Miss Lori creates Rainbow Sausage recipe at Hillshire Farm Blogher booth

When I signed on to attend Blogher conference this year I didn’t realize that I was inadvertently signing up for a cooking experience, but that’s exactly what Hillshire Farm brought to the expo floor in New York City this year. Like moths to a flame attendees were drawn to the sights, sounds and smells coming from the Hillshire Farm booth, manned by the uber talented Chef Jill and her team of cooking magicians. Chef Jill caught me ogling the screen and challenged me to create one of my own #HFRecipes right there on the spot. Sweat beading on my forehead I didn’t back down. I swallowed hard and stepped up to the plate. (The hot plate that is.) [Read more…]

If Miss Lori does not fear math neither will her kids

When you hear MATH what words come to mind? Hard? Scary? Impossible? Now stop and think about it, do you use those words in front of your kids? Look, I’m not here to make you feel bad. This is not one of those Mom guilt posts, this is actually about a parenting revelation I had when I was at Blogher this past weekend.

I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast hosted by Texas Instruments’ Calculators. Now, I will tell you what I know about scientific calculators…they are on the back to school supply list for my eldest children. Period. Yup that’s all I’ve got. Well, that’s all I had. [Read more…]

Miss Lori wants you to be memorable at conferences like Blogher

We are down to the wire. BLOGHER 2012. In fact some people are already in New York City. I myself won’t arrive until Wednesday night, (#MissLoriConcert duty calls early in the day in Chicago). The excitement is palpable as you watch the twitter stream fly by as well as all of the posts on Facebook. But amidst all of the excited posts are posts of anxiety, fear and even some self doubt. [Read more…]

Miss Lori has five tips for packing your blog well for Blogher

There are so many blogs posted about packing your suitcase, packing your purse, packing your carryon for Blogher, but one of the most important things for you to pack is your blog. You need to bring your blog with you to Blogher, and you need to make sure that it is packed up tight, ready for all that you may encounter at the conference.  Blogher is not about quantity, how many pairs of shoes, how many different outfits you have to change into, it’s about quality. The quality of your brand IRL and online. [Read more…]

Miss Lori offers 4 ways for brands to use sponsored influencers at Blogher

Blogher 2012 in New York City is almost here. If you know what Blogher is then you know the high level of excitement that is already pumping through the conference hashtag even 8 days out. That’s because Blogher is the SuperBowl of blogging conferences. Everyone wants to be there, brands and influencers alike. [Read more…]