Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hello! Holidays peeks

Here is a sneak peek of what we have in store for our Hello! Holidays Classes:

You can still join in the fun by getting your $100 event pass at

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Vendor Spotlight Weekend: Adornment

With only 12 days away from the Big Event, we're highlighting all our Boutique Market vendors this weekend! Woot woot! First up, Adornment {vintage in bloom}

Adornment is ran by the Lovely Lindsee

My name is Lindsee: creator, bookkeeper, happy wife, and mother of 2 year old twins. I guess you could say I am addicted to creating. After trying almost every craft out there, I have settled down and realized that I love fabric flowers because they are so versatile. I have put them on shirts, jackets, headbands, lamps, curtains, purses, etc. They can dress up or down outfits, add some color, and make my messy bun look like I put forth some kind of effort (best trick ever). I have been making and selling these blooms since 2003 and my designs keep evolving with the times.
My shop, Adornment, is where I mainly sell my items. All of my blooms are made with vintage materials, which is what makes Adornment unique. Each bloom is inspired and created from an extensive (and I mean, ex-ten-sive...) collection of vintage lace, fabrics, and jewelry making each one all it's own. I have made a conscious effort to keep my prices affordable. My standard is if I wouldn't pay it, then I won't charge it.
Adornment sells blooms and bows for women and the little gals. Recently, Adornment has added bow ties for the little guys to it's repertoire. Little boys need love too.

We can't wait to see what Lindsee has in store for us at the Boutique Market! 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Final Vendor Call: Boutique Market

We still have space left for a few more vendors at our Boutique Market! Join our fabulous Boutique Market at hello there! house at the Brickyard on Mill Ave October 7th & 8th

Visit our Boutique Market page on the hello there! house website to get all the info and to register as a vendor! Vendors can now even attend the hello there! house classes until 3:00 pm each day for only $75 for two days! Go to the Eventbrite registration page to grab your vendor tickets! 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fill 'Er Up Ticket Sale

Only 14 days left until the hello there! house home & garden event, and we want to fill up the event to max capacity! Since we are hoping to share all the amazing classes, food, take home projects, and swag with as many people as possible, we are having our Final Ticket Sale!

You can get the two full days of classes, breakfast & lunch for both days, all the make & take projects, all the swanky swag we'll be handing out, shopping at our Boutique Market, admittance to our awesome Happy Hour Real Estate Forum, and last but not least admittance to our kick butt Goodbye Bash! All that goodness for just $100! Hurry on over to our EventBrite Page to register for our event- once you register we'll send you all the information you need to choose your breakout classes! You can view the Event Schedule and see which classes fit you best!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Contributor Feature: Maggie Anderson

Maggie Anderson is a native of Poland, who has also lived in Germany, California, and Connecticut. English is her third language after Polish and German. Having lived in Arizona for the last 20 years, her love of the valley only starts to dwindle towards those last unbearable summer months of August and September. 

Initially a Psychology major, Maggie attended the American Institute of Interior Design, shortly after she realized her passion for creating; and grew an appreciation for textiles, architecture, and beautiful spaces. Not long after graduating she started an interior design business. Her work has been featured in various valley magazines and on the teen version of the hit show “MTV Cribs”. When she had even bigger plans of combining real estate with her design expertise, she started what is now her current interior design firm “Within Spaces” and received her Real Estate License. This wonderful marriage of careers allows her to help clients find their dream homes while also sharing her design expertise. A busy realtor for HomeSmart, she prides herself in helping her clients achieve a “change in lifestyle. “
Maggie’s favorite things to do is spend silly time with her two loves, her precious son Aiden who will be one in October, and her dashing and loving husband Shawn. She also enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants and food, and of course as much design as possible. 

Maggie will be there to answer all of your real estate questions at the hello there! house home & garden event’s Real Estate Forum: Bang For Your Buck.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Class Registration Now Open!

