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Display Name: jillya
Member Since: 9/7/10

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I admit I hadn't heard the news about House Hunters, but I'm not surprised. I've heard filming is pretty expensive, so I guess that makes sense. I have to say, I love Love It or List It. I know it's scripted and a little cheesy, but I still love watching Hillary and David banter away. I've tried watching the spin-off, but it doesn't work for me.


Home Improvement Shows: How Real is Reality TV?
6/20/13 10:59 PM

This is a fabulous reno! However, I'm a little confused because I recently read the post on you building a cool treehouse for your nice sized backyard. Maybe this apartment is a second homne? I just think it would be hard for a kid to have to leave that great backyard and treehouse!


Maxwell & Ursula's Light Rental Reno: The End is... in Sight Renovation Diary
4/30/13 09:49 AM

Definitely "C". It would add some much needed color to the space, and I don't think the pattern would look too busy viewed from the point of view of the photo.


Fill in the Design _____: Pick the Best Wallpaper for this Kitchen
1/15/13 12:10 PM

So, so, so true! I have a high bar between kitchen and living room that is where school papers, reminders, etc. usually live. I hired an organizer to come in and help me to get more organized before school started. She said, "Jill, you're one of the most organized clients I've worked with. We ALL have trouble with some little area, it's totally normal!" She did help with some other areas, but I realized it's OK if things are not perfectly picked up all the time. Thanks for a great article!


Know Thyself: Setting Realistic Decorating Expectations
11/29/12 04:53 PM

Great job Shannon and Dean! I especially love the wall of pictures on photo 2, and your wall colors. I used similar colors when we repainted our house last year. It's encouraging to see fhomes with kids showing great design - it just goes to show it can be done!


Shannon & Dean Create a Contemporary Farmhouse
House Tour

1/5/12 10:30 AM

This is an AMAZing house tour! Just goes to show what you can do with a little ingenuity....


Sarah & Chad's Long Distance School of Style
House Tour

12/29/11 07:42 PM

Christine: Love your fun, funky room :)


10 New Must-See Room for Color Entries: Week Four
11/18/11 12:38 PM

Lovely, very sophisticated room. Is that a marble wall where the floating shelves are installed?


Mark's "Bold Basics" Room
11/4/11 12:19 PM

I can't believe it's been so long since the first season came out. My mom, best friend and I talked about it constantly and were so disappointed when we found out we'd have to wait til January '12 to see more. ( I agree with cakowalik, the ending of season 1 drove me crazy). Now it's only a few months away!! A watching club's a great idea, too.


The Stylish Obsession is Back: Downton Abbey
9/20/11 10:50 PM

I like all of them! I remember when the Michael Graves teakettle came out - didn't he show some things through Target?


Cash-Strapped Collector: 10 Modern Classics Under $200
9/14/11 01:46 PM

I can't believe I was in such a hurry I misspelled "designed"! and I'm not upset. I'm used to Oklahoma being overlooked. It didn't become a real state until the early 1900's.


United States of Design Road Trips: The South
American Style

7/26/11 11:15 PM

I know most people barely know we exist, but Oklahoma is still (I consider) part of the South. I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma where there is some amazing Art Deco architecture, and there is also a Frank Lloyd Wright designes house right down the street from where I grew up. The south is more than just the southeast coast!


United States of Design Road Trips: The South
American Style

7/26/11 11:08 PM

I'm right there with everyone else. I thought the Brady house was amazing. I love the staircase, and the ovens in the kitchen, too!


Design Remembrance: The Brady Bunch House
7/13/11 03:41 PM

I checked out Joe Fig's website - amazing! You really feel you can experience a little bit of the artist as you go through the pics.


Jackson Pollock: Painter, Physicist, Pioneer
7/7/11 02:44 PM

I'm going to go out on a limb and say, C.


Can You Tell Which Chair Costs More Than a New Car?
Design Quiz

6/30/11 06:47 PM

What an adorable house! I love your birds/birdcages in the dining room - are they decals?


Miguez and K.D.'s Cozy Cottage with Vintage Flair
House Tour

6/8/11 12:35 PM

P.S. However, I must agree that they do like like an alien lifeform.....I would never have thot of that if someone hadn't mentioned it!


Win This Bouroullec Brothers Algue from BabyGeared!
Holiday Giveaway 2010

12/14/10 05:27 PM

I have never seen these plastic web thingies before, but I love them!


Win This Bouroullec Brothers Algue from BabyGeared!
Holiday Giveaway 2010

12/14/10 05:23 PM

I love the book Christmas tree idea! I also love books, and understand it can be painful to see them bent or mishandled, BUT I think it can be a good use for old phone books, catalogs, and books that are too beat up to read. I'm a volunteer for our local library, and as much as we love to recycle and reuse old books, sometimes they are past saving. At least, this way they're kept out of the landfill!


Not Your Average Christmas Trees
12/9/10 11:44 AM

I forgot to add that we've limited the albums to 22. I really wanted to buy more, but my son reminded me, "Mom! we don't need anymore." Out of the mouths of babes.......


Day 13: Declutter Books or Media
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/4/10 10:35 AM