Industry Event

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!


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.

IMG_9621 Then we’ve got an awesome grand RE-opening party, tons of Christmas shopping, decorating the house, a quick-turn-around calligraphy job and client meetings to round out the list of what has been filling my time.Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 4.55.27 PM

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.




This Week I:

Cheered on the Chiefs (despite the loss) with friends and family!

-Started to get in the holiday spirit by lighting new candles and day dreaming fun holiday DIYs to ring in the season!

-Helped sweet friend Cassandra as an extra set of hands on a very heart warming styled shoot at Van Noy Mansion.

-Took back my morning routine…reminded myself that often you have to say NO to say YES to the things that matter.

-Hammered out some details and timelines for a client’s upcoming wedding reception.

-Hung out with some great KC Blogger ladies at Foo’s where we learned great photography tips and tricks from Jenny Wheat.

This weekend we look forward to celebrating my brother-in-law’s birthday! We will also have the opportunity to do a little shopping for our family’s adopted family for the holiday.  What plans are on tap for your weekend?  Will you start to prep for that holiday meal? If so, share your tips and tricks with me below!