Oh Joy! Book Signing at West Elm

Last night Antz, Liv and I went to the Oh Joy! book signing at the West Elm store in West Hollywood. I am about halfway through her book, Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community, and I hope to finish this weekend *it’s so helpful and motivating*. Joy is one of my fave bloggers and West Elm is one of my favorite furniture stores, so I was in heaven. First stop was the Smilebooth, after grabbing a spicy virgin margarita.

I am obsessed with Smilebooth. That backdrop is so rad!!
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I wrote out an important question to ask Joy about how to monetize your blog and what’s the best method.

Check out my stellar houndstooth nails

 The store was decorated in the cutest bird motif, I coincidentally coordinated.

Everyone loved Olivia, I got so many compliments on her outfit and her hair.
My kid knows how to ham it up
Antz told Liv to pose so she threw her hand on her hip. We hope we don’t have a Honey Boo Boo on our hands.
I love these vases
Joy & me *I was nerding out!*
I met the lovely Emily Henderson *from Secrets of a Stylist*
I asked her to sign my book. She was super sweet and as awesome as I thought in person.
The event was catered by Heirloom LA. I would love to hire them for a party in the future, the food was fantastic.
Liv helped herself to some nachos
Clam chowder shooters
Cucumber soup in adorable mason jars
I don’t know what I’m cracking up about but hahahaha!
Beautiful Bri from designlovefest was there *she remembered me from the Anthropologie event*
Jen from Ban.do was there too! Such a fabulously stylish lady
She told me there will be a new line coming soon with with sweet pieces like her kiss brooch.
There was a rad DJ from The Flashdance
Liv was getting down
I WANT!! Tassel chandeliers
I am pretty sure I’m going back for these Mercury Owls, they are so sweet and a portion of the sale goes to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Joy answered my question and gave me excellent advice. I don’t just want this blog to be a money maker because I love blogging, but would be amazing to find sponsorship for my Life List and also make enough in ad sales to pay for Blogshop class so I can learn how to format my posts and make my photos better.

Joy is so fantastic!

Here’s a little video from her Q & A. She was telling us about different options to improve our blogs.

I can’t tell you how inspiring the evening left me. I met so many awesome bloggers. One women I met offered to send Liv a box of clothes from the children’s line Wittlebee. I am so stoked to dress Liv in their clothes. My mind is swimming with new blog ideas. I’m glad we went since I was so exhausted from a long, fun day *I’ll post more about that later*


Happy Weekend lovelies!

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