After months of dreaming, planning, and decorating, baby girl’s nursery is finally finished! Get a peak and hop over to the Pottery Barn Kids blog for details.
The patterned pillow case on the right took me four years to make.
A pillow case that took four years to make? You were sorta expecting it to be woven from gold, huh?
Sorry to disappoint. It’s just a plain old everyday pillow case.
So what took so long?
I got to spend the weekend being a mallrat!
I was invited to check out the HGTV pop up showroom and totally adorable life-size gingerbread house replica. Seriously, how flippin’ cute is this little house? It’s like having your own Hansel and Gretel experience, but instead of a scary witch there are totally hot designers.
Inside the house are examples of how a DIY diva would deck the halls for the holidays. Check out this rad paint brush wreath! Wouldn’t this look fantastic in a craft room? Time to start saving up your nasty old paintbrushes instead of tossing them in the trash and upcycle them into something fab.
Paint chip projects are totally hot this year and this paint chip wall art takes the cake. Kinda has me eyeing my stack of old paint chips in a new light. This would be a super fun project to try with an ombre effect, don’t you think?
HGTV designers were on hand to dish out design advice. Sabrina Soto gave a fantastic presentation and was a doll to meet. And, check out those super stylish pants! Don’t you just love her outfit?
I’ve been a fan of designer Genevieve Gorder since her Trading Spaces days and it was a treat to meet her in person. Nothing like standing next to a teeny, tiny style maven to help showcase your growing baby bump!
DIY Diva Nicole Curis was on hand to talk about her show and upcoming projects. She was a super sweetie to talk to — totally felt like you were dishing to your BFF. And, she claims she got her fab circle skirt by dumpster diving! I’m totally eyeing my neighbor’s trash cans in a new light now.
Check out this little designer gingerbread man! I’m not positive who it’s supposed to be but I’m picturing either hottie David Bromstad or one of the gorgeous Property Brothers. Thoughts?
And this is a wee bit random, but I had to include a shot of this zombie gingerbread house that was on display at the hotel. I think it was part of an elementary school design contest. Makes you wonder what kids are learning in school these days, huh? Kinda creepy, yet kinda rad too.
And alas, it does indeed snow in Minnesota. The forecast was for a chance of showers, but in just a few short hours of snowing, this is what it looked like.
Read my full review of the HGTV Holiday House at the Mall of America.