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September 3, 2012

Influence Conference

In about 5 short weeks, I'll be boarding an airplane and flying to Indiana for the Influence Conference hosted by some incredible women! I've actually been trying not to think about it too much as I told myself back in April that I was done with airplanes for the year. But, I'll put back on my brave face and conquer my fears for the 10th time this year! I'm so excited to link up and see who else is going and start connecting with new bloggers!

I'm hoping I have packing down to more of a science because I just about broke my suitcase traveling back from Blissdom!

Three fun little facts:

1. I like pink just a teeny tiny bit, incase the photo didn't speak to you or anything.

2. I absolutely love mailing cards, candies, and treats to people. I kinda think chocolate might be my love language.

3. I'm hoping to go to Haiti or Africa for a week or two in the next year to do missional work. As much as I love being a business owner, the former teacher in me would love to spend some time loving on little ones over there!

There are a few things that I'm absolutely jumping with excitement for:

1. The Community: I can't wait to hug and squeeze some of the sweet bloggers that I've already meant in real life this past year. Not to mention, there are so many women that I just absolutely adore and can't wait to meet and chat well as well. 

2. The Future: I think Influence is going to be so helpful to figure out just how I want to use my voice, and what direction to take my blog and business in as well. Not to mention, I foresee a bunch of changes coming my way in the next year or two, so I'm excited to how things unfold as I get a better vision over the weekend at the conference.

One thing I can't leave home without:

1. My iphone, enough said.


  1. I would love to be able to go to a blog confrence. Haha, so I am slightly jealous. I too don't like flying that much, which is funny because I am about to indure a 15 or so hour plane ride back to the states so I can go home. >.<

    I love your second little fact! I love mailing letters and stuff to people! I would love to have a pen pal project or something fun like that.

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. I love mailing cards to people as well. In fact, my New Years resolution was to get better at corresponding to people via handwritten note. There's a lot to be said for doing things the old fashioned way :)

  3. i leave for africa in 15 days! AHHHH. we've also got a haiti mission trip in 2013 (two actually) that still need people - if you want more info let me know! also, a couple things i want to mention - love seeing your boots that i also have AND i also have pink sparkly toms. TWINS.

  4. Hi Carrie! Following your blog from the GFC hop. I love your place here. The profile picture is oh-so-cheery and you're interested in missions. How exciting. My husband and I love doing missionwork, and actually met while volunteering with Youth with a Mission here in Costa Rica. Happy to have found you this morning. Take care!

  5. Hi Carrie! Nice meeting you! I am a southern girl too. I love mailing handwritten letters to friends and family too. Excited to meet you in October!

  6. Hi, Carrie! Adorable lil spot you have here in blogland :) Look forward to seeing you at the conference in a few weeks!

  7. Oh I wish I could go to influence as well!! sounds like it's going to be amazing. I'm a new follower of your blog :) oh and I'm crazy about pink too!

  8. I have pink luggage too! And rainboots :)Oh, and chocolate is definitely a love language- one that I love to receive!
    Excited to meet you!

  9. i love snail mail! every time i go someplace new, i keep my eyes peeled for the post office. and my favorite souvenir from other people's trips are postcards and postmarks.

    don't even get me started on how much i love chocolate! haha!

    i'm excited to meet you, Caroline!

  10. Love the suitcase photo!! And I also love pink! :)

  11. Pink sparkly Toms!! So cute!

    Also who doesn't speak in chocolate?!?! Crazy ppl thats who!

  12. If you do end up going somewhere like Haiti, get at me! I'm actually serious! I graduate with my teaching degree in December and obviously won't get a job right away in the middle of the school year. I've been researching doing something like that too!

  13. That with the phone...that right there. Yep and yep. Hey - at least we're honest, right?

    And I LOVE sending stuff in the mail too. :) Such a joy, right?

    Can't wait to meet you at Influence.

  14. I love getting and sending mail! I feel like a kid every time I get a non bill related package! Love your pink boots! Looking forward to meeting you!

  15. Carrie! Spotted your TOMS. Hope you will be rocking them at the conference. :) Haiti is a country that tugs at my heart strings and I would love to go there. I am going to India this fall. We should chat. :)

  16. Oh how fun! I live in Indiana. I really wish I was going to Influence. Have so much fun and I can't wait to hear all about it! :)

  17. hah wow that's a lot of pink :) I love it. Can't wait to meet in October -- something tells me I'll be able to pick you out ;)

  18. I didn't know you were going to be at the Influence conf. I can't wait to see your sweet smile!!