Have a great Friday night! We'll be tuning into HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes at 8pm to see Kathy Najimy's New York apartment turned into a festive holiday space, by yours truly!
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!
I'm not easily enticed by crazy Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales - I often end up buying MORE then I need and that drives me crazy. But, I've got to say, these 4 sales totally caught my eye! I thought I'd share my favorite Cyber Monday sales with you - go shop! (within your means of course :)))
1ST ORDER OF BUSINESS: BLOG OVERHAUL!
Y'all, did you notice?? The blog got a MAJOR overhaul!!!! Whew! Doesn't it feel good! I can brag about it because I didn't do a THING. Dear friend and designer/coder extraordinaire LeighAnn totally whipped this thing into shape! Let me give you a brief tour!
HOME: This is blogland. All of my weekly rants and raves will be posted (as normal) in this section!
PROJECTS: Here you'll find all things DIY, Styling and Interior Design! (I can't help bust post exclamation points because it's all so fresh and organized)
PRODUCTION: So I have a real job. I'm a Producer at Ogilvy & Mather. It's actually a really fantastic job. But I don't talk about it a ton. Because it makes me tired. But, since we're putting everything in one place, Production gets its own tab!
ABOUT: Pretty self explanatory.
PRESS: Mentions and things.
You'll also notice easy to find social media icons and search bar! That LeighAnn, she's so great! You'll have to let me know if you have any questions. I hope you like it! I LOVE it. GIGANTIC thanks to LeighAnn!
2ND ORDER OF BUSINESS
I am working with a **VERY FUN GROUP OF PEOPLE** (that I can't disclose at this time) and am GIVING AWAY A ROOM REDO!!! So the question is . . .
Are you tired of looking at the same old décor in your home? Do you feel like your home could use a facelift but don't have the budget to do anything about it? Do you feel stuck and lack inspiration when it comes to finishing your home? And, do you live in New York or LA??
You do?? Well, my friend, you are in luck!! Anyone living in New York or LA can enter!
Here's what I need from you:
• 3-5 pictures of the room in need
• a picture of yourself (and/or roommates)
• a few sentences about yourself and why you are in need of a refresh!
Please email your pictures and mini-bio to hannahkateflora.com!
HINT HINT: If I were you, I'd apply!!!