I am back and I have MISSED you guys!

I will try to catch up on a few blogs before I leave for the Farm Chicks show on Friday!!!!

I had to share with you a few photos and highlights from the Country Living Women Entrepreneurs conference.

It all started with an early morning.  I left the farm around 6:15 and drove 1 1/2 hours to Geneva to catch the train with Kasey and Allysa.  It was a great time just catching up.

When we got to the train station we met up with Vana and Jen.

We all made our way over in a cab (all wearing WAY to cute shoes that are not really comfortable at all).

Once at the show we met up with Janet and Julie. The neatest thing about all these ladies….I didn't "know" any of the women except for Kasey.  These girls are all from blogs and we have all become friends that way.  Isn't that crazy? 


The conference was informative and brought new things to the forefront of my mind of what I need to do next and where I want my business to go.

The highlight for me was meeting and hearing the advice from some of the Country Living Women Entrepreneurs of the year.

Guess what girls…these girls are just like us….they just DID it!!!

I am also now a huge fan of Tasis Malakasis….she was funny, gorgeous and inspiring.  Everyone go out and buy Belle Chevre cheese….and support this amazing single mom who is following her passion!


What is your passion?  Are you doing what you love? 

This was not talked about in the conference but I am a firm believer that most people could do most of what we see.

The difference is only a handful DO it!  I want to be one of those in the handful that follow through.

How about you?

The day ended with dinner at a fabulous tapas restaurant and then realizing (mid meal) that we had to leave IMMEDIATELY to catch our trains.


Train got into Geneva around 10:00 and I still had an 1 1/2 hour drive back to the farm.



I have never thought McDonalds looked so good.


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  1. A pocket full of posies...

    Looks like SO much fun!!! Ya’ll are too cute! and thanks for the post…”just what I needed”…wonderful words!!
    Many Blessings! (can’t wait to hear about the Farm Chicks!!)

  2. LuLu

    Just what I needed to read…on so many levels! What a wonderful group of ladies who inspire me! Thank You!!!

  3. heather (apriliniowa)

    I’ve been thinking about this so much lately: how many wonderful friends I’ve made and look forward to reading about everyday through blogging. & you look so cute with your jeans and dress. Love that. Glad you had fun and get to do it all over again this weekend. I’m a wee bit jealous!

  4. amber

    Tasis Malakasis and her goats live about 5 miles from my house! Who would’ve thought such great things could come out of Elkmont, Alabama!

  5. koralee

    Sounds amazingly wonderful…you have inspired me…i don’t know what i want to do but i feel like i need to get off my butt and go do something (though i love teaching…i have always felt i have wanted to try something else) Just glad i have some creative outlit through my blog…the best part is all the wonderful friends you make…would love love to meet everyone!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Tricia

    Welcome back! I am so glad you had fun and arrived home safely. You are just too cute for words Jeanne! I love your dress with jeans, one of my favorite things! I soooooo wish I were joining you at the farm chicks show. Have a great time and take tons of pictures. I dont know if I ever told you that as it turns out, My hubby and I are gonna be in PA fo my nieces graduation during the show, so I guess it’s good I didn’t plan on going. πŸ™‚

  7. Liz

    What a fun post! You are just the cutes… and I love your outfit in that first picture. Please come shop for me. πŸ™‚

  8. Kim G.

    Sounds like the conference was great, I didn’t make it this year but had a wonderful time at last years conference. The Farm Chicks show is AWESOME, hope to meet you there! I’ll be wearing my Camp Whimsy bloggy badge.

  9. Elaine Power

    Thats great Jeanne, looks like you had a great time & you sound so positive from it all, hold on to that insperation, & post some to me please πŸ™‚

  10. amy

    that is funny!! the picture of tasis with her goats is adorable. i would love to try that cheese!=) sounds like a fun filled day! great inspiration!

  11. Molly @ Star Cottage

    WOw wow wow. I so want to do so many things. I need to narrow it down. My hubby is so supportive of my creativity and cheeky ideas, so I really should take advantage of that and just get out there and do it. I’ve been making baby steps. Thanks for the kick in the pants. So glad you had a fabulous time. I am so so jealous. I need to put that jealousy to action and get going. πŸ˜‰ You truly are an inspiration.
    God bless, and have a great time @ farm chicks. Be sure to tell us all about your adventures.

  12. Tara

    Hi Jeanne, I have missed you too!! What a great experience, so inspiring and how cute is Tasis, I mean really? You are so inspiring to me, you are one of those people that does what they love and I admire that sooo much…so I will spare you the sob story over here as i sit in my 5×5 cube, that is my 5 inch x 5 inch cubicle, with no sun…and no Starbucks. On to bigger and better things, see you soon sweetie…and don’t worry I will try not to be annoying this weekend, I will restrain! πŸ™‚ XO

  13. verena

    So true, so true. We just gotta DO it and quit waiting for someone to give us permission. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. andrea s.

    oh, it looks like you guys had a ball! That’s wonderful! I have to tell you how much I love visiting your blog. Always “up” and authentically happy. Thanks for sharing your positive view of the world with all of us

  15. Chasity Heck

    i’m so glad you are all pumped and excited…i am feeling major burnout. πŸ™
    we have a big craft show this weekend {3 full days!} and i’ve been cramming. yikes.
    have a great time at the farm chicks…you are one busy gal.
    ps your outfit was adorable!

  16. PamperingBeki

    You should email me and tell me every single detail you learned, okay? And then every detail of the Farm Chicks show too.
    *sigh* I want to be there!!!
    I’m a big fan of Tasis Malakasis too.

  17. Holly

    It sounds like an amazing time! I love what you told us about the ladies, who just DO it! I need to be one of those! I want to be one of those! Thanks for sharing, and have fun with the Farm Chicks!

  18. Brandie

    I am so sad that I missed it and I am missing Farm chicks too. Waaahhh! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I will definitely be there next year come hell or high water;)
    I am absolutely working on the “doing” right now. I’m on my way. It’s hard work but so worth it!

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