Dear friend Amy Anderson of Parker Etc. and I had a grand ole' time hosting a diy event at the Chelsea West Elm last night. We were sprawled out in the middle of the store and taught a group of 10 ladies how to make holiday diy monograms. We got off to a hilarious start (which I'll tell you about next week) and ended up with some really darling monograms! More on that later. Today though, on this dreary rainy New York Friday, I have two big updates for you!!
This past September, I filmed a segment for HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Home's in New York! My wheels had been turning ever since reading about Emily Henderson's experience on the show. Fun fact: I adore Emily Henderson. Never met the girl, but she just seems fun and driven and normal, and not too bloggy if you know what I mean. Anyways, this, was one of my favorite projects to date, for many many reasons! I'll have full recaps to share next week, but in a nutshell . . . I had two on air assistants of my choosing - Brooklyn Boy (he he he, like he had a choice!) and a good friend of ours Billy, who were hilarious together and kept all of us dying laughing; My mom flew up to act as my behind the scenes stylist / calmer-downer / producer / pillow arranger / ornament hanger / diy & crafter extroidinaire; Our production team was fantastic; AND I got to work with the spirited and lovely Kathy Najimy from two of my ALL time favorites - Sister Act & Hocus Pocus!
Here's the exciting part - the segment is finally airing!! Set those DVR's for next Friday, December 13th on HGTV, 8pm eastern. Don't worry about forgetting, I'll remind you lots!
I thought it might be fun kick off the segment airing with a little somethin-somethin, so I've teamed up with one of my FAVORITE and formerly Brooklyn based designers and friend, Jessi Evans of Orchard Made for a giveaway!! I'll be giving away one of these fabulous limited edition handmade calendars from her etsy shop -- >
Isn't it just lovely? What a great way to start the new year! Maybe I'll secretly win the giveaway . . . kidding . . . kind of :)
To enter the giveaway, please SHARE this blog link on Facebook or Instagram and leave a COMMENT on this blog post :) The lucky winner will be announced next Friday, December 13th at 12pm and this darling floral calendar will be on its way to you the next week.
I think thats enough for one Friday, so . . . ready-set-dvr's-go-enter-the-giveaway!