You Are Invited to My Home :: April 27, 2013

Have you ever wanted to meet (in person) some of the women 
to whom you connect through blogging?

I have, too!

So I decided to open our basement cafe to those of you 
within driving distance of Upstate South Carolina, 
so we can connect In Real Life.

It'll be like a girl’s weekend away that doesn’t require packing or plane tickets, 
where you can kick off your shoes, pick up a scone and a cup of tea,
plop down, relax, set aside any expectation of perfectionism, 
make some new friends, and hug the ones you already know.

You and Me (+1,000s of other women via video around the world!)

an (in) Real Life Conference

The basement cafe in my home in Greenville, South Carolina

Saturday, April 27th, 2013
11 A.M. till 

To get to know one another and to encourage each other!


We will have brunch and all kinds of snacks.
Drawstring or elastic pants are recommended.

What's an (in)Real Life conference, you ask?

From the (in)courage blog: (in)RL was born out of two years spent listening to women in the comments over at(in)courage who were craving local, real life community. Derived from the social media acronym “IRL” or “in real life,” (in)RL is an invitation to share what we've learned about community and to encourage women with stories and suggestions for connecting deeper in real life on spiritual and life issues.

Last year nearly 2,000 women from 24 countries participated, and this year, you're invited to join them, too!

This explains everything:

How this works is, 
on Friday, the 26th of April, 
we each, at home, will watch an online webcast,
and then the next day, at 11 AM, 
I would love to see you here in my home!
(Even if you can't join us here, the conference is available for you to watch at home.)


If you are near the Upstate, 
go HERE TO RSVP and let me know 
so I get to see your lovely self on April 27th!

(So you can gauge the distance, we live near Mauldin/Simpsonville.
Once you’ve registered, details and directions will be sent as we get closer to the date.)

If you don't live near me,
but would like to attend an (in)RL Conference near you,
GO HERE and type in your city and state, 
or host a conference yourself!

I love the online world, 
but there’s only so far a comment box can go to connect us,
wouldn't you agree? 
I am looking forward to stepping through blog posts 
and into each others’ real lives 
on April 26-27 and beyond. 
Hopefully, this is just the beginning of our connecting (in)courage (in)Real Life!

Here's where we'll meet:

Wherever two or more 
GATHER in my Name, 
I will be there, too. 

Matthew 18:20

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  1. What a wonderful idea. Wish I could come..I love you basement Cafe...who would have thought...Have fun and blessings!

    1. Hi Patty!
      I wish you could come, too!
      Maybe there is another gathering near you?
      You should go to it!

  2. You continue to amaze me. I have to check out the mileage. I am in Winston Salem.

  3. I'm planning to come! I had hoped to attend last year but the date didn't work out for me. This year I'm excited to meet some other bloggers from our community in person!

    1. Oh! I'd love to see you Audrey! So would all the other ladies, I'm sure!

  4. Wow! This is awesome shared by another local blogger friend, Sonya Barker. I'll be there. I am a new blogger (started in September) from Our Southern Home in Easley. Looking forward to meeting you and other like minded new friends! I am your newest follower. ~Christy

  5. I'm so glad that Christy from Our Southern Home told me about you! I have put in my RSVP. I'm so excited about meeting you and other bloggers in the Upstate!

  6. I found your blog through Tricia's at Simplicity in the South :) I would love to attend! I began my blog back in October, and I've been dying to find bloggers close by. I'll do the RSVP now.


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