Meet/Make/Do (And a Giveaway!)

Meet/Make/Do

Meet/Make/Do

I’m so excited that it’s here — the day that I get to share all the beautiful details that came together for Meet/Make/Do! When Kelly, Brittni, and I were conceiving and planning the event, I really had no idea what it would be like in real life. But I have to say, it surpassed what I hoped for and turned out to be more inspiring than I could have envisioned. And I’m grateful to say that it’s in large part due to our wonderful guests, the vendors that donated goods, and our beautiful sponsor Bing, who brought the event to life.

We chose a vacation home in Palm Springs to host the event — it was like a dream. We stocked it with our favorite items and supplies, and when it came time to work, we let our guests use anything and everything they liked in creating a project. We had Microsoft Surface tablets to help with research, and we were able to use Bing’s tools to help us put ideas together. (My very favorite one is the “Pin from Search” tool! Add an image to your Pinterest boards right from your search and it will always link to the right spot. Brilliant.) Watching our friends work their creative magic was so, so cool. People were throwing ideas around left and right, and at the end of the day, everybody had created something. We were lucky to have Mary of Mary Costa Photography there capturing everything; her images are just gorgeous.

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Meet/Make/Do

Meet/Make/Do

Our supply buffet featured goods from Shop Sweet LuluFlower MuseWest ElmThe Fabric Store LA , Landis CareyTweedle Dee Designs, and World Reclaimed.

As is the case with most events, we hit an unforeseen snag — the house we rented was burglarized while we were out. Thankfully, everyone was safe but there were things taken. It was unreal, and all I could think about was getting our guests to a place where they felt safe. Have you ever been in a situation like that? I was shaking on the inside but trying to stay calm and positive for our guests. It was pretty scary for a second. So we whisked them off to The Saguaro hotel, where life is a rainbow. I was so grateful that we were able to relocate easily.

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The next day was spent exploring, talking shop, sharing ideas, trading tips, and ended with probably the best accidental pajama party ever. I am so grateful for each and every one of our guests, and the inspiration they provided just by being there! It truly feels like we’re all old friends now — we have this experience to share, remember, and build on. So many thanks to the girls who were there: Ashley, LexyChelseyMelanie, ErinDanniBrittany, and Jenn.

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We were happy to be able to work with a number of totally killer vendors for supplies and styling materials. Shop Sweet Lulu provided a bounty of party and craft goodies, which was so fun. Our house was overflowing with gorgeous blooms from Flower Muse. West Elm contributed some of their most beautiful tabletop goods for styling. The Fabric Store LA supplied some incredible fabrics for people to use. And Minted sent along lots of paper goodies for a dinner at The Ace Hotel (more on that soon!).

Meet/Make/DoHow gorgeous is this little dinner setup by Jenn? I love how she styled the West Elm pieces (plates, flatware, glasses). So many more beautiful projects like this one to come — our guests were so creative.

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A swag bag for each guest was filled with a bunch of beautiful stuff! A scarf from Coveted Things, soap from Etta & Billie, napkins from Fat Eye Design, dish from Landis Carey, tape and notebook from Lovely Pigeon, tote bag from Michelle Dwight Designs, utensils from Mr. & Mrs. P, rose bath salts from Oh So Pretty, necklace from Seoul Little, scissors from We Love Citrus, and coasters from World Reclaimed.

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Scarf from Coveted Things. I love what it says — it felt just perfect for the group of amazing women that gathered.

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Michelle Dwight Designs made us these adorable custom heart totes! They were a big hit.

In addition, we showcased goods from a whole slew of makers and artists in the house. It was important to us to find pieces that were beautiful, well-made, and well-curated. I’m so grateful to all of the vendors that helped us:

Almond milk from Almond Milk LA, edible cookie dough from Edoughble, hand-crafted pottery from Landis Carey, delicious jams from M. Greenwood Jams, custom illustrated menus and name cards from Striped Cat Studio, photobooth props from Tweedle Dee Designs, wooden bowls, candle cups, and cutting board from Wind and Willow Home, and wooden trays from World Reclaimed.
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And lucky you, we’re each giving away a swag bag to one of our readers! We were so pumped on them we wanted to share more. Follow instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below for entry. Open to U.S. residents only. So many thanks to everyone who made Meet/Make/Do possible, and to you guys for getting to the end of this insanely long post! Happy entering! xoxo

All images by Mary Costa Photography.

This post is sponsored by Bing. All opinions are my own. Thank you for being supportive of the sponsors who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!

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66 comments

  1. Ken on said:

    All of this stuff looks so cool! Btw, how did you like working with the Surface tablets? I’m thinking of getting one.

  2. Shanna on said:

    Those almond milks look amazing!

  3. I would love to win this giveaway because all this gifts look marvellous and would make all other French bloggers so jealous ! ;) Thank you !

  4. Jennifer on said:

    I hope I win!

  5. Melissa B on said:

    Such a beautiful giveaway and photos! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to visit the Saguaro. Maybe one day… :)

  6. Ahh! Such a great giveaway! I was following along with Paper&Stitch’s Instagram and it looked like such a decadent and inspiring weekend! It would be great to have just a little piece of it :)

  7. Sara Woolard on said:

    I love this giveaway! So many great things.

  8. caslyn on said:

    this bag looks awesome. i hope to win one!

  9. Katie Hirsch on said:

    I’d love to win this giveaway. Everything looks great! :D

  10. HOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER THAT WAS A LOT OF WORK! But I did it allllll so PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!

    PS I cannot be-LIEVE someone broke into your crafty house!! It totally was not me. WHY are you looking at me like that.

