Last week I went on a magical adventure and wandered down to Palm Springs for Meet Make Do. Seriously. Magical. The whole goal of this trip was to work with other crafty bloggers to get inspired and make things, and that’s exactly what we did. We were provided with the most amazing variety of craft supplies and tools to make whatever our hearts desired.
When I actually sat down to write about my Meet Make Do trip, I couldn’t think of what to say. It was just, well wonderful! I don’t know if I can really put into words how great it was. 100% what I needed. I’ve been to quite a few blogger-related conferences and gatherings, and this was one of the best. It was a small group of people and we had time to sit, chat, and really get to know each other. It just makes me all warm and fuzzy thinking back to our trip. These ladies were all so kind, sweet, and holy moly they were all so crafty and talented.
So, I’ll just quit the babbling and tell you what we did on the trip…
Wednesday night I flew into Palm Springs and we went straight to dinner at Workshop Kitchen + Bar. If you follow my Instagram, that’s the spot that had the MOST fantastic concrete tables! I keep thinking about them. …::need to make for my backyard::… The food was delicious and that night kicked off our Meet Make Do trip.
Thursday was when the real fun started. We woke up, ate some breakfast, then got to planning. Some ladies jumped right in to crafting, and other’s (like myself) took a little longer to start. There were so many supplies to choose from (check out the crafting-palooza-center photo below), I could not decide. Eventually we were all in our crafting groove (I’ll share what we all made in a future post).
We ate lunch by the pool, ate yummy desserts, took ALL the photos in the world, and the weather was so pretty (a perfect dry and 70ish degrees). The day ended with dinner at the Ace Hotel!
Friday we changed scenery a bit and moved our stay to The Saguaro, the most colorful hotel in the land! So, the thing about Friday. It rained. Yup. I guess Palm Springs gets like 7 days of rain a year, and our trip just happened to land on one of those days. Being a girl from the PNW, I’m used to the rain… but it wasn’t what I was really looking for while in a desert… Ha! The rain drops were HUGE and this created a bit of a “river” down the streets (their streets aren’t exactly prepared with any sort of rain drainage). Yeah. We were all soaked, but it was kinda fun, jumping over the water and checking out downtown Palm Springs.
Saturday morning was the day we all went home. It was a bitter-sweet day. I missed my kiddo SO much (cried when my husband and the kiddo picked me up from the airport), but I really miss the time I had with all these ladies. I canNOT wait to share all the projects everyone created! I’ll be sure to link them in a post when all the ladies share them, but you can also keep watch on their blogs (links below the photo).
All my ladies….
Melanie (You Are My Fave), Danni (Oh, Hello Friend), Chelsea (Lovely Indeed), Brittni (Paper & Stitch), Kelly (Studio DIY), Ash (Sugar + Cloth), Erin (House of Earnest), Jenn (Scout), ME, Brittany (The House That Lars Built), Lexy (The Proper Pinwheel), and behind the camera Mary (Mary Costa Photography).
Thanks to the amazing photographer (Mary Costa) we on-hand to document and help us photograph our projects. All the photos above were provided by her. Also, a BIG thanks to Bing for making this trip happen.