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Weekend Randomness

It's the weekend, so that means it's time for a few random ramblings and tidbits.

 I kind of love Random Saturday posts. 
They are just a perfect amount of a mish mash of this and that 
and everything all rolled into one little post. 
This week, it's about thousands of poinsettias, Charles Faudree inspiration and pretty poufs. 
About as random as it gets.

There are several fun things this week from the Lowe's event on the random list
so it's kind of like the 'Lowe's edition' ;)

#1. Lowe's Blogger Event and inspiration

This week, I spent a couple of days in North Carolina at the Lowe's Headquarters
for the first ever 
Lowes Creative Ideas Blogger Days. 
It was such a fun event and so great to meet my Lowe's Creative Ideas family 
in person after working with them for several years. They were just as I expected them to be
You guessed it- they rock! :)

I was inspired by so much that they have coming up for Spring- think watercolors and pretty patterns
and yes, those are poufs- and yes, they will be at Lowe's.

We also toured a top secret location
and I went to my first ever professional  basketball game
Truly- it was so much fun and I hope that they do another one again soon!

#2.  Fields of Poinsettias

Have you ever seen thousands and thousands (literally)
of poinsettias all together?

I hadn't until the amazing welcome dinner at the Lowe's event
that was set up right in the middle of a greenhouse. 

 It was absolutely beautiful. 
Metrolina Greenhouse said they had moved probably around 5,000 plants just to clear the space for the tables for dinner and along each of the sides you can see the sea of red
 from all the plants that bordered it. 

Oh- and this little tree on the table below?

 It's a sandpaper tree. Yes, made out of pieces of sandpaper. 
 Pretty amazing all around.

#3. Look Ma...

Well,  famous might be pushing it just a wee bit ;)
but I am honored to be included in a feature in the Lowe's Creative Ideas
magazine this month.

Kind of crazy to open it up and see your picture
featured along with these amazing bloggers.

#4. Getting ready for the Holidays

There are just a few more days to shop the French Country Cottage Holiday Hostess event 
over at Joss & Main and there are some pretty amazing prices
 and new pieces being added all the time. 
Click here to shop!

#5.  Five ways to get the look for less

Over on the HomeGoods blog this week,
and what to look for when choosing the perfect inspired pieces for your rooms

Coming your way this week~
A bevy of beautiful reindeer and what I did with them for
a favorite recipe and more

That's it for this week!
Happy weekend everyone!

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  1. Ooooh those reindeer and photo from #5 is gorgeous! Congrats on being in the Lowe's piece!!!!!!


  2. I just read (and saw your picture) today in the Lowes magazine! Now I am anxious to check out your other posts. I also saw the sandpaper tree so knew what that was too:)

  3. EEeeee!!! Just saw the Lowe's page with you on it. Congratulations. I sooo want to make the sandpaper tree.
    Happy weekend!
    Hugs, Gee

  4. What a fun and exciting event to attend! I got my magazine and saw your picture. Congratulations and thank you for all your inspiration!

  5. You have been busy. What fun you must have had! All those poinsettias are pretty impressive. Thanks for sharing all the inspiration. Love the reindeers. linda @

  6. Congrats Courtney for the Lowes page feature, I told you I was going to enjoy the holidays here and it's off to a Merry beginning .

    Looking forward to your next post.


  7. What a sight! All those beautiful poinsettias. I love the patterns in the pillows shown.

  8. Bonito post.Fa res encara estavem intentant esbrinar com es buida una carbassa per Halloween, i ja estem amb les boles per l'arbre i mitjons per a la llar de foc. Les seccions de decoració nadalenca dels grans magatzems ens ha sorprès a més d'un, des de finals de setembre! Ja fa olor de Nadal.