Weekend Update: 9/15/13–Healthy Living Summit

This weekend I was at the Healthy Living Summit. And it was so. much. fun. Smile 

This was my 1st blog conference, my 1st time speaking at a blogging conference, and my 1st time sharing a room with 4 girls. Winking smile I wanted the weekend to start off on the right foot, so I made a batch of my chia peanut butter power bars to share. . .


Luke and I spent Friday morning hanging out and I had a body pump class to teach before we headed to Minneapolis for the conference. . .


We met Grandma and Grandpa for lunch. . .


And then I headed off to downtown Minneapolis. . . the conference was at the Hilton. And check out our view – 24th floor!



After hanging out at the hotel, checking in to the conference, attending a round table discussion about blogging 101, and getting ready. . . we headed off to dinner at Kindee Thai


I had the delight of sitting next to Hannah and Kim.


And Jen, Becky and Melanie.. .


And the curry was excellent!!


Next was the cocktail party at the Guthrie theater. . . such a cool location!



The photo booth was just as awesome as I thought it would be –> definitely a highlight. Winking smile


I had the best time with this group of girls as my roommates: Caroline, Becky and Melanie.  –> they totally made the conference officially awesomesauce.


This post is already super long and I have a lot more to tell about my awesome weekend. . .Day 2 recap tomorrow. Smile


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30 Responses to Weekend Update: 9/15/13–Healthy Living Summit

  1. I would love to go to this conference, it looks so fun!
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    • KT

      It was so much fun!! You will have to go to a conference sometime too – HLS14 is going to be in Madison next year. 🙂

  2. Looks like you had a fabulous time! Can’t wait to read more!
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  3. It was so great to meet you, Katie! I loved your panel discussion!
    Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy recently posted..Heading Home from #HLS13My Profile

    • KT

      Oh Emily – it was awesome to meet you too!! And I am glad you enjoyed the panel. I am working on the recap tonight. 🙂

  4. Yay 🙂 I’m glad you had so much fun on day one and got to room with some awesome ladies! I love how you baked for them, too…definitely something i would do 😉
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  5. Yay! Loved the first recap of the weekend! I’m thinking if I made your bars without the choco-chips (maybe use carob or even raisins like you said) this would be a perfect little to-go snack/treat for me while I’m watching my sugar intake!

    I so loved being with you all weekend and am thoroughly impressed at how easy it was having 4 girls in one room!
    Melanie @ BeautifullyNutty recently posted..Break the Sugar AddictionMy Profile

    • KT

      Yes – they totally would!! And you could do peanut butter or almond butter. 🙂 I was thinking that it was amazing how 4 girls got along so well and we didn’t have any problems the whole weekend –> we must all just be made for each other. 😉

  6. Oh I love that last photo of us! Melanie’s face is priceless 😉 Can’t wait to see you again and talk via Google Live Chat or whatever it’s called!
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..{Homemade} Peanut Butter CupsMy Profile

  7. I’m so glad that we had a chance to meet up! You are such a sweetheart!
    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl recently posted..Day 1 of the Healthy Living SummitMy Profile

  8. Ahhh I am soooooo most definitely adding this on my goals for 2014 {attending the HLS conference in MN}!!! Perfect place for me to visit being its my home state and all my family is there!

    Looks like you had an awesome time! Hopefully I can come next year and link up! : )

  9. aw that looks like so much fun! Can’t wait to hear more about it.
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  10. Looks like a blast! Glad you enjoyed!
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  11. Looks like a fun beginning to the conference!!
    I LOVE Thai food. I need to check out the place you guys went to.
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  12. I had an awesome time with you!! And you did a seriously awesome job speaking for it being your first time!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Healthy Living Summit 2013 Recap #1: The SwagMy Profile

  13. Those bars look amazing! I’ve been looking for a recipe on Pinterest for granola bars for a snack on the go, but haven’t found much luck. Thank you for sharing the link for that recipe! (:
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  14. Looks like you had fun! Looking forward to reading more 🙂
    Alisha @ Alisha’s Appetite recently posted..Weekly Fitness & Meal Plan 9/15My Profile

  15. It was great to chat with you for a few minutes! I’m so sad we didn’t get a group picture at Kindee Thai! Next year! 😉
    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut recently posted..What I Ate in Minneapolis at #HLS13My Profile