When bloggers get together.. + Giveaway!


I. love. talking. about. blogging.

Seriously. I really do. I’m not the best blogger in the world and I’m too scared of failure (aaaand let’s be real I’m fairly lazy) to actually TRY to grow my blog, but I LOVE TALKING ABOUT BLOGS!

I have the great fortune of knowing some of my blog friends in real life.

I’ve had sleepovers with Brittany and Becky and Mary-Keith. I spend lots of time at Susannah’s house… Laura even came once! I’ve grabbed coffee with Katie and Nora, and I saw Wicked with Meagan.

So here’s what I’ve realized happens when bloggers get together:

  • We will inevitably talk about our favorite bloggers and/or bloggers we admire. and anyone who has talked to me about blogging knows that my #1 all-time ultimate most favorite, adored blogger of all time is Mary from Eat Drink and Be Mary… who is about to Eat, Drink and BE MARRIED!


  • We’ll somehow stumble upon some sort of this or that conversation. You know, like… Adproval or Passionfruit, Blogger or WordPress. “Read More” option or not. Stock photos or taking pictures on your own. Things that only bloggers would get.


  • Our page views will most likely come up. Hopefully if the other blogger(s) isn’t a jerk it’s not about whose is bigger. Susannah and I have roughly the same amount of page views each month, but her posts get WAY more interaction than mine. It’s cool to talk about.


  • If I’m there and my computer is open, there will be a gazillion tabs open while I look up who or what you’re talking about and show you who or what I’m talking about. It’s just a thing. I want to brag about the members of my non-nearby tribe (Robyn and Julie, shout outs to you two!) or the cutest blog I recently discovered.


  • Usually there will be instagram pictures. I’m not the best at this. I was able to attend a Passionfruit blogger open studio night once and I thought it was so funny that they took a group picture and went around and said “what’s your instagram so I can tag you?” and it was SO TRUE.


  • The question or idea of “why do you blog?” WILL come up, because that is the lens in which I frame my entire blog conversations with fellow bloggers. Are we talking about ways you want to make money, or grow your follower count, or do you just love sharing pictures? The WHY is one of the most important questions a blogger can answer


  • But. There will be at least ONE picture. Because if bloggers get together and not a single picture proves it.. then it probably didn’t happen.

<3 // stephanieorefice.net

In honor of bloggers getting together, I’m co-hosting a giveaway! Over the weekend we had a little Portland Christian Blogger get together and myself, Susannah + Ashley are giving away one of the swag bags from our meet up!

BUT FIRST! Let me tell you about the AMAZING ladies that supported our bloggers talking blog dream by partnering with us to provide super sweet swag bags.

Chamel's Creations // stephanieorefice.nettwitter / insta / facebook / .com

Chamel is the designer, faith advocate, and creator behind Chamel’s Creations. She is passionate about helping women celebrate their faith journeys through their daily walk, attitude, atmosphere, attire, accessories, and so much more.  Her heart is on fire to see a generation of women who are more bold, courageous, confident, blessed, and fearless.  Chamel’s Creations is all about being transformed through God’s Word.  Because just one glimpse of the truth can change everything.

Elah Tree is a lifestlye blog and shop focused on empowering women in their everyday lives. We’re all busy and we all have goals and dreams. Elah Tree products are meant to help you manage all those things. Keeping my mind clear and equipping you with tools to bring you closer to your goals and dreams.

 Felecia Efriann is a fashion line that aims to empower individuals through the message behind the clothing. Every piece designed and created from Felecia Efriann is inspired by the sea, 1910s, 1920s, and a nod to 1950s. FE aims to always take a fresh, modest, and eco-friendly look at fashion. It is a shop with Apparel, Accessories, and a few things for ones home and office.

Life As The Artist is an advertising agency and blog with a purpose. I build Brands, create print & web advertising and specialize in Social Media Strategy & Implementation so that I can provide faith focused support for those navigating life in the aftermath of the loss of a pregnancy or infant.

I am Ann Cosgrove and acbc Design is my line of modern paper goods. With a modern, minimalist aesthetic and sprinkled with a touch of whimsey – each item is created in my home studio in lovely Portland, Oregon. My designs are fueled by a combination of some of my favorite things: typography, nature, architecture and (of course) paper. The results are unique stationery items and illustrations that connect with people and just make you smile.

and now.
The giveaway!
There will be MULTIPLE winners, so enter + tell your friends. πŸ™‚

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Have you ever met up IRL with fellow bloggers?? Want to come visit the Northwest and hang out with us?? Just saying ;D