Wednesday, April 30, 2008

You are not going to believe this!!!!

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Those of you that have been reading my blog awhile may remember this photo from last year.  I also had put this on HGTV's Rate My Space about the same time and yesterday I got this email: 


Hi Cindy,

My name is xxxxx, I am a Producer for HGTV's new upcoming show, "Rate My Space." This show is based on the website, which I know you are already familiar with. We found your outdoor room a good possibility for an Inspiration Location, or in other words, someone who got it right!!


There is more to the email but I'm not sure how much I should share.  I'll be talking to the Producer on Friday to find out more about this.  

Earlier this week Rue posted that she got this same email and I was so excited for her. I never expected it to happen to me too!  According to Rue, I would have to appear on TV if I choose to do this. AGHHHH....it's out of my comfort level but I'll do it. 

I even stopped at Home Depot on my way home from work yesterday and bought a huge box of Miracle Grow!  It's time to get this garden in tip-top shape!  Actually I think it looks a lot better now than when this photo was taken last year but I still have some work to do! 

I let you know more after I talk to the Producer tomorrow!

59 comments:

Blue Castle said...

Congratulations! How fun. I hope it all goes well for you. :)

Shari said...

Oh, this is so exciting, Cindy! I was disappointed Rue declined HGTV's offer but I certainly understand. I'd probably feel the exact same way. I'm so glad you are considering it. No matter what you chose to do, it is a huge honor to be asked and I'm excited and happy for you. Can't wait to hear more details!

traci said...

HELLO!!! How exciting!! Love that space to pieces. How do you keep the white seats white being that its outside?

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

traci, it comes off and I wash it. We don't usually get any rain here all summer. Actually I don't have it any longer because it got a huge hole in it but now I'll have to make another one.

Sharon said...

That is great!! I don't have cable so I wouldn't get to see you. I truly love your blog.

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Congrats!!! I am thrilled for you..Jennifer

Sharon said...

Thanks for all of your "how to's". I just bought a tube of Rub n' Buff over the weekend because I found a mirror like the ones you use at the Goodwill last weekend.

Cucina Cara Mia said...

That is so exciting. I am an HGTV addict, a new blogger and so inspired by your blog. You are very talented. Love your home. Good Luck.

Shelia said...

Woo Hoo! You do it, girl! Your home would be so awesome on TV and I can say "I know her (sort of)!

misskp said...

Wow! What a great opportunity for you...and they will be lucky to have you! You have a huge cheerleading section....hear us?..."Cindy! Cindy! Cindy!" YAY!

Creating Myself said...

You did, indeeed, get it right! Congrats on teh offer! I love your style, love your blog....one of my favorite places to visit.

Melissa Lester said...

Wow! Congratulations!! That is so exciting!

Marilyn said...

Congratulations, Cindy!! This is fantastic news.

To HGTV, I say: What took you so long to recognize this woman's talent!!! :-)

Personally, I would love to see you have your own show on HGTV!

Cottage Magpie said...

OMG! That is spectacular! Congratulations! Someday I'm going to get to say that "I knew you when..." -- I can't wait to hear more!
~Angela :-)

Jennifer L. said...

How exciting. Yay you! BTW I'm new to your blog and just love it.

The Feathered Nest said...

Cindy!!!!! This is WONDERFUL!!! I'm so, so happy for you!! Step out of that comfort zone and you GO girl! I am just so proud of you, and you deserve this goodness! We are all just cheering you on that they've seen what we've known all along, how very talented you are in putting together simple items and making them magical!! xxoo, Dawn

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh and by the way, I'm thinkin' that Rub n' Buff needs to pay you a little advertising fee!! :) Dawn

JoAnne said...

Congratulations Cindy! Keep us posted on what you decide.

Ms Mick said...

You will prob have your own decor/howto show on HGTV in the near future!!! Congrads!
Jackie

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Congratulations, Cindy! Wow, if they think they're just coming to see a great garden, wait till they see the inside of your home! They'll definitely be featuring your entire place on the episode, inside and out! Congratulations again!!! ...Donna

~Heidi said...

Oh my gosh!!!! How exciting!!!!! Congratulations......keep us posted!
~Heidi
xo

Angela said...

Congrats!!! It is a beautiful space :-).
Have an inspiring day!

Mary said...

Oh Cindy, HOW EXCITING!!!!! I hope it all works out, because I cannot wait to see you on TV! You are truly a great inspiration to so many people here, and I think that is a story that will resonate with lots of viewers.

Good luck, sweetie!
xoxo,
Mary

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Adrienne said...

Congratulations, Cindy. I hope everything works out for you to share your home and talents on HGTV. People everywhere need to know about decorating their home on a budget and with good taste. ~Adrienne~

Tracie said...

Ah Cindy,

Great for you - I would've done the same thing with the Miracle Grow, now grow everything, quickly, quickly!

Congrats, hope it's turns out just the way you'd like it to ;)

Happy May Day!
~Tracie

Darla said...

oh.my.gosh seriously excited for you!!!!

