Monday, March 19, 2012

WOW! I Won a Design Award!!

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I just got an email today from Houzz.com that I received their "Best of Remodeling" Award for this photo above! I didn't even know I was up for an award there! I know it's because of my wonderful readers that have supported me and left such wonderful comments on Houzz.com. I feel so honored!  Thanks to all of you! I'm beyond excited! 

You can see my other photos on Houzz.com here: My Romantic Home on Houzz

This press release below sure makes me feel like a professional but you know I'm just a single mom decorating my little apartment! haha!

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Cindy Kihn-Santiago of My Romantic Home Blog of Campbell, California Receives
Houzz’s 2012 ‘Best Of Remodeling’ Award
First-Ever Survey & Analysis of More than 1.2 Million Members Reveals Top-Rated Professionals and Current Design Trends from Across the Country
[Campbell, CA]  --  March 19, 2012 – Cindy Kihn-Santiago of My Romantic Home Blog (www.romantichome.blogspot.com) of Campbell, CA has been awarded  “Best Of Remodeling” 2012 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design.  Cindy Kihn-Santiago was chosen by the more than 1.2 million registered members of the Houzz community.
The Houzz “Best Of Remodeling” award for 2012 is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodeling professionals in 12 categories ranging from architects, and interior designers to contractors and other residential remodeling professionalsDesign award winners’ work was the most popular among the 1.2 million members, also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 16.5 million professional images to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site and iPad/iPhone app.
“With 3.5 million monthly unique users and 80 million monthly page views, Houzz has rapidly become the largest community of active remodelers, providing homeowners and design enthusiasts with first-hand advice from Houzzers who have been through the renovating and decorating process,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of marketing for Houzz. “This is a real stamp of approval for Cindy Kihn-Santiago from the Houzz community and we’re thrilled to welcome them to this elite group of ‘Best Of’ winners.”
With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Cindy Kihn-Santiago of My Romantic Home Blog, but also those whose work visually aligns with their own design goals. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and evaluating their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.
About Cindy Kihn-Santiago
Cindy is the blogger behind My Romantic Home (www.romantichome.blogspot.com), a blog that focuses on decorating in a romantic-cottage style. She has been blogging since 2005.
About Houzz
Houzz (www.houzz.com) is the leading online platform for home remodeling, providing inspiration, information, advice and support for homeowners and home improvement professionals through its website and mobile applications. Houzz features the largest residential design database in the world, articles written by design experts, product recommendations, a vibrant community powered by social tools, and information on more than 1.2 million remodeling and design professionals worldwide who can help turn ideas into reality. @houzz_inc
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UPDATE: I'm hearing of other bloggers getting this too! If you got one let me know! 


46 comments:

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Wow! How exciting for you! Congratulations!
Lorraine

Martha said...

That's great! Congratulations!

The Uncluttered Lifestyle said...

Way to go! Congrats!

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations, Cindy! I can say I knew you when now! How very exciting and you should be very proud of yourself and the wonderful things you do! xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

Cindy- Just so you know that link you have posted doesn't go anywhere...thought you would want to know- xo Diana

Lynn said...

The link is broken Cindy! Really would like to take a peak there.

Congrats on the win! That is HUGE! Something celebrate, eh?

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Congrats Cindy! So deserved! You are an inspiration to all that homes can be beautiful no matter where you live! I am so thrilled for you! All the best, Angie xo

joanne said...

sweet! Congratulations and how excited I am for you.

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Woo-Hoo! That is fantastic. I can only imagine how excited you must have been when you found out. CONGRATS!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Cindy, Congratulations! I also received the Best of Houzz 2012 Design award, so it is quite an honor to be in your company!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Congrats!

You are so deserving of this award!

WELL DONE!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Congrats--you have such a great sense of style!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Congratulations Cindy~ so deserved!

Simona said...

Congratulations , I'm happy for you.
Simona

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jeanetteann said...

Good for you,what an honour, Lovely setting for tea.
x jeanetteann

Tiki said...

Congratulations!!

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Miss Char said...

Wow, that's a great piece of news, congratulations. Your photos and composition was wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Congratulations! Exciting stuff, Cindy -- now that's the way to kick off spring. :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

How exciting Cindy!! CONGRATS!!

JoAnne Weisser said...

Congratulations, Cindy! You are so deserving and I have always loved your patio. Congrats on the new job too!!

Elsie said...

Congratulations to you Cindy and to all the others as well. All I can say is "all the others" are in
good company. :0)

Linda said...

Congratulations! You have an award winning style.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Congratulations...so well deserved!

Vicki said...

I feel so happy for you, Cindy! You SHOULD win a design award; you're a designer! You were one of my very first blogs as I entered the blogging world late (after everybody else in the world had been blogging FOREVER) and I never fail to be inspired when I visit your site. You're an expert when it comes to designing and maximizing small spaces; very talented. Congratulations to you! AweSOME news!

The enchanted home said...

Congrats to you..its so well deserved!

Alexandrite Woman said...

Congratulations! The scene and pic is really beautiful. Nice job!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Congratulations, Cindy! Your apartment is beautiful... well deserved!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your award, Cindy - that's awesome, and well deserved!

Special 'K' said...

Congratulations that is wonderful. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Heaven's Walk said...

Sending you a BIG congratulations hug, Cindy!!! What an honor, girlie! Very very well deserved!! ♥

xoox laurie

Sharon in Chicago said...

What a great month March is turning out to be for you! New job, design awards, sweet man -- all well deserved!

Deb Harvey said...

Congratulations! Very exciting!

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Congratulations, Cindy!
The photo is really great :)

Cottage Rose said...

How exciting and wonderful for you.. Congratulations Cindy...

Hugs;
Alaura

sparklegem said...

Congratulations! I can see why. It's a beautiful photograph!

Doni said...

It's well deserved! Big hug and huge congratulations!! LOVE your blog!
Blessings, Doni

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Lee Caroline said...

Congratulations for winning with Houzz, your photo is gorgeous, I absolutely love your style.

Lee

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

That's so exciting! Congrats to you, you deserve it!

Michelle said...

Cindy; Congratulations! I got one too! I think they gave out a certain number per region. So mine was for the Boston area. I think I will post my Press Release on my blog too! Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing and good job!

Michelle
NewEngland-Style.com

Prior said...

Hey, I got one to for design...my tree house was added to lots of idea books...love your stuff, as always.
Lezlee

Linda Leyble said...

Hi - that's so great! Congratulations. I have to submit more on Houzz myself. I got featured in one of their blog posts (I thought that was pretty good!). But you getting the award - how fabulous is that!

I get a lot of referral traffic from your blog, so I wanted to thank you for that! Keep up the fabulous work!

Linda

Carousel222 said...

Beautiful patio. I have been seeing some pics from your blog showing up on Pinterest as well. I recognize them immediately because I have followed your blog for so many years. Congratulations !

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