Monday, February 02, 2009

I'm going out of my comfort zone AGAIN!

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HGTV is looking for amateur designers for a new show where HGTV fans can be a "HGTV Designer for a Day" Guess what? I'm applying for it! You get to work along side an HGTV host to make over a room! I think Joan Steffend from "Decorating Cents" would be the best fit for me! How much fun would that be???

Part of me sees this as an exciting opportunity but another part of me says it's way too scary and I'm out of my league. I'm going for it though because I'm all about living life to the fullest! You never know what your full potential can be unless you push yourself! Right?

118 comments:

Ali said...

Cindy, this is an AWESOME idea! Good for you for taking the chance. Lots of people wouldn't. I can see you working with Joan, that would be a really good match. Good luck!

--Ali

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Cindy...this is great...go for it! I hope you get it, too! :-) Susan

TexNan said...

Good for you! I'm pulling for you.

Donna said...

I am so the opposite of you, Cindy, so thank goodness I can live vicariously through you! You were so calm on the RMS TV show... When I'm nervous I talk too fast and my voice gets high-pitched and I stutter! You'll get it for sure with your decorating talent and with your natural ease in front of a camera!...Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Joanne Kennedy said...

Good luck Cindy! Who knows this could be the start of something BIG!

Hugs,
Joanne

Pink Slippers said...

OMGosh, that is so neat! I'm excited for you. Just to have the chance and GIFT to apply is wonderful. You know we are all rooting for you. 'Our' favorite decorator already! The best part of the whole thing is -- that YOU CAN DO IT! Your that good. Praying your dreams come true.
Wendy

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Definitely go for it Cindy! You have an amazing talent! Let us know how it goes. Good luck to you!

julie & joe said...

Sounds like lots of fun!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Cindy, I think that you would be GREAT!!! I wish you the best. You know thier ratings would go up because we would all watch it.
Take care,
Ginger

PatQ said...

I think you'd be perfect for the job!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

That's right!! Go for it!!

Anna Margaret said...

Go for it Cindy go for it!
I can only imagine the doors that would open for you after this!
How exciting!

Mary said...

Cindy, I think you would be FABULOUS in that!!! Is there a contact person at HGTV who we can email to lobby for you? I know we would all LOVE to see you on a show like that. :)
xoxo,
mary

Anonymous said...

In no way is this out of your league. Believe me, I have seen what some "designers" do on some of those show, and you would bring much more class in your style. I hope you get it.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Good for you Cindy! That's why you are so interesting to us all-you're not afraid to try something.

Glenda said...

Yep, live it to the fullest.

You can never tell.

Ciao

Terri and Bob said...

Go for it.

Shari R. said...

This is so exciting, Cindy, but I truly think you under-estimate your talents. You may not be a "trained professional" but in many ways, you are better because you have an amazing natural gift for creating beauty that can't be taught in a classroom. Put your power of positive thinking to work here girl and expect to dazzle those HGTV people just like you have all of your many blog and RMS fans. Best wishes and I do hope you are chosen because I would love to see you get the recognition you are so deserving of!

Pat said...

You go girl, I think you would be grrrreat. Your home looks better that anything I have seen on HGTV and I watch all the good shows. I'll be pulling for you. Wouldn't Joan be fun to work with, I think she is so laid back and down to earth. I'll be putting good vibs out for you.
Smiles,
Pat

slotmachinemimi said...

Cindy, that is wonderful! I have my fingers crossed for you, I know that you will do a great job!! Good luck and happy decorating!!!

Bodil said...

I love your thinking and braveness.
Go for it girl!
So nice for us that are not as brave to live through you.
Thank you for that!
I hope they pick you.
Bodil.

Kimberly said...

Good for you, Cindy! I'm proud of you for stepping out of that comfort zone. You would do a GREAT job!!

Alison Gibbs said...

You go for it girl! Wish I had a bit of your courage to step out of my comfort zone!!
Alison

Penny said...

I am positive that you will be on the show!
Let me know, when to watch!
Dont' underestimate yourself.
You are so creative and inspiring.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I'm sure it's scary but you are sooo not out of your league.