Tracy said...

Wow, how exciting!

Theresa@Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Cindy, oh you lucky duck ! To think HGTV is coming to your house ! I know you are estatic !
I know I would be, I can't even get anybody to look at my blog.Just kidding . :0) :0)

Donna Lynn said...

Wonderful! I am thrilled for you Cindy, can't wait for the update!
Love the 2nd installment in the mirror makeover, you do such wonderful work!
Have a lovely day today!
Donna Lynn

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

What a day!
The "being on TV part" would be daunting! Several people from my office have beem on "Carter Can" in the last few months...one even sang a bit...they were nervous, but it ended up being just fine (yes, we teased them, I have to be honest...)but they said it wasn't at all as bad as they thought it would be.
Woo hoo...gofor it!
M

Lisa said...

How wonderful for you, and I have to agree with whoever said just wait'll they get a look at the inside of your house! I've been reading your blog for a couple of months and love that you post so often and show us such beautiful things. Thanks for sharing!

Glenda said...

I just knew this might happen to you.
It's small baby steps sometimes that you need to take to get to where your going.
Congrat's to you and see it as a blessing.

Glenda

the feathered nest said...

Very cool! Congratulations! It sounds like it'll be a good show if they really do segments with real people not just professional decorators. Can't wait to hear the details!

Manuela

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That is MAJOR exciting!! Please keep us posted (at least as much as you are allowed to tell! :)
Very happy for you; you deserve it!!

Chris said...

Oh Cindy, congratulations!!! You so deserve to have your home and garden on t.v.. Everything you have done to your place is "picture perfect".You inspire many of us to reuse what we have or what we find! Looking forward to hearing more... Chris

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Golly Miss Molly! This is very exciting! Congratulations!

Rue said...

Yay!! I'm so very excited for you :)

They will want you to video tape the whole inside of your home too, so I think they will show it on TV besides the one place they chose, so get ready!

Congratulations again!!
big hugs,
rue

ACottageIndustry said...

Wow! Wow! WooooooW! Fabulous Cindy!!!! Your home is truly charming.
Tarcey

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

good for you. I'll be looking forward to the details!

SK and Family said...

How exciting!! Makes me wish I had cable, LOL!
:)

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Cindy how exciting
Alison

Kathleen Grace said...

How exciting! You deserve the honor, you have a huge foloowing of people who love your styel, You should share it with the tv viewers too! I'm so happy for you, whether you choose to do it or not, that is quite an honor!

Janet said...

Cindy,

Congratulations!! Just remember the *little people* who knew you before you became rich and famous ( wouldn't that be nice) :)

Janet

Carousel222 said...

Congratulations! Please make sure to let us know when you are going to be on TV. This is so wonderful, and couldn't happen to a nicer person.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Chills. I have absolute chills running up and down my arms. This is so way beyond exciting. You have to do it. It would be way beyond my comfort level too, but I know you can do it. Congratulations.

oxox
Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Keep us updated when you will be on TV. How exciting! Glenda/MidSouth

Kathy said...

How EXCITING is that!!!! WOW! That is great news Cindy! You deserve to be highlighted as someone who got it right! Your whole house is "RIGHT!"

CONGRATULATIONS!

Beverly said...

How exciting. Congratulations.

Rochelle said...

How exciting is that!! Keep us posted on what comes of this!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OH, that is so wondeful!
Good things happen to good people.
Please keep us updated.
ginger

Cyndi M said...

Oh my gosh. How exciting for you but I can certainly understand why they picked you. Please make sure when you'll be showing up on tv so we can all watch. Congratulations.

diana said...

I cant wait to hear all about this as it transpires... you are the perfect person for this... way to go !!

Anonymous said...

Cindy,

Did you purchase the cushions on your wicker settee? I think thats what you call it. I absolutley love it all!!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Anonymous: to answer your question...that cover is just an old sofa slipcover that was so worn out so I cut it apart and just laid a portion over the cushion I had on there. I tucked in the edges and let the ruffle hang down. It ended up getting a hole in the middle of it from so much washing. I think I'm going to make a new one soon.

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J Leigh said...

How exciting! Keep us posted!

Rhondi said...

Hi again Cindi
I don't know how I missed visiting you for a whole week, but I'm caught up with all the news now. You have had an exciting time with all the correspondence from HGTV. It's fun for all of us to know someone who is almost famous. You should consider tring out for that design star show they have. You'd be great at it!
xo Rhondi

cge4211 said...

Cindy, what a great thing to happen to such a creative gal. When you stretch yourself even when you may feel, "I don't know if I can do this"
your condidence level soars. But, you see, everyone in blogland knows how very talentd you are. So get that new white slipcover made and get a fresh "do", you may be on TV!
I hope you and your daughter are feeling better. The same thing happened to me some years ago after eating a burger at another famous chain. So, so sick!
You offer us so much inspiration with all of your ideas amd I will continue to "tune in" to your exciting posts.
Very Sincerely, Carolyn from NC