Thoughts on 12 Years of Blogging

Once a year I share a recap on the anniversary of my blogging career beginning. Once again, it's time for a recap since I've just hit the 12 year mark! How in the world have I been blogging for 12 years now?It just doesn't seem possible that this many years have passed and I'm still here! Honestly, every year I look back and say, thank you Lord for keeping me here for another year, being able … [Read more...]

Haven Conference 2018

Hey friends!  I'm back from a very busy week at Haven and a little mini-vacation to Charleston. It was nice to unwind with Mark after Haven was over and get a little down time after the hustle of Haven.On another note, I'll go ahead and let you all know the big news.  There are 3 of us bloggers on the team, me, Traci and Chris.  The 3 of us have left the Haven team and won't be back next year. … [Read more...]

Haven Conference 2018

Hey, friends!  As most of you know, I've been involved in the very successful Haven Conference since its inception in 2012. We are so proud of the conference and how it has succeeded all these years in bringing together the home decor and DIY community of bloggers.  Plus it's a lot of fun!  This year, we are meeting in Charleston, SC, which is going to be so much fun.  Mark and I are making a … [Read more...]

Designing a Room with Shanty2Chic

Hey there friends!I've had a lot going on around here and one of the fun things I've been involved in over the last couple of weeks was a fun adventure with At Home stores and my friends, Whitney and Ashley, with Shanty 2 Chic.  I've known these girls for at least 9 years or so and we all go way back in the early blogging days, when we were all doing our thing and growing our blogs. Well, they … [Read more...]

My Visit to Austin, TX

About two weeks ago, I headed to Austin, TX for a few days and thought y'all might enjoy my photo recap of this fun trip.  I went to Austin for a blog conference with my ad network, which was about 3 days total, but I also wanted to take a little extra time since I was going out there anyway, to catch up with a dear friend of mine.My sweet friend, Judy, and I have been friends for 30 … [Read more...]

Haven Conference 2017

As I've mentioned, I've been flying in so many directions lately and there's so much I want to share with y'all!  The 6th annual Haven Conference was one of those things taking my attention lately and it was a huge success again this year.  It was like we all birthed a baby and now we're seeing her grow and grow! We are so thrilled that the conference has grown and evolved to where it is now and … [Read more...]

Haven 2017 Mentor Blog Hop

We are planning our 6th Haven Conference this summer in July and are thrilled to have a whole new group of Mentors with us this year, who will be mentoring and sharing their expertise with other attendees during the Haven Conference.  Last year, it was very well received so we are doing it again and we think it's a great way to promote community and have our Haven attendees get to know others in a … [Read more...]