Being part of a blogging community is so much more than writing. To me, this community is about supporting each other in life and in our passions! And you know what? You don’t have to be a blogger to do that.
That’s why I love the Blend Retreat – Bloggers (and non blogger) + friends = BLEND! This weekend many of us came together to do just that, celebrating friendships and one amazing COMMUNITY!
As I mentioned in my Friday Post, I had the honor of representing Nuttzo. I did my best to share the love all weekend, which was way too much fun! Bloggers (and non bloggers) go nuts for NUTTZO! I was also able to share a few healthy bites samples made with
Healthy Bites + Nuttzo = ONE FREAKING AMAZING COMBO! Okay I am bias, but you get my point here.
So what all did we do at Blend? Let me recap for you!
It all began Friday with run led by Oiselle and Janae! I couldn’t get my Crazy Cotter act together in time to actually make the run, but I did get a chance to hang out and hug everyone afterwards at the Artic Zero snack break.
Janae and I have “known” each other since 2009 and we finally got to hug in real life. Love that woman!
Thank you Annette for the picture and letting me adore you sweet baby L!
You all know I adore Sizzlefish! Their salmon appetizer was amazing a. It paired nicely with my Flurowater Bubbly! Hehe.
After the cocktail party we all sat down for dinner and chatted the night away! I have way too much fun hanging out with momma B and these Blends again!
Saturday was the bootcamp led by Onnit (Austin based company, yay) and then a delicious breakfast held by Quest Nutrition! Quest Cupcakes for breakfast anyone? Thank you my little Chickadee Kait for letting me borrow the UP close picture!
Right after breakfast we all met in the lobby for the Organic Valley hike! We took the Gondola up to the mountain and then hiked up and down from there. It was great to hear about Organic Valley and their farming and new protein milk product. They also sent a celebrity Trainer to lead us on the hike.
The rest of the day was spent at out leisure. For me, it was a great time to chat up Nuttzo and talk more to all the amazing expo and snack sponsors!
Oh and I can’t forget to mention the Kidzshake smoothie bites (these bites are from kidzshake). Did you know their whey is caesin free and made with New Zealand whey? I like the Kiwi love here ya know!?
Silk also had smoothies being made that morning, so as you can see, we got our smoothie fill! LOVE SMOOTHIES!
All that running around left me a bit dehydrated and with one big headache, no really, I had a massive headache. I blame altitude. But after a nap and chugging water, I felt better. That’s when my lovely blends Ashley, Katie, and my roomie Brittany came to check up on me and lure me to dinner. I am so glad they did because it was just what I needed fresh food, fresh air, and good conversation!
Red Rock Brewing Co.
Later that night, we all hung out in Momma B’s room while she cooked up her famous Utah Scones.
Sunday came way too fast and so did the 7am GPP bootcamp! But of course it was fun and kicked out butt. If you haven’t tried GPP you need to!
I won the Onnit gift bag and have already eaten half their goodies! Everyone that attended got a prize, which made it even more awesome!
Sheesh, well, that’s a wrap! SO much swag! Again HUGE Thank you to FlapJacked, Bulu Box, Balance Bar, DRY soda, Kodiak Cakes, KIND healthy snacks, Justin’s, the Simply Bar, NuNaturals, Love Grown Foods, detour bars, and so many more!}
Thank you to many of the sponsors- FLUROwater, Oiselle, Onnit, Sizzlefish, Organic Valley, Nuttzo, Quest Nutrition, Silk, Nature’s Valley, Green Mountain Coffee, Hail Merry, and many more! These sponsors are what make BLEND affordable, fun, and literally FUEL our passion!
And thank you to NUTTZO for allowing me to represent their awesome Brand and share the NUTTZO passion with other passionate BLENDS!
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Next year Blend Retreat is mid May and will be held in Boulder, CO!! Stay tuned for details!
What do you love about this community? Will you be at Blend next year? Hope so!