Monday, October 10, 2011

Hello There House

 This last weekend was the Hello There House home and garden event and it was awesome. I taught the Chic Children's spaces which is kinda ironic cause our children's spaces are not done yet. But we are working on them and they will Sometimes I feel like nothing is ever done.
This is the view from the presentation room. That is "A" mountain in the background.

This is Colleen (found here) teaching us how to find our design style. I learned that I am a bit of everything. Her class was awesome and she is awesome.

The lovely ladies from Fancy House Road (who are really so fun) were there teaching us not to be afraid of color. We had to make a design board that went along with two words. My words were "sassy and sophisticated" and this is what I came up with. 

Reachel taught a charming closets class. She is so passionate about what she does that it made the class awesome. I have followed her blog and become her friend in real life, but her teaching this class was a whole new Reachel to me. We were cracking up.

Reachel and I also showed up wearing unplanned coordinating outfits. I won't ask who wore it better, cause the answer is obvious (I want that skirt of hers real bad).

I learned about having chickens in my back yard and we are going to do it! Someday! I am not sure when Russ will get around to building a coop for them, but when he does it will be awesome. I was so glad Annie was there to teach it. She was awesome and answered all my questions.

Also I didn't get a picture of her but I LOVED Kelly's gardening class. She was so passionate about gardening that it got me really excited about doing it myself, but I also realized that I need to start out small. Because if I start and get overwhelmed and fail I can totally see myself giving up.
I also loved meeting Erin from design for mankind. She was incredibly sweet and awesome and how did I not know who she was??

Then Debbie showed us all about chalk paint, and it is awesome. No sanding or priming? Even on laminate? Sign me up. I couldn't find a link for this, but hopefully I will soon.

Rosemary and Jessie did such a good job organizing this whole event and teaching at it. They are super stars.

Here are some pictures of just *some* of the gals that were there. I loved meeting all of them.

I was pretty nervous to teach at first, but then I got to know the people there that is was no big thing. Everyone was so awesome. It was a blast and I am so glad I went.


  1. Ohhhh. Your "Sassy and Sophisticated" turned out so cute!

    It was fun hanging out with you this past weekend. Your class was definitely one of my favorites. Thanks for inspiring me.


  2. Your "Sassy and Sophisticated" board turned out so cute!

    It was fun hanging out with you this past weekend. Your class was definitely one of my favorites. Thanks for inspiring me.


  3. I wish I could have been there! Reachel said you did a fantastic job! of course you did. :)

  4. Yay! I just got to relive it all over again. Thanks, Deb! Your pics are lovely and I agree with Camberley, LOVE your Sassy&Sophisticated board. Looks like a design mag. I also love that Camberley was so inspired by your blog and has already whipped up a tute. Super-fantastic. AND I've been at the supermarket searching out freezer paper....does it ONLY come in a gigantic roll? Just not so convenient for travelling home to Australia purposes.

    *sigh* You gals inspire me. And make me want to be a better blogger. Because I kinda think you'd dig what I do, too.

  5. biggirlsweets I wish you had said something about the freezer paper on Saturday I would have let you have some of my big fat roll. Also, you should blog more cause I know I would dig what you do. It was awesome to meet you.



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