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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dreamingincolor at Haven

Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon posting about their Haven experiences. It helps when running out of an idea to blog about! I have had a few myself. In a nutshell, I had a blast! I met at least a hundred woman (I have that many business cards) with the same likes as I have. Intelligent talented woman! These woman were eager to share their knowledge.

I came home with bags of free stuff and a few things I won!

 Annie Sloan paint and a Ryobi  slide compund miter saw with laser and stand. Can you tell I'm excited?

 One problem! Pictures were mostly taken with my phone. Not good! annnddd they were mostly taken the last day which explains the same clothes in every picture ugh! Not good at all, especially since my Canon Rebel was in the hotel room.

There were workshops about Google Juice, Waterfall effects and the scary "M" monster!!!

There were cocktail parties with signature drinks, girls buying rounds, and  waffles!

Intriguing conversations about wood, milk paint and yogurt!

If you don't get it you will just have to go next year! If you do get it you have memories of laughter and brain farts!

Of course all of this was great but the thing that was most important were all the connections made with friends!

Lots of friend not enough pictures taken! 

This blog thing has turned into quite an adventure! I took off by myself and entered a world that was sooo much bigger than I thought.

I was welcomed in and embraced with knowledge and friendship. Thanks to everyone that attended!

I took a leap about a year ago when I helped Layla and Kevin from The Lettered Cottage, traveling alone to help with a redo in Buford, GA. That is were I met Rhoda from Southern Hospitality and she told me about heading up a new conference for Home and DIYer's. I knew that is where I wanted to be!

So take a chance and get yourself out there! There are so many people to meet and adventures to go on. It takes one step in that direction! The rest is a domino effect!

Where has taking a chance with your blog taken you?


Unknown said...

Taking a chance??? Umm....thinking... I guess every time I open the Blogger Template, I am taking a chance!!! brahhhahha!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Looks like you all had a good time! Congratulations on your wins! You have a wonderful Blog and you are an inspiration to all!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Great pictures. I'm so glad that you got the opportunity to attend and meet so many familiar bloggers.


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Deneen, so glad you came to Haven! It was so much fun & I'm still on cloud 9. Great bunch of girls!

outjunking said...

You are so right I need to take the step.

reFresh reStyle said...

Hey! I had so much fun! I love looking at your pictures! I can't wait until next year or maybe I can come to the sale!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

Bonnie and I had so much fun with you last weekend! You are so such a sweet and genuine lady and I am so glad to call you friend!

Take care,


Roeshel said...

Great recap!
Loved meeting you! :) Looking forward to next year!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!!!
So awesome to meet so many people/friends that have the same interests and drive!!!
congrats on your wins!!!
Prim Blessings

Calypso In The Country said...

Deneen - looks like so much fun! Hopefully I can go next year! So glad you got to meet so many other great bloggers!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Deneen, it was so great to meet you at Haven. I guess, for me, starting a blog was taking a big chance. I wasn't sure if anyone would like to read it. And you're right. We entered a great big, wonderful world.

thistlewoodfarm said...

It was awesome to meet you at Haven! You are so funny and thanks for the chalk paint tips :)


Kirby Carespodi said...

What a great post! It was lots of fun meeting everyone--I'm just now getting around to checking out all the blogs on all those business cards. DIY Bloggers are an awesome bunch!

Miss Charming said...

Deneen, it was so nice meeting you at Haven! Congrats on your big win with the compound miter saw. (So jealous!) I look forward to seeing what fabulous things you'll do next.