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So, I’ve been tweeting cryptic tweets and Instagramming mysterious photos about some big date in October.  Well, Jessi Connolly, Casey Wiegand and I are putting on a faith-based conference that will help you grow your voice and improve your strategy to best use your influence for the Gospel–however that may be (a family blog, a handmade shop, as an eBook author, a fashion blogger…whatever!).

I am passionate about connecting women, about dreaming big and new ideas, about putting our passions to the best use.  This conference is a beautiful combination of all those things–and with some of my favorite people on the internet.

So, please mark your calendars for October 11-13th for the first blog conference aimed at fresh and awesome women of faith.  We so hope you join us!  Website, speakers list, and ticket information will be coming soon!  I can’t wait to share all that we have up our sleeves.  These women inspire me daily–and I know that you’ll love their hearts, too.

edit to add: please forgive me!  young was not the best descriptor.  consider Influence “fresh” rather than “young”.  all are welcome, all is grace.  thank you for the grace, y’all.  more Jesus, less Hayley.

63 Comments

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Jessica

    Sounds awesome, Hayley! I’ll probably be on the sidelines for this one since I’m due October 19th, but still looking forward to hearing more.

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Kara@SimpleKids

    Wow! This is terrific news! Consider my calendar marked ;-)

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Sheila @ Seasoned Joy

    How exciting! Looking forward to hearing more about it!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Beth @ dot in the city

    sounds so great! I really wanna go!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Susie Davis

    Soooo proud of you! :)

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Brittany

    So excited to read this, this morning! To be in the presence of many creative, passionate, like-minded women all in a similar season of life to my own.to will be… well I can’t think of anything more inspiring! Hayley, you are a gem. Can’t wait to hear more!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    eloranicole

    holy cow…this is huge, girl! much love and consider my calendar marked as well :)

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Kate

    Exciting! I’m sure this will be great!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Audrey

    Where will this be?! Exciting!!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Mandie

    So, so exciting! I’m not sure I can attend this year, but I’ll help however possible!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Megan at SortaCrunchy

    LOVE IT! I’ve been dreaming of such a conference – TRULY.

    I would love to know where it will be held. Also, I turn 35 this summer. Am I too old to attend? ;) <— no, but seriously, how young is young?

    • Reply April 30, 2012

      Tiny Twig

      please! first of all, 35?! who knew? thought you were MAYBE 30. second, we changed “young” to “fresh” because really, what is young?? terrible descriptor–forgive me?

      • Reply April 30, 2012

        Megan at SortaCrunchy

        Oh, gosh. You are VERY kind (and you totally just made my day). I knew you were aiming for a young approach. I think “fresh” is a great way to say it, too!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Stephanie Precourt

    Ha- just like Megan, I’m of an older age. You’ll have to let us know. And I’m in Indiana!

    Steph

    • Reply April 30, 2012

      Tiny Twig

      yes! you are JUST who we’d love to see. i’m sorry for the “young” thing. it’s a terrible description, because really it is no description at all! fresh rather than young…more about voice than anything, i think. :) sorry for the confusion, grace?

    • Reply April 30, 2012

      Megan at SortaCrunchy

      “of an older age” *snort*

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Jen Kinkade

    this sounds exciting!! but really, what age are you speaking of…
    because I am pretty sure I am no longer young ;) (38)

    • Reply April 30, 2012

      Tiny Twig

      fresh rather than young! i’m so sorry for the young thing–a woman should NEVER have to ask if she’s “young enough”! we’d LOVE to have you–completely!

    • Reply April 30, 2012

      eileen marie

      38?!?! Say what?!? You don’t look a day over 28. Scratch that, 25! (And I’ll be 35 next week, so I don’t think 38 is old.)

      • Reply May 1, 2012

        Jen Kinkade

        thank you!!! you are sweet :) you just made my whole week!! xo

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Chelsea

    Perfect timing! This is what Ive been waiting for. Can’t wait to hear more details. :)

  • Looking forward to hearing more about this conference as it approaches. Hopefully I’ll be able to save up enough money to go but, if not, I’ll be cheering you on from the sidelines, as well. Any idea where {city, state} it’ll be held?

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Kelly @ Love Well

    So I didn’t take a shower this morning. Does that mean I’m not fresh? Because I’m older than Megan AND Steph, so we all know I’m not young. Can I still come?

    (TOTALLY KIDDING!)

    Love this idea. Not sure I can attend – so much depends on travel distance when raising young (literal) kids. But wow. I can’t wait to read more.

  • So exciting! I love this idea. I’m dying to know too… where will it be??

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Laura

    I love, love, love this! Some of my favorite women hosting a conference on my favorite topic!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Sarah

    Hayley! Friend, I was bummed that I couldn’t attend Allume due to a scheduling conflict. This announcement is just what I needed! Calendar is marked and I couldn’t be more excited. This sounds absolutely fantastic.

