Haven 2014 Recap!

This past weekend I attended the Haven Conference.  Haven is a DIY conference where bloggers come together to meet and attend sessions geared around growing your blog, photography, building relationships with brands, building furniture, painting, and so much more! You can read my recaps from 2012 here, and 2013 here. This is an event I truly look forward to!


One of the best parts of Haven is meeting fellow bloggers from all over the country who enjoy crafting and DIY as much as you do!  This year I was thrilled to meet Gina  The Shabby Creek Cottage , and Kelli Life at 818. I follow their blogs and they are such lovely talented ladies! I met KariAnne  Thistlewood Farms  at last year’s conference and I was happy to see her  for a hug and photo this year. Blurry or not, I am glad to have it! Oh, that guy down on the bottom? That’s HGTV Star Mike Holmes from Holmes on Homes!

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Haven sponsors really do spoil us with appetizers, cocktails and live entertainment! The cocktail and dance parties give us the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle.Haven 2014

I am part of the Atlanta Blogger DIY group and it’s always a crazy good time hanging out with my Atlanta girls, Melanie The Painted Chandelier, Kelley Miss Information and Kim A Quirky Creative

Haven 2014Haven gives you the opportunity to meet brands and sponsors. There were a whole lot of them representing this year!


The sponsor booth activities were so much fun! There are lot’s of opportunities to win great prizes and they offer a whole lot of swag to take home.


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I love attending the Haven Conference as it is a wonderful opportunity to connect with others who all share in the DIY spirit. There will be another Haven in 2015! I plan on attending, and I do hope to see you there! One quick tip for ya! I did bring my Canon DSLR camera with me but as you can see, most of my photos are from my phone! You will get caught up chatting, laughing, and making connections. Enjoying the moments is more important than getting the perfect shot.


Thank you to the Haven Team , the amazing sponsors and speakers for making this event so memorable!

Cheers ya’ll!

~ Donna


Add Color with Washi Tape

I must confess I have a bit of an addiction to Washi Tape. If I am at a store or come across a deal online I buy a few rolls because you know it comes in pretty colors and designs and it is such a good price for a decorative item. What is Washi Tape you ask? Well, it is a decorative tape that you can cut, tear and re-position easily!
While I was looking through my craft stash, I came across a plain mirror I picked up at the Dollar Tree. I immediately thought “This piece needs color!” A  quick glance at my washi tape collection and I knew just what the mirror needed. I cut the washi tape and applied it to the inside, top and side of the mirror. Easy and it took less than five minutes! I have pops of orange in my living room and this little bit of color will be a sweet added touch!





Do you have a Washi tape collection? What do you use it for? I have some frames that will get wrapped soon!

Be colorful!

~ Donna