Let me tell you about something NEW....
As a blogger, I spent last year at several different blog conferences. And while those were fabulous, definitely, I wanted to create something new this year. Really focus in my time on an aspect of my life that I've been neglecting.
I felt like there just wasn't time to see FRIENDS. Being a wife and a mother and an employee and blogger and gosh knows what else, women tend to put friends last. In the heirarchy of life, it just slides to the bottom. You figure they'll always be there. We'll catch up later. And then months roll by, even years and the catch up never comes. Sound familiar?
Earlier this year I decided to reprioritize some, slow down on blog conferences and create something new. Where, for one long weekend, I'd focus on celebrating friendships. To really do what it took to make it happen, for me. I began talking this over with one of my best friends NakedJen and the METREAT was born!
What is the METREAT?
It is taking time out for yourself to reconnect with those you normally let slide. It's about taking the time to create memories and inside jokes and to celebrate life and the amazing things in your life you have to be thankful for.
For this first METREAT, SmileBooks came on as the title sponsor and you've heard me talk about them before. They help you create amazing photo books with ease! Not only that, they have a design service that will design the book FOR you because they realize that not everyone has the time or maybe they'd like to spend that time creating MORE memories!
As a sponsor of the METREAT, SmileBooks is offering a 40% discount on photo books through 9/30/11.
Just follow the link to learn more and get started. Their photo books are perfect to create documentation for your summer memories such as:
- a baseball season
- summer vacation
- trip to the grandparents
- July 4th celebration
- Back to school
- boating season
- fishing tournament
and of course, birthdays and other celebrations!
Do you have questions about how to create books or other questions to ask the SmileBooks team?
I'll be hosting a Twitter party on Thursday, August 4 at 8pm EST. Use the hash #METREAT. I'll be joined by Tracy of the SmileBooks team and she'll be on hand to answer any questions you have about creating your own photo books. We'll be chatting about taking time for yourself and documenting those memories and also how to upload your books to Facebook to share!
In the weeks to come, I'll tell you more about the METREAT and show you the photo book. In the meantime, here's one of the great photos from the weekend!
Thank you to SmileBooks for their support of creating new memories!