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A really fun giveaway…

…………..Giveaway Closed!…………

I sure wish I had a plane ticket to head west in May.


Have you heard of the Casual Blogger Conference in Sandy UT, on May 28-29th?

If not, it is a 2 day conference with incredible guest speakers who will help you to use blogging to enhance your life. And if you’re already a blogger… will learn fabulous advice on what to write about, how to begin advertising, the best way to help your blog grow, and even how to design a blog.

The conference is offering over $3000 worth of classes, and they have teamed up with some top bloggers who are the best in their field. Great news……you may be able to meet some of your favorite bloggers. Such as:

  • Courtney Kendrick from cjanerun
  • Loralee Choate from Loralee’s Looney Tunes
  • Sarah Kimmel, an SEO expert
  • Matt Townsend, communications expert and author
  • and many more… (check out the list here)
And the night before, on the 27th, there’s a special Girl’s Night Out which includes a featured craft, mani’s, pedi’s, and massages.
Ahhhhh, sounds refreshing!

And Friday night, there is an evening social with food and music. How fun to gather, meet new friends, and just enjoy the night!

So even if you’re traveling from afar…..the conference is being held at the Miller Free Enterprise Center, only 15 minutes from the Salt Lake airport. (I should look into tickets now!)

Tickets for the conference can be found by clicking on this button below, and then clicking on the register tab up on the upper right side of the page.
(This button/link will also be available at the top of my right side bar…)

You can attend one day or two, add the Girl’s Night Out or not…’s all up to you and what you’d like to do.

And I actually have 2 free tickets available (that include the passes to the Girl’s Night Out and the Friday Evening Social) available for one lucky winner… you can have one for yourself and a friend.

How to enter the giveaway?

  1. Sign up for Casual Blogger Conference newsletter. (Click on the button above and find the sign-up along the right side of the home page…..just scroll down a bit.)
  2. Follow the Casual Blogger Conference on Twitter. ( or @CBConference)

Then leave one comment, telling me did both of those things.

Giveaway ends Monday, April 5th, at 9AM EST.

How fun would that be to attend?
The classes, advice, training, girl’s night out, music performances, food, meeting new friends, etc. What an incredible weekend bundle!

**If you buy your tickets and then find out that you won the free tickets, you will be re-imbursed.**

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!


  1. Sokunn Corcoran says:

    I signed up for newsletter and following on twitter

  2. Niki says:

    Done – I signed up for the newsletter and am following on twitter. Thanks!

  3. Amanda says:

    following and signed up for the newsletter! this is awesome! thank you so much for putting it out there!

  4. britbrit says:

    signed up for the newsletter :)

  5. TNT(she) says:


  6. Rachel says:

    Just did it. This will be great!

  7. taggdarci says:

    Just signed up – thanks for extending this a few more days. Can't wait!

  8. Becky says:

    I've subscribed to the newsletter and I'm following on Twitter!!
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed! :)

  9. Jacki says:

    Pick me! Pick me!!
    I get the newsletter and follow on twitter.

  10. Tierra says:

    I signed up for both. What an awesome thing they have going. I would LOVE to go!

    tierralowry at

  11. Marf says:

    Yeah! I signed up for both and would love to go with my daughter! Hope I win!

  12. stormi says:

    I signed up for both! Totally excited!!

  13. Craftingmom says:

    I signed up for the newsletter and following on twitter. I am praying for some luck as I would love to attend and I have family in Sandy I can visit also!

  14. Krista Joy says:

    I did both… and I'm so happy you extended your deadline. Here's to hoping I win! =)

  15. Kenton and Brittney Anderson says:

    I did both! I hope I win SO bad! My sister and I love photography and have really wanted to learn more about blogging so that we can make more of our businesses. It would be such a great weekend of sister bonding and learning! Thanks for the chance!

  16. Porsche says:

    I did both! Hope I win, it would not be a problem to get to Sandy!

  17. Stephanie says:

    I'm signed up, following and waiting for word that I won :)

  18. sistersue says:

    I'm all signed up and following. Next, pack bags, kiss hubby, etc. etc. etc.

  19. Leslie says:

    I so so want to win this! I want to go really bad! Oh I hope I win! I entered the news letter!

  20. A Page 4 all Seasons says:

    I signed up on twitter and for the newsletter and am DYING to go to this conference. It would be awesome if I can!

  21. Ali says:

    I signed up for both. I was just telling my husband how bad I wanted to go to this…..I can't wait!!!

  22. Lovely Lizzy says:

    Yikes! I'll get this right this time! Sorry!
    I would love to go with my mom! Wow! I really would love to win this!
    I even signed up for twitter just for the opportunity to go! I signed up for the newsletter TOO!

  23. stacy says:

    I subscribed to the newsletter.

  24. Trikke says:

    I signed up and follow on Facebook. I don't twitter. But I hope that qualifies. I need a vacation.
    You are 1 of only 2 blogs I read every day. I LOVE YOUR STUFF!

  25. hollee says:

    registered for newsletter and following on twitter. Pick us!

  26. Kate says:

    I already get the newsletter and I now follow on Twitter! PLEASE LET IT BE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

  27. Lisa says:

    I did both! Pick me, please!

  28. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    I did both and praying, praying, praying that I win! I want to go so badly!!!

  29. Amy says:

    Did both — I sooooo hope I win!!!

  30. Kim says:

    Following both, Thanks for the opportunity.

  31. Ashlee says:

    I did both! SO exciting to be close to a conference.

  32. the mama monster says:

    just signed up for the newsletter. sounds like fun!

  33. Justin and Tisha says:

    I did both things! I would love this!

  34. Mills says:

    I signed up for both. Thanks!

  35. Amy says:

    I did both.

    Pick me! Pick me! I want to go!!

  36. says:

    I signed up for the newsletter and am also following on Twitter. I've recently joined the craft blogging craze and I live in Utah. It would be amazing if I won. What a great giveaway. Thanks for sharing!

  37. Clements Family says:

    I did both. I would love love love to go to this! I think my blog could really benefit from the tips and tricks of the pros!

  38. MrsOrtelle says:

    Just signed up for the newsletter and started following on Twitter!

    Crossing my fingers HARD!

  39. Melanie@Halls of Fame 5 says:

    I signed up and following on twitter.

  40. Emily says:

    I signed up for the newsletter and I'm a twitter follower. Looks like fun!

  41. ashley says:

    follower, newsletter check! hope to win!!

  42. lindsey says:

    I'm following and signed up for the newsletter. Wishing my odds were better for winning. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. ranae says:

    Did both things. Hope I win!

  44. Ryan, Casey, and Tyler says:

    wow, that would be so amazing to win! I did both :)

  45. Jill from Women Who Do It All says:

    I did both of these things. What a great giveawy!

  46. Kristal says:

    I did both. I hope I win!!! My friend and I would have a blast!!

  47. Miranda says:

    I did both. Here's hoping I win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Melissa says:

    I signed up and I'm a follower on Twitter. OH MAN I wanna WIN!!!!!!

  49. Brandy Bailey says:

    I signed up for the newsletter!

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