Camp Mighty

I'm fresh off the plane from Palm Springs and the Camp Mighty event and I'm super proud to let y'all know that I've already unpacked my suitcase. Boom. I'm nearly certain that I've never unpacked my bag on the same day as returning from a trip. Heck, I still have a bag half-unpacked from a trip a few weeks ago. I even had a baby with me so I deserve double points because I unpacked his stuff, too. Generally I'm a bit scattered. But Camp Mighty was such a nice retreat for me. While it was a work trip (official photographer, holla!) and I had my baby, I loved every minute of it. And loved all the attention that my super sweet baby got. He was a champ, for sure, and deserved every bit of that attention. Special thanks to my friend, Angela, whom I brought with me to enjoy the event and help a bit with the baby. 

I went to Camp Mighty last year (blog here, here, and here) and loved the motivation and inspiration it brought into my life! Here is a great description from their website: "Camp Mighty is Go Mighty in real life…an annual retreat for bloggers, Go Mighty members, online content creators, and life list enthusiasts who want to do good for themselves and for others. Each year more than 150 people attend Camp to trade ideas, gain motivation to start new projects, and find the support that can help make things happen." Here's my Go Mighty list of things I want to make happen. And here's my Life List on my blog from last year. Here are a few photos from my jammin' awesome weekend. 

Soundtrack to this evening's post: M.I.A. & Supertramp

my super-trooper Camp Mighty baby!


Larry (6 Word Memoirs), Maggie (Go Mighty), and Piper (Orange is the New Black) taking a very proper self-portrait (ooh, I have a hard time saying 'selfie'). Larry founded the 6 Word Memoir Project and his shirt rules: "Our prision visits were surprisingly romantic."


My pal's 6 Word Memoir:

"Quit job

Found love

Reinventing life"


"Are you taking a photo of my wife's leg?" And then I was instant friends with Leah and Simon from agirlandaboy. Love them!


Anna Dorfman, of Door Sixteen, talked about how Life Lists really aren't her jam. She showed us this rad Chuck Close video. And yes, she's just as cool in real life. I was too shy to talk to her. Damn, Kate! UGH.


Just in case we didn't think Palm Springs could be any more gorgeous, we were treated to an amazing full moon!


Mid-Space Party, Lori decides to go for a swim instead. She is stunning. The End. We can all go home now. 


Leah & Simon spacing it up! 


We all wrote 5 goals we want to accomplish and posted them on the back wall. We were encouraged to read others' goals and leave notes if we had ideas on how to help them accomplish their goals. But a few, very special tags just had lovely words of encouragement and they made me so happy!! My list can be seen here. I think I'll write a post about my 5. Because I need help. And accountability. 


Closing dinner by the pool. Yes, please. 


And this is me, carrying my sleeping baby around. Tamara (@TamVanHorn) said something super rad to me on The Twitter today:

is the epitome of "strong enough to bear the children- then get back to bidness"

thank you, thank you. Luckily, I have the most wonderful baby and he makes it easy. 


Best "business card" goes to The Paper Mama. Chelsey nailed it with these wooden rings she handed out.


And then we checked out of the Ace and came on home. Lickety Split. Cheers, y'all.

Camp Mighty Photos are on Fire!

I am a lucky gal! My Camp Mighty photos have been making the rounds this week! I couldn't be happier- thanks for all the love!! They were used on Huffinton Post, AB Chao, Alice Bradley (photos of her!), 50 Shades of Peach (photos of her!), and Mighty Girl herself!! Here's the little (I mean, BIG) roundup of my recent press :)

WOOHOO! Emily Petrone is sporting her Santlers bag that she made with the Craft Pack Gals!


Anna Beth Chao rocking the style presentation at Camp Mighty! "5% fun, y'all!"

Thanks, @flinslippy :)


Alice also wrote this on the Go Mighty site, "Thank God I had Kate to ease me through the session and remind me where my hands went. It was actually…fun? I never cried or threw up? When the results came, I had to look at them through my fingers, like I am a child. But they turned out not even a little weird!"


Peach, from 50 Shades of Peach, said some lovely things about the photos I took of her, "It’s difficult to put into words, but in a nutshell, she “got me” on film. I looked at them and thought, “Wow, that’s me. Yep, there’s my little bit of sass in that one. Oh, she made me look so pretty in this one. Man, I look happy.” They’re perfect and I love them so much."

Maggie did a post on AB Chao's style presentation!

And all the greatest Camp Mighty photos have been posted to Flickr- if you're in a photo, go tag yourself!