So much fun! That’s how I would describe this past weekend’s Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain Park here in Georgia. I posted last year about our bloggers’ meetup at the Atlanta Country Living Fair, and I think this year was even better. The weather was chilly (I even had to break out my gloves for a while!), but we all had a great time.
Here I am by the big pumpkin pile inside the main gate.
A little over a year ago, I started a group for Atlanta-area Home and DIY bloggers to get together, network, share advice and ideas, etc. I thought maybe, maybe, I would find 10 or 15 other ladies in the area to befriend and share resources with. Well, that group has grown to over 100 members. (I know, crazy!) No one is more surprised about that than me! They aren’t all active members, but many of them are. At this past weekend’s Country Living Fair, we combined our monthly Atlanta bloggers meetup with a Hometalk bloggers meetup (another group I am in), and several out-of-town bloggers came too. The turnout was amazing!
One of our Atlanta bloggers, my friend Heather from At the Picket Fence, gave a presentation on the Main Stage and showed us how to make some really cute Christmas crafts.
It was great to see Rhoda again as well as Kristin who helps plan the Haven Conference each year. (Excuse the grainy Instagram pic.)
We also got a chance to meet Cari Cucksey from HGTV’s Cash & Cari. She is very sweet in person and had a great booth full of vintage goodies!
Left to Right: Rhoda of Southern Hospitality, me, Cari Cucksey, Kristin Stockdale.
Our group was also invited to attend a meet and greet with the editors of Country Living Magazine. They were very gracious and kind and we enjoyed hanging out with them!
Here are a few of us with Sarah Gray Miller, Editor In-Chief of Country Living Magazine.
Beth from Unskinny Boppy (pictured above) also presented on the Main Stage in the afternoon, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to see it. I know she did awesome though!
And the shopping. Oh the shopping…. Luckily for my husband (and our bank account), I came home empty-handed. But there were so many great vendor booths!
It was hard to get good photos since the lighting was so crazy with the blaring sun in some areas and the shadows from trees, (I know, excuses, excuses) but I did the best I could!
Anyway, a good time was had by all and I’m already looking forward to next year’s Country Living Fair. So tell me, could you have come home empty handed? And did you attend the Fair? Leave me a comment and let me know!
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