Did you get away to someplace awesome this summer? I took my annual pilgrimage to Haven Conference, a DIY, decorating, and professional blogging conference. This was my third year, and it’s a different but great experience every time.
It’s completely impossible to narrow down all the great things about Haven to a short list, but I’m going to do my best. Here are 10 of the many best things about Haven Conference 2015.
By the way, sorry for the poor photos. I picked up a new camera 2 days before Haven, and this is what you get. Pictures are SO MUCH BETTER since then.
New blogger roommates can be awesome, like Kendra Darr of SimplyDarrling.
There’s absolutely nothing better than finding your tribe. Ryobi still rocks!
Finding DIY projects anyone can do. You guys! I can’t wait to get time to put together this great organizing workbench from Simpson StrongTie and available at The Home Depot. (With my Ryobi tools, of course.)
With Liberty and DIY for all, with my friend Scottie from Saved By Scottie. Liberty Hardware, that is.
A reminder that the simplest paint projects, like this easy silhouette paint project from Behr, can have high impact.
Ultimately, DIY is about having a second chances mindset. DIY can be frugal, creatively rewarding and socially responsible and one way to create a beautiful life. Thanks to Amy Howard for inspiring us with her just released book, A Maker’s Guide.
Hanging late at night with some of my best friends in the blog world, like Kim from The Kim Six Fix.
And even more best friends. Sorry for the poor picture here, but you should really get to know these ladies. Dreaming In Color, Dagmar’s Home, Somebody Laughed, and Tracey Hillborn. Even though that makes my list 11-14 best things about Haven, LOL.
Would you like to win your own mementos and DIY tools from Haven? I’ve put together a gift bag of some wonderful tools and gifts from Haven for one of my readers! Enter today, just by commenting below. Tell me about a favorite DIY project you’ve done. I’ll randomly draw by comment number after September 8.
Whether you win or not, remember to…