Blogger Meetup!

Hello Everyone!  Long time no see!  I cannot believe I haven’t blogged in three weeks!!!  I have had the most amazing time during my absence, and wanted to share with you what I’ve been up to – meeting and hanging out with fellow bloggers!!!  I didn’t take my camera with me on my excursions, so pardon the odd sized photos that I had to edit from my phone camera.  It’s all good!

First up is my second meeting with the lovely Aussie blogger, Rosie, from A Red Lip and A Nude Shoe.  We met for the first time earlier this year when hubby and I went to Sydney, Australia.  We so hit it off, and have been in constant contact with each other.  Because of her obsession love of Def Leppard, she decided to come to the States earlier than planned for their limited US tour (along with KISS), and brought along her childhood bestie, Tez (who is now my bestie too!).  Tez’s first time in America.  We chose the PNC Music Pavillion in Charlotte, NC to see them.

My Aussie girls landed in Atlanta on July 17 (after spending time in the Napa Valley and Seattle).  We picked them up, hung out in boring Augusta for a day, then headed to Charlotte.  Oh, did I mention, we got VIP packages to meet the Leppard boys? And sat in the second row at the concert????

We had to line up for the VIP photo op, and it started to seriously rain.  Really???  We are about to get our photo taken with Def Leppard, and we are wet as hell (I wish I had a “before” pic, because our hair was on point). Really, it was.


Def Leppard VIP

Now, it’s our time for the photo.  Rosie adores Rick Allen (the drummer), and he remembers her from the coffee shop in Vegas from last year.  She is DONE.  Ready to head back to the Land Down Under, and there were tears.


Def Leppard Meet And Greet

Next, we all fly to New Orleans (July 21) for some fun, and to meet up with Adj (who flew in from London). Also her first time in America!!!  I now know how to pronounce her first and last name.  She blogs at Love, Adjpants.  She is also a friend of Rosie and Tez, and now a fabulous friend of mine!  So, another  blogger I got to meet, and hang out with!!!

First stop was Pat O’Briens for some Hurricanes!  At this point, we decided we were the United Colors of Benetton Bitches!!!! Of course, you can see it, right?


Pat O’Briens

Next, we met the sweetheart Chelsea from Tiger Love Beauty!  She lives in Louisiana, and attends LSU!!


Blogger Meetup New Orleans

We hung out with Chelsea and her friend Ashley.  We did breakfast at The Old Coffee Pot, the French Market stalls, then gorged ourselves with the Muffuletta at Central Grocery.  I am so happy I got to meet her.  Love ya Chels!


Blogger Meetup New York City

Then, we flew from New Orleans to New York (July 24)!!!!  Times Square selfie!  We stayed at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.  Had a fabulous time in the Big Apple!  As you can imagine, so many things to do in the city.


Blogger Meetup NYC

I also got to meet Hannah from Hannah, Here.  Funny thing is she is from Colorado, and happened to be in NYC when I was, and the planets aligned just right, and we got to meet up!  We share a love of barre workouts (she did a Physique57 workout in NYC!) and kitties, so I was super excited to meet her.

After New York, my babies went on to Vegas and LA. I had a date with Sarah McLachlan in Atlanta, with my homies here in Georgia.  Pre-concert burgers!!!


Farm Burger Buckhead

Sarah McLachlan is one of my very favorites!!!  She did not disappoint.  Me and my gals had a fabulous time, but they did hear about how much I enjoyed meeting all of the fabulous bloggers/friends I met this month!!!!


The PHENOMENAL Sarah McLachlan at Chastain Park

Again, thanks for reading, and I have a TON of reviews coming up!

And thanks to Chelsea and Hannah for meeting up with me!!!





  1. Lisa says

    Wow what awesome meet ups!! I’m hoping to be in Vegas in November if there happens to be one then haha! :-) Looks like you had a fabulous time xx

  2. Adwoa says

    I LOVED this post Mama Karen! Thanks so much for the trip of a lifetime. You are now officially on my list of Favourite People In The World. Can’t wait till next time xoxo

  3. Wendy says

    Wow, so many meet-ups, travels, and concerts! It’s funny because you’ve met Def Leppard and I met KISS last year and they are touring together. Wish I could go to the show here, but we’re too broke to make it happen. There I go, having to live vicariously through you again. ;)

    I saw Sarah a few years ago at Lilith Fair. Isn’t she fabulous?! You must be worn out from all of the constant traveling recently. Bet you missed your furbabies! <3
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