Going Back to Elevate

Tomorrow I will be getting on a plane at the crack of dawn to head to Orange County…for the day. Yep, this baller (on a budget) waited until the last minute to buy plane tickets to her favorite blog conference and is now paying the price. So now I am flying down in the morning and heading back to San Francisco on the same day. A few advantages of this include: no luggage and no money spent on a hotel!

This will be my third year attending Elevate, the blog conference. My first year going, I was a ball of nerves. I had decided to go alone and hoped that I would make some new friends. I left that conference with new friendships that grew to the point that these girls joined me on my wedding day.

elevate friends blog besties

Last year, I felt WAY more comfortable going in since I knew a bunch of girls that attended the year before. I can’t say this enough to the girls who have not experienced Elevate yet. You WILL feel immediately welcomed by the attendees. You WILL walk away feeling inspired. You WILL away with new friends.

Elevate Blog Conference

You can see a recap and adorable video of last year’s Elevate here.

So, as I get ready for an amazing day tomorrow, I know that the long day and flights will be worth it. I couldn’t imagine NOT going to Elevate this year.

As you can see, Summer and Jen are already getting the attendees excited.

Packing Swag Bags for Elevate Blog Conference Elevate Blog Conference Prep Maskcara speaking at Elevate Blog Conference this year


Want to see all the fun tomorrow? Follow #elevateconf to get peeks into the conference!

  • Kelsey

    Maybe one day I will be brave enough to go to one of these. :-) Can’t wait to hear all about it!

    • http://www.pinkonthecheek.com/ Lauren

      You would have an AMAZING time. It’s very intimate and VERY casual. Think about it for next year!

  • Ruffled Paper – Jessica

    I hope to one day attend one of these! Sounds like fun and what a great way to meet new people! Have fun!!

    • http://www.pinkonthecheek.com/ Lauren

      You should, it’s my favorite conference! Thanks Jessica!

  • http://amberlyandjoe.blogspot.com/ Amberly

    I’ve heard great things about Elevate and have a few friends who are going! Have fun! :)

    • http://www.pinkonthecheek.com/ Lauren

      Thanks Amberly, I definitely plan on it!

  • Starr Joy

    Have a blast! Can’t wait to see what you take from the experience :)

  • http://www.myrabev.blogspot.co.uk/ Miranda Malanga

    Have fun and come share all the goodies with us lol x

  • http://www.sillysocksnthings.com Erica SillySocks

    Oh wow that sounds and looks like so much fun. Enjoy yourself!

  • http://bemusedsheninejoon.blogspot.com/ Shenine Joon

    I have never even heard of this but it looks like so much fun!!

    • http://www.pinkonthecheek.com/ Lauren

      It so much fun! Look it up for tickets next year :)

  • http://www.kelleethecaffeinated.blogspot.com Kelleen Emi

    Is that Angela in the green dress?

    • http://www.pinkonthecheek.com/ Lauren

      sure is!

  • Lindsay Stewart

    This looks like so much fun! I have never even heard of Elevate Conference! Is it for all types of bloggers?

  • Alice

    Aw I wish I could go! I dont think we have anything like this in the UK. I want to go to that neck of the woods though, might plan my time accordingly ;) have a great time!

  • http://www.snowstormblog.com/ Alicia Snow

    My Instagram feed is full of Elevate pictures! So jealous! Have fun!

  • http://www.cestsibonblog.com Stefani

    So exciting! Can’t wait to hear all about it. Have fun!

  • Deidre || Love, The Skinnys

    So nice to meet you in REAL LIFE! You are just as darling as I expected.