The Secret Sauce to Blogging



I wrote a post on Friday about how it felt to be invited to The Home Depot event last week. The summary? It felt amazing and I wrote about it HERE.

One of the biggest reasons it was so good is because of these extremely talented people that I met and hung out with all week. Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with…so hopefully if I keep following these bloggers around like a sad puppy (like I did all week) then their goodness will eventually rub off on me, hahaha!


With Mandi from Vintage Revivals at The Home Depot prospective tool event doing some volunteer work
With Mandi from Vintage Revivals


And when I went to Haven Conference last year, the opening speakers spoke to all the beginner bloggers (which included me) about some insider tips about fellow bloggers. One of the pieces that has stuck to me is this:


“Your world is about to expand, truly. And isn’t that one of the greatest journeys, to meet new people, see new things and connect to another person’s story.”


With Jen Woodhouse at the Home Depot's THDprospective tool event in Atlanta.
With Jen Woodhouse


And I couldn’t agree more. To these incredible women & men who I met this weekend, THANK YOU, because connecting with you is opening my eyes and heart in a whole new way, and I’m so excited to continue this journey as a blogger. (And I feel like if I call myself a “blogger” enough, it will finally start to feel real someday. That’s how it works, right??)



Several bloggers at The Home Depot volunteer event during the THDprospective event.


If you’re not already following these bloggers, PLEASE take a look at these incredible blogs: Vintage Revivals, Power Power Blog, House of Wood, Ben UyedaHer Tool Belt, Pneumatic AddictSawdust 2 Stitches, Handmade Haven, & Build Basic.

And last but not least, I never would have thought this starting out, but I have gained the closest relationships with the employees at The Home Depot and their accompanying agencies!! Raven, Cody, and Whitney, you champion my work like no one else does and make me feel like a million bucks every time you invite me to collaborate or whenever we see each other. Thank you for the extra love and appreciation!!! And thank you for taking a chance on little ol’ me! It means more than you’ll ever know.


With Raven from The Home Depot
With Raven from The Home Depot


With Cody from The Home Depot
With Cody from The Home Depot


Love you all and thank you again!!!