Hello ladies and gentle-mans!
I wanted to put up a quick post to let all of our registered (and not-quite-registered) attendees know that class registration has officially opened. With a mere seventeen days left to purchase your two-day conference ticket, it’s time to make sure everyone knows where they’re supposed to be come October 7th at 9:00am.
If you have already purchased your ticket, you will have received an email with the password for registration. You may use that password to register at for the breakout classes you’d most like to attend. Space is limited to offer an even attendance for our wonderful contributors, so pick quickly and avoid missing the class you’ve been yearning to attend all summer!
If you have any questions on how class registration works, please don’t hesitate to send us an email at We will gladly hold your hand and help you make the best decision!
Happy registration day!

Thank You Meet’n’Greeters!

Thanks to all of you who joined us for the final meet’n’greet event before the big two-day conference at The Center in Downtown Tempe on October 7th & 8th. Register here for your full pass today! Space is limited and there’s only seventeen days until it all begins!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Tomorrow is the Joe's Farm Grill Meet 'N' Greet! The FINAL Meet 'N' Greet before our big event October 7th & 8th! We can't wait to see everyone and show you how to make a fancy tiny house with some Painting Like A Pro skills! 

Get your tickets for tomorrow's Meet 'N' Greet at to spend the morning with us at beautiful Agritopia! 

Tomorrow is also the last day to get your Early Bird passes! Two days of our amazing event for just $150! What could be better than that? Go to to get your Early Bird Passes while they last!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Three Announcements......

First up, our official Farmers Market & Boutique Market Info & Flyer

The times for the markets have been re-organized to better maximize Mill Avenue traffic, and to accommodate those vendors who have been wanting to come to the hello there! house home & garden event! Vendors can purchase two day Vendor Event Passes for $100 that will include breakfast, lunch, and all classes until 3:00 pm. Then vendors can break away and set up their booths at 3:00, and sell there treasures from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Boutique Market! Hip Hip Hooray!

And Secondly, we are now offering ONE DAY PASSES for those of you that can only make it for one day! Friday's passes are priced at $75, and include Friday's classes and Saturday's passes are priced at $100.

Of course, last but not least- our Early Bird Pricing throwback expires Saturday, so you only have today & tomorrow to take advantage of getting a full access event pass for only $150! Hurry before they're gone!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Countdown is ON

Only 3 more days until the Joe's Farm Grill Meet 'N' Greet! Here are some sneak peeks of the Make 'N' Take Projects we will be sending home with all our Meet 'N' Greet guests:

Aaaaannnndd.......we will be raffling off one Grand Prize to one of our luckiest Meet 'N' Greet Guests for a free Two Day Event Pass to hello there! house home & garden event! Wahoo!

Doesn't this make you want to learn to paint & stain with us and eat at Joe's? Grab your tickets (we only have a handful left) at

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Teacher Feature: Rosemary Watson

Rosemary Watson, born & raised in Arizona, has learned to make the most of living in this hot-but-wonderful state. A dabbler in many artistic mediums, she fills her home with whimsy and inspiration; and has developed  a unique philosophy of creating highly personal living spaces reflecting one’s own interests, style, and functions. Her small home in Mesa explodes with personality as well as making the most of limited space and being functional for 5 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 DIY-crazy adults. You can learn more about Rosemary at her blog, 

Rosemary will be teaching the Hello! Holidays Classes, the Sweet Little Nurseries Class, and co-teaching the Happy Bathrooms at hello there! house home & garden event.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Teacher Feature: Braden Watson

Braden Watson has been working in the construction field for longer than he cares to remember. He has done everything from plumbing to electrical to flooring; but currently he focuses his skills on painting. He has professionally painted interiors and exteriors of homes for six years now, and finishes furniture for Wood Creations Furniture. He also specializes in cabinet refinishing and trim installation, both skills he will help others develop athello there! house home & garden event. 

Braden will be teaching the Painting Like A Pro Class, and co-teaching the Reupholster, Refinish, Restyle Class and Happy Bathrooms at hello there! house home & garden event. He has a knack for making even the most daunting tasks seem manageable with his experience and techniques.

Braden is also going to be sharing some staining techniques at our final Meet 'N' Greet at Joe's Farm Grill this Saturday from 9:00-11:00 am. Get your tickets at to join in on the fun!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sponsor Sunday: Rhonna Designs

Some of you follow Rosemary's (our Event Coordinator) blog, but those of you who don't may not know that she is now a member of Rhonna Design's Creative Team! She is beyond excited to work with the amazingly talented Rhonna Farrer, and she is even more thrilled to announce that Rhonna Designs is sponsoring the Hello Holidays! class at hello there! house home & garden event!

