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I was featured on NBC News

facing yarn wall  How I was featured on NBC News

(Update:  Since this post I have also been featured on Fox,  Univision, Telemundo, and many other newspapers since my story was picked up by the Associated Press)

Today has been a very exciting day.  I’m not sure if you  follow me on facebook or not.  Well I shared how I have attended the #WeAllGrow summit in Long Beach, California in the beginning or March.  It was a really great summit with hundreds of Latina (mostly) bloggers, creatives, authors, content creators, etc.  The venue was beautiful at the Maya Hotel right next to the water.  We could see the Queen Mary museum from our rooms.  This was my first year attending and it did not disappoint.  I was fortunate enough to be selected by Ana Flores the creator of WeAllGrow and Latina Bloggers Connect to part of a panel.  The panel was titled “How to successfully launch a YouTube channel.”  Although I do not consider myself a YouTube expert I have learned a thing or two in my years as a YouTuber with my “All Crafts Channel” and wanted to share some of my wisdom with others.   I really enjoyed it and met some really nice lifestyle and beauty bloggers with whom I  shared the panel.

The summit had many valuable sessions, workshops, awesome sponsors such as #Dove, #Neutrogena, #Mazda, #YouTube, #TurboTax, #.Me, Aguacates de Mexico, and #O-P-I just to name a few.  The event was really great.  I highly recommend it.  One evening we had a Storytellers event which was moderated by my good friend Kathy Cano-Murillo aka CraftyChica.  Several women shared their inspirational stories.  I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place.

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I will be in Anaheim, CA this weekend at CHA

Hello everyone.  I am so excited.  This weekend 01/11/14 thry  01/15/14,  I will be in Anaheim, California attending the Craft and Hobby Association Mega Show at the Anaheim Convention Center.  (CHA)  This show is not open to the public but is  an industry event.  This is where buyers, sellers, and lots of creative professionals meet to exchange ideas, classes and present their products, interact, etc.   Many great new crafting products are introduced at this event.

This will be my first time attending and I am really looking forward to it.  The event takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center which is across the street from Disneyland (or pretty darn close).  I can’t wait to see what products will be presented at this event.   I am looking forward to meeting other Creative Folks like Mary Kathryn of CrochetChiq and once again visiting with my friend Zee.  I am especially grateful this show is taking place so close to my home and that the weather is expected to be great.

If you will be attending CHA this weekend I would love to meet you.  I will be roaming the floor trying to visit as many booths as possible.   If you are not a member of CHA I would still love to meet on Sunday.    Sunday will be my last day there but after 4pm I will be free to meet.  Stop by and say hello.  If several people are interested perhaps we can meet up for a meet and greet at a nearby restaurant or park.  (I’m not very familiar with the area but there are lots of restaurants within walking distance of the Convention Center.)

Anaheim, California here I come!

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