2017 Celebrities & Speakers
Laurie March of HGTV’s House Counselor
Remodeler and designer Laurie March is HGTV’s House Counselor, as well as a host for DIY Network, HGTV Gardens and the Cooking Channel. Laurie is known for her approach to project managing and remodeling, which focuses on overseeing both the emotional and tactical aspects of a design project. Her passion for home improvement and remodeling was unearthed while remodeling her own 1920’s Spanish style home.
Jeff Devlin of DIY Network's Stone House Revival
Master carpenter, and licensed contractor JEFF DEVLIN from DIY Network’s Stone House Revival proves that home renovation can be enjoyable and not intimidating. Learn insider secrets and discover must-have products and DIY tips to tackle that daunting project you’ve been putting off. See Jeff Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Design Stage presented by XFINITY.
Ronda Batchelor winner of last year’s Blogger vs Blogger challenge is a mother of six who has made it her business to help families create magazine-worthy rooms on a budget. She is "making secondhand chic" and getting noticed with features in Better Homes and Gardens, This Old House, and Cottages and Bungalows. Not to mention her laundry room redo video with more than 7 million views on YouTube. Check out her blog at BatchelorsWay.com to pick up a few tips for your next DIY and stay tuned for her upcoming book! Come see Ronda on the Design Stage at 8pm on Saturday, Oct 14.
Shebuilder and DIY optimist Miranda Webster is problem solving her way through home and life with a power tool in one hand and dry shampoo in the other! Her belief is that you can solve any design dilemma with some creative thinking, a few basic DIY skills, and a dash of humor for good measure! Follow her journey through the land of motherhood and DIY at Tinsel + Wheat, a DIY/Lifestyle blog where she harvests all the good things. Master your design dilemmas with Miranda at 2 pm Saturday Oct 14th at the Design Stage.
Come vote for Miranda's Bathroom Decor in the Bathroom Wars Challenge!
Simple Simon & Co.
Elizabeth Evans and Elizabeth Evans are two girls who married brothers and ended up with the exact same name! They also are the same age, have the same number of children, and are both former school teachers. Together they blog over at Simple Simon and Company where they share their love of sewing, quilting, and the art of homemaking. As a team they have been fortunate enough to have appeared on television shows, in magazines, written a book, and have just finished designing their 6th fabric line. Both Elizabeth and Liz feel lucky every single day for the opportunities they have been given.
Chef Nettie Frank
Chef Nettie is known for her delicious sweet treats, between Food Networks CAKE WARS and being the creator of the incredible local BEYOND GLAZE DOUGHNUTS, she is a great teacher in all areas of the kitchen. Chef Nettie can cook up any recipe! She caters through her company Silver Whisk Catering private parties and is a personal Chef. She is currently working on her cook book and getting everyone back in the kitchen. Join us on the Kitchen Stage where Chef Nettie will be showing you how to whip up Thanksgiving essentials to feed the masses!
Marla Dee of Clear & Simple is sharing her top organizing tips for your home and holidays!
Kari Byington of Rad + The Rest
Bold, precarious, quirky and adventurous, Kari is a master at dancing to the beat of her own drum. Whether it's DIYing in her garage or traveling across Europe with her husband and two children, she is constantly seeking adventure, living life to the fullest, and laughing at her own jokes. She has the ability like all good artists to see what others may not, blow away the chaff and transform perceived trash into treasure. You can follow all her silly antics, radical ideas and informative how-to's on her blog, Rad + the rest.
Come vote for Kari's Bathroom Decor in the Bathroom Wars Challenge!
Glaucia Jones, is a certified health coach who develops sugar-free recipes using natural sweetener Xylitol and Erythritol. She is a coauthor of the forthcoming book Desserts for Healthy Living with The Doctors Show Dr. Jim Sears, MD. The book comes out later this fall. Glaucia has always had a passion for healthy living and found herself determined to find better food ingredients for herself and her young family.
Glaucia has been featured many times on the ABC morning show Good Things Utah and regularly publishes her recipes and articles on staying healthy and eating sugar-free at Healthy Living Magazine, Better Nutrition Magazine, Amazing Wellness Magazine and Developing Healthy Habits. For more recipes visit www.bakesugarfree.com and follow her at bakesugarfree on twitter and Facebook and bake_sugarfree on Instagram, where she share daily healthy sugar-free recipes. Glaucia lives with husband and two daughters in Provo.
Mindy Galanis is the Owner and Senior Designer at Easrmoor Designs which is a Utah-based interior design firm. Mindy takes pride in her ability to transform spaces by bringing ideas and inspirations to life. With over a decade of experience in the industry, she has developed a keen eye for creating awe-inspiring surroundings. Mindy is also adept in finding creative ways to help budget-conscious clients design their dream spaces.