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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.


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  • Kim
    June 18, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    awesome awesome awesome:)

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Congratulations, yours clearly deserved the win.

  • Tommy Bahama Bedding
    June 18, 2009 at 10:21 pm

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

  • desiree fawn
    June 18, 2009 at 10:33 pm

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • suzanne
    June 18, 2009 at 11:41 pm


  • Jennifer
    June 19, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Congrats! Now get your daughter a new window!

  • 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!

  • Kea
    June 19, 2009 at 8:58 am


  • 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)

  • Karina
    June 19, 2009 at 11:00 am

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

  • 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!

  • Marie
    June 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Congrats!! Doing a little dance for you!

  • Madey-Couture Amor
    June 19, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Congrats! It came out beautiful. Well deserved!


  • 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!!

  • SoBella Creations
    June 19, 2009 at 6:48 pm

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

  • Jill
    June 19, 2009 at 10:27 pm

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

  • Marcinha
    June 20, 2009 at 9:08 pm

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

  • Su
    June 21, 2009 at 6:50 pm

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

  • 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. :)

  • 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.

  • Terrah
    June 24, 2009 at 9:39 pm

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

  • 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!

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  • Lisa
    October 11, 2009 at 4:43 am


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