Hi and welcome to another week of our link party. I'm really glad you have joined the fun this week.
This weekend I went to my first blog conference. I had the best experience! I also met some fantastic women and learned a ton! We also had fun at a couple of cocktail parties.
I was apparently a bad blogger as this is the only picture I took the whole weekend. Here I am with a few of the ladies that helped make my weekend so much fun. Me, Trish from Uncommon Designs, Rachel from Architecture of a Mom, and Jamie from Jamiemiles.com.
I had a fantastic weekend until I tried to get home. My drive took double the amount of time it was supposed to. I drove through 6 really hard rain/thunderstorms and sat still in 2 construction zones. I did make a stop at an IKEA and got some fun goodies which when I eventually get things put around the house, I will show you what I got. Finally, I hit a deer! I was traveling 75 mph on the freeway didn't see it at all until I felt the impact and saw it go flying through the air. It was a horrifying experience.
I ended up in a super small town, as in 1 gas station and 1 dollar store...that's it, for 3 hours at a gas station with no working bathrooms! I had to wait for a tow truck and my family to come pick me up. We ended the ordeal with dinner late, late at night at Denny's (with the girls in their PJ's). The picture above, doesn't do a really good job of showing the damage, but it was the only one that didn't have my license plate in it. It knocked the radiator off the mount, which would be why my car was smoking, and damaged the a/c compressor. Sadly, there were tufts of deer fur in my grill. :-( Thankfully, I am totally fine and our insurance will cover everything (except our deductible of course).
I have since heard horror stories of people hitting deer, so while this really stunk and was a scary experience, I am so glad I am perfectly fine. My car will be fixed and someday I will be able to drive down a wooded highway without fear of deer.
On the blog this week, I shared two recipes (one with an apology) with you. First I shared a recipe for Vanilla Chai Latte Mini Cupcakes, then I shared a new recipe for addictively delicious Cheese Rice Krispie Wafers with an apology. Finally, today I showed you some ideas for taming your paper clutter in my post about Office Organization.
So, what have you been up to this week? Please share and link up. I'm looking forward to seeing and reading all about it.