Thrive Blog Conference



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If you follow me on twitter & instagram you’ll know that I’ve been hinting at something BIG happening for bloggers!

My friend Whitney & I have been inspired by the blogging community, both here in Houston, and around the world! We love the community, the friends and connections we’ve made, and wanted to do something for bloggers.

So, after much talking and deliberation, we decided about 2 months ago that we were going to do it- we were going to create a blog conference!

Today we are announcing the Thrive Blog Conference!



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We have been fueled with the desire to create a conference where everyone will be inspired and grow together, and we are SO EXCITED to see this idea come to reality and hope it will inspire bloggers everywhere!

Thrive is for creative bloggers in all categories!

  • Fashion
  • Beauty
  • Photography
  • Food
  • Lifestyle
  • DIY
  • and more!



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Thrive was created to get rid of the competition between bloggers, and to encourage bloggers to work together! At the Thrive Blog Conference, competition is removed and friends are made. When one blogger reaches milestones and achievements, the entire blogging community thrives! 

Thrive Blog Conference 2015 is an EPIC Friday night party and a jam-packed day on Saturday. We want everyone to grow together, and learn together. Everyone will be in one room! That’s right. All of the sessions will be in one room together, so no one will miss out on a session. By having everyone in one room, we are encouraging networking, sharing ideas, and growing together!

Sessions will range from YouTube/Vlogging to Pinterest-style photo-styling and everything in between.



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 Thank you to my readers! Y’all have made this possible.  You have helped inspire and motivate me to continue blogging. And thanks to the fabulous blogging community! Without you, I would have stopped blogging so long ago. Instead- you’ve encouraged and inspired me, and I can’t wait to see how Thrive will help every blogger out there!

So here are some of the details:

Tickets go on sale November 10th! With only 100 available!

We are keeping it small this year, encouraging everyone to work together, learn together, and network. All of the sessions will be in one room, so you wont miss out on anything! So mark your calendars, and set your alarms!

Tickets are $99. However! If you purchase a hotel room ($129 a night) and email us your room reservation number we will give you a $20 discount- making your ticket just $79!

*limit one coupon per room

Here is how you can connect, find out more, and stay updated:



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I hope to see you there. Please let me know if you have any questions at all!

 

 

 

5 Fall Favorites



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Hey y’all! So, its no big secret that Fall is my absolute F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E season! It just makes me so happy. Its family coming together, its cozy blankets, its snuggling while watching all of our favorite shows that are back on TV, its the leaves, its the cooler weather…. I. LOVE. FALL.

So when my friend texted me and asked me if I wanted to do a video collab with some of my favorite Houston blogger gals about our 5 Fall Favorites. Um. YES.

So I bring to you another youtube video! Whattt? Can you believe it? Craziness, I know.

Here’s the lovely gals I’m linking up with, make sure you check out their youtube videos, because all of these gals are awesome and friends of mine, and I know you’re going to have a lot of fun watching them.

 

 

Question: If you’ve never met me, do I sound how you thought I would? :)

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Jeans: NY and Co | Tank & Sweater: Banana Republic Outlet | Shoes & Sunglasses: TOMS | Scarf: Gift

Transitioning to fall when you live in Houston isn’t easy. At the last minute we took a quick trip to Minnesota this past weekend. We left on Friday morning and got home on Sunday night. It was so good to see my family. Distance is really hard, especially for this girl that is very family oriented. I’ve been away from them for periods of time before, but it never gets easier. In fact, I think it might get harder.

When we stepped out of the airport on Friday, the first thing I said was “Oh my gosh, its cold!!” I was decked in my “Houston Fall Attire.” Which means jeans, flats, and a 3/4 sleeve top. I don’t think it got out of the 50s while we were there. No, I take that back, it got colder at night. :)

I grew up in Colorado. I lived there from 5-17y/o. Snow was normal, and gorgeous fall leaves that transitioned from green to bright orange and fiery red were something everyone always looked forward to. I was so excited to see that again! As we were coming in for a landing I just kept going on and on about how gorgeous all the trees were. And then on the drive to their house, and in their neighborhood… Fall is my favorite season of the year, especially if I’m not in Houston, and somewhere more north. (heh, anywhere is more north than Houston!)

