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Happy Monday and Haven Conference recap 2014…

Happy Monday! I flew in yesterday in time to have dinner with my family and unwind  a bit! I had such a great time at the Haven Conference. It was such a great chance to have met some amazing people.

I wish I had taken more pictures! I was so busy I kind of forgot! In fact I have no pictures of myself teaching in my session either! So if you have some great pics and would share them with me I would be so grateful!

Here’s  recap of what I do have!

Hotal Dunwoody atlanta

Out hotel was really beautiful! It had some great areas for conversation, and a really beautiful outside garden.

Jennifer Rizzo in XCVI palazzo pants

And since I normally wear old sweats and paint clothing, I decided to actually dress up a bit. I love a good pair of Palazzo pants.

fun ,wide-legged patterned pants from TJ Maxx

I also found these cute,wide-legged patterned pants at TJ maxx before I left.

Christiane Lemieux and Jennifer Rizzo.com

I also was really fortunate to meet the Amazing Christiane Lemieux of Dwell Studio and now the executive creative director of Wayfair and Birch Lane. She was wearing an amazing Marc Jacobs that had a great vintage vibe. She was super warm and friendly. Loved her.

Jennifer Rizzo and Mike Holmes

And of course I got a quick pic with Mike Holmes who was quickly swamped with Haven Mavens.

Jennifer Rizzo and Thompsons waterseal at Haven conf

I also learned that if there’s a give away involved, I will pretty much do anything to win. I have no shame.Jennifer Rizzo and Moen

Scout and Nimble candy bar

And Scout and Nimble had my most favorit-est booth ever. Can you say bottomless candy bar at my disposal? Boom! Get me a shovel and a feed bag. And Jesse is just super talented and amazing. I love their branding and her site.Make sure you check it out!!!

tha handmade home Jennifer Rizzo Thistlewood Farms and At the Picket Fence

And the best part was meeting up with the  great friends that I am separated from by hundreds of miles.These are the few pics I do have, so many times I forgot to take pictures with people that I wish I now I had!

The Handmade Home,Thistlewood Farms,At the Picket Fence.

Jennifer Rizzo and Jamie Lundstrom

(I think this is Jamie’s photo, not mine)

So much better with Age

Jennifer Rizzo the DIY show off and Unskinny Boppy

DIY show off, Unskinny Boppy

The thing is the sessions were great. I learned a lot. And I always love speaking, but what I really loved most out of the whole experience was connecting with everyone, and  meeting new old friends.

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  1. It is one of my goals for next year to make it to Haven. I am contemplating putting in the vacation request right now 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful recap!

  2. Awww, thanks so much for including me, Jen! I absolutely adored meeting you, thanks for dinner, you were a wonderful date! And for listening. You are a wonderful mentor and friend.

  3. For someone who didn’t remember to take photos–
    It was so good to see everyone again AND meet some of my favorite bloggers!
    btw—I did finally succumb to the candy bar too.

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