Rhonna Designs just released their Spooky Junque Halloween Digital & Printable Kits last night on the shop site, and we will be using these gorgeous printables in our projects for Hello! Holidays. Here is a sneak peek of one of the Make & Takes our hello there! house guests will be making for their own home's holiday decorations:

Project made using the Spooky Junque Candy Cones Kit, frame from the Spooky Junque Frames Kit

Visit the Rhonna Designs blog to see more holiday decorating projects you can make with the Spooky Junque Kits!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Teacher Feature: Audrey Lasalle

Audrey is a freelance dreamer and Arizona native. She was raised, along with 6 siblings, on a U-Pick Produce farm in the tiny farming town of Wilcox, Arizona. Working from a young age on her family farm taught her all she needs to know about growing vegetables & flowers. Audrey has always had a passion for using ordinary space to grow beautiful flowers, plants and shrubs. Aside from being a single mom to 3 beautiful children; she is a musician and enjoys the outdoors, reading, lifting heavy weights, and smiling. She is excited to show fellow Phoenicians all the beautiful plants you can grow in this amazing state. You name it, she can grow it. 

Audrey will be teaching the Bloom In The Desert class; which is all about flower gardening in Arizona.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Early Bird Throwback

We're less than one month away from hello there! house home & garden event! To celebrate and say thanks to all our friends, we're bringing back the Early Bird Passes until our last Meet 'N' Greet at Joe's Farm Grill! You have until September 17th to take advantage of our Early Bird Event Passes, which include 2 full days of classes, breakfast & lunch from The Center Bistro, admission to our Happy Hour Real Estate Forum, shopping at our Boutique & Farmers Market, and last but not least our Goodbye Bash; plus all kinds of take home projects & swag bags! That's a $225 value for only $150! Don't wait- we only have 30 Early Bird Passes available. Get your hello there! house Early Bird Passes at our Eventbrite page

Teacher Feature: BJ Powell

BJ Powell has been in the Real Estate business for over 25 years. In 2006 she opened Wood Creations Furniture, a place where her clients could get high quality, real wood furniture they could customize to fit their budgets & personal style. Bj has two sons; the youngest is Braden Watson another teacher at hello there! house who is married to Rosemary, the Event Coordinator. She has five grandchildren from them and just loves to spend time with them. 

Bj will be teaching Designer Style on a Budget at hello there! house home & garden event; a class that shows how to achieve the same looks in magazines, stores, & websites on a budget! Learn more about BJ & Wood Creations Furniture at And be sure to shop the Boutique Market at hello there! house where you can see all that Wood Creations Furniture has to offer!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Teacher Feature: Jessi Sanfilippo

Jessi Sanfilippo is a work-from-home mama of a precocious three-year-old and a not-quite-wife to her aptly named Husfriend. Born in New York and unwillingly transplanted to Arizona, Jess does her best to cultivate creativity at every sweaty turn. When she isn't glued in front of a computer screen making the magical world of social media spin, you can find her creating. She dabbles in everything from the glue gun to the seam ripper to her biggest creative passion, thrifting. She has developed a science, so to speak, to hunting for the greatest treasures at thrift stores and even next to apartment complex dumpsters and is beyond thrilled to share that passion and methodology with everyone at this October's event.

Jessi will be teaching our Treasure Hunting class at hello there! house home & garden event. Learn more about Jessi at her blog

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Teacher Feature: Colleen Lemons

Colleen Lemons is an interior designer and Etsy entrepreneur in love with all things handmade!  After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in Interior Design, she packed her bags, moved to Phoenix, and hasn't looked back since.  She has been working full-time as an interior designer in Phoenix for the last 5 years, and has worked on projects all over the world.  From restaurants and hotels, to luxury spas and home decor, she has designed it all.  She can teach you the tricks of the trade so that you can create a stylish home that is budget-friendly and reflects your personality and lifestyle.

