Alexandra Evjen

AVE Styles

Alexandra Evjen is a fashion stylist turned lifestyle blogger for AVE Styles and a social media influencer with almost one million followers on Pinterest. She is listed as one of the top pinners to follow by Huffington Post, Business Insider, and InStyle. She was hand-selected by Pinterest to serve as one of 10 Pinterest Ambassadors in the United States to bring Pinterest knowledge back to her community. Alex has had the opportunity to work with power-house brands such as Coca-Cola, Revlon, American Express, Diet Coke, Glamour and Nordstrom to create and curate content for Pinterest. She has shared her Pinterest knowledge at notable blogging conferences such as Altitude Summit and Mom 2.0 Summit, and looks forward to sharing her Pinterest strategy with Haven.

WINNING PINTEREST STRATEGIES

Pinterest is the second largest source of referral traffic in the U.S. and the third largest social media tool in the world. There's no question that every business needs to have a presence on Pinterest and a strategy for how to get their business noticed in a sea of inspiration. Learn in-depth, effective strategies first-hand from Alex Evjen, a Pinterest influencer and content creator, who has not only grown her following to almost one million, but has organically grown other Pinterest accounts as well. Alex will share:

  • How to brand your business on Pinterest
  • How to grow your following
  • How to share your content effectively

Dan & Rachel

Blogging Concentrated

DAN†MORRIS Dan is the founder of Blogging Concentrated, a global training and development company for Advanced Level Bloggers, has been working in the online space since 2004. His career began in the infomercial world helping convert traffic driven from TV and Radio spots into online customers. He has since worked with hundreds of bloggers on perfecting their online revenue strategy utilizing the tools of social media, SEO and web copy. RACHEL MARTIN Rachel believes in the tenacity of the human spirit and in the power of writers, speakers, bloggers, parents and entrepreneurs to make a difference in this world. Because of that passion and drive she's invested her time and energy into creating a platform that celebrates this tenacity and inspires millions to action. She's the writer behind the site FindingJoy.net , is a partner of BloggingConcentrated.com , is a cohost of the Amplify Podcast , and a featured writer for The Huffington Post. Rachel's top post, "Why Being a Mom is Enough" has over one million Facebook likes and she has had her articles translated into over 15 languages. Her site reaches millions of visitors each month and has a robust and engaged Facebook community. Her articles have been featured in The Huffington Post, Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune, Stuff New Zealand, iVillage, iVillage Australia, Essential Kids Australia, All4Women South Africa, PopSugar, Parents, Dr. Greene and more. She speaks worldwide to moms, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and professionals about a variety of empowering topics ranging from motherhood to social media marketing to website strategy to writing to creating authentic community. In it all, Rachel believes in living each day intentionally and loves working with others to cultivate vision and realize potential.

BECOMING YOUR BLOG CEO:

What do you need to be taken seriously by investors, buyers, and partners. In this special session, we're going to talk about these crucial parts of your business, if growing is your goal.

  • Investible... Is your brand defensible, smashable and scalable?
  • Priorities... What should your main focus be? Systems? Structure? Growth?
  • Teams... What do teams look like? How do we cashflow a team?
  • Cashflow... What should we be paying for? When should we start and stop paying for it?
  • Regulations… Tax ID, ISBNs, NEXUS, IRS, certifications, insurance and entities?
  • Blogger Risk... What risks do we face, both big and small. How do we manage these risks?

Jeanne Oliver

Jeanne Oliver Designs

Jeanne is married to her dream maker, Kelly, and the mother to three funny and creative kiddos. She homeschools her children even though she has tried to get out of it a few times. You can often find her hiking in her state of Colorado, making creative messes in her studio and finding an excuse to have another cup of coffee. She speaks and teaches all around the country and sometimes she even gets to cross the pond. She was told that she needed to find that one thing but she doesn’t like listening to directions so she embraces many loves and that has given her a sweet mash up of family, art, decorating and fashion. Connecting with women and sharing that each of us has been creatively made is one of her passions. The Lord is showing her each day to trust in him and he has been knocking her socks off every since.

