Monday, October 24, 2011

Winners, Haven and Q & A!

Well hey there! I’m back with a quick post to announce a few goodies!

First of all – the winners of the last three giveaways! The lucky winners are:

- $75 to Attiser:  Samantha at Samanthacwatson (at) hotmail (dot) com
- $100 to Pick Your Plum:  Teri at kleinsmith5 (at) charter (dot) net
- $100 Lowe’s gift card from Hometalk:  Susan at splw222 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Congrats ladies! Please send me an email and I’ll get you hooked up with your fabulous stuff!

Next up, I wanted to let you know that this week I’ll be answering all of your burning DIY questions over at the True Value Facebook page:

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When you get over there, just click that little “Ask the Blog Squad” button and ask away! It’s a great opportunity to pick my brain…which can be a very dangerous thing. :) You can also see questions and answers from other Blog Squad Q and A’s as well!

Finally, we’ve got some awesomesauce stuff going on with the Haven Conference next summer:

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We’re SUPER thrilled to welcome some of our latest sponsors, like a little place you may know of:

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The Depot! Whoo!

We’ve secured a few other sponsors as well, and you can see them here. Many more are coming and we are so thrilled with the response!

Next up, the session topics have been ironed out and we are so excited to be able to share these with you! The conference is open to bloggers and DIYers alike– it doesn’t matter if you’re one or the other, (or both!) we think you’ll find it worthwhile!:

DIY track:

  • Brave it Off Auto: Photography Workshop
    Pimp Your Photos: Photo Editing and Styling
    Laminate, Wood, & MDF, OH MY: Furniture Painting Tips for Beginners
    Beyond the Basics: Advanced Furniture Painting Techniques
    Go Ahead & Let Your Slip Show: Basics of Slipcovering
    Frugally Fabu-less Decorating: Introduction to Thrifty Shopping
    Power Tools for Divas: An Introduction to how to properly and safely use power tools like a pro.
    Just Build It: Introduction to Carpentry and Woodworking with Ana White!
    Build-a-Room: Basics in Room Design

Blogging track:

  • I Like Big Blogs: Tips on Growing your Blog
    Meet Me at the Water Cooler: The Importance in Using Social Media
    Hobby Gone Wild: How to Take Your Blog from a Hobby to a Business
    Walking the Tightrope: How to Achieve Balance in Family & Blogging
    Show Me the Money: The Ins, Outs, and Ethics of Blog Advertising

We’re also pleased as punch to announce some of our speakers for the event! John and Sherry from Young House Love will be joining us, as well as the lovely Ana from Ana White and the dashing Rashon from Mr. Goodwill Hunting! I can’t wait to see them all myself. :)

We are SO excited and of course can’t wait to see all of YOU there as well!

Tickets are still available – click this box to find out more:

    haven conferenceWhew! So much fun I can barely stand it. ;)

    I’ll be back later tonight to show you the return of some of my little friends…any guesses?