Thursday, March 5, 2015

IHHS This Weekend! #home #housewares #IHHS2014 #IHHS2015

It's time once again for the incredibly huge, unbelievably cool world showcase for the home, The International Home and Housewares show right here in Chicago. We've been covering it extensively for years and this season's no exception. We'll be brunching with Cake Boss, lunching with bloggers and the press, and making the booth rounds, to suss out the hottest useful gadgets and eco friendly finds. 

Click here and scroll down for loads of our past photo filled IHHS features.

IHHS is not open to the public, so once again ChiIL Mama will be your eyes and ears on the inside. Check back like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often. We'll have photo and video filled recaps, cool new product reviews, news tips and giveaways too! IHHS2015.

As we gear up for our coverage this year, I wanted to again give a thankful and happy shout out to a few of our favorites from 2014. 

Fun Wins:
We had a fabulous time at the 2nd annual Saturday Social Media Brunch with Socialkaty. ChiIL Mama Tweeted, Facebooked, Instagrammed and Pinned my way to 2 sweet wins, chosen from all the real time social media mentions. Like and follow us this year too. The real time fun for #IHHS2015 begins bright and early THIS Saturday. Be sure to follow along on our social media channels and look for the hashtag.

HUGE thanks again to WiltonArmetale. This whimsical and practical platter has become one of our favorites since I won it at the IHHS Housewares Show last year. It's a gorgeous piece and so useful as grill to tableware!

Gourmet Grillware 18 3/4" Fish Griller
The fish griller is ideal for cooking fish and shrimp on the grill without sticking or flaking. Fish will cook evenly and quickly. Grill and serve in the same piece, hot food stays hot longer.

Guess who showed up at our blogger lunch with his cookbooks for everyone? The charming Chef @FabioViviani!! #ImAtTheShow #Chicago #ihhs2014 #SeenAtTheShow

He'll be back again for IHHS2015 too. 

Our 2nd social media win was directly from Aladdin. They were giving out adorable BPA free, dishwasher safe, plastic Mason Jar glasses with straws and lids, full of tasty, refreshing drinks. I won two BIG 32oz Mason Jar cups and gift cards to Binny's Beverage Depot for one of my tweets! Thanks again Aladdin. They've been put to great use this year!

I sure could use some spiked refreshment after 3 days of the Home & Housewares Show & a zillion miles of walking!! #AladdinMason #ihhs2014 

#AladdinMason. Something old something new... spring has sprung with funky fun colors & new twist on a classic design! Thanks for the cherry pomegranate drink & the rockin mug. #SeenAtTheShow #ihhs2014 #ImAtTheShow #Chicago #SweetSwag 

More Brands From IHHS That We Love To Work With at 
ChiIL Mama
(a brief social media recap from IHHS2014)

We've run several giveaways with them for our readers this past year, giving away 4 Contigo Shake & Go Tumblers and 4 of their incredibly popular West Loop stainless travel mugs!

@Robinson Makin' things POP at #ihhs2014#SeenAtTheShow #SweetSwag POPCORN with adorable clips & POPSICLES too!!

@Icee a classic! My kids will be jealous. #SeenAtTheShow #ihhs2014 #SweetSwag

 @CakeBoss Gettin' festive for St Patrick ' s Day today with airbrush & fondant fun!! #IHHS2014#SeenAtTheShow

Dog lovers choice. #SeenAtTheShow #ihhs2014 travel sized pet hair roller & awesome dog cookie cutter#ChiILPicksList

#KeySocks @chiilmama 's #ChiILPicksList #ihhs2014#SeenAtTheShow smart idea!!

Hot stuff from #Chicago 's own @TongueSpank spices 
@ChiILMama 's #ChiILPicksList #ihhs2014#SeenAtTheShow

Big new things coming at #icoffee -- one of our favorites here at @chiilmama #ihhs2014#SeenAtTheShow

Check out our video interview on the new release soon & last year's video interview with the inventor, Bruce, on our site already!

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