PRODUCT LAUNCHING

You have ideas, the market and you see a need that you know you can fill with your product. Now what? How do you take your authentic gifts and ideas and create a successful product that can take your business to the next level?

In this session we will discuss how to take your ideas and make them into a physical or virtual product. We will also talk about how to keep up the momentum after your product launch to ensure a long lasting business.

  • Who is your market and are you filling a need?
  • How do you create a cohesive brand and product?
  • How will you manufacture, and what are your options?
  • How to get your customers excited for what is coming and get prepared for your launch.
  • How to keep the momentum going.
  • Don't go alone. Let's talk about collaborations and how they strengthen your brand and product.

Danielle Driscoll

Finding Silver Pennies

Danielle Driscoll is a New England based writer and designer, with a love for all things coastal. She started her blog, Finding Silver Pennies, as a creative outlet nearly 5 years ago and it has grown into a career. Before blogging she worked in TV in London and enjoyed working on shows and coming up with program ideas. She specializes in faux finishes on furniture and loves to upcycle. She also enjoys designing furniture with her husband and believes your home should tell your story. Danielle’s projects and home have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Matthew Mead’s Upcyled Style, domino, South Shore Living, House Beautiful and Country Living. She is a contributor to eHow, Paint + Pattern and domino. She is also writing an ebook on painted furniture techniques. Danielle lives in the quaint, seaside town of Scituate with her husband, two sons and their rescue dog, Poppy. When not working on DIY projects you can find her yard saleing, painting or spending LOADS of quality time on the beach.

Abby Lawson

Just A Girl and Her Blog

Abby Lawson is the girl behind Just a Girl and Her Blog where she writes about home decor, organization, creative ideas, and blogging strategies. Abby is the creator of several digital products that range from eBooks to printables to courses, and she is especially passionate about helping others turn their blog into a business through the creation of their own products. In order to pursue this passion more effectively, Abby and her husband Donnie recently started a second blog, Building a Framework, which focuses on blogging and online business. They live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with their two sons, Connor and Caleb.

Marian Parsons

Miss Mustard Seed

Marian is also the author of Miss Mustard Seed, a DIY/Home Decor Blog, a freelance writer for HGTV.com, a stylist and photographer for Cottages & Bungalows, an antiques dealer, the author of the book Inspired You (published by Thomas Nelson, November 2012)and creator of the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint line (sold in over 300 stores world wide).

Her home, blog and paint line have been featured in Country Living, Flea Market Style, Women’s Day, Better Homes & Gardens, American Farmhouse Style, Fresh Style, Make It Over, Romantic Homes, Romantic Country, NBC and Fox News.

She currently lives near Gettysburg, PA with her family and a parade of painted furniture.

Brittany Bailey

Pretty Handy Girl

Licensed General Contractor / DIY Instructor / Writer / Photographer / Empowerment Speaker

“If a human being can do it, then there is a 95% chance you can do it too,” is Brittany’s mantra. She relays this self-empowering message via her popular blog, Pretty Handy Girl, instructional videos, and public appearances. Pretty Handy Girl features tutorials about home improvement, home repair, decor, and crafts replete with step-by-step instructions and photos.

Brittany's home has been featured in many national publications including Better Homes & Gardens, Cottage Style, This Old House, Do It Yourself Magazine and Family Handyman.

