
Have a beautiful weekend!
;-D Kathleen

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

I don't know if I can just name my top three, but I did get a lot of info from the speakers - mostly the Deluxe Corp - and their info on Public Relations and dealing with the media. The creative inspiration that you get from the office and staff at MSLO is amazing! And just reconnecting with the rest of the women in the group is worth the trip. There are women at all different stages of their business or business to be so we had a lot to learn from each other as well.
Hope you consider it for next year!!

Hydrangea Flower Arrangements said...

Wow! I bet you had a lot of fun spending a day watching Martha Stewart and listening to amazing speakers. By the way, I'm loving all of the pictures that you've posted! I love the flower set too! Thanks for sharing!

classic • casual • home said...

How fun was that? Or as Martha says "its a good thing." I have a funny post about "Martha reads my blog." Following you. :)
Mary Ann