When I lived in Orlando, a handful of bloggers and I started meeting every once in a blue moon to chat about all things blog. Those meetings began to become more regular and pretty soon we were meeting once a month. Thus The Central Florida Lady Bloggers group was formed.
As much as I tried, I wasn’t able to make it to any more Central Florida Lady Blogger meet-ups after I moved to Tampa. The group grew about 50 times over and I really began to miss the ladies and how active the Orlando blogging community was. Deep down Callie and I knew the Tampa Bay blogging community could be just as active as Orlando – we just needed a central place to all come together. Thus the Tampa Bay Lady Bloggers group was formed.
We had our first meet-up this afternoon at The Lime and had quite a turn-out.
Success! Not only did we all get to know some Tampa bloggers that we had already been following, but we also met some new ones too. Hopefully we can keep these meet-ups up and turn this into a regular thing. At the very least it’s just an excuse to get aways for an afternoon out with the girls.
Psstt…When i first posted about Tampa Bay Lady Bloggers the other week, someone had commented saying they wished that had a group in their area. Well…. start one! There should be lady blogger groups all over the country! All it takes is one person to start it .
The table shared a couple of baskets of chips as we chatted.
As well as the dip trio (love me some guacamole)
I filled up on chips, so dinner was pretty light.
Brown rice, roasted veggies (carrots, broccoli, brussels sprouts, acorn squash, and onion), marinara sauce, goat cheese, and hummus.
A light meal, but a tasty one.
With a serving of cookies and cream ice cream for dessert.
There’s always room for dessert, right?
My project tonight.
Note the test pinwheel took me an hour to make and still looks funny. They make it look so easy in the DIY tutorial. That’s where they get ya – they make it look easy, then you spent the next hour questioning any skills you may have. Hopefully it only gets easier from here.