HGTV – NYC #BloggerBlockParty

Blogger Block Party

As a avid Fan of HGTV for many many years when I heard about the HGTV #BloggerBlockParty, I immediately sign up to attend. An entire day of DIY and Expert Speakers was planned for everyone who attended! I must say the day exceeded my expectations. The entire day was simply amazing, from the greeting at the door, to every sponsor’s project area. I participated fully and met a lot of talented bloggers, who helped ignite my passion to add more creativity on my blog and in every area of my life.

Once inside I was encouraged to share my experience on social media, so I took advantage of the photo booth!! Check out all the fun we had by following the hashtag – #bloggerblockparty

Paiko Hawaii

Next, I stopped by the Hawaii Island project area to create my own fresh flower wristlet! Thanks goes out to Paiko of Hawaii for shipping flowers directly from Hawaii and sharing knowledge about all the indigenous flowers and green moss of Hawaii. I definitely left with the desire to book my next vacation to Hawaii so I can fully experience the incredible culture and beautiful nature Hawaii has to offer.

Here’s my finished wristlet….


Throughout the day a very Robust line up of Speakers were planned for us to experience! Every aspect of the day was beautifully presented and each of the speaker were candid and shared golden nuggets we could implement today in our businesses. My favorite speaker was Rachel Faucett  of Handmade Charlotte – her topic “Business Savvy Blogging – Unlock the Potential of Partnerships”.  The golden nugget I walked way with… “Amplify My Relationships by Making More Friends”!!  Rachel gifted us with some amazing product from her new collections more on that later, so stay tuned!


I was especially impressed with “Cricut – The Ultimate DIY Cutting Machine”! Simply AMAZING! We were encouraged to watch how you can take a metallic sheet of vinyl and insert it into the Cricut Explore Air – Gold Edition and the end result was this amazing diecut. Next step we took our diecut and remove the excess vinyl with a special tool called a Weeder!! Once we had a cleaned diecut we were ready to apply to the surface of choice. As I was watching this entire process, the ideas were flooding my mind as to what creative projects I could accomplish with the Cricut!! From T-shirts, bags, pillows to invitations or banners the ideas are open and endless. You are only limited by your imagination with The Cricut Explore!

Create a Fabulous Swag Tote using the Cricut Explore Air in as Easy as 1 – 2 – 3…

Cricut Demo

Another great find was an opportunity to experience the Wagner – Home Decor Sprayer!! The Home Decor Sprayer is for small paint projects with big Impact. Often times as a Home Decor Concierge, I do DIY projects, the Wagner Home Decor Sprayer can get the job done faster. I had an opportunity to use the sprayer at the event. I experienced first hand the ease of use, the paint chamber is on the floor for ease when working on your project. Additionally I love the length of the tubing, so it felt comfortable while using the paint sprayer.

Wagner Sprayer - Therese

We ended this amazing day with a Reception sipping on Passion Fruit Margarita’s while eating Coconut Shrimp, Marinated Tuna and Mango Cream Cheese Tarts!!
Passion Fruit Margarita
GTV definitely hosted an magnificent event and I recommend all bloggers in the Home Decor, DIY and Interior Design space to attend the next HGTV event hosted in your area!!