Speaking at the Pinner’s Conference Atlanta!

Hello to all my lovely readers!  I haven't shared it here on my blog, but next week on Friday, April 21st, I'll be speaking at the Pinner's Conference here in Atlanta at the Cobb-Galleria Center.  The premise of the Pinner's Conference is that whatever you see online on Pinterest will be fair game for a class.  What do you pin on Pinterest?  You'll find all sorts of classes at the conference so if … [Read more...]

Going back to High Point Market!

Almost 4 years ago, I went on my own and met up with some other bloggers to High Point, NC furniture market, the mecca of furniture manufacturing here in the US.  That's where all the major American furniture makers are making their furniture and the market is open twice a year showcasing all of the new and beautiful products that are going to be available to the public this year.  It's a world I … [Read more...]

Haven 2017 Tickets on Sale!

Hello to you all!  I know that not all of my readers are bloggers, but we wanted to announce that Haven 2017 tickets go on sale this week, on Wednesday, March 1st!  We are so excited to be planning the 6th annual Haven Conference and hope to get things announced soon with our speakers and sessions, as we are working hard to get all of that in place and finalized.  That's always the hardest part … [Read more...]

The Shaw Floors Convention in Orlando

This month brought my first brand trip of the year and it was so much fun! As a Shaw Floors Style Board blogger (there are 8 of us), I have so enjoyed working with Shaw over the years and now things are ramping up even more. We were all invited to their huge Shaw Floors convention held in Orlando, FL every 2 years and it was a pleasure to get to see it all up close and personal.  It's huge and … [Read more...]

10 Years of Blogging

I never imagined that I'd be blogging for 10 years. But then again, I had no idea where it was headed when I started this blog back then early in 2007.  None of us did.  It's been the most amazing journey I could ever have dreamed and I'm still so very grateful for the path that brought me here.  I've been thinking back on the last 10 years looking at my life in the rear view mirror.  It's good to … [Read more...]

BHG Stylemaker Event 2016

It's such a pleasure to be in this world of blogging and get to meet and interact with so many people, including other fabulous bloggers, magazines, and brands.  Two years ago I went to the Better Homes and Gardens Stylemaker event and was invited to attend this year as well.  I love going to New York, so it was a good excuse to see some of my sweet blog friends, go to the event, and also take a … [Read more...]

Haven Conference 2016 Recap!

Five years ago, the Haven Conference was born.   When I think back to where I was 5 years ago, it's nothing short of a miracle that all of this came together when we stepped out in blind faith and started a DIY/Home decor blogging conference from scratch. I think I've said it before, but it truly was a God thing.  It was scary, but we felt such a passion for doing it and so it happened the first … [Read more...]