One of the perks I’ve enjoyed while being back in Utah has been the opportunity to meet so many wonderful bloggers in the area. Do you realize how many of the top mommy bloggers in the country live within an hour of me? I’m not exactly sure how many, but it’s a LOT.
One blog I’ve fallen in love with is Sue’s Navel Gazing At Its Finest. She organized a brunch to promote goodwill, meeting the bloggers we stalk, and serving our community. Last Saturday, Rosie and I hauled a large grocery bag of food for the Utah Food Bank to the Blue Lemon in Highland. I also brought my fabulous homemade butterscotch banana bread with brown sugar cream cheese icing.
At the event, we played a few entertaining rounds of blogger “speed dating,” where you are given 5 minutes to talk to a new person and make connections. There are so many wonderful people I met through this activity, especially ones that I’ve been cyber-stalking their blogs for ages. I sat by The Boob Nazi! I obsessed over Snuggies with Kristina of Pulsipher Predilections! I made a non-rev buddy for life with ShelleBlok! I found out that Jill of Thou Shalt Not Whine has been obsessively stalking my blog. I was pleasantly surprised to see how many people were excited with the service opportunities that could be initiated through word-of-mouth in the blogging community. More service opportunities have been planned for the upcoming months. We have nicknamed our group the “Service Soapbox.”
Unfortunately, the Beyond Glaze Doughnuts and homemade cinnamon rolls were the edible hit of the day. Only two pieces of the banana bread were taken, and I’m sad to admit that I was the one who ate them. But all was not lost…this pan of banana bread fed me for several meals.