Is Alt Summit really over?! My goodness how time flies. And let me just tell you, it was amazing. The women behind the scenes who organize and run this event are simply incredible.

So what is the number one question I have been asked since Alt Summit? Was it worth it?

Attending ALT Summit is kind of like attending a large party. Everything is simply over the top. Its like if your 6 year old, a party planner, and a member of the Martha Stewart team got together, this is what they would come up with. And it blows your mind. Of course you have an inkling going into it that you are in for a treat, but nothing can prepare you for what you are about to experience.

Giant sparkly swan in the Land of Nod room? Why not.

Photo booths where glitter is hurled at you….of course.

Sewing in the Bernina room with Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte, Nora of Kollabora, and other incredibly talented seamstresses and bloggers…naturally.

And of course there is always taxidermy.

Its just like this giant party of awesomeness that you can’t even believe you are lucky enough to attend.

That is Emily in the photo above, the founder of Tea Collection with me and my good friend Miranda of One Little Minute.

And then of course you sit down to lunch only to find Dana is at your table with her good friend Molly. I mean – you cannot dream this stuff up!

It is simply amazing. The opportunity to have fun, while connecting with like minded bloggers and companies is unlike anything I have ever experienced. Want to work with Whimsy Box? Better Homes & Gardens? HGTV? They are all there, waiting and wanting to meet YOU.   Turns out they love us! They love bloggers and they want to be a part of your world.

So when you ask me if it was worth it, my answer is yes…if that is what you are looking for.

It is a scene, you go wearing your best dress or shoes, and it is trendy to the max. Which for someone like me (ahem – not a fashion blogger), can be kind of intimidating. There aren’t a lot of sewists there, not like Sewing Summit at least, and you can get lost in the crowd if you let yourself.

You have to push yourself.

Push yourself to be outside of the box, know that YOU are AWESOME, and WORTHY, and an EQUAL to the amazing people around you. And of course, you have to find incredible roommates…

Seriously, I don’t know what I would have done without these ladies. Lindsay of The Cottage Home and Stef of Girl. Inspired. Your roomies are like your wingmen, and I couldn’t have asked for more amazing women to have been able to surround myself with. I love them so much. Thank you guys for keeping me sane! Ha!

So was ALT Summit worth it? For me – yes. But the best part will always be returning home to my babies.

And PS – for those of you that think there are no bloggers on the East Coast…


Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!