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. oooh, there would be so many things I’d be looking forward to. I’d love some blogging tips….or power tool tips! Hope I can find the time and budget to go! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  2. Kathy says:

    Just breaking into the biz, so would love to learn from all the professionals out there. What a great place to surround myself with the best of the best!

  3. Traci says:

    I would look forward to all that and more. Meeting the featured bloggers would be a thrill and I can only imagine all the helpful info on blogging that will be available at Haven. Wish me luck.

  4. Angela Hill says:

    OH MY!!! I’d kill for this opportunity! Almost literally!! To be a better blogger or just to feel like I was one at all would work for me, but to be able to meet all of these wonderful people that I feel like I’ve come to know and love dearly would probably be the best part of the whole experience!!

  5. Ivy says:

    I would look forward to learning more about DIY…. what are the essential tools and what brands are better for which application… and how to clear space to work while living in a condo in a rainy locale! lol

  6. Sherry says:

    This would be a dream come true!!
    I’d love to hear & learn from the pros!

  7. Julie says:

    Omgosh!!! Would absolutely love!

  8. Angie M. says:

    I love to DIY, so would love to learn tips from the pros. I’m also considering starting a blog in the new year, so would love some information on that as well. Thanks for the opportunity!

  9. Sweet – would LOVE to go to Haven! Would love some bloggy tips but I think the best would be finally meeting some fellow bloggers in person.

  10. Ingrid says:

    Haven sounds like a ton of educational fun! I’d love to go!!

  11. Yo! I’d love ta go!
    But I’m lo’
    in da’ cash flo’
    If I win ya kno’
    I’d go fo’ sho’!

    Hahaha! I’d love to join all ‘a yall lovely bloggers at Haven…if fact, If I were to win, I’d split it with my friend, Amy of The Salvage Collections so we could both afford to go! We’ve talked about it, but, you know how that goes…. I’d love to meet ALL of my online peeps… Cuz If I became a better DIYer, then I’d loose fodder for my posts… hahaha!!!

  12. Rhonda says:

    I have been dreaming of attending Haven since the first announcement. I’d love to learn tricks of the trade for home DIY projects (like knocking down walls… eek!). Right now those types of projects scare me!

  13. Donna says:

    Oh, I’d love to mix and mingle with other bloggers and soak up some of their creative juices!

  14. Sarah says:

    Your timing couldn’t be more perfect! I just put the tickets on my Christmas wish list to hubby, but he informed me that my gift was already purchased. I’m looking forward to the entire experience – the workshops will be oh-so helpful, & meeting all of my fav bloggers will be a real treat; but I most look forward to learning how to be a better/more consistent blogger (a tough one for me). I’ll be there with or without the winning ticket, but a winning ticket would make the experience so much more exciting!

  15. Cheri says:

    Wow, I’d love to learn from all of these ladies! They are all so inspirational, fun, and genuine. (and in my own neck of the woods!) It’s so exciting!

  16. Sharon says:

    There are so many things I’d look forward to. The first is simply meeting all of the bloggers who got me hooked on decorating and get my DIY creative juices flowing. The second is to pick up great tips. I’m honestly happiest when decorating or going about a DIY project, so I think it would be heaven to be in an environment with other people who feel the same. Especially other ladies… all my girl friends think I’m crazy for turning my pantry into a tool shed and can’t understand how I can gaze at my drill set with such passion!

  17. Gosh,I would just love to mix and mingle with fabulous home bloggers to soak up as much inspiration and knowledge as I can!! So much to learn about blogging and I would love to get better! Thanks for hosting, Kate!

  18. Katie Richards says:

    Like so many others, I’d love a chance to meet all the bloggers I feel like I already know (thanks to the magic of the Internet).

  19. a weekend away with kindred spirits. . .sounds like “Haven” to me :) Thanks for the opportunity to win. . how generous!!

  20. Tracey says:

    I want to attend this conference to meet all of these creative inspirational bloggers I admire so much- especially my Centsational Girl!! I would also hope to improve my own DIY skills!!!

