Haven Conference Recap

Haven Conference Recap:

Last Thursday I headed out to Atlanta to spend 3 days filling my brain with blogging knowledge and my heart with wonderful friends at Haven Conference.  In case you don’t know, Haven is a place for DIY bloggers to meet up, share laughs and real life stories all while doing DIY projects, talking home decor and learning how to become better bloggers.

It is a jam packed 3 days.

Haven Conference-friends
Haven Conference-Blogging Friends

I want to send a super huge shout out to Homes.com and ForRent.com for sponsoring me at Haven.

Blogging has brought many great opportunities to me such as writing/contributing, originally at ForRent.com now currently with Homes.com.  I am so blessed!

Thanks Gillian, Amber and Maria~ you girls rock!

Here I am with Gillian and Amber sporting some brand love with our orange and blue!

Haven Conference-Homes.com Logo
Haven Conference-Homes.com-ForRent.com
Haven Conference-ForRent.com Logo

Blogging has given me so much. It allowed Ray and I to work together to build a conference booth for BEHR at Haven. It all started at my very first Haven 2013.

There were some great sponsor’s who hosted some fun parties so we could mingle and meet other bloggers in real life.  It was so fun.

Although blogging is one of the best “jobs” I’ve ever had, it has been the toughest! Making connections with other bloggers is so important.  We talk online so often, but meeting face to face can’t be beat! I wish I could name everyone I talked to and there were some I totally missed BUT all in all it was a great success.

Haven Conference-party

The Haven sponsors are the BEST!!  I came home with so many awesome new products and great ideas on how to use them! Who doesn’t love free stuff, right!

All of this was given to us at registration…so much more was given out during the conference!

Haven Conference-Swag

I was also chosen to compete in the Ballard Designs coffee table challenge…and my team won! A $100 gift card to Ballard Designs was given to each team member! Thanks to everyone of you who voted when I posted about it on my facebook and Instagram!

Haven Conference-Ballard Designs-Coffee Table Challenge

Lots of beautiful spaces were set up for us to enjoy!

Haven Conference-Ballard Designs
Haven Conference-ballard Designs bed

So, besides all of the free stuff and hanging with all of my blogging pals, I came home inspired. The classes I attended were all taught by wonderful people and I can’t wait to implement lots of what I learned.

I am filled with ideas to make my blog better! To build it into a place that you all, my awesome readers, want to come and want to share with your friends!  I have so many project ideas that I can’t get them down on paper fast enough.

Now, I must go paint 🙂

Sonya Signature with hearts


  1. It was so great to meet you too, Daune! It did go so fast, it’s a whirlwind event for sure! Trying to enjoy every day of it because before I know it school will be starting! ~Sonya

  2. It was so great to meet you at Haven! Congrats on winning the coffee table challenge 🙂

  3. Thanks JaneEllen! You are a loyal reader and I appreciate it! Glad you feel inspired to carry on. Have a great day!

  4. Hearing about the Haven conference, all you learned, makes me (almost) want to have a blog. Why I’m such a chicken about it who knows. Following your blogs and several other awesome blogs has been such inspiration for me to keep doing what I do. Reading blogs is an every day highlight for me. So glad I found your blog Sonya, glad you had great time at Haven.

  5. Sounds awesome!!! I’ve learned so much through your blog! Congratulations on all you have accomplished! 🙂

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