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I’m at the Altitude Design Summit today (Alt for short, or #altsummit). It’s a blogging conference in Salt Lake City. I’m meeting rockstar bloggers, seeing old friends, and taking good notes. Have a great weekend!

altBING-slc-2013

xo Brittany

 





My kids start school today. I’m happy and sad. I’ve waited for this day for almost 14 years. For the first time since I gave birth to my first child, ALL four of my kids will be in school ALL day. My oldest is starting eighth grade and my baby is in first grade. I daydreamed about this very day so many years ago when they were much younger, but I thought I’d have more free time to waste when the time actually arrived. Joke’s on me, right? Happy and sad because time is going by too fast.

Speaking of “free time,” I wanted to share some pictures from Alt NYC. If you want to see more photos, you can take a peek at the Alt Flickr stream – it’s pretty great.

A quick recap: The food was delicious, the speakers were fantastic, the atmosphere was perfect. We could take behind the scenes self guided tours of the Martha Stewart offices. Amazing. You can see my phone pics of the offices on my instagram account @onecharmingirl. Swiss Miss put a tattly on my arm. Everyone got to hear Martha Stewart say a few words to us. I met Darcy Miller and Sarah Carey. I saw old friends and met some new ones. I could have stared at that amazing window full of stained glass all day. There was a roof top party. And in case you were wondering, I talked to Sweet Paul too.

strawberry tarts

martha stewart

darcy miller

sarah carey

sweet paul

All photos by Justin Hackworth.





I’m in New York City today attending a design conference today. It’s going to be packed full of amazing bloggers and awesome peeps from Martha Stewart’s team. But I’m most excited to finally meet Sweet Paul. Have you seen his magazine?

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Here’s just a quick note to say Hi. I’m still spending a lot of time at our Bake It Pretty Warehouse so I thought I’d show you a few pictures behind the scenes.

I was recently diagnosed with anemia and I’m so tired. I’ve gone to the doctor and I’m following his directions and also taking the neccessary vitamins he recommended. But if anyone has any other suggestions I’d love to hear them. I haven’t ever dealt with this outside of being pregnant. Right now I just want to take a nap every day!

One Charming Party and Bake It Pretty have both been featured in a few magazines lately. The upcoming issue of Brides Magazine features our milk bottles and straws and Parenting Magazine will be featuring our Back to School Party. We have few more exciting magazine stories in the works — I’ll keep you posted.

Happy End of Summer!

xo Brittany

 





enamelware dishes

It might not be a big surprise, but I have a huge collection of dishes. I know that I got this love from my mom, and she got it from her mom. My mom has so many beautiful sets of dishes. As a child I would spend hours looking at the different plates, cups and utensils that she had in our dining room. She also bought me my first set (Christmas dishes) when I was still a teenager. This picture shows a few of my enamelware pieces. These are easy to search for and find on ebay (and are relatively inexpensive), so if you want your own enamelware collection I would recommend starting there. These dishes scream summer and I love pulling them out for barbecues and summertime entertaining.

Okay, a few things going on around here:

  • Next week I’ll be attending a social media conference called Evo in Park City, Utah. If you are going as well, please say Hi! I’d love to meet you.
  • In August I’ll be heading to New York for Alt NYC. This conference will be held at the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia headquarters. I can’t wait!
  • Probably the most exciting conference news, SNAP! 2013 has been announced. I had so much fun behind the scenes at this conference in April. Tickets for SNAP! 2013 will go on sale Tuesday, September 18.
  • I’m hard at work everyday at the Bake It Pretty warehouse. We now have local pick-up so drive on up to Layton, Utah and stop in for a peek of the shop. If you want to order online, use the code JULY all this month for a 10% discount on party and baking supplies for my awesome One Charming Party readers.
  • And finally, the relaunch of the OCP newsletter has been a long time in the making. I will be emailing it out again in the next few weeks so signup in the sidebar if you haven’t already.

Wow, summer is almost half over. Happy July!!

xo Brittany

 





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