By Gabrielle.

Friends. I’m on a plane again. Can you believe it? I’m about to land in NYC for a really quick trip. And I always love a trip to New York, so despite the emotional avalanche of my last 2 weeks, I’m feeling good.

The purpose for my trip is a speaking engagement at a big event called American Made. Martha Stewart Living is transforming Grand Central into a multimedia celebration of American artists, artisans and entrepreneurs. It’s a two-day, one-of-a-kind artisanal fair showcasing the best of American food, fashion, design, community, gardening, crafts and technology. Doesn’t that sound fabulous?

I’m speaking on the last panel of the event with some of my blogging idols — Maxwell of Apartment Therapy, Deb of Smitten Kitchen, and Erica of P.S. I Made This. Pilar Guzman, editor of Martha Stewart Living, will be moderating the panel. (I adore Pilar!).

I’ve done my fair share of speaking, but I have to tell you, this panel intimidates me. Please wish me luck! And I’d love to know: what sorts of things intimidate you?

P.S. — If you’d like to eavesdrop on the American Made event, follow the #americanmade hashtag on Twitter.