This weekend I’ll be attending Go Blog Social taking place at The Berg Event Space in downtown KC (one of my favorite venues for weddings!). Last year it was an incredible opportunity for me to connect with other local bloggers and small business owners.  My eyes were opened to new opportunities to help in the growth of my employers’ businesses as well as my own personal endeavors.  I left feeling inspired and ready to make big changes in my social media presence and participation in the blogging community…hence the Oh So MRS rebrand!

This two-day conference is a whirlwind of information and you’ve got to be ready with all the right tools to soak up every moment! Wonder what you should bring along?  Below are the items that will fill my bag this weekend.


My 1)SugarPaper planner from Target. I’ll be ready to schedule some coffee dates with new friends made at the conference!

The 2)DSLR will be in tow to take advantage of the photography tips and tricks offered in the presentation by dear friend and GBS speaker, Amanda Marie Lackey.

A long day of learning warrants a little snack time, so I’ll be sure to pack a 3)Clif Bar…just in case!

New 4)business cards with the fresh branding have been designed and printed and we’re ready to get our networking on.

I’m the world’s biggest fan of list-making and note-taking (and sometimes doodling!) and it’s more fun when you have pretty 5)Rifle Paper journals and 6)Le Pens to record your thoughts and ideas during the conference presentations.

I can’t leave home without a chap stick and a little color for my lips.  I’ve sworn by 7)Burt’s Bees for years and have just discovered MAC’s Lip Glass…a sweet gift from the ladies of BeChic.  This is a blog conference bag (and everyday bag) must!

Be ready for quick social media posting to connect with the great sponsors, brands and speakers that are present at the conference with your 8)smart phone.

I like to keep a 9)water bottle on hand at all times and this will be no exception! I’ve got to keep hydrated to enjoy the day to the fullest!

Will you be attending Go Blog Social 2014?  What are you packing in your bag?  Share below!


Last week I was privileged to collaborate with a great team of vendors on an exciting styled inspiration shoot.  Rose of Paper Crane Photo and Mikayla and Breanna of BeChicBride brainstormed the unique concept of traditional Indian bride meets Modern decor and asked me to come on board to help style/coordinate the shoot. Today I’ve got some phone iPhone snaps of the behind the scenes work to share with you.

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For the sake of total honesty, Indian Weddings were not an area of expertise for me. However, this opportunity was exciting and pushed me to think out of the box. With the help of our gorgeous Indian model, Nusrat, we learned a lot about how modern day Indian brides find that balance of honoring tradition while also expressing personality through decor and personal style.


Nusrat was just beautiful and Mikayla and Brenna of BeChic Bride did an incredible job enhancing that natural beauty through hair and makeup.


Emily Walters of Emmy Ray took only a few guidelines/suggestions and created the most beautiful arrangements and floral pieces for the shoot.  She is so talented.


We incorporated some fun calligraphy details to create the “good as gold” theme.


Don’t miss the photographs from Rose and Joel of Paper Crane Photo which you can view here.  They captured everything beautifully and were a joy to work with!


To say I’ve been MIA around here is an understatement.  There are moments in this past week where I’ve literally felt like a chicken running around with my head cut off…totally gory visual, but you get the point.

Things have been crazy, but crazy in the best way possible!  Thanksgiving brought sweet time with old friends and time spent with family.  I was then able to serve my last Soirée Event Designs client of 2013 in planning a reception to celebrate their new marriage.  If you follow on Instagram, you would have seen the unique reception entertainment…my mind is still blown.

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 4.53.24 PMFollowing that was the move of Bella Bridesmaid to it’s newest location in the Shops at Park Place in Leawood.

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Still in the works this month are some fun DIYs to amp up the holiday spirit in your home as well as a great giveaway just in time to celebrate Christmas…so stay tuned friends and bare with me as we make it through this hectic time of year! And try not to stress out too much, okay?  Jesus was born and that’s reason to celebrate.