I have to apologize for completely disappearing last week. I was digesting everything I had learned at Haven, and I was dealing with my baby starting kindergarten. After 11 years of having at least one of my three kids by my side, it was a tough week with no one at home. However, I keep telling myself that I will be able to accomplish some amazing DIY projects without any interruptions… But, back to Haven! This is my second year attending Haven, and it is a conference held in Atlanta, Georgia for home and DIY bloggers. Today I’m sharing my Haven 2016 Recap.
To see last year’s recap, you can go HERE. I did a much better job of snapping pictures last time. I spent some time with Gene and Amy Howard of Amy Howard at Home. I’ve used their products for several projects (like my bedroom bench, kitchen table, and kitchen cabinets) and am a huge fan. The Howard’s are extremely knowledgable (and kind), and they have the most adorable southern accents.
I attended so many helpful classes like this hands-on class Amy Howard taught.
I also attended classes on Pinterest, Instagram, building a brand, photography, affiliate marketing, and Adobe Lightroom. These classes were so helpful and my brain feels like it could explode with all the new information. I wish I had done a better job taking photos of the weekend. The Grand Hyatt Buckhead is such a beautiful hotel, and the vendor booths were all so creatively done. And as an added bonus, there were pretty little vignettes (created by Home Decorators) scattered throughout the hotel.
The first evening I ate dinner at an adorable little French restaurant with several bloggers and the Amy Howard at Home team. From Left to Right: Kim from Hunt & Host, me, Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse, Tina of AHAH, Alex of AHAH, and Amy and Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane.
The second day ended with a big party (complete with a red carpet) sponsored by several great brands.
I roomed with Angela from Unexpected Elegance – another Indianapolis-area blogger. We always have a great time together.
The poor girl lost her voice while we were at the conference, so I quickly stepped up as her translator. I need to give a shoutout to my parents for keeping the kids so I could attend the conference worry-free and focused!
Go create something!