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23 minutes ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014:... · 0 replies · +2 points

Vesna, the Clue Two photos represent state flowers of several Southern states which surround Georgia, as CplusE pointed out; the blue iris, dogwood, yellow jessamine, camellia and citrus. From Clue One, the HGTV/DIY celebrity "Hot Hunks" are probably a play on the well-known nickname for Atlanta, which is Hotlanta, due to its vibrant and "happening" downtown and progressive attitudes. Also, several of the HGTV celebrities have links to Atlanta through homes or businesses.

45 minutes ago @ Blog Cabin - Before and After Highl... · 1 reply · +3 points

From an online news article --- "As the [DIY Blog Cabin] window coverings sponsor, Budget Blinds will install 46 Enlightened Style™ cellular shades in the home to contribute to its amazing renovation. Cellular shades were chosen because of their inherent ability to create a warm and inviting environment by gently filtering sunlight. They also help insulate the home so it's cooler in the summers and warmer in the winters. Tandem™ cellular shades were used in the den. These innovative window treatments combine a front shade with an independently operated back liner that can be lowered to any desired length for enhanced versatility in light and privacy control. This summer, the window coverings will be featured in DIY Network Blog Cabin episodes Sledgehammer, Mega Dens and the Blog Cabin 2014 One Hour Special. The air dates are:

• Blog Cabin / Sledgehammer – Airs July 28th at 9:30 pm PT/ET
• Blog Cabin / Mega Dens – Airs August 18th at 9:30 pm PT/ET
• Blog Cabin One Hour Special – Airs September 8th at 9 pm PT/ET

2 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014:... · 2 replies · +2 points

As far as I recall, CplusE, the Urban Oasis has never been opened for tours. I went to New York hoping to check out the Urban Oasis there back in the day -- no way!

As for the exact location, I'm riding on the W Atlanta Residences at the moment, just because... but there are definitely other possibilities in Hot-lanta. We shall see -- before long!

15 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014:... · 2 replies · +3 points

So it would seem to be Atlanta after all, DeerSpring. Then again, it sure wouldn't be the first time I've been wrong!

For as the song lyrics go:

I been in the right place
But it must have been the wrong time
I'd of said the right thing
but I must have used the wrong line
I'd a took the right road
But I must have took a wrong turn
Would have made the right move
But I made it at the wrong time
All this confusion is making it clear
Got to find some better lyrics to this song!

15 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014:... · 0 replies · +2 points

As Poirot might say, "il n'y a pas de quoi!" (You're welcome!) ^_^

15 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014:... · 2 replies · +4 points

LOL! Does that mean your plants are in serious jeopardy, TwoCorgis?

16 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014:... · 15 replies · +2 points

News Flash -- or news flush? Here's something very intriguing for y'all to look into: Was 'HGTV Star' Tiffany Brooks in Atlanta a few months ago filming -- and did it have to do, in part, with our upcoming Urban Oasis?

Now I know you can't believe everything you read... but I suspect there might be more than a grain of truth to the story.

If you come across the info, post the link if you wish. For my part, I always operate on the premise that you have to know when to post'em, know when to hold'em!

17 hours ago @ Blog Cabin - Before and After Highl... · 0 replies · +5 points


When first I saw you from afar
With many years of wear and tear
And looking like a fallen star
In need of serious repair

Before day one's work had started
She's full of grace and timeless flair
A feel of cozy warmth imparted
This 20's home with charm to spare

Yet now renewed in glory full
In pride she waits to live again
So light and bright, no hint of dull
I'll take the keys, please just say when

1 day ago @ Blog Cabin - Salvaged Style at Blog... · 1 reply · +2 points

I think it's part of our nature to feel a deeper attachment, an emotional bond, to a home when we learn of or simply imagine the possibilities of its past, both in how it overcame the significant natural events that challenged its very existence but especially in the life stories of those who lived out any number of years of their lives behind its doors.

Even fully remodeled and enlarged as it now is, you're absolutely right, nanwes, the home still retains its sense of soulful beauty, comfort and warmth, all enhanced by the lakeside location.

Thank you DIY and crew for such a meticulously well-thought-out renovation.

1 day ago @ Blog Cabin - Salvaged Style at Blog... · 4 replies · +3 points

Every element that was so brilliantly reclaimed and repurposed from the original 1920's Blog Cabin adds another evocative facet to the deeply layered sense of history and the forever-to-remain-untold stories of human drama that unfolded within its sheltering walls over the many decades.

I'd be thrilled to win this home with its long, secretive past, now lovingly prepared for an eventful future.