Blend Retreat Preparation

May 3, 2012 · 39 comments

After work today, I’m hittin’ the road for Richmond. Guess who I’ll be reunited with?

I’m showing up at Colleen‘s new Richmond pad, kicking my shoes off, and running around with my arms in the air. We’ve got froyo on the agenda, and I’m psyched.

And THEN I’ll be up at the crack of dawn tomorrow morning to fly to Denver, Colorado. Remember that Blend Retreat shindig? THAT’S THIS WEEKEND. And Lindsay said she’s bringing Dream Phone and Mall Madness. I couldn’t be more ready.

I’ve been gearing myself up for a weekend of hiking, boot camp attempts, girly fun, and meeting so many awesome people. I finally get to meet my buddy Lindsay from Chobani… and us LOVE bloggers in attendance have a LOVE fest scheduled with Maddy from Love Grown Foods!

I’ll also be trying to pass off my beloved yellow gym bag as a purse so I can carry on. Fingers and toes crossed.

By the way, Courtney, you’re probably in luck. It doesn’t look like Pokey will be able to fit in the ol’ Vera, so he won’t be crowding in bed with us this weekend.

Speaking of dogs, somebody got a new cover for her papasan bed. Remember Elizabeth from Dog Collars Etc. who made Chloe’s beautiful peacock collar? She outdid herself with a gorgeous cover for Chloe’s cushion. Check out how nicely it complements her. Great big thanks to Elizabeth, you rock!

It made up slightly for the fact that she’s not invited to come play Dream Phone with us this weekend.

(awesome Dream Phone graphic via)

P.S. Hey, Nikki, guess what? You won the cheribundi giveaway! E-mail me at with yo address so I can getcha hooked up with some of that cherry goodness.

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1 Summer May 3, 2012 at 10:09 am

Dream phone AND Mall Madness?



2 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries May 3, 2012 at 10:13 am

YAYY! Hurry up! 🙂
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3 Katie @ Katie Moves May 3, 2012 at 10:15 am

Have fun at the Blend Retreat! Sounds like a great time! 🙂 Very jealous that you’ll be in Colorado
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4 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 3, 2012 at 10:46 am

Jealous ! Have fun! 🙂
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5 clare @ fittingitallin May 3, 2012 at 10:48 am



6 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables May 3, 2012 at 10:52 am

jealous, wish I was going! Can’t wait to hear all about it 🙂
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7 Chelsea Brown May 3, 2012 at 10:53 am

You’re going to LOVE Boulder! I’ve been here for 4 years and I’m depressed that I have to leave!
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8 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! May 3, 2012 at 10:53 am

OMG OMG dream phone!! annnnnd mall madness. this makes me even MORE sad that i couldnt make it to Blend! I had all intensions of going, but sadly my schedule for may got a little hectic!
you ladies have fun!!!
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9 Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs May 3, 2012 at 10:53 am

I am so friggin excited for this weekend! And I am totally doing the same carry on thing, I have a messanger bag that can be overstuffed for my “purse” and a duffle that is the EXACT MAX size that they allow on as a carry on and it will be packed to the brim, because, you know, I need like 7 outfits for frolicking around CO… 😉

Also, I think you should try to sneak in Chloe and I will bring Aurora, they would have so much fun!!
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10 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 3, 2012 at 11:05 am

Dream Phone and Mall Maddess?? I had completely forgotten about those games! Hilarious!!
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11 Lena @Fit on the Rocks May 3, 2012 at 11:08 am

I cannot wait to meet everyone! It’s going to be a beautiful weekend here in CO.
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12 Heather @ Better With Veggies May 3, 2012 at 11:10 am

I can’t believe BLEND is this weekend, so incredibly excited!! 🙂
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13 Dana Slagle May 3, 2012 at 11:55 am

Alyssa…you are too funny! Love all of your posts……keeps me smilin!


14 Amber K May 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Ooh have an awesome time! Sounds like a blast.
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15 alex May 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

coincidentally, i was doing some research on dream phone and mall madness a couple of days ago. mall madness goes for $120 on amazon!!!! have fun!


16 Katy @ HaveYouHurd May 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Have fun with Colleen and y’all travel safe to Blend Retreat!!!!!
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17 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers May 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm

You two are going to have so much fun! Enjoy the froyo.
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18 Amanda May 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I seriously think I keep coming back to read your blog because of sneak Anchorman quotes you throw in there. LOVE IT!


19 Alex @ therunwithin May 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm

have a great time! So jealous can’t wait to hear about it.
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20 Tina @ Best Body Fitness May 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I SOOOOO can’t wait to play old school games. And finally meet YOU!!!!!!!!!!
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21 Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life May 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm

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22 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 3, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I’m jealous that I’m not able to go! Have fun this weekend!


23 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

or, because I’m not*
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24 Yellow Haired Girl May 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Have fun! Can’t wait to hear how Blend is!
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25 Michelle @ Blogitness May 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Have a great time! I can’t wait to read about it!
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26 Lisa May 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Sounds like it will be a ton of fun! Jealous. Make sure your party pants are tightly fastened for this weekend. Have a safe trip!
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27 Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) May 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Closing my eyes, clicking my heels and hoping when I open them I’m there with you all!
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28 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake May 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Wish I were going! I could definitely use a quick trip away right now? And Mall Madness?! I’m going to go cry into my pillow over missing that!
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29 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Have extra fun for me!!! I’ll miss you this weekend!
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30 katherine May 5, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I just happened to stumble across your blog and love it. However, I also just noticed that you are wearing a Phillies tee shirt in one of these photos…I instantly love it/you that much more! Thats all, enjoy the retreat!


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