Haven Conference 2014

This is my third year of attending the annual Haven Conference.

Each year has always been so amazing.

I was having so much fun that it seems like I did not take many pictures!

Too busy enjoying visiting fellow friends/bloggers and attending the fabulous classes.

Off to Haven

I’m off!!….However, my first stop will be at Kim’s, where I was a guest for the evening.

Savvy Southern Style Sunroom

And a visit from the lovely Yvonne, from StoneGable.

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The “Ballard Designs Living Room” . . .

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The “Ballard Designs Bedroom” . . .

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Rhoda (Southern Hospitality and the creator of Haven) and Susan (Between Naps on the Porch). . .

~ ~ at the “welcoming area”.

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Chip Wade of HGTV Elbow Room was the Keynote Speaker.

Note to self: Even though your camera is so heavy to lug around . . .

~ ~ next time just bring it….the point and shoot just doesn’t get it !!

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Nothing like getting a shower from the Waterpik people!

~ ~ and a free Shower Sprayer too!

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And what could be better than to be able to seal a deck with the cute “seal” to be your assistant!!!

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And the great Mike Holmes from the HGTV show, Holmes on Homes . . .

~ ~ couldn’t convince him to make a house call ! !

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And what could be better than a spectacular candy station from Scout and Nimble!!

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Some of the many vendors . . .

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One of my favorite sessions was with Carmen of Southern Living/Southern Living Plant Collection.

After the session, we all got to take home a plant! 🙂

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And Kim took a pic of Derrick of D. Lawless Hardware and I . .

~ ~ Derrick is one of my sponsors and was so happy to have gotten to meet him!!

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Lacefield Fabrics was another new vendor this year…they had fabulous fabrics!

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And then there was the Ballard Design Challenge . . .

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The lobby was decorated with balloons and “bubbles” by the sponsor “Tide” . . .

And the best thing of all is to be able to meet people for the first time and see old friends too!!

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Me, Amanda (Dixie Delights), and Kim (Savvy Southern Style)

~ ~ met Amanda for the first time and she is just what her blog name is, a true “Delight”

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And seeing old friends . . .

Yvonne (StoneGable), Kim (Savvy Southern Style), Heather (At the Picket Fence), Kari (Thistlewood Farm) .

~ ~ and me.

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Heather and her beautiful daughter.

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Front Row: Kim (Savvy Southern), Julie (Lilacs and Longhorns), Laura (Top This Top That) . .

~ ~ and Rachel and her adorable daughter (Maison de Pax)

Top Row: Lauren (Endearing Home), Yvonne (StoneGable) and me!

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Kelly (My Soulful Home) and Julie (Lilacs and Longhorns)

It was so great to have met them this year!

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Julie (Lilacs and Longhorns) and Lauren (Endearing Home)

~ ~ under those gorgeous chandeliers!

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And here I am . . . on my way home from Haven with my Southern Living Plant in the back seat!!

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I am happy to be home and enjoying my wonderful goodies from the Haven SWAG Bag!

Until next year . . . I have lots of sweet memories to get me through!

Have a wonderful day!!

Adding “bling” to the Master Bathroom

Just a little change to the Master Bathroom…

…..I added some “bling” to the cabinetry.

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This is what you see when you enter the Master Bathroom…

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Then you turn to the right and see the vanity…

…..I added new crystal hardware to the cabinetry.

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I won a giveaway from Whitney of Drab to Fab Design..

…..she was giving away a gift card to D. Lawless Hardware and I won!

I chose the octagonal crystal hardware…they were backordered and I happily received them this week!

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They truly made a beautiful difference!

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Since I am taking pics of the vanity with its new jewelry….

…..I thought that I would give you a little tour of the room.

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Originally there was no trim molding between the two end cabinets (linen closets)…and it looked bare..

…..so we added the trim molding and it seemed to tie the cabinetry together.

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I purchased this beautiful cabinet from my friend Kristen of Sophia’s Decor.

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It’s always fun changing out the vignette on this table…

…..I have another vignette in mind for this table soon.

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This pretty box housed a candle…it is from the collection of Sandra Bullock, the actress…

…..I purchased this from her deli/gift shop in Austin, Texas.

We ate at her restaurant across the street (Bess Bistro on Pecan)….

Her restaurant was fantastic with great food and atmosphere.

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This table next to the tub is convenient for the soap dish and other pretties…

…..A silver monogrammed hair brush and comb, a silver bowl of shells, and…

………..a candy dish from HomeGoods to hold the bath soap…The Dove soap goes well with the dish!

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Having a chair in the bathroom is so convenient for tossing your robe or clothes onto…

…..or in my hubby’s case, tying his shoes.

The sequined shell pillow is from Pottery Barn..it goes so well with the shell motif in the tile.

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And last but not least..is the “privy”…

There is a wicker hamper and towel rack behind the door…

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Just a small room large enough for “the necessary”….

So love my new “bling” for the master bath…and hope you did too…

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for MET MONDAY

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits

Homework Wednesday