Sarrah Robeson

Shar Style

Sharrah Robeson is a California native, born and raised in San Diego. Early in Sharrah’s career her entrepreneurial pursuits fused with her eye for fashion and keen understanding of social media marketing, resulting in the launch of her very own fashion blog, SharStyle. com In 2013 Sharrah became the Director of Marketing for The Design Network in North Carolina where she was exposed to the industry of broadband television. In 2014 Sharrah was recruited by Rebecca Robeson , her mother, to manage Robeson Design’s burgeoning social platforms and strategically guide their future marketing endeavors. As a fun trial campaign, Sharrah began hosting her own series on Robeson Design’s sister channel on YouTube, Live†Your†Style†where she shares weekly DIY videos on how to decorate on a budget. While always mixing up the different video series on both YouTube channels, the current video series she has recently launched is by far her favorite. Inspired by her recent engagement to her Fiancé Tyler, Wedding†Wednesday’s†was birthed! Every Wednesday Sharrah and Rebecca take turns uploading a new video all about the wedding planning process on their channels, Robeson†Design†and Live†Your†Style†. You’ll be sure to laugh a lot, learn tons, and LOVE not only the wedding décor inspiration but the hilarious dynamic of moms’ and daughters’ during wedding planning.

Mallory & Savannah

Classy Clutter

Mallory Nikolaus and Savannah Kokaliares are best friends and the brains behind the popular DIY blog, Classy Clutter . Their blog keeps them connected from Arizona to New York. Classy Clutter is a onestopshop for all things creative from DIY projects, home decorating, crafts, recipes and more. They have been featured on many popular websites including Oprah.com, HGTV, Good Housekeeping and Country Living.

Rachel Pereira

Shades of Blue Interiors

Studying art from a very young age, Rachel Pereira employs her artistic passion through her blog, Shades of Blue Interiors which started 3 1/2 years ago. Her blog is where she shares furniture makeovers, budget friendly interior design, furniture build plans, and DIY home improvement and decor. Rachel has been selling her furniture creations at local vintage fairs in the midwest and across the nation online for four years, and started interior design consultations a year and a half ago. She is passionate about helping others create a space that reflects their personality through ‘collected’ yet cohesive choices. She also thinks everyone should own and use a miter saw. Her work has also been featured online in Country Living Magazine, House Beautiful, and Coastal Living Magazine. She is a regular contributor for eHow and is a DesignTrend Scout for AmericasMart. She lives with her 3 kids and Brazilian husband in the suburbs of St Louis, Missouri and loves spending free time watching her kids play soccer.

Brittany Hayes

Addison’s Wonderland

Brittany Hayes is the interior designer behind the blog Addison's Wonderland. With a bachelor's degree in residential design and an obsession with anything and everything full of color and pattern, Brittany's style is truly unique. What began as a children's bedding company in 2011 has evolved into a home decor, lifestyle and fashion blog focusing on incorporating bold colors and patterns to create a stunning and one of a kind space. After appearing on ABC's Shark Tank in 2013, Brittany's social media following soared and her focus turned from bedding designs to her own home remodel and a career in interior design. These days this 34 year old wife, mommy, blogger and designer is focused on building her blog, creating her dream home and house flipping/renovations with her husband. Addison's Wonderland is dedicated to helping you add a splash of color and whimsy to your life...

Crystal Fox

The Weathered Fox

Crystal has been garbage picking and yard sale shopping since elementary school, but no one ever told her she could make a career out of it! She taught middle and high school math, but has since traded in her grade book and checking pen for a toolbox and paint brush. What started out as a fun hobby, Crystal’s blog The Weathered Fox, has turned into a fulltime passion. On her blog, Crystal shares tips, tricks and tutorials for highstyle decorating on a low budget. She likes to think she has farmhouse style, but is really just glad that old junk is popular! In this new found community, Crystal feels as though she’s finally found a space and a people that really “get” her. Crystal and her husband call Michigan their home, where they own a wedding music business, and are raising two beautiful pets.

Yvonne

StoneGable

Hi Friends! I’m Yvonne at StoneGable, a blog about all things home! StoneGable is a place to come to be inspired and empowered. It’s a place to learn and interact with others. Come and be a part of an every growing community of people who love home decor, diy’s , cooking, gardening and more! Let’s get creative and have fun! Let’s learn to love and take care of the homes we have! I am more than thrilled to be a Haven Maven Mentor this year. I look forward to the adventure ahead! I can’t wait to meet you! Hugs from StoneGable, Yvonne

