Last night I stopped by West Elm after work for the Design*Sponge book signing. Grace did a DIY workshop on personalizing napkins with freezer paper stencils — one of the crafts in the new book. I made a pair with my initials on it (Warning family and friends: monogrammed dinner napkins may be coming your way this holiday season!).  It was awesome to meet Grace — I have to admit, I was a bit starstruck meeting her; she’s one of the first bloggers that I started to read regularly. She was as warm and nice in person as she seems from reading her blog. And the book looks awesome, I’m so excited read it!

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending a book signing  for Holly Becker’s new book Decorate at the Boston Anthropologie store. It felt like meeting a celebrity when I approached Holly at the event; I had taken her blog class when I first started this site so she was a big influence in my early days of blogging.  And my admiration for Holly has only grown after reading this book — it is packed with gorgeous interiors and great design advice.

After the book signing the fun continued when I attended a luncheon with bloggers from around Boston that gathered for the book event. I had a blast talking to all of the amazing bloggers and artists and designers in attendance.

For more highlights of the event check out Decor8.

Me and some of my favorite Boston bloggers; Julieann (the fabulous event organizer!), Stephanie, and Lindsay