Thursday, May 08, 2008


Pin It Now!

Tonight I sat down with a glass of wine and a new magazine and just had a relaxing evening!   I know what you're can I be so relaxed when the HGTV crew will be here to film on Tuesday morning? Well they changed their mind!  Can you believe that!  I had the okay from my boss to take a long lunch hour on Friday to meet the carpet cleaner which I had to call back tonight and cancel!  I had a kennel booked for Beau so he wouldn't bite the camera man's ankles~ I still need to call them and cancel!  I was so stressed out for nothing.  But the good news is that I have 3 full weeks to get prepared!  Yay!  The producer emailed me and said they won't be coming until May 29th or 30th!  A huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders!  I am so happy!!!  Now maybe I can get Lauren's dresser painted this weekend.  I know I've been saying that for the last 3 or 4 weeks but I really want to do it this weekend and just get it finished!  

Thank you all so much for ALL those wonderful comments (and emails) on my last post!  You guys are the greatest!  I'm really not sure if I could do this without all your support.  Your kind words about my apartment has given me so much more confidence!  Thank you so much!

And so many of you said to make sure I tell you when it will be aired...Are you kidding me?  Of course I will tell you!  I'll not only tell you as soon as I find out, I'll remind you when it gets closer, and I'll remind you the day before and the day of!  If it weren't for you visiting my blog and giving me words of encouragement I would have never put my rooms on the HGTV Rate my Space website and none of this would be happening to me!  So thank you! Have a great weekend! 


Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh I bet you feel like a ton of weights have been lifted off your shoulders.

Now you can pace yourself.

I was worried when I read they changed their minds. I thought you were going to say they were not going at all. That would have been sad.

Wish I lived near you. I would gladly watch your dog while they came. I know if you are anything like me you hate to put him in a kennel.

Can't wait to see the show.


Cindy's Red Door said...

You deserve to take sip and slow down. By the looks of it does your place ever have dirty clothes, dust bunnies,pet hair? I don't think so. I need to be more like you Cindy!!!!!Congrats and can't wait to see Laurens dresser!!!
XO Cindy

Suzy said...

Oh Cindy I am so happy for you, now you have enough time to rally make it shiny and even prettier (if that is possible). I am just sad that I will not be able to see that show but I am very excited for you!!!! Yuhuuu!

Hugs, Suzy

Alison Gibbs said...

That is great Cindy. Now you can take your time and do what ever you like

bj said... great to have that much time to prepare...just keep your cool, do everything you want to do in the CINDY STYLE and you will have it made. No need to worry....with an apartment as precious as yours, every thing will go just GREAT.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I am glad that you have more time. Even though your home looks like it is ready to go. At least you can relax a bit.I am sooo~~~ looking forward to the show.
Have a great day,

Laura said...

The first thing I do each day is go to your blog! I Love Love Love everything about your style! You just inspire me so much, and you are always thanking your friends well I want to give you a BIG THANK YOU for being such an inspiration! This could not be happening to a nicer person! I don't have a blog as yet, I love reading them.. I can't wait to see you on HGTV.. and can I say.. you could turn your passion into a business!!!

Have a great weekend!
Laura from Sunny Florida!

Tracy said...

Well that's good that you have a little more time...and breathing room. It will all work out fine. :)

Shari said...

I sense your relief and I'm glad the immediate pressure is off. However, if you are like me, I suspect you will never feel totally ready, no matter how much time you have. But since you have extra notice now, perhaps you can arrange to also take off from work the day before the film crew is scheduled to arrive. You would probably enjoy having that time to do some last minute "fluffing."

Oh, and maybe getting those floors down now could really happen! Wouldn't that be wonderful? :D

Lucrecia said...

I SO wish I could get away with decorating my house like you have! With 2 small children and manly man husband I don't see that happening any time soon though. However, I do have control of my craft room - and I really want it more girly. I want to paint an old cheap entertainment center. Its made of cheap pressed would with a veneer. Can you give me any ideas on the best way to paint this? Thanks so much!

Marilyn said...

