Alexis Mattox  Alexis Mattox Design Alexis is a designer and entrepreneur who creates beautiful stationary, wedding, and party goods. Her company started as a hobby, but before long she started receiving national recognition for her designs. Her products have been carried by companies such as Urban Outfitters, BHLDN, David's Bridal, Dillard's, The Knot and hundreds of small shops worldwide in the few short year since it began. Alexis has worked with many companies to create exclusive collections and to license her artwork.


Alexis Mattox 
Alexis Mattox Design

Alexis is a designer and entrepreneur who creates beautiful stationary, wedding, and party goods. Her company started as a hobby, but before long she started receiving national recognition for her designs. Her products have been carried by companies such as Urban Outfitters, BHLDN, David's Bridal, Dillard's, The Knot and hundreds of small shops worldwide in the few short year since it began. Alexis has worked with many companies to create exclusive collections and to license her artwork.

Eden Hensley Silverstein The Road to The Good Life Eden is a San Francisco-based marketing and community engagement strategist who seeks to put the person back in brand personality and build supportive online communities. She specializes in developing multi-touch programs that combine digital content (websites, blogs, social media, newsletters, email, and advertising) and offline events. She teaches Digital Marketing and writes for The Road to The Good Life, a blog about enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants."


Eden Hensley Silverstein
The Road to The Good Life

Eden is a San Francisco-based marketing and community engagement strategist who seeks to put the person back in brand personality and build supportive online communities. She specializes in developing multi-touch programs that combine digital content (websites, blogs, social media, newsletters, email, and advertising) and offline events. She teaches Digital Marketing and writes for The Road to The Good Life, a blog about enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants."

Kersey Campbell  And We Play Kersey is the found and fun-maker on And We Play, a DIY site for kids. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart and Apartment Therapy, among others. When she isn't busy creating awesomeness on And We Play, you can find her creating DIYs and printables for sites like Handmade Charlotte and Momtastic, throwing parties and overgramming her son.


Kersey Campbell 
And We Play

Kersey is the found and fun-maker on And We Play, a DIY site for kids. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart and Apartment Therapy, among others. When she isn't busy creating awesomeness on And We Play, you can find her creating DIYs and printables for sites like Handmade Charlotte and Momtastic, throwing parties and overgramming her son.

Jess Becker  From Rain to Shine Jess is a Seattle girl, born and raised, who moved to Southern California for college and never left. She is a full-time graphic designer for an international company, as well as freelance designer for a diverse range of clients. In her free time, she publishes a design + lifestyle blog, From Rain to Shine, as creative outlet, a way to document her adventures in LA and a place to design and discuss all things she finds interesting and inspiring. She loves living in Los Angeles and discovering positivity through pen, lens and pixel.


Jess Becker 
From Rain to Shine

Jess is a Seattle girl, born and raised, who moved to Southern California for college and never left. She is a full-time graphic designer for an international company, as well as freelance designer for a diverse range of clients. In her free time, she publishes a design + lifestyle blog, From Rain to Shine, as creative outlet, a way to document her adventures in LA and a place to design and discuss all things she finds interesting and inspiring. She loves living in Los Angeles and discovering positivity through pen, lens and pixel.

Annie Blake Annie is a blogger, a painter, a candlestick maker! She's the editor of the Freshly Picked blog by day, fine artist of Annie K Blake also by day and into the night. Growing up all over the world gave her a passion for people and a firm belief that you can be happy anywhere. Right now she's happy living in Utah where she paints, goes on homeschooling adventures with her two kids, and chronically checks Instagram.


Annie Blake

Annie is a blogger, a painter, a candlestick maker! She's the editor of the Freshly Picked blog by day, fine artist of Annie K Blake also by day and into the night. Growing up all over the world gave her a passion for people and a firm belief that you can be happy anywhere. Right now she's happy living in Utah where she paints, goes on homeschooling adventures with her two kids, and chronically checks Instagram.

Sara Schmutz  Confetti Sunshine Sara has always been in love with parties and celebrating. Sara started Confetti Sunshine as a place to share all her party ideas. She has been asked to contribute to numerous blogs such as Eighteen25, Pizzazzerie, Handmade Charlotte, and more. She has also been featured on Pottery Barn, Disney's Baby Blog, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, and more. Sara has also learned some great tips into making blogs more successful and she can't wait to share!


