1 I had to leave shortly after addressing the crowd to attend a dinner party at my home in Bedford, but I was thrilled to stop in and say hello.
2 I spoke to the group about my passion for my blog and also The Daily Wag - Francesa and Sharkey's blog.
4 And then I Twitpiced it
5 It worked - but not until the next morning as Twitter was acting up - this was the Twitpic.
6 We had about 400 bloggers attending.
7 The Martha Blog table - displaying some of my favorite photos that have appeared on this blog.
8 Attendees were each given a 'passport' and had to travel around to the different tables to get them stamped.
9 The editors from Gardens stamping their top ten NYC garden destinations
10 Once all of the proper stamps were acquired, guests could enter the raffle for some really great prizes.
12 Instead, they sent beautiful images of themselves.
13 Kevin Sharkey had a ping pong table set up with bright orange balls. That same table and balls can be seen the September decorating issue of Living featuring Kevin's new apartment.
14 He also displayed this Oreo cookie cake, as seen in the same story.
15 As Chad Wagenheim and Kevin looked on, I gave ping pong a whirl - I'm pretty good, I must admit!
16 I signed this paddle.
18 This is the impressive Weddings display.
20 The Bride's Guide brought delicious treats.
21 My new paint line available at the Home Depot
23 The shrimp and mint summer rolls were delicious with the peanut dipping sauce.
24 Sparkling wine from Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi was light and bubbly.
25 Mini hamburger sliders
26 There were also frozen melon-margarita pops.
27 And s'mores!
28 Honeydew agua fresca, found in the August Everyday Food, is a refreshing drink.
30 Whole Living Daily blog brought a bicycle-powered blender to mix drinks.
32 Lucinda's drink - Scotchie citrus punch
33 And crunchy sesame chicken wings
34 And spinach feta pocket pies
35 Hannah, our crafting guru, demonstrated for the crowd.
36 My papers and punches are fun
38 The famous Matt Armendariz of mattbites.com decided to take a 'bite' out of our new PetSmart line.
41 Brittany Vanderlinden of mommywords.com and daughter, Violet
43 Thomas Eberharter - Director of Design and Fabrication of MSLO - demonstrates a paint faux bois technique.
44 Everyone was taking pictures and videos for their blogs.
45 The swag bag contents