A Trip to Chicago: BlogHer13

I had such an awesome time in Chicago last week. I am still recovering from my trip! Even though I felt like I was pacing myself, I obviously wasn’t because I’ve been exhausted since I returned home!


Here are some snapshots of the trip!


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Yes, I actually did do some blogging while I was there! 🙂

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Dawn {Blogging Mom of Four} Rachelle {Madame Deals} Sharon {Madame Deals} and I had a fantastic time at the sneak peak of Delivery Man, coming out in November!


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The view from our room!

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My beautiful cousin Rachel was also in town, so we got together for pizza!


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Rachelle and I! In Gap.. waiting for Dawn to buy a sweatshirt! 🙂 This Gap was FOUR stories high! It was crazy!

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The night view out of our hotel window.

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I enjoyed the new Lean Cuisine Healthy Goodness  product line and I got to meet the chef’s behind it’s creation at this lunch!

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We decorated our own cheesecakes at Eli’s Cheesecake.

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Gwen and I rode a bus together Sunday morning, to go shopping.. it was my first time on a bus!

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I got to take home this little Eggland’s Best guy from the expo!

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I also met Optimus Prime… He was huge and talked… it was a little scary.

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Check out this beautiful glass building! We had an event here Thursday night! It was SO beautiful!

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Dawn and I in the expo hall!

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It was great to finally meet Donna Hup, who I’ve known online through the Mission Giveaway for over a year!

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I took a picture as soon as I picked up my pass!

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We got to name this delicious apple streussel cheesecake at Eli’s. YUM!

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The daytime view from our hotel room. We were on the top floor in a city view suite! It was beautiful!

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Myself, Gwen, Amee and Dawn, getting ready to decorate cheesecake!

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Iccck… vomit clean up fee….

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After carrying four heavy bags and my heavy purse… I got locked out of our room! Thankfully an employee came along who could help me. I snacked on ISP All Natural while I waited. 🙂

About Layne Quintanilla

I'm a Child of God, wife, frugal home school mama, and blogger. Living each day intentionally & full of joy!


4 Responses to A Trip to Chicago: BlogHer13

  1. Melanie K. August 6, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Sounds like you had a great time at Blogher! I’d like to go to Blogher one of these years but summer is such a busy time and hard to get away. I’m sure you learned lots and meant some great people!

    • Layne Quintanilla August 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

      Yes, I did! It was quite an experience but lots of fun and great info!

  2. Sandy Cain August 7, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    Wow, this looks like it was one really fun trip! (Except for getting locked out). Do they hold this event every year?

    • Layne Quintanilla August 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

      Hi Sandy! Yes, this is an annual event. However, this was my first time going. It is never in the same location either. In 2012, it was in NYC.