  21. claire rose says:

    Aside from meeting all of you lovelies, I’d be tickled to learn the ins and outs of growing my blog!! Thanks for the fab giveaway!!

  22. Heather H says:

    I’d be over the moon! So many creative minds to pick!

  23. Robbon says:

    Oh me oh my! What a delight! I would love to go and meet all kinds of lovely ladies and be inspired by a breath of fresh air. It is wonderful to be around other people who share the same passion to make life more fun! I’d be honored to go and just soak it up!!! To be recharged! ahhhhh

  24. Molly B says:

    I would love to go to Haven to learn some new things for our home. . .I am bored with what I know and I need inspiration. PLUS, my bestie just moved to Atlanta, so I could visit with her and her family!
    Thank you!

  25. Miranda says:

    I just started blogging, but I would love to see what conference has to offer and what the possibilities for my blog could be. I’d love to get MORE creative juices flowing! I’ve never been to Atlanta, but would love to go. Thanks for the opportunity!

  26. Jenny says:

    I would love to go to become a better blogger and to learn ways to balance family, a part-time job and developing my blog! It seems when something gets added to the mix the blog falls to the wayside even though it is one of my favorite things to do!

  27. Pam says:

    I want to learn something new, learn from the pros!!!!

  28. Andrea says:

    tips on translating creative skills into a moneymaking business!

  29. Natalya says:

    I am just starting blogging and would love to learn how to grow my blog. Most importantly would like to meet the amazing DIYers, get inspired and soak up all of your tips and creativity!!! Thank you for hosting such wonderful giveaway!

  30. Shana says:

    I would love to find the courage to start a blog in 2012 and I can’t think of a better place to find it than at the Haven Conference!

  31. Lisa says:

    I’m addicted to DIY blogs; and I would LOVE to attend the How-To worshops to learn more

  32. Kate says:

    I’d love to learn about better ways to present content and soak up all of the greatness of the other bloggers who attend and are presenting!

  33. Karin Niece says:

    Looking forward to all of it, never heard of the Haven conference until a few weeks ago really hoping I win so I can go experience the whole thing! Happy Holidays!

  34. There are soooooooo many things I would love to do. Here’s a list in no particular order. 1. Get some blogging tips 2. LEARN some things in workshops. 3. Get DIY tips 4. Get decorating tips 5. Meet some bloggers whom I love from afar. 6. Have a getaway from home.

  35. I am definitely looking forward to meeting some great bloggers and also learning a little more about being a DIY blogger. It isn’t really my main niche but I love to DIY around the house and would love to get some INSPIRATION for my home! :)

  36. Paula says:

    The thing I’d enjoy most about the conference would be meeting bloggers from all over the country.

  37. Darla says:

    What a lovely giveaway. Time away and with new friends! I’d love the chance to learn to improve the look of my blog and my photos. Here’s to all the hopefuls.

  38. Meeting all my new bloggy friends!

  39. Kathryn says:

    I would love some blogging tips, learning how to add blogging to the rest of the business responsibilities to keep the business running smoothly & profitably. Also would love to meet the DIY bloggers!

  40. Are you kidding? I would LOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE to go. When I first saw it announced, I asked my husband if I could go! I am dying to meet you and all the other really great bloggers IRL! Please, please, please pick me! :)

    Thanks for hosting!

  41. Kelly F. says:

    I would LOVE to meet John & Sherry from Young House Love!! Reading your (and their) blogs has inspired me to stretch my DIY skills and tackle projects I never dreamed of before.

  42. I want to go to this so bad! We can’t afford it unless I win. I’d love to meet some of my blogging buddies and favorite bloggers in person!

  43. annie says:

    i would love to be in the midst of all this DIY-greatness in one beautiful place…i’d be ooooo-zing and ahhhh-ing with inspiration & awe!

  44. Tasha says:

    I’m new to DIY projects and I’m hooked on refinishing furniture – would love to know how to do it just a bit better & need some painting tips! Everyone is sooo creative, I need that creativity to rub off on me! :)

  45. Stewart says:

    Just bought my first house so would love to become a better DIYer to make it more homey.

