Blend By Number



Miles from Clarksville, TN to Park City, Utah.


Blend 2013 Flight Food & Fun

Snakes Snacks on a plane withΒ the best travel buddy EVER!

Am I the only one skeeved out by water in a can? Oh, and they totally confiscated my dip on the way back…damn TSA hummus-haters! And yes, that is wine next to my carrots…totally needed after being bomb screened AND having a mental breakdown right as we were about to take off because I thought I lost my phone! Oops? :-/


Blend 2013 Lindsay, Katie, Janetha

Amazing women who worked VERY HARD to pull off a fabulous fun-filled weekend!


Blend 2013 Park City Resort

Breath-taking location at a resort that made me want to quote Pretty Woman.

“The bathroom is bigger than the Blue Banana!”

Now if only the elevators had come with sofas for two! πŸ˜‰


Blend 2013 Meals

Pics from the THREE fantastic sponsor-hosted meals…I’ll do my best to narrow them done for Wednesday’s post! πŸ˜‰


Blend 2013 GPP Workouts

Burpees, squats, pushups, and tricep dips…led by GPP Fitness…and about 418 sore muscles today to prove it!

Please refer to Katie’s shirt in the second pic πŸ˜‰


Blend 2013 Zumba

Sexual innuendos made during our impromtu Zumba class led by the spunky, sexy, and wonderfulΒ Annette.

I am seriously in LOVE with this girl…she must’ve seduced me! πŸ˜‰


Blend 2013 Night OutGlass clinks on our night out on the town.


Blend 2013 Swag

POUNDS of swag.

Which I have NO idea where I’m going to put and thus is still sitting in my kitchen floor FOUR hours after unpacking it!


Blend 2013 Bob's Redmill Gift Card

Dollars to spend thanks to Bob’s Redmill and my luck during the closing ceremony raffle!

Wonder what should I get??


Blend 2013

Days that went by FAR too fast!


Blend 2013 Memories

Blend 2013 Memories 2

Blend 2013 Memories

Β β™₯ Laughs shared, hugs given, and MARVELOUS memories made!Β β™₯

Now I have TWO loads of laundry to do and a TEN hour night shift to get ready for so I will “see” you guys later! πŸ˜€

Be sure to head on over to Healthy Diva Life to check out the marvelousness from everyone else’s weekend!


What are your go-to travel snacks?

Have you ever been on a retreat/conference or met another blogger face-to-face?




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66 Responses to Blend By Number

  1. Lisa says:

    Wow, the weekend looks like so much fun! (now I really want to go next year!!!!). πŸ™‚

  2. Kat says:

    If I didn’t love you so much Im pretty sure I would hate you right now πŸ˜‰
    Glad you had a wonderful time!!

  3. This weekend was such an amazing experience! I’m glad to have gotten to meet you! Lol. The Pretty Woman quote is hilarious. I did a Tom Cruise and jumped on the couches when no one was looking πŸ™‚ I was just around 30lbs too for the swag stuffed into my check in. It was my first blogger meetup in such a setting and loved it so much. Essential travel snacks include a protein bar of some sort (generally Clif or Luna) and lots of water. And beer, when flights are delayed πŸ™‚

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! Dude, I would have paid money to see you in Tom Cruise mode! Love that I got to meet you gorgeous! Hope you are doing alright since returning home…I know you had a lot to face. Just know that all my thoughts are with you and your family! Love you! xoxo

  4. lindsay says:

    1…..sad cotter who didn’t get enough time with KISS. Let’s go back, k? love you!

    Can i borrow that pic of us? I need more of you! xxoo

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Awww, I know! This weekend went by TOO fast…I wish we had had a week instead! And of course you can have the pic! I’ll email it too you now! πŸ˜€

      Love you MORE! XOXOXO <- See? CAPITAL letters! πŸ˜‰

  5. Two: The number of perfectly round Ken-doll butt cheeks trending on Instagram ;).

    Great meeting you! I agree that it went by way, way too quickly.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Hahaha! Love it! SO glad I got to meet you too sweetie! You are just as gorgeous on the inside as you are on the outside! xoxo

  6. This was SUCH a fun post to read! And you have great photos.

    Thanks for the shoutout πŸ™‚ I simply love to dance, so I am glad it comes off as fun for you guys too….and my being pregnant? Well, that does seem to add a ‘glow’-and I can’t help it if people fall for me πŸ˜‰

    I <3 you! So fun to meet you!!!

