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Just popping in real quick to say hello! We are on vacation this week and chilling out doing absolutely nothing. We spent a week at The Atlantis in the Bahama’s the end of June and came home deciding we needed a vacation from that vacation. ha. I know, back to reality soon. Anyway, a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to work with HomeGoods for 7 days on a photo shot. I was given the task to create and decorate a full family room, dining room, chalk board wall and a coffee station from scratch using everything from HomeGoods. This was a fun day! I snapped a bunch of pictures with my cell phone and thought I would share them with you today. It’s crazy to think about all the work that goes into a photo shoot.
You’ll see what I mean….keep reading.
For all of you who love HomeGoods, just imagine shopping in a HomeGoods store and buying anything and everything you see to create a room. We filled about 50 plus shopping carts each day and stacked rugs and furniture to the top of the trucks.
Meet my assistant Caroline (she is the one driving the U-Haul).
We shopped 4 HomeGoods stores in 4 days. It was the most insane thing ever. Everything from couches, chairs, rugs, tables and a billion accessories. Each day, we would drive the trucks to the warehouse, unload and look at all of our pretty finds. It was the craziest thing ever. So much HomeGoods in one place ;).
Can you say HomeGoods Happy?
We ended up transporting all of our finds to a gorgeous photo studio where I created my rooms. Here is a picture as you drive into the HomeGoods campus. That is the only way to describe their headquarters. It’s literally like a college campus. It even has the coolest cafeteria inside! ;).
I was a little overwhelmed at first thinking, how on earth am I going shop for 4 spaces at once and keep my head screwed on? I decided to draw my spaces on paper with the vision I had and make a list of core items I needed. The drawings weren’t very fancy. Just a pencil and paper with a bunch of lines and shapes for furniture, rugs and accessories. I think I am the only one who could actually understand though what was on the paper. haha
Carolyn, my assistant (yup they gave me a rockstar assistant!) hiding behind the books and Mary, who heads up the blog, all social media outlets for HomeGoods and a bunch of other fancy stuff! :).
Meet Moe, part of the HomeGoods creative team.
Here is Katie, she is the social media queen on Pinterest and Instagram for HomeGoods.
It’s so funny when you look at a picture in a magazine, online or a blog. There is SO MUCH that goes into a pretty picture behind the scenes. Lots of shopping, meetings, moving stuff, meetings and more moving stuff. ha
Me taking a picture of the photographer. I am sure that he thinks I am crazy.
Stay tuned, I will be sharing some sneak peek pictures soon. Be sure to check out my latest HomeGoods blog posts as well here. I recently shared a fun popsicle recipe using a popsicle molds. I hope you all enjoyed your fourth of July and if you extended the holiday like we did, enjoy the the rest of the week!
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