  46. Ruth says:

    I would love to meet some of the bloggers that I follow, to be inspired by all that creativity, and to hopefully pick up some new skills! Plus, it’s always fun to get away for a little fun!

  47. I am looking forward to all the DIY workshops! Power tools and photography tips, oh my!

  48. Wow…it is all right up my alley!!! I would love love love to meet some of the lovely ladies whos blogs I read and any tip at all on any topic I would surely welcome! I would move mountains in oder to attend!

  49. brandi says:

    I am so excited that the conference will be held here in Atlanta! I would love to win a ticket and gain some blogging tips, while hanging out with fellow bloggers!

  50. Monica says:

    I love the idea of this conference & am excited about meeting some of the bloggers my hubby says I talk about like they’re my BFF’s:) I can’t wait to soak up the knowledge & inspiration from everything presented there!

  51. Connie says:

    I would really enjoy the workshops. I dabble with projects at home and sometimes feel held back by not having the right tools or techniques so it would be great to learn from people who’ve managed through all those experiences.

  52. The blogger networking for sure! Learning some awesome DIY stuff too would be awesome! I need to start making personal connections with other bloggers if I want to take my lil’blog to the next level.

  53. Danielle D says:

    I think I’d most love the inspiration I’d get listening to my favorite bloggers and more motivation to complete my DIY projects.

  54. Delia says:

    Would love to learn some more diy tips and also the chance to get to meet some of my favorite bloggers:-)

  55. Meeting my favorite bloggers would definitely top the list!

  56. I have to admit I want to go for the mingling. I’d love to meet in person the bloggers I’ve come to know virtually. Improving my DIY & blogging skills would just be icing!

  57. Jacqueline says:

    I’d love to get the scoop on blogging that is related to design, DIY, and crafting. Plus it would be fun to meet the speakers in my hometown.

  58. I’d say growing my blog and mingling would be at the top of my list!!

  59. cassie says:

    well after moving, i really can’t afford the tickets, or hotel, but a friend has already asked me to come and stay with her…. so if i can get there and get tickets that would be amazing. of course i am looking forward to the substance, but mostly i would be looking forward to meeting friends in person…. all the people that i have connected with over the last two years. i would love to give them all hugs in person!

  60. Marilyn Holwell says:

    Ideas ! Ideas ! and more Ideas ! Not to mention mingling with all the bloggers.
    What an amazing event to be a part of….

  61. Rachele Slotman says:

    I definitely want to learn some new handy-woman skills and DIY tricks!

  62. Whitney says:

    Oh this would be amazing! The DIY classes are calling my name

  63. Mary says:

    I would love to go to the conference to learn some new DIY skills. Maybe it would speed up the house decorating!

  64. Amy A. says:

    I would be excited to meet ALL of you and watch you in action!

  65. Adrienne says:

    I would love to network with other DIY bloggers and learn some new DIY skills. What an opportunity to socialize, I feel like I don’t get nearly enough of that.

  66. Jackie says:

    I am most excited to meet other home and DIY bloggers. I have followed many of the speaker’s blogs well before I wrote my own. I think this will be such an inspirational conference. Hoping to win a ticket, so we can buy another ticket for my hubby (and my personal blog tech guru and partner in DIY).

  67. Michelle Szumsky says:

    Wow…..Haven! I would LOVE to attend the HAVEN conference. While intimidated by some of the projects I see posted, creating DIY projects and blogging about them to people who care is my dream and learning new technical skills (I’m getting my first sander for x-mas) while being inspired by the surroundings would be an experience of a life time. I can only say that it would be like going to the best rock show ever!

  68. Cathy says:

    I’d love to hear all of the speakers and see how they grew their blogs!

  69. Christine says:

    I am most excited about hearing John & Sherry from Young House Love! But I’m almost equally as excited about meeting all of the bloggers and the workshops that are planned!

  70. Kellie says:

    Sounds like a wonderful trip!

  71. Amanda says:

    I would LOVE to go. I really want to grow my blog. (I currently only have 4 followers. My Mom doesn’t even follow me!) I think Haven would be so beneficial in learning the skills to take my blog to the next level. I’d also like to learn more about photography and DIY!! So its a win-win!!

