Day 2: Alt Summit begins!

Wednesday at Alt with 2 of my roomies.

Wednesday morning was an early one. … Our little East coaster roomies are insane and woke up too early. πŸ˜‰ so, we got up… Lazed around… AND: Sweet Shawntae from A Little King and I stopped by with her adorable babes. Plus, she was adorable too.

We titled the photo on the leftΒ  below, “Sister Wives”. Love those girls, Ms. Navy, and Mr. Kingston (FYI: her kiddos are even more adorable in person). How ’bout a random bit of trivia for you… Kingston and Ruari were born on the same day, only 2 hours apart and both were 4 weeks early.

So, we had originally planned on doing a photo walk with Nish… But, it was raining and it didn’t work out. πŸ™ I think next year we will plan our photo walk for Tuesday so we don’t run short on time. Darn. I was really hoping to meet her!

We were not actually staying at the Grand America…. We were at the Comfort Inn 2 blocks away. This was totally fine, but it got more difficult as the days went on. Even though we were each saving about $300 by staying there… I almost wish we were at the Grand. Next year for sure. So, for lunch we ate at the Garden Cafe in the Grand and shared a bottle of wine… You know, because that’s what you do when you’re at a conference.

And, finally… Alt summit begins!!! Heck yeah! The moment I’ve been so excited for and planning for and saving for…. Was here. For the first night at Alt they had a million different restaurants that all the attendees were splitting up into groups of 10 for a more intimate dinner experience. Jess and I chose Spencer’s as our dinner of choice. Oh man. You don’t even know how long it’s been since I’ve had an amazing steak… And, this thing was amazing (and, free which makes it better. All thanks to our dinner sponsors, HP). Please see photo below for thee most amazing steak. You are looking at a $60 piece of meat…

After much wine and fabulous chatting (I loved the sweet dinner attendees that I chatted it up with.) we headed out to Squatter’s…. A local watering hole. This is where I finally got to meet the lovely Dayna from Gelaskins. She was neato. And, I also met and was pretty interested in the Brunch with Bloggers group.

Next up: passing out at the hotel around 1 am… And, our fabulous Alt sessions begin!

P.S. Most photos are from my phone and jess‘ phone. BUT, some are from the lovely photographer: b.a.d photography.

{Related posts: Day 1 Alt Design Summit, BlogHer ’11, What Did I Learn?}

Β Wordless{ish} Wednesday link up:


  • Mariana on said:

    Hi, I'm new here. And I love it.
    And this looks like a lot of fun! πŸ™‚

    p.s. – I have a little boy – born just a few days before your little girl and he was 4 weeks early, too. πŸ™‚

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      So we both have a coup,e of crazy 2-year-olds? πŸ˜‰

  • Shawntae on said:

    It was sooo good to see you! I miss you guys already and wish you loved closer!!!!!!

  • jordan shutt on said:

    I had so much fun meeting you, I swear I saw you around all the time, next year I will not be as shy I swear. Can't wait to see more of your recaps!


  • Nish on said:

    SO BUMMED it didn't work out for us to hang! Next year, I'll be at Alt, so we'll get lotsa hang time. πŸ™‚ xo

  • Jodi Hall on said:

    such great pictures! can totally tell you had a blast πŸ™‚

  • Rebecca on said:

    Your friend in the middle (top pic) has incredible hair! How is it placed in the back?
    I think I could do that with my hair… thick and wavy!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Lots of hair spray and bobby pins! I can do a little video to show how to get that much volume. πŸ˜€

      • Rebecca on said:

        Yes please! πŸ™‚ I have very thick hair… so volume isn't an issue for me, but I'd love to know how to do that updo!

  • Robin on said:

    Glad I was able to reap the benefits of your dinner πŸ™‚

  • kristin on said:

    it looks like such a blast!! i used to live in salt lake and spencers is a fave!! so jealous you got to eat there!!! πŸ™‚ looks like an amazing trip!!

  • pineapplelily on said:

    OMG, I think the fact that you were ballsy enough to call yourselves "sister wives" IN Utah is freaking hilarious, and makes me love you love you girls even more!! haha Oh and ps…drinking heavily while no kids are around is highly acceptable. =)

  • jenni from the blog on said:

    Aww, looks like so much fun! I went to SLC once for a work conference and LOVED it there. So gorgeous! And I've been to Squatters (I have a few pint glasses from there)… that place was awesome.

    PS- I miss your face.

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I miss your face too. I'm sad I just wont be able to afford Blissdom. BUT, I will be at BlogHer!

  • Gaby @ Tmuffin on said:

    Wow. That looks like so much fun. And everyone is so beautiful!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Lots of beautiful people at this conference! Lots of pretty shoes….

  • Rachel Joy on said:

    great photos! your hairdo always looks so cute…hope you're having as much fun as it looks.

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Thank you! Yes, I had a TON of fun. The summit was last week. πŸ˜€

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