But here in Houston, transitioning your wardrobe for fall isn’t easy! You have to do LIGHT layers. Not heavy ones, very light ones. A thin top, and sweater. If its a 3/4 sleeve sweater, that’s probably best.

So how about you? Where do you live, and if you’re in a southern state, what are your must have’s for transitioning to fall?

Blog Elevated Conference 2014 Recap

Hi everyone! Today I’m telling y’all about Blog Elevated – in a video!  The conference was so much fun, and would be a lot to write about, and since I went to a YouTube session at the conference, I decided to give it a go!



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Hey all! I am just getting back from an amazing conference- Blog Elevated! Gathering my thoughts and I can’t wait to share with y’all my experience! My friend Trish is taking over here today and sharing a bit about her blog, and at the end there is a HUGE Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway! $65 y’all! So make sure you enter to win! *pumpkin spice lattes all day every day*  xoxo -Bree

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Beyond the Khaki Pants Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

How did you come up with the name for your blog?

I’ll admit, I have a funny blog name. Beyond the Khaki Pants was born because I really do wear khaki pants. And you guessed it, Beyond the Khaki Pants is not a fashion blog. I’m a physical therapist, and I wear khakis at work. Wearing khakis is definitely part of the PT stereotype (just google image “physical therapist” or see what every PT character on TV usually wears). I find it kinda funny that I actually do wear khakis too. But never polo shirts. Never.

My blog is about life outside of work for me (or when I’m not wearing my khaki pants) so I decided to call my blog “Beyond the Khaki Pants”. Even though I don’t blog about my work specifically (HIPPA laws, etc) I like to talk about work and career related topics so I wanted a name that gave reference to my job.

What is your favorite coffee drink? 

I typically drink my coffee black. Boring I know, but I don’t like cream and sugar in my coffee. Growing up in Seattle, Starbucks is king and I had coffee far younger than I probably should have. They get your sucked in with those tasty Frappuccinos! If I have an espresso drink, my drink of choice is a cappuccino, dry. I really prefer my coffee as simple as possible!

What is your favorite season? 

My favorite season is Fall! Which I just wrote about on the blog earlier this week. I love every thing about it including the sports, holidays and weather…even the things going on at work.  We have annual reviews in the Fall, so I always get excited for those (and the possibility of a raise!). I am very passionate about success and I enjoy reflecting on the year [so far] every Fall…What went well…and what can I work on next year.  I am also such a Christmas junkie and I get so excited for it every year. I love all the holidays though, and I don’t mind celebrating them all, one at a time. :)

Why did you start blogging & why are you still blogging? 

I started blogging to document life and to talk about topics related to being a young professional. Things like feminism, career success, student loans, etc. I love connecting with other women who are also dealing with similar things…like being asked if I want kids…all. the. time.

I am still blogging because I really enjoy it! My passion in life is physical therapy but I have loved creating my little space on the internet.  I have made such great relationships with other bloggers and readers through emails and social media.  Being a PT can be very analytical most of the time, blogging is a great creative outlet for me to write.  I just started blogging earlier this year, and I can’t believe how much the blog has grown in just a few short months. So as long as I keep liking it, I will keep blogging!

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Bree here again!

Isn’t she awesome?! Make sure you stop by her blog and say Hi! I know it would make her day.

Now, on to this fabulous giveaway! Check out these awesome gals that teamed up with Trish and I to do a $65 Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!



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Trish: Khaki Pants Blog | Bree: The Thing About Joy

Jess: The Girl with Glasses | McKenzie: Paper Tie Affair

Bri: Breezy Days Blog | Jamie: Snap Ginger

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