Yesterday, I spent the evening with a very special group of women: the 30 Top 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!)
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!
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!).
Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees! And thanks VancouverMom.ca 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?