Sunday, April 5, 2009

Yip, Yip, Hooray!

A super shout out goes to my Mother-in-Law this morning. She came to my rescue last night!
I had asked no less than FIFTEEN people to babysit throughout the week and all these teenagers were busy! {Were we that busy??} After some therapy for my rejection complex, I took a deep breath, shook it off and called the Calvary. My MIL cancelled her plans to come over and watch my kiddos, so I could go to a party.
Before you scoff, you should know it was more than just a regular party; it was the Junior League Spring Market Girls Night Out where we got to shop and also got to listen to Vern Yip teach about design:
OH, and we got to hang out with Vern afterwards.

Please note here that I sacrificed the poof from my shirt around the middle {I swear I'm not THAT poofy!} to show you my sassy pink shoes {there is a story with them, but I'll tell you later}.

Don't know Vern? Remember- he was on the original cast of designers of Trading Spaces, hosts Deserving Design on HGTV and does a ton of other things. He was super personable and extremely gracious. Hopefully I can get up some of the fun things I bought in my breakfast room to show you a finished product soon!

Happy Palm Sunday! May your children or husband not beat you with palms {like mine do every year...}.

17 comments:

Lydia said...

Ohhh...I'm so jealous that you got to meet Vern! He's awesome!

pcb said...

What a great night out! I adored Vern on Trading Spaces but really love what he does on Deserving Design. Lucky you!

LeAnne said...

how much do i love vern???? so jealous and lovin' the sassy pink shoes!

Carrie said...

Oh, I love Vern! He's my absolute favorite! So cool you got to meet him.

Susannah said...

Love Vern Yip! Glad to know he's as nice as he seems on HGTV! Pretty neato!

Hadley said...

fun! I would love to meet Vern and hear some motivation to decorate my house all nice!

Oh, and I did get the annual "beating of the palm" lol. My kids are still trying to figure out where the things went!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

You got to meet Vern? How fun is that. Thanks for stopping by & I see you are in Huntsville, just up the road from me. Hope you'll come back often.

Lori said...

Add me to the list of jealous readers! You definitely had a much better night than I did. :) Enjoy your new treats!

BASSakward Tales said...

i am loving vern...but i would just about do a cartwheel to meet mark brunetz from clean house...of course me doing a cartwheel would be a hoot in and of itself....

CL said...

I love Vern to so that is awesome! There is a surprise for you on my blog today!

VanderbiltWife said...

I loved Vern on Trading Spaces back in the day!!! So jealous! And I adore your sassy shoes. Please be forthcoming with the tale!

Jessie

mary caroline said...

How cool Hill!! I used to watch him on the beginning seasons of TS. Sounds like a fun weekend. xoxo

The Stain Family said...

Vern Yip?! Say no more! Major j-bone here...that's southern for jealous. Excited to hear about the pretty pink shoes. :)

Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen said...

just wanted to let you know i got my lisa leonard necklace in the mail today and it is beautiful!! also, love vern...crazy you got to meet him!
carrie

Katie said...

So neat! My brother-in-law used to work for Trading Spaces and it was the coolest thing!I used to beg him for shout outs and photos and such. I once asked him for a little Ty Pennington sweat back in the day!
BTW, I dig those sassy pink shoes. You do not look poofy to me, but I agree that the shoe shot was absolutely necessary.

Donna said...

Who doesn't know Vern Yip? The man is a living legend. And apparently he is just as tiny as I thought. What a fun night!!! And I love your shoes- b/w your punch-of-color scarves and shoes- you aren't scared to add flava to your ownself.

Elyse said...

I'm super jealous! He's the most talented, super cool designer..and he's so little! Wish he'd head down this way to speak, probably not going to happen! Too much fun!

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