Weekend Photo Dump – Type A Blog Conference

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Weekend Photo Dump – Type A Blog Conference

Hi friends and happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wunderful weekend.  I spent mine in Atlanta at the Type A Parent Blog Conference.  My friend Jaime was speaking at the event and had an extra ticket that she shared with me.  I’m obviously not a parent (unless you count dog Mom!) but she promised me that blogging was the focus on the conference and I would not feel out of place.  She was right!  I had a great time learning new blogging tips and meeting some great people.

So today I thought I’d share some of the weekend fun, phone photo dump style… Here we go!

Type A Parent Conference 2015

The conference started with a kickoff “Not So Scary” Disney Halloween Party!   Any excuse to wear my Minnie Mouse ears is good for me. 🙂

Type A Conference Disney Party

There were a few official dressed up Disney characters.  Cruella called me a rodent and had me stand like a “fashion model.” Still laughing about this picture!

Type A Conference Disney Party

I got to spend time with some new and old friends including Susanna.

Type A Conference Disney Party

The first full day of the conference started off with much more serious attire.  I was thrilled to be able to go to an entire day of classes on everything from Instagram to freelance writing.  I’m such a nerd, but I enjoy soaking in new knowledge.

Regardless of your chosen field, knowledge is power!

Type A Conference Julie Wunder

The conference was in Buckhead and it felt pretty cool to be in a city for a few days.  I love my mountains, but it was a nice change of pace to be in a city.

Type A Conference Atlanta Views

For dinner I met up with Genelle, Susanna, Jen, Karen and Jaime.  We went to Southern Art!  Art Smith is the chef and it focused on upscale southern meals.  It was amazing.

Southern Art Biscuits Atlanta

I’m actually still dreaming about these biscuits and homemade pickles!

Southern Art Biscuits Atlanta

The night was capped off by another party sponsored by the Type A conference.  It included a fun s’mores bar!

Type A Conference

The second full day of classes started off early, but I was excited to soak up more knowledge!  Blogging is a constantly changing medium and I feel like there is always something to learn.

Type A Conference

Lunch was hosted by YouTube and they even accommodated vegetarians, which warmed my heart.  This salad was pretty tasty!

Type A Conference Vegan Salad

After another day of great classes I met up with Theresa, Andrea and Susanna.  We had an amazing Mexican dinner before getting ready for the closing party.

Type A Conference

The closing party was an 80’s theme! You guys know I love a theme party… so I went all out.  We had a great time.  It’s was fun to get away and spend time with other amazing women that I have so much in common with.

Type A Conference 80's Party

What a great weekend!  I am so grateful for these friends and experiences like this.

I hope your week is off to a great start!  Come back tomorrow for an delicious 30 minute stove top soup featuring kale and tortellini!

And of course, have a Marvelous Monday! Thanks for the linkup Katie.

Your turn!

What did you do this weekend?

What is the last conference you’ve been to?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:07-04:00 October 12th, 2015|Blog Surveys, Fun, Southeast Travel|35 Comments


  1. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes October 14, 2015 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    That sounds like such a good time! I’ve never been to a blogging conference before!

  2. Andrea October 14, 2015 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Those biscuits!!! Yum

  3. Runaway Bridal Planner October 13, 2015 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh, so much fun!!! Love all the photo’s, and I think Cruella was right, that is a fun photo pose!
    Sounds like it was a really fun coference!

  4. Maureen October 13, 2015 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Love the outfits! I have never been to a blogging conference….hoping to change that in 2016!

    • JulieWunder October 14, 2015 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Thank you!! It’s a lot of fun and you meet great people!

  5. Dani @ Dani California Cooks October 12, 2015 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    We must have just crossed paths in buckhead this weekend! We were staying at the intercontinental for a wedding. What a coincidence! Was at southern art this morning 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 13, 2015 at 8:45 am - Reply

      Omg! That’s crazy!!! It’s such a small world sometimes! I hope you are having a blast! We stayed at the Grand Hyatt across the street.

  6. Jaime October 12, 2015 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    So glad you had a good time! When I attended my first Type-A conference, I was a cat mom. I wasn’t a mom to a human until the third or fourth one I went to. 😉

    • JulieWunder October 13, 2015 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Haha! Thank you again for the ticket! It was great! And so nice to meet everyone 🙂

  7. Susanna @Zealous Mom October 12, 2015 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    It truly was such an amazing time! I’m so glad you came and that we got to hang out, learn and have fun together. Can’t wait for the next one! Now on to our goal lists….:)

  8. Farrah October 12, 2015 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    hehehe, I got so confused when I read the title of this and was wondering if I’d somehow missed that you had a kid! :O

    Looks like you had a lot of fun though–I love your outfits! :]

  9. Mandi Korn October 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Looks like you had a really great time. Do you go to Blog conferences often? Do they help?

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm - Reply

      I’ve only done this one, the Food Blog Forum (the time it was in Asheville) and Blogging Concentrated (more of a class than conference.) It is cool to connect with other people and I always get some really good takeaways.

  10. Jess @hellotofit October 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I’d love to attend a blogging conference one year! It’s hard because I have to get continuing eds for personal training so it’s hard to justify ANOTHER conference for something I don’t get paid for, yet. Great re-cap!

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm - Reply

      I totally understand! That’s a lot of conferences! It’s a lot of fun if you get the chance.

  11. Mary Beth Jackson October 12, 2015 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Looks like a great time, I love the 80’s picture! A blogging conference is definitely on my bucket list for next year!

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      It’s a lot of fun and you get some great information. I hope you get to go!

  12. Blane Sherer October 12, 2015 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Glad you enjoyed the conference.
    Love that 80’s theme picture.

  13. I’ve not been to a blogging conference yet but it is for sure on my list for this year. If you know of any must attend ones let me know!

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      I’ll let you know! This was a very last minute decision!! I’d love to go to a fitness one!

  14. Dan Steadman October 12, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    well that looks fun back in the ATL….our weekend was a wash again…week 3 of training is off and going (week 2 was a hot mess with no 15 mile run)

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      Ugh! The rain is getting the best of the running!

  15. Nick October 12, 2015 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Glad you are getting good use of those ears.

  16. Susie @ SuzLyfe October 12, 2015 at 7:53 am - Reply

    So much fun! ANd in my city….

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      I thought about you at the southern restaurant 🙂

  17. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie October 12, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

    What a fun weekend! Bulkhead is my favorite area, so I always love going there and exploring a bit. Ok, I love Atlanta in general : )

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      Me too! It’s a cool place… especially AFTER I parked my car for the weekend 🙂

  18. Jessie October 12, 2015 at 6:03 am - Reply

    I can’t get over how hot those browns shoes are your wearing in the first few photos. Please share where you got them from 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm - Reply

      Ahhhh!! They are super awesome. They are from our local outlets. I found Micheal Kors for $30!!! And the are comfortable.

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