Haven Conference 2013, Part 1, The Meet and Greet

This was the second year that I have attended the Haven Conference…

……and it was an incredible experience, just like last year!

I was so happy to see the great friends that I had met last year and to meet new friends this year.

The first event was the “Meet and Greet”

Note: My editing program is experiencing a “glitch”…so I will not be watermarking my photos…

…..however, I think it is really best, because I can share them with you.


Look who Kim and I found….the beautiful Yvonne of StoneGable.


Kim (Savvy Southern), Jennifer (Celebrating Life), and me.


And those great ladies, Vanessa and Heather from At The Picket Fence!


Kim (La Belle Epoque), Vanessa & Heather (At the Picket Fence), Becca (Adventures in Decorating) and
…..Pam (DIY Design Fanatic)


Kim (Savvy Southern), me, and Kim (La Belle Epoque) will be traveling together…

….. for a bloggers shopping trip to France in September (coordinated by Kim Hites).


The adorable Jessica of Mom 4 Real


Kathy (Creative Expressions) and Pam (DIY Design Fanatic)


Kim (La Belle Epoque), me, and the great ladies from The Two Seasons…

….so excited to finally meet the the beautiful Mother and Daughter team.


Lorraine of Miss Flibbertigibbit speaking to Debbie of Refresh Restyle.


The pretty Linda of It All Started With Paint.


Sheila (Plum Doodles), Kathy (Creative Expressions), and Betsy (Coastal Colors)


Kim (La Belle Epoque) and Heather (At The Picket Fence)….


I love this couple…Jane and Leo of Cottage at the Crossroads….


And here is Rhoda of Southern Hospitality…She certainly has done a fabulous job as the leader of the conference.

I have much more to share…

But for now, my electrician unexpectedly popped in today to do some work….

…..and I need to run to the lighting store!!!

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. I have been looking forward to this post, Shirley. This makes me wish I had been there! Everyone looks wonderful and I know you all had a fabulous time.
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  2. Haven was so much fun! I am so glad I finally got to meet you Shirley!! It was so great to spend time with you. You are such a sweet person (as I expected from reading your blog). Hope we can get together this Fall for lunch after you recover from your trip to France.
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  3. Shirley, your photos are wonderful! It was such a fun time! You forgot to tell me to open my eyes for the picture though! Too funny! It is such an amazing experience! Thank you for sharing your photos with us!
    Betsy(@coastal-colors)’s recent post…Haven RecapMy Profile

  4. Shirley- What a great post- I love seeing all the bloggers in REAL life- not just as a profile picture. LOL at Betsy’s closed eyes- I TOLD her not to sleep through it! lol Can’t wait to see more! xo Diana
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  5. Lovely photos. It looks like you had a wonderful time and got to meet so many wonderful people.
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  6. Linda miller says

    Love seeing the photos. It looks like a great time was had by all. Glad you were able to attend.

  7. Shirley, you’re right, it was an incredible experience. I am anticipating the next one already! It was great to see you again. Love the photos
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  8. Shirley thanks so much for sharing the Meet and Greet with us. So many beautiful, strong and talented group of women!!! Can’t wait to read more.

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  9. love seeing the photos of so many of the bloggers. Great pics! Y’all look Fab-ulous!
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  10. Shirley, it was wonderful to see you again at Haven! Wish we could have spent more time together but there was so much to see and do. Hope you come down in the fall and go to the auction with us!
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  11. Shirley,

    I love all of the photos you’ve shared here! It was such fun seeing you and meeting up with all of these wonderful bloggers!
    You look so pretty in these photos despite the fact that most if us were melting out in that heat! Lol! But, it was completely worth it! Such a fun night, and a fabulous conference!
    I loved attending the painting class with you, and chatting with you after lunch!
    Can’t wait to see more of your photos! I didn’t bring my Nikon, so most of mine are not “post worthy”!

    Have a fantastic week!

  12. Lovely recap, Shirley! Thanks for the shout out! : ) You got some great pictures. I had such a great time and it was so great to meet you. I loved turning around and seeing someone I “knew” the whole time!
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  13. Shirley, it was the most wonderful time!!! So much fun to meet all of the bloggers. I felt like I had known you forever!
    I feel so so blessed!

    I’ll forgive you for posting that awful picture of me! xo

  14. Thanks for the photos. It is so good to meet the people who post. It looks like you all had a wonderful time.
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  15. Amazing beauty and talent in one place ~ thanks so much for sharing! Everyone looks gorgeous.

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  16. I’ve met a few blog friends, and it is always a treat. I can’t imagine how much fun attending a conference would be. One of these days…..

  17. Shirley, these are great photos! Looks like everyone had a great time. I’m sure it’s nice to meet up with blog friends and spend time together!
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  18. Your pics are like we are in a fun house mirror.

  19. Oh Shirley what a wonderful time y’all must have had and so many faces I would have love to have met! Thanx for sharing with us.
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  20. Loved seeing the pictures and getting to live vicariously through them. I so wish I could have been there.
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  21. Thank you so much for sharing! So wonderful to see photos of you all! What a blast it must have been! So wish I could have been there too!Maybe next year.

  22. Awww…those are fabulous Pictures Shirley~I am so glad you enjoyed it. I will be trying to make it next year for sure!
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  23. Shirley, what great pictures! Looks like fun! 🙂

  24. It looks like so much fun. All of those familiar faces!
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  25. Aw, I love the pics, Shirley (and so sweet of you to include one of my cheezy grin in there, too)! What a great time we all had … so glad I got to enjoy fun conversation with you! See you soon. 🙂
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  26. Your pictures are beautiful Shirley! It was so great meeting you at Haven this year. It was a wonderful time!
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  27. I’m so glad that you shared these photos and who everyone was in them. I totally missed the meet and greet (got caught in Atlanta traffic). I didn’t get to meet all those great ladies but now I kinda feel like I did after seeing your photos!
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  28. Oh how fun! Looks like you had a wonderful time!
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  29. Looks like a fun time Shirley! I would be star struck and tongue-tied if I attended 🙂
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  30. Fun pictures. Ahh can’t wait till next year!
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  31. Ack! Where’s picmonkey when you need it?! I didn’t realize just how bad those bags under my eyes were, and the party had just started!!!
    It was great seeing you again, Shirley. 🙂
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  32. What an amazing time – loved seeing you again Shirley and dinner was amazing (I am still partially deaf from that piano player)!!!!
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  33. Oh, how much fun that have been. I saw that Kim won a great Annie Sloan gift and took a painting session. Maybe one year I will make it.
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  34. What a treat! I would LOVE to attend this conference next year. It looks like so much fun. Shirley, this was a delight to see everyone “in person”. 🙂
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  35. Deneen@dreaming-n-color says

    Shirley, I really enjoyed talking with you and Kim at Haven. It was so good to see you again. It is never long enough though! Now I need to get on the ball and edit all my pics! See you next year!

  36. You all look so happy being there together. It looks like it was so much fun! Thanks for sharing, Shirley.

  37. It looks like another great get together at Haven! Glad you had a good time. It was fun to see pics of people I follow in blogland. Your posts about the convention were fun to read and gave me a chance to see what went on. Looks like it was held in a very nice hotel too!

  38. It looks like it wasO much fun and I plan to get there next year! Great pictures.
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  39. Cool post! Helped me relive the great memories!
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