Tonya Diehl

Love of Family & Home

Tonya Diehl is the author/owner of Love of Family & Home. After making the switch from full time nurse, to fulltime mommy in 2010, Tonya discovered the world of blogging. Being inspired & wanting her own creative outlet, Tonya launched Love of Family & Home. She blogged about everything from DIY to home decor, fashion, food, and party ideas. Her work was recognized & published in both Women's Day and HGTV magazine. With a desire to give back to her community and after gaining both a substantial local & online audience, Tonya decided to tackle her dream of owning a brick & mortar store. She opened her business in October of 2014 with the focus on home decor & gifts. Just a year later, she doubled the size of her store location and expanded into a full women's boutique offering both casual & formal wear, jewelry and other accessories. On top of running the brick & mortar location, Tonya also runs a busy online store, and works PRN as a registered nurse. Most importantly, she is a wife to her husband Bobby, and a mother to her two sons, Parker & Griffin. They reside & work in Murphysboro, IL.

Anna Moseley

Ask Anna

Anna is the author of the blog Ask Anna. What began as a desire to answer cleaning and organizing questions for her friends in 2011, has become an inspiration for DIY projects, cleaning and organizing endeavors and a beautiful showcase of decorating solutions. Anna has the ability to see what could be in a space and the necessary steps to accomplish the vision. She is good at creating and organizing spaces beautiful, yet functional. She has worked with many brands, including Bounty, Arm&Hammer, Better Homes & Gardens and has been in numerous publications including The Huffington Post and Getting Organized Magazine. When she is not answering reader questions, or in the midst of a remodel, you might find her speaking out against human trafficking in her community, working out with a friend, sipping a cocktail on the deck, or just hanging out with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and their new puppy, Scarlett.

Jennifer Largesse

Build-Basic

As the daughter of a carpenter and an English teacher, Jenn has been practicing her passion for woodworking and writing all her life. Before launching her DIY woodworking blog, Build Basic, in 2014, Jenn spent over a decade honing her skill for creating content as an editor, producer, and host at This Old House magazine in NYC, and later as head of video content development at instructional giant, About.com. With her knowledge of woodworking, magazine writing, and production in her back pocket, Jenn left NYC for a fixerupper with a workshop, and launched Build Basic. In her weekly stepbystep tutorials, Jenn aims to prove you don't need milliondollar tools and advanced training to create beautiful furniture and home décor—you just have to know the basics

Lynn Lilly

Craft Box Girls

After being laid off from her corporate job in marketing, Lynn took her savings and decided to follow her passion of crafting and entertaining. CraftBoxGirls.com, which launched in 2014, is the online destination for craft-enthusiasts to discover DIY made simple. Lynn is on a mission to not only share her creative ideas, but to also empower and inspire women and youth to follow their dreams – whether it is turning a hobby into a business, being the best mom they can or climbing the corporate ladder. Now two years later, CraftBoxGirls.com is sought after by many around the country looking for easy and affordable recipes for all ages. The site is not just about providing DIY’s, but Lynn also strives to encourage her readers that living a creative lifestyle is affordably obtainable. She is expanding her business and launching an ecommerce store where readers can purchase craft kits, party supplies and handcrafted goods, creating a mobile and television DIY app and releasing a book in June (Ulysses Press) dedicated to the art of simple and obtainable crafting ideas. Lynn can be seen on her weekly television segment on NBC’s Atlanta & Company and as a guest on daytime television shows across the country, inspiring viewers with simple and easy projects. She is an ambassador for Plaid Enterprises, one of the largest craft manufacturers in the world, and has worked with brands such as Teva, TinyPrints.com, Weight Watchers, SouthernLiving.com and Kraft Foods. When Lynn is not crafting she spends her time speaking at events, teaching crafting classes, blogging workshops and volunteering with a local children’s charity. Lynn lives in Atlanta with her husband, Brennan, and their three dogs, Lolly, Ares and Tate.

