I know you've all been waiting patiently to hear all about my trip to Bentonville, Arkansas. I'm sorry I've kept you in suspense for so long, but things have been so busy around here. I've been playing catch up with the house, the kids, the blog, you name it!
Some of you know that this was very first trip in an airplane. It was pretty scary and exciting all at the same time. I actually passed right over my house but didn't even realize until I noticed our neighborhood park. My son saw a plane that flew over his school right around the time mine took off and thinks that it was me, so that's kind of cool!
I arrived on Tuesday evening and had about a half hour to spare after checking into my room before I would go to the lobby to meet some of the other Sharing the Savings bloggers and Brandi, one of our amazing reps from Rockfish Interactive.
I think meeting all the new people was the thing that I was most nervous about because this was my first blogging event. I had never chatted with any of the other women before, and just really didn't know what to expect.
We left the hotel and headed to dinner. We took a shuttle bus and everyone was chatting away on the way there. We met some other people from Rockfish Interactive as well as Sam's Club at Table Mesa, our dinner location. Everyone was so friendly. We had great conversations and delicious food.
Wednesday started with a SEO Class where we learned some great tips from the Rockfish Interactive team. This was one of my favorite parts about the trip because I really learned so much. I found some great tools to use to help my blog be seen more. I've started implementing a few, but need to work on that all a little bit more. I'll share some ideas with you all in a few weeks!
After the class, we went on a journey to this amazingly beautiful house which belongs to one of the VP's of Sam's Club. Him and his wife were gracious enough to open up their home for our Sophyto Demo Experience. We learned all about these great products that are new to Sam's Club and even got to try some!
A few of the bloggers were able to get a facial and try Sophyto products first hand right there at the Sophyto Demo Experience! This was also when we first met the camera crew who filmed us throughout our trip. It was really a lot of fun!
When that was finished, we went into one of the hotel conference rooms for a "Meet and Greet" reception where we got to mingle with the other bloggers and hear some organizational tips. Then we went to Copeland's for dinner where I had the best burger of my life. Although, after what poor Courtney from The Art of Being Mom found in her dessert later that night, I highly doubt any of us will be dining there again!
Stay tuned for more about my trip later! Hint: food, wonderful food!
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