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Kelly Sauer

    If I had known about this conference… WOW. I just won a seat at a photography workshop last weekend that will keep me away from here – BUH-MMER!!!

    LOVE. IT.

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Anna

    Yay for you being so creative and full of good ideas and pursuing them. It’s very inspiring and exciting to hear more. X

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    17 Perth

    Yay!! Super exciting!! Congrats!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Margaret

    This is exactly what we need, and what I’ve been craving! So proud of you ladies. I’m already gathering the girls from be.loved (be-lovedblog.com) to come! We’re marking it on my calendar now! :)

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Moriah

    So stinkin’ excited for this, Hayley! Can’t wait to hear more! This is exactly what I’ve needed for a while now. :)

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Courtney Laib

    Love this idea! Where will it be? Is it an online thing?

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Faith Dwight

    Girl, I LOVE your heart.

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Wendy

    This sounds really fun! I’m interested in where it will be as well. I’d love to go to something like this!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Rose

    Oh wow! I’ve marked my calendar and hope it’s nearby enough for me!

    I see Steph’s comment above… I’d come just to meet her because she’s been such an INFLUENCE on me! :)

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    amy cornwell

    Sounds amazing! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Reeve

    So very exciting.

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Renee

    What a Great Idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    the gracious gaze

    Wow!! Sounds amazing!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    CAW

    Young.Fresh.Old-er No worries we are all His children precious in his sight and whenever 2 or more are gathered together in His name He will be THERE-
    as will I.
    Excited!
    ps new follower via Casey Leigh

  • Reply May 1, 2012

    Bonnie

    Hii!! :) This is so exciting to hear about! I would LOVE to attend! My husband is currently deployed and it would be a fun thing to do while he is away! When will we know more about it? Is there a website? Ticket price? Venue? Haha… I’m sure when there IS you will post about it. But I CANNOT wait! These types of things usually fill up fast – is there a waiting list!? ;)

    xoxo! B

  • This is so very exciting! I was just deciding it’s time for me to seek out a conference to go to and would especially love to find one that involves living for Christ. Please PLEASE tell me it’s not too far away! :)

  • Reply May 1, 2012

    Tracey

    oh my word, this is gonna be good!

  • Reply May 1, 2012

    Lisa Thomas

    I’m going to have to start blogging or something because those two are two of my favorite blogs !!! Yours also Hayley, but I had the pleasure of going to school with you. :)

  • Reply May 1, 2012

    Jordan Marie

    Ahhh! Sounds so exciting! I’m curious too if it will be an online thing, but really hoping it is somewhere in Texas. :)

    <3xojo

  • Reply May 2, 2012

    Jeran McConnel

    I wanna go! How exciting. Where will it be held? That’s my big question.

  • Reply May 2, 2012

    Kymberly

    So excited! count me in!

  • Reply May 2, 2012

    Kymberly

    So excited! count me in!

  • Reply May 2, 2012

    Stephanie

    Praying now that the Lord would open a door for me to come. This sounds wonderful and worth my time and money to be apart from family. By the way, I’m a grandma x’s 3…. I love spending time with and learning from ladies of all ages in the faith.. Good stuff!! And I love YOUR heart!..young, fresh, old, tired… We are all in this together :) can’t wait!

  • Reply May 2, 2012

    Allison

    Feeling blessed to be a part of this and excited that it’s going to be in Indianapolis! I have a special place in my heart for Indiana (after going to Taylor U) :)

  • YAAAAY!!!!! CANNOT wait!

  • Reply May 2, 2012

    annie

    Hayley, this sounds fantastic! I am super excited to hear more about it!

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  • Reply May 3, 2012

    Bernadette

    I am praying about coming. I can’t wait for more info!

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  • Reply May 5, 2012

    Kacia

    It was WAY too late to comment last evening …. or early this morning, I guess? :o]

    This venture excites me to no end. LAH-VE LAAAAHVE! LOVE!

    xoxo
    couldabeenyourroommatejustsayin ;o]

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  • Reply May 6, 2012

    Sara Sophia

    I’ll be there. Somehow. Oh the confirmation Jesus just laid on my heart over this.
    All is Grace sweet friend. So proud of you for being the amazing, creative person you are <3

    (and dude, GREAT IDEA YO!)

  • Reply May 6, 2012

    Nicole J

    I’m excited to hear more details :) I would absolutely love to attend a conference like this!

  • Reply May 10, 2012

    JB

    Hi – would love to attend w. some girlfriends– do you know what city this will be held in? Please let me know! Thanks!!

  • Reply May 14, 2012

    eklecticmom

    this sounds truly inspiring and would love to know more about it. I’m in Southern California … but a road-trip would be interesting, don’t you think? Hugs and many, many blessings!!

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