We are just a few shorts weeks away from our first blog conference, REVIVE. All you local Phoenix bloggers should really come check it out. It is going to be a great day. We truly have so many FABULOUSLY (is that a word, I’m not sure but I’m going to use it anyway) creative bloggers right here in Phoenix. And we are bringing them all today for one SUPER DAY, so that we can all learn from them! Friday is the last day to register for the conference, so do it TODAY!
Today I wanted to take a moment to share about each of our Rock Star speakers!
Becki from Whippy Cake
Becki is bursting with colorful creativity and a desire to fill all the areas of her life with beauty and productivity. She delights in her family and home life with her husband Bret and 3 kids. With an understanding that not everyone fits inside a neat little box she makes it her personal mission to cultivate what makes each person uniquely beautiful. Through Whippy Cake and her education in cosmetology and professional styling, she has established herself as the go-to-girl for personal and photo styling. Through the success of her product lines and the popularity of her anticipated stylized shoots, Becki has also been contracted to mentor and direct other small business professionals. She thoroughly enjoys meeting new people and considers all opportunities to motivate, uplift and inspire those around her to be her absolute favorite responsibility as a stylist and blogger.
Steph from City Moms Blog
Steph is the Director of Advancement of City Moms Blog Network, the Co-founder of the flagship blog behind CMBN, Scottsdale Moms Blog and Social Media Director for Family Matters. She is married to Alan and is mamma to Nora (July 2009), Elsie (May 2011) and expecting Baby Girl #3 in March of 2013. She loves shopping for great deals, wearing funky jewery and spending loads of time with friends. Steph gets a kick out of multitasking and loves nothing more than throwing a good party.
Heather from HELLOmynameisHeather.com
Creativity satisfies the soul. Heather Bailey believes this and lives it—inspiring people everywhere to express themselves to create a richer, more beautiful life. Heather’s designs, from housewares, fabrics, sewing patterns and craft supplies to stationery and personal organization, are brimming with vibrant color, lush details, and energetic motifs. Her blog, HELLOmynameisHeather.com encourages others to create and share, offering free sewing patterns, how-to tips, and designer lifestyle projects. With a devoted worldwide following, Heather and her dynamic designs inspire a new generation to embrace print and color and find more joy in their everyday lives.
Heather’s 2013 planner collection with Mead is available at Target stores now. Purchase Heather’s fabric collections, sewing patterns and upcoming embroidery patterns at independent fabric stores worldwide—or stop by HeatherBaileyStore.com to shop a broad range of Heather Bailey products and designs.
Liz from The Blue Eyed Owl
Liz Ekstrom is the owner/author/curator of The Blue Eyed Owl, a vintage shop and lifestyle blog. Established in 2010, the business has evolved into an opportunity for Liz to work from her home in Mesa with her beautiful daughter Bailey and supportive husband/hot intern Matt. Liz enjoys writing and working surrounded by vintage pretties and her two rescue pups all day, as well as, traveling around the valley for vintage markets (Pssst…JITT is the best). Liz is a collector of vintage, want-to-be interior designer, journal writer, bookworm, coffee addict, social media junkie, networking lover, and small business supporter.
Jeremy & Adrienne from Dream Book Design
We are Adrianne and Jeremy, writers of Dream Book Design. We are mildly obsessed with being married to each other, loving on our baby boy, and doing DIY projects. We just sold our first home, that we remodeled completely, and are now gearing up to tackle our new homes projects. We started Dream Book Design as a personal family blog, and it has grown over the past three years in to a place of design inspiration and DIY tutorials.
Ashley from The Shine Project
Ashley LeMieux is a Phoenix resident and ASU graduate. Ashley’s dreams of becoming a writer and entreprenuer began to unfold after she started a blog called The Shine Project in 2011. After working at an inner city high school, Ashley decided to use her blogging platform to raise awareness for the at risk youth she grew to love. She founded a non profit, The Shine Scholarship Project, to send at risk youth to college, and in June of 2012 launched a business called Threads by The Shine Project. The company employs at risk youth to make fashionable and trendy bracelets so they can pay their way through college. Ashley is passionate about her work and loves connecting with other people.
Kimberly from A Night Owl
Kimberly is a working mom, wife to her best friend, Andre, and mother to two adorable boys, AJ and Alex. By day she is a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night attempts to make her house a home. She has a passion for education and has both Bachelors and MBA degrees from universities in her native state of Arizona. In her “spare time” Kimberly enjoys crafting, decorating, photography, thrifting and loves to share that side of her life and connect with others at her blog, A Night Owl. She is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Karen from Elan Photographie
In 2008, while working at a Phoenix based marketing firm, Karen Scheffe, picked up her first pro camera to document the last hurrah before several childhood friends dispersed all over the world for life’s next adventures. After uploading a few shots to MySpace, she was encouraged by several friends and co-workers to start making something more of the hobby. After almost five years in the business of online marketing she needed a break from the daily grind of the “business world.” Over the next two years she focused on learning as much as she could about the art of photography, perfecting her style and building her photography clientele. By the Summer of 2010 Karen’s photography business was active enough that she was able to leave her freelance marketing business in the dust and run with élan photographie as her primary career focus, traveling all over the United States for photo shoots. The blend of her online and print marketing experience with her love for photography has made for an exciting pairing. She continues to root deeper in her own business, help others that are newer to the space develop their businesses and brainstorm with the ones that have been around for a while on how to keep things fresh! Traveling, friendships, family, Phoenix and Jesus are at the top of her favorites list and thankfully they all can be told through her photography.
We would love for you all to join us. If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]