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Lessons Learned: My Haven 2013 Experience


This is how I’ve been describing my Haven experience to anyone who asks (and anyone who doesn’t).

And it truly was. Michele describes it as like being the new kid on the first day of school. Lauren describes it as a secret club meeting.

I would describe it like this: Even if you have never met a soul there, attending Haven feels like a class reunion with 350+ BFFs.

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Hooray for Haven!

future haven maven

It. Has. Come!

I have been waiting for this day since I registered on the morning of January 1st. I never thought August would get here! But. It. Is. Here. HERE!

Haven Conference

Today, I leave for Haven a Newbie and on Sunday, I’ll return a Maven! This has got to be some sort of Blogger Bildungsroman (10 points to anyone who can tell me what a bildungsroman is without Googling it first).

I cannot wait to meet other bloggers, learn about community-building, friend-making, diy decorating, and all the ins and outs of planning, designing, advertising, sponsorships, and more. I hope I’m not building this up too much in my mind (because I have a tendency to do that), but I think this is going to be a life-changing weekend. A mind-blowing weekend. A rock-your-socks-off weekend.

Brang it on, ya’ll! I’m ready!

Want to follow along on my Haven adventures? Check out my Instagram feed, where I’m sure I’ll be posting an obnoxious amount of photos 🙂

Now Available on Bloglovin’!

I’ve finally joined 2013, and you can find Two Purple Couches on Bloglovin’!
So c’mon over, I’d love to see you 😉

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If you’ve no idea what Bloglovin’ is, don’t worry—neither did I until about 10 minutes ago when I finally looked it up. Bloglovin’ is a way to consolidate the blogs you read into one spot. So far, it seems pretty easy to use, and I’m liking the interface / aesthetics better than the built-in WordPress reader (sorry WordPress).

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Foto Friday

Thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday for my little Blogiversary shindig! (don’t worry! you still have plenty of time to enter my giveaway!).

I’m so glad that Friday is finally here. I’ve had a very, very busy Spring. So I relish each weekend as an opportunity to do what I want to do, even if it means being up to my eyeballs in craft supplies, and normal weekend chores falling by the wayside (oops).

Anyways, I thought I’d share a few of my amateur photos with you—some “outtakes” from my blogiversary shoot (it wasn’t as fancy as it sounds).

blogiversary cupcake audreylainecollection

Yes, I made my own confetti. Which ended up being more complicated than it should be—has anyone else ever purchased a paper punch that won’t punch paper?!?

And, because I think there’s been a scarcity of her on the blog lately, Molly:


Yes, I know she needs haircut 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend, and a Happy Mother’s Day! I’ve got a little DIY-for-Mom to share next week. I couldn’t share it early because my mom is a loyal reader (thanks Mom! Sorry to spoil the surprise!)