  72. Hi Kate,
    I’m not sure what I would look forward to the most…meeting all the wonderful bloggers who will be attending, or the great DIY classes planned for the event. I think meeting everyone will be the best part. No, the classes are the best part. AGHHHH, I can’t choose. :)

  73. Shelley says:

    This sounds like a ton of fun! I currently have a blog I’ve dabbled with here and there over the last year or so. Sadly, I’ve tried to come up with different directions to take it and have had a real problem narrowing it down. I love DIY projects and have a great time sharing my projects with friends and family as gifts! I’d love to take my blog and use it as an avenue for my creativity. We are in the process of moving into a “new” mid-century house and know I’ll have plenty of projects to last a long time!
    Amanda: Wish you had put your blog in your comment! I’d love to see it!
    Wish you all good luck!

  74. Steph says:

    That would be such a wonderful Christmas present! I haven’t bought a ticket because it seemed irresponsible to spend that much on myself when our third baby is due next week, but I would LOVE to go. I’m dying to meet Ana White!

  75. Anne says:

    I want to start a blog. Going to Haven would be a great learning experience and a place to meet like-minded interesting people.

  76. I would most look forward to spending time with my best friend & networking with all of you lovely bloggers. Unfortunately, financial constraints probably mean I won’t be attending unless I win a ticket. I would love to meet you and the YHL crew and a ton of my other faves!

  77. Kim says:

    i would love to meet John and Sherry (plus the other awesome bloggers that will be there). I think it would be a great way to network and learn more about blogging. I would LOVE to attend. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  78. Betsy says:

    I would love to learn more DIY skills! Plus meeting all the bloggers would be fantastic!!

  79. Alissa says:

    I would love to network with all my favorite bloggers and see the speakers.

  80. Lani says:

    I would really love to go!! I want to meet you and all the other wonderful bloggers out there!

  81. Dawn says:

    I would love to be able to go and meet some of my favorite bloggers! And to hear John and Sherry talk would be amazing! Hope I win!! :)

  82. ’cause I wanna meet Kate and Sarah and Rhoda and Beth and Brittany and and and. Too many to mention!

    ’cause I’ve been blogging for 2+ years and haven’t met a blogger IRL.

  83. Crystal says:

    Would love to learn how to get started in DIY!

  84. Definitely learning more DIY skills! I’m so impressed by what all of you can do.

  85. Dana says:

    Power Tools for Divas! My New Year’s Resolution is to learn how to use the “big guns!”

  86. Jen says:

    I really want to go to Haven and meet all the wonderful ladies that I read about daily!


  87. Jill says:

    I would love to meet Kate and John and Sherry, especially since I read their blogs every day and they feel like family – or maybe old friends. I bought a 1040’s bungalow last summer and am trying to DIY my house on a teacher’s salary. As a single woman, I’m realizing there’s a lot to learn. This would be such a wonderful gift – to me. (since I’ve bought everyone else’s gifts)

  88. Michelle says:

    What a great experience this would be! I’d love to soak up the atmosphere, the creative energy, the spirit of getting things done! Improving my skills would be at the top of my list. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  89. Sarah says:

    My husband and I recently bought our first house and it’s ginormous…we got a real steal in this market! I love your blog and started using it to get ideas for our home. I’m thrifty and somewhat creative and just started my adventure in DIY projects and great thrift store treasures. I would love to go to this conference since I’m an Atlanta native and could learn a lot from these wonderful people. Blessings to you and your family this Christmas!

  90. Nicole Greenhalgh says:

    I so want to be a better DIYer-I check out this blog everyday and your blog buddies each week and I’m so impressed with everyone’s skills and creativeness! My husband would love it too if I knew what I was getting myself into before I committed myself (and him) to the next new project. Plus I live in Atlanta so I’ll be here…just need a ticket!

  91. Angela L says:

    Those all sound like my reasons why! I would love to attend the workshops though, I need to rein in my inspiration!

  92. lisa says:

    oh! i’d love to go to be inspired in blogging and in diy!

  93. Kelly Proctor Tooley says:

    How exciting!! Would love to be able to meet DIY super heroes!

