What happens when hundreds of décor-obsessed do-it-yourselfers converge in one location for 48 hours?
No one knows! It’s never been done before! (Although something tells me the Crowne Plaza in Atlanta is getting a fresh coat of paint and some updated wall art.)
I’m attending the first-ever Haven Conference for DIY and home décor bloggers this June, which means I’ve got just over two months to grow out my eyebrows, lose my Fargo-esque Midwestern accent, and…oh, I don’t know…maybe actually blog about a home-related project or two?
Lately, my most common DIY projects are taping Kate’s artwork to the fridge and changing the toilet paper roll, but some of you may remember that I actually started as a home décor blogger. I’ve always loved decorating and organization, and while I may not blog about it as much now as I used to, it’s still a very present part of my life.
That said, here’s the deal: I’m afraid I’m going to arrive at Haven and they’re going to kick me out.
“Mom Blogger!” they’ll yell as they chase me out of the Crowne Plaza with their paint rollers and power drills.
“WINO!” one (or several) of them will yell—at which point I’ll stop running, turn to look, thinking someone just offered me wine, and I’ll get maced in the face with a can of spray paint.
This is how it all plays out in my head when I find the time to blog and chose to write about Kate singing her ABCDs instead of this totally awesome desk I refinished last summer that’s just begging to see the light of the internet. (Not to mention the updates I’ve made to the room it’s now sitting in that I haven’t photographed since 2008.)
This is what happens when you get knocked up, people.
Correction: This is what happens when I get knocked up. Everyone else is still a home décor blogging rockstar. I am now a potty-training and nutrition obsessed parent who still fluffs her 64 throw pillows and reorganizes the Tupperware drawer when the lids get a little unruly…I just can’t be bothered to take pictures of any of it.
Well that’s about to change!
I have all sorts of home-related posts I’ll be publishing between now and June so they don’t kick me out when I arrive at Haven. And you know that cute little offspring I like to blame for turning me into a Mommy? She’s moving to a “big girl room” soon which means…drumroll please….
TWO rooms to redecorate!
Stay tuned for the return of home decor, DIY projects, organization, and, of course, wine drinking while painting, on All Things G&D!
(You knew it was just a matter of time before it’d be back, right?)