Back From Haven and the Camera Winner

7.14.2014

Whew, what a whirlwind weekend, but it was so much fun!! If you are ever able to attend a blog conference do it and I highly recommend the Haven Conference. You can learn so much from the sessions, but the best part is meeting the bloggers in person and reconnecting with friends and meeting new ones. I took a few pictures to share so you can get a look at our weekend.

This is the breakfast bar we saw each morning. I was so ready for my coffee each day.

The Home Depot is one of the big sponsors.

Recognize this guy? He knew I was from here as soon as he heard me say my name. Ha ha

There were lots of sponsors with great products.

My friend Shirley of Housepitality Designs has already worked with Derick of D. Lawless Hardware and she was glad to finally meet him.

We all loved this snack bar supplied by Scout and Nimble. Lots of candies, pretzels, and nuts. 





 Carmen of Southern Living Plants taught us all about container gardening.

I love this one in the galvanized container.

They started giving away all the plants and I was the lucky winner of this beautiful pot.

Just for fun my pal Laura of Top This Top That let me take her picture.

And then my bff Shirley wanted in on the fun and she just loved her new figure.

This was the way to the Home Depot booth.

Karah of The Space Between got in a friendly competition with one of the Home Depot reps.

Ballard Designs was another sponsor and they had a coffee table vignette creating contest.

This bunch did not win, but I was rooting for them.

Loved the fabrics and pillows by the sponsor, Lacefield Designs.

On Saturday after we came out of our morning session we were surprised to see all these balloons and decorations set up along with bubble machines by Tide/Oxyclean.



Miss Shirley posing by the GMC vehicle.

I was thrilled to finally meet Amanda of Dixie Delights. She also lives in the Atlanta area.

And on the last evening before we departed I got to enjoy a nice dinner with these lovely ladies.
Back row: LaurenYvonneShirley. Front row: me, JulieLaura, and Rachel with her sweet baby daughter Juliette.

All these photos were taken with my Samsung nx300 camera given to me by Staples and the lucky winner of the same exact camera is Jane of Cottage at the Crossroads.
Congrats!

I sure hope y'all have a super week!

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39 comments:

  1. So good to see you again Kim! You look great:)

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  2. Thanks for sharing your fun trip Kim! Love that galvanized planter! And how exciting that you got to meet and have your picture with Mike Holmes! I hope to be there next year, so it's fun to see what I can look forward to! Xo Kathy@The Daily nest

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  3. great recap. well if I couldn't win the camera, i would want Jane to win it! :) I loved spending time with you and your hottie looking self.

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  4. Kim, your trip to Haven sounds like so much fun!! Thanks for sharing your experience, it's been great to see everyone's pictures. I love the fabrics in the Lacefield Designs display, I will have to check them out.

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  5. Lots of fun photos. Congrats to Jane!!!
    Mary Alice

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  6. Oh wow Kim...the conference looks like it was fabulous!!! All of you kindred creative spirits in one spot must have been amazing. Thank you so much for sharing, Have a great week!
    XO Barbara

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  7. Kim, YOU look amazing. Thanks for sharing pics from your trip.

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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  8. Oh how fun and the pictures are all fabulous. Congrats to Jane too.

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  9. This is a good recap of the conference, Kim. Thanks for letting Jordan and me hang out with you all. We loved getting to know you better.

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  10. Wow, what an awesome trip and how fantastic you look!

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  11. Kim - I was also thrilled to finally meet y'all in person. It was such a fun weekend!!!!!!! Congrats on winning that pot - it's fabulous! xo

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  12. It looks like so much fun! And you got to meet my pal Julie, isn't she the sweetest thing :) I'm so sad I missed it, last week was the only time Abby could come home from UT for a few days though. Next year I'm coming and meeting all of you girls!! And you look great, Kim.