Sara Schmutz 
Confetti Sunshine

Sara has always been in love with parties and celebrating. Sara started Confetti Sunshine as a place to share all her party ideas. She has been asked to contribute to numerous blogs such as Eighteen25, Pizzazzerie, Handmade Charlotte, and more. She has also been featured on Pottery Barn, Disney's Baby Blog, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, and more. Sara has also learned some great tips into making blogs more successful and she can't wait to share!

Katie Richardson  Puj Katie is known for her resourcefulness and clean minimal design. In 2009 she founded the internationally recognized brand Puj. Her products have been featured on the Rachel Ray Show, the Today Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her products are loved by major celebrities like Bill & Giulana Rancic. The lethal combination of industrial design AND raising 4 kids is what has made Katie and Puj such an international sensation.


Katie Richardson 
Puj

Katie is known for her resourcefulness and clean minimal design. In 2009 she founded the internationally recognized brand Puj. Her products have been featured on the Rachel Ray Show, the Today Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her products are loved by major celebrities like Bill & Giulana Rancic. The lethal combination of industrial design AND raising 4 kids is what has made Katie and Puj such an international sensation.

Anne Weil  Flax and Twine Anne writes the blog Flax & Twine. Living in Baltimore, MD, you'll usually find her whirling like a made woman around her sunny studio. Her ideal day includes a little of everything: designing, making, writing, and photographing. Find her handmade work at Design*Sponge, Martha Stewart, Poppytalk, Apartment Therapy and more. Her book Knitting Without Needles, filled with handmade accessories, home goods and playful lovelies comes out in September 2015 from Potter Craft.


Anne Weil 
Flax and Twine

Anne writes the blog Flax & Twine. Living in Baltimore, MD, you'll usually find her whirling like a made woman around her sunny studio. Her ideal day includes a little of everything: designing, making, writing, and photographing. Find her handmade work at Design*Sponge, Martha Stewart, Poppytalk, Apartment Therapy and more. Her book Knitting Without Needles, filled with handmade accessories, home goods and playful lovelies comes out in September 2015 from Potter Craft.

DeNai Jones  Petunia Pickle Bottom DeNai, Founder and Head Designer of Petunia Pickle Bottom, is the creative force behind the stylish diaper bags and accessories company since its inception almost 15 years ago. Inspired by travel, architecture, vintage textiles and a background in art, her keen eye for design has brought fashion-forward sophistication to the baby market and the world of modern parenting. DeNai lives in coastal Ventura, CA, with her husband, Braden Jones and two sons.


DeNai Jones 
Petunia Pickle Bottom

DeNai, Founder and Head Designer of Petunia Pickle Bottom, is the creative force behind the stylish diaper bags and accessories company since its inception almost 15 years ago. Inspired by travel, architecture, vintage textiles and a background in art, her keen eye for design has brought fashion-forward sophistication to the baby market and the world of modern parenting. DeNai lives in coastal Ventura, CA, with her husband, Braden Jones and two sons.

Andi Teggart  Piqora Andi is the Social Media and PR Manager at Piqora, a marketing platforms for Pinterest and Instagram. Previously, she was a digital strategist at Edelman Digital primarily responsible for launching social campaigns for brands including PayPal, Adobe, Rue La La, Barbie and PANTONE. Andi lives in San Francisco, where she spends her free time trying new brunch spots, admiring peonies and blogging. 


Andi Teggart 
Piqora

Andi is the Social Media and PR Manager at Piqora, a marketing platforms for Pinterest and Instagram. Previously, she was a digital strategist at Edelman Digital primarily responsible for launching social campaigns for brands including PayPal, Adobe, Rue La La, Barbie and PANTONE. Andi lives in San Francisco, where she spends her free time trying new brunch spots, admiring peonies and blogging

Karen Walrond Chookooloonks Karen is a nationally-recognized author and photographer who inspires others to find and celebrate their own uniqueness, through the power of storytelling. She has spoken around the world, and has appeared on CNN, TEDxHouston, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Her site, Chookooloonks, is an anthology of images and stories about living with intention and a sense of adventure. It's photography and travel and food and art and life. It's about the connection and creativity and determination and resonance that we all experience, if only we look for the light. 


Karen Walrond
Chookooloonks

Karen is a nationally-recognized author and photographer who inspires others to find and celebrate their own uniqueness, through the power of storytelling. She has spoken around the world, and has appeared on CNN, TEDxHouston, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Her site, Chookooloonks, is an anthology of images and stories about living with intention and a sense of adventure. It's photography and travel and food and art and life. It's about the connection and creativity and determination and resonance that we all experience, if only we look for the light

Lisa Anderson Shaffer  Zelma Rose Lisa Anderson Shaffer is the maker and designer behind Zelma Rose, creating handcrafted accessories for women + men from her mountainside studio in Marin California. Zelma Rose can be found online and in stores across the country like West Elm and ModCloth and has been featured in GQ, Martha Stewart Living, The San Francisco Chronicle, Refinery 29, and the Huffington Post. Lisa is a monthly contributor to The Neighborhood, and is co-founder of The Mind Your Business School.


