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:

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

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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”??

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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

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Mary Poppins has nothing on Leo…

I actually snagged this one from Pam of DIY Design Fanatic

Too much fun with “power tools”….

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

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

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Annie Sloan…:)

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Frog Tape 🙂

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

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

Now on to the wonderful attendees!!!

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The beautiful Karen of The Graphics Fairy

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Jane and Leo 🙂 (Cottage at the Crossroads)

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

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

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

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Jane (Cottage at the Crossroads) and me…

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

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

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

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At the Ryobi party!…and what a party!

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

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

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

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Doesn’t Marian look fabulous?

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

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

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Here are my “masterpieces”..LOL!

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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….

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…..Kim!…go figure!!

And speaking of Kims…

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Her team won the Ballard Bookcase Challenge…

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The winner!!

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

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And putting my SWAG bag loot to good use!…

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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!”

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.

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

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

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

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

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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).

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The adorable Jessica of Mom 4 Real

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

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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.

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Lorraine of Miss Flibbertigibbit speaking to Debbie of Refresh Restyle.

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The pretty Linda of It All Started With Paint.

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

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

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

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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!