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Adventures in Philly

Adventures in Philly

This past weekend was the Philly Home Show at the Convention Center.  I joined forces with Evey from Evey’s Creations – we “workshopped” our little hearts out and had a ball doing it. It was so fun telling everyone about the benefits of plywood construction using Pure Bond, showing them how easy it can be to tile with Aspect, make stencils and vinyl cutouts with Cricut and let them try their hand at milk paint with the Original Milk Paint Co.

We even managed to get ourselves on television! Cherri Gregg of CBS 3 interviewed us about our wine balancer workshop and then we got to play with table decor on air. We got to chat with Matt Muenster of HGTVs Bath Crashers and meet some fantastic people in our classes and working at the show itself.

Our hotel was fantastic! We stayed at the Hilton Garden Center right across the street from the Convention Center. I couldn’t believe how incredibly helpful and responsive the staff were- any question was answered with a smile and any request fulfilled immediately. I am still a little stunned (in a good way of course). I realized after I got there I completely forgot my empty wine bottles… I asked the bartender for a few at the end of the night and he gave me a pile of them (I put a photo on Instagram).

Here are some fun photos of our adventures:

The set up and unpacking of the Make It Take It Workspace…

Philly Home SHow 2017 Make it take it workshop space

One of the classes learning to make a wine balancer….

Pure Bond wine balancer workshop at the 2017 Philly Home Show

A happy couple after their project was complete….

Happy students at the make it take it workshop from the 2017 Philly Home show

a class for the tile trivet. Everyone loved playing with the Aspect self stick tiles!

Aspect tile workshop at the 2017 Philly Home Show

Evey chatting about why “green” is important….

Make it Take It workshop being taught by Evey and Scottie showing attendees of the 2017 Philly Home Show how to make a tile trivet with Aspect tiles

..and I got to learn to use a Cricut- I am thrilled because it is SUPER simple and I will totally make all the signs now!

a finished tile from the Philly Home Show 2017

Here is a display at the show. Denise from The Painted Home set up this gorgeous vignette there was inspiration everywhere!

furnishings and decor display at the Philly Home Show 2017 done by The Painted Home

Here is a share from the Philly Home Shows Instagram feed showing us working on our table display with Cherri Gregg of CBS 3.

Philly Home Shows instagram post with Cherri Gregg, Evey, and Scottie arranging the table display

Here is the finished display. We told Cherri to enter the contest with it- We hope she wins!

The finished table display from the tv segment with Cherri Gregg, Evey, and Scottie on CBS 3

What do you think? We had an absolute blast! We came home exhausted and happy and ready to take on the next show!

A hearty thank you again to Pure Bond, Aspect tiles, Cricut, and Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co for working with us and sponsoring our adventure! We hope you will try out their products and let either of us know if you have any questions about them- we love to help!



(While this post and event were both sponsored by some incredible companies, all opinions are my own- and always will be)

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