Lisa Anderson Shaffer 
Zelma Rose

Lisa Anderson Shaffer is the maker and designer behind Zelma Rose, creating handcrafted accessories for women + men from her mountainside studio in Marin California. Zelma Rose can be found online and in stores across the country like West Elm and ModCloth and has been featured in GQ, Martha Stewart Living, The San Francisco Chronicle, Refinery 29, and the Huffington Post. Lisa is a monthly contributor to The Neighborhood, and is co-founder of The Mind Your Business School.

Julie Gora Mailchimp Julie is a Brand Manager at MailChimp where she works closely with bloggers, publishers, and crafters. Part of her job takes her across the US and world to meet current and potential MailChimp fans, answer questions, and teach about the app-handing out MailChimp goodies along the way. When she isn't collecting frequent flier miles, Julie spends her time reading your blogs, picking up new hobbies, and exploring Atlanta with her puppy, Doug.


Julie Gora
Mailchimp

Julie is a Brand Manager at MailChimp where she works closely with bloggers, publishers, and crafters. Part of her job takes her across the US and world to meet current and potential MailChimp fans, answer questions, and teach about the app-handing out MailChimp goodies along the way. When she isn't collecting frequent flier miles, Julie spends her time reading your blogs, picking up new hobbies, and exploring Atlanta with her puppy, Doug.

Amanda Schreyer  Prince Lobel Amanda is media and intellectual property attorney representing social media influencers and other creative people and their businesses. She provides a wide range of legal services related to online and offline endeavors, including contract negotiations, copyright and trademark protection and enforcement, and general business advice. When she's not working or reading blogs, Amanda spends time playing with her 4-year-old daughter or trying to recreate craft projects from Pinterest.


Amanda Schreyer 
Prince Lobel

Amanda is media and intellectual property attorney representing social media influencers and other creative people and their businesses. She provides a wide range of legal services related to online and offline endeavors, including contract negotiations, copyright and trademark protection and enforcement, and general business advice. When she's not working or reading blogs, Amanda spends time playing with her 4-year-old daughter or trying to recreate craft projects from Pinterest.

Emily Olson LaFave  Forage Emily is a passionate food enthusiast and entrepreneur working at the intersection of media and commerce. She produces and stars in her own web series Breakfast Hacks with ULIVE that's reached half a million people in its first two months. She's also the founder of Forage, which helps you recreate restaurant dishes at home in 20 minutes. Previously, she founded and sold one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Food Companies, Foozie.com where she discovered the best products from small foodcrafters. Emily has been named one of Food & Wine Magazine's 40 Big Food Thinkers Under 40.


Emily Olson LaFave 
Forage

Emily is a passionate food enthusiast and entrepreneur working at the intersection of media and commerce. She produces and stars in her own web series Breakfast Hacks with ULIVE that's reached half a million people in its first two months. She's also the founder of Forage, which helps you recreate restaurant dishes at home in 20 minutes. Previously, she founded and sold one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Food Companies, Foozie.com where she discovered the best products from small foodcrafters. Emily has been named one of Food & Wine Magazine's 40 Big Food Thinkers Under 40.

Annalisa Thomas  Oilo Annalisa founded Olio in 2009 to fill a void in designer nursery, kids and home decor. With a degree in arts and a background in graphic design, Thomas' passion for creativity brings a fresh new approach to a clean, simple and fashionable look. Today Oilo sells to retailers spanning six continents. They have been featured on ABC News, The Ellen Show, Real Simple, Houzz, HGTV and many other television networks and magazines. They have also furnished amny celebrity kids and babies rooms including Halle Berry, Vince Vaughn, Rachel Zoe and many more.


Annalisa Thomas 
Oilo

Annalisa founded Olio in 2009 to fill a void in designer nursery, kids and home decor. With a degree in arts and a background in graphic design, Thomas' passion for creativity brings a fresh new approach to a clean, simple and fashionable look. Today Oilo sells to retailers spanning six continents. They have been featured on ABC News, The Ellen Show, Real Simple, Houzz, HGTV and many other television networks and magazines. They have also furnished amny celebrity kids and babies rooms including Halle Berry, Vince Vaughn, Rachel Zoe and many more.