I'll cross my fingers & toes for ya. (I have really long, funky toes so I can do that! ;o) )

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

Go for it! I'm so excited for you. You would be so great on HGTV! Can't wait to hear more updates from you. :-) ~Arleen

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

You go girl...i just found your site and it is lovely. I would vote for you.
GOOD LUCK!!!
Cathleen alyce

NWlambear said...

Go for it Girl! You can do this...absolutely. You'll see....you have the talent and it will wonderful for you. I'll be looking for you. Gonna tell my daughter in Virginia Beach about it too. She's a designer.

JohannaB said...

I think it is a WONDERFUL idea for you. I can't wait to see it when it airs :-) I'll have to get cable before then...

Lorri said...

Yes, Do IT!!! You are wonderful and it will be great to showcase your talents. Please come decorate my room.....LOL...Lorri

tommiejo said...

Good luck~~you're so brave! I'll keep my fingers crossed & say a little prayer for you.
As a fairly new reader to your blog, I am in awe of your beautiful decor and was inspired by your heart giveaway enough to do one of my own! So there's another heart up for grabs over at my blog ladies (and gents!)~this one is a little more "country" though. Thanks!

southernbelle said...

Cindy,goose bumps came over me as I was reading this.I am so thrilled
for you.This could be (will be) the
start of something big for you. You
are so talented!!!! You know we will all be rooting for you. Mimi

Jill said...

Good Luck, Cindy! You would be an absolutely perfect choice! I like Joan Steffend, too! She is my favorite HGTV gal.
~Jill

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Go for it - and keep us posted how it goes. Good luck!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I think this is fantastic idea! GO CINDY!!!

Suzie said...

Go for it, Cindy! You can do it! I love Joan Steffend!

Charmingdesigns said...

Fabulous. You would be awesome at this!!! We will be right by your side rooting for you...I was able to pop into Vintage and Vogue when I was down visiting...and drove past Ebay...I laughed..I had no Idea there was a building. What Salvation Army do you hit? Next time I would like to stop in. Laurie

Sincerely Yours said...

Good Luck Cindy!!! Maybe you can bring my Friday post and the comments with you!lol If we can get you in there maybe just maybe they will listen!!!! Sincerely, Jeannette

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Cindy - you would be perfect at this!

September said...

YOU MUST GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you need ANY help getting ready, call me. I'd be thrilled to help you with anything at all!!!!!!!! :D

Wow, I'm SO excited that you are doing this, Cindy!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I think this is the perfect venue for you. They are looking for an amature decorator. You are one the more professional amatures here. Just look at Kim Myles, she was a hair dresser.

Nantucket Karen said...

BY ALL MEANS CINDY, DO IT!!!!!!!!!!
You have a major TALENT and should show it off and share it with everyone!!! Going outside of your "comfort zone" is such a brave thing to do; BE PROUD OF YOURSELF GIRL:)
P.S. The toile heart arrived today and it's even MORE BEAUTIFUL than I had imagined. I hunt it up IMMEDIATELY!
Thanks so very much Cindy,
Karen

Liz said...

How exciting!! I'm sure we will be seeing on HGTV AGAIN! :)

Good Luck!

~Liz

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

How fun and scarey! Joan would be the one I would want also. I love to watch Decorating Cents! Good luck!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I think this would be so fun! So glad you are taking the risk to even apply!!!

blessings
mary

ann said...

Tell us what you need us to do and we'll cheer you on....Ann

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Go for it, Cindy! I think you would be fantastic. And Joan is just the best, too! You've already got SUCH a following on your blog, you can tell HGTV that you can assure them of success when the show airs!!! You do have your groupies, ya know?!?!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Stacey said...

You should definitely go for it! You set a great example!

Bee and Rose said...

mmmmm...what's that yummy smell...it's the sweet smell of success, that's what it is!

Take the risk! I bet you'll be all sorts of happy that you did!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"
~Author Unknown

Jacran Cottage said...

You'll be absolutely brilliant at this!!! Dare I say perfect!! If they check out your blog and the comments you get, they'll know they're on to a good thing. Good luck.

Jackie

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Congrats - Leaving a comfort zone allows for growth! I'm very proud of you for taking this step.