  7. Awesome recap lady, I wish we would have had more time to hang out and talk etc etc…it just went by too fast. I think we needed another full day! Next year maybe! πŸ™‚

  8. Oh honey I loved this! It was such a fun read! Thanks for doing it by the numbers it made me laugh πŸ™‚ I have TWO pieces of luggage that just got returned to me YAY so now I have 30 lbs. of swag to put away lol!

    Love you

  9. katie says:

    This was the best recap EVER! Lindsey at cotter crunch had a great post too!

    I am so sad I missed out this year, but you bet your booty I will be there next year!!

    Love ya girl! <3

  10. Aww the blend retreat looks like so much fun! And they took you hummus?? How dare they!

  11. Looks like you had A LOT of fun! I so wish I lived closer and had been able to attend. Loving the food, the workouts and of course the swag! πŸ™‚

  12. What a great way to recap the weekend . . . of course, the math teacher in me loves the numbers theme. πŸ™‚ I LOVED spending time with you over the weekend–you are such a wonderful person!

    431 miles between Arlington Heights, IL and Clarksville TN . . . wish it were less!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, now I wish I had incorporated some sort of math equation at the end! Lol It was beyond great spending time with you this weekend…you are even sweeter than I thought you’d be! And thanks for saving my tummy in the bar…I owe you for that guac and veggies! πŸ˜‰

  13. I love you and miss you already!!! Meet up again asap??? πŸ™‚ xoxo

  14. If I keep repeating “I will not be jealous,” do you think my brain will believe me? Reading all the recaps has been -killing- me because Blend looks like it was such an amazing time, but it’s made me even more determined to go next year… and you won’t let me chicken out, right? πŸ˜‰

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      There will be NO chickening out! I will pester you for days…MONTHS if I have to! You and Chelsea (Healthy Munchkin) are definitely coming! No ifs ands or buts!

  15. Emily says:

    The green monster of jealousy is raging inside of me right now! What an amazing weekend. And that swag-bag?! Holy moly! You ladies made out like bandits. (:
    Can’t wait for you WIAW post this week!

  16. purelytwins says:

    you are too freakin cute!! love this posts and love you! you are such an amazing person inside and out and we are soooo honored to have meet you and make a friendship with you πŸ™‚ HUGS

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, I think the same about you two!! Love that I finally got to meet you face-to-face! You girls are absolutely beautiful and so inspiring! Love you both!

  17. I’m glad you had such a good time! I’ve yet to go to any blogger conferences or anything of the like, but I promise that’s changing this year!

  18. Lee says:

    Looks like it was so much fun! I want to go next year for sure!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Yes!!! It would be so great to have you there, girl! You would love it! And if you can’t afford airfare, I’m pretty sure Laura could pack you up and get through security without a problem! Lol

  19. It looks like you had such an amazing weekend! I really wish I would have gone but then I’d be scrambling trying to get everything done for my son’s bday this weekend. Next year!

  20. You are so friggin’ creative. I love this post – love you – love that we share the same sarcastic sense of humor. You were so much fun to travel with, talk with and discover the intensity of TSA with. I am so sad we are going to be further away now but that just means we have to plan visits! I will lure you to Dallas with pictures of the amazing grocery stores, cuz’ that’s how we roll. xoxo

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Awww, I love YOU!!! And seriously? After getting to know you this weekend and realizing how much we have in common, there won’t be much convincing you will have to do to get me to come out there…well, besides the whole 100 million degree summer weather thing! But I’ll be sure to stick to dry packaged goods for my plane snacks when that time comes! πŸ˜‰

  21. That sounds like SUCH an amazing weekend! I had fun seeing all your pictures on instagram, loving vicariously through you!

  22. It looks like it was an amazing weekend! Hanging out with fellow bloggers is always such a blast because we’re all so creepily similar haha. I’m seriously kicking myself for not going – definitely next year though!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      You better!!! I’m holding you and Amanda (Running with Spoons) to it! I have GOT to meet you ladies face to face!! And squeeze the heck out of you! πŸ˜‰

  23. Oh man that looks like an awesome time. I’m so jealous!

  24. I found water in a can in a vending machine at a hotel once and I thought it was TOTALLY weird. It just seems wrong??

  25. Eric says:

    Looked fun! Great pics!

  26. Love the numbers idea! I can’t believe how heavy the swag bag was when I checked it. I’m still trying to figure out where to put everything. haha It was so great hanging out with you and getting to know you better. Excited to see you again, hopefully sooner than later!

