If You Love Wine, You’re Gonna Really Love This!

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**UPDATE** This event has been put on hold for the time being.  We’re working on the best ways to bring you this information and will update you as soon as possible.

I hope you all are ready today for a really fun announcement!  I have been so excited to share with you an upcoming project that I’m working on, that I have been bursting at the seams to share.

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You all love wine as much as I do, right?  I thought so, so I wanted to do something to include you in my next entertaining series.  Drumroll please… I’ve partnered with Cambria Estate Winery in California to launch a series this spring all about tasting, pairing, and entertaining with wine.  AND we’re kicking off the entire series with a virtual wine tasting next week! This is the part I am dying over. We’ve managed to get Denise Shurtleff – the head winemaker for the brand – to join me and all of you for a virtual meet up.  Denise and I will be sharing tips for an easy and down to earth wine tasting that will enable you to add pairings and maybe a tasting of your own to upcoming parties.
We’re featuring a couple of Cambria’s favorites, Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay, Tepusquet Vineyard Syrah, and Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir.  You can participate in a few different ways:
    1. Grab yourself these wines and saddle up to your computer to taste each one with us.
    2. Grab a few friends and do it together!  Split the cost of the wine and gather around the computer for the tasting.
    3. Join us and take notes!  You will learn a thing or two even if you didn’t get a chance to grab the wine before the event.

You only have to sign in once per computer that will be logged on, so if you join with friends, only one person has to sign up! Sign up’s will be open until 6am the day of the event, then we’ll send an email with the virtual hangout link an hour before the event.  Please know, you do NOT have to be on camera for this hangout!  You can still watch us without a camera or with your camera option off. This will not be recorded, so please be sure to join us for the live event!

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Celebrate the Creativity with Handmade Charlotte and PBK

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This seems to be the week of events!  Our Redress event on Tuesday night went wonderfully.  We had a booth of some of our favorite designs in our product line for sale and spoke to the crowd about home trends for spring. It was so fun to get out and socialize with some amazing women and to get an opportunity to talk about my line.  After all the fun, I ended up getting home at midnight after packing the Subaru full of my wares in the pouring rain was exhausting, then I had people coming to work on the house at 8am yesterday, so needless to say, it was a little tight for my planned blog post which just didn’t go up. Mi dispiace!

I did want to pop in today and remind you guys of our event this weekend which will be happening around the country, so don’t miss out! We’ve partnered with Rachel from Handmade Charlotte to help celebrate the launch of this fabulous line of kids crafts that she’s designed being sold at Pottery Barn Kids!  To celebrate, there is an in-store event where all the kiddos will get to make a craft.

Handmade Charlotte x Pottery Barn Kids Craft Event

  • Saturday, March 7th
  • ALL Pottery Barn Kids locations! (check here to find your store)
  • TWO Sessions – 11:00am – 11:30am & 11:30am-12:00pm
  • Kiddos will be able to make a free craft and you’ll be able to peruse the new boxed craft kids as well!

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Aren’t these just the CUTEST kits?  Check out Handmade Charlotte for details on these and other awesome DIY projects!

Pottery Barn Kids + Handmade Charlotte Craft Event

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I hope you all are having a wonderful Thursday so far!  I’m in-flight to Vegas but wanted to quickly pop in to let you know of an upcoming event!  While I was in Salt Lake City last month, I had the pleasure of dropping in on a Sundance show with Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte and she made a huge impression on me.  If you’ve ever met Rachel, you know she is a big personality with an even bigger heart.  We talked for the entire bus ride up to the film festival and I was so excited to hear about some of the amazing collaborations she had coming up and jumped at the chance to help her spread the word.

Rachel has collaborated with Pottery Barn Kids on some darling craft kits for kids and I’ll be hosting a free in-store craft event that’s going on at Pottery Barn Kids next weekend (Saturday, March 7th).  Although it will be going on all around the country (find your local store here), but I’ll be at our local Columbus store at Polaris Fashion Place leading the craft and introducing you to do adorable kits.  All kids are invited to make a free craft project – super hero wrist cuffs or an owl habitat.  These projects compliment the Handmade Charlotte DIY kits that are now available for purchase at Pottery Barn Kids.  I love they’re creative, yet accessible for the kiddos.  The superhero kits remind me of my six (yes six) nephews and I can totally imagine my niece sitting down and playing with the lacing girls kit (shown above).

I would love to see you all come out!  There are two sessions – one from 11am-11:30am and another from 11:30am-12pm on Saturday, March 7th. You have to RSVP for the event – so please call you local store asap to rsvp!

See you there!

Everything But the House – A Giveaway!

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It’s a wonderful Thursday, guys! I have a really fascinating giveaway to bring to you from Everything But the House.  I wanted to share this one with you guys because it’s new, unique, and it’s heavily concentrated in my area, although they do ship nationwide.

People always ask me where I shop for antique or unique odds and ends around Columbus, but truth be told, I don’t go to many stores, I mostly scour estate sales and garage sales.  Here is where Everything But the House comes in.  It’s an online estate sale with bidding/auction type style which I’ve found very fun. You can place your starting bid and the highest you’re willing to pay and then their system bids for you – within your price range.

So, onto the fun part!  Here are the items I’ve either recently won (Eee!) or am currently bidding on (fingers crossed!). Sometimes it’s hard to envision someone else’s stuff in a more modern or cool way when it’s surrounded but other pieces that aren’t your cup of tea, but just like at a real estate sale, you’ve got to look past the life the item used to have and look at how it could be.

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Makeover Madness

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Remember this blast from the (not so distant) past?  We’ll I’ve got some exciting news and I need your help! I’ve been selected to participate in the Better Homes and Gardens Makeover Madness challenge and the chairs from this post were entered into the first round of the contest! Today is the only day you can vote for me, so please hop over and vote if you can!  If I make it to the final four, I get to participate in a craft challenge at the BHG headquarters and if I win that, my project will end up in the magazine!  I’d love love love to represent the House of Earnest community, so help me out!

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A billion thanks for your help!