Chicago: Day Three {BlogHer Begins}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on July 24, 2009

Today was officially day one of BlogHer ’09 and my Overstep Your Bounds Challenge. While it seemed I walked all day long, I only clocked 6,332 steps, allowing my competition to get ahead.

The day began with a fun breakfast with the Walmart team and Food Networks’ Dave Lieberman. I didn’t know much about Dave, but discovered that his passion is showing others how easy it is to “eat, live and entertain like royalty, even on a commoner’s budget”. Dave also told us that he has a blog called Dave Cooks, where he writes about food and travel, and posts some amazing pictures.

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The real steps occured after breakfast, when Tara and I roamed around the conference hotel, meeting up with people I was dying to see again, talking to people who stopped us to try to find out who we were and if they knew us, and wandering around the exhibit/sponsor booths.

I have to confess that I couldn’t help but be drawn towards all of the beautiful babies I saw as I walked around. Babies being held close in wraps and slings, as they slept. Babies being cuddled. Tiny babies being pushed along in strollers, oblivious to the world around them. Ah, babies. It was a welcomed distraction and I ate up every moment.

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Teagan Ivy

And, then more parties. Energizer, e.l.f. and Nikon all sponsored wonderful parties, with great food and FAB hostesses.

I missed most of the sessions (ok, I missed all of the sessions), but today was full of life. And a lot of steps.

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Josh July 28, 2009 at 11:39 am

Sounds like so much fun! So bummed we couldn’t be there to see friends and meet new ones. Next year – NYC! Sweet.

Josh

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Adventures In Babywearing July 28, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Aw- I am so glad you had a great experience! It is always wonderful seeing you.

Steph

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LyndiLou July 29, 2009 at 11:29 am

What a fun adventure!!! Cute babies always add some fun to things, don’t they! :)

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Kristin July 29, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Oh the babies…I must say a highlight!

*ahem* glad I wasn’t the only one who ditched..

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