HAVEN Conference: Ticket Giveaway

December 20, 2011

Greetings all, can you believe 2011 is almost over?  Well 2012 brings great things, like the HAVEN Conference scheduled for June 21-22 in Atlanta.  HAVEN is a gathering of notable DIY and home bloggers from across the country, and is sponsored by big brands like Home Depot, Rust-Oleum, and Minwax to name a few.

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I’ll be there with the rest of the Haven team and we have put together two days of fantastic workshops for you ~ it will all take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Atlanta. 

There are some fabulous speakers and presenters you won’t want to miss, including our keynote John & Sherry from Young House Love, so for those of you who want to go, but haven’t bought your ticket yet, this is the giveaway for you! 

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment naming the one thing you’re looking forward to at Haven.  Is it to become a better blogger or more skilled DIYer?  To learn something new in the hands-on workshops?  Or simply to mix and mingle with your favorite bloggers? 

One winner only, chosen by Random.org.  Does not include travel or hotel expenses, only the ticket to the conference (a $199 value).  Giveaway ends Friday December 23rd at 8 p.m. PST.  


Congratulations to the winner #48 Barbara at 21 Rosemary Lane



265 Responses to “HAVEN Conference: Ticket Giveaway”

  1. Dawn J. says:

    Looking to learn more about blog design and meet some of the great bloggers out there.

  2. Patti T says:

    Already have my hotel so a free admission ticket would be great!

  3. Kathy Teeter says:

    Meeting you Kate. You were my first (virgin) blog site I ever visited. There are lots of great sites I have visited since, but yours is my all time fave. Would love to go and see you and have the chance to talk with you.

  4. Michele R. says:

    I’d love to learn the basics of DIY – What tools do I need? And then how can I use them? I’d also like to learn the basics of painting furniture.

  5. Natalie P. says:

    Would love to mix and mingle with the bloggers I follow!! : )

  6. Pam says:

    I would love to meet inspiring bloggers and learn a thing or two to update my blog design.

  7. Laura Beth says:

    I can’t wait to meet all the fabulous bloggers that inspire me daily :o)

  8. Pam says:

    I REALLY want to learn more about diy projects. You all have inspired me so much and I have a bunch of projects that I want to do, but am a little afraid to start…

  9. Preston says:

    I would die to go to the conference and meet all the incredible bloggers from behind the screen :) and to become an even more die hard DIY-er ! :)

  10. MK says:

    Sigh, I will have to pony up and buy tickets if I don’t win because I get giddy thinking about the power tools and upholstery sessions. Haven = my personal dream vacation :)

  11. Judy says:

    Discovering all the decorating blogs out there has been like discovering chocolate! I am happiest when on a DIY project! This conference would be anoher level of happy! Hope I can get there!!!

  12. I would love, love, love to go to HAVEN!

  13. Suzi Moore says:

    I want to learn about Thrifty Shopping and Basic Design of a room. I read blogs that score major things at Thrift Stores and I have a harder time finding things – – need to look at things differently? I’d also be really excited to meet you!

  14. Oooh I would LOVE the chance to go! I want to hear about other blogger’s processes, problems, ideas, and goals!

  15. Would love a chance to win a ticket to meet more experienced bloggers and soak it all in!

  16. I would love the opportunity to be with so many inspirational women in one place!

  17. Wow I would love to win a ticket!! I am hoping to learn more about photographing for my blog and also just to meet some of my blogdols (that’s bloggy idols LOL!) Thanks!

  18. Jenny says:

    I would love to learn more DIY techniques! Plus meeting everyone participating would be awesome!

  19. Barbara Carroll says:


    It would be educational, inspiring, and so much fun to meet so many fabulous people!

  20. Michelle in Htown says:

    Blogging tips and ideas would be the best, since I’m relaunching my blog in 2012.

  21. Jenny says:

    Ooooohhh, I have already made my hotel reservations and requested the time off of work, so I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed this ticket!!

    What I am looking most forward to is meeting new bloggers like me. I expect I will be awestruck when I get to see my favorite bloggers in person, but new bloggers like me who can share tips and their own struggles with me will be invaluable.

  22. Hm, I just simply want to meet the A-list bloggers in the conference and learn how they balance life and blogging.

  23. Addison says:

    This would be my first conference and as a newbie blogger, I can’t even begin to pick just one thing to look forward to. I’m expecting to be completely overwhelmed with all the great info and hope to meet some fantastic people as well.

  24. Lauren says:

    I would love to be able to attend this conference! I started blogging, almost a year ago, and it would be a blessing to hear in person from some of my favorite bloggers on how to improve my blog, enhance my topics, and become better all around in creating a blog that would truly help and inspire others. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Finally a conference here on the East coast! woohoo! I think I would look forward to learning new things and being inspired by new ideas.

  26. Karen says:

    I’m in Atlanta and would love to attend!

