I just returned from a WILD 5-day weekend in Atlanta with my love. (please excuse the fact that these are ALL crappy iphone pics)…
We DROVE there from Iowa to attend the Haven Blogging Conference with about 250 other amazing like-minded DIY bloggers! It was only a 15-hour drive (one way).
Here’s the thing about driving… when you’re USED to screaming children and chaos while driving, it’s actually a very pleasant experience to roadtrip IN PEACE! We enjoyed it… and it saved us about $1,400 in plane tickets.
And this hotel (Buckhead Grand Hyatt)… UGH it was gorgeous.
When we arrived at Haven, it was so exhilarating! Hundreds of bloggers who live the same crazy life we do. It turns out you can be kindred spirits with a LOT of people.
My inseparable group of BFF’s! There was NO personal bubble with these girls!
Nick and I split up and took separate classes so we could glean as much knowledge as possible! Here I am in my ‘Advanced Painting’ class (taught by Miss Mustard Seed) with my girl Cindy from Daisies and Crazies!
Nick drew a lot of attention being one of three males among a sea of estrogen. It also didn’t hurt that he’s 6’8”. We loved building relationships with the other couples there.
(us with Ana White and her ‘Real Alaska Man’ hubs!) ^^
(us with Michael and Kristen Duke) ^^
And I got to meet and hang with my blogging-crush-slash-long-lost-sister Kenz (from Interiors by Kenz). She’s absolutely darling with her baby-bump.
We also got to dine with Sherry from Young House Love… but didn’t get a picture because I’m sure she’s SO tired of people wanting a pic with her. Guess you’ll just have to take my word.
Let’s just say it’s been a LONG time since I’ve gotten out and had a good time with friends… and it felt AMAZING. These girls are wild!
I’m already starting to calculate the days will I get to see them next! WHAT A FREAKING BLAST!!!!!