Up for the Challenge: We Won!

I wanted to thank you all earlier, but I was waiting until I heard from Better Homes & Gardens…

We WON! Making it Lovely received the most votes in the 48-Hour Challenge at BHG.com and we’ll be the recipient of a $5000 bonus! We’re so excited, and we’re eager to get started on a few new projects around the house that will now be possible. And obviously, we couldn’t have won without your tremendous support. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


128 Responses to “Up for the Challenge: We Won!”

  1. Kim June 18, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

    awesome awesome awesome:)

  2. Sara June 18, 2009 at 9:32 pm #

    Congrats! I voted for you everyday. I’m not quite sure why I became so obsessed with you winning, but I’m the first to admit: I did. Congrats! Your porch (and your blog) is lovely.

  3. yansy June 18, 2009 at 9:50 pm #

    Congratulations Nicole. You did such an amazing job with the porch. I can’t wait to see what you do with very well deserved prize.

  4. Laurie G. June 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm #

    Congratulations, yours clearly deserved the win.

  5. Tommy Bahama Bedding June 18, 2009 at 10:21 pm #

    YAY!!!! Congratulations – you really deserve it :)

  6. desiree fawn June 18, 2009 at 10:33 pm #

    Oh yay ^_^ I voted ALMOST every day ;)

  7. Chandra June 18, 2009 at 11:00 pm #

    Congratulations to you and your family…your blog is lovely and I am sure you will put the money to excellent use.

  8. Sara June 18, 2009 at 11:34 pm #

    Congratulations, I can’t wait to read about all the ways you put that good money to use. I am so glad you won I just love the porch and the handpainting on the floor that you did.

  9. suzanne June 18, 2009 at 11:41 pm #


  10. Jennifer June 19, 2009 at 12:09 am #

    Congrats! Now get your daughter a new window!

  11. Kel June 19, 2009 at 1:00 am #

    Congratulations! So glad you won…would’ve been a massive injustice if you had not! Yours was the best project BY FAR!!! Can’t wait to see what you do next, will be beautiful I’m sure!

  12. Kea June 19, 2009 at 8:58 am #


  13. Hrefna June 19, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    Congratulations! I voted for you a few times here in Iceland so I’m pleased. By the way, love your blog and ideas! Keep up the good work ;o)

  14. Karina June 19, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    Congrats – you were the clear and obvious winner. Glad everyone else agreed! Beautiful Job.

  15. CapreeK June 19, 2009 at 12:45 pm #

    Yay! Congrats – you deserve it! Now, what’s next? :D Can’t wait to see your future projects!

  16. Marie June 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    Congrats!! Doing a little dance for you!

  17. Madey-Couture Amor June 19, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    Congrats! It came out beautiful. Well deserved!


  18. Kimbydee June 19, 2009 at 5:04 pm #

    Congrats! Can’t wait to see the future projects. Like most people with more ideas than cash I’m so glad you have the money to (and I know you have the motivation!) see them to fruition. Yeah!!

  19. SoBella Creations June 19, 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    Congrats on winning! You did a wonderful job on your outdoor transformation.

  20. Jill June 19, 2009 at 10:27 pm #

    Congratulations! You did such a great job. Loved it.

  21. Marcinha June 20, 2009 at 9:08 pm #

    Congratulations!! I voted sincerely on your design! :-)

  22. Su June 21, 2009 at 6:50 pm #

    Congrats! It was definitely the best. I voted every day!

  23. Heidi Myers June 23, 2009 at 7:14 pm #

    I am so excited for you!! You deserve it! Your project was by far the best. Happy spending. :)

  24. Shari June 24, 2009 at 4:15 pm #

    I just saw this! Oh I’m so happy for you guys. We had a little vote push at the end there on FB for you. I’d like to think we helped ;) Anyways. When you’re done there, I could used some ideas over here. But first, enjoy your new little gem of a baby. She’s adorable x 100000000.

  25. Terrah June 24, 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    Woo hoooo!!! (doin’ my happy dance)

  26. Kim B. July 7, 2009 at 5:02 am #

    Hooray!! (Have been away on holiday, but it didn’t start until after the voting was done). So glad for you two!

  27. Lisa October 11, 2009 at 4:43 am #



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