  27. Claire Bingham says:

    Would love to pick all your brains about blogging and meet everyone in person! Thank you!

  28. I would LOVE to go to Haven! It would be so much fun to meet the bloggers whose blogs I read daily. :-)

  29. Alicia Appel says:

    I would go to learn more about blogging, but mostly to get new DIY tips and to meet those who personally inspire me to do it myself!!! Oh I would love to win this!

  30. Would love to learn more about blogging and meet some fabulous people!

  31. I would love to go! It would be great to participate in some of the tutorials, but honestly I’d just love to meet some of my favorite bloggers! You guys are such a refreshing part of my day full of inspiration and laughs. <3

  32. I would LOVE to attend! First to learn more awesome project ideas and to be around more creative people.

  33. Chrystal says:

    I want to be a better DIYer. I see all the great things that people do and sooo want to be able to do it too. Atlanta is close to home, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Carrie says:

    Meeting various bloggers!!

  35. Elizabeth P. says:

    I’d love to go hang out with a ton of people who get excited over typeface, paint techniques, and new uses for paper towel tubes!

  36. Doris says:

    Oh wow. This would be fun. Imagine meeting the brains behind all these blogs. Please pick me.

  37. Melissa says:

    I would love to get the opportunity to learn more about DIYing with wood and paint. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  38. Aubrey says:

    I want in on the slipcover session. But that’s just the first thing that comes to mind. I could pretty much be in my own personal 7th heaven doing any and all of it!

  39. Beth Norwood says:

    WOW! This would be a dream for me! I’ve put all inner passions for creating a “HAVEN” on the back burner since having triplets 4 years ago. I am now back to a place where I can start creating the home I’ve always wanted for my family. This would not only be a dream to meet all of the amazing bloggers I follow- but it would be uninterrupted time to focus on my passion for interiors!

  40. Michelle says:

    I think this is a wonderful idea for a conference. The chance to meet all my favorite bloggers that I follow each day. I hope I win!

  41. Peggy says:

    I am not a blog writer just a DIY blog junkie! Sounds like such a unique experience. Would love to see the faces behind the blogs!

  42. ATLKristen says:

    would love to meet some of my fav bloggers

  43. Beth F. says:

    This conference sounds awesome!

  44. Carolyn says:

    I would Love Love LOVE to go to Haven— not only to see all my famous blogger “friends” but also to get re-motivated for all things blogging and crafting.

  45. Liz says:

    i would like to meet all the wonderful bloggers and learn some new DIY tricks as well. visiting Atlanta will be fun too!

  46. My favorite part of any conference is DOING. I love getting hands on!

  47. Ann W says:

    I’d love to attend the workshops to hear some special experiences of the other bloggers. Ann

  48. Brianna says:

    Um what would I not look forward to?! I guess the most would be learning to take my blog to the next level.

    I was actually talking about going to Haven with my husband this evening when I scrolling through my reader and catching up on posts I spotted this! I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

  49. definitely interested in upgrading my DIY skills and just being immersed in all the haven home goodness

  50. Amanda C says:

    Oh Please! Oh please! Oh please! I would love to meet my favorite blogger! I would also love to find out some DIY secrets!!! PLEASE!!!!

  51. Heather G says:

    It would be fantastic to meet the wonderful ladies of blogland!

  52. Kelly says:

    I want to learn how to start my blog up and be a better DIYer!

  53. Caroline says:

    I would love to come to Haven! I want to learn DIY skills and to be a better blogger! And getting to meet some amazing people would be a plus too!

  54. Bre says:

    I want to meet John and Sherry and you of course!

  55. I’d love to meet all of you lovely ladies and learn some blogging secrets from the best bloggers… you have some, right? :)

  56. Christina says:

    I want to meet the awesome people I follow and become a better DIYer and help me with my blog, cuz I stink at my own :( LOL!!

  57. Judy says:

    Oh…I need this! I would love to meet the blog ladies in person! I have so many favorites who will be there. Plus, I am on my “second” career after a layoff earlier this year. Oh…I need this!

  58. Laura says:

    I want to go! I am new to bloggong and would love to get inspiration, feedback, advice etc. I think it will be fun and it close to home!

  59. Alicia C. says:

    I would soooooo loooove to meet my favorite bloggers which have my sense of humor and to learn new skills. I would like to prove to all of my family members that I can be creative.

  60. This is amazing! I would have to say – inspiration! I want to take my house to the next level!

  61. I would love to learn some great lighting tips and tricks when taking pictures of my diy projects.

  62. Laura says:

    Haven, would love to learn more DIY skills and hear the speakers. What a treat that would be after finishing teaching for the year.

  63. Gwyn G says:

    Your blog has been an inspiration for a lot of projects to beautify my home. Love the ideas you have and would love to learn more DIY secrets at Haven! Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. Kelly W. says:

    *Fingers crossed* I hope I win!!!

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