A Q&A with Me! {Haven Mentor Blog Hop}

Back in July of 2012 I attended the very first Haven Conference with my best friend Dusty in tow.  Within the first 10 minutes of our arrival we got busted by Rhoda (one of the founders of Haven) as we rolled my giant blue cooler--affectionately dubbed Big Blue--into the elevator to our room. Then we unpacked our stuff, filled our wine glasses and set to work meeting every single blogger that we possibly could meet that year. We laughed, we cried, we sang, we danced to “Get Low” with a 6 month … [Read more...]

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The Greatest Haven Photos That were Never made

I’m home from Haven 2014, without very much to show for it except the memories and a hangover.  I never even pulled out my big camera, so I have VERY few actual photos that turned out from the weekend.  All of my iphone selfies taken at the ballroom parties look all dark and downright embarrassing.  Plus, I totally forgot to actually take ANY photos AT ALL with most of my bloggy BFFs (both old and new).  So, instead of showing you the grainy assortment of pitiful photos that I actually have on … [Read more...]

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My Favorite Things About Haven 2013

So much happened at Haven this year that I cannot even begin to recount it all, so instead of finishing up the play-by-play post from last week I thought I would hit the highlights and tell you about some of my most favorite things about the Haven conference this year.  If you wanna hear all about the sessions I attended and how I overslept and missed the Keynote address, you can check out my friend Dusty’s blog.  We attended exactly the same sessions this year, and she was much better about … [Read more...]

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2013 Haven Conference Recap Part one

Better late than never, that’s what I always say.  I attended the Haven Conference in Atlanta two weeks ago where 350 bloggers and brands converged on the Grand Hyatt Buckhead for a long weekend of incredible sessions and girl time. I got to meet some of my very dearest blogging buddies for the first time, which made me so happy I literally cried like a baby at one point.  Actually there were TWO points during the conference where I lost my composure and bawled my head off.  I’ll get to that in … [Read more...]

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Haven Ravin’ Pt. 2

My first Haven post had a little cliffhanger of an ending, and I'm sure only about .001 percent of you actually read all those words. Warning: I can be wordy. And this post will be no exception. So here we are at the photo session with Shoot Fly Shoot and The Lettered Cottage. Ok, so the photography class was PACKED. Thanks so much to Sherry and Katie for saving Dusty (and me) a seat! The photo styling info was my favorite part of the session. I have a pretty good grasp on my camera … [Read more...]

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Everyone is Ravin’ about Haven

If you are into homey/crafty/DIY-ey stuff at all, you've likely seen all the buzz happening around the blogiverse this weekend about how much OVERWHELMING fun we all had at The Haven Conference. Y'all. I seriously don't even know where to begin with this post. This was my very first conference, ever, and boy, did I hit the jackpot! It was SO perfect for me. There were about 270 people in attendance, plus vendors, so it was small and intimate enough that I felt comfortable for the entire … [Read more...]

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See you at Haven 2012 in Atlanta?

Hey guys! Guess what?I just bought my tickets to Haven 2012! And I'm SO frin-diggin excited!!I can't wait to meet some of you fellow home and design bloggers in Atlanta next year. Some of the most inspiring ladies will be hosting this event-- Rhoda of Southern Hospitality, Kate of Centsational Girl, Beth or Home Stories of A to Z and Sarah aka Thrifty Decor Chick plus SO MANY MORE! I cannot wait to meet you all in person!All of these talented women under one roof in Atlanta reminds me of … [Read more...]

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