Attending a Blog Conference with a Baby — Haven 2014

Last month, we attended the third year of Haven Conference. For those, non-DIY bloggers, Haven is a 2-day Home Decor & DIY Blog Conference. Bloggers from all over the United States attend this conference that is held in Atlanta, Georgia. Last year, at Haven I was 7 weeks pregnant and oh-so sick. But I hid it as well as one could, and just about no one caught on that I was pregnant! So it was nice to attend this year without having to hide anything. Instead I was showing off the little bundle … [Read more...]

{Recap} Haven Conference 2013

Last weekend, Jon and I drove up to Atlanta to attend the second year of the Haven Conference. Haven is a conference geared toward DIY bloggers. Imagine going to summer camp and being reunited with all your friends. That is exactly what its like. Accept its like 99% women (no biggie to me and by now Jon has gotten use to it)! This was my sixth conference of the year (between food & DIY/craft). And one thing I've learned is to stop bringing my DSLR. There is no point. It just sits in the room … [Read more...]

Instagram Inspired Door at SNAP! 2013

First off, I apologize for being MIA all week. I have a very good reason. I've been enjoying the past few days from blog friends near and far at SNAP! in Utah. I'm rooming with Melissa from No. 2 Pencil and Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road. A few weeks ago it was announced that there would be a door decorating contest at SNAP! If your a blogger and you've ever prepared to leave for a conference you know that there are endless chores that need to be completed before going on vacation none-the-less … [Read more...]

From a mans view… Haven Conference

* Disclaimer - This is my first blog post, I'm usually the hands-on kinda of guy! Over a year ago Katie approached me with the idea of going to a DIY conference. I wasn't opposed to going, I actually thought it would be kinda of cool to meet a bunch of woodworkers and home DIY- ers. Their was a catch. It fell on our 4th wedding anniversary, I was like: "are you serious that you want to spend our anniversary at a conference and not laying on some tropical beach somewhere?" Katie had her … [Read more...]

{Part 2} Haven Recap

After a much needed night of sleep Mr. Woodsy and I were ready to tackle day 2 of Haven! We actually slept in a little (7am that's really sleeping in for us). We made our way downstairs for breakfast where we met up with a few of our favorite bloggers. Pictured above is Rhoda from Southern Hospitality, Kim from Sand and Sisal, and Jessie from Imperfectly Polished. It was quiet in the main exhibit hall which was a nice change of pace from the day before. We actually had an additional hour to roam … [Read more...]

{Giveaway} Haven Swag

I posted my part 1 of Haven Conference Recap the other day, and part 2 is coming up shortly. As I mentioned in the first post--we got a lot of swag. Towards the end of day 2 we were feel ultra guilty because our names kept getting drawn for more prizes. So we've emptied our bags and put together a mini Haven swag bag for one lucky reader. 1 lucky reader will win: Haven zipper bag Ryobi Drill Bit Set, Safety Glasses, & Hat PureBond Tape Measure Bondo Brand Scrapers HGTV … [Read more...]

{Part 1} Haven Conference Recap

Hi y'all. I started writing this post from our hotel room in Atlanta, Georgia last Thursday night. I was hoping to do a quick recap of day 1 that evening, so it was fresh in my mind. However, put 250+ bloggers in the same hotel and the internet gets bogged down beyond belief! So, I've decided I'll do my recap of the conference (in 2 parts because I have tons of pictures to share and fun facts and info I learned) and then Mr. Woodsy is going to do a male's perspective recap of the … [Read more...]