Candice Stringham  Handmade Mood Candice is an editorial photographer and one of the founders of Handmade Mood. She currently teaches photography at atly. She is a former editor at Creating Keepsakes Magazine. She has worked and taught with many brands such as Canon, Tamron, and the Creative Photography Retreat. Her work can be seen on blogs and in magazines all over the country. She lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband, three sons, and a tiny but grumpy Scottish Terrier, Dickens. 


Candice Stringham 
Handmade Mood

Candice is an editorial photographer and one of the founders of Handmade Mood. She currently teaches photography at atly. She is a former editor at Creating Keepsakes Magazine. She has worked and taught with many brands such as Canon, Tamron, and the Creative Photography Retreat. Her work can be seen on blogs and in magazines all over the country. She lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband, three sons, and a tiny but grumpy Scottish Terrier, Dickens. 

Sarah Deragon Portraits To The People Sarah is a self-taught freelance portrait photographer living in San Francisco, CA. She owns Portraits To The People with her wife, Natalie, which is a small photography studio specializing in not so corporate headshots, online dating photos, family photo sessions and creative portraits. Her Photography has helped people find better jobs, create long term love relationships and grow their families through adoption. She believes that everyone deserves to have a photo of themselves that they truly love. Her photography has been featured in BUST Magazine, Jezebel, PolicyMic and The Huffington Post.


Sarah Deragon
Portraits To The People

Sarah is a self-taught freelance portrait photographer living in San Francisco, CA. She owns Portraits To The People with her wife, Natalie, which is a small photography studio specializing in not so corporate headshots, online dating photos, family photo sessions and creative portraits. Her Photography has helped people find better jobs, create long term love relationships and grow their families through adoption. She believes that everyone deserves to have a photo of themselves that they truly love. Her photography has been featured in BUST Magazine, Jezebel, PolicyMic and The Huffington Post.

Enid Hwang Pinterest Enid's been the community manager at Pinterest since 2011 when she joined as the sixth person on the team. She's had her hand in lots of things from launching new features, manning support channels, to expanding the company internationally. Currently, her focus is working with power Pinners, bloggers and "Pinfluencers" to get more out of Pinterest and help spread the love.


Enid Hwang
Pinterest

Enid's been the community manager at Pinterest since 2011 when she joined as the sixth person on the team. She's had her hand in lots of things from launching new features, manning support channels, to expanding the company internationally. Currently, her focus is working with power Pinners, bloggers and "Pinfluencers" to get more out of Pinterest and help spread the love.

Judy Pray  Artisan Books Judy is the Executive Editor of Artisan Books. Artisan is the publisher of The Kinfolk Table, Remodelista, Design*Sponge at Home, and The Flower Recipe Book. Judy acquires and edits all types of lifestyle books with a particular focus on design, decorating, and cooking.  Her most popular blog-to-book to date is the New York Times bestseller Young House Love by John and Sherry Petersik. Judy is currently working on their follow up, Lovable Livable Home, to be published this fall. Judy lives in Brooklyn with her husband where they are currently renovating their apartment located in a former hotel built in 1890.


Judy Pray 
Artisan Books

Judy is the Executive Editor of Artisan Books. Artisan is the publisher of The Kinfolk TableRemodelistaDesign*Sponge at Home, and The Flower Recipe Book. Judy acquires and edits all types of lifestyle books with a particular focus on design, decorating, and cooking.  Her most popular blog-to-book to date is the New York Times bestseller Young House Love by John and Sherry Petersik. Judy is currently working on their follow up, Lovable Livable Home, to be published this fall. Judy lives in Brooklyn with her husband where they are currently renovating their apartment located in a former hotel built in 1890.

Jenny Melrose  The NY Melrose Family Jenny is the writer and creator behind The NY Melrose Family as well as a Google+ consultant for various clients. Her love of G+ has grown her following to over 430k followers in just under two years. As the writer and photographer behind her lifestyle site she specializes in recipe development and projects that are quick and easy for busy parents. As a mother of two young girls that is also a reading specialist in an inner city school district, it has to be quick and easy to make it work in the Melrose house. She is all about sharing how you don't need to be "Super Mom" to get it all done. You just need to be efficient and creative!


