There are lots of exciting things happening this weekend for me. Tomorrow I am headed to Blogpodium — Canada’s Conference for Design and Lifestyle Bloggers. It is a series of ongoing conferences and small workshops designed to connect people together, encourage collaboration and sharing, and of course, have a great time. I love seeing old blogger friends that I don’t get to see very often, and of course meeting new ones!
Besides meeting up with some amazing design and lifestyle bloggers, Sarah Richardson is the Keynote speaker tomorrow.
Her new show launched yesterday on HGTV Canada — its called Real Potential and airs Thursday nights. Sarah is also launching a new fabric line with Kravet — one of the fabric suppliers I use with my clients. Below is clip from her new show.
Then on Sunday I am on stage at the Ideal Home Show in Hamilton. I will speaking at 3pm on my top 3 Fall/Winter Decorating Trends.
Also from noon until 2:30 I will be at the Free Pro-Advice Pavillion. At the Free Pro Advice Pavilion, you will have one on one session with professionals in the field of interior design, real estate, and organizational designer and home contractors. You can bring in your pictures, fabrics, inspiration boards and napkin drawings and you will leave with priceless ideas and sketches from the pros. So if you have a design dilemna, then pop on by and hopefully one of us design pros can help you out.
And one last thing, I wanted to announce the winner of the PosterJack giveaway that I blogged about on Easy Dorm Room Art Ideas. The Winning comment was from Sheila Zeller. Congratulations Sheila — I will email you the promo code to use on their website.
So what plans do you have for the weekend? Maybe I will see you at Blogpodium or the Ideal Home Show!! Have a super weekend!
Home Depot launched their latest DreamBook this past week and is having a “Match the Look” contest to promote it. Home Depot invited 6 Canadian Design Bloggers (including me) to choose one of their favourite looks or finds from the interactive DreamBook online.
And all YOU have to do is guess which look I chose and you could win a $200 gift card to buy all the fabulous spring & summer home decor products they have featured in the DreamBook.
You will need to enter the contest through Facebook using Facebook Connect. Once you are there you can tag the look that you think I chose. Below is what the page will look like when you click on it.
Oh look, there I am……click here and tag one of these fabulous finds that you think I chose on this page!!!
And just a little hint: it may not be as obvious as you think! Tee Hee! So my lovely glamorous readers, how well do you think you know me????
Here are some more great images from The Home Depot DreamBook! It definitely is designed to inspire!!
You have till next Friday to “Match the look” to me and hopefully win a $200 gift card. Then it will be onto another design blogger’s pick for the next 5 weeks.
So please enter this fun, interactive contest!! Hope you win!!! And don’t forget to come back here and let me know what you tagged as my pick!!!
Have you RSVP’d for Thursday’s Urban Barn seminar at the Oakville store? I feel like such a celebrity as it is being hailed as a “Meet + Greet with Design Blogger Christine Da Costa in Oakville.” Tee Hee!!!!
Tomorrow I will talk about my inspiration behind the custom chair I designed for the Custom Chairity Competition, as well as tips for ordering custom furniture and answer questions from the crowd. Space is limited so RSVP early!
Also, you will receive 15% off all custom furniture during this event! Sale ends on March 11th. Urban Barn also has a special promotion during this event: Buy one regular priced cushion and receive a second cushion free with purchase!
And if you haven’t voted for my chair yet, please do so by clicking here!! My chair is currently in 2nd place and I need at least 100 more votes to push into first place. So please pretty please vote for my chair and pass it around to your Facebook friends so they can vote to!!!!
Wow, I can’t believe a full year has gone by already since the very first issue of Dabble Mag was launched!! I am so honoured to be involved with this inspiring online magazine as a design contributor. And it’s all due to the founder and editor-in-chief Kimberley Seldon! She is a fabulous woman with a wonderful group of Dabble team members working with her!!
So In honour of their first birthday, Dabble is having a fabulous contest!!
Enter to win a Design Express Trip for two to Charleston and Savannah on June 13-17 with Editor in Chief, Kimberley Seldon!
Valued at $11,000!
One lucky winner will win a Design Express Trip for two to Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA taking place on June 13-17th with Kimberley Seldon. Includes flights, accommodations at Charleston Place and customized events.
5 days, 4 nights, 2 amazing destinations!
The DE Charleston / Savannah Contest is brought to you by Kimberley Seldon Travel Group and CityTV’s CityLine.
The winner will be announced on March 28th, so enter to win!
I would love it if one my blog readers or followers on Facebook or Twitter won this contest….so please enter asap!!!
And if you haven’t had a chance to read the latest issue of Dabble Magazine and read my latest What’s Trending Column (its on page 64) on the gorgeous stone Malachite, then what are you waiting for.
Now let’s raise our glasses up and make a toast to Dabble’s 1st birthday!!!! Cheers!!
Congratulations Dayna!!! You won the Glam Blog Giveaway for the $100.00 gift certificate from InVU!! I will be forwarding your email to InVU and they will contact you on picking up your gift certificate! Enjoy!!!
Thanks to all of you for sending in your comments. I hope InVU was able to inspire you with some gorgeous decorating themes this season. Hoping to have another giveaway next month!!! So stay tuned!