My Keynote Speech …

My part of the BlogHer Community Keynote went so wonderful and I had a great time. Thank you to each of you who came up to me and told me it was fabulous, or made you cry or made you think of your mom or grandmother. Thanks to all of you who appreciated my twirls too. Thanks to all those other fab women who presented their speeches tonight. Thanks to the great audience. Thanks to the super sweet make up woman who helped me out down in the MediaSpa lounge place. Thanks especially to my children and Denise who challenged me, inspire me and love me…even when they don’t love my cooking. Thanks to Mama who taught me that I can do anything that I want to do and to be me.

In any case, if you came here looking for the post I read…thank you too. I hope you come and visit again.

Here it is: Love Song.

If you are interested in the dress…it came from Etsy…from the wonderful super fast and talented Audrey and Grace. (Thanks to everyone who voted for it on Kaboodle too. You helped me make a great choice) (added note: My mother bought the dress. The kids, the people who voted in the Kaboodle poll, and I picked it out.)

TWs BlogHer Keynote Dress


  1. Rochelle says:

    Glad to hear your keynote went well. The post you read is so heartfelt, it was an excellent choice. I am sure it really touched most of the audience.

  2. It was so great to meet you today at BlogHer!

  3. Hi, Tarrant!

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I wish I’d had a chance to talk to you, tho I’m so happy I got to meet you and share the Keynote with you. You looked absolutely amazing and your post was beautiful and touching.

    LOVED the dress!

  4. Glad everything went so splendidly! You LOOK MARVELOUS in your Etsy dress. It was a pleasure standing in the “LostTag” line with you.

    Can’t wait for next year!

  5. LOVED YOUR KEYNOTE!!! I’m new to your site and will be a regular now! All the best.

  6. You looked simply smashing in your red dress — and a little makeup looked pretty too!!

    OH and your essay, well, there was no beating it, I didn’t know until later that you set OUT to write something for that session and wow, we were all sure the better for it.

    Keep writing!

  7. Thanks Alanna!

  8. Thanks Jeanine! I hope to see you soon.

  9. Thanks! It was so great to meet you and hang out with you in lost tags (even if the reason was rotten!)

  10. Your keynote was awesome as were the twirls. And I was one of the people who came and told you that later. 🙂

  11. Thanks again Magpie! I am so glad you stopped by.

  12. Hi, just stopping by to say I loved your keynote! I look forward to reading much more of your stuff.

  13. Thank you Becky! I enjoyed sharing the elevator with you ever so briefly as I squealed what a great blog name that was!

  14. I cried when you read this because it made me think about how I want to be remembered by future generations in the recipes I’ve created because they are such an expression of my love. And you captured that. You said it so beautifully.

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