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This was the weekend of my big blogging conference.

I left on Friday morning at 8:02 am.

And my cell phone rang at 8:07 am with a question from Rick about the kids. But those five minutes were positively blissful.Β  Then during the conference, I received this text….

“This day feels like it’s 36 hours long.”

And this one…

“We’re play croquet now,” which I was pretty sure was code for “The kids have locked me in the attic and I can’t get out” but I was too busy sorting through BlogHer swag and ironing my pink sash for The Mouthy Housewives party to really pay attention.

The Mouthy Housewives party was ultra fabulous (although we missed Mouthy Housewife Heather). Everyone who came received a free LG vacuum cleaner!Β  And Wendi and Marinka (the model tall, blond gals below) have generously offered to visit everyone’s house and do their vacuuming. Our other sponsors, JVC, DreamSakes, 8th Continent Soy Milk, Whirlpool, Orbeez and VolunteerSpot were amazing too.

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Lee Photography

All and all, a great weekend.

I want to thank the man who made this trip possible for me…

Oops. I’m sorry. No, not Bruce Jenner.

I meant this guy….

Oh wait, wrong again.Β  That’s Nate Berkus.

Oh yeah, here’s the guy.

Yeah, that’s definitely him.

By the way, if you think my parenting skills got rusty over the past two days I was gone, then think again. Because Rick and I found a tick on Chase’s head, proceeded to rip it out with a pair of tweezers while the poor boy cried and now we’re pretty sure it was just some schmutz in his hair.

I think this means I can enter the 8th Continent Soy Milk contest, Nice Job, Mom.Β  You tell them about your less-than-perfect parenting moment and you can win free housekeeping for a year or other great prizes. Good luck moms.

36 Responses to blogher. it’s over. really?!

  • abby says:

    Not only am I jealous of all the people who got to spend time with you this weekend, then you go and get to meet Nate!!!! I love him. But I would have cornered Bruce to ask him all of the ridiculous questions I have about the Kardashians. Like how many hours a day does it take to get ready, do they really work at Dash, why does Kourtney stay with Scott. And of course I need to know about all their plastic surgery and why they think we believe them when they say they’ve never had any!

  • Pearl Wisdom says:

    I have nothing of any substance to say other than you look gorgeous. And maybe that I would have asked Bruce if Brody ever came to his senses and worked things out with Kristin. Because I am secretly 12 and am still mourning the loss of The Hills.

  • Diane says:

    What an incredible party! To think, I was just spitting distance from Glenn Beck! It was a thrill to meet all the Mouthy Housewives in person. I hope some of their wisdom has rubbed off on me.

  • Look at you gorgeous blonds! So sorry I didn’t get a chance to meet you, Kelcey, on your 48 hours away from your 48 children. I’m so glad you got a little bit of a break, because if anyone deserves it… yeah. That would be you.

  • Loukia says:

    The Mouthy Housewives party was amazing – had thr best time! The best was seeing everyone’s excitement about the free LG vacuum cleaner! Moms + too much wine + free vacuum = lots of squeals of excitement! πŸ˜‰ thanks for a great party! And can’t wait for Marinka to come vacuum my house! I’m totally undomestic!

  • Jen says:

    oh my gosh, you look so great Kelcey! And Rick too. The kids are just adorable. Now as far as Bruce Jenner is concerned – how many facelifts has this man had? And who is Nate Berkus? I know you don’t have time to answer stupid questions, but I just had to ask…

  • Your opening lines are SO funny and true! I’m posting a fictional version of the life many of us live at http://www.afacebookstory-onec.....ogspot.com, and in today’s post the main character comments how crazy it is that the bartender can get five complicated drink orders from five women he’s never met right (without writing anything down) and yet her husband, at home with the kids, can not remember what kind of jelly anyone likes on their PB & J. The story is about a mommy-wife like us who veers down a path most don’t but many think about. It’s a fun, familiar and at times dark and steamy read, a “What If” rendition of the life we lead. I hope you will take a peek.

    Thanks for sharing the real-life version of what looks like a VERY fun girls weekend!


  • Allison T. says:

    So, Kelcey, you know I love your blog (it’s about the only thing I’m committed to doing EVERY day). I have to say, though, that I also take a lot of comfort in reading other people’s comments. You gals make me feel like I’m not alone in the world, missing The Hills, shaking my head at Kourtney Kardashian’s choices, and other other important tribulations of life. While my husband may say “ppfft- it’s all trash”, I know now that there’s a place for me. πŸ™‚

  • Aimee says:

    Loved meeting you! Wish I had some more time to chat with you. I must say the vacuum cleaner is by the farrrrrrr the best swag!!! I am so excited! I wish LG gave away a maid as well!

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    The children look well taken care of and Rick’s still smiling. I think he deserves the vacuum cleaner…and instructions on how to use it.

  • sara says:

    Omg – you crack me up. And you look AMAZING btw – hello gorgeous mama. Really funny about the tick/goop.

    Glad you had a great trip!

  • carmen says:

    I wish I’d been able to meet you! You were on my list. The pic of your hubby cracks me up – mine had to take our 15 year old to the pediatrician – 6 kids, 18 years, and he’s never done it. HA!

  • Valerie says:

    So I am feting up that I have never seen the Kardashians — what I know of them I learned from People mag — but I am confused – why is Bruce Jenner on that show?

  • Portia says:

    @ Jen- Go to http://www.oprah.com and then come up from that house underground that you live in…lol j/k…Nate is Oprah’s interior design guru!
    I’m glad you got away. You look great! Next year I am so going to Blogher, it sounds awesome!!

  • Karen Bland says:

    Wow – a whole weekend away? Rick is definitely about to ask you for something big (i.e. 18 day golf trip or perhaps a french maid) – I can’t even get a free pass for a 90 minute trip to the gym! I like how Rick uses one of the twins as a cool necklace – kids make great accessories for men. xxoo

  • christy says:

    Freaking hysterical! Love the photos, and loved getting to finally meet you in person after stalking your blog for two years! Your partay was a highlight for me, not only because of the vacuum and the fabulous camera package I won! So much FUN!!!

  • Ann says:

    You are adorable times bazillion. You were HYSTERICALLY funny on your panel and stop being so damned pretty.

    That means don’t ever stop because I love it.

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