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I’m Going to the Pinners Conference!

Oh my gosh! I thought that only Utah had the Pinners Conference. I thought I was so lucky when I lived in Sandy to be literally a mile away from the South Towne Expo Center for some of the most popular conferences in Utah (especially for bloggers). But, I didn’t realize that the Pinners Conference was a multi-state thing! And, this year, I get to go!

@PinnersConf 2016 in Dallas on September 9&10.

It will be this weekend, September 9&10, at the Arlington Convention Center.

If you have never heard of the Pinners Conference, well, shame on you. This is how it is described: What is the Pinners Conference? It’s two great events in one. It’s a conference featuring 100 Pinterest-based classes taught by the best teachers in the nation. And it’s also an expo with 200 top businesses providing beautiful options in the worlds of DIY, crafts, cooking, self-improvement, photography, party planning, scrapbooking, holiday, beauty and fashion and all sorts of other great things. What’s Pinners? It’s where Pinterest comes to life. And it’s now your favorite weekend!

Follow along with the Conference, which happens in Dallas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Atlanta this year, on social media with the username @pinnersconf.

And, make sure you follow me on Pinterest!

@PinnersConf 2016 in Dallas on September 9&10.

Tayler from The Morrell Tale.com

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Full of Friday 10/9

Awesome Moments
1) I absolutely loved last weekend’s LDS General Conference. There was such a spirit, especially during Saturday morning’s session, which was my favorite. Here are links to my favorite talks:
– Dieter F Uchtdorf’s talk on how to search for truth
– M Russell Ballard’s talk on how even if apostles and prophets aren’t perfect, they are still obeying God’s word
– Jeffrey R Holland’s talk on the divinity of motherhood

2) Being hired as a Virtual Assistant in charge of a health and fitness blogger’s monthly newsletter and Pinterest account

3) Spending an hour and a half at the park with Rhys yesterday

4) Going to the local food truck roundup for dinner on Wednesday.

5) Getting to go to the Elev8 blogger night last night and meet with some local businesses.

Grateful List
1) Rhys is developing just fine according to his 15 month checkup
2) My new VA part-time job and the opportunity I have to substitute a few times this month
3) Mom willing to watch Rhys a few of those subbing days
4) My bishop who truly cares about my spiritual well-being in a sheparding, but not over-bearing way.

Awkward Moments
1) Walking around SLC in the dark, late last night, alone, trying to get to a TRAX station after the Elev8 night.

2) Having a good friend send some discouraging material to me last night at 11pm as I was heading to bed.

3) The fact that yesterday was supposed to be a post about a new recipe I was supposed to make on Wednesday…then we decided to go do food trucks and I didn’t have a post at all yesterday, meaning there will be two posts today!

In Case You Missed It
6 Ways to Love Your Body
My Insecurities
Rhys is now 15 months old!

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Sharlee explains why it IS OKAY to not have already lost your pregnancy weight!

Around the Web
How to manage time as a work-at-home-mom
How IGNORANT can you be?!?!?

Looking Forward To
– Making a lot of new recipes this week!
– Going to church on Sunday. I don’t know why, I just am!
– Substituting next week and being back in the classroom!
– My VA job!
– Date and temple night!

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Salt of the Earth Spa Night AND GIVEAWAY for spa skin care products !

Last Thursday, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend an amazing event for Utah bloggers: a spa/party hosted by Salt of the Earth, Whole Foods, and Draper’s IKEA!

Salt of the Earth is a Utah-based company that creates spa treatments and products. Most of their ingredients come from the Great Salt Lake itself, an are all natural! It was created by the owner’s neighbor. When he finished college, he bough it from her and made it what it is today.

We were able to create our own spa skin care products of salts or cremes. We were given an option of different scents and were able to hand-mix our own! I choose apple spice cider since it is a fall scent. It was really fun to mix the creme with the scent in a bowl, then push it down into my container.

I got a full box-full! Not just a sample size! I looked on their website, and it is worth about $22! Holy cow, I scored! I put some on my hands, and they felt so soft and I loved the scent.

There were other spa treatments going on, but it was soooo crowded and busy, I wasn’t able to enjoy them–just make my creme.

I walked around their warehouse and found food catered by Whole Foods.

Again, Holy Cow! they went all out! I had the caramelized leek and smoked gouda mac’n’cheese and the orange zest creme brulee with raspberry sauce. It was sooooo delicious! My goodness! I snarfed it down. I shared a table with some of the girls from the blog Six Sisters’ Stuff and I was a little embarrassed at how quickly I ate that!

We heard a bit from the owner of Salt of the Earth. He talked about his story with the company and a bit about our other sponsors. Then, we all headed outside because he had a big pinata for us with prizes inside. It took about 5 bloggers to whack it enough for prizes to come out, then it was a madhouse! I mean, look back at the picture of the crowd. Now image all of them, plus more, in a circle around a box full of spa-related prizes! Ya. Crazy. I dove right in and couldn’t even see what I was grabbing (since it was after dark) and came out alive with two shirts for Salt of the Earth and warm/cold eye patch that helps with sleep and relaxation.

I would’ve stayed longer, but I wanted to get back home in time to nurse Rhys and put him to bed.

But, in honor of Salt of the Earth, Autumn, and for getting 100 followers on Bloglovin! Salt of the Earth is willing to give away a 12oz container of their body cream!

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Have fun entering!

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.