Sunday, October 21, 2012

2012 SoCal Social Wrap Ups

Thank you all so much for an amazing SoCal Social 2012!!

It was so much fun to see those of you who joined us last year, and to get to meet all our new friends from this year!

We would LOVE to see your roundup posts - it's so fun to visit and see the highlights from everyone's day.

So link up here - and have fun checking out all the posts!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sponsor Highlight: Krylon!

We are so excited to welcome Krylon as a Sponsor of the SoCal Social this year!

Of course you all know Krylon and their awesome paints - Regular Spray Paint, Rust Protector, Chalkboard Paint, Glitter - and so much more!
Now that we're all drooling over the paint - let me show you something you might not know about!

Have you heard of their Projects In a Can Website?

You can of course get easy access to the main Krylon website, and check out all their products, but my favorite part of is all the inspiration!

They have Indoor and Outdoor projects, ways to transform your home, and even Holiday Project ideas!


Aren't those Wine Bottle Jack-O-Lanterns fun?
You should also check out the Krylon Vault! It's a way to save your projects - and they can be featured on the Projects In A Can site - and even shared on Krylon's social media!
You can also find Krylon on Facebook and Twitter! Make sure you follow along for lots of Krylon Inspiration!
Facebook: Krylon Crafts and Krylon DIY
We also recommend using the Hashtag #Krylon on Pinterest - it will make it so easy for people to find your awesome Spray Paint Projects!
So much Krylon awesomeness!! I am definitely going to be using those two new sites in the future!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sponsor Highlight: Lion Brand Yarn!

We are so excited that Lion Brand Yarn will be joining us this year as a SoCal Social Sponsor!

Lion Brand is a family owned and operated business with a passion for providing quality yarns, and has been around since 1878. They have a huge selection and variety of yarns - pretty much anything you want for any project you'd like to make!!

 They have everything from wool and acrylic yarns, to cotton and sequins and fun fur and so much more!!

One of my favorite new products of theirs are the BonBons!

Bonbons are collections of 8 miniature skeins of yarn, available in 6 assortments; metallic, and mercerized cotton combinations. They are perfect for any project requiring multiple colors, such as amigurumi, colorwork, embroidery, and embellishments They’re also a fun way to introduce kids into crafting with yarn.

Our attendees are going to get a first hand look at these little guys and I know they're going to love them!!

Lion Brand Yarns is also a great resource for free patterns!! I know that I check their site first when I am needing a crochet pattern - they have over 4000 patterns at - everything for knitters and crocheters - and patterns for general crafting too!

Image of Pom-Pom Mobile  Image of Gaelic Bay Afghan Image of Fast and Easy Cowl Image of Friendship Bracelets Image of Mitered Crochet Baby Blanket

You can find out more about Lion Brand Yarn at:
Facebook - for lots of info and deals -
Twitter - updates and more -
and Pinterest - for tons of Yarn project inspiration!!


Disclosure: We have received Lion Brand Yarn products as a donation for the SoCal Social. All opinions are my own.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Yumminess from Meringue Bake Shop

We are so excited about the Dessert that we'll be enjoying at the SoCal Social!!
It is being provided by the fabulous Kristin at Meringue Bake Shop!

Meringue Bake Shop came to be in 2008 when Kristin's love for baking started to garner order requests from coworkers, friends and friends of friends. Kristin and her husband Lyle run the business out of a commercial kitchen in Fullerton. In that kitchen, they make their award winning cupcakes and PushCakes along with other mini desserts, cookies and cakes.
And in 2012 they launched their cupcake cart!
The cart can be found at various locations through out Orange County. A schedule is posted monthly on their website. And the cart is also available to rent. It's a great addition to a birthday party, graduation, wedding, or any other type of celebration.
Meringue Bake Shop's creations have received praise from publications such as Foodbeast, Gourmet Mom On The Go, CakeSpy, Hostess with the Mostess, Cupcakes & Cutlery, California Wedding Day, The Bump, OC Register, OC Weekly, Orange Coast Magazine, OC Family, and more. 

For more information on Meringue Bake Shop, like them onFacebook and follow them on Twitter. You can also follow along on Instagram at @meringuebkeshp!

Hungry yet?? Me too!
We are so excited that Kristin and Meringue Bake Shop are sponsoring the SoCal Social this year!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

HURRY! Book your room at The Atrium! The rate is going up!

Hi all!  We have until October 3 at noon, PST to get the $98 rate at The Atrium.  After noon it goes up to $129!

The hotel had a big group make reservations for our same weekend and we haven't had too many of you make your reservations yet, so we are going to need to release those rooms if you all don't get a move on!  It's a great deal at $98, so make sure you get in on it!!

Please call 1-800-854-3012 to make your reservation.  If you encounter any difficulty, please ask for Scott Bruno.

After all, you don't want to end up crashing someplace like this for the night...