Is it really mid-April? | Go Blog Social, Better Homes & Gardens Awards & a Giveaway

LAST UPDATED: May 04, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Apr 16, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

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It seems like the last couple months have been a complete whirlwind. I’m not exactly sure where the time goes, but I do know that I feel a lot older just talking about it! In the last month, I won the Better Homes & Gardens Blogger of the Year award {thanks to YOU}, Chris & I escaped to Sonoma {coming soon}, we finished our half bath, the wet bar, started some new projects & managed to have some fun with the girls. I also had the opportunity to attend a little of Go Blog Social & share my expertise at their “Ask an Expert” desk. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to spend the weekend getting to know attendees & hearing a lot of the speakers, because I got the little bug that got my oldest bug just a couple days prior. Life, right? Still, I enjoyed connecting with bloggers & reuniting with Better Homes & Gardens team & Stylemaker Party attendees Jessie Artigue of Style & Pepper & Erin Souder of House of Earnest.

BHG Stylemaker party attendees

Go big or go home, right? I brought my desk to Go Blog Social. Well, not the desk. I’ve served cake on this pretty white oversized table at Berg Event Space in my wedding planning days, but for GBS, I accessorized it with everything from my personal desk at home. I need an assistant.

Julie Blanner of Coordinately Yours

Blogger Julie Blanner shares her expertise at Go Blog Social

That pretty little banner was leftover from Isla’s baptism & her nursery.

Lifestyle & Entertaining Blogger Julie Blanner

It was such a fun opportunity to connect with other bloggers. Yes, that’s me in mid-conversation again.

speaker at Go Blog Social

Marilyn, of Brewed Together, and I met briefly at Alt Summit in January. It’s always great to see a familiar face.

lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner at Go Blog Social

Thanks Kaleb of Brewed Together for this iPhone photo. Well done!



Thanks to Alea Lovely for capturing my “speaking” engagement & to the Go Blog Social team for hosting me & for those who stopped by! I truly enjoyed talking with you all & can’t wait to see what you do! If you’re not already, follow along by subscribing or on Instagram!

In the midst of all of this, we’ve been working diligently to complete our home. Sometimes, I spin so fast that I make mistakes. Sometimes, those mistakes turn into something really fun, like a contest! As a token of my appreciation for all of your votes, inspiration & readership, my mistake is your gain! Between now & April 22nd, leave me a comment below on where you would use this amazing Lamps Plus 20″ drum shade pendant light {in white}. I’m so sad that I can’t use it, but excited to share it with you!  *One entry per person please. Don’t forget to leave your email address. Must return my email within 24 hours of being notified as the winner. Compliments of Lamps Plus! CONGRATULATIONS KELSEY, YOU ARE THE WINNER! *giveaway is now closed.

Coordinately yours,