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Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
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SO much fun at the Portland Bloggers meet-up!

Lucky, lucky me--I got to go to the April Portland Bloggers meet-up last weekend, and had SUCH a great time!

The event was put on by Jenni of A Well-Crafted Party and Leave the Laundry for Later, with help from Sam of Sam Rosen.  The event was held in the community room of the posh Atwater Place in Portland's South Waterfront district--thanks to the lovely Adi of Garden of Edlen for the space!

Here are some pics I was able to take in all the hullabaloo...
Sam, Justine, and Megan
It was a cocktail party, not a brunch like the other events, so significant others were invited, too!  My sweet husband came along and not only was a good sport but had a great time, himself!
Olga and Susanna
Me and Adi
Oh, and how about a How to Wear DIY portion of this post?

Well, I haven't told you about the dress I made for the event yet (that post coming soon!  Details and all, I promise!) so how about we do this in reverse order?

Here's an outfit post for ya, featuring the peplum skirted dress I made...
Necklace, shoes: Forever 21 (similar and similar shoes). Belt: Charlotte Russe.
Lipstick: Radiant Poppy. Dress: DIY, post coming soon!

Oh, and the moral of the story?  Look around for blogger groups in your area and really try to go to their events.  You won't be sorry!  I always feel really excited and positive when I get to talk to other bloggers.  And if you're in Portland, of course... email Jenni for details, and I hope to see you at the next event in June!

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  1. awwww how fun!! i love blogger meetups!!

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    1. Me too, it's so awesome to meet other people like us!!

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  2. This looks like such a good time, and the dress is gorgeous. Now I'm off to search for local blogger meet-ups in my town...

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    1. Thanks! Do it, you'll love meeting other bloggers!

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  3. Loved that dress so much! I am so glad you and your hubby came. It was great meeting him and I was glad my husband was not the only man in the room!

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    1. Thanks! Of course! It was fun to have the guys there too, and I think all five were great sports and found lots to talk about! ;)

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  4. You are adorable! Looks like fun. I have a good DIY question for you ... How do you get your lipstick so perfect!! I am just starting to dive into bold lip colors, but I have somewhat thin lips and the color always falls off onto my skin a bit and it bugs me. I tried a clear lip liner, but maybe I just need a better one? Any tips would be fantastic. You always have such bright beautiful lips, I have lip envy :). And as always, your dress is stunning!

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    1. Aaw, thanks! Hmm, I tend to favor long-lasting lipsticks, which I think are crisper by nature. If you want a really, really long lasting one (it's like a thick glaze/stain) try Revlon ColorStay in the liquid--I can't imagine it ever spreading! It doesn't come in tons of bright colors, though, but I bet there are others that do! I've also heard that the MAC lipstick base is amazing and makes any lipstick work like a long-lasting one.

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  5. This looks like it was so fun! I should try to go to the next one

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    1. Please, please do! It would be great to meet you, and have more sewing bloggers!

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    2. Wish I could also come but I'm so far away :(

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  6. I LOVE your blog! Great DIY ideas. And this dress is beautiful! Looks like a fun meet-up!

    Emily
    http://a-devine-life.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, so glad you found me! Your outfits are soooo cute!

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  7. I had so much fun at the meetup with you! And the pictures turned out gorgeous ;)

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  8. Your husband is a good sport! We had other plans so I couldn't make it, but there is no way I would have been able to drag my husband there.

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    1. Most of the ladies didn't bring their hubbies; it was still 80% women! Definitely come next time! =)

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  9. Hi! I just saw your photos on Jessica Quirk blog and I came to see your blog, I liket it so I´ll be following you on bloglovin, pinterest and facebook and if you want to visit my blog or follow me back you´ll be very much welcome...

    www.petitgraphie.blogspot.com

    P.D.: honestly, you´re very beautiful...

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks! Welcome to my blog, glad you found me! Checked out your blog, you have some very cute outfits and awesome backgrounds where you live! =)

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  10. Amazing ideas full of style!

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  11. Hi! Thanks for stopping by earlier today! I must say I adore your "how to wear a DIY" posts as well - what a clever idea!

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  12. Wow, you made that skirt!? It is so cute! Love it.
    Creamy

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  13. I'm so glad you were able to go and meet with some other local bloggers. It is always nice to meet in "real" life when you can. The pictures you took were very good and you made such a lovely outfit. I am one of your new followers, and a new sewing enthuasist so I enjoy your blog a lot.

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  14. Your peplum skirt... the whole outfit... GORGEOUS! You look stunning! x

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