If Day 1 was about reconnecting with old friends, Day 2 was about making new friends.
Day 2 started with a conference introduction at 8:30 am by Indiana, the founder of TxSC. The view from the conference room was absolutely beautiful!
Linda was there so of course we took another photo.
Then we went downstairs for the Speakers’ Breakfast presented by Ruche. I was really excited to meet the ladies (and guy) behind Ruche, and they were all so nice! We had a great chat with them about blogging and parenting. I never imagined they would be as kind as they were! They also let me pick out a pretty new necklace from their jewelry table.
photo by Texas Style Council
At the breakfast, I met Amy from Little Hip Squeaks. We have been friends on Twitter for a short time and it was so nice to meet her in person. Have you heard of her? She’s a pretty big deal on the Internet. She makes the most adorable leggings and headbands for kids. We got to hear about her upcoming collection and cannot wait for it to come out! We’re so excited for her!
We decided in May that we would fly to Austin this summer for the Texas Style Council. We went in 2011 (recaps here and here), and then missed last year because Rooney’s due date was the same weekend as the conference.
This year we were on the fence about going back. We’d have to line up a babysitter, spend at least three nights away from Roo (which we had never done), book flights and a hotel room, etc. Then Indiana reached out to us and asked if we’d be interested in speaking at the conference! We were so excited about that opportunity and immediately said yes. We had a fabulous time and want to share with you what we did while we were there. So for the next three days we’ll be reliving the conference while we recap our time in Austin!
Did you hear? We’re speaking at the 2013 Texas Style Council, y’all!
OK, we’re only eight years late to the game. According to Google, YouTube was founded in February 2005. Regardless, we’re getting in the game. Can I get a drum roll, please? There is now an official Words of Williams YouTube channel.
The survey we posted few weeks ago asked what formats you would like to see more money/budgeting information, and videos led the way. So, even though we both feel more comfortable behind a keyboard rather than a camera, we’re giving it a go. We’ve started to document our money story from the first time we realized what money was to what we know today (it’s been a wild ride). We spent an evening shooting and came up with five videos to start with. They will be posted in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.