Haven Conference 2013, Part 2…Classes, Friendships and Fun

Previously I presented the start to the fun of Haven at the Meet and Greet…

So today, I will present some pictures to you of our great times at Haven.

When I arrived, the TV was on with this message:


There was a great view from my room of beautiful Atlanta and Stone Mountain in the background.



The beautiful and talented Ana White was our Keynote Speaker….

…..she was a delight and such a wealth of information. Did you notice her cute “baby bump”??


Let’s stroll among the great vendors…Here’s Kirby of Kirb Appeal visiting the Royal Design Studio booth.

I am going to just post pics without any watermarks as I will be happy to share them with you!

Ryobi at Haven


Mary Poppins has nothing on Leo…

I actually snagged this one from Pam of DIY Design Fanatic

Too much fun with “power tools”….


3M has some great new decorative tape, including “washi tape”…and coming out with more patterns!


There was even a complimentary “coffee bar” set up….great cappuccinos !!


Annie Sloan…:)


Frog Tape :)


We all received great fabric from On-Line Fabric Store in our SWAG bags


Thompson’s Water Seal…there were so many wonderful vendors there!

Now on to the wonderful attendees!!!


The beautiful Karen of The Graphics Fairy


Jane and Leo :) (Cottage at the Crossroads)


Hey there’s Jessica (Mom 4 Real), Lisa (Budget Design Girl), and Heidi (Decor and More)…



The three of us are going to France!!!…shopping the wonderful Paris Fleas!



Vanessa (At the Picket Fence), Yvonne (StoneGable), Susan (Between Naps on the Porch)
Kim (Savvy Southern) and Me…


Jane (Cottage at the Crossroads) and me…


Jane and Leo (Cottage at the Crossroads)…they are the cutest couple!!!…Love them!


Laura (Top This Top That), Yvonne (StoneGable), Kim (La Belle Epoque)…

…..so happy to be able to call them “friends”….


At the Ryobi party!…and what a party!


Becca (Adventures in Decorating) and Vanessa (At the Picket Fence)…they are so much fun!!


Kim (Savvy Southern), Yvonne (StoneGable), and Becca (Adventures in Decorating)…girls just wanna have fun!!!


Had a great time at Marian’s (Miss Mustard Seed) and Shaunna’s (Perfectly Imperfect) advanced painting class…


Doesn’t Marian look fabulous?



Lisa (Budget Design Girl aka Nothing But Blue Skies)..Kim (La Belle Epoque)…listening intently…

……to Yvonne’s (StoneGable) words of wisdom!..


Here are my “masterpieces”..LOL!


Kim and Lisa…not sure how much Kim learned as you know she is one of the Queens of Paint…

and speaking of paint…guess who won the big Annie Sloan Chalk Paint giveaway….


…..Kim!…go figure!!

And speaking of Kims…


Her team won the Ballard Bookcase Challenge…


The winner!!

And now I am home…trying to play catch up…recuperating from all of the great fun I had at Haven..


And putting my SWAG bag loot to good use!…


However, most of all coming home to my family….

…..my hubby meeting me in the driveway when I pulled in….

…..and this cutie….running toward me saying, “Grandma, you were gone way too long..I missed you!”

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  1. What a fabulous recap, Shirley! It was a fun time! I wish I had attended the painting class! Thanks for sharing your masterpieces!I know you were happy to get home to your granddaughter- she’s adorable!
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  2. Great post, Shirley! It definitely was loads of fun! I wish I had taken more pictures now, but you wind up getting so involved, especially with meeting people.
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  3. LOVED seeing all the pictures, Shirley. Great to put a face to a name, I already knew most but now all. Coming home though is the BEST, especially when you have that little cutie who missed you. XO
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  4. Oh, how precious to have your granddaughter there waiting for you. She is in deep concentration playing checkers. I have been enjoying myself so much reading about Haven. I would love to meet you some day Shirley and all the other ladies. I would have been so happy at the Royal Designs stencil booth. I have been using their stencils for so many years. I will dream of one day attending this great event. Maybe I can get my best friend to travel with me. I can’t travel alone with my MS, just not practical and safe.

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  5. Great post and pics except the last one of me. UGH!

  6. What a great job you have done connecting with fellow bloggers. I admire the energy you have put into the effort and the results it has brought you.

  7. What fun! I have to say that ALL the women there were gorgeous! Not often you see so much talent and beauty all in one place. Your photos are great and I know you had a wonderful time. It’s always good to get back home isn’t it? Especially with that cutie waiting for her Grandma. :)

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  8. Thanks for the update, I enjoyed every pic especially the one of that sweet baby at the checkerboard.
    Hugs, Ginger
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  9. It looks like it was a blast!!! I’m definitely going next year!!! Glad you had such a wonderful time!!~~Angela
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  10. So sweet! Enjoy all your swag, Shirley!
    xo Heidi
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  11. What an awesome recap Shirley…so glad you guys had a fabulous time!!
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  12. Oh what a sweet mini you! I wonder if she will blog when she gets older or gets finished pkaying checkers! Nice recap.
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  13. great recap. Looks like everyone had a terrific time. Looks like your granddaughter is glad her grandma is home.
    Have a great weekend.
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  14. Loved your recap Shirley! And it is always a pleasure to see you. Thanks for sharing your photos and I did download a few of them!
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  15. What fun Shirley! So much talent under one roof, I’m star struck!
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  16. Hi Shirley, great recap and you summed it all up wonderfully with all your great photos.

    It was great to meet you at Haven too.

  17. I love this post, Shirley! What a fun time!
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  18. Wonderful post, Shirley! I love seeing the pictures … you captured such fun moments (although, remind me next time not to wear a short jean skirt if I’m going to strike a silly pose … oops)! Such a great time … can’t wait for next year!
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  19. Oh my gosh, Shirley this looks like you had such a wonderful time ~ such great photos of everyone, too! I absolutely must go next year, I’d love to meet all of you! :)
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  20. Ah, good times! Can’t wait to hear about your trip to France.
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  21. Love, Love, Love! Thanks, Shirley!
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