In today’s post, I wanted to share some of the exciting things happening around the blog lately. If you’ve been following me on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), then you probably know that tomorrow, I will be hosting a workshop at the Philly Home Show!

Before I get into some details about my segment at the “Make and Take” station, I wanted to share with you some happy news….

I  won a decorating contest at last month’s Philly Home and Garden Show!

For the Front Porch Challenge, participants were given 2 minutes to decorate a mock front porch. Entries were submitted through Instagram, under the hashtag #PHGSFrontPortchChallenge.

Here’s my winning entry!

PHG Home Show Front Porch Challenge - Beauteeful Living

Don’t you love that hanging bed from Carolina Hanging beds? All the decor accessories came from Ballard Designs. How swoon-worthy are each of these pieces?

It’s hard not to make this mock front porch look good when you’ve got great items to work with!

PHGHS Front Porch Challenge - Beauteeful Living

I was so thrilled and shocked when I got the email notifying me that I had won. There were some really great entries! I might just get hooked on decorating contests from here on out. 🙂 This recent entry was my first entry ever.

For my prize, I will be receiving a $250 gift card from Ballard Designs and as well as a $200 gift card from Carolina Hanging Beds! I can’t wait to put these gift cards to use.

If you’re in the Philly area and are free the next 2 weekends (Feb. 12 – 14 & Feb. 19 – 21), I highly recommend that you stop by and check out all the wonderful presentations, vendors present, and fun contests available. Visit the Philly Home Show website here for all the details. You can enter the “Front Porch Challenge” as well!

One of the things I’m very much looking forward to at this year’s show is the “Make and Take” stations. Attendees can learn from instructors, discover new DIY project ideas, and walk away with their own creation free of charge. Listing of schedule here.

I’m so excited to be one of the creatives holding a workshop. My segment will start at 5pm tomorrow.

Beauteeful Living Make and Take Presentation Rev

Materials used at my presentation were provided by the lovely folks at A.C. Moore!

I can’t seem to get enough of pretty craft stock. These mini card stock sets were the perfect size for my Paper Fortune Cookie’s craft.

Valentines Paper Stock Packs - Beauteefulliving

So many pretty and stylish prints!

Valentines Paper Stock - Beauteefulliving

Attendees of my workshop tomorrow will be making 3 paper fortune cookies to bring home. Each fortune cookie will be customized with the attendee’s own sweet notes!

Paper Fortune Cookies - Beauteeful Living

All packaged up. So cute!

Fortune cookies

Make and Take Paper Fortune Cookie

A big thanks to A.C. Moore for sponsoring my “Make and Take” presentation tomorrow.

Needless to say, I’m really excited to attend tomorrow’s opening day of the Philly Home Show!

By the way, I am definitely going to participate in the “White Sofa Challenge.”

Philly Home Show Ikea White Sofa Challenge

What do you think about Home Shows? Have you been to one? I’ll be sure to provide some photos from my visit to the Philly Home Show, on the blog, next week. In the meantime, you can follow along the fun through Beauteeful Living’s social media accounts below:

Facebook // Instagram //Twitter

Thanks for stopping by the blog. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend! Xo, Tee.

'