You certainly have the talent and style to do a great job!

Moozoo said...

I am new to your site for about a month and I luv it!!! I'm always calling my husband to come and see what I've discovered on it. I am doing my headboard and footboard like the white one you did with the cupid on it. Only I have to wait for one of my boys to move out so I can have a guest bedroom. I am also now hunting down finds at Goodwill, Salvation Army and garage sales. You have turned my creative mind back on after having five kids. Thanks!!! I hope you get your own show!!!!

Karen said...

I will soooooooo be pulling for you for hgtv!!! what do you have to do to be selected?
Keep us posted!

Carolyn said...

Wish you all the best!Nothing ventured nothing gained.You would be perfect-their ratings would go up for sure!
Carolyn

Debbie P said...

You go for it Cindy, you will be great at it!

Melinda said...

You go girl!! You are soooo talented and would be amazing!!! Good luck! I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!
Melinda (Home is Where the Heart lives)

Linda said...

Go for it! Let us know what happens, would love to watch you on the telly!
Linda Q

Bambi said...

You go girl! I'll have my fingers crossed for you! When will you know?

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I really don't think you're taking a risk, a chance, or going out of your comfort zone. Otherwise you wouldn't have such a popular blogged focusing on home decor. I think you'd be a natural :)

Debbie said...

Cindy, How exciting!!!! Go for it. I agree, I think you will do fabulous!! Hope you get chosen!!

Elenka said...

Alright ! Good luck to you!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

YAY, Cindy! And thanks for telling me about it, I had no idea it was happening. Like I told you, I sent my application in too, but I don't think I'll blog about it yet. I bet they will be inundated with people trying to get in there, so I'm not going to hold my breath either, but wouldn't it be fun if we both got picked?!

Kim said...

You definitely HAVE to do it!

Lady Dorothy said...

Good for you! Live life BIG!

Carol said...

Go for it girl!!!!
You would be great!!!

cedwards55 said...

Cindy.... you are so humble! What makes you think that Joan Steffand wouldn't be out of her league with YOU? I've never seen her do anything but push a paint roller! You owe it to yourself to apply. We'll all be waiting to hear!
Carol

Pug1 said...

YEAH, you go girl!!!! CHEERS! Michele

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
Wow that is such a great idea for a show!! Think positive, that seems to work good for you (; I really believe you'll get it, especially since they already know who you are and how good you decorate!! Good luck!
Hugs~Kelly

tommiejo said...

Oh my...I just checked the post on my blog where I tried to link to yours and it was WRONG! I fixed it though lol~I'm not a technological wiz. Ooops;)

Mary said...

Cindy, I'm proud of you!! It's easy to sit back and wish for things but you are jumping right in and giving it your all.
Now where do I write to tell them you have to be selected!!!
Best of luck!!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Oh, I particularly love that designer. She's my very favorite! You go, girl!
Brenda

Debby said...

Wow! Cindy, that would be fantastic! How exciting this would be for you. Hmmm, we could say..."we new her when..." lol
Keep us updated so that we can follow your progress.

Take care,
Debby
Romancing the Bling

marty39 said...

Good for you. Go for it. I think you would be a great match with Joan and several others. You do have a wonderful talent. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Go for it! You've be great!

~elaine~

Joy said...

GO FOR IT, GIRL !!!
and "Break a Leg"

Lee Laurie said...

You would not be out of your league! They would probably learn something from You!! I could see you on Decorating Cents! I hope you get to do it!

ksarra said...

I'm happy for you. I've thought all along that you have SOOOOOO much talent, it's just a matter of time until you are "discovered." And all your fans are cheering for you!

Jojo said...

Now that you mention it - you remind me of Joan!!!

Mimi Sue said...

Great idea. I hope you get to do it cause you'd be so awesome. Mimi

The Willow Rose said...

Cindy, GO FOR IT!!!!!! I think it would be fun.

Tara said...

You go, Cindy--it IS just right for you...but I do see a Romantic Home show in your future!

Lynne Laura said...

Cindy,

That's great, good luck to you.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Lisa said...

You would be perfect. Best of luck.

Shirley said...

How exciting. I really hope you get it.

