Girls night out | An evening with the 30 Top Vancouver Mom Bloggers 2013

Yesterday, I spent the evening with a very special group of women: the 30 Top Vancouver Mom Bloggers 2013.

Vancouver Mom Bloggers 2013


Thanks to all of you who voted for me, I placed 4th among this illustrious group of women; women who blog about family, children, relationships, food, sex, running, menopause and gasp, even fitness! Although I didn’t win the Purdy’s Chocolates (and thus, won’t be able to share them with you…), I did have the opportunity to meet many of the women pictured above and to hang with some of my Blunt Mom co-authors (who are tamer in real life than online; come on girls, get loose!)

Vancouver Mom Bloggers 2013


Vancouver Mom Bloggers 2013

I can’t remember the last time I showered, shaved, washed AND dried my hair (“what’s a diffuser, mom”), put on a dress, did my nails (before hair, of course) and had my makeup applied by a pro all in one day. I’m guessing it was the day I got married; nearly 16 years ago!

Vancouver Mom Bloggers 2013

You see? I don’t always year workout gear!

Thanks so much to Secret Location (confession: the invitation said “Location: Secret” and until I arrived at the address, I actually believed that the organizers were keeping the location ‘secret’ to add to the mystery of the evening…) for the fabulous food and drinks, to Purdy’s for the salted caramel chocolates and to the many local companies and brands who donated to the eclectic swag bag given to each of the 30 nominees. (My kids adored the Marshmallow pops and Pop chips; I appreciated the new thumb drive and the gentle reminder to back up my book drafts daily!).

Vancouver Mom Bloggers 2013

Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees! And thanks for a wonderful, grown up evening with the girls!

When was the last time you got all ‘glammed up’ for an evening out?

Do you read the blogs of any of the other Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers 2013? Which ones?


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  1. You look totally gorgeous in your red dress and nail polish! And the last time I got glammed up was….um….probably a wedding or something.
    AlexandraFunFit recently posted…Back Saver Sit and Reach Flexibility TestMy Profile

    • Why thank you Alexandra! It felt fabulous to put in a bit of effort… Can’t wait to see you next week!

  2. You look terrific! I tend to get glammed here and there, on weekend evenings mostly . . . makes me feel like a real grownup. But when I am wearing anything but sweats or a skort/tee shirt combo, my daughter asks, “Mom? Why are you so FANCY?” Um, those are accessories, my dear, and I used to wear them EVERY DAY before you came along!

    • Thanks so much Sarah. My kids are the same. I contemplated wearing panty hose and when I took them out of my dresses (from way at the back…), my daughter had no idea what they were. In her nearly 11 years, she’s never seen me wear them! (I decided not to; too uncomfortable!)

  3. I love blogger meet ups – that looks like a blast!!! You look absolutely gorgeous. So fun to get all glammed up. πŸ™‚
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted…Strange But Good: Berry Corny SaladMy Profile

    • Thanks Laura! It was a lot of fun (but exhausting to stand around in high heels for so long; I be a sneakers kind of girl!)

  4. You clean up well! Oh Canada…

  5. You look awesome!! Sorry you didn’t win but 4th seems pretty great – congrats!!!
    Kim recently posted…Choices and Why I Work out First thingMy Profile

    • Thanks Kim! And I was shocked to place as high as 4th. The whole thing was win-win, in my opinion!

  6. Gorgeous! I can’t remember the last time I got decked out. Need to work on that! πŸ™‚ Congrats – well deserved.
    Erica @ erica finds recently posted…Friday Finds: Your Perfect Hotel Finder, StoryCorps Hits Chicago & Deals!My Profile

    • Thanks Erica. We should all treat ourselves to a fancy evening out every now and then!

  7. You look amazing. Looks like a blast. I got glam’ed up this week while in Vegas with a friend. She won a trip for work and took me! Reminded me to do it more often. It felt good
    Stephanie Robbins recently posted…Incremental Increase In Revenue by 15%My Profile

    • I SAW those pics Steph and you looked incredible! Hope you had a fantastic time!

  8. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are #1 in my book!!!!
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted…Running Shoes, Bathing Suits, GIVEAWAY WINNERS & Link LoveMy Profile

  9. How fun! Good for you to pamper your self a little too.
    Kathy recently posted…I am but….I still need a few more of me…what the?!My Profile

  10. Just getting all caught up and loved your recap – it was such a fun night and I’m so glad we finally got the chance to meet in real life. Hope you’re already having a great time away this weekend…
    Nikki recently posted…Race Report: Aldergrove Regional Park 10km Trail RaceMy Profile

    • Nikki, you HAVE to go to the next Fitbloggin conference. It was great on so many levels; education, community, workouts, sponsors and Portland is such a fun city to explore!