Lucy Atkins

Craftberry Bush

Lucy Akins is an artist/photographer/blogger/speaker living in Toronto, Ontario. Created 5 years ago as a means of video archiving arts and craft activities with her children, her blog Craftberry Bush has since blossomed into a business, having gained domestic and international recognition. Her work has been published in several magazines, including: Cottages and Bungalows, American Farmlife Style, National Geographic Kids, Artful Blogger, Somerset Life, gracing the cover of Somerset Home twice. She is also an author for eHow.com and is a proud member of the Michael's Makers team. Lucy enjoys sharing her passion for watercolor, decorating and creating as she believes there is an artist in all of us. When not creating, Lucy can be found enjoying time with her husband, their three children and their energetic Aussie pup, Brody.

Brad Rodriguez

Fix This Build That

Brad has been woodworking and renovating houses since 2002 when he bought his first fixer upper and a table saw. A busy father of 3 with a full time job, he started blogging in early 2015 after building a sizeable following on Instagram. On Fix This Build That, Brad shares woodworking and DIY projects ranging in skill level from beginner to advanced. If loving woodworking and Instagram is wrong, he doesn't want to be right.

Tasha Agruso

Designer Trapped

Tasha Agruso has been blogging since October 2013 after starting her DIY blog as a fun way to keep her friends and family informed of her home renovations. She never dreamed she could earn money from blogging! But in January 2016 she "retired" from her job as a medical malpractice trial attorney to blog fulltime. Revenue from affiliate sales is a large percentage of her blogging income and she is incredibly passionate about teaching other bloggers how they can grow their affiliate revenue. Affiliate revenue is an incredibly important income stream for bloggers and is a big reason that Tasha was able to leave her day job and pursue her dream of blogging fulltime. Tasha lives in North Carolina with her young twin girls and husband Joe, who is a firefighter. She blogs at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body about how to free your creativity and DIY your way to a beautiful home on a budget: http://www.designertrapped.com . She is also the author of the popular eBook, Affiliate Marketing for Blogger.

Janet Coon

Shabbyfufu

Janet Coon of the blog Shabbyfufu is a home stylist, freelance photographer and design blogger. She began her online presence back in 1999 as a long time seller of vintage items where she jumped on in the early internet days working with eBay. After several years as a Power Seller she made the move to open her own website Shabbyfufu, which as one of the first of it's kind was a huge success. In styling and photographing thousands of photos of product inside her home and surrounding gardens her clients wanted to see more and had questions about how to achieve their own design dreams. Janet's blog was born to service those needs and answer client questions. As the economy went into recession the blog became more of her primary focus, as well as working freelance for several publications both domestically and internationally. Her work and home have appeared in publications such as Romantic Homes, Better Homes and Gardens, Romantic Country, Flea Market Decor, Shabby Style, Maison Chic and more. She has also appeared on the French station Planète TV and makes her way to France as often as possible. Janet lives in Florida with her contractor husband, a pair of adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, a silly oneeyed Maltese and other assorted pets. You'll often find her at the beach with her toes in the sand and camera in hand.

Kriste Janczyk

Rosemary & Thyme

Kriste is a writer, stylist and photographer who pens the lifestyle blog Rosemary & Thyme that focuses on living a slow, intentional life. At R&T, Kriste works to encourage and support women to put a little extra love to the smaller details in life. Focusing on interiors, gardening and cooking, Kristeprovides fresh ideas for the homes of women of all ages. Kriste and her husband David just purchased a 1925 Bungalow and are excited to be planning renovations and DIY projects to make their new house a home! Kriste’s work has been featured in Deeply Rooted Magazine, Trouve Magazine, The Knot, The Best of the Knot, Cottages and Bungalows, MissMustardSeed.com , and HGTV.com . A New England girl at heart, Kristecurrently lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband David and two cat babies, Brandi and Carli.