  94. Kerri says:

    I am really hoping to go to Haven, but haven’t bought my ticket yet. The reason I want to go so badly is that I don’t live in an area where there’s opportunities to meet and network with other home bloggers IRL. I can’t imagine the how exciting one of these conferences must be with all that creativity and intelligence in one room! I’d LOVE to meet you guys and hear about your success stories! ~Kerri, A Pop of Pretty, apopofpretty.com

  95. I would love to go! I’m a brand new blogger and would love to learn from the experts!

  96. I’ve always wanted to go to a blogging conference! More than anything, I want to meet all the fabulous bloggers that I’ve come to admire, and just soak up all the knowledge floating there!

  97. Sarah says:

    I would love to attend all the DIY classes and be around more DIY and design bloggers. DC has a pretty strong fashion and beauty blog network, but other than Apartment Therapy meetups there aren’t many things for the design and (especially) the DIY crew. I’d love to hang out with more of my kind!

  98. Charlie says:

    I just put my first ad on my blog last night. I’m ready to take it to the next level and think Haven is the perfect start for me! I’d love to win!!!


  99. Vonda says:

    To meet some of you talented bloggers that I read daily AND to learn some new skills in the workshops.

  100. Niki kelly says:

    I could use some furniture painting pointers !!

  101. Natalie says:

    I would love to attend this conference to meet some great bloggers and learn how to step up my DIY skills!

  102. Kristen says:

    I would love to go to kickstart my blogging and get some great DIY tips!

  103. Emily says:

    I would love to go to Haven and I look forward to hearing John and Sherry speak!

  104. tara says:

    I’m a GEORGIA girl….and a blogger and a DIYer.

    I’m in Athens, GA, which is an easy HOUR from ATL…….

    pick me! pick me!!

  105. Tricia says:

    I would love to have an opportunity to go. It may give me the encouragement to open up my blog to the public, not just family and friends!

  106. Annie W says:

    I would love to attend so I can learn to be a better DIYer!!

  107. Audrey says:

    I’m from Atlanta and would love to learn how to add personality to my website while getting to visit my family!

  108. Chelsie says:

    More DIY ideas!!!

  109. Nel says:

    i would love to meet all of the wonderful bloggers and get more diy tips!

  110. Molly says:

    I would be thrilled to win and attend Haven! Connecting with other bloggers would be the best part.

  111. Heather says:

    Some fantastic ideas! I love to DIY, but am not very good at it.

  112. Regina Mize says:

    I was thrilled to hear about the Haven Conference and to see the fabulous lineup of DIY an blogging sessions. I am in the process of designing my new DIY blog and am looking forward to learning how to successfully grow my blog in the future.

  113. MJ says:

    I’d love to go to see my favorite bloggers!! I imagine it will be a fabulous conference full of inspiration!

  114. Jessica says:

    Would love to attend, learn from all of the featured bloggers/diy’ers and see my heroes: John and Sherry!

  115. Dani says:

    I’d love to meet some of my favorite bloggers in person.

  116. Rachel says:

    I’d love to go to Haven! It would be so awesome to see some of my favorite bloggers IRL and to learn some great DIY tips!

  117. I’m looking forward to John and Sherry and all the other fabulous bloggers for sure!!!

  118. Alecia says:

    I would love to go and actually meet some of the many bloggers I read daily! I live here in Atlanta too, so this would be perfect!

  119. susan says:

    DIY projects would be on my agenda…would love to go :)

  120. Miranda says:

    I would simply love to learn more about the world of blogging and some new DIY tips!

  121. Janelle says:

    I would LOVE to get up close to more DIY projects! It would be absolutely dreamy to pick the brains of the DIY bloggers that I love!

  122. I have a small blog so I would love to get a mix of blog tips plus DIY info! Thanks for the opportunity!

  123. Alison says:

    I’m most looking forward to the session on using power tools safely!

  124. Adrienne says:

    I just bought a little home on the Jersey Shore and it’s a blank canvas with no furniture and white walls. I’d love to work on my DIY skills and bring them home with me to decorate and furnish my new little place. Haven’t bought a ticket yet, cause finances are a little tight, but would love to go.

