Friday, August 10, 2012

Dirt, Denim & Diamonds - Day One

Congratulations to my blogger friend for an excellent start to her conference Dirt, Denim & Diamonds!

Tonight was the beginning of what will be a great opportunity to network and learn with women from the region.  We connected over our love of agriculture and everyone was so warm and friendly.

The agenda for the first day included shopping from a great set of exhibitors, hearing an inspiring presentation about gratitude, and making our own gratitude journal.  (Oh, and did I mention the food was great, too!)  It was fun to see talented women share an inspiring message and to help us make something meaningful.  Nothing can bring a group together like working on a project - sharing supplies, offering advice, and providing compliments on each other's work.

When we arrived at Living Water Ranch, we were greeted by the conference organizer with cute and creative table decorations, a bag of goodies, and a 'wow factor' folder.
 I loved, loved, loved the folders.  Each had a denim pocket that included a pen and information on ways to connect with the conference.
 Our project tonight was making a gratitude journal.  A local Stampin' Up! demonstrator helped us with the design, materials, and instruction.  She did a great job keeping us focused and helping us share tools between tables.

This was the perfect project to follow an inspirational presentation by an ag ed leader from Nebraska.  Her message was perfect to set the tone for our conference and to provide perspective.  We really are so blessed.

I am so looking forward to tomorrow!


bonniekayeschulz said...

Thank you for sharing about the 3D conference. I appreciate your positive comments and especially those about my Gratitude presentation. I felt like God was involved when I arrived to find out we were making gatitude journals right after my Gratitude presentation on the importance of keeping one. Reading this makes my day. I can't thank you enough.

Prairie School Farms said...

Bonnie, meeting you and hearing both of your presentations were highlights! I hope that we can spend time together again. Best wishes for a great start to the school year.