Creative Estates (Part 2):



If you missed Part 1 to this post click here.


Friday night was the Girls Night Out! It was SO much fun! Kendra, Kristyn and Stephanie did a fabulous job planning the entire event!


I Peppers Place and Kristi & Kelli from Lolly  Jane are cute as can be! Can’t wait to get to know them better.


From L to R: Nancy, Rebecca, Kim, Me, Michelle, LeAnne, Amanda. Our table seriously rocked! I miss these girls already!


From L to R: Emily & Heather, AllisonJamie Lynn, Shelley, Stacey, Becca and Amy. Where do I even begin… I {Heart} these amazing women!


Shelley, Char and Stephanie are seriously the greatest! I seriously was laughing the entire time they were speaking! The three of them should start a show… they’d be famous!


Me, Shey and Jen at the dinner Saturday night. Best Mac n’ Cheese hands down! Get the recipe here.

Thanks to Shey and Tauni for all the hard work put into this weekend. It was truly an event to remember! I’ll definitely be back next year (SLC, April 2012). I really enjoyed getting to know so many fabulous women! They are all so talented!

Here’s a few things I took away from the conference:

  • There’s no competition to be you. You are the only one who can be you. No need to compete with anybody.
  • Buy your domain now! And if you’re trying to grow your blog into a business switch to word press.
  • Celebrate all the little things and reward yourself along the way.
  • Don’t be the mom with her head to the computer. Get online when your kids are asleep. Set a schedule and stick to it.
  • Don’t be to much of a multi-tasker. Give ALL your attention to one thing…whatever it is. Ex: If you’re “playing” with your kids, don’t be tweeting or reading a book… get down there and PLAY!
  • Write everything down (goals, inspiration, etc.) in one central notebook. This way you can free up space in your head for more creativity. :)
  • Figure out your thing and do that thing well, whatever it is.
  • Let your personality shine.
  • I am a professional blogger… not a professional writer. And yes I use way to many ellipsis.
  • I have a creative blog and I want to inspire.

Until next year…

Have you met any of your blogging friends IRL?! I hope to meet each of you one day!

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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. Rebecca@This Present Life posted on April 13, 2011 at 6:17 am (#

    It looks like you had an amazing time! And thank you for sharing the bullets at the end with the things you learned. Some great lessons in there!

  2. Amy @ Positively Splendid posted on April 13, 2011 at 6:28 am (#

    It was such a pleasure getting to finally meet! You are such a precious, sweet person! Could I trouble you to send me the pic taken of the two of us? I've love to have it! :)

  3. Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist posted on April 13, 2011 at 6:29 am (#

    Awesome lessons … Thanks so much for sharing them. .. The hardest one for me is going to be changing formats.. I know "they" say it needs to be done ..but I would be interested in the thoughts that back that up.. care to talk more about that?

    Maddie- the D.A.

  4. Joshua and Rachel posted on April 13, 2011 at 6:48 am (#

    stopping by from LMM! Looks like you all had a great time :)

  5. Melanie posted on April 13, 2011 at 7:59 am (#

    LOVE the "get down and play with the kids" thought. I have to remind myself to do this {oops, right now, in fact!} Get…off…the…computer…Melanie

    Happy Wednesday!

    Reasons To Skip The Housework
    Tuesday Time Out Link Up Party

  6. Char @ Crap I've Made posted on April 13, 2011 at 10:07 am (#

    So fun to meet you and your darling baby!

  7. Prairie Patch posted on April 13, 2011 at 10:15 am (#

    Thanks so much for sharing the important points of the conference. I really appreciate it.

    As to switching to word press, why is that?

    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

  8. Holly posted on April 13, 2011 at 12:03 pm (#

    So very happy to have met you. You are a powerhouse…and that little girl of yours is darling (like her momma!). Thanks for the bullet points…my notes were awful…I apparently like t cheat – so happy everyone else took great notes.

  9. Ashley@Heart2Heart posted on April 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm (#

    Dropping by from LMM!! LOVE your blog, I am an avid reader! :) I LOVE the conference takeaways and I plan t use them to the fullest!

  10. ellie g posted on April 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm (#

    How fantastically DARLING are you? I aspire to be cute, in my next life. And that little baby's cheeks? I could think about them forever. It was so fun to meet you in person. You couldn't be sweeter! And this was a fantastic wrap up! I can't get enough of these!

  11. Pepper Lovin! posted on April 13, 2011 at 7:07 pm (#

    So fun to meet you! we all have to do lunch

  12. Lisa posted on April 13, 2011 at 11:59 pm (#

    It was really great to meet you this past weekend at CE- great takeaways… that comment about the back of the mom's head at the computer was crazy to think about. Great reminder to be present when you're being mommy! And your baby is just adorable!!!

  13. Jen-CraftOManiac posted on April 14, 2011 at 9:14 am (#

    FUN FUN FUN… CUTE CUTE PICS. I can't wait to be apart of it NEXT YEAR! have a super day. winks-jen

  14. Jennifer posted on April 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm (#

    These are great. I am new to blogging but love it and am going to meet a friend blogger IRL this weekend. :) Haven't been to a conference but it sure looks fun.
    BTW, can you please tell me more about the benefits of switching to wordpress. You are the second person that has told me that but I am not sure why I should switch and would love to know what they said at the conference.
    Thanks! I will be checking out your blog often as I am adding you to my reader. :)

  15. Alison@Oopsey Daisy posted on April 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm (#

    Ahhh! Jamielyn, you are just as sweet as I was hoping you would be!! LOVED meeting you… definitely keep in touch girl!!

  16. Krista@TheGatheringPlaceDesign posted on April 16, 2011 at 8:18 am (#

    Thanks for sharing! I loved reading what you took away from the conference…good stuff! Maybe next year I will be brave enough to attend;)

  17. Mallory @ Classy Clutter posted on April 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm (#

    Okay woman!!!! Are you freaking kidding me how cute you are with that little Emmalyn!!??? You guys are so stinkin cute! D-Nye is a lucky man! :)

    Miss you guys!!! Let’s get together before you we go to New York!!

  18. Tauni posted on April 17, 2011 at 7:53 pm (#

    Another great recap! I’ve loved reading each of your wrap up posts…AND so excited that you moved over to WordPress this last weekend. Please let me know if you have any questions.

  19. Laura posted on April 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm (#

    I know this was a post about the creative estates and let me just say how cute you are and I really enjoyed looking at pictures of people I don’t know which may make me creepy, EITHER way, I love your blog and I LOVED your wrap up. I especially appreciated what you took away from it……”There’s no competition to be you….you are the only one who can be you”….HIT me….I LOVED it…..Thanks for sharing!

  20. Steph posted on April 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm (#

    Sure… go and make me cry by saying nice things. Luckily I already look like crap. LOL