Our Experience at BlogHerFood15

It’s been a week since Joe and I attended BlogHerFood15 in Chicago, and I’ve had some time to process it now.  In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s the world’s largest conference for food content creators, and it’s held in a different city each year.  This year, it was at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, and Joe and I both went because we were invited to be speakers at a panel called, “Best Practices to Make Great Food Videos.”


As you can imagine, mostly females attend this conference because of the name, BlogHER, so Joe was definitely in the minority.  He joked around that when he was in the bathroom and one other guy walked in, he was like, “woah…it’s getting crowded in here!”  Hahaha!


I was also asked to participate in a contest within the conference called The Pitch, along with 3 other incredible women with food-based companies.  We were all hand-selected by SheKnowsMedia, a marketing company that supports and promotes women.


I’m still scratching my head at how in the world I got tossed in with the other accomplished candidates, but that’s when I say it was divine intervention.


This is the thing I flew out to New York for, to record a 30 second video.  I pitched our online cooking show, Bits & Pieces, and in the video, I said a one liner like, “so if you want to learn how to make easy healthy recipes, or you just want to hang out with me and my super cute husband, then subscribe to our channel.”  That one liner stuck like glue and afterwards, Joe was forever referred to as “Super Cute Husband” everywhere he went, and he was like, “this is the BEST conference EVAR!!!” :)


You also walk away with tons of swag so it’s advised to bring an extra bag or make sure you have plenty of space in your luggage if you’re flying.


And of course being YouTubers and all, we recorded a vlog of our experience there, so if you want to know what it was like for us at BlogHerFood15, then watch our video below:

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Why I flew out to New York for a day

When we decided to start this whole “YouTube thing,” I couldn’t wait to see the day where we’d be taken seriously.  Our friends and family were like, “say what?”  It was a pipe dream that Joe and I decided to chase after about two years ago, and we’re just starting to be affirmed for our leap of faith now.


I still can’t believe I was flown out to New York a couple weeks ago in order to talk about my business for a contest called thePitch.  That’s right… our pipe dream is now considered a legit business!  And I was chosen as 1 of 4 women to have this fantastic opportunity.  In what world does this happen to lil’ ol’ me?  I’m in shock that I’m being rewarded for being crazy!


It was a quick but amazing experience and I feel so honored, accomplished, and blessed to have done this.  I’m better for it, no matter the outcome and whatever results from it. Good thing I brought along my trusty camera to film little snippets of my day. C’mon, what kind of a vlogger would I be if I didn’t take you along with me, right?


Watch our updates video below to see what we’ve been up to and why I was in the Big Apple for just one day!

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Speaking at BlogHerFood15 in Chicago!

What do Sarah Michelle Gellar and I have in common?  We’re both speaking at BlogHerFood15 in Chicago!  This is a MAJORLY HUGE food blogger conference held in a different city every year, and this time it’s in the Windy City!  It’s a 2-day bonanza extravaganza from Nov. 6-7, 2015, and Joe and I will be speaking on a panel together there about food media!  There will be tons of fellow food bloggers and experts there, such as Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman!

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Best Meal So Far : Korea Trip Vlog 5

It’s really ironic that I almost missed out on the meal we considered to be one of our top 5 best meals of our entire Korea trip.  This was definitely the best meal we had up to this point and we were in Korea for over a week.  I was busy doing work and once in a while, I opted to stay home to edit vlogs or write blog entries. The thing about our line of work is that even when you’re on vacation, you’re never truly on vacation.  You’re actually working all the time.

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Dinner at 7-11 : Korea Trip Vlog 4

There was something I wanted to do ever since we landed in Korea… and that was to eat dinner at a convenience store!  Wait…huh?  That might sound funny to some, but the convenience stores in Korea are usually well-equipped for this sort of thing.  It’s actually part of Korean culture, especially late at night.  There are hot water containers, microwaves, and some kind of indoor or outdoor seating.  When I went to Korea by myself over 10 years ago, I did this often since I was eating alone.  I have fond memories of grabbing my snack and sitting by the window to people watch.

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