  11. Erin on said:

    Wow! It looks like a beautiful and fun weekend (minus the break in). I loved getting to see it all unfold on IG!

    Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway – I would love to win because everything is so pretty and well curated!

  12. I love hearing about new companies and thoughtfully curated gift bags. What a treasure trove.

  13. Rachael on said:

    Hi!

    I was following this event the entire time and it looked so beautiful and fun! I follow Jenn Elliot Blake’s blog and social media and she led me straight to Meet, Make Do! I am currently a floral design intern and I loved seeing all the beautiful flowers at the event; not to mention the lovely setting/styled dinners/photo shoots etc.! I read Jenn’s post last night detailing the event and it seems like such a treat to be invited to go! She was bragging about her Swag Bag and it made me want one so badly! I’d love to learn about new companies and see all the amazing gifts the bloggers received during the event! Thanks!

  14. Meghan on said:

    Oh my gosh, everything in that swag bag is to die for – I’m obsessing over that scarf!!

  15. kelsy on said:

    So good! I want all the things!! Thanks for sharing :)

  16. Tasha D. on said:

    I love getting to try new things! All of these look so fun!

  17. Elle on said:

    All these items look so special and just plain amazing! They look like real, genuine, items! Just like anything else on this blog, they give me a great deal of inspiration.

  18. I would love to win this giveaway because it looks like some beautiful, quality stuff from awesome vendors. I would love to be able to check out their stuff + add more awesome shops to my ever-growing list of places to buy sweet things.

    So sorry to hear about the break-in as well. That’s just awful! So glad you guys were safe + things turned out okay. This trip looked awesome + every time I saw a photo from the event I was super jealous. ;)

  19. Erin on said:

    Such a cute swag bag!

  20. Amy on said:

    It looks amazing there! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  21. Meg T on said:

    Loved following the event via some of yall’s IG feeds! Winning would be pure fun! That is crazy about the break-in!!

  22. JC on said:

    Why would I love to win a swag bag? I mean really? Who wouldn’t there is something for everyone!

  23. katy on said:

    I would love to win a bag because everything is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Kerrie on said:

    So excited to read all the recaps. Sounds like such a fantastic and inspiring weekend! (minus the really unfortunate burglary)

  25. caitlyn on said:

    what a beautiful goodie bag! would be very inspiring for my own crafts!

  26. Hazel on said:

    Not everyday that I see a giveaway open to Canadians as well. Thanks for this! And thanks Bing for sponsoring :)

  27. Courtney on said:

    The break-sounds awful – but it looks like you still had a great time! The swag bag looks awesome – would love to win! :-)

  28. Katie on said:

    I could use a fresh dose of inspiration to help me over a hurdle i’m attempting to power through! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  29. Lea Anna on said:

    Everything looks so fun!

  30. Ali H. on said:

    After seeing all the amazing things you gals made, I would love to have a piece of it!

  31. Nikki on said:

    I love this giveaway! All the details of this post and of the bags are inspiring!

  32. clara on said:

    I’m so inspired! I’d love to win and get extra crafty.

  33. The event looked amazing! I’d love to win this lovely curated bag of goodies!

  34. Kersey on said:

    Alright girls. I need this swag bag. For reals.

  35. Rachel on said:

    Everything is just too cute!

  36. Beth K on said:

    Meet/Make/Do looks fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Kate on said:

    I’d like to win because it would almost be like being at the retreat.

  38. Dale on said:

    I love goodie bags and this treat bag looks just amazing.

  39. rachel on said:

    Because I’ve never been to Palm Springs…thinking I need to go!

  40. Lucie on said:

    That swag bag is amazeballs. Those scissors, the bath salts, the coasters… oh man !!

  41. ver on said:

    i would love to win it because everything here just looks perfect!!

  42. Melissa S. on said:

    I would love to win the swag bag because it would cheer me up outta my long winter too-cold-for-too-long too-much-snow-and-ice-and-polar-vortex funk!

  43. Naomy on said:

    That’s some rad stuff! Would love to win!

  44. Jen on said:

    This is so awesome! I would love to win this giveaway!

  45. christa on said:

    i’d love everything in that bag! and the bag itself!

  46. Hayley on said:

    Looks like some sweet swag.

  47. Susan on said:

    Lovely selection of items:)

  48. rachel on said:

    Lots of great stuff to try!

  49. Jamie on said:

    I want to win because this swag bag is FAB!

  50. Nicole on said:

    This looks like such an incredible weekend! I’d love everything in that swag bag! So cute

  51. Meridith on said:

    Love the scarves so much! Have been spotting them on some of my favorite instagram accounts. Had no idea where they were getting them.Would love to win one and some other goodies too. ;)

  52. Mariaelena on said:

    Everything looks awesome! Would love to win

  53. Dani Tucker on said:

    Sounds like a great learning environment!

  54. Olivia on said:

    Yay!! This is awesome, love it!!!

  55. Seneca Lewis on said:

    I would love to win this giveaway…this looks like such an awesome experience! Wish I could have gone!

  56. Deborah K (pegasong) on said:

    Lovely giveaway! This is the kind of event I would like to attend one day.

  57. Beautiful give away! I’d be overjoyed and giddy if I won a bag.

  58. jeanettej on said:

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and it looks like you had so much fun!

  59. Vanessa C on said:

    What a fantastic giveaway! I saw it on @michelle_dwight’s instagram page! I’m obsessed with all the hand printed textiles!

  60. Naomy on said:

    Its all so fun! Fingers crossed

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