Rambling from the Roost: Volume 14

Time just seems to be flying by these days. It’s been a busy few weeks here at the Roost. I’m back from the blogging conference that I attended in Atlanta, Georgia. If you are not familiar, it is a conference where bloggers, creators, and influencers gather to learn and share all the latest things that are happening in the home decor world.

Many popular brands are there such as Benjamin Moore, Home Depot, Amerock, Carpet One, Power Planter, (one of my favorite booths to visit), and Southern Living Plant Collection as well as many more.

One of my blogging friends summed up the conference by putting it this way. ‘Attending the Haven conference is like getting a whole semester of school all in three days.’

It’s busy.

It’s fun.

And, I absolutely love going to Haven. Getting to see my friends in person is the best. We meet a few times a year and come in from every state in the U.S. and Canada.

A few photos of us at the conference

blogging friends at haven conference
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Blogging freinds have fun with colorful rings at haven conference
blogging friends at haven conference
photo of me having fun with bubbles at haven conference
a group of blogging friends getting silly with the pink plastic balls

Each year at the conference you get assigned a mentor. This year I had Jenaise from MsViciousDesign. Jenasie has an amazing eye for vintage besides being a sweetheart! I learned so much from her. (second from the left in the photo above)

On the far left, meet Ashley from At Home with Ashley. Ashley has the prettiest blog and home, all decorated in pastel colors.

Attending a book launch party

Getting to attend my sweet friend and mentor, Karianne from Thistlewood
new book launch ’10 Minute Decorating Ideas’ was the icing on the cake. You’ll be hearing a lot more about her new book soon! (the matching cookies were scrumptious)

10 minute decorating ideas book

What I’ve been up to this past week

Since it’s been a few days so since we chatted last, I thought I would catch you up on some of the things I’ve working on.

I’m not rushing the end of summer, Let’s get that out of the way. But I have been busy planning out new ideas to transition my home over to fall decor. I’m excited to share them with you.

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather and temperature cool down just a bit, making my morning walks slightly crisper and the colors here in New York are fantastic. Do you have a change of seasons where you live?

For now, I’m hanging on to the days of summer for a few more weeks.

In the meantime, I’ve also been excited to update my fall wardrobe. It’s time. I needed a few new things and who can resist these great prices?

This is what was on my porch waiting for me to come home

kitchen table piled high with amazon packages

Here is a sneak peek at what arrived. Thanks to my sweet husband for bringing in all the packages while I was away.

fashion mood board for fall with blue clolthes, dresses

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What I have planned for next week

Do you love the scent of Rosemary? I think I could wear this scent and be forever happy.

I’ve ordered fresh rosemary and I cannot wait til it arrives. Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs to cook with so I’m going to make a wreath to hang in my kitchen. I’ll be sharing with you soon: How to make an easy DIY Rosemary Wreath from fresh rosemary. Did you know it will last for up to a year?

The best Pink Lemonade & Vodka Freeze Cocktail Recipe is headed your way. Just in time for the end of summer.

Can you flip a pillow top mattress?? I’ll be sharing the answer and tips on this often-asked question.

And then there is more! The list goes on and on!

Inspiration from around the Web

Wait until you see these Peachy Summer Table Decor Ideas on Stacy from Bricks n’ Blooms blog. A group of blogging friends shares monthly supper club ideas. Each one is full of inspiration so be sure to check it out.

peach tablescape

How to add architectural detail to your home on a budget

butlers pantry thistlewood farms

Summer tomatoes are a thing now. This is the perfect way to use them.

Fun ways to repurpose and use this

Easy 3 Ingredient cookies

Where you can find me on social channels

Do you check other social channels? I recently had several reels (videos) go viral on Facebook. If you’re not on Instagram or other social channels did you know you can find me on Facebook?

Posts you may enjoy

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Rambling from the Roost. I’ll see you soon. Until then have a great week.

Susan Signature with feather pen

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  1. Hi Susan!!! Looks like Haven was amazing! So happy you had a great time!

  2. Haven was so fin! I loved spending time with you. What great Amazon finds you have this week!

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