Creative Estates 2011 (Part 1)


I am back from Creative Estates (my first blogging conference) and let me tell you, it was so much fun! I’ve never been in a room with so many creative people at one time. It was amazing to be surrounded by such talented and beautiful women. I had such a great time at the conference. It was so fun to finally be able to meet all of these talented ladies IRL.

The first night started out with cocktails and cupcakes.



I have to admit I was a little nervous heading over to the conference considering I didn’t really know any of these women IRL, but it was amazing how fast we all connected. Shelley was one of the first friends I met that night and I have to say she may be my new favorite person EVER!


Then I got to meet another one of my favorite bloggers Amy. She is just as sweet as I thought she would be.  I also loved meeting Leanne and Amy. They have to be two of the nicest ladies!


It was fun to be able to watch The Tom Kat Studio style the dessert table. They did a fabulous job and the cupcakes were delicious!


Loving the yellow polka dots!


Friday I brought my sweet little girl along with me. She was definitely the spotlight of the day. Can you blame her?!


Miss Shelley (a.k.a professional photographer) snapped this picture of me and Emmalyn. I’m always the one behind the camera, so it was fun to get a few pic’s with my little girl.


Here’s my cute friend “a.k.a. pumping buddy” Michelle.


I love these girls! I think this was about the 10th picture we took. We were having to much fun!

From L to R: Stacey, Me, Becca, Amy, Michelle, Stephanie, and Amy.


Becki from Whippy Cake, who is absolutely darling!!


Here’s Jacob and Conrad from the Silhouette Team. Yes we are trying to be an “s.” lol


Everyone had fun shopping in the hand made market. This set up had to be the cutest ever. I love the turquoise picked fence! Then the banner and pom’s just completed the whole thing! Love it!


Okay this post is getting lengthy and I still have a million other pictures to go through. I’ll end with the cutest pic of them all and finish part 2 tomorrow. :)

So… have you been to any blogging conferences?


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Sadie posted on April 11, 2011 at 5:04 am (#

    Your baby has to be one of the prettiest babies I have ever seen!!! She looks like a doll laying there. So glad you had fun and so sad that I missed it!

  2. Jennifer posted on April 11, 2011 at 5:29 am (#

    Wow Jamielyn – it looks like you had such a great time! I keep seeing everyone's pics from Creative Estates and it looks like so much fun!

  3. laxsupermom posted on April 11, 2011 at 5:35 am (#

    Looks like so much fun! I haven't been to any blogging conferences, but hope to make it to some.

    Your little one is just so adorable! It's nice that you got some pics of the 2 of you together. Thanks for sharing.

  4. fancy nancy posted on April 11, 2011 at 5:40 am (#

    This looks like such a great time!!!!

    What a beautiful picture of you and your daughter!!!! I'm with you…always behind the camera!

  5. Brittany posted on April 11, 2011 at 5:40 am (#

    Looks like you had so much fun! I'm a tiny bit jealous :).I've never been to a conferencebut I'm hoping to go to Creative Estates next year!

  6. Dara Lynn posted on April 11, 2011 at 6:18 am (#

    Your daughter is absolutely precious!!!!!! I am so excited for you to have experienced the conference first hand…I know the payoff on your blog here will be something to see…can't wait to see/read all your new ideas.

  7. lizy b posted on April 11, 2011 at 6:22 am (#

    Love all the photos of Emmalyn! and love the name btw!
    I've never been to a conference…I'm new to blogging. I'll have my one monthiversary in two more days! Yeah!!

  8. Stacy posted on April 11, 2011 at 7:01 am (#

    I {heart} you! I am so glad I got to meet you (and Emmalyn) this weekend :)

  9. Amy at Ameroonie Designs posted on April 11, 2011 at 7:53 am (#

    It was so fun meeting you this weekend, Jamielyn! You were absolutely darling and gorgeous. (I may be just a tiny bit jealous.;) ) I hope we have more opportunities to meet IRL!

  10. Sara @ Mom Endeavors posted on April 11, 2011 at 8:07 am (#

    I was SO great to meet you this weekend! :) I love the pictures in this post–the "S" with the Silhouette team is hilarious and the pictures of Emmalyn are beautiful!

  11. Alison@Oopsey Daisy posted on April 11, 2011 at 9:36 am (#

    It was SO fun to meet you, my dear!! You are so sweet!!

