Yay for us!
However, while I was absorbing all that Haven had to offer, my husband was working on a video to honor his father who passed away earlier this year. Frank’s birthday is in July and Tyson thought that this video that compliments the original song that he wrote for his Dad, would be a nice way to celebrate Frank’s life. (If you’re interested in checking out the completed video, you can do so here.)
If that weren’t emotionally charged enough, two days before we flew out to Atlanta, one of our boxers suddenly and unexpectedly died.
Needless to say, we spent lots of our travels discussing life and the importance of people (and pets) that leave an everlasting impression in your life.
My intention is not to be a downer, but to give you a peek into the headspace I’m currently functioning in. All the fun and excitement of this conference that I have been dreaming of attending was also peppered with some fairly weighty emotions.
So if you happened to be standing nearby when I checked in to Haven and they handed me my nametag, swag bag and Chatbook, you may have seen me desperately trying to hold it together in the registration area.
Why the waterworks?
Tyson and I had just finished a wonderful lunch filled with deep conversation that you can only have with your best friend when you are walking a hard road together when I headed off to Haven. When they handed me my Chatbook, everything we had been reflecting on was all rolled together in one little book.
The lovely ladies of Haven had partnered with Chatbooks to provide each of the bloggers with a mini album from their Instagram feed. A snapshot of the last year from my Instagram account was sitting in my hands with all the photos of people (and pets) that are most important to me.
I don’t mind saying that this book is very near and dear to my heart. To hold pages filled with my favorite people and moments showed me how blessed I am and how precious this life is.
It was an overwhelmingly emotional moment.
I have always loved photos and Instagram is hands down my favorite social media platform because it’s all about capturing and sharing pictures. To then be able to quickly and easily create an album from your feed is the best!.
You can then imagine how excited I got when through teary eyes I spotted a card that had fallen out of my album with an offer for you. Yes… YOU, my friends, can get your first Chatbook free too.
Simply log-in to Chatbooks here, subscribe to your Instagram Series and use the promo code story468 to get your first book free! How cool is that?! The subscription provides a 60 page book for $6 per volume and includes free shipping. Every time you take 60 new photos you’ll receive a new book and of course you can cancel your subscription at any time.
If I could download and send each of you an album of your Instagram photos without it being a bit creepy, I would be all over that. The fact that you can do it yourself is an awesome alternative.
I hope you enjoy your own bit of Haven swag with a free Chatbook. And while you’re at it, be sure to follow me on Instagram @storypiece. I’m on that platform way too much and enjoy connecting with everyone there.
Thank you to Haven and Chatbooks for this wonderful gift. This bit of swag I will keep for a lifetime and I’m so happy that you can share in it too. Enjoy!
This is not a sponsored post, but this is an affiliate promotion with Chatbooks. All opinions and tear stained sentiment are clearly my own.