Jenny Melrose 
The NY Melrose Family

Jenny is the writer and creator behind The NY Melrose Family as well as a Google+ consultant for various clients. Her love of G+ has grown her following to over 430k followers in just under two years. As the writer and photographer behind her lifestyle site she specializes in recipe development and projects that are quick and easy for busy parents. As a mother of two young girls that is also a reading specialist in an inner city school district, it has to be quick and easy to make it work in the Melrose house. She is all about sharing how you don't need to be "Super Mom" to get it all done. You just need to be efficient and creative!

Julie Schumacher  Well Turned Words Julie is an independent copywriter and editor who partners with designers and design studios on digital and print work, strategy and branding. She's also the co-founder of Forth, a community and resource for creative entrepreneurial women in Chicago. Forth hosts seasonal salons, gatherings for salon alum, workshops and public events that put a premium on sharing time, space and bright ideas. Julie lives with her husband and copper-topped tot in Oak Park, IL.


Julie Schumacher 
Well Turned Words

Julie is an independent copywriter and editor who partners with designers and design studios on digital and print work, strategy and branding. She's also the co-founder of Forth, a community and resource for creative entrepreneurial women in Chicago. Forth hosts seasonal salons, gatherings for salon alum, workshops and public events that put a premium on sharing time, space and bright ideas. Julie lives with her husband and copper-topped tot in Oak Park, IL.

Laurie Smithwick In 2013, Laurie set out to change her complicated, yet inevitable relationship with screens. The goal was to make interacting with technology more meaningful. To do less consuming, less curating, and more creating. The led to the launch of Step Away from the Screen and Make Something, an online community that celebrates the act of doing. Aside from being someone who appreciates a good dose of irony, Laurie is also a Grammy-nominated designer, the Creative Director and founder of LEAP Design, and a co-founder of Kirtsy. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her one husband, two daughters, and three cats.


Laurie Smithwick

In 2013, Laurie set out to change her complicated, yet inevitable relationship with screens. The goal was to make interacting with technology more meaningful. To do less consuming, less curating, and more creating. The led to the launch of Step Away from the Screen and Make Something, an online community that celebrates the act of doing. Aside from being someone who appreciates a good dose of irony, Laurie is also a Grammy-nominated designer, the Creative Director and founder of LEAP Design, and a co-founder of Kirtsy. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her one husband, two daughters, and three cats.

cyndie spiegel Cyndie is a Brooklyn based Small Business Consultant and Coach specializing in strategy for creative entrepreneurs. Before launching her current practice, she spent 15 years on the business side of the New York fashion industry. She is an Adjunct Professor at Parson's School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology where she teaches students how to passionately navigate life, fashion and entrepreneurship in an ever-changing creative world. Her motivational coaching and strategy sessions have inspired creative start-ups, independent entrepreneurs and renowed luxury designers alike, helping them develop extraordinary businesses and lives. She is wildly passionate about yoga, bold lip color and supporting others to fearlessly follow their entrepreneurial dreams.


cyndie spiegel

Cyndie is a Brooklyn based Small Business Consultant and Coach specializing in strategy for creative entrepreneurs. Before launching her current practice, she spent 15 years on the business side of the New York fashion industry. She is an Adjunct Professor at Parson's School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology where she teaches students how to passionately navigate life, fashion and entrepreneurship in an ever-changing creative world. Her motivational coaching and strategy sessions have inspired creative start-ups, independent entrepreneurs and renowed luxury designers alike, helping them develop extraordinary businesses and lives. She is wildly passionate about yoga, bold lip color and supporting others to fearlessly follow their entrepreneurial dreams.

Ariana Hargrave  Mailchimp Ariana heads Mailchimp's Client Relations team which provides strategic guidance to customers with unique sending needs as well as creative email solutions. When not at work, Ariana enjoys gardening, cooking, watching old movies, and home renovation - especially when it comes to her 1925 "dream" home that needs, well, everything. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and Australian Shepherd.


Ariana Hargrave 
Mailchimp

Ariana heads Mailchimp's Client Relations team which provides strategic guidance to customers with unique sending needs as well as creative email solutions. When not at work, Ariana enjoys gardening, cooking, watching old movies, and home renovation - especially when it comes to her 1925 "dream" home that needs, well, everything. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and Australian Shepherd.

Caitlin Wilson  Cailtin Wilson Design Caitlin is an acclaimed interior designer, textile designer, and mother of 3. When her husband's job took them overseas for two years, she continued to grow her brand through her blog as she designed spaces for her clients in London, Dubai, and Hong Kong. She was richly inspired by her travels and felt that there was a void in the market for unique, colorful pillows and fabrics so she ventured into textile design while living in Hong Kong. She launched Caitlin Wilson Textiles and has been overwhelmed by the incredible growth her small company has experienced. From House Beautiful, Good Housekeeping, Better Home & Gardens, HGTV Magazine to Lonny, Glitter Guide, and The Everygirl - she has been admired by the press both digitally and in print. Her line has now expanded into rugs, furniture, accessories, and wallpaper.


