Day 1 and 2 at BlogHer ’11 in San Diego

by Dagmar Bleasdale on August 7, 2011

My BlogHer ’11 sponsor: SwaddleDesigns

En route to BlogHer ’11, 4AM. I decided to call a car service so Don and L wouldn’t have to drive me to the airport in the middle of the night.

That’s a lot of drink tickets… 10 drinks for 3 nights? I’ll let you know how many I used. Can you guess?

Blogging on Seattle airport’s floor in between flights. I wanted to get that video loaded of L being excited about mommy going to BlogHer ’11, so I was one of the last people on the flight.

San Diego! I can’t believe I’m back in California for the first time in four years.

I met up with my roommate, Annie from PhDinParenting, and we went straight to the first event, Haute Green. I had been traveling for a day and was already exhausted, but now the fun part began!

It was wonderful to see  Mama Dweeb and her little girl at this party that was organized by lovely Calley, who writes The Eco Chic.

I was quite in awe of all the moms who had bought their little ones to BlogHer, and all the pregnant and breastfeeding and babywearing moms I saw running around.

After that I headed to the Clever Girls Collective party “I’m With the Band” and meet Kelby Carr before going in. This lady knows all about blogging conferences — she created her own: the Type-A Parent conference.

The next day, I ran into another Westchester blogger — wonderful to see Holly, the Culture Mom.

After breakfast, I attended the Welcome session with BlogHer co-founders Lisa Stone, Elisa Camahort Page, and Jory Des Jardins.

The conference center is right next to the Marriott hotel we are staying in. L would love the view I have from my hotel room — trains go through Downtown San Diego all day (and night), so he’d have a lot of fun watching them.

More later, I’m boarding my flight to Seattle to get back home after three amazing days at BlogHer ’11…



{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Tabitha Blue August 8, 2011 at 8:21 PM

How awesome!! I wish I could’ve gone… sounds amazing! Can’t wait to hear about it and see more! :)


Courtney @ The Mommy Matters August 8, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Looks like you had a great time! Can’t wait to read more about it!


Odie Langley August 8, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Have fun, great pictures, but then you are in them, Duh.


tara August 8, 2011 at 7:30 AM

I had a blast at BlogHer, my first one. And wow, they are generous with the drink tickets! They know the way to a blogger’s heart. :)


Verena August 7, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Wow, this sounds so exciting! I’m glad you had such a fantastic time!
Have a save flight back home!

Ganz liebe Grüße,


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