Kirsten Thompson

Sweet Tea LLC

Kirsten Thompson is a multi-passionate professional blogger who gets nerdy about email marketing and helping other women pursue their passions. Kirsten is the founder of Sweet Tea, LLC, education & encouragement for bloggers & creatives. She helps creatives establish email marketing strategies to help them meet their goals through 1:1 coaching and email services. Kirsten also hosts The Mason Jar, a membership site that combines customizable education with an engaged community; and she hosts the Blog Fuel podcast, a weekly show all about blogging and business. And, because Kirsten loves community both online and off, she has co-founded Home Grown Bloggers, local events for bloggers in cities across the US! Kirsten lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA with her husband Mark, teenage daughter Marley, and her three furbabies, and can usually be found sipping sweet tea from a mason jar on her porch, or cruising around in her Jeep with the doors off and music up loud. Connect with Kirsten on her website, http://sweetteallc.co, or on Twitter, Instagram, and her private Facebook group, Blog Fuel.

Kim Wilson

Sand and Sisal

Kim Wilson, owner and editor of Sand & Sisal, is the southern girl by the sea, creating beauty on a budget with step-by-step tutorials in DIY, coastal decor, crafts, recipes and gardening. She is dedicated to demonstrating simple yet stylish ways to enhance your home and also motivate, empower, and build the confidence of the homeowner with projects that they are able to replicate. As a professional blogger since 2010, Kim has partnered with hundreds of brands and is a respected brand influencer and brand ambassador. Her work has been featured and published in multiple publications and her designs have been produced by popular national retailers. Kim has a background in fine arts and design, has been married for 23 years and has 4 children.

Rebecca Robeson

Robeson Design

Rebecca Robeson, CEO and lead interior designer of Robeson Design , began her design business in 1994. Though her career started in the 90’s, her intuitive design nature and ability to visualize the spectacular began when she was a young girl. Guided by her inherent gift to connect and interpret her client’s desires, Rebecca has been able to transform her client’s aspirations for their living spaces into homes beyond their wildest dreams. In 2008 as the economy declined, so did her booming business. She began to wrestle with the idea of creating a website and struggled to understand the concept of marketing her business through social media. As she stepped into the world of Facebook and YouTube, she quickly began to pick up the ways of this new digital age, the do’s and don’ts of social media and how to effectively and efficiently market her business through an online platform. 8 years later, Rebecca Robeson has expertly built her business up to an 8person design firm with the help of her huge social media presence on YouTube. Rebecca’s YouTube channel, Robeson Design , features a variety of interior design content. Whether she is sharing her current million dollar interior design remodel or creating videos on expert interior design tips for her viewers, Rebecca is sure to inspire, educate, and entertain all those who watch.

Erin Spain

Erin Spain

Erin Spain is an Atlanta based blogger, freelance writer, and mom of 3 boys. She started her blog, ErinSpain.com, formerly DIY on the Cheap in 2012, and focuses on home decorating, DIY, and lifestyle content. She believes that you shouldn't have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful home, and she's passionate about creating new things and repurposing the old, while hopefully inspiring others to do the same. She founded the Atlanta Home & DIY Bloggers Group in 2012, and it has since grown to over 200 members. She is passionate about fostering the community aspect of blogging and sharing resources with others. Erin's work has been featured on HLN, in Parents Magazine, and online at House Beautiful, Country Living, HGTV and Apartment Therapy. When she's not blogging, Erin can be found chasing her toddler around on the sidelines while attempting to watch her two older boys play soccer and football.

Anita Joyce

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

If Anita could sum up her life's work, it would be to encourage people to live their lives fully in a beautiful space. Her blog, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, begun in 2011 created a platform for her to do just that. Her home has been on the cover of Country French and Prairie Style magazines, and her work has been featured in over 15 print magazines in the US and in Europe. She's also a columnist for the Round Top Register. Her book French Accents, Farmhouse French Style for Today's Home , released in September 2015, sold out in 8 days. (It's back in stock.) She also runs an online shop focused on Farmhouse French style. Previously she owned a photography business, then developed and taught an online photography class, and still offers photography consults. As a project dear to her heart, she works with Summer House, a place for people with developmental disabilities, to develop products they can make and sell, and her shop donates money to Summer House for every online purchase made. Anita lives in Texas with her husband, two daughters and their collie Molly. They divide their time between their home in the Houston Heights and the family farm, for which the blog was named, in Round Top, Texas.