Caitlin Wilson 
Cailtin Wilson Design

Caitlin is an acclaimed interior designer, textile designer, and mother of 3. When her husband's job took them overseas for two years, she continued to grow her brand through her blog as she designed spaces for her clients in London, Dubai, and Hong Kong. She was richly inspired by her travels and felt that there was a void in the market for unique, colorful pillows and fabrics so she ventured into textile design while living in Hong Kong. She launched Caitlin Wilson Textiles and has been overwhelmed by the incredible growth her small company has experienced. From House Beautiful, Good Housekeeping, Better Home & Gardens, HGTV Magazine to Lonny, Glitter Guide, and The Everygirl - she has been admired by the press both digitally and in print. Her line has now expanded into rugs, furniture, accessories, and wallpaper.

Jamie Dorobek, C.R.A.F.T. Jamie is a DIY enthusiast, lover of fried okra, wife, new mama, and a social media junkie! She started C.R.A.F.T., a nifty little acronym for Creating Really Awesome Free Things, in February of 2010. Two years later, she quit her high school special education teaching position to pursue C.R.A.F.T full time and started another site call Really Awesome Costumes. Jamie has taught DIY classes at Home Depot, IKEA, and Michaels, and has worked with brands such as 3M, Martha Stewart Crafts, Scotch Tape, and Jo-Ann's. When she is not crafting up something really awesome, Jamie spends her time traveling with the husbnd and baby boy, mountain biking, and enjoying the outdoors in Austin, TX!


Jamie Dorobek,
C.R.A.F.T.

Jamie is a DIY enthusiast, lover of fried okra, wife, new mama, and a social media junkie! She started C.R.A.F.T., a nifty little acronym for Creating Really Awesome Free Things, in February of 2010. Two years later, she quit her high school special education teaching position to pursue C.R.A.F.T full time and started another site call Really Awesome Costumes. Jamie has taught DIY classes at Home Depot, IKEA, and Michaels, and has worked with brands such as 3M, Martha Stewart Crafts, Scotch Tape, and Jo-Ann's. When she is not crafting up something really awesome, Jamie spends her time traveling with the husbnd and baby boy, mountain biking, and enjoying the outdoors in Austin, TX!

Liz Stanley  Say Yes Liz is founder and editor of the award winning womens and family lifestyle site, Say Yes. She was born and raised a New Yorker but now is perfectly happy to call the faiytale city of San Francisco home with her husband and two children. Her and her team's work has been featured by Martha Stewart, Real Simple, Parents Magazine, the Huffington Post, with full print features in the San Francisco Chronicle, Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, and documentary features on A&E and Hulu. She partners with a variety of design focused lifestyle home brands like Target, Adobe, Home Depot, and West Elm. Previous work includes founding Minted's lifestyle site, Julep and writing for Apartment Therapy. 


Liz Stanley 
Say Yes

Liz is founder and editor of the award winning womens and family lifestyle site, Say Yes. She was born and raised a New Yorker but now is perfectly happy to call the faiytale city of San Francisco home with her husband and two children. Her and her team's work has been featured by Martha Stewart, Real Simple, Parents Magazine, the Huffington Post, with full print features in the San Francisco Chronicle, Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, and documentary features on A&E and Hulu. She partners with a variety of design focused lifestyle home brands like Target, Adobe, Home Depot, and West Elm. Previous work includes founding Minted's lifestyle site, Julep and writing for Apartment Therapy. 

Indiana Adams  Texas Style Council Indiana has been using her online connections to make offline relationships for a really long time now (ask her husband Chris, whom she met online in 1999!). As a locally know blogger based out of Austin, Texas, Indiana started gaining national attention with nary a media kit by being the well connected big fish in her small pond. With partnerships from Sleep Number, Converse, and Vaseline, Indiana's hyperlocal approach to social media has afforded her the opportunity to make a living blogging despite having a modest readership. To help others achieve big fish status, in 2010 she founded the Texas Style Council (TxSC), a networking event for other fashion and lifestyle bloggers. However, she is probably still most well known for her birth stories on her personal blog Indiana/Elsewhere.


