Monday, January 30, 2012

Live from CHA!

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Helloooooooooooo, friends!

I'm so excited to be reporting to you live from CHA!
{I'm HERE! I'm HERE! I'm REALLY here!}

Everything was sparkling and amazingly "L.A.", on Friday morning
when we checked in, here at the Anaheim Convention Center!
The architecture is stunning, while the weather is a perfect match:
not too hot and not cold at all! Palm trees EVERYWHERE,
our hotel is nice and close to the event... Joy! Joy! Joy!

So many things to share, but hard to know where to start...
...Okay, here's one!
Saw my, first ever, in REAL life, flash mob! Hil-ar-i-ous!

Attended the CHA breakfast and schmoozed with the BIG WIGS!

Got SO teary when Nikki Sivils received a "Service to Humanity" award,
for her amazing efforts to share craft supplies and support with the
dear folks of Joplin, Missouri, post tornado... {I'm STILL teary!}

MORE tears for this fabulous service woman and humanitarian,
Clara Vargas. I had not heard of her cause, but was SO moved
by the story! I hope you'll check out her site to bring aide, in the
form of clothing and blankets to Afghanistan -
but PLEASE read her story, here!

Additionally, it was fun to see and hear from the C.E.O.'s of
Michael's, Archiver's, the owner of DCWV, and some other
esteemed V.I.P's of this industry - I was riveted! {Seriously!}
The owner of PLAID was given the BIG award of the event,
he seemed positively genuine. Fun to see this industry
from that perspective! Lots to absorb!

But it wasn't ALL business, business!

FELT - has taken on a whole new level of love for me!

ONE little make-and-take and I am HOOKED!

Cute, cute, cute!

So MUCH to see and share! I'm going to cut it short so I can
get busy, but I had to share some goodness with my best of bloggy
friends - HOW desperately I wish you ALL were here!!!

I'll be back SOON with lots of eye-candy, less jabbin'!

Miss you!


Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast said...

Glad to see you're having fun on the road, E! Looking forward to seeing more of your convention updates!

Sonja said...

Have fun and thanks for giving us a look at CHA!!

Karen said...

Have a blast, Elise! Enjoy and of course, take lots o' pics. :>

Lynn said...

Elise, thanks so much for taking us along on your fabulous trip! Loving every last detail!

Carol L said...

TFS the update and photos! it's the next best thing to being there! I think our fearless leader of OWH Sandy was among the dancers in the flash mob! I hope someone took a video of it!! I'd love to have seen it IRL!
Have fun girlie - looking forward to future updates :)

Rose said...

have a blast!! and will stop in for more photos :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Love it all! You are clearly soaking up all of the CHA!

farmhouse-story said...

it all looks like a fun trip, elise:) your little owl is so cute!