Monday, October 24, 2011

Inside hello there! house: Charming Closets

When I walked into Reachel's class, I about had a heart attack. She had the most amazing closet display with the most darling outfits and shoes imaginable. It took everything I had not to run out with some of her gorgeous dresses! Her class got so many rave reviews, I am so thankful we have her presentation to share with everyone!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Inside hello there! house: Hello! Holidays Halloween




We shared all of these wonderful printables with our hello there! house guests, and now you all know where to find more! If you need more banner printouts to go across your whole mantle, or want to get the rest of the cone designs to give out as treat holders for neighbors, or if you wanted a specific label in your Hello! Holidays kits, hop on over to Rhonna Designs and grab one of these kits! 

These are so simple to do & look totally fabulous, just cut and hot glue on some Divine Twine! You can make them even fancier with some extra elements glued on or by printing them on fabric! I laminated my banners to hang outside my bay window!

Candy Cones:
We cut and hot glued to our hearts content- no tutorial needed! We hot glued some Divine Twine to the side of the Candy Cones and glued some of the extra elements onto the cones, and VOILA! lovely Candy Cones! 

There are more examples of fabulous Candy Cones on the Rhonna Designs Blog- I love the mini cones in a frame from Nancy

These are so versatile, they can be used for anything! We printed ours on full sheet label "sticker" paper so we can stick them on invitations, envelopes, jars full of candy, windows, anything you want to have some Halloween Cheer on! 

There you have it folks- some fast, fun, & cheap holiday decor that you can use forever and ever! Easy peasy Lemon Squeezy!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Weekend Pinterest Round up: Halloween Edition

Over on my blog {} it is Happy Haunting time, so I've been completely immersed in Halloween ideas. I wanted to share a few more here so you all can spend the weekend sprucing up your house for the upcoming holiday and spreading a little Halloween cheer! Visit our hello there! house Pinterest boards, my All Hallows Eve Pinterest board, and the Halloween Inspiration board I am sharing with the ladies of Fancy House Road for even more ideas!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Inside hello there! house: Gardening Virgins with Kelly

Kelly's gardening class absolutely blew me away. I have been yearning to have a garden for the past 4 years since we moved back to Mesa from Queen Creek, but I was always so scared to start because I had no idea what I was doing. Kelly gave so much information about how to start vegetable gardening here in AZ.


 She made everything sound so fun, and really got the point across that gardening is a science. If something dies, you don't give up- you start over and change your variables and try something new until you make it work. Following directions is an important part of the process, but experimenting and observing is too.


 Here is her powerpoint, which I am so thankful we have because I couldn't record that much information in my mind.


 She was dishing out pearls of wisdom last weekend people, and she had some amazing handouts that I'm sure she'd share with anyone- just email her if you have any questions!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Inside hello there! house: Design Styles with Colleen

Our event kicked off with the gorgeous Colleen Lemons, a Phoenix interior designer who really know her stuff, guys. She's the real deal- she's worked on amazing multi-million dollar projects for big name companies, but she really understands the "real people" that are craving beautiful design even though they don't have QUITE as big of budgets *ahem*. We just loved her class, and her spunk, she's just a peach and her class was filled to the brim with extremely useful information and inspiring visuals. Here's a little peek of her intro to her class:


 This second video was my FAVORITE part of her class- the stories she makes up for people's lives when she designs is so charming I can't even take it.


 Here is her Powerpoint {Keynote for you Mac users} she shared with the class. We're so happy she was a part of our event, we just love her to bits.

Can't get enough of Colleen? Go ahead and stalk her like we do!


Also, I must show you all some of her adorable Etsy shop items. How cute are these?

Source: via Rosemary on Pinterest

Source: via Rosemary on Pinterest

Source: via Rosemary on Pinterest

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

$200 Wood Creations Furniture Gift Certificate Raffle benefitting Breast Cancer Research

In addition to our Custom Painted Piano Auction benefitting Homeward Bound, we are partnering up with another charity- The Susan G. Komen 3 day for The Cure. Tricia Powell (Braden's sister) is raising money to walk on November 15th and is looking for donations!

Wood Creations Furniture has generously donated a $200 gift certificate to anything in their store for us to raffle off to one lucky winner! All you have to do is buy our $5 raffle ticket, we'll email you your raffle number once purchased, and on Sunday, October 16th we'll choose our winner!

