Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Say Cheese!

 We love all kinds of cheese, but our favorite kind is Box of Cheese photo booths!  One of the highlights of this year's conference was all the fun that was had in front of that little white box.  Don't take our word for it though, see for yourself!

Say Cheese! Capture the shenanigans at your next event with a Box of Cheese Photo Booth! The ultimate photo booth rental service in all of Southern California specializing in: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Riverside. Our model lighting, crazzzy fun props, and instant photos guarantee to make your celebration unforgettable.
We love to party - weddings, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate events, graduations, quinceaneras, album release parties, reunions, any, and all celebrations!

 Come check us out at www.boxofcheese.com or call us at (562) 888-2698.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Elevate 2014 Attendee Link Party

We really can't believe how fast Elevate came and went this year.  It was such a beautiful day and it was made possible by both our amazing sponsors and all the wonderful women in attendance.  We can't thank you all enough for being such an important part of this Elevate experience and we can't wait for next year!  For now we wanted to share some of our favorite highlights through these gorgeous photos by the talented Stephanie and Chrissy.  We would love for you all who attended to link up your conference recap blog posts at the very end.

Please support our amazing sponsors who made Elevate a success!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Elevate Blanket Drive

Hey friends!  As most of you know, every year we choose a service project to work on during Elevate.  This year we could really use your help with our project!  Our dear friend Tracy from Dear Life, From a Mom of Boys recently adopted a beautiful little girl from an orphanage in Europe and saw first hand the needs of the children there. 
Some of the most needed items are baby blankets, toothpaste and toothbrushes for the children.  We will be collecting these items at the conference and they will be hand delivered by the next family from the adoption agency that goes to the orphanage to bring home their child.  Baby blankets can be gently used, homemade or even thrifted. 
 If you are attending the conference this year we would love for you to reach out to your family and friends for donations and bring them with you.  If you are unable to bring items with you and would like to contribute to the drive, we will be collecting monetary donations to help pay for the cost of  the luggage for the flight over to Europe and any money left over will be used to purchase diapers to donate. 
If you are not attending this year you can either contact Summer at Summer @ made by munchies mama .com or any other attendee you might know to donate.  Please help us make a difference in the children's lives at this orphanage!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Announcing the 2014 Conference Speakers

2014 Speakers

Cara Brook {MaskCara}

A makeup artist and lover of all beautiful things. Cara thinks most people are twice as beautiful as they give themselves credit for. Inside & out. She is on a journey to change that.  On her blog Cara shares tutorials on make up and hair as well as her favorite beauty products and fashions.  Her highly successful make up line, Maskcara Cosmetics,  is available in her shop.

Ashley Stock {Little Miss Momma}

Ashley is a California girl,  married to a Wyoming bred guy, and together they made two blue eyed baby boys.  She is a momma, wife, free lance writer, mommy blogger, an independent marketing consultant, and self-proclaimed glue gunning extraordinaire.  Upon graduating from the University of Southern California, she joined the world of high heels, blazers and briefcases–until she welcomed early retirement from a career in marketing and public relations to stay home with her little man.  Today you will find her keepin-it-real on her blog, Little Miss Momma, as she writes about life lessons as a Momma-in-training {with some crafting during nap time}.  She is best known as the girl who writes like she talks, who has cheerios stuck to her bum most days, who looks hideous in skinny jeans, who revealed her most personal secret on her blog, who wears sweatpants way more often than her hubby would prefer, and who sometimes super sizes a McDonald’s value meal to overcome a tough day.

Lisa Leonard {Lisa Leonard Designs}

Lisa has been making jewelry since high school but  decided to get serious after her first son, David, was born. She wanted to start a small business that would enable her to quit her job and stay home with her boys. At the time, she had never taken any formal classes or received special training in jewelry making. She just went for it!  Creating jewelry not only allowed her to work from home, but has connected her with so many amazing women along the way.  Lisa's desire is to create simple, lovely pieces that can be worn with jeans or your little black dress. She wants each piece to be meaningful. Her custom jewelry is hand-stamped with your kids' names or a special phrase or verse. She loves to touch her necklace throughout the day and reflect on her husband and her sweet boys.