Indiana Adams 
Texas Style Council

Indiana has been using her online connections to make offline relationships for a really long time now (ask her husband Chris, whom she met online in 1999!). As a locally know blogger based out of Austin, Texas, Indiana started gaining national attention with nary a media kit by being the well connected big fish in her small pond. With partnerships from Sleep Number, Converse, and Vaseline, Indiana's hyperlocal approach to social media has afforded her the opportunity to make a living blogging despite having a modest readership. To help others achieve big fish status, in 2010 she founded the Texas Style Council (TxSC), a networking event for other fashion and lifestyle bloggers. However, she is probably still most well known for her birth stories on her personal blog Indiana/Elsewhere.

Rachel Faucett Handmade Charlotte Rachel is the author-designer of well loved family blog Handmade Charlotte. She's the mother of 5 ridiculously cute children and loves everyone she meets. Her mini collection for Anthropologie was a stepping stone for projects with Target, Home Depot, Energizer, Subaru, Pottery Barn Kids, Levi's, Disney, and more. Handmade Charlotte has been featured in Martha Stewart, HGTV, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Country Living, and Molly Makes.


Rachel Faucett
Handmade Charlotte

Rachel is the author-designer of well loved family blog Handmade Charlotte. She's the mother of 5 ridiculously cute children and loves everyone she meets. Her mini collection for Anthropologie was a stepping stone for projects with Target, Home Depot, Energizer, Subaru, Pottery Barn Kids, Levi's, Disney, and more. Handmade Charlotte has been featured in Martha Stewart, HGTV, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Country Living, and Molly Makes.

Michelle Hunt Twig Creative Michelle, along with her husband Steve specialize in handcrafted modern wooden toys and children's furniture.  They strive to create products that are beautiful, functional, and help encourage imagination and creativity. They live in Utah, just south of Salt Lake City.


Michelle Hunt
Twig Creative

Michelle, along with her husband Steve specialize in handcrafted modern wooden toys and children's furniture.  They strive to create products that are beautiful, functional, and help encourage imagination and creativity. They live in Utah, just south of Salt Lake City.

Elizabeth and Liz Evans Simple Simon and Co Elizabeth Evans and Liz Evans are two girls who married brothers and ended up with the exact same name. They blog together at Simple Simon and Company - sharing their love of sewing, quilting and the art of homemaking. They have had their work featured in magazine, television, video, and have a fabric line that will debut this fall. They feel very blessed by the opportunities their blog has provided and feel ardently about giving back.


Elizabeth and Liz Evans
Simple Simon and Co

Elizabeth Evans and Liz Evans are two girls who married brothers and ended up with the exact same name. They blog together at Simple Simon and Company - sharing their love of sewing, quilting and the art of homemaking. They have had their work featured in magazine, television, video, and have a fabric line that will debut this fall. They feel very blessed by the opportunities their blog has provided and feel ardently about giving back.

Hilary Walker, Our Style Stories Hilary Walker is a stylist and blogger in Dallas, TX. When she’s not  “on set”, she’s creating for her blog Our Style Stories. Hilary also publishes a podcast where she interviews her Style Story guests on subjects ranging from creativity and artistry to common struggle and life lessons. Hilary does what she does because she believes in beauty and its uplifting power, home and its nurturing properties, a good wardrobe and its self-expressive nature, and of course kindred spirits.


Hilary Walker, Our Style Stories

Hilary Walker is a stylist and blogger in Dallas, TX. When she’s not  “on set”, she’s creating for her blog Our Style Stories. Hilary also publishes a podcast where she interviews her Style Story guests on subjects ranging from creativity and artistry to common struggle and life lessons. Hilary does what she does because she believes in beauty and its uplifting power, home and its nurturing properties, a good wardrobe and its self-expressive nature, and of course kindred spirits.

Maddie Eisenhart A Practical Wedding Maddie is the Digital Director and Style Editor at A Practical Wedding, where weddings and feminism intersect. She has a degree from NYU in Entertainment and Mass Media and now spends a significant amount of time thinking about trends on the internet and the future of Miley Cyrus' career. A Maine native, she now lives on a pony farm in the Bay Area with her husband and their mastiff, Juno. Current hair color: Pink.


Maddie Eisenhart
A Practical Wedding

Maddie is the Digital Director and Style Editor at A Practical Wedding, where weddings and feminism intersect. She has a degree from NYU in Entertainment and Mass Media and now spends a significant amount of time thinking about trends on the internet and the future of Miley Cyrus' career. A Maine native, she now lives on a pony farm in the Bay Area with her husband and their mastiff, Juno. Current hair color: Pink.

