As a pioneer in the home blogging community, Rhoda is a thrifting diva who frequented second hand shops long before it was cool. Considered a veteran in her niche, Rhoda began blogging in early 2007 and has successfully turned her hobby into a full-time business with her lifestyle blog, Southern Hospitality. Rhoda’s passion is encouraging homemakers and instilling creativity and confidence that anyone can achieve a beautiful home on a small budget. After attending several blog conferences and seeing the need along with her peers for a distinct home focused blog conference, Rhoda pulled together a talented team of bloggers and events planner and thus began the Haven Conference experience in 2012. She has been featured in Atlanta magazine and Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Makeovers.