  27. This is an absolutely adorable and delicious recap! I had a blast following all of the updates over the weekend but next year I wanna join in on the festivities – so fun πŸ˜€

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh my gosh, YES!!! You’ve GOT to come next year! It is SO much fun! And I would love to finally meet you!!

  28. OMG, that looks AWESOME!!!!!! So glad you had a great time. And the hummus confiscator? He just forgot his lunch and took it for himself! Thanks for sharing the weekend with us!!! hugs

  29. janetha says:

    This is such a creative recap! I loved it. And I love you. Can’t tell you how happy I was to see you again. xoxoxo

  30. So much fun!!! Loving seeing all the posts & pics!!!!

  31. I love reading all these posts about the Blend Retreat! And your pics are all so gorgeous! I’m jealous! I want to go next year! πŸ™‚

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh my gosh girl, you would love it! Definitely try to come if you can…you won’t regret it one bit!

  32. This is one sad girl now that she can’t see you for awhile! We need to make a point to get together sooner rather than later! I was bummed for you with the security issue! That stinks! How can Laura get through security with yogurt and they take your hummus? I’m thinking they wanted snacks for later! πŸ˜‰

    Can you email me that pic of us? I want a copy! Big hugs my beautiful friend! xoxo

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I know…it killed me to watch them walk off with my hummus! Luckily I had a banana and some carrots…and a chardonnay to take my mind off things! πŸ˜‰ Lol

      Just sent you the pic and another one that I snatched off of Lindsay’s blog…the one of us hugging! I love it! I love you! And yes, I need to see your sweet beautiful face SOON! xoxox

  33. I will be laughing for days at the picture of Laura doing zumba!! SO glad we bumped into you in the airport- wish we had more time together… but it was great to chat a bit. What an amazing weekend!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Awww, I feel the same way! I hated that we didn’t talk more at Blend, but SO grateful for the short time we got at the airport! You are an absolute doll and I will be blog-stalking you in the future! πŸ˜‰

  34. Jessie says:

    LOVED everything about this recap!! So happy you were able to see and meet so many lovely ladies.. and of course get fed a ridiculous amount of yummy food!!!

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  36. Fran@BCDC says:

    What fun!! Park City looks beautiful. Not sure I’d make it through all of those classes though…I’d better start training NOW!!

  37. Stupid TSA. I’m still mad they stole my Chobani. [No. I would have been OK if they stole it. Instead they THREW IT AWAY. In front of me. Sad day.] Luckily, my hummus DID make it through. I’ve decided the key is either to freeze it, a la Laura, or transfer everything to smaller containers. The TSA agent kept saying something about ‘it’s the size.’

    LOVE YOU!!! Thanks for being my bedmate. πŸ™‚ I only wish we could have spent the whole two days just chatting away, but I’m so happy we’ll be closer together come August. Nashville better watch out!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh yeah, definitely going to take to freezing things in the future…take THAT, TSA! Lol

      I’m so excited! We’ll have to try to plan a little Southern blogger meetup once you get settled in! πŸ˜€

  38. calee says:

    we should all just make #snacksonaplane a thing.

    also, totally bummed that the group pic of our dinner didn’t turn out. and i wish i had a pic of your face when that biotch ripped the check away from you.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! Omg, love it!

      And seriously? Did the restaurant get ANYTHING right? Damn waitress can’t even handle an iPhone photo??! Lol

  39. Rach says:

    Oh so fun! It looks like a great time! And great swag to boot! πŸ™‚ Oh, and water in a can – totally creeps me out too. I’ve never had it, but it seems as if it would taste sort of metallic.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      It does! But I was SO thirsty I didn’t care…guess that’s to be expected when you are talking someone’s ear off for 99% of the flight! Lol

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  41. Such a creative recap!! Wow you had a long way to travel!!

    Okay I want more pictures from you when you get time…the one of me and BFF roomie Katie and the group one where we are leaving! <3

  42. I like blend by number and Pretty Woman quotes. That is a heck of a lot of swag, so it’s safe to say you got a challenge on your hands, which I’m sure you will conquer.
    I’ve never been to blogger conference or met a blogger in person, although that’s about to change relatively soon, and I can’t wait. Hope you are having a great week.

  43. Love you and miss you already, friend!

  44. I love the concept of this post!! πŸ™‚ Far, far too many burpees done if you ask me though πŸ˜‰ Definitely still HATE burpees! It was great to meet you!

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