Jill Nystul  One Good Thing by Jillee Jill is the Founder of the website One Good Thing by Jillee, which receives on average 5 million monthly page views. She is a Parents magazine blog award winner, and her work has been featured on People.com and Oprah.com among many others. A book about her life and blog, published by Putnam Books, will be out this Spring. Nystul lives in Heber City, Utah, with her husband and children.


Jill Nystul 
One Good Thing by Jillee

Jill is the Founder of the website One Good Thing by Jillee, which receives on average 5 million monthly page views. She is a Parents magazine blog award winner, and her work has been featured on People.com and Oprah.com among many others. A book about her life and blog, published by Putnam Books, will be out this Spring. Nystul lives in Heber City, Utah, with her husband and children.

Corrine Stokoe  Mint Arrow Corrine is the author and curator of popular high-end deal blog Mint Arrow, featuring daily deals on fashion, baby gear, beauty products and home decor. Corrine has collaborated with popular brands like Nordstrom, Kate Spade, Target, Ann Taylor, Sole Society and more, been featured in Babble and Buzzfeed, and recognized as a top 10 blogger in the RewardStyle network. Corrine lives in Southern California with her husband, two year old girl, and is expecting her second baby girl in May.


Corrine Stokoe 
Mint Arrow

Corrine is the author and curator of popular high-end deal blog Mint Arrow, featuring daily deals on fashion, baby gear, beauty products and home decor. Corrine has collaborated with popular brands like Nordstrom, Kate Spade, Target, Ann Taylor, Sole Society and more, been featured in Babble and Buzzfeed, and recognized as a top 10 blogger in the RewardStyle network. Corrine lives in Southern California with her husband, two year old girl, and is expecting her second baby girl in May.

Garrett Gee Scan Garrett is the designer and CEO of Scan, a popular mobile app with over 50 million downloads around the world. Garrett founded Scan 3 years ago while a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Since then, he has raised over $7 million from Google Ventures, Facebook, Lady Gaga and also appeared on the popular TV show, Shark Tank. Garrett currently resides in Provo, Utah with his wife Jessica where he continues as CEO of Scan, a student at BYU, and captain of the BYU Men's Soccer Team.


Garrett Gee
Scan

Garrett is the designer and CEO of Scan, a popular mobile app with over 50 million downloads around the world. Garrett founded Scan 3 years ago while a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Since then, he has raised over $7 million from Google Ventures, Facebook, Lady Gaga and also appeared on the popular TV show, Shark Tank. Garrett currently resides in Provo, Utah with his wife Jessica where he continues as CEO of Scan, a student at BYU, and captain of the BYU Men's Soccer Team.

SKYE MCLAIN Skye is just your regular southern girl. Born and raised in Texas, she is now living in Louisiana with her husband and son. She is a virtual ninja, dream designer, part time blogger, and speaker who loves to help people organize their business and build their dreams. Between working from home and helping her husband with youth ministry, she loves chasing her cute little toddler around! She is also working to create a webinar to help up and coming business owners and entrepreneurs design their dream life and business through hiring a virtual assistant.


SKYE MCLAIN

Skye is just your regular southern girl. Born and raised in Texas, she is now living in Louisiana with her husband and son. She is a virtual ninja, dream designer, part time blogger, and speaker who loves to help people organize their business and build their dreams. Between working from home and helping her husband with youth ministry, she loves chasing her cute little toddler around! She is also working to create a webinar to help up and coming business owners and entrepreneurs design their dream life and business through hiring a virtual assistant.

Emily Frame  Small Fry Emily is a writer and stylist working in both industries for the last nine years. Emily is one third of the Children's Lifestyle Blog, Small Fry, which launched in 2012. Small Fry focuses on modern, fresh, and easy fashion, food, DIY, adventures for kids, and so much more! The Small Fry team loves working closely with like-minded children's brands behind the scenes for consulting, contributing, designing, and of course sharing it all daily in their corner of the internet. Find Emily @emilyframe, and trio @smallfryblog socially.


Emily Frame 
Small Fry

Emily is a writer and stylist working in both industries for the last nine years. Emily is one third of the Children's Lifestyle Blog, Small Fry, which launched in 2012. Small Fry focuses on modern, fresh, and easy fashion, food, DIY, adventures for kids, and so much more! The Small Fry team loves working closely with like-minded children's brands behind the scenes for consulting, contributing, designing, and of course sharing it all daily in their corner of the internet. Find Emily @emilyframe, and trio @smallfryblog socially.