Have you ever been to a blogging conference? I’ve been to quite a few, each one being better than the one before in terms of people, product, and things learned. This year the Haven Conference was no exception! Steve and I attended together this year and were thrilled to represent Delta Faucet as their official correspondents. We’re excited to share everything we experienced. . . which we completely owe to Delta. They provided us with an amazing conference we’ll never be able to replicate!
Thursday night we were invited to a mixer co-hosted by Delta and Home Depot. We were picked up in a towncar at our condo – yes I said towncar! – and escorted to the mixer in style. As soon as we walked in, we got to learn about some of Delta’s Home Depot exclusive products:
- Everly™ Two Handle Widespread Lavatory Faucet
- Dominic® Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser
- Sanbourne™ Slow-Close/Quick-Release Nightlight Seat
You are probably reading that last item and thinking, “did she say nightlight toilet seat?” Why yes, I did!
This is the coolest toilet seat ever, and something you don’t really know you need until you are crawling to use the restroom in the middle of the night with no light. It’s perfect for littles and potty training, too!
But back to the party.
The room was hoppin’, with tons of food and drinks. Everyone was having a great time and it was wonderful connecting with bloggers I haven’t seen in a long time . . . and others I’ve never actually gotten to meet in person!
There were games – because everyone in the south loves cornhole. I didn’t know this until I moved to the south (and it’s not as easy as it looks, by the way).
And because Delta is a most generous sponsor . . . and Home Depot is too . . . they had amazing gift bags and cookies!
Hannah (who represents Delta) and I decided to do our best “Vanna” impersonation. Would you like a gift bag?
The night ended with music, a few words from Whitney at Home Depot, and a drawing from Delta for their featured goodies. While I didn’t win anything that night, never fear – I’m going to have a review of their amazing products up on this site very soon. Once you go Delta, you never go back!
We were whisked back home last night and got plenty of night’s sleep for the next two days of the conference. You can see a complete schedule of the classes here, if you want to know what you can learn at Haven. I actually spoke both Friday and Saturday on “Harnessing the Power of Social Media.” It was SO fun!
Besides classes, we visited all of the sponsor booths to check them out. Here are some highlights.
We learned about a new app called DIYZ and hung out with MC Hammer at the Scotch Command Strip booth.
We made coloring pages with Cricut, which is completely AWESOME. I’m a huge adult coloring fan, and was so impressed that their machines could draw coloring pages! We also connected with our friends Allison and Katie at the Frog Tape booth. If you are looking for THE painter’s tape, it’s Frog Tape!
At the Kreg booth, we shared how DIY products make us feel.
We learned about color trends at the BEHR booth. Colors are my favorite. And trends. So I loved this board!
We got REALLY excited at the Buddy Rhodes booth when they showed us how to make these little concrete vessels. In a lot of colors and patterns.
And if that weren’t enough, we made a Pokemon with Quikcrete, AND saw the Death Star! It was truly an amazing conference!
I wish I could say that was all we did, but there’s entirely too much to type. Thanks to Delta, our Haven Conference was one of our favorite blogging experiences to date! If you’d like to read more about others’ experiences at Haven, please go here.
A HUGE shoutout and “thank you” to Delta Faucets for treating us like royalty. We couldn’t have asked for more. Learn all about Delta and keep up with their latest products on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube!
Disclosure: We partnered with Delta Faucet to attend Haven Conference at be their official representative. All opinions are 100% mine!