That is good news! I was astounded that the HGTV crew was coming by so soon after you accepted their offer. This gives you time to breathe and relax, and also the time to really savor the experience!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Glad you now have a bit of time to relax and prepare. That glass of wine looks deelish! I may have to "relax" myself's raising my wine glass in toast to you Miss Cindy!!! Have a great weekend. ~ xoxo Joy

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! I'm so glad you have a little time to destress! I'm so proud for you going to be on HGTV. Now when they're there you take lots of pix so you can post them on your blog just in case some of us can't make it. Your home is so beautiful and you're wonderful at making something look great. I love your romantic spirit. Get a good night's sleep tonight, paint that chest and Happy Mother's Day!

Debbie Kay said...


Whew, that is awesome. I am so relieved for you and still excited at the same time. Enjoy this time to get your place in order for "the big day"

Love ya,


Adrienne said...

I'm glad you have a bit more time to have things the way you want them when the TV crew arrives. In the meantime you deserve some breaks to relax a bit. ~Adrienne~

Mary said...

Relax and enjoy! Your home is amazing and you are an inspiration to so many -- you will be a terrific hit on HGTV!!!

Happy Mother's Day, too. :)

Beverly said...

This is all so wonderful. It just goes to prove that good things do happen for good people. So sit back, relax and enjoy.

Simply Me Art said...

Typical TV, Hurry up and Wait! Good for you Cindy a few extra weeks. Don't blame you for feeling better about it. Relax and get your other projects finished. Can't wait to hear all about it though. Jamie

Donna Lynn said...

Dearest Sweet Cindy!!!!
So happy you can relax a few more days till they get there! You can pull your wits about you and get things done and be extra ready now!
You are so sweet about your confidence needing help, you don't even realize how amazing you are and your home too!!! You have it going on, as they say :)...
Love visiting with you, and can't wait for the BIG DAY!!!
I will pray for peace for you!
Donna Lynn

OKGardners said...

WHEW! Now you will have more time to prepare. That is better for you. Your house always look fine to me, but I'm sure you have some special plans for the taping.

Best wishes and relax!

Betty in Oklahoma

Diane said...

Isn't is amazing how a change of a date can give you so much luxury! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Way to go Cindy .... Just read the good news .... Congratulations !!!
Mo :-)

Rue said...

Oh my Cindy! I was thanking God himself that I didn't say yes to them after I read your last post, because if they would've have been wanting to film here that soon I would've gone nuts! I'm relieved for you LOL

Don't worry about how your apartment looks, because it's beautiful :)


Glenda said...

I guess you could call it a trial run.
At least your given more time to do other things. It all worked out for a reason.
Looking forward to the real thing when your on TV !!

Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mothers Day.


Anonymous said...

Yea! I'm so excited for you. I'll bask vicariously! :)

Sue said...

Phew! That's a relief. So happy that they decided to come at a later date. Now you will have time to savor this experience and be sure that every thing will be just the way you want it. Enjoy the ride sweet one!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Yippee! Three weeks to get ready....just think of all you can get done in three weeks! Wish I could be there to share a glass of wine with you and talk about all the fun you're going to have when they put it on the air. :)

Millie said...

I do hope they will air the program in Canada. It's nice that you have a little more time to others have said, maybe you will get those floors before then, but it might be a little too stressful for you to move everything out and back.
Enjoy the journey!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your being selected! Your place is truly wonderful. You explain stuff for everyone great too.....u should have your own show. I would see if your landlord will put in the laminated wood flooring now. She should be proud that probably her prize tenant is being honored! About your daughter's dresser, I know she picked cream but I saw this and thought how cool-- check it out.

Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
Hey you got a little reprieve huh?? Well then more time to tweak. Have a great weekend and please stop by my blog, we are all getting together for a Mothers Day brunch.

LeAnn :)

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness! Enjoy! julie

Tracie said...

Hi Cindy,
I am sure happy you get the chance to relax and prepare especially since it's Mother's Day weekend ;)

Now look through that magazine and little longer and have another sip of wine.

Now you can put all the finishing touches on everything peacefully.

Happy Mother's Day weekend!

Anonymous said...

Congratuations! What an exciting event to occur in your life! HGTV has fabulous taste if they have chosen you to be on air. I can't wait so see it all and hear about your experience.
Have a fabulous weekend and mother's day,

Sharyn said...

Your place is beautiful and you deserve all the accolades you receive.

Congrats on the HGTV gig and it will be fun to watch as you prepare and enjoy your "moment".

