Today, April 13th, Akron Empire celebrated our 1st year of the blog at Thirsty Dog Brewery. A great big thank you to all the people that joined our party. It was meaningful for us to hold our party at the tasting room of Thirsty Dog because Brit's blog post about the brewery and the tour was one of our first posts last year. Click HERE to see the post about Thirsty Dog again.
|Joanna and Brit drinking a toast to Akron Empire's future.|
|Our circle of chairs kept growing as more and more joined the party.|
Our anniversary party was also a wonderful reminder of all the great guest posts we've had in this past year. Our party guests included:
Roza Haidet who shared her cat tumblr site Akron Cats Unite!
Karen Starr from Hazel Tree Interiors
Dina who guest blogged twice for us--American Cancer Society Discovery Shop and
Laura Maidens who guest blogged about Good Life Tattoos and Piercings
Juniper Sage who shared her visit to the historic John Brown House
Dominic Caruso who wrote two music reviews--Dolly Rocker Ragdoll and
J Phillip Hudson who guest blogged about Blue Door Café,
Crafty Mart, andNat from LoveWhatIDo Photography who contributed photos for The Spot post
Mathias Noble King who wrote about the Saffron Patch
and many friends, family, spouses, and more who joined us in toasting to Akron Empire's future.
|Party guests enjoying food from Stray Dog Cart.|
|As more and more people arrived, we began to add tables surrounded by even more chairs! We're so lucky to have so many friends <3|
|One awesome person, Karen Starr, even gave Brit and Joanna handmade cards for their successes. LOVE IT! Thanks Karen.|
In addition to food from Stray Dog Cart, we also enjoyed snacking on savory and sweet baked goods from DeVitis Fine Italian Foods bakery on Tallmadge Ave. Many thanks to Thirsty Dog and Stray Dog Cart for helping us celebrate.
We are looking forward to our second year and exploring more of Northeast Ohio's best and most interesting places and meeting even more people. We're always interested in adding more voices to the Empire and if you're interested in guest blogging, please email us your ideas: AkronEmpire [at] gmail dot com.