Dish Diva aka Kay said...

You got talent-we need people like youon HGTV. Go for it!!

Dream Mom said...

Cindy, I think you will do just fine. You have done all of these wonderful things in your home and people love to read about them on your blog. When you are unsure of yourself, remember that! You are one talented lady and you have a gift that many people would love to see! If it doesn't work out, well, then, you gave it a shot. You would still be talented. I have a hunch you will do fine-just be yourself.

I auditioned to be a showhost for QVC a few years back. It was very exciting!

Good luck!

Tammy518 said...

That's so great, Cindy! I think you would do a fabulous job, and I hope you get it!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Cindy, it sounds perfect for you!! I hope you get to do this!! :)
~Becca~

Michelle Wood said...

It'd be perfect for you! I'd so watch it!!

And.. just a thought but, when you run out of room in your home.... have you ever thought of renting a booth at an antique mall/store and selling your projects and treasures?

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Michelle, you are the second person today to mention that! I'm going to look into it this week!

Jen r. said...

Good for you!!!I hope you get it! You inspired me ad I applied too! :)

TWB said...

SHUT UP!!! You better get it and when you get it . . . YOU BETTER WORK!

Karen Deborah said...

YOU can do it! I really hope you are chosen.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! You would be perfect! I think Joan is a great co-host for you...decorating on a budget. Fingers crossed and many prayers!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Go for it Cindy! You have what it takes! Just look at all of us who LOVE you to pieces! By this post, you posted 11 hours ago and you already have 96 posts! I can already see you doing your thing on HGTV! Go for the stars!

Hugs,
Maryjane

debi @ life in my studio said...

Go for it!!! You can do it!!!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Good luck! I think you would do just fiine.

Debbie Harris said...

Good for you! You are such an inspiration. I'm sending you lots and lots of good karma.

Debbie http://coffee41.wordpress.com

Carousel222 said...

Go for it! I think you would do great on the show. How exciting! I will keep checking back for any news.

tardevil said...

Good luck! I love Joan Steffand. I think she'd be perfect.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

That would be amazing..... and I am so sure they will want you.... you sure your own fan base built in..... you would be sooooo GREAT...... I have a good feeling abut this......
HUgs
Linda

chez sheri said...

Right! Go For It!!! I have every confidence that you'll be selected!!!!!
-sheri

Dodie said...

You can do!

You go girl!

Dodie

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Atta girl!! Go for it!
I could definitely see you and Joan working together, creating something beautiful!
Best wishes!!

Joanne said...

This is your chance to be recognized! Hopefully, they'll offer you a house on Cape Cod to decorate! Dream and pray -- Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

Chandra said...

How exciting! Best of luck!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Well how kewl is that ! What a great ideal Cindy. Keep us informed.

Anonymous said...

Yay! You go girl! You are awesome - and I think a great match! I really think you'll be a great inspiration to so many... yay!
pattyanne

sparkled*life said...

How awesome that you are going after the dreams of your heart! I have learned that you never say man I shouldn't have ever tried 1 year later. BUT you will always say why didn't I try what if i would have.......

So you go girl! I think that is so great that you are going after what is your gifting!

Good luck and can't wait to see what happens! :D

Betty Jo said...

Awesome Cindy! You go girl. xoxo

Tina said...

Go for it!!

Rhondi said...

I say go for it Cindy! What have you got to lose? Hope you get to do it.

Lisa said...

Oh, you can SO DO THIS!! It will be a fabulous experience ~ regardless of how it turns out. I very much admire your courage in stepping out of your comfort zone! Could you bottle that so I could get it, too?

ASHLEY said...

you're totally IN YOUR LEAGUE, lady! i think you should have your own show...like oprah!!! i see greatness...i mean, more of it, in your future!

blessings!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

You go, girl!! Who know what God still has in store for you? Live life to the fullest, that's the only way to go.
xo moi

Amber said...

Ooooh, so fun! I'm proud of you for taking a chance and putting yourself out there! :) Best of luck! (You even have an HGTV clip where they can see you in action on camera!)

Wenche said...

I do hope you get your chance to decorate a whole room with your own designing ideas. Sounds like so much fun.