The day started out with a wonderful walk with Katie. I really cherish these one-on-one times as group gatherings can get a lil’ bit intimidating and impersonal. She was such an awesome walking buddie! If we lived closer, we’d do it every morning..right, Katie?! 😉 Well, having this view didn’t hurt either! Good morning, Boston! Miss you, Charles River!
For lunch, Kristin organized another mini-mingle – lunch at Whole Foods!
(Top right picture via Kristin)
Then Emma, a whole body specialist at WF, talked us through the importance and the benefits of using all-natural makeup with wholesome ingredients. Stay away from the dirty thirty! Our skin is the largest organ we have! Most of what we apply on our skin gets absorbed into our liver! To start, think about changing out your deodorant to a natural one. Read here if you want to learn more.
At the end, the amazing people at WF sent us off with this amazing goodie bag STUFFED with samples! Hello! Come to mama..
I def wanted to make sure I took every single one of these packets home. At the same time, I didn’t want to check in my bag either. So what did I do? I left behind all my dirty makeup. Now, that’s a start, right? This is what I took home in my quart size ziploc…My skin deserves the best esp since I’m going to be a stress bomb soon.
Afterwards, we walked back to the hotel to pick up our Swag Bag!! So fun to say that!
Look at all the yummy deliciousness! Can’t wait to try them one at a time throughout the week! And yes..I now own a pair of hot pink, lighter than air Reebok shoes! They make me feel like I’m walking on clouds! And here’s Danielle sporting our shirt that’s soft as a feather. And have you seen these flavored lip balms before? Yum! Can you sense my excitement??
Then I went on a photowalk led by the “oh so incredibly adorable and hilarious” Gretchen and the very artistic and creative Holly. I instantly adored Gretchen! Love her spunk, humor, openness, fun-spirit, and vibrant energy! And of course, when she mentioned her obsession with her 2 mini schnauzers, I died…wish Kona could meet Dexter and Harry! How cute would that be!!
(Photo via Gretchen) Do you see the diff between her pics and mine? I have a lot to learn..
(photo via Ashley! It was nice meeting you!)
Although we ended up getting lost, I was secretly glad that we did because I got the golden opportunity to walk alongside Anne! I’ve been following her blog since last year, and I’m not going to lie..I was star-struck! She’s one of the reasons why I started blogging. I couldn’t believe that I was walking next to her, hearing her voice, and sharing about our journeys to becoming RDs and just life in general. She was so incredibly sweet and def worthy of admiration. Ahh…I still can’t believe…
Here are some pictures that I took along the way since it was a photowalk after all…but honestly, I was more interested in chatting..
Here we are again! Anne looks so cute..I, on the other hand…The hubby says to me, “you better work on your pose.”
After our extended walk, it was time to get ready for the cocktail party! Although I was a sweaty mess, I had no desire to shower. Sorry guys if you smelled something awful that night. I quickly got dressed and joined the party!
These are all the pictures I took until my camera went dead :(. Oh, and do you like my pose? Someone graciously shared with me the much needed tip to making your arms look flattering – put your hand on your waist. I think I overdid it, though :o. As I lingered around the cheese and bread table, I ran into Courtney! She is seriously drop dead gorgeous! She told me that she was trying to meet as many new faces as she possibly could, and that was so encouraging to hear! What a supportive and loving community that I’m a part of! I also got to meet Sara! We’ve been exchanging very funny and thorough comments back and forth, so I was very eager to meet her in person! What a sweetheart she is! Again..stunning! I def felt out of place that night amongst so many beauties! She and I hit it off right away as if we’d known each other for years! And to think, this is just the beginning of our beautiful friendship ;).
And of course, Room 513! And that just about wraps up Day 2!