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Creative Estates — Recharging my Creativity!!

I spent an amazing weekend at Creative Estates.
It was wonderful being around so many creative, beautiful women! Plus, we were in Arizona and the weather was so nice {except for Saturday – lol}.
I learned so much, I laughed so much — it was AMAZING!!! 
I just HAD to share a few pictures and details with you!!
The first thing we did was check out an AMAZING fabric/trim store from our fabulous AZ guide — Becki from Whippycake. Do you know Whippycake? Becki makes the MOST amazing rosettes. Seriously, you fall in love with her creations. I think by the end of the conference that every girl at the conference was sporting a Whippycake creation!
Then we went to the amazing Cupcakes and Cocktails event. 
So much fun!!


All of the break out sessions were amazing!!
And then I spoke at a panel on How to Post on a Creative Blog. My panel mates were amazing — Kim @ Today’s Creative Blog, Cindy @ Skip to my Lou and Amy @ The Idea Room!!
Then Friday night I was able to attend an amazing
Thanks to Stephanie, Kendra, and Kristyn  for a completely amazing event!
We also got a fun shot of a bunch of us with our Jo Totes bags.  
We love them!! 
Plus, I was able to meet so many talented, inspiring ladies!!
{Becki from Whippycake — isn’t she gorgeous??}
{Becky Higgins and Kami — Becky gave us some great advice on how to balance our lives}
 {I even got to meet the talented Whipperberry girls!}
And we goofed around and giggled all night long!! 
And thanks to these lovely ladies — Tauni and Shey for dreaming this amazing event up and putting it on.  
What an amazing time!!! 
Plus, have you heard the news??? 
Creative Estates is going to be in UTAH next year!!! 
I can hardly wait. It is going to be AMAZING.
I hope you can come. 
I would love to meet YOU!!!! 
And a big thank you to Clever Girls for allowing me to team up with them for a clever partnership! 
PS— I am participating in something super fun in two weeks from I Love To Create!!
I Love To Create sent me a bag of goodies and challenged me to make something with them and then I, along with these other talented ladies, will show off our creations LIVE. It’s going to be fun!!
PPS — I have so many other things to share, including 6 projects that I am working on this week. Thank you Creative Estates for recharging my Creativity!!  


  1. I love the added flowers on the Jo totes bag. I would love to do this! Are they pins? Where did you find them?

  2. I would also love to know what fabric store that is!!?? Thanks

  3. ahh I wish I was able to go to that fabric store! Looks amazing! Definitely something to do on my next visit to AZ!


  4. What fabric store did you visit?!

  5. Julie {CalleLillyCafe} says:

    I met so many creative women at Creative Estates & you were one of those sweet girls! I was excited to meet IRL the many women I look up to! I look fwd to the next CE! =)

  6. Kristen Duke Photography says:

    LOVE your in the car shot and many other fun candids!

  7. It looks like you girls had a GREAT time!! I would love to come next year!! :)


  8. Michelle says:

    You look so gorgeous in all your pics! Jealous! It is always so great to spend time with you. Your panel was fabulous.

  9. ilene @ muchloveilly says:

    aw such a fun post!! and i was so excited that you got to sit at our table and to meet you!!

    thanks for your inspiration :)

  10. I am SOO Jealous! Looks like you girls had a great time! Especially love the picture of you all with your jo totes :)

    thanks for sharing pics!

  11. Oh my goodness! It looks like you had a fabulous time!! Isn't it great how being around creative folks just seems to pull more creativity from you. Thanks for your fabulous blog and for sharing your experiences!

  12. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    Jen that sounds like such an amazing experience! I love the picture of all you ladies with your bags:) I can't wait to see all the fun things you have been working on lately!

  13. Do you get sick of me saying how much I adore you? Too bad! I love every single photo from this trip. And would go back in a heart beat. I told Kami next time we need to go somewhere farther so our flight is longer. That was one of my favorite parts. You are amazing. Have a great vaycay. Lunch when you return? Love you!

  14. this blessed nest says:

    i'm so bummed i missed all the fun!

    looks amazing. it also looks like it was alot more of an intimate setting than blissdom. yes – no?

    so glad you gals had a great time! i was thinking about you all the entire weekend.

    who knows…maybe i'll bust a move up in SLC next year???


  15. Allison {A Glimpse Inside} says:

    Loved meeting you Jen! :)

  16. Jamie Lynn says:

    YAY! I've always wanted to be on your blog! Woo Hoo!! It was super fabulous meeting you at the GNO! Hope you had a great weekend…looks like it was lots of fun! Hope to see you again. 😉

  17. Geeeez, were guys having fun or what! What a lovely and wonderful experience.

  18. Sounds like I need to go next year!!! Love the pictures. Can't even imagine how fun it was.

  19. Prairie Patch says:

    Jen –

    Thanks for sharing these great photos. I hope to go to a blog conference one day. They look like so much fun.

    Can't wait to see the I Love to Create projects!

    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

  20. Sam @ The Junk House says:

    What fabric store is that? I live in Phoenix and didn't know about it! It looks amazing!

  21. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    Looks like it was such a BLAST!!! Hoping to go next year… even though it's ALL the way up in Utah this time… haha!

  22. Nina @ Momma Go Round says:

    It looks like the conference was such a blast! I'm totally jealous of that fabric store, it looks awesome! So glad you had fun and a nice break :)

  23. V. Furnas says:

    That looks like so much fun! What a great recharge, and to be with people who understand blogging…sounds so exciting.

  24. lauren@warmandfuzzy says:

    oh how I wish there were more bloggers in the south to warrant a conference down here. I am so envious of you girls. Looks like yall had a BLAST! Love the recap cant wait to see what projects you have in store!

  25. oh, i so wish i could have made it to the neighborhood! going to start saving for utah and next year now!

    that fabric store looks amazing, please tell where it is! i live in az and it has been fun to watch and learn all about hot spots right here in my own state!

  26. Great pics, looks like you all had an awesome time!

  27. How FUN, Jen!!

  28. there's nothing like a getaway with tons of creative spirits to rejuvenate the crafty side of us! loved all the pictures!!

  29. Michell @Girl in Air says:

    OH THank you for sharing!! I LOVE love looking at all the fun had by all!!

    I'm so there next year!!

  30. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Looks like you all had a wonderful time! I love reading recaps like this…they make me want to start saving so I can go next time. 😉

  31. kami @ nobiggie.net says:

    I love seeing all the pictures. It really was so much fun. I loved my time with you Jen. You are such a sweet friend…who always laughs at my jokes. :)

    CPK! My way! :)

  32. Traci@ Beneath My Heart says:

    So glad you had a great time! I know it was wonderful to be with so many wonderful ladies! Thanks for sharing the pics!

  33. HayesTone says:

    What, what? I have never heard of creative estates…Sounds so fun! Were you guys in Tucson? That fabric store looks like SAS Fabrics. How does one get in on this creative estate action?! Do tell :-)

  34. MaryJanes and Galoshes says:

    Oh I am green with envy! Looks like so much fun.

  35. Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand says:

    Okay…wait…what?!? Where in Utah? When in Utah? I want to go! After all…I am a UTAH blogger :)