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HomeGoods Blogger Days

I had so much fun and a great learning experience on Boston this past week, I can’t even begin to recollect all the memories for still being so fill with excitement. HomeGoods invited us nine bloggers of the DesignHappy blog for two days of great information on design and the best Design Challenge ever! 

We got the chance to visit their immense headquarters in Framingham, MA and met with some of the people behind all the HomeGoods Happy Team! Aside all this, we even received a surprise visit from Wendy Scofield, Art Director at Lonny Magazine; how cool was that! She gave us some good pointers and inside look on their photography shoots. I was mesmerized by all their great locations and the attention to details their publication go through before going online. 
Arriving to Boston, I couldn’t imagine that besides all the HomeGoods surprises, I was about to witness some snow falling! I was excited as a little girl since we don’t get to see snow here in Miami. What a beautiful city Boston is!
On this day also, we visited HomeGoods warehouse and this was really a mind blowing experience. We were greeted by the Product Development and Exploratory Buyer team and they gave us a peek (a big one!) on what’s to come to stores during the rest of this year. We also got a glimpse on 2015 trends (which we promise not to tell, sorry!) 
Some memories from the day of the Bloggers Style Challenge, a rough sketch of my kitchen area concept (which was later post on HomeGoods Instagram account), all the props and goodies for styling and Mr. Sloan taking the professional shots of Jessica’s space (Four Generations One Roof). 
On our second day, we each got the opportunity to style an assigned staged home area on the huge photographic studio of Gary Sloan. A couple of minutes after 10 a.m. we ran to pick up our space props and during the next two hours, devoted entirely to design and style! Gary even gave each of us some excellent tips on angles to consider when taking a photograph, based on the area and design concept. My space was the kitchen which I have to add it was so impressively illuminated, I’ve had people on Instagram commented on how goooooood is that light coming from the window!
Here are some snippets from the bloggers areas and mine. Enjoy what was my “Daily Dose of Happiness“!
From top left to right: Courtney from French Country Cottage, Deb from Counting My Blessings, Susan from Your Home Only Better,  Gloribell from I don’t know how she does it, Sara from Style MBA, Jessica from Four Generations One Roof, Cathy Interior Designer and Joan from Wool Free and Lovin’ Knit.
Oh, and one more thing, be on the watch for HomeGoods new television ad campaign. I’ll leave you with one name “Julia Child”!

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  • Reply
    Cathy Mortensen
    March 17, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Great post Gloribell! Brings back fun memories of just a few days ago. So good to see you and enjoy your talent designing your kitchen. All the best and stay "Design Happy".

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    Gloribell Lebron
    March 17, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Oh, thank you Cathy for stopping by! It really was my pleasure to be surrounded by so many talented ladies. I was so inspired by all of you. Still dreaming about that gorgeous living room of yours and the color palette which was incredible. Hope to see you all again in our next Blogger Day for a "Dose of Happiness"!

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    March 17, 2014 at 11:14 am

    That looks fun! Love HomeGoods:)

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    Gloribell Lebron
    March 17, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Hello Sherry! Indeed it was fun and a great learning opportunity. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Regina Melo-Jocknevich
    March 17, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Ah Gloribell, do not get mad, but I envy you 🙁
    How an extraordinary experience, all these people you met, and Homegoods?!?!?! I love this store, it's like a therapy to me.
    But you know what, if you were there it's because you deserve it, congratulations to you 🙂

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    Gloribell Lebron
    March 17, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Regina! Would never get mad with you since your feedback is so genuine and kind. This experience was really one of the best things that has happend to me. The people at HomeGoods really outdid themselves to make us all feel HomeGoodsHappy. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great week!

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