Hey Hey! If you’ve been reading Home Decor/DIY blogs for any amount of time I’m sure you’ve heard of the legendary Haven Conference. I wrote about my experience last year and thought I would do a Haven 2016 Recap as well. If you don’t want to hear me gush over my friends, the amazing love and work that goes into planning this conference and all of the awesome brands that are there feel free to skip this. Might I suggest this super fun post or even this one?
I’m part of a “tribe” of bloggers who talk every. single. day. We are best friends and talk about not only blogging, but real life hardships, successes and every thing in between. I love these girls!! Out of 12 or so of them, 5 of us went to Haven. I was so excited to meet them in person (Met Emily from Table + Hearth last year, love her!!).
I flew out of Charleston’s teeny tiny little 3 gate airport early Thursday morning and into the big city Atlanta airport around 8:30 am. I met Bre from Brepurposed there and gave her the biggest hug!! It’s so cool how close we all are even though we don’t get to hang out in real life. We were so happy we took a cab selfie.
Bre and I met Emily and Katie at the hotel and headed out to The Flying Biscuit for Brunch. Later we met up with Breighanne and all was right with our blogging worlds! The weekend was full of sessions led by wicked smart bloggers, all willing to share their hard earned knowledge with other bloggers. There’s a camaraderie that I can’t quit explain with words. In between sessions we get to walk around to booth after booth of super cool brands, like Home Depot, Ryobi, Rustoleum, DAP, Crownbolt, DecoArt, Home Decorator’s, and many many more.
Then after you think you couldn’t possibly have more fun there are nightly parties that are the BEST.
Hanging out with like-minded people is a balm for my tired blogger soul for sure. I’m already plotting next year’s trip!! These girls and this trip mean the world to me!! This is the WORST picture of me but I have to post it just to mention how many other awesome bloggers we are friends. Heather, Tasha, Carrie and LZ are all friends from last year’s Haven crew and we are carrying on the tradition! Plus a new friend, Jenny from Refresh Living!!