  125. Mailyn says:

    We live in an older home, and need SERIOUS help to becoming better DIY’ers. I love reading YHL blog, the house they are in now has nearly the same layout of our home and some of the same issues they are dealing with.

  126. Amy says:

    It’s hard to pick just one! I think it would have to be meeting some of my favorite bloggers in person.

  127. April says:

    I’m looking forward to the workshops and meeting all my favorite bloggers!!! :)

  128. Amy says:

    I am not currently a blogger, just a big fan of blogs and someone who likes to write….so I’d love to be inspired to jump into the world blogging at Haven.

  129. hannah v says:

    I would love to be a more skilled DIYer!

  130. Amber says:

    I would love to see/meet some of the bloggers on my reading list and learn more about the blogging world.

  131. keegan says:

    would love to meet my favorite bloggers!!

  132. Missy says:

    I would LOVE to go to the conference to 1.) meet so many of my blogger friends that are so close to my heart that I’ve never gotten to meet, 2.) to learn more ways to improve my blog and 3) just to hang out and soak up some new DIY skills and have girl time!
    Winning a ticket will be the only chance I’ll have to get to go too, so this would be amazing to win!

  133. Stephanie says:

    I would love to attend to improve my DIY Skills!

  134. Katie says:

    I am a new blogger and HAVEN would be my first blogger conference! So excited to meet fellow DIY bloggers, improve my lacking photography skills and learn the ropes from the experts! (Oh, and meet John and Sherry from Young House Love!!)

  135. Kelly G says:

    If I win I would be most excited about the photography sessions and to see John and Sherry (love those two!) Ohhhh I hope I win!!

  136. Michelle says:

    Would love everything about being at the Haven Conference! Dream trip!

  137. Oh, I’d love so much to win a ticket to Haven! I’d be most excited about meeting all my bloggy friends and heros. Thanks for the giveaway!

  138. Susan S says:

    I would love to attend to learn more about DIY projects and blogging!

  139. Kristin says:

    I have to confess, the part I’m most looking forward to is HANDS DOWN meeting my blogger “friends.” Almost all of my read-every-day-buddies will be there.

  140. Sherry says:

    I would absolutely fall to pieces if I could go to the Haven Conference. Being a brand new Blogger I need to hone my Blog Design and Post Design skills…so that would be the one thing…Blog Design!

  141. Ellen says:

    Meeting Centsational Girl in the flesh would probably be the highlight for me, not gonna lie :)

  142. Julie says:

    I would love the opportunity to go to the Haven conference. I just started a blog and hava a lot to learn. Also, LOVE all things DIY. Thanks for the opportunity!

  143. Kim says:

    I would LOVE to go to Haven! What a great opportunity to meet great bloggers and network with such talented people! Plus a trip to Atlanta would be fun!

  144. LKing says:

    I would love to get some pointers on how to improve my interior design website and blog! I love reading yours!

  145. Catherine says:

    I would LOVE to pick up some DIY skills I direly need! pick me!

  146. Courtney says:

    I would love the hands-on parts and learning to be a better, and more creative, DIY-er

  147. Leslie C. says:

    I need more help with my DIY skills!

  148. I would love to learn from skilled bloggers about blogging, juggling life, business & blogging AND meeting familiar faces & building community with like minded DIY’ers & bloggers!

  149. Staci says:

    I am entering this contest on behalf of my sister-in-law, who is passionate about interior design and new to the blogosphere. She would love to attend the HAVEN Conference to learn more DIY projects and to meet other creative, inspiring bloggers.

  150. Meg Stone says:

    I would love to get some more great DIY ideas! I’ve been following a few of the bloggers and have been inspired already!

  151. I’m new to the blogging world but not to the DIY world! I’m sure I’ll learn a great deal in all the sessions, but would most look forward to connecting with other bloggers, both those that I am already familiar with and those that I’m not, in person!

  152. Jackie says:

    This Mississippi girl would love to attend

  153. Carey Otto says:

    I would LOVE the chance to come and learn from all you amazing ladies! This would be such a treat for me! :) I want to know it all!! Thanks!

