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Monday, March 17, 2008

Chicago Trip (Country Living Woman Entrepreneur Event)

Good morning, Friends!

I am back from out Make Mine Pink trip to Chicago. It was awesome! I will start at the beginning and post as much as I can remember over the next day or two.

I flew in with Lori (Katie's Rose Cottage) on Thursday, since we both live in Dallas suburbs. We wanted to make sure we got there (flying stand-by), so we left a day early... She is a sweetie and I felt like I had known her forever. It was great to have a day to visit with her and some extra time to prepare for my CL Pitch! We stayed at a hotel near the airport and then hopped back over to the airport on Friday to meet more Pinkies and head to the brownstone we were all staying at together for the weekend.
Here's Roxie and me wearing our Outrageous Pink Tiaras in the airport (hoping for extra points towards the Tiara Contest on Sat. night!)
Once all the early flights were in, we all hopped in a cab and the fun began. When we arrived, Joyce Lucas and family were already at the brownstone to greet us. Need I say what the meeting was like? Hugs and squeals and laughter and more hugs! It was so nice to meet everybody face-to-face after 2 years!
Our brownstone!

Roxie, Dianne, Gail

After most of the ladies arrived, we headed down the street to grab some lunch at Corner Bakery and then do a bit of shopping. The brownstone was just 1 block from Michigan Ave and we had so much to do and see just a few steps away. The weather was great for this Texas girl--upper 40's and no snow. We were off to a great start!

Lake Michigan was just down the street!

Sharon, Roxie and Gail

Carol and Gail at the mall

These are just some photos of the great architecture in the area.

Friday night we all went out to eat at Chipotles and then headed back to the house to gab into the wee hours. It was a blast! I think we turned in at around 1:30am and tried to get some sleep. I don't think we got much--adrenaline was flowing amid all the excitement of being together and the Country Living Event on Saturday...

Tomorrow's post --Pitch Your Product and the awesome seminars!


Anonymous said...

Looks like a good time was had by you Pinkies in Chicago. Love love love you & Roxie in those tiaras! Yours (tiara)looked like a real Texas pinkie!!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Karen, Loved seeing all your photos. The tiaras are amazing. Look forward to tomorrow and more photos. Have a super great Easter week. ~ Lynn

Cathy said...

Karen, It was so much fun meeting you on Saturday. Thanks for posting those great photos of Chicago. The mall looks like a blast.

Christine and I shopped some local Consignment shops and picked up some real pretties!


cjan said...

Hi Karen, thanks for making the Chicago event alive for those of us who couldn't be there. What a lifetime experience for all of you... Anxious to hear more on your next posts. What a neat experience to hear the voices and actually see each other in person!!


gail said...

Hi Karen,,, I was so happy to meet you! You are so awsome. Its funny how everyone thought you would be taller?LOL Your pictures are great... luv, gail

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Karen ~ I love your pictures !!! The one of you and Roxie came out just darling !
It was so much fun being with you this weekend ~
Talk to you soon !

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I was so happy to meet you ... you are a tiny bit of big joy !
It was a lot to put into just one day but well worth it.


sweetfunkyvintage said...

How fun that all of you ladies got to meet in person at the country living event. I was there and could feel your genuine delight when you all cheered for make mine pink. I look forward to reading the rest of your posts!

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

Hi Karen! What a pleasure to read about your ChiTown adventure! I can't wait to read about "Pitch Your Product"...=0] xoxo LOOOOVE the tiaras!!!!!

Sharon said...

Love all your photos of the trip Karen and look forward to your next posting. Sounds like you have a wonderful time.