Last week it was finally Haven time!
The Haven conference was a time for bloggers to get together and learn more specifically about home/DIY projects and the more technical aspects of blogging.
Some of the most "notable" home/DIY bloggers were there:
- Rhoda from Southern Hospitality
- Beth from Home Stories A to Z
- Chris from Just a Girl
- Kate from Centsational Girl
- Kristi from Creative Kristi
- Marian from Miss Mustard Seed
- Sarah from Thrifty Décor Chick
- Traci from Beneath My Heart
Going to the conference was quite an adventure for me! Originally Josh was going to be able to make the road trip with me and make a vacation out of it. However, life happens and at the last minute, he wasn't able to go. And since we were too broke to buy a plane ticket at the very last minute . . .
. . . I made the 14-hour drive to Atlanta by myself.
It was a whole lot of this:
And some of this:
It was quite a challenge to be honest, but well worth it.
The Haven conference was amazing.
I learned so much from all the sessions I attended. SEO. Social media. Advertising. Décor. PR. Photography. (How to shoot in manual!)
But the best thing about Haven was the chance to meet some incredible bloggers.
And get a bunch (!) of business cards from those incredible bloggers.
So I can support and build relationships with those incredible bloggers.
Which, in turn, will hopefully make me become, (at least someday) an incredible blogger.
If you didn't see my business cards earlier, here's your chance:
Aren't they adorable?
You know how weird things usually happen when you're out of town?
The first day of the conference Josh sent this picture to me:
Isn't that the most pathetic thing you've ever seen?!
Apparently Indy started having these little bumps all over his body and a few were over his eye. He started scratching his eye and within a matter of minutes, his eye looked like that. Josh immediately took him to the vet and found out that it might be a bacterial infection, insect bites, or a grass allergy.
The vet said he looked like he had been boxing. :)
He got meds and had to wear his "cone of shame" (<--- "Up" reference!) overnight, so his eye was better the next day. He still has the little bumps, but we're hoping that they'll clear soon.
Even with his bumps, I think he's the cutest puppy around!
Southern Hospitality's Haven Recap Party