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Schedule


Friday, Oct. 12 

3:00 pm – Conference registration and hotel check-in begins

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm: "Organizing DIY Style" at The Container Store, 4601 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh.
Learn handy tips for organizing your pantry and kitchen with the experts at The Container Store.  Be sure to show up for this special optional session for your chance to win prizes. If you are attending this session, please gather in the hotel lobby at 3:45 p.m. to walk over as a group. Team Member Amy Buchanan of Atta Girl Says will be coordinating this session.

5:30-7:30 pm – Meet-and-greet cocktail party 

5:30-7:30 pm – Voting for the Fall Décor Contest.  All items will be on display in the Romanesque Room at the hotel.  See our Fall Decor Contest page for more details.        

Saturday, Oct. 13

7:00 - 8:15 am – Complimentary breakfast in the hotel atrium

7:30 am - Conference registration

8:15 - 8:30 am – Welcome

8:30 - 9:15 am – "Why I Love Blogging" with keynote speaker Rhoda Vickers of Southern Hospitality

9:15 - 9:45 am - Fun with Hometalk

9:45 - 10:15 am – Coffee and snack break

10:15 - 11:00 am - "Five Proven Ways to Grow Your Blog" with Karianne of Thistlewood Farm

11:00 - 11:45 am - "Five Biggest Blogging Mistakes and How to Correct Them" with Kelly of Eclectically Vintage  

11:45 am - 1:00 pm - Hometalk invites you to a buffet lunch

1:00 - 2:15 pm - "Furniture facelifts: Chalk paint and Beyond" with Annie Omar, founder of Maison Blanche Paint 
                         Company and blogger Kristen Dobson of Sophia’s Décor

2:15 - 3:00 pm - "Secrets to Successful Sponsorship" with Heather of At The Picket Fence

3:00 - 3:30 pm – Coffee and snack break

3:30 - 3:40 pm - "Secrets of Budget Decorating" with Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl

3:45 - 4:00 pm – My Memories Suite Demo

4:00 - 5:00 - Giveaways and Closing

 Sunday, October 14

 Thrifting and lunch with Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl – Thrift shopping around the Triangle.  Please make sure you let us know if you will be participating so that you can be placed with a driver.

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For more information head over to our Sessions/Events page and our Speakers page.