I love your photo talent too!


Katrina Chambers said...

Sorry I haven't been over to say hello for so long!

Congrats too on your home being featured on TV. That's such great news!! Good luck too :)

Annastayci said...

We could be sisters in our love for shabby chic. Looking at your home brings me back to the basics of what I need in my life and thats looking for the treasure instead of just going out and spending money on new. I am on RMS go look at my home and help me get back to what I love if you have time in your busy schedule. I also want a blg like yours to post things how do I get one ?

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Cindy!
I'm so excited for you! My blog inspiration is making it BIG!! I feel like a proud student of a teacher that's getting a fabulous award!!
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! Enjoy the day!
Hugs, Sherry

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Cindy,

Well that's good news! I'll bet you are feeling tons of relief right now :) I'm so glad that they have posponed and you can relax and enjoy the experience more.

Soak it in and live in the moment. We're all so very proud of you!


Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, glad you have a little more time to "tweak" your beautiful home. I have a feeling when they meet you and see your wonderful personality, and then get a look at your beautiful cottage home, you may be offered a show of your own. At least that's what I would like to see happen! In my opinion, your blog is better than any show that is on right now.Happy Mother's Day!ksarra

A Lovely Thing said...

Dust bunnies can be taken care of by Merry Maids -- or AfterEffects (Photoshop for video) ! ;)

Seriously, I get in a tizzy when we're having a dinner party. LOL. Can't imagine the pressure of a camera crew.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Glad you have a little more prepare time so that you won't feel so stressed. Your home is beautiful and you have done a lovely job. I can't wait to see your feature on hgtv!

Cottage Contessa said...

Happy Mother's Day Cindy! Wishing you a wonderfully fun day!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Tara said...

Hi Cindy!
Looks like exciting things are headed your way! Wishing you luck and Happy Mother's Day!~xo

Rosemary said...

Hi Cindy,
What a relief for you. I know it feels better to have more time.
I really do know, as our home was on HGTV a few years ago.
I have to tell you though, they were so nice, you have nothing to worry about.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day,

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Hi Cindy! Well I'm glad you got a little more time to get ready for your big day! If you're anything like me, you need all the time you can get... I can't wait to see the furniture makeover for your daughter!!...Donna

Suzy said...

I just wanted to stop and wish you great weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!


Mary said...

Can't believe I've missed all this excitement - been bogged down in the garden every day lately - what a great thing to at last see all your efforts on TV. You will be prepared and perfect I just know - and everything in your home will be so great they won't know what to choose!!
Try to relax a bit Cindy - you have more time now. Hope today, Mother's Day, is going great and know you will be spoiled and pampered.
Congratulations - HGTV don't know how fortunate they are to have 'discovered' you and your amazing decorating talents. Perhaps, at long last, this new show will be a return to the loveliness they used to have - most programs are not worth watching anymore!
Hugs - Mary.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy! I love your RMS rooms and congratulation on being chosen for the TV show! As far as being nervous, don't be! The producer who filmed me in March was great and it was a wonderful experience. Worst part for me was finding an outfit to wear since my closet is filled with black, white and red! I do want to gently caution you about talking publicly about the TV show due to the confidentiality agreement. That thing was pretty extensive and is why I'm posting as anonymous here. Good luck to you and I look forward to seeing your episode!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Wow! What a rollercoaster of emotions!

Joy, anxiety, thrill, stress, excitement, apprehension, exhileration, etc...

Did I get them all? LOL
I am so excited for you! Your apartment is lovely, and larger than my single family home of 800 sq.ft. (can you believe it?).

I glad you have a little more time to prepare for their visit. You'll have time to everything just the way you want it. think the landlord would install your new floors next week? hahaha

Kimberly :)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Cindy, I have missed all of this wonderful news! I have spent about a half hour here catching up. How fun! I can't wait to see your post the day they come. I hope you are able to take pictures of them while they are there. Congrats!
p.s. Happy Mother's Day!

ACottageIndustry said...

I am so happy that the timing has worked out for you!!!!! This is all so exciting!
Enjoy your lil' break. You deserve it.

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

wow!! im sure you are relieved!
I can breath for you as well!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Nothing better than a relaxing evening reading Home Companion. It's one of my favorites too.