Build Your Blog Conference, Here We Come!

We are so excited for this week’s adventure. You may have noticed on our Facebook page or in Kerstin’s post about the blog turning a year old, that we are headed to our first blog conference. We are packing our bags and heading for Salt Lake City where we hope to fill our minds with all things blogger at the Build Your Blog Conference 2015. We are like two college girls prepping for spring break. (We even invited our girlfriends to indulge in this road trip with us!) My, how our lives have changed along with our choice in swimming suit styles! Nonetheless, Jelly Bean Journals has become our new labor of love and we can’t wait to get our hands on some new ideas to make it even better for you and us!


Our Itinerary


  • 8:00 AM – Goodbyes

Kiss our handsome husbands goodbye, love on our babies, throw dinner in the crock pot, and head out for half-a-day of work.

  • Noon – Closing Time

Close shop, high five our coworkers, check the gas gauge, load up and hit the road for a 7 hour drive to Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • 10:00 PM – Arrive in SLC

After a trip extended by too many pit stops, laughs, conversations and idea sharing, check into hotel, call the fam, and crash…or giggle some more and stay up way too late because we are bunking together.


  • 6:00 AM – Rise and Shine

Groan a little for staying up too late after being in a car for too long, shower, primp, and dress while brewing coffee and chatting up a storm.

  • 8:00 AM – Go Time

Hit the registration table, grab some breakfast grub, and find the best seats in the house.

  • 9:00 AM –  It’s On

Listen to the opening key note and get even more excited that the conference has officially started.

  • 10:15 AM – Divide and Conquer

Split up, get into as many sessions as possible through the day, and soak it all in!

  • 4:00 PM – Room Meet Up

Gather back in the room, make plans for the night, check in with our families, and head out in search of food and fun!

  • 6:00 PM – Newbies & Speed

Attend our first, ever “Brand Speed Dating” session. (Wish us luck on this because feeling like “newbies” is the best way to describe what we are anticipating!)


  • 6:00 AM – I’m Up, I’m…Up

Again, groan a little for staying up too late, shower, primp, and dress while brewing coffee and chatting up a storm. Head out for more blogging bliss.

  • 8:00 AM – Ish…

Grab some breakfast and find the best seats in the house, again.

  • 9:00 AM –  Second Verse, Same As the First

Listen to the opening key note and repeat Divide and Conquer from Friday.

  • 5:00 PM – In Awe

Meet back up for some tasty eats and inspiration from the Blogger of the Year Gala.

  • 10:00 PM – Nighty Night

Check in back at the room and then with our families. Hit the hay…or giggle, again, for too long because we are still bunking together.


  • 6:00 AM – Gooooood Morning!

Get excited about staying up too late, talk about missing our kiddos and loves, shower, primp, and dress while brewing coffee and chatting up a storm about all the things we can’t wait to get to work on.

  • 8:00 AM – On the Road, Again

Make choices based on how hungry we are, pack up, grab some breakfast and hit the road. Call husbands and remind / reassure we are returning by their lunchtime…after the toddlers are down for nap.


We are so thankful to our supportive husbands. Without them such opportunities would not be possible for us as working, blogging mommies! We are sure to miss N and Baby A, as well, but we are looking forward to the opportunity to learn and grow.

Build Your Blog

It’s going to be a jam packed turn around for us this week but we are ready! We have talked about how we aren’t totally sure what to expect from this experience but we are going in with open minds and hope to glean as much good from our time in Utah as possible. Stay tuned to Facebook this week for photos and updates from our time on the road and at the conference. It’s sure to be fun and we are excited to share our experience with you!

*All Images from Free Stock

2 thoughts on “Build Your Blog Conference, Here We Come!

  1. This will be an exciting week-end for you ladies!!! Safe travels and can’t wait to see all the new ideas you come home with 🙂 Enjoy!!!

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