Haven 2013 | Speakers & Sessions

Monday, August 5, 2013

This year's Haven Conference had an impressive lineup of speakers and too many sessions to count!  The weekend was kick started by Ana White's Passion is Product keynote address.  Her outlook on blogging and dedication to her readers proves why she's one of the best in the business ~ oh and she's super sweet too!

From there, decisions had to be made about what sessions to attend ~ and with so many good ones, it was really hard to narrow it down!!
 Jen from I Heart Organizing along with Chris from Just a Girl gave some great pointers in their I Heart Organize session.  Whether you're looking for an organizational overhaul or simply need some tips go check out their blogs for some amazing ideas!
 By far the funnest session I attended was Designing Out of the Box with Mandi from Vintage Revivals,  Lindsay from Makely Home & Ashley from The Handmade Home.  These three are not only some of the most creative women out there, but they're all extremely down-to-earth mom's who kick some serious buns in the color department!  
Things then got serious with Brooke from All Things Thrifty & her brother Court from The Blog Builders.  Their discussion on Paving the way with SEO was eye opening and gave new insight on the business of blogging!
 Keeping to the business side of things Erika from BluLabel Bungalow & Kelly Peterson from Hearst discussed the ins & outs of the magazine industry.  For those of you in the Atlanta area seeking an interior designer be sure to contact Erika ~ she knows what she's doing!!
 The closing address was a call to action ~ we laughed ~ we cried ~ it.was.amazing! 
More on that later!

I also attended Annie Sloan Unfolded, a hand's on workshop using Chalk Paint and another session on Advertising with Rhoda, Beckie & Cassity.

 There were still so many sessions I wish I could have attended ~ two in particular were The Friend Zone with Sherry from YHL & Katie from Bower Power & Hands on Design Advice with Emily from Emily A. Clark & Kristin from The Hunted Interior.

So until next year...

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