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Haven 2012 (Before)

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I don’t know why I’m so nervous, but I am.

What if I forget something like underwear or deodorant?  The important stuff!


I’m a little more prepared than I was for my first one.

Remember my first conference? Becoming

I’m wearing my work clothes to the classes, not really~I just had my friends daughter make these for me. I’m bringing a notepad/pen and I’m going to listen to every word. I mean have you seen the line up?  Star filled! Check it here Haven Speakers.  I hope I don’t grin too much or pee my pants. 

I need to remember my charger, because I’m going to be on instagram (refreshrestyle) and twitter, I want you to be here with me 🙂 In fact last week I linked instagram to my FB page.  I hope you’re not tired of seeing me!  You get to see what I’m eating, my coffee cup, Murphy.  I mean how can you go without seeing that stuff!

Everyone’s going to get a business card, so get ready. I will never tell you how many business cards I had printed with different stuff on them and decided on these that match my blog.

I want to stay connected so I put just about every way to find me on the back.

I wish I’d seen Beth’s post earlier, I would of put a QR code on there!

My camera bag fits in my purse, so I only have one bag to carry 🙂 when I’m chasing down all the speakers and hosts of Haven and all my blogging friends! I suspect there’s going to be lots of photos taken, I just wish I’d lost that weight that I’ve gained.  I admit that I’ve heard of blogger butt, well I’ve got blogger gut.  I’m just telling you upfront, so don’t be surprised, don’t look at the gut.  You know the camera adds 10 lbs. 50 lbs.

Have a great week, you’ll know where I’ll be 😉

I feel much better, I just read this post from Miss Mustard Seed, if you’re still trying to decide what to wear, go read it 🙂


Between Naps on the Porch

    25 thoughts on “Haven 2012 (Before)”

    1. Oh my gosh, I’m a nervous wreck — my first blogging conference! Excited to meet everyone and learn a ton to take my blog to the next level, though… headed to MMS to read up on what to wear!
      xo Heidi

    2. Oh I’m so excited! I’m going to Haven too with my sister and I’ll look for you. I’ll be the other blogger with blogger gut. So excited!!!!

    3. Those are some nice looking business cards! I love the shirt too! If you see me with a goofy grin on my face, feel free to bring it to my attention. I think I’ll notice if I pee my pants. 😉 Can’t wait to meet you on Wednesday! And thanks again for offering to pick me up at the airport! It’s definitely better than my original plan to hitch hike.

    4. Pack some extra undies, because if you’re going to be peeing your pants, you’ll need them! Love the shirt idea! Fabulous. Have fun! When you get back, please explain to me how to link my Instragram to my Facebook page, because I just can’t figure that one out.

    5. Can’t wait to meet ya! I’m so worried that I’ll forget my Blistex. I HAVE to wear it to bed! Once I went to California and didn’t realize that I had forgotten it until I got ready for bed. Didn’t get a wink of sleep that night! Yeah, I kinda wish I’d gone on that diet that I kept talking about!

    6. Only a few more days until Haven–I can hardly wait! Can you believe the awesome speakers who will be there? (I just posted my own “slightly freaking out about going to Haven”post.)

      Looking forward to meeting you!

    7. Oh my goodness, I am so nervous too. So much so that my to do list includes every last detail so I don’t forget anything before the trip … even shaving … I figure you’d appreciate that as a bunk mate. 😉

      Can’t wait to see you!!!!

    8. Please for all our sakes don’t forget your underwear or deodorant…we might pretend like we don’t know you if you do. grin! 😉 I will say it one more time…can’t WAIT to see you Debbie!! Love your cards, love your camera bag, totally digging the custom shirt. You rock! See ya in a few days…eek!


    9. If we’re worried about peeing our pants (I am, too!) maybe we should pick up a pack of Depends instead of underwear! 🙂

      I CANNOT WAIT TO MEET YOU! Man, I am so excited about this conference! It’s going to be awesome!

    10. If I was sitting next to you and you leaned over and said you forgot to pack your underwear I would be hysterical. But don’t forget the deo, sometimes it doesn’t work anyway but you gotta give it a chance.


    11. I’m going to have to live vicariously through you – I so badly want to go to Haven, but the timing is not right – I’m hosting a get-together at my place this week (from Thursday – Sunday) – I will have 12 of my closest stitching friends visiting, with 8 of them actually staying at my place, so I’ve got my own kind of nervousness going on!

      I want to here all about it – I will be following your twitter feed!

      I’ve never been to a blogging conference, I’m so envious!

      Have fun!


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