10.17.2011

SoCal Social Wrap Up and SWAG GIVEAWAY! - CLOSED

A couple Saturday's ago, I was soaking up the SoCal sun (ah, home sweet home) at the SoCal Social. Beverly of Flamingo Toes, Vivienne of The V-Spot and myself had worked for months to put this soiree together. We came up with a fun and unique idea that worked out fabulously! We wanted something fun and different and in the end,
I believe we achieved that goal. 
(Just in case you are keeping track this is the first event I have been to that I promised a recap of and have actually delivered! About time, eh!)

I must say that an event like this is not possible without major planning, cooperation, and IDEAS...and Sponsors. Working with Viv and Bev was awesome and we had the most generous sponsors. I highly encourage you to check out the sidebar on the SoCal Social Page! Thanks to our amazing sponsors we were able to provide attendees with awesome swag ranging from vegan soaps to DecoArt samples, and amazing giveaways including a Lifestyle Crafts Epic 6 Letterpress.



The GIVEAWAY DETAILS are at the bottom of the post.
This is a LONG post, so scroll down if you want, but you will miss some pretty pictures!
Here is a sneak peek of what you could win!

Viv and Bev scouted for a location (as for the moment I do not live in SoCal...but my heart is there) and came up with Old Town Orange, along with the idea of a fun swag walk - a great way to see the AMAZING collection of shops here and a casual way for groups of bloggers to get acquainted.

We provided each blogger with a map and a FAB canvas shopping bag courtesy of Canvas Corp - they seemed to naturally form groups and off they went.

I spent with most time with Tasha of Frugalicious Me - 2 tall blondes take the O.C.!
I started out like gang busters with my photos and then got a little caught up in the shopping! Here are some of the highlights...that I managed to capture on film (you can read other recaps by heading over the the recap post where everyone has the posts linked up).
Here is a quick recap of my fave photos!
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It was fun! When the shopping and swagging was done we headed over to The Filling Station for a late lunch, mingling and chatting, and a FUN photo booth courtesy of Shutter Nonsense.
 Viv, Mark, Me, Bev

Homemaker on a Dime, Fudge Ripple
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Of course there were giveaways!
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 Cupcakes!
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One of the many highlights of the day was the fact that author, designer, crafter, TV personality and all around cool guy Mark Montano joined us for the day and after lunch we got to grill him with Q and A - just kidding no grilling - he was awesome offering advice and inspiration and then we each received a copy of his new book The Big Ass Book of Crafts 2 - autographed no less.
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And, just when you think it does not get better...IT DOES!
The Heavenly Hostess invited us all over for a little cocktail party!
Books, GORGEOUS aprons, a little bit of fun and a whole lot of GOODNESS!
I LOVE this store!

All in all I think everyone had a fab day and it was such a fun and unique way to spend time getting to know other bloggers.
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 AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!!!
I HAVE TWO SWAG BAGS TO GIVE AWAY!

The Big Picture
(a comprehensive view of the goodies)
DETAILS!
(more details on what is included)
Painted Illusions book, a catalog, a decal & a stencil from Royal Design Studios, two decals from Decal Lab, two bottles of Paint from Deco Art
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 Two fat quarters of fabric from Mountain of the Dragon, buttons from Pick Your Plum, two rolls of ribbon from Ribbon Retreat
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 Canvas Swag bag, canvas tags, 3 sheets of Halloween themed scrapbook paper
and mini green clothespins from Canvas Corp
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A planner from BusyBodyBook, two bottles of paint from Plaid, mummy Treat wrapper from Highland Inspirations, handmade Soap Sample from Foxwise.
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How is that for a giveaway!!!!???
So there are 2 bags to giveaway and here is how to enter:
Giveaway runs through (EDIT: UPDATE) Sunday, 10/23 at midnight PST
U.S. Residents only (sorry)
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  • Entry 1 – Leave a comment letting me know – would you go to a blogging event? Or if you have, what did you like the best.
  • Entry 2 – Be or become a follower of 504 Main

Additional entries –separate comments for each please.
Can be done once daily...
  • Tweet the giveaway (be sure to tag 504 Main)...use this url: http://tiny.cc/dy1a7
  • Facebook the giveaway (be sure to tag 504 Main)

What do ya think? Want to join us next year?
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- GIVEAWAY CLOSED-

67 comments :

  1. I follow you. I loved all the pictures. I see my friend Bev in them. What fun you all must have had.

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  2. I would love to go to a Blogger event. I have had so much fun meeting bloggers from Ohio. It would be so wonderful to go somewhere for a couple of days and just craft, shop, eat, and be social.

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  3. Hi! I've been a bad blog follower, so don't enter me into your giveaway!

    But...

    Thanks for letting me tag along on your outing. Good golly girl...you are gorgeous!

    What a fun time!

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  4. This looks like SUCH a fun even you ladies put on! I would love to go to a blogger event though probably more so if it was geared towards me (DIY/crafts) rather than a general blogger conference.

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  5. I follow on Twitter (@mmscrapshoppe)

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  6. I live in SoCal. How do I get in on the next event? I'm a follower of your wonderful blog.
    Thanks for visiting me also!