Jenna LaFevor

Rain On A Tin Roof

Jenna LaFevor believes in flying your own freak flag and practices what she preaches at her blog, Rain on a Tin Roof. She loves Conway Twitty, 80’s Rock and the Rolling Stones equally. She is a recovering teacher and these days you can usually find her with a paintbrush in one hand and a cheap beer in the other. She loves a good accent wall and will take a leopard print over chevron any day of the week. She is the exact opposite of refined. Much to her surprise though, her work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, This Old House, and Redbook.

Shauna Beltramo

The House of Silver Lining

Shauna Beltramo is the creative voice behind the The House of Silver Lining , a blog based on the motto “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful...beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Her love for a bargain and finding a cheaper alternative to the high end look fuels her passion. Shauna is always on a makeover journey, mainly her family’s Colorado home and most recently renovating their charming fixer upper ‘cottage’ vacation home in Florida. This past year, Shauna was recognized as one of Better Homes and Gardens Stylemakers. When she’s not blogging or rearranging furniture, you’ll find her hanging out with her three boys and husband exploring the great outdoors, all the while daydreaming about the next room to makeover.

Sarah Fogle

Ugly Duckling House

Sarah Fogle has been remodeling her 1980s eyesore of a home for nearly six years — and usually, it's without a helping hand. After starting a blog to share her doityourself tips, tutorials, and renovation realities at UglyDucklingHouse.com , Sarah became a selfprofessed "power tool addict", spurring a passion for all things DIY and a following of over three million users on Pinterest. She believes that with patience, determination, and a healthy dose of humor, home improvement is something anyone can learn. When she's not playing around with web design or scrubbing paint out of her hair, Sarah enjoys going to the park with her pup, Charlie — and kicking back with a good craft beer.

Breighann Eggert

Average Inspired

Breighanne is the voice behind the crafts, furniture flipping, and home décor blog, Average But Inspired. She is also a lawyer with years of experience litigating copyright and trademark cases throughout the United States. After seeing countless bloggers getting into trouble for violating others’ intellectual property rights on the one hand, and having their work used by others without permission on the other hand, Breighanne decided that bloggers need to learn about their rights and how to enforce them, as well as others' rights. As a result, she wrote an eBook on the subject, The Blogger’s Guide to Copyright and†Trademark†Law†. She is passionate about helping bloggers become educated about the legalities of running their blogs and creative businesses. Breighanne lives just outside of Chicago with her husband and two children – none of whom understand or appreciate her furniture hoarding habit.

Aniko Levai

Place of My Taste

Aniko is a photographer, artist, stylist, DIYer and the creative mind behind Place Of My Taste. She loves to design and decorate, create, and inspire others. Aniko runs a family business with her husband in Richmond, VA and she doing photography part time at Aniko Levai Photography. Her work has been published in several national publications such as Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, and the The New Pioneer. Her creations have also been featured on many large sites, including Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, BHG, and DIYnetwork. She keeps herself busy with work most of the time but when she is not digging deep into projects, or she is not out on a field doing photography, Aniko can be found running after her two precious boys.

Beth Bryan

Unskinny Boppy

Armed with her Canon camera and a sarcastic wit, Birmingham­based DIY blogger Beth Bryan chronicles her love of decorating, upcycling, parenting and baked goods on her blog Unskinny Boppy. Her design ideas have been featured on websites including Buzzfeed, Huffpo, Apartment Therapy, Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping and the DIY Network. She has also been a contributor for several national magazines and a member of the True Value DIY Blog Squad. Beth is excited to be back again for another round of teaching the Haven Mavens how to save their time and sanity by using Adobe Lightroom to quickly and efficiently edit their Pinterest­worthy photos.

