This might sound more crazy than a Kardashian but dude – I was asked to be a Maven Mentor at the Haven Conference this summer!
HOW AMAZING IS THAT?!
I mean – I feel so honored and so excited and so not-deserving-but-so-ready-to-encourage! Haven is a conference held for DIY-and-Home loving bloggers, brands and online influencers. If you have a heart for sharing your home with your online friends and haven’t attended Haven – you are missing something very special!
In fact, I have never missed a conference (even when I just crashed it with newborns in tow!) and met some of my favorite people in the world there! The chance to hug someone’s neck in real life after reading about their homes, their lives and their adventures is priceless….and this year new attendees get something that nobody has gotten before – their own friend! (that’s me btw I will be your friend.)
As part of being a Mentor, I will get a chance to give you a squeeze (watch out I am a hugger!) and have REAL time with you. I want to be as helpful to you as I can possibly be….whether that be answering questions about running your blog business, about the creative process, photography or WHATEVER. I am so passionate about new bloggers and we could be pals hanging out for a whole weekend! GO REGISTER HERE TODAY.
I also get the privilege of introducing you to all the other awesome ladies that will be Mentors this year…..
Gorgeous, right?! I mean….that’s a good looking bunch of gals (and Jeremy!)….that’s what blogging does to a face – it makes it ridiculously attractive 🙂 The screen time acts as a catalyst for good looks. It’s a fact.
So today’s post is a little step in a Mentor wide blog hop. We are bouncing around to each other’s blogs and introducing ourselves. If you are visiting from Just A Girl….welcome – I’m Katie…it’s nice to have you here today! Also you look lovely. This blog hop is just a simple way for you to see what we are all about….
I started Bower Power in June of 2008 so we are coming up on our EIGHT YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Wahoo!
My favorite DIY project ever was my kitchen makeover! Before it was dark and brown and generally felt like a greasy burnt french fry.
And after a whole bunch of DIY, your eyeballs feel like they are going to the spa. That’s right. Your eyeballs are getting a full body deep tissue massage by some strong hands right now….
We did the whole makeover on nights and weekends and I can’t tell you how it changed this house for me. It always felt like someone else’s house that I was just living in and then BOOM with the kitchen done….it was then MY home.
To see more of that space and a cost breakdown , CLICK HERE.
One – Bloggers have business cards.
Two – Ana White is even more gorgeous in real life.
Three – Mandi Gubler is eight feet tall.
Four – All building sessions are funnier if you say “that’s what she said” after each assembly step.
Five – THAT THESE ARE YOUR PEOPLE.
Just be you! I am seriously like a fan-girl of all the women that are Mentors and I totally act like it whenever I see them.
(me at Haven in 2012)
I get weird and silly and screamy and say the word ‘obsessed’ like a million times. And that is me. I embrace it. And I want you to embrace you. And I also want to embrace you. Because like I said….I’m a hugger 🙂 Also – know your blog needs and ask questions. Bloggers love sharing info and I believe that a rising tide lifts all ships….as in, if we all do well, I do well. What is good for other bloggers is good for me! So figure out your needs – maybe it is Pinterest traction….or maybe it is getting more email subscribers….or perhaps it is low CPM’s….whatever it is, figure out that need and come ready to take notes when you get advice! Last but not least -Atlanta humidity is REAL. Plan your hairstyle accordingly 🙂
Okay – now here comes the hopping time! You get to hop over to Sarah’s blog – you might know her as Thrifty Decor Chick – and read about her piece of advice….and see her AMAZING home. Tell her that I sent you and then give her a virtual hug. Just don’t break your computer when you do it 🙂