  154. Joy says:

    I would love to learn more about the blogging aspect! I have been doing the DIY stuff for about 20 years now :) Never to old to learn about new ideas and techniques!

  155. Elaine says:

    I would love to attend the beginner furniture painting and slipcover sessions. I am a DIY but would love to move it up a notch.

  156. Kathryn says:

    I want to meet all the bloggers that I see as superstars! Everything about HAVEN will be phenomenal, but just the chance to meet everyone would be the highlight! I especially would love to meet Beth from A2Z! I have followed her for so long and just grown to love the person she is! Thank you for this awesome opportunity!

  157. Susan says:

    I would love to know more about DIY furniture… repurposing, painting, styling cheapo furniture

  158. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to stalk…I mean meet…my favorite DIY bloggers!

  159. Sarah says:

    I want to attend all of the sessions! The DIY ones look great! Furniture painting, thrifty shopping, slip-covering! I also love the Young Love blog and I would love to see them speak! A ticket to this would be the BEST CHRISTMAS present ever!

  160. Cortney says:

    My sister and I are fairly new to the world of blogging. I’ve been reading them for what seems like ever, but we just started http://www.justkalirae.com in October. So I would LOVE to attend Haven to become a better blogger!

  161. Lori says:

    I’m a new blogger and I so want to meet (face to face), some of the wonderful people I have cyber met! I’m a southern girl (in CA at the moment) and I would love the trip home too!

  162. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to attend this conference!! I think the hands-on sessions might be my favorite part…but honestly it all sounds so great!

  163. Gosh! I would LOVE to go to the Haven Conference! I really would love to become a better DIY blogger….and meet all of the DIY bloggers I adore, of course. :)

  164. conny says:

    Hoping to meet up with some of my favorite diy bloggers!

  165. Tracy K says:

    I want to learn how to grow my brand new blog & to take better pics. Crossing my fingers for this one! Thank you.

  166. Kimberly says:

    I would love to attend Haven so that I can take some time to actually do hands on stuff, other than just “pinning” and bookmarking things to do “someday.” Thanks for such a great giveaway!!!

  167. Katy says:

    Learn more about the computer side of blogging – oh and to meet fabulous bloggers!!

  168. Haley says:

    The people!

  169. Lilysusana says:

    I’ve discovered the world of DIY blogs while working at a job that allows me to peak at the internet from time to time. I feel like I’ve entered a world I didn’t know exists. The blogs and ideas get me so excited to do things I haven’t done in a long time. The Haven Conference will be a great way to immerse myself in a gigantic bath of inspiration!

  170. Julie says:

    I’d love to learn how to make my projects look more professional and to embrace all the networking opportunities. The bloggers seem so amazing online so it would be great to meet them in person.

  171. Andrea says:

    I would love to attend and hear John & Sherry speak love their blog! Sounds like it’s going to be an amazing conference!

  172. Sara says:

    I would love to sit in on the seminars.

  173. shannon says:

    I would love to learn how to make my blog more ‘visually exciting’ {ie photoshop techniques, etc} and of course, I want to actually MEET all the great bloggers!!

  174. Laurie says:

    I’ve been looking at a few of these blogging conferences and I really, really want to go… I need to be a better blogger. :)


  175. Kristen T says:

    My goal in January is to finally start my blog that I have been dreaming about! So if I could pick up a few tips on blogging and how to take great pictures I would be one happy lady! Thanks for this great giveaway.

  176. Angela says:

    Hard to decide what I am most looking forward to but meeting bloggers I admire from afar would be one of the top reasons!

  177. I would absolutely LOVE to meet all of my fellow bloggers in real life! I’ve established some wonderful connections through my blog and it would be nice to finally put some faces to names.

    Plus, I’d love to see the YHL keynote. *fingers crossed*

    Michelle from The236.net

  178. Amanda says:

    I would love to meet some of my favorite bloggers and learn some skills to improve my own blogging!

  179. my goal is to figure out how to balance non blog stuff with blog efforts.

  180. Kathleen says:

    I would love to meet all the bloggers that are friends in my head. And I live in ATL so travel expenses would be nothing!

