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10.03.10 / Hyperventilating

You must be wondering why I’m writing a post on Sunday.  You say, “What?  She doesn’t post on the weekends!”  Well, let me tell you something.  When you are casually browsing one of your all-time favorite design blogs and discover YOUR HOUSE on the main page from Friday, October 1, 2010….you immediately write a post!  {After unsuccessfully trying to wake your sleeping spouse from a deep sleep to share the news with him/her first, of course.}

I was just catching up on my weekly Apartment Therapy reading only to see a picture of my dining area about 10 posts deep on the home page.  My immediate reaction was “What the heck?!  I just got a new computer and it’s going beserk already!”  I was inclined to think it was a fluke.  However, I quickly realized that there were actual words that went with the photo…words like “Dana” and “House*Tweaking”.  See for yourself. That’s when I started having trouble breathing and doing that weird thing that {I thought only} Miss America pageant winners do.  You know.  Jaw drops, shaky hands come up over the mouth and all of a sudden she seems hideously ugly.  Only I wasn’t wearing a sequined evening gown {I know, odd for a Midwestern mother of two late on a Saturday night} nor did I have hemorrhoid cream under my eyes and Vaseline on my teeth.

I think I even reached up to keep my invisible rhinestone crown from slipping off my head.

image: el anecdotario

13 Comments

03.October.2010

Just found you via AT – beautiful home and great blog! Going to be a regular visitor now. :)

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replied on October 3rd, 2010

Jen – Nice to have you!

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03.October.2010

That’s so awesome, and yet weird that they didn’t send you a trackback so you’d be aware of the post. Maybe they’re just to big for that kind of thing.

Congrats! Enjoy your crown! You deserve it.

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03.October.2010

That is how I found you. You’ve got a great blog. I love how you stenciled your rug. It is really a brilliant idea and something even a non-DIYer can do. Keep on being yourself.

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OMG….how amazing! Congratulations, It must feel so good to see your house featured on their blog. Im new to the blog world and I am super excited and happy for you. I’ve been checking out House *Tweaking for a few weeks now and I am in love with your blog, definitely a fan. Your house and blog are fabulous…. ~Kenia.

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03.October.2010

Woohoo, congrats! You should be so proud!

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04.October.2010

Congratulations! Your blog is in the top of my list! I love everything you’ve done! It makes my diy todo list even longer:)
Your house is picture perfect!

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04.October.2010

Woohoo! That’s so awesome and I got a good chuckle because of your added Miss America photos. Great added touch…

Congratulations!

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04.October.2010

Yeah! Congratulations- that must feel really good! (And your house looks really nice in that shot!)

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04.October.2010

Hi Dana, I know how you feel! I was featured on the wordpress homepage once and I felt like a lotto winner. Congrats and enjoy! -Emily

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replied on October 5th, 2010

Notorious MLE – Congrats to you, too!

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04.October.2010

Okay, I’m going to come out of hiding after a week of being obsessed with your blog! You so deserve that little surprise on Apartment Therapy – I love your house with a giant captial L. I’ve been seeing more and more of this lovely grayish colors in people’s homes and finding the posts where you share the colors was great! I will be sure to keep that as a future reference – I think those colors of gray could work really well for me – – warm yet fresh and bright. That’s what I’m *trying* to go for as my style keeps evolving. And that’s another reason I’m loving your style – neutrals with pops of color and interest (especially the pear/kiwi green – my favorite). Love the boys room (I have two little boys and quickly bookmarked their bedroom for future reference) and I adore your kitchen. And your living room. And…

So, being a military family I wish I could make some of the same changes to our base housing and/or future rentals (until we get out of the Air Force and buy something somewhere). But I like to take ideas that I can use now and apply them the best I can to our temporary homes. Thanks for the lovely, divine ideas you share – I’ll be coming back very often!!

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replied on October 5th, 2010

Katy – Thanks for speaking up! That means a lot to me. I still remember posting my first comment to my fave blog of all time (way before I had a blog of my own). I was very nervous and hesitant. Wouldn’t you know it though? The blog author responded to my comment almost immediately and I was hooked. Thanks for reading and I hope you find some ideas here to bring some personality to your current and future homes.

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