The Five People I Didn’t Meet at the Blissdom Conference

Carol Schiller and Stephanie Schwab

Not house bloggers, but fabulous women, nonetheless. Carol Schiller (L) and Stephanie Schwab (R)

I had a wonderful time at the Blissdom conference seeing old friends, making new ones and getting to know some really great women at a deeper level. As a Community Leader in the business track, I met a lot of women making a living in or around social media, but I missed the chance to connect with many outside that niche.

I brought my tool belt and work boots (which, BTW, took up a ton of space in my small carry-on), but I never wore them. Well, I wore the work boots on my trip home because otherwise I would have had to leave my three new canvas bags, five new t-shirts and a copy of The Lorax back at the hotel along with my bottles of VO-5 shampoo.

Or something like that.

Anyway, had I been bold enough to break out my Renovator Kim outfit (seriously, don’t call it a costume even if I do wear it in almost all my videos), I’m sure there would have been some sort of Law of Attraction thing going on and we would have met. But I can still read their blogs, and so can you.

Here are five home/house/DIY bloggers that I did not meet at Blissdom, but wish I had:

Confessions of a Curb Shopaholic

Pretty Handy Girl

My Repurposed Life

The Country Chic Cottage

House of Hepworths

Who else did I miss at Blissdom? More importantly, do you think any of these ladies would want some of my vintage fabric? Do you? It’s free to a good home.

About that photo: I was fortunate to spend lots of time with both Carol Schiller, the community manager at Cozi, an online family calendar that I love, and Stephanie Schwab who is, among other things, creator of the Digital Family Summit.

5 Responses to The Five People I Didn’t Meet at the Blissdom Conference
  1. Laura (@chambanalaura)
    March 27, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Cute pic!

  2. kim/reluctant renovator
    March 28, 2012 | 7:30 am

    They really did it up for the Lorax party. Of course, I missed you too, Laura, but for entirely different reasons. I hope to see you and the babe next week!

  3. Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl
    May 25, 2012 | 9:05 am

    Kim, how the heck did we miss each other?! Ugh. Well, I am certain that if we both had worn our tool belts they would have magnetically attracted to each other ;-). Are you going to Haven?

  4. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage
    May 25, 2012 | 10:24 am

    I am just seeing this….wish I would have met you as well!! Maybe next time??

  5. gail
    May 25, 2012 | 11:17 am

    awww, shucks! so sorry to have missed you! (did you stop by a table I was at and say hi? Someone did, and I seem to remember her name was Kim. I was in the middle of business sort of thing, and I couldn’t find the lady when I was finished) I’ve always wondered who it was, I sure hope it’s you so I can say how sorry I am that I missed you!
    If not, I’m still sorry we didn’t meet up. I’m going to Haven….you?