|My suitcase, back pack, Tiny Tiger purse and flat Piper!|
For those of you who don't know, BlogPaws is an online pet blogging, social media community, which holds an annual conference every year. I was lucky enough to attend my first BlogPaws in 2011 in Tyson's Corner, Virginia. There are amazing keynotes, raffles, opportunities to network and talk to popular pet brands such as PetSmart and Hartz (to name a few), as well as interact with fellow bloggers and their pets! Not to mention...the SWAG!
|Left to right clockwise: Swag from PetSmart including Furminator! Mulitple BlogPaws treats, trying to organize swag to go home.|
|Mom won an amazing basket from Hill's, including a Flip Camera!|
I found myself doing many things at BlogPaws. I got to reconnect with many blogging buddies, such as Ingrid King of the Conscious Cat, Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey, Stephanie Harwin of Catsparella, Angie Bailey of Catladyland, Janea Kelley of Paws and Effect,Robin Olson of Covered in Cat Hair, Teri Thorsteinson of Curlz and Swirlz, Caroline Golon of the Happy Litter Box, Pamela Haines with Moo Kitty Finds a HomeKate Benjamin of Modern Cat to name a few, as well as first time meeting Dorian Wagner of Your Daily Cute, Tamar Arslanian of I Have Cat, Amy Palmer of Seabass Cat, Peter Wolf of Vox Felina, Joanne McGonagle of The Tiniest Tiger and Debbie Glovatsky of Glogirly and so many more (if I forgot you, it's because of tuna brain)
|Hanging with Stephanie of Catsparella!|
|Moki walking around in the grass.|
|Thanks to Crystal for getting this great shot of Moki and I!|
A special place set aside for bloggers while at BlogPaws, was the Catification Lounge. The lounge was brought to BlogPaws by Kate Benjamin of ModernCat, as well as Jackson Galaxy!
The lounge was full of so many wonderful cat products! I was lucky enough to win a upright cat scratcher and my mom won a shed monster. We have a huge shipment of the swag that we couldn't fit in our suitcase, somewhere in the mail, and I can't wait until it comes.
I would consider BlogPaws 2012 an utmost success! It was great to reconnect with so many of my fellow cat bloggers and make so many new connections. I am ecstatic that BlogPaws 2013 is in Tysons Corner, VA - only 20 minutes away from me, making an easy commute and I can even go home and snuggle with my kitties at night.
Thanks for reading my review and look for the next few wonderful BlogPaws inspired posts that are yet to come!
|The Mormon Temple in Temple Square. Had to get a little sight seeing in!|