My goodness the competition is fierce. I’ve seen some scissors, plumbing parts and puffy paint being thrown around. I’ve witnessed dirty looks and name calling. This is the ultimate throw down all ya’ got competition. And it is nothing short of an online cat fight! Okay, not really, but seriously there are some amazing knockoff design projects on this week’s Creating with the Stars over at East Coast Creative. Head over to check out some amazing money saving designs and vote for your favorite!
It all started with an apple. That’s right, just an apple. The Smith family had an apple tree in their backyard. The apples were ripe for the picking, but Aaron Smith couldn’t get to the tree to harvest them. Aaron was paralyzed after an accident and uses a wheelchair. The Smith’s backyard was a dirt field without any hard scapes or walkways for Aaron to access the tree. [Read more...]
Announcing the Finalists!
The results are in and we have six finalists in the Boost Your Roost contest! I am encouraging y’all to head over to vote for your favorite entry (one vote per day.)
Before I announce my finalist, I have to tell you that the last week of the Boost Your Roost contest was emotionally draining for me. I have never seen so many homes and families that truly needed this renovation. There were over 250 entries that were submitted to me. I cried after reading many of the submissions and I lost sleep as I worried how those who weren’t chosen would ever be able to achieve their home improvement goals. Several of the entries were too ambitious for the House Logic budget and time frame. Therefore we had to choose projects that better met these restraints.
Throughout the judging process there remained one finalist’s request that continued to seed in my mind. I pictured being able to make a difference in not just the life of one person, but a whole family’s.
May I introduce you to Allison Smith, her husband Aaron, and their adorable 5 year old son Cooper: [Read more...]
There was some tough competition in this week’s One Project Closer Before & After competition. I read through every single entry and tried to leave a comment on as many as I could. (Psssst: Several of you still had word verification turned on. This made it harder for me to get through the security codes. If you are on blogger, this setting is defaulted to ON. Please double check your settings. I promise you’ll get more comments and won’t get more spam.)
It was such a bummer that I had to choose just one winner, but I promised to be a fair judge and stick to the rules (picking half a dozen winners was not in the Tightly Wound White Wig rule book.)
OMG, OMG, I can hardly breathe! I ran over here to tell you some very exciting news! [Read more...]