One week from now I will be having inappropriate amounts of fun with anybody brave enough to get within ten feet of me.
No, this isn’t a Miley Cyrus music video – it’s Haven!
Last year I attended the first-ever Haven Conference for DIY and home décor bloggers, and something super surprising happened:
In fact – they embraced me!
I hugged so many hot Havenistas that I considered the act (coupled with my incessant wine glass to mouth action) my arm workout for the month. On top of that, I had the thrill of meeting some of my favorite bloggers who I’ve considered my friends for years – and now that we’ve met, we really are!
(If I meet you and like you, we’re friends. That’s my rule.)
Not only did I get to meet these fabulous favorite bloggers of mine, but if you go to the Haven Conference website you’ll notice that THIS is one of the first pictures you’ll see in the header! WHA?!
Haven 2012 was such a full and fun-filled experience that I wrote a recap post for each day – check them out if you’re interested in getting a sense of what to expect for this year’s conference, or if you simply want to
live vicariously through me shake your head and wonder how I don’t get arrested:
The Haven Conference, Day 1
Other titles considered for this post included:
- Socializing After Only 4 Hours of Sleep
- Is It Legal to Buy This Much Alcohol in The South?
- The Rudest Introduction EVER!
- Thank Goodness for Clara
- Can I Still Call Myself “A Blogger” If I Don’t Take Pictures?
The Haven Conference, Day 2
So many crazy things happened during Day 2 that I can’t even sum it up in sentence. What, with my hangover and 5″ eyeliner, the Dusty Hump Sandwich months in the making, meeting soulmates in the wine line, taking dares involving saxophone players, and closing down restaurants in the ATL…you’re just going to have to click and read to get all the juicy details.
The Haven Conference, Day 3
“Haven is like Las Vegas.
Time ceases to exist when you’re there.”
Deep thoughts by Dusty, my two new girl crushes, and famous last words.
OH THE FUN WE HAD!
And I CANNOT WAIT to discover all the fun we’re going to have again this year! Haven 2013 is less than one week away and I plan to BRING IT, ya’ll! (<- look at me, already practicing my southern).
Speaking of “southern” – check out this comic my southern friend Beth from Unskinny Boppy (who joined me for Haven last year) sent me after the conference:
It still cracks me up to this day!
What can I say? I can’t help myself!
Will you be joining me at Haven this year? I hope you are, but if not, consider me your Haven Ambassador! Who do you insist I meet? Who do you want me to photo bomb? What questions should I ask your favorite bloggers? Let me hear it!
Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the details of Haven through my eyes, live from Atlanta! Then look for Haven 2013 recaps coming in early August – you know I’m going to spill it! (The details – not my wine.)
Yay! Can’t wait to meet you! I read all of your Haven goodies last year after the conference. I can’t wait to actually be there this year! Safe travels and see you soon lady!
I’m looking forward to meeting you too, Jenn! Safe travels to you as well – see you soon!
Can’t wait to meet you!!
Hi Paula! I can’t wait to meet you, too! We shall look for each other in the wine line.
Wish I was going. I have only met Coffee Dusty, but think it would be fun to meet Wine Dusty. Have a blast!
I hope someday Wine Dusty and Wine Jennifer get together. I’m pretty sure we’d be unstoppable.
Thank goodness I read this now! I’m totally ready to meet you in the wine line:) I’m crazy excited for my first blog conference, and decided that I’ll just wing it, who has time to study-up beforehand?
I winged it last year and had an excellent time, so I think your plan sounds fantastic, Jessica! I’m looking forward to meeting you and toasting to another fun year at Haven!
Hey Dusty – I so wish I was going, JUST TO STALK all my favorite bloggers! Alas, work is too busy right now so I will just have to live vicariously through your updates via FB and/or IG!!! PLEASE? Have a GREAT time – better catch up on your zzzzz’s now!
Oh you know it, girl – I’ll be a IG, Twitter, and FB posting fool! I hope you’re able to make it next year, Dianne – it’d be so wonderful to meet you!!
Awesome post! Now I’m soooo excited…mostly for that arm workout (is that how Madonna gets her arms? I’m signing up for that wine glass to mouth workout!). Can’t WAIT to meet everyone!
Thank you, Angie! I think I’m on to something with this wine glass workout thing. I better make sure I have a glass of wine in EACH hand at all times, just to even things out. See you soon!
So afterparty at your place?! Rumor has it there’s a Trader Joe’s with $2.99 wine down the street from our hotel. Haven is going to be so much fun, hopefully we’ll get to meet at some point!
That would be simply spendid! (All of it!)
G and Kate are going to miss you!