The Year of Alt 2014

Alt 2014-1-Design Crush

This was the year I attended and spoke at my fifth Alt Summit.


Alt 2014-2-Design Crush

This was the year I attended a sponsored dinner with the lovely Jamie of Furbish Studio at Cafe Niche. And had the coolest dessert of pink grapefruit in a spun sugar bowl.


Alt 2014-3-Design Crush

This was the year with keynotes by Garance Doré, Every Mother Counts, and Ben Silbermann of Pinterest. And met Christy Turlington, who is just as beautiful on the inside as out.


Alt 2014-4-Design Crush

This was the year I moderated and spoke on a panel about Blog Revenue with Mom 101, Say Yes, and Little Green Notebook. And learned more than I spoke about.


Alt 2014-5-Design Crush

This was the year that patterned pants, pixie haircuts and brightly colored hair, black and white outfits, baby bellies, booties and smoking loafers, braids, wide-brimmed hats, bright and bold flowers, more than 10 men in attendance, balloons everywhere, and tulle skirts were definitely trending.


Alt 2014-6-Design Crush

This was the year I discovered the Grand America‘s incredible lattes, and wondered why I’d missing out on them for the past four years. It was also the year that I only attended my own panel and spent the rest of the time making Alt work for me in the best possible way.


Alt 2014-7-Design Crush

This was the year that smoke machines were in.


Alt 2014-8-Design Crush

This was the year where my biggest disappointment was missing out on holding a fox, a skunk, and a parrot.


Alt 2014-9-Design Crush

This was the year that black, gold, triple thick edged, and extra special goodies trended in business cards. And where I gave out a round I’ve Gotta Design Crush sticker instead.

Emily Jeffords // Paper and Stitch // Erica Reitman // Fabric Paper Glue // Meg Conley // Approaching Joy // Sara Moore // Brewed Together // City of Industry //  Wander + Find // Moorea Seal // Elsie Marley


Alt 2014-10-Design Crush

Lay Baby Lay // Bree Johnson // Design Lotus // The Curtis Casa // Brickyard Buffalo


Alt 2014-11-Design Crush

A Thousand Threads // House of Lucky // Mer Mag // Practical Punch // Grandiflora // Merrick White // Lovely Indeed // Roundhouse Designs // Jen Loves Kev // Oh Happy Day // Melissa Hope


Alt 2014-12-Design Crush

Lulu the Baker // Pyxie // One Good Thing // The Paper Mama // Minnow + Co // Hank & Hunt // Inside Out & About // Frock Files // Melissa Esplin // Come + Take It


Alt 2014-14-Design Crush

This was the year we all dressed in green and partied beneath monstrous cutout paper flowers thanks to Cricut.


Alt 2014-13-Design Crush


Alt 2014-15-Design Crush

This was also the year we hopped between ELEVEN themed mini parties.


Alt 2014-16-Design Crush


Alt 2014-17-Design Crush


Alt 2014-18-Design Crush


Alt 2014-20-Design Crush


Alt 2014-21-Design Crush


Alt 2014-22-Design Crush

This was the year we maybe broke our photobooth record by hitting every. single. one.


Alt 2014-23-Design Crush


Alt 2014-24-Design Crush

Thanks for another amazing year, Alt!

All photos by Justin HackworthBrooke Dennis, and Kelly Beall.

  • alicia

    January 30, 2014 at 9:57 am Reply

    Lovely recap. Really enjoyed your panel!

    • Kelly

      January 30, 2014 at 10:03 am Reply

      Thanks so much, Alicia!

  • Vanessa! (@withgreatheart)

    January 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm Reply

    Loved this recap and your photos. I hope to make it to at least one Alt in my life!

  • whitney @ thecurtiscasa

    February 4, 2014 at 10:02 pm Reply

    love it! so many fun things. great to meet you! 🙂

  • Marilyn & Kaleb

    February 4, 2014 at 11:27 pm Reply

    LOVE all of the photobooth photos of you guys! That was definitely one of our favorite parts. And so glad we were able to receive one of your AWESOME stickers! 🙂

  • Laicie

    February 5, 2014 at 9:55 am Reply

    Oh I love this recap so much, I’m so sad I missed the fox too!! It was so nice to meet you, though! 🙂

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