Thursday Things


I am a little late in getting this up, but here it is!  As many of you know I went to Orlando a couple of weekends ago for the Food Blog Forum.  This was my first food blogging conference, and it was such a great experience.  I got to meet so many wonderful people, and listen to some amazing speakers.  Not to mention the conference was held at Walt Disney WorldJulie and Lindsay did an awesome job organizing the weekend, and making sure everything was perfect!

We stayed at the Grand Floridian for 2 nights, and the place is just gorgeous.  I arrived in my room to find Mikey Mouse out of a towel on my bed.

The first night we had a reception to get to know everyone.  We were given a few small appetizers to try.  Everything was presented to perfection.  Disney really does pay attention to every last detail.

After the reception a group of us headed off to Magic Kingdom.  We waited outside of the Grand Floridian to take the monorail into the park.

Back Row left to right: AggieSommer, KatrinaMeganRachel, Me, GinaCarlaAudraJulie
Front Row left to right: MeaganJennyTina, Jenny(Photo via Audra)

Left to right: Rachel, Gina, Megan, Meagan, Carla, Me, Julie, Amanda, Jenny, Katrina, Tina and Sommer.

The next morning started bright and early with breakfast served to start the conference.  How cute are these bowls to serve fruit.


Lunch meant cupcakes. And lots of them!  They had all kinds of other great food too, but the cupcakes were definitely the center of attention.

The Steamy Kitchen couple; Jaden and Scott did a great job presenting.  They were inspiring, funny, and I loved how the whole family was involved in every part of the business.  White on Rice Couple; Todd and Diana were amazing.  They brought the audience to tears more than once, and their presentation was so moving and inspiring.

Sunday morning Whole Foods put on a brunch for us.  All of the food was delicious.  My favorite had to be the Biscoff Gelato though :)

After the brunch I spent the rest of the day with Katrina.  We stalked all the Star Wars characters at Epcot, before our flights back home.


It was such a fun weekend, and I am so glad I was able to attend.  The conference sold out in less than 5 minutes, so I feel pretty special to have gone!  Next year the conference is headed to North Carolina!

Check out a few other recaps from some of my friends

Amanda @ Kevin & Amanda
Jenny @ Picky Palate
Julie @ Table for Two
Karyn @ Pint Sized Baker
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
Caroline @ Chocolate and Carrots
Audra @ The Baker Chick
Aggie @ Aggie’s Kitchen
Angie @ Big Bear’s Wife
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
Meagan @ A Zesty Bite
Carla @ Carla’s Confections
Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen



  1. Soooooooo much fun!! I can’t wait till our paths cross again! :)

  2. It’s official, I am going back next year!

  3. How fun!!! So wish I could have gone.

  4. Great recap and it was so nice to finally meet you.

  5. Lovely! I love seeing all the bloggers. Looks like a great time!

  6. What an awesome time! I wish I could’ve gone – the food looked incredible but the best part would’ve been meeting so many bloggers that I love ‘n admire. I’m so glad you had fun!

  7. I’m super-jealous of everyone who went, but I love seeing the photos and hearing about all the fun! (Maybe next year!) 😀

  8. I adore Disney – this must have been an absolute blast!

  9. I still haven’t pulled my recap together, I need to get on it! So glad to finally meet you at the conference, I only wish we’d had more time to spend together.

  10. How fun, I bet it was a blast to go and meet up with so many great bloggers plus be at the happiest place on earth :)


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