Haven conference in Charleston

Haven Conference 2018

When I started my blog a few years ago as a hobby, I never imagined that sharing the things that I love to create, would allow me to connect with the most amazing women. The Haven Conference was created to bring bloggers together, so they could network, gain knowledge and create lasting friendships while following their passions. No kidding, I get goosebumps every time I think about how incredible the blogging community has become, and how lucky I am to be part of it.

sponsors at haven

Of course we wouldn’t be able to have a conference without sponsors. Home Depot was once again our biggest sponsor, encouraging and giving advise to help bloggers launch their DIY projects. I can’t imagine a Haven Conference without them or the volunteers who spent hundreds of hours pulling it together.

Haven sponsors rocked the conference.


Speaking of sponsors my swag bag was so full of goodies, I had to check my luggage for the flight home. No surprise there because the sponsors are always so generous. By time the conference was over, I think I had half the display of Gorilla Glue in my bag!


A Makers' Studio by Amy Howard.


Now for some exciting news! I have joined A Makers’ Studio. That means I will have the opportunity to teach, demonstrate and inspire others, on how to create beautiful projects with Amy Howard products on my blog.

I’ll have a post up soon with more information, but let me say I’m extremely enthusiastic about this new opportunity.


Swag bag goodies from sponsors.


Informative Sessions

My head is still spinning from the mountain of information presented in our sessions. No doubt SEO will be an ongoing focus. In addition to SEO I also had a chance to learn about working with brands, taking my blog full time, organizing tips, photography and new ways to improve my Pinterest boards.

The goal is to optimize a smooth running blog, while inspiring you to try new projects, solve decorating challenges and sample some delicious recipes.


Beautiful flowers everywhere in Charleston, SC.

What to do in Charleston

The conference was in Charleston, South Carolina and what a treat it was to visit there again. Charleston is a city full of character, with its gracious homes, ancient trees, historic buildings, lush gardens and interesting people. I just can’t get enough!


Window shopping on King Street never disappoints.


Have you visited Charleston? When you do, make sure you stroll down King Street. It’s packed with restaurants, pubs and shops. The window shopping was fun, unfortunately that’s all I had time for. Take a look at these artistic store displays.


Visited King Street while at the Haven conference in Charleston


Beautiful flowers everywhere we looked in Charleston.


Can you imagine the stories these old building could tell? Some are better preserved than others but I love them all. So romantic!


King Street character in old buildings.

I could talk about Charleston and the Haven Conference all day but I have to finish a new project. Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me share my trip with you!


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6 thoughts on “Haven Conference 2018

  1. Marissa Zheng | Squirrels of a Feather says:

    You took so many amazing pictures! That’s an experienced blogger for you. 🙂 Happy that we became friends, look forward to seeing more!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks Marissa! Haven was a great experience and making new friends was icing on the cake! Already looking forward to next year.

  2. Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom says:

    Thank you for sharing your take on Haven! 🙂 I wish I would have had more time when I was on King Street, I window shopped, too! LOL! I brought home an awful lot of gorilla glue, too! I think I’m set for awhile! 🙂


    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Hi Carrie, thanks so much for stopping by. Haven was once again amazing and I learned so much! Got to use some of the Gorilla glue yesterday fixing a broken drawer. Yay!

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