Alissa Circle {Diary of an Addict}

Alissa Circle, is the founder of life + style blog, Diary of an Addict, where she shares her addiction to food, fashion and healthy living, and Co-Founder of Pollinate Media Group, a content marketing agency founded in 2012. Alissa sought to pursue her passion to help companies grow their brand by teaming them up with bloggers who love to spread the word about fantastic companies and products just as she does. A warm weather city girl at heart, Alissa lives in Southern California with her husband and 2 children: Katelyn and Brayden.

Desiree Campbell {The 36th Avenue}

After years working in interior design, Desiree fueled her passion for DIY into her own corner dedicated to creativity, her blog The 36thAvenue.  She's grateful that blogging has giving her the opportunity to do what she loves and share her passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with millions of readers.
Stephanie Studer {Life Created}
Stephanie owns a small business in Arizona called Life Created. It specializes in food & product photography, styling and printing services for small businesses and events. She is a mom of three beauties, which is the best role she could ever have.  Daughters have made her realize the small joys every day and she strive to capture the details of life through photography and memory keeping.  On the weekends you can find Stephanie visiting the local farmers markets, going to the park, enjoying a cupcake, or visiting local thrift stores. She collects vintage kitchen items you can see in a lot of her food photography.  Life Created was born out of Stephanie's admiration for handmade things, supporting local businesses and recognizing the value of a photograph. Originally,
blogging was her outlet for anything crafty while being a stay at home mom and wife to my US Marine, Levi.  Years later, now out of the USMC, it has morphed into a blog about business happenings, and occasionally personal life.

Chrissy Delacy {Let Me See You Sparkle}

Chrissy Delacy is the high energy, quirky photographer behind Let me see you Sparkle. She loves working with people and being involved in their special moments from babies to birthdays, graduations to weddings, each life event is special and she strives to capture that from behind the lens.  Her business started with her blog and blossomed into an ever growing business and she couldn't love it more. She has a passion for photography, an inability to turn down a cupcake and an overall sparkle about her that she hopes to share with the world through every photograph she takes!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Elevate 2014 Attendee Link Party

We created this link party so you call get to know each other before the conference and connect.   We have also created a closed Facebook group.  If you would like to be added click HERE and we will get you added.  This is a great place to post questions on what to bring, what to wear, what to expect so others who have been before can help you prepare for this years conference.  Feel free to use it to arrange carpools, roommates or "extra curricular" activities. 

 Please link to your blog.  If you do not have a blog then link to your personal Facebook page.
This link party is ONLY for those who are attending this years conference.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Girls' Night Out at Queen Bee Market

Are you in need of a Girls' Night Out?
We got just the thing for you!
We are teaming up with The Queen Bee Market to bring you a night of shopping, pampering, treats and mingling.  GNO will be held at an adjoining room at the Market and is open to shoppers, bloggers and vendors.  Grab your party shoes, your girls and your ticket!
Pre-Sale Tickets: $10
At the Door: $15
Click Here to purchase your pre-sale tickets.

Monday, September 16, 2013

The 2013 Favorite Things Party

We just couldn't help ourselves, we missed you all too much to wait till 2014 to see your beautiful faces.  We are so excited to announce our first Elevate Event: The 2013 Favorite Things Party!  What's even more exciting?!  We have teamed up with The Printed Palette who will be graciously hosting the event.

Here is how it all works:
  • Tickets go on sale at 9 am pst on October 1st and are limited to the first 25 people.
  • All sales are final, but may be transferred until November 10th.
  • You know we likes to grub so Dinner and Dessert will be provided.  Wouldn't be an Elevate Event without it!
  • Think of one of your favorite things in the world ($5-$7 value) and bring 5 of them gift wrapped to exchange.  Ideas: Beauty products, candy, accessories, cleaning products, home d├ęcor, GC to your fav. coffee or juice joint.  The possibilities are endless, be creative in your selections and packaging.
  • You will draw 5 names, stand up and introduce yourself and why you selected your item then give your gifts to those 5 people.
  • Story short: Bring 5 awesome items (all the same) and leave with 5 awesome items (all new and different!)
  • Get your Holiday Shopping started with BANG!  The Printed Palette will be offering 15% off in store and will be hosting some awesome giveaways.
  • This event is open to anyone who wants to join in, not just bloggers.

So set your alarm and had back HERE on Oct. 1st at 9am to get your ticket!

In the mean time, we thought we would make the day of one of you all by giving away a FREE ticket!
We will announce the winner September 27th, Good Luck!