We had so much fun at #HouseCrush this past Saturday. Thank you to everyone who came out to the event, everyone came away with great items from the swap! First, guests came to a cocktail hour where they enjoyed cupcakes by Red Velvet Cupcakery and mimosas (or sparkling cider!). While enjoying these treats everyone checked out the awesome displays by Jamberry and Stella & Dot. Jana from Jamberry nails had an awesome array of press on nail wraps and nail polishes from Jamberry. She explained how Jamberry worked and was even showing off a Valentine’s Day design on her own nails. Alexia from Stella & Dot had a huge display of everything from baubles to bags by Stella & Dot. We wanted to take everything home!
Following the cocktail hour we had presentations by Audrey Kate Design & Staging and our very own Kristine Thomas giving first time home buyer advice. Dinna Eckstein from Audrey Kate Design gave great advice on how to add a pop and keep your rooms “eclectic” she took questions where she gave specific advice to our attendees on how to style their rooms. Kristine Thomas let a Buzzfeed-style advice session where she ensured that everyone can own a home as long as they pick the home that best suits their lifestyle and to plan accordingly.
After hearing from our awesome speakers, it was finally time to swap! The ladies fled into the room to find everything from pillows, to a scarf holder, to a teacup candle. There were tables filled with so many different items for every room in the house. Despite the fact that the event lasted a few hours, the swap only took around 15 minutes with everyone rushing to pick up the best finds.
After the swap, we listened in as we announced the winners of our awesome raffle prizes. Thanks to Audrey Kate Design, Waxing Kara, Copperwood Tavern, Goodwill of Greater Washington and to our vendors and sponsors for their generous prizes! Then, attendees picked up their swag bag full of goodies from our vendors, speakers, South Moon Under, Doterra, Mouse Fan Travel, and more. Everyone had made such great connections that day it was hard to leave. Our guests stayed and mingled some more, even after the event was over! Do we know how to throw a party or what!?
It was a fabulous afternoon with great company by some of the DMV’s most talented and fashionable ladies. We couldn’t have asked for a better event! Thanks to everyone who came out to swap and we look forward to hosting again in the future! If you missed this event, stay tuned. Event-goers, we’d love to hear your experience! Please comment below!