Jaime Costiglio

That's My Letter

Jaime is a DIY project enthusiast who writes the blog, That’s My Letter , which focuses on building, painting and sewing. She builds, paints and sews just about everything in true DIY fashion and posts her projects in a tutorial format to share the experience with readers. Blogging for over 6 years now Jaime has amassed quite a collection of projects however 3 years ago she moved her family into a 1740 saltbox farmhouse which has become the biggest project of all. Her home is truly a treasure and a diyers dream, she is the caretaker of history and at the same time able to leave her mark! Jaime says the most wonderful thing about living in such an old house is that the projects keep on coming, which means she will be building, painting, and sewing for a long time to come. Jaime is a contributor for Ana White, Ryobi Nation, Simpson Strong­Tie, The Home Depot DIY Workshops, and Build Something / Kreg Tool Company. Her projects have been featured at Apartment Therapy, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Bob Vila, Houzz, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, and Woman’s Day Magazine. Jaime lives just outside New York City in Westchester County with her husband and three children.

Amy Anderson

Mod Podge Rocks

Amy Anderson started blogging 8 years ago just for fun while working full­time in Brand Marketing ­ now she's a full­time blogger with three blogs, two books, and a product line. Amy writes at Mod Podge Rocks , DIY Candy , and Washi Tape Crafts . She lives in Atlanta, GA.

Shaunna West

Perfectly Imperfect

Shaunna West is the creator of the lifestyle brand & blog, Perfectly Imperfect . She is also the author of the book The $50 Home Makeover (published by Adams Media in 2014) & recently had the honor of working with Leftfield Pictures (New York) to create the pilot, Sweet House Alabama, for HGTV . Her home and blog have been featured on HGTV, The Nate Berkus Show, and in The Wall Street Journal, Country Living Magazine, Cottages & Bungalows, Redbook, Romantic Homes, and Woman’s Day. Perfectly Imperfect has become more than a blog, and in the last several years, Shaunna has opened two retail stores and launched an online store as well. She currently lives in Troy, Alabama with her two children, Grayson and Ava.

Matthew Mead

Decorating With Matthew and Amy

Matthew Mead is a design expert and lifestyle guru who's work appears regularly in national magazines and on popular blog websites. Mead has published over 18 books on multiple design subjects and has his own national newsstand publication featuring ideas for upcycling and restyling interiors. Matthew creates a quarterly magazine called FINISH for Wagner Spraytech, a company with innovative spray tools that advance the ease and style of home decorating. Mead travels the country lecturing and creating television segments that show the design innovations of spraying paint for room and furniture makeovers and all types of modern DIY. Keep track of Matthew Mead via his FACEBOOK page facebook.com/matthew.mead.37 , Instagram @ matthewmeadstyle or blog Holidaywithmatthewmead.com. Or log on to his YOUTUBE channel with Amy Chalmers, DECORATING WITH MATTHEW AND AMY.

The Bowers

Bower Power

Katie & Jeremy Bower are the DIY duo behind the blog Bower Power. They first met on a blind date, spent their nine month engagement renovating their first home and now spend their free time completely smitten with all things DIY. Katie likes to call herself the Jedi-Knight behind Bower Power and Jeremy manages the business side of things and handles all the heavy lifting. Between power tools, pictures and pull-ups, they manage to spend every waking minute loving to create, improving homes, and teaching their four little boys (all ages six and under!) how to laugh, love and learn!

Andy Marzka

Adthrive

Andy Marzka is founder and CEO of AdThrive . His wife was a DIY blogger struggling to understand ad optimization when Andy stepped in, took over the ads, and quadrupled her income. He started AdThrive because he’s passionate about helping bloggers live their dream jobs and earn the most money possible from their creativity.

Brooke Ulrich

All Things Thrifty

All Things Thrifty was drummed up in 2009 by Brooke Ulrich, a former college professor who lives in Southern Utah with her four wild kids and husband Dan. All Things Thrifty is a hub of colorful goodness where you will tutorials and recipes in these four categories: All Things DIY All Things Girlie All Things Delicious and All Things Us {where Brooke shares personal stories about her family here and there}. Grab a Diet Coke, add some coconut syrup to make it extra yummy, and stay awhile. Click around to check out our past posts.

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