  12. Kristen Duke Photography posted on April 11, 2011 at 9:40 am (#

    awww, I wish I could have gone. Love your dark hair and cute pic with you and your baby;) Also LOVE that picket fence set up!

  13. She Made It Crafts posted on April 11, 2011 at 9:54 am (#

    Love it! Looks like you had a GREAT time, can't wait to hear all about it!

  14. Tiffani Rose posted on April 11, 2011 at 10:44 am (#

    It looks like a fabulous time! I would love to go to a blogging conference one day. That is if my blog ever expands enough for me to ;)

  15. Vivian posted on April 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm (#

    All I can say is that you are GORGEOUS and your baby is ADORABLE! I truly have enjoyed following your site and hope you meet you in person someday. Thank you for sharing your fantastic ideas! :)

  16. Tauni posted on April 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm (#

    Oh my gosh…loved meeting you this last weekend. You and your little girl were absolute stars!!! I am so glad that you ended up bringing her along.

    I can't tell you how many people have told me how much they enjoyed meeting you. Hope you'll be back next year!


  17. The Girl Creative posted on April 11, 2011 at 1:34 pm (#

    Looks like you had such a fantastic time. And it looked like so much fun!! I have never been to a blog conference. I'm in NY and it seems that all of them are far away. :( I may just have to start saving my pennies for next year. :) You and your little girl are beautiful. :) Glad you had a great time!! xoxo

  18. Ashley @ Little Miss Momma posted on April 11, 2011 at 3:49 pm (#

    How fun! I wish I was there! Hopefully I will get to meet you and your sweet baby at a future conference!

  19. Danielle posted on April 11, 2011 at 5:32 pm (#

    Jamielyn, What a fabulous weekend it was?! So great to meet you. You are a a dear sweet gal and gorgeous of course!! Til we meet again! xoxo

  20. House of Smiths posted on April 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm (#

    OH my gosh! I had SO MUCH fun with you and your sweet baby!
    You're so pretty and fun! I had such a blast meeting all these crazy talented ladies!
    We will definitely have to do it again soon!
    You BETTER be coming to CE Utah, next year!!! :)

  21. Denissa posted on April 11, 2011 at 8:49 pm (#

    Looks like a great time!! Emmalyn is beautiful :) I would LOVE to meet Shelley too!

  22. AliLilly posted on April 12, 2011 at 12:12 am (#

    Jaimelyn!!! Your daughter is so precious!! I really really wished I'd been able to go! It looks like so much fun!! I can't believe I missed it! I'm out here in AZ too!! Next time! BUT in the meantime! You look great, Emmalyn is just like a dream! AND I love Shelley too isn't she great! Her smile looks like it would light up a WHOLE CONFERENCE!! :)

  23. Ty and Whitty posted on April 12, 2011 at 1:52 am (#

    You are too cute. And your baby is gorgeous. Can I just say how stinkin jealous I am that my mom (Leanne from organize and decorate everything) got to me you! I love your blog and just cant get enough of it. It sounds like you had a blast at your first conference and that everyone loved you :) no need to be nervous

  24. Leanne posted on April 12, 2011 at 8:56 am (#

    It was so great to finally meet you in person. You are the sweetest person and Emmalyn is adorable. I love all the free smiles she was giving out. What a cutie! I loved talking with you at GNO also. That's weird, my daughter commented right before me. Hope to see you again soon.

  25. Gertrude posted on April 12, 2011 at 9:25 am (#

    Aw I wish I could go to a blogging conference. But I live in a small island in Europe, far away from all the lovely conferences. The picture of you and your daughter is absolutely amazing.

  26. Register posted on April 12, 2011 at 11:14 am (#

    Look like so much fun! You and your little one are so cute! Love the blog, it makes my day :)

  27. cnhenigin posted on April 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm (#

    I am a new follower sent from Little Miss Momma!

  28. Dani posted on April 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm (#

    how do you find blogging conferences???

  29. Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist posted on April 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm (#

    Totally adorable and it looks like you had a wonderful time. I so want to make it to a blogg conference.. I need one here in the South where I am!!!

    Maddie- D.A.

    p.s. you also looked adorable in all the photos!

  30. Michelle posted on April 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm (#

    So glad we could be closet buddies. It was great to meet you for realsies! Your little girl is a-dor-a-ble!!! She can totally date my son in 15 years. ;)

  31. Steph posted on April 21, 2011 at 10:47 pm (#

    Is cloning legal yet? I want that baby.