market street blogger crawl

Houstonians! I'm so excited to share that I will be part of the second annual Blogger Crawl at Market Street in The Woodlands on August 3rd from 6-8pm. It's going to be such a fun event where you can enjoy shopping, a DJ, and surprise “pit stops” along the way such as a luxury cotton candy vendor, a specialized photo booth experience, a Men’s Lounge held at Suitsupply and more!

Info on the Crawl:
Thursday, August 3 from 6-8 p.m.
The Woodlands Market Street
9595 Six Pines Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380

I'll be hanging out and styling my favorite fall looks at Hemline and would love to have a chance to meet, chat with, and hug any of you who can make it! Some of my good friends and fellow bloggers will be also be hosting at various stores around Market Street: Megan from Meg O. on the Go, Ashlee from Ashlee Frazier, Sara from Haute & Humid, Lindsey from Our Messy Table, Brittany from Sideline Socialite,  Roz from My Red Glasses, Ashley from Fancy Ashley, and Loren of Wear & When. We will have you covered on shopping, with bloggers styling at Hemline (me!), Trina Turk, Kate Spade, Elaine Turner, Cakewalk, Johnny Was, Thomas Markle, Central Park and Kendra Scott!

I'm so excited and hope to see you there!
xo, Britt

tuesdays together

One of my very favorite things about blogging is the community of creatives I get to meet and befriend. Houston has so many talented individuals and it's inspiring when a group of likeminded people get together in one room to share ideas. It's amazing what we learn from one another while chugging coffee and randomly checking Instagram. I am a proud member of The Rising Tide Society and had so much fun at the last Tuesdays Together meeting that I wanted to share it with y'all!

photography by Christi Minter 
similar shirt | jeans | boots | necklace

Let me first clarify that we totally did not plan that Hunter rainboot picture; when I picked my friend Dede up that morning, we laughed that we both wore our red Hunters. Houston gals are no stranger to rain boots. Or humidity.

Tuesdays Together are held on the second Tuesday of every month, and are basically gatherings for small business owners who have a desire to share knowledge and learn from others within the group. At this particular meeting, Meredith of Cake & Confetti and Jessica of Weddings by Jessee led the group in conversation about finances for small businesses. The meet-up was extremely informative, not to mention fun, and I can't wait to attend the next one! Find a Tuesdays Together group near you here.

I should clarify that this post is in no way sponsored by The Rising Tide Society, I just love the group's mission that much and want to share it with all of you.

Also, a big thank you to all of you who messaged, texted, and emailed about yesterday's post. I heard so many inspiring stories and feel more encouraged than ever to support other women in this crazy journey known as life. You are each amazing and remind me all the time just how wonderful this crazy life truly is. So thank you.

xo, Britt

 

 

 

Thrive Blog Conference

Last weekend, I attended my first ever blog conference here in The Woodlands. I had heard so many amazing things about Thrive from other blogging friends that I looked forward to the conference for months. It did not disappoint! We danced, we laughed, we learned; a good time was had by all.

Friday evening was the kick-off party, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. The DJ played songs that took us back to high school, which is never a bad thing. Also, it's worth mentioning that I had the best spinach artichoke dip of my life at this party. I got thirds. There were even pictures (plural, as in more than one) in the gallery the photographer posted of me doing work on some dip in the background of someone's otherwise cute picture. Nothing like a photobomber who's oblivious and simultaneously stuffing her face. If you attended Thrive and also saw these pictures, I have nothing to say for myself except that I was hungry and that dip was crazy good.

Saturday was the actual conference, with some incredible speakers like Ashley Rose from Sugar and Cloth and Pinterest expert Kristyn Merkley. Despite my stank face in the pictures below, I absorbed so much information and couldn't wait to get home and put my new knowledge to practice.

Reflecting back on the weekend, the swag bags and pistachio macarons and "Baby Got Back" induced-dancing were only a small part of what I took away from Thrive. While the speakers were phenomenal, it was more a matter of the bigger picture that left me inspired and more ready than ever to dive further into the blogosphere. When I got home Saturday evening, the first thing I said to Zach was, "I feel good about myself". He looked surprised and said something like "Oh, okay, awesome. That's really good" because I've never said anything like that in my life. It's not that I came home thinking I'm all that and a bag of chips with some spinach artichoke dip on the side (because I am so not), it's that the women at Thrive were so genuinely supportive that I felt their love in a big way.

In a community that could so easily be all about competition, I saw a reality that is the complete opposite. I saw a blogger with 30k Instagram followers asking advice from someone with barely a thousand followers. I saw business owners reaching out to other business owners, wanting to collaborate together. I saw speakers, who are bloggers just like the rest of us, pouring out as much information as they could. I saw a room full of encouraging, beautiful women learning from one another. And it was a pretty special thing to behold.

To say that I'm thankful for this community of women would be an understatement; their constant guidance and support give me the courage to write these often silly, but heartfelt, words on Hello Honey. It is my goal to build up everyone around me, to let them know just how special and loved they truly are. Because no matter how much we think we say or show that support, we can always do more. Let's spread more love and less contest. It is then that we all truly thrive.

xo, Britt

p.s. all photos by the talented Meg Cady Photography 
p.p.s. a huge thank you to my friends Whitney & Bree for putting together such an amazing event!