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  13. What a fun and wonderful recap Kim! Your camera takes beautiful pics (congrats to Jane)! I so enjoyed having dinner with you all and spending time together. It was such an amazing weekend and can't wait till next year! Oh and love the pic of you and Mike : )

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  14. Kim,
    Looks like lots of fun. The camera takes gorgeous pictures congrats to Jane. What a wonderful prize to win. Glad you had a wonderful week end.
    Kris

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  15. Fun, fun, fun!!!!!! Thanks for sharing some of the scenery and happenings, I'm sure your creative juices are oozing right now Kim!

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  16. Thanks for mentioning us! It was great to meet you and Shirley and so many of the other bloggers. Looking forward to working with you soon too hopefully!! :)

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  17. It was fun to get to see all of these pictures. The Haven Conference reminds me a lot of the Atlanta Home Show that comes downtown once a year (minus all the bloggers). I love the pretty plant that you won!

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  18. Kim, you look wonderful. You are an inspiration. Thank you for the Haven recap from your pictures. I don't blog. Wish readers could join Haven and meet the bloggers in person. Happy you won the potted plant.

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    1. Sandy, you don't have to be a blogger. The first year there were several non bloggers thinking about becoming bloggers so they came to learn more.

      thanks

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  19. OK...you caught me with my hand in the candy jar..not just once, but twice!!!...So now you know why I am on a diet!! You got some great shots of the conference!....Congrats to Miss Jane!!!!...so happy for her!!!

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  20. Oh my gosh! That Samsung camera takes great pictures and I can't believe that I'm the lucky winner! This news almost (but not quite) makes up for us not going to Haven this year! Congrats on winning the beautiful potted plants!

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  21. Thanks for sharing the Haven fun with those of us who couldn't come this year! It looks like you all had a wonderful time!

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  22. Congrats to Jane. The conference looks like so much fun! Next year I AM getting there!!!! Your pics are great. Now get some rest!!

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  23. It looks like it was so much fun ! Congrats Jane!!

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  24. Wow how fun! Sure wish I could have been there...but you already know why.Great photos!

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  25. Hi Kimmie! Oh, it looks like you had such fun. You look so cute. I saw Shirley's snaps too. I've been gone for about a month. Pop over if you have time and find out what I'm up to.
    You're always a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. CONGRATS to Jane on a great win!! Glad you had a great time at Haven Kim.

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  27. Awesome pics and looked like a wonderful and fun filled time! You look great Kim. Congrats to Jane!

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  28. That looks like such a fun time - sorry I missed out. Will have to try for 2015 - would love to meet you!

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  29. Kim,
    You are looking great! I read your posts about how you have taken off several pounds. Congratulations on your slimmer look.

    Some day I hope to attend a blogger conference and meet all of you in person. Your photos make it look like loads of fun and inspiration. Back before I retired from education, I attend Advanced Placement conferences each year all over the country and sort of miss getting to do that.

    Judith

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  30. You look fantastic!!! Thanks for taking us along on your trip.

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  31. Fun and fabulous pics of Haven, Kim! Congrats to Jane on her special win!

    Poppy

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  32. Congratulations Jane!! Enjoy the camera. Kim you look great and looks as thought Haven was lots of fun!

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  33. Looks like you had a great time...and you look maaaavelous, Kim! Thanks for sharing - I LOVE your blogs and your lovely home!

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  34. What a great recap! It reminds me I have those gift cards to the Home Depot for winning that friendly little challenge. :) And thanks for rooting for us in the coffee table challenge, your picture of our coffee table reminds me that I really was happy with our result, even if we didn't win. :)

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  35. Congrats to Jane and thanks Kim for sharing your weekend with us. Haven is on my to-do list for next year.

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  36. How much total fun! Loved being there via your photos!
    Jenna

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  37. I had so much fun getting to know you, Kim! I'm still tired but it was definitely worth it! Can't wait until next year!!

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  38. I'm glad you shared the photos and your experience at Haven. It looks like a lot of fun. Congratulations on winning the plant. Very nice, Kim.

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