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  7. I would so like to go to blogging events. Count me in for next time.

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  8. I follow you on google reader

    a girl can't have too much swag (even if I'm a grammie and not exactly a girl any more....)

    Heather
    mackiebob@gmail.com

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  9. lorraine9:24 AM

    i would so go to a blog event if i got to meet Mark Montano :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  10. lorraine9:25 AM

    following your blog through gfc :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  11. lorraine9:26 AM

    i liked you on fb :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  12. i would love to go to one someday. i love ideas on how to get more readers

    hopeswenson@gmail.com

    http://hopeinthekitchen.blogspot.com

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  13. i follow you on twitter

    hopeswenson@gmail.com

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  14. I happily follow you Miss Holly!

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  15. I really wish there were more blogger and crafters in this area. We are LARGE metro and there are few craft shows or blogging events. I think I need to move out west! HA

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  16. AND totally stalk you on twitter. LOL

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  17. I would go to a blogging event if they weren't so far!! Definitely will try to make the next one, they look like so much fun! :D

    Dulce
    ruelasjacobo90@gmail.com

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  18. Me,me, me,me...

    Indeed, I have gone to a few blog event/conferences. Wish I could have gone to yours and that it had been a tad closer so that more of our Central Cal compatriots could have gone.

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  19. Love those funky dolls and the vintage stir sticks!

    I follow you in GFC.

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  20. Follow you on Twitter

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  21. "Like" you on FB.

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  22. Wish I could have joined you girls! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

    I follow you of course :)

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  23. oops! i combined my first two entries... I follow 504 main is my second entry :)

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  24. I like you on FB :)

    Thanks for the giveaway Holly!

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  25. I've never been to a blogging event, but I would love to go to one!

    Dollie

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  26. I like you on Facebook, thank you for an awesome giveaway!

    Dollie

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  27. I have wanted to go to a blog event for at least 2 years now, but the right opportunity has yet to present itself. Maybe one day...

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  28. I already follow you on twitter :)

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  29. Do I still count as a follower?? I know I disappeared for awhile, but I found my way back ;)

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  30. I would love to go to a blogging event. I've met a few bloggers offline, but I think that it would be great to go to a conference or another larger meetup.

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  31. I would love to attend a blogging event in my area. Looks like you had a good time. Cheers

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  32. Oh I so wanted to go this year, but just could not swing it with a 5 month old. I hope to join you lovely ladies next year!
    I follow you with Google Reader and just love your blog!
    www.alwaysgiveacraft.com

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  33. I would love to go to a blogging event! (yes. cliche. but true.) It would be so much fun!

    www.randomnessfromtheaddiecorner.blogspot.com

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  34. I follow via your feed.

    www.randomnessfromtheaddiecorner.blogspot.com

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  35. I would love to go to a blogging event.. Too bad everything seems to happen hundreds of miles from MD. Someone please organize something in the mid-Atlantic region :)

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  36. Love 504 Main , one of the best addresses in the blog world... And of course I'm a follower

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  37. Love all of the photos, I totally forgot about that cool bathtub with the table on top. I just love that. Awesome!

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  38. I am not sure I would go to a blogging event but I would go to a crafting event.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  39. I am a 504 main follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  40. I would love to go to a blogging event. Hopefully next year:-)

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  41. I am a follower of your fab blog!!!

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  42. I would love to go to a blogging event. I only wish we had one close by where I live. South Mississippi. I would even be willing to travel some. I just think it would be super fun to meet up with other crafty bloggers. I would also love to win this giveaway. I have lots of ideas that this grab bag of goodies could help me complete!

    ~Brandy~
    creativeexpressionsbybrandy@gmail.com
    www.creativeexpressionsbybrandy.blogspot.com

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  43. I follow on twitter as MsPamIam

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  44. I follow on facebook.

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  45. I would definitely attend a blog event, if I didn't live in the middle of nowhere, that is.

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  46. I follow this blog.

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  47. I haven't been to a blogging event yet, but I would love to go sometime.

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  48. I follow on twitter. @simplysweethome

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  49. And I follow on facebook.

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  50. It looks like so much fun!! Such great photos. So many goodies.

    Please enter me.

    Ruth

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  51. I am a blog follower. I don't have twitter or FB.

    Ruth

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  52. I have not been to a blogging event but would if given the opportunity.
    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  53. I am a follower via GFC
    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  54. I follow you on FB (Katrina Fries)
    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  55. I facebooked the giveaway & tagged 504 Main (Katrina Fries)
    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  56. I would absolutely go to a blogging event!

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  57. I am a follower of 504 Main

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  58. Anonymous7:14 PM

    Wow, thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!!! I woul love to attend a blogger event. I hope to have one to help other women and moms!!!!
    Aseeley60@yahoo.com

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  59. Anonymous7:19 PM

    I follow on facebook!!!
    Aseeley60@yahoo.com

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  60. Anonymous7:36 PM

    I am a new follower!! Thanks again for offering such a wonderful giveaway!!!

    Aseeley60@yahoo.com

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