Oh Canada!

Diane + Mike Photography

July 15, 2014


There’s so much I love about teaching The Blogcademy; meeting so many inspiring babes, travelling the world, talking about my favourite subject and getting paid for it… it’s a pretty sweet gig.

Now something you may or may not know about me is that I am frightfully organised – when it comes to my work at least! Gala and Shauna actually nicknamed me “The Secretary” because I’m the one who does all the email, speadsheets and admin for the business. I also organise all the photographers, venues and sponsors. It might sound like a sucky job but that’s seriously my idea of a good time!


As well as furious bongo playing of course

Seeing my organisational skills pay off is so immensely satisfying, and no more so when we arrive at the class and finally get to rummage through the goodie bags. Eye balling the treats that our sponsors have sent for our lucky attendees is a super fun way to pass the time (it’s even better when they send a few extras so we can nick some too!)

Canada was no different, and our contributors really stepped it up for both our Vancouver and Calgary classes. In their custom, branded city tote bags those lucky, lucky Canucks all got to go home with:


♥  Friendship bracelets from Abacus Row ♥ How to take the best selfie book from LA blogcadette Sarah Sloboda ♥ Gorgeous hand drawn cards from Purple and Blue Design Studio ♥ Awesome colour dipped pencils and felt notebooks from Moxie Makery ♥ Cute knitted cacti from Cacti You Can Cuddle ♥ Gorgeous organic cosmetics from San Francisco blogcadette Aquacures ♥ Beautiful jewellery from Eclectic EccentricityAroha Silhouettes and Wwillthebeast! ♥ And a pair of the now infamous glittery ears from Crown & Glory!  ♥


One of the new this year (and secretly my favourite!) sections of the class is Shauna’s still life activity. If you follow her on Instagram you’ll already know what a master of this she is. I’ve learnt so much from practising it with her and this activity is the perfect opportunity for our students to show off some of their amazing workshop haul!

the blogcademy canada still life

The Blogcademy is such a fun weekend, I can hardly quite believe that I actually call it “work”. If you’d like to join us in a future class, the rest of 2014 looks a like this:


July 19th & 20th
Almost sold out

July 22nd & 23rd
Almost sold out

London mixer event
July 24th

July 27th & 27th 

August 2nd & 3rd 
 Almost sold out

September 27th & 28th 
 Almost sold out

 October 4th & 5th

November 29th & 30th
 Almost sold out

 December 3rd & 4th
 Almost sold out

December 6th & 7th

You too could be in a silly group shot like these!


And don’t forget, if an in-person workshop isn’t your style but you’d still like to fill in some gaps in your knowledge, our Home School modules are just $20 a piece (and the first one, Blogging Basics, is completely FREE!)


Right, our next workshop is in London THIS WEEKEND so I’m off to stress over my outfit. See you soon!