You can buy as many tickets as your heart desires, so let's all work together to raise as much money as we can for this amazing cause!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Custom Painted Piano Auction for Homeward Bound

It's finally time people! The auction for a custom painted piano to benefit Homeward Bound Charity in Phoenix is officially ON! Any of these pianos tickle your fancy?

I have a gorgeous upright piano in my home painted celery green, and although no one plays it {maybe someday I'll learn, or my kids will} it is my favorite thing in my house.

Have you or someone you know been wishing and hoping for a painted piano to grace your home? Then give us a bid! We'll start the opening bid at $50, bids end Saturday, October 15th at midnight! The piano up for auction is a lovely vintage upright piano!

The winning bidder will get to pick any color your heart desires and Braden will give it the professional finish of your dreams! You know you've been waiting for this your whole life! Just leave us a comment with your highest bid, and your email and we will contact you Sunday October 16th if you are the winner! We will then send you a paypal invoice for the winning bid amount, which will completely be donated to Homeward Bound! hello there! house will even cover the finishing costs! If you have any other questions about our auction, email me at Happy Bidding!

***Bidding will end at 11:59 pm Saturday, October 17th**

We did it!

hello there! house home & garden event was absolutely amazing people! A big fat thank you goes out to the lovely Jessi, all our incredible contributors, our guests who devoted their weekend to come and learn what we're all about, and to all my family & friends who have been so supportive and encouraging over the last 6 months! Also thanks so much to our speakers, sponsors, boutique market vendors, and The Center Bistro for being such a huge part in our event. I couldn't have done it without each and every one of you. AND I must give a few more special shout outs to my dad {who believed in me enough to invest in my dream}, my Aunt Mellie &Uncle Sterling {who flew in from Utah to watch my 5 kids while we worked over the whole weekend}, my mom, bestest friend Kathie & sister Eryn {who have always rooted me on and given me advice and ideas}, and Braden {who was always there, even for things that made him uncomfortable- like public speaking!}. I have THE BEST family ya'll and I owe it all to them!

Over the next few months the blog & website will be going through all kinds of makeovers, upgrades, and such prepping for the upcoming New Year! On the blog we'll be starting regularly scheduled posting after our recap this week of all the classes!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Breast Cancer Fundraiser with Wood Creations Furniture

You guys, we are less than twelve hours away from the kick off of the inaugural hello there! house home & garden event and with that kick off comes the start of our initiative to contribute to breast cancer research.
Throughout the event, we will be selling $5 raffle tickets, the entire proceeds of which, will go directly to the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer awareness and research.
What are those spicy little raffle tickets good for? Well a generous $200 gift certificate donation from Wood Creations Furniture is what those spicy little raffle tickets are good for.
Peruse their website and gallery to see just a few examples of the many styles and finishes available for the quality home furnishings they have to offer. You just may win a $200 gift certificate to spend at your discretion!
We thank BJ Powell and the entire Wood Creations Furniture family for their generosity and willingness to not only donate a bountiful gift certificate to our conference attendees, but to their awesome hearts in raising awareness for breast cancer research.
If you weren’t able to snag a ticket to the event and participate in the raffle, we would still love to collect online donations of any denomination throughout the duration of the conference. Your contribution is greatly appreciated by all those who have been directly or indirectly affected by the horrendous disease that is breast cancer. We thank you for all you do to promote awareness and research initiatives.

Monday, October 3, 2011


Ya'll. hello there! house is on FRIDAY.

Everyone is scurrying around, prepping for their classes and we've had some last minute changes to deal with (doesn't that always seem to be the case with everything?)

We had one teacher have to bow out unexpectedly and another teacher having to be in her store due to an employee shortage, so we will be moving those classes to the beginning of the new year with our Monthly hello there! house classes {more on this development later!}

So due to these unforeseen changes we have shuffled things around a bit and come up with our new Event Schedule! This new schedule features more group classes for everyone to enjoy and participate in- so if you were dying to take a certain class but it was offered during the same time as another class you were dying to attend you are in luck!

If you are attending the event and have not chosen your classes yet, please visit to choose your classes!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Weekend Pinterest Round Up: Our Event is almost here!

Only 5 more days until the hello there! house home & garden event! Aaaaahhhhh! So much to do to prepare, but the excitement is growing and growing! We can't wait to see everyone Friday, so here is a Pinterest sneak peek of what we have in store for you all! 

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