Saturday, May 21, 2011

My GEmomsperience!


I want to tell you about my trip to Louisville, KY for the GE Momsperience and about the wonderful new friends I made.

Back in April, while lurking around on blogs (like I ususally do), I stumbled across a giveaway at the blog

I entered...and won!!

The trip began in ATL where I got to fly with my friend Traci from Beneath My Heart. We were able to meet a few months ago and now I had the privilege to fly with her and spend a few days together.

In Louiville, we were greeted at the airport by a GE representative and then we were transported to the 21C Museum Hotel. My room was breathtaking. I had 2 double beds so I slept in a different one each night. (hehe!) When I finished each day, I would return to turned down sheets, dimmed lights, chocolates on my pillow, an ipod playing soft music, and a plush bath robe at the foot of my bed.

Traci ~ Beneath My Heart ~ and me with James P. Campbell, President and CEO of GE Appliances and Lighting.

Monday began with a trip to the GE Monogram Center where we were served breakfast. After breakfast we began our sessions. We went from room to room full of every type of appliance anyone could imagine. They ranged from basic to luxurious. I don't know if you can call an appliance "luxury", but watching the Advantium cook 2 fillets in 13 minutes - well done - and it was tender to cut, that is LUXURY!!

What impressed me the most is that we were invited so they could learn from us! What do we want and need??!! WOW!! THAT is thinking about the customer, huh?!

Here are a few of my favorite things!! (Jeff put these on my wish list!)

Ben (Mr. Advantium)

Yes!! A fridge that I could put Jeff's headshots on, ELECTRONICALLY!! ( hehe!

A washing machine that has specific settings to remove even urine/feces (poop)!!

Memorable moments that were only made possible by GE!!!!

A Derby hat that I made (thank you ladies from Dee's), Dinner at Churchill Downs, Chef Joe Castro & Chef Brian Logsdon, Red Penguin at Hotel 21C , my name monogrammed on a GE locker, beautiful SWAG bag, and the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts.

Here is a list of all the amazing folks we had the privilege to meet:

Big Thank you to: Megan Robison and Nancy Wolff and everyone that worked hard to make it possible!

GE Momsperience 2011 – GE Appliances & Lighting Speakers


Eddie Martin – Chief Marketing Officer


Ben Cecil – Merchandising Specialist

Susan Gregory – Product Manager, Global Products

Julie Muennich – Senior Marketing Merchandising Specialist

Shawn Stover – Product Manager, Built –in Cooking Products


Casie Banquer – Senior Marketing Merchandising Specialist

Rebecca LaRocque – Training Manager

Monogram Experience Center:

Chef Joe Castro

Chef Brian Logsdon

Entertaining made simple:

Wendy Sommers – Team Leader

Industrial Design:

Marc Hottenroth – Industrial Design Manager


John Nichols – Senior Marketing Merchandising Specialist

Paul Riley – Marketing Manager


Peter Pepe – Product General Manager, Clothes Care

Jennifer Schoenegge – Product Manager, Clothes Care

Raegen VanBogaert – Product Manager


Dawn Riedel – Brand Manager

And another special thank you to Allison at House of Hepworths ~ who supplied me with this list!

Here are the other bloggers who were in attendance:

Craft/Home/DIY Bloggers:
House of Hepworths
Free Stylin’
Crap I’ve Made
Beneath My Heart
Creative Kristi
Therapy for Roses
High Heels and a Hammer
Where Women Create

Mommy Bloggers:
Just Another Mom of 2
The Mommyhood
Of Such is the Kingdom
Blonde Mom Blog
Things I Can’t Say

Food Bloggers:
Love Feast Table
Broccoli Cupcake

Lifestyle Bloggers:
Loralee’s Looney Tunes
Charlene Chronicles

Photography Bloggers:
Mommy’s Camera
Bon Appetit Hon
Secret Agent Mama

Cleaning and Curator Bloggers:
I Dream of Clean
Be Different, Act Normal

Thanks for the memories!!!!


  1. It's about time you got your post up! :) Just kidding! I have 2 more to write because I just couldn't sum it all up in just 1-2 posts! It was so great to meet and hang out with you. I hope we get to see each other again in the future.

  2. I'm SO glad you entered & won!! It was such a pleasure meeting you and I'm glad you had a good time! :) I hope we get to meet again someday because you are such a sweetheart!! xoxo
    Talk to you soon!
    @ Creative Kristi

  3. Such a fun trip and so nice to meet you!

  4. So glad you had a good time. Glad you are home, can't wait to catch up and meet for our own blog conference.

    Cha Cha

  5. Wow! Thanks for sharing this! I'd never been to anything like this and you were really detailed!

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    Have a great rest of the week!


    Lexie Lane