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Better Homes and Gardens Behind-the-Scenes Tour!

 

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I have been DYING to share this with you!! A couple of weeks ago I got to travel to Iowa and meet with Better Homes and Gardens. It really was a dream come true. I am still pinching myself that I got to do that. Better Homes and Gardens has a beautiful line of products at Walmart (BHG at Walmart) and they reached out to a few bloggers to help them get the word out about these gorgeous products.

better homes and gardens line at walmart

It was so fun to see all of the new items that will be hitting Walmart soon and spend the day at the Better Homes and Gardens headquarters. I learned so much!! We got to tour the HUGE headquarters, had amazing classes and learned so many decorating and styling tricks! I am so excited to share it all with you!!
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eddie ross at the better homes and gardens event

 

Eddie Ross is amazing. He taught a class on how to style rooms. So many great slides and ideas on how to style bookcases, gallery walls and vignettes. I will be sharing a post dedicated to his styling tips soon!!

 

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We also had an amazing class by Nancy who is the head food stylist at Better Homes and Gardens. She was amazing!! She taught us easy ways to entertain in a genuine way. I can’t wait to share all of her tips. She took a beautiful Holiday Better Homes and Gardens Platter and Large Serving Bowl and showed how to style them into centerpieces for Halloween, Thanksgiving AND Christmas, using the same platter and bowl. I love the way she used unexpected colors together with natural elements.

 

winter simple centerpiece idea

She said she always uses everyday items you can find at your local supermarket along with plain, inexpensive supermarket flowers.

prop closet at better homes and gardens

We also got to explore the Better Homes and Gardens prop closet. It’s GIGANTIC!!

better homes and gardens test kitchen

And we toured the Better Homes and Gardens test kitchens! They were making Christmas cookies AND Fourth of July food for magazine shoots for next year. So fun!

inside the test kitchen at better homes and gardens

Here are a few pictures of new items in the BHG at Walmart line that I loved!

farmhouse chic storage coffe table

Better Homes and Gardens has a whole BHG at Walmart line of furniture coming out in this kind of farmhouse chic wood – like this coffee table that opens up with storage inside. And the prices are amazing. There are also a sideboard/console table as well as beautiful bookcases made out of this wood. I can’t wait to buy some and style them in my home.

succulents in candle holder idea

Here’s the wood sidbeboard. And I loved this idea of taking a candle holder and planting succulents in it. So awesome!

new bedding from better homes and gardens

Better Homes and Gardens has revamped their whole bedding section and I love the bright colors and patterns!

 

moroccan lanters from better homes and gardens

I loved this idea. They took these cool Morroccan-style lanterns and turned them into hanging lights.

gift basket idea using better homes and gardens items

bathroom gift basket idea from better homes and gardens

And check out all of the amazing containers in the BHG at Walmart line! They would be perfect for organizing. I also love the idea of using them as containers for gift ideas.

chalkboard storage containers from better homes and gardens chicken wire baskets from better homes and gardens laundry basket on wheels from Better Homes and Gardens metal galvanized buckets from better homes and gardens metal lined baskets from Better Homes and Gardens

We even got to tour the Better Homes and Gardens gorgeous garden. I love that it’s open to the public!

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And at the end of such a wonderful day, Better Homes and Gardens surprised us with a trip to the Iowa State Fair!! It was a once-in-a-lifetime day. I had such an amazing time and I am so grateful for the opportunity.

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And every other month I get to share some ideas and ways to use these products. It’s going to be so fun!!

 

 Better Homes and Gardens and BHG Live Better has so many amazing decorating, food and lifestyle ideas.
You can follow along with them here:
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What was your favorite part of the #BHGStyleShowcase tour?
Let me know in the comments!!
xoxo
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This post sponsored by BHG at Walmart. Regardless, all content, opinions and decorating ideas are mine. See my disclosures.

Comments

  1. Wow! What brand of faux tanner do you use?

  2. I love it all, but the nail head trim dinnerware is something I really need ;) It was great to meet you!
    Debbie
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  3. How exciting, Jen! I have been a lover of BHG ever since I first became a wife. It was on of the first magazine’s I ever bought as a Mrs. ~ it was a celebration! The items you shared are so stylish and right on the mark for the current trends. It looks like I’m going to need to set aside a BHG/Walmart fund for some new decor for my house.
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  4. Jilleen Marchant says:

    Jen, I love the rustic barnwood line that Walmart is coming out with. I think I NEED that coffee table in my cabin. Do you have any idea if they are going to sell the “horseshoe pillow” that is shown on the couch? I love it and it would fit right in with the rest of the decor. I would love to share some pictures with you of our cabin, I think you would love it. I have decorated it very western style with lots of DIY items and recycled. Let me know if you would like to see the pictures and I can even stop by the cottage and show you on my laptop. Thanks Jen, I am loving this post.

  5. Those baskets!!! I’m in love!
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  6. That coffee table is amazing…I can’t wait to add it to our home. It was nice to meet you!

  7. Goodness. Looks like you have an eventful experience. I especially like the serving bowl centerpiece. Such great colors for the fall. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯
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  8. very cool….so much fun, we have a few of those basket/ totes already- great value. I guess they already released some items… ;)

    ~Be Sweet
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  9. What a great opportunity! Love the succulent idea Jen! Nettie
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