In 2010 she decided that one job wasn't enough, and decided to open an Etsy shop, The Shop at No. 144,  to sell her handmade fashion and wedding accessories.  Her work has been featured in Kentucky Bride Magazine, and will also be featured in the book "Micro Crafts" coming out this Fall.  

To learn more about the shop you can follow her blog,Mrs. Lemons and Facebook page.  Want to feel inspired? Take a look at her Pinterest boards!

Colleen will be teaching the Design Styles: Find Your Style class, which will introduce our guests to the most popular styles of today, and how to choose your own unique style.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Teacher Feature: Beth Imbornoni

Beth Imbornoni was born and raised in Arizona and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors of Science in Interior Design.  She has been working in high-end residential, commercial and hospitality designs for 7 years in Scottsdale.  She has worked on projects all over the US including Hawaii, California, Florida, and Arizona.  She enjoys spending time with her daughter, working on home-improvement projects, and traveling. 

Beth will be teaching the I Heart AZ: Outdoor Living class at hello there! house home & garden event; a class focusing on the outdoor living spaces in your home especially designed for the weather in Arizona.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sponsor Sunday: A Perfect Memory

Let's hear it for our vinyl sponsor: A Perfect Memory!

A Perfect Memory is dedicated to giving you a selection of products that you won’t find in other online vinyl shops. Since I am a graphic designer I am able to custom design vinyl pieces for your home, car windows and also scrapbook pages and books. Since we have designed these specially for our online store only, you will not find them anywhere else. If you can dream it up- we can design it! And even if you can't dream it up- we can still design it! 

Shalin from A Perfect Memory supplied us with some mini vinyl's for our swag bags at our Herb Box Meet 'N' Greet, and we can't wait to see what she has in store for us at the Main Event & Boutique Market!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Who Wants a Pinterest invite? (and our Weekly Roundup #13)

We know some of you have been curious about Pinterest and maybe have been waiting a while for them to get back to you with your invite. We'd like to help you along with that! Leave us a comment and let us know if you'd like to join in the Pinterest fun and we'll email you along an invite!

In the meantime, here are some of our current faves:

The awesome thing about Pinterest is that they allow you any number of invites, so yes we still have invites left for those of you that still want to join in the fun! Leave us your email information and not only will we pass along your Pinterest invites, you'll receive the latest and greatest news from hello there! house in our newsletters! Hip Hip Hooray!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Teacher Feature: Fancy House Road

With their unique and individualistic senses of style- this Mother (Debs) and
her Daughters (Camberley, Keighley and Kiersten) came together in 2009 and
started their lifestyle blog, “Fancy House Road”. They wanted to share with the
world three things: how they create, relate and decorate.

Debs, a mother of 8 and grandmother to almost 13, recently traded in her work
as a décor store owner, Bella Fine’ Décor, for commercial interior design. Her life
has always focused on creating beautiful things including her children, her homes
as well as parties and events.

Camberley, our mother to be, currently runs her own social media marketing
company, e-social strategies. Her free time is spent in becoming a master chef,
crafting and mid-century modern decorating.

Keighley, an obsessive dog lover, is a women of all trades. she earned a degree
in European history, she works for debs interior design company and is now
assisting Cami with social media. She loves books and all things old.

Kiersten, the newlywed, has a passion for fashion, loves everything equestrian
and is working on creating her newly married life-style on a budget. She is
currently working on her college degree, majoring in marketing.

The ladies of Fancy House Road will be teaching our Bold Not Beige class; all about discovering your own color styles and incorporating them into your home. Learn more about the Fancy House girls on their blog, Fancy House Road.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Teacher Feature: Kelly Hedberg

Kelly Hedberg is a garden enthusiast who has a strong interest in growing fruits and vegetables from seed. Originally from the Jersey shore, Kelly has learned how to survive gardening in the desert through trial and error, experimentation, patience and perseverance. She is now a huge fan of the state of Arizona, its natural beauty and varied landscapes. Kelly recently completed the Master Gardening program at University of Arizona and is currently chair of the Youth Garden at Broadmor Elementary School. She is a stay-at-home mom of three who loves the outdoors, physical activity and community building.

Kelly will be teaching the Gardening Virgins class at hello there! house home & garden event; a class that teaches even the blackest of thumbs how to begin your affair with gardening.
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