HUGE Haven Announcement!!!



The Haven team has been hard at work trying to plan THE BEST blogger conference EVER for all you DIY/HOME girls!

Today we are so excited to announce our

Key Note Speakers!!!


John and Sherry from Young House Love!


new family pic

Yes, I am not kidding!

We are just thrilled that they have committed to come speak and meet with all of us “home girls.”

I, for one, am extremely excited about meeting them in person.


We are also excited to announce that we have a list of the session we will be offering at Haven 2012!  We are hope that these sessions will serve both the blogger and non-blogger.

DIY Sessions

1. Brave it Off Auto: Photography Workshop

2. Pimp Your Photos: Photo Editing and Styling

3. Laminate, Wood, & MDF, OH MY!: Furniture Painting Tips for Beginners

4. Beyond the Basics: Advanced Furniture Painting Techniques

5. Go Ahead & Let Your Slip Show: Basics of Slipcovering

7. Frugally Fabu-less Decorating: Introduction to Thrifty Shopping with Mr. Goodwill Hunting!

8. Power Tools for Divas: An Introduction to how to properly and safely use power tools like a pro.

9. Just Build It: Introduction to Carpentry and Woodworking with Ana White!

10. Build-a-Room: Basics in Room Design

Blogging Sessions

1.  I Like Big Blogs: Tips on Growing your Blog

2.  Meet Me at the Water Cooler: The Importance in Using Social Media

3.  Hobby Gone Wild – How to Take Your Blog from a Hobby to a Business

4.  Walking the Tightrope: How to Achieve Balance in Family & Blogging

5.  Show Me the Money: The Ins, Outs, and Ethics of Blog Advertising

Did you notice in the session descriptions two more speakers that we are very excited about?


Ms. Ana White is flying all the way from Alaska to share her DIY skills with us!

299610_10150315920656615_192123916614_8411641_2044386906_nIf for some reason you have never visited her blog, you can do so HERE.

She is the queen of building furniture, and her blog is full of building plans for you to try yourself.  It’s wonderful!

I cannot wait to meet Ana in person. Smile




We are also excited that Rashon Carraway, from Mr. Goodwill Hunting, is going to be at Haven 2012 to lead the Frugally Fabu-less Decorating session.





Are you as excited as I am?!!!!

I’m telling you girls!  This is a conference you are not going to miss!

We are so grateful to these sponsors for investing in Haven 2012!








I cannot wait to meet some of YOU, my readers, in real life.  It is going to be fantastic!

So don’t delay.  Only half of the tickets are left, and I have a feeling that after today’s announcement, they are going to sell out quick.

Click on the button below to register.


See you there!!!


  1. I SO wish I could go!! One of these times, I’m going to make it. Your speaker line up is AMAZING! And it would feel like the red carpet if I got to meet you all in person. :o) What fun this sounds like it’s going to be!!

  2. OMG I LOVE YHL and Ana White. I am new to Mr Goodwill Hunting, but going to check him out now! I am saving up for my ticket, and seeking sponsorship. Thanks for the update, SO excited!

  3. New to your blog. Have I been under a rock? I read on Haven that you were a teacher and loved arranging your room. That was so me! I spent days “decorating” and laying out the classroom. All of this Haven talk is starting to wear me down!

  4. oh, my!!! WHAT a LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!! girl, this is going to be beyond amazing! I can’t wait to soak it all in. Wonder if they will make a DIYer out of me????

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