Make Memories at Food Wine Conference #fwcon

I'm a creature of habit and I tend to repeat or go back to do things I've experienced because it's routine, it makes me feel good and while I can accept change in small increments, it's comforting to know that I can depend on something to help keep me happy. 

For the past three summers, that has been The Food Wine Conference in Orlando, Florida. The first year, I was a complete food blogger's conference novice. I'd never been to one and I didn't know anyone and I didn't know what to expect. I had fun in my own way, but I'd won the Dixie Crystals Brownie Dessert Contest and I couldn't tell a soul until it was announced publicly. That didn't put a cap on my shine, but it helped me really learn and focus on the sessions and make connections with other bloggers. The friendships that I have forged with other food bloggers was unexpected.  The bloggers I've met aren't just friends, they're family. 

I didn't mean for it to happen. I didn't seek it out or know it was coming, but this conference changed my life. I can pinpoint the moment I decided to break out on my own and blog full-time. I was given the tools and the confidence to take my life by the reigns and drive instead of being driven by other people. 

So much fun! 
Now, if you've ever met me, you already know I'm highly independent, quite opinionated, a little bit pretentious with a sparkling sense of humor (which is all just fancy words telling you I'm gregarious) and I am not known to rest on my laurels to watch the world go by. But by hearing the stories of other bloggers, seeing what they were doing, what brands they were working with, I thought "Why not me?"

Well... Why not YOU? 

The 4th annual Food Wine Conference is May 13-15 and I'd love to see you there. The glorious Rosen Shingle Creek Resort is host to the conference. Highly impressive digs, let me tell y'all: The FOOD! The food! GOOD LORD, the food. 

I’m a brand ambassador for the 3rd year in a row and as much as I can't wait for the informational sessions about the business of blogging, I'm REALLY looking forward to spending time with my friends, making new ones and eating all of the foods (and then promptly doing a detox). 

YOU come TOO! You can save $50 on your full 3-day conference ticket when you sign up using the promo code Nik Snacks. I hope to see you in May! 

Let me entice you a little more: Check out on the Food Wine Conference contests like this one and feel free to enter them ALL. There are some fantastic prizes including:
$500 gift cards$200 gift cardsFREE Food Wine Conference passes 
Bragging rights for years to come
I mean, if I can enter a contest a win, SO CAN YOU!
Still not sold?
Bookmark and follow the Food Wine Conference and then you'll see how awesome it is and how you need to attend too!

Complementary accommodations at Rosen Shingle Creek 

Disclaimer: I have received a discounted ticket for being a Food Wine Conference Brand Ambassador, but all opinions and words are my own.

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Nikki Miller-Ka

Nikki Miller-Ka

Ms. Miller-Ka is a classically trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami.

Formerly, she’s worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger for various publications and outlets in the Southeast. She has also worked as a catering chef, a pastry chef, a butcher, a baker, and a biscuit-maker. Presently, she is a food editor, freelance food writer, and a tour guide for Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours.

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  1. I am so excited that you will be at the Food Wine Conference again and that you are a Brand Ambassador!! <3

  2. I look forward to attending for the first time this year!! Thanks for sharing, Kim


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