  181. Bonnie says:

    I would really like to learn more about growing my blog. I am an avid DIYer but am still learning how to share my projects with the online community. I am also a full time (a.k.a. poor) graduate student so would love to win this giveaway.

  182. Spring says:

    Looking for a creative, inspiring getaway!

  183. Debbie says:

    I would love to learn how to make blogging my full time profession. I would love to learn how to gain readership and appeal to others like myself so that I can make this what I do!

  184. Elz says:

    Oh Glory I want this giveaway so bad!!! I want to go to Haven and absorb everything. See the people I’ve been reading about, learn how to be better and more like them, etc!!

  185. Sarah Knudsen says:

    I would love to go to Haven. I don’t have a blog – yet, but I love reading them!

  186. Andrea says:

    I would LOVE to go to Haven and beef up on my DIY skills. Fingers crossed! :)

  187. Helena says:

    What I’d look forward to the most is meeting all the other bloggers!

  188. Eleana says:

    I would LOVE to go to Haven to learn how I can better utilize by blog and to reach more readers. Plus I can’t wait to learn some new DIY projects!

  189. meghan says:

    I’m hoping all of ya’lls talent will rub off on me!

  190. Bee says:

    I would love to go and be surrounded by other bloggers and crazy DIYers like myself- this would be awesome to win a ticket and make it down there!!

  191. Diane says:

    I’m a new blogger and would love some tips on how to make the most of it! Also, always looking for more great DIY tips. Sounds like an all around fantastic conference… crossing my fingers!

  192. Eileen says:

    I would love to up my skills in the DIY department!

  193. Amanda says:

    I am DYING to attend Haven! I’ve really been wanting to learn more about turning my blog into a business and the mechanics of things, so I would love to soak up as much information as possible!

  194. Rachel says:

    I love DIY and the hands-on workshops sound like so much fun. But mostly, I want to be surrounded by all of that inspiration.

  195. Bri says:

    I am definitely most looking forward to mingling with my favorite bloggers!

  196. Sarah says:

    The think I would love the most is meeting all the other bloggers in PERSON!

  197. angela jennings says:

    I would love to meet all of the bloggers I have been following! I would love love love to go to the conference!

  198. Dee M says:

    I would love to be inspired by not only the bloggers, but all of the other women interested in DIY and Home Decor. Sign me up!

  199. amy w. says:

    Yes, please! Oh, I would love to attend and to become a better DIYer. Thanks so much!

  200. Tara Angus says:

    Oh Yes PLEASE! I would love to attend to meet some of my DIY blog heros. Does it get any better than that?!?!

  201. Dawn J. says:

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

  202. Patti T says:

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

  203. 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.

  204. 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.

  205. Natalie P. says:

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

  206. Pam says:

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

  207. Laura Beth says:

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

  208. 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…

  209. 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 ! :)

  210. 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 :)

  211. 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!!!

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

  213. 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!

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

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

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

  217. 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!

  218. Jenny says:

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

  219. Barbara Carroll says:


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

  220. Michelle in Htown says:

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

  221. 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.

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

  223. 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.

  224. 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!

  225. 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.

  226. Karen says:

    I’m in Atlanta and would love to attend!

  227. Claire Bingham says:

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

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

  229. 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!

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

  231. 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

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

  233. 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!

  234. Carrie says:

    Meeting various bloggers!!

  235. 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!

  236. Doris says:

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

  237. Melissa says:

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

  238. 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!

  239. 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!

  240. 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!

  241. 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!

  242. ATLKristen says:

    would love to meet some of my fav bloggers

  243. Beth F. says:

    This conference sounds awesome!

  244. 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.

  245. 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!

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

  247. Ann W says:

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

  248. 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.

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

  250. 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!!!!

  251. Heather G says:

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

  252. Kelly says:

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

  253. 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!

  254. Bre says:

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

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

  256. 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!!

  257. 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!

  258. 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!

  259. 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.

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

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

  262. 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.

  263. 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!

  264. Kelly W. says:

    *Fingers crossed* I hope I win!!!

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