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  1. Dani @ lifeovereasy
    Dani @ lifeovereasy at · Reply

    I loved hearing Karen’s talk, too. I have also been following her for a while, and I felt the same way about her as you did. So awesome when you finally meet someone you have liked virtually and they turn out to be even better in person. I felt her talk was genuinely aimed at helping us move forward. Loved that! Saw your shoutout – congrats. You will have to post pics of those cards now!

  2. Danielle from Storypiece
    Danielle from Storypiece at · Reply

    I’m so jealous that you are having a sunny fall. Our weather has skipped from summer straight into winter and I’m dying to hit up the corn maze and apple orchard. Seriously, fall in Oregon is the only thing that makes up for the other nine months of continuous rain. Whine!!!!

    Love that you got to meet Karen in person and that she is as cool in real life as she is on her blog!

  3. Victoria • Restoring our Victorian
    Victoria • Restoring our Victorian at · Reply

    We are having Augtober too, although I think it is scheduled to end tonight.

    I am assuming do pickle chips are a Canadian thing? I have never heard of them.

  4. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet at · Reply

    Good for you for livin’ it up in the great outdoors. That’s the place to be when the temps are in the 70s. We’re inching there…slowly but surely. And I am SO ready, sistah.

    Also, loved learning about the serendipitous connections between you and Karen; she sounds like a gem…and I love it when the “big bloggers” are generous with their learning and wisdom. Oh, and I thought that your description of her (“She’s real. She makes you laugh. And she doesn’t play into the whole BS “rules of blogging success” game. She just writes what she wants, does her own stuff and people found her and followed her because she is awesome.”)…well, that reminded me of you. Yes, YOU are awesome and the fact that you don’t follow the rules and write from your heart and make us chuckle, well, that’s what makes Northstory the place to be. ‘Nuff said.

    Also, thanks for sending me over to read Victoria’s post. I loved every single word.

  5. Tara @ Suburble
    Tara @ Suburble at · Reply

    Oh, you got to meet Karen?!?! So lucky! (And so tiny, apparently! I can’t imagine that you and I much different in height!)

    I’m going to have to pick your mind – and your notes – for all of your BlogPodium notes. It looks like you got some good stuff, girl.

    And we’re very much NOT having a warm October. It’s mostly wet… with a side of puddles.

  6. Thalita @ The Learner Observer
    Thalita @ The Learner Observer at · Reply

    See? I told you you’re one of the cool kids. Friends with the likes of Karen and Victoria… that’s totally awesome! Have I already told you that I love your Northstory Notes?
    I tell you that every time I comment on one?
    Well that’s because I love them.

  7. Gilit
    Gilit at · Reply

    I love when someone you think is cool thinks you’re cool too. It’s nice.
    Also I’m thinking I need to move to Canada…if nothing else just to see how “freakishly” tall you are. And your business cards in person.
    I love Skoope Home and I’m so happy you’re sharing! You guys should actually be friends because you both make me laugh and that is basically all you need to build a deep friendship on “you make Gilit laugh? Me too!” #instantbesties

  8. Becky
    Becky at · Reply

    Nice weather ruins everything, doesn’t it? 😉

    Next time I see you I’ll bring the dill pickle chips!

  9. Jo-Anna
    Jo-Anna at · Reply

    That photo of your girls in the corn field is amazing! What a fall we’re having! Funny you should mention Karen because hers is also one of the first blogs I read too…I’ve learned so much from her…especially that I need to value my work as a blogger. She’s so great!

    P.S. Thanks so much for the shout out!

    And on a side note it was SO SO SO great to meet you last week! SO great! 🙂

  10. Michelle @ Sweetsuite10
    Michelle @ Sweetsuite10 at · Reply

    I think Karen’s was my favourite presentation at Blogpodium – useful information with added humour – a winning combo. It’s was so nice to see she’s as funny in person as she seems in her blog posts.
    i saw her shout out to you in her comments – so jealous! 🙂

  11. Kay @ Hey Mama
    Kay @ Hey Mama at · Reply

    🙂 i hope you post photos of the pink birthday! my youngest is obsessed with pink. i really love that photo of your girls. they’re adorable.

  12. Stephanie
    Stephanie at · Reply

    I’m glad you took advantage of being outside, I had to stay in and felt completely guilty the whole weekend!

    I wasn’t able to see Karen’s presentation, but I will def. be checking out her blog- thanks for the referral 🙂

  13. Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project
    Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project at · Reply

    Karen was absolutely by far the highlight of the day! Hilarious – but SO useful. That and the fact that we were all on a giggling high from the sound of April’s bells going in to her seminar. But I love that she’s so just so real. I actually discovered Karen’s blog from one of your tweets so I should really thank you. Her posts are what I hoard and then binge on when I’m in need of a good laugh 🙂

  14. It's me. Karen.
    It's me. Karen. at · Reply

    Alex et al, I’m a bit late here but I wanted to say thanks. Oddly enough I don’t really think of myself as a big blogger, lol. but I guess I’m getting there. I’m truly happy to help and sincerely glad you liked my talk last year and got something out of it. Have fun at Blogpodium this year!

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