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Oh, Friday

Today is turning out to be kind of a mixed up day for me. Plans fell through, my work hours have changed, etc. I’m going to get as much done as I can, and as quickly as I can, and then I’m taking the rest of the day off. A good plan for a Friday, yes?

So… Have you been watching this season of Design Star? This year’s format has been odd but I’m glad that Emily, my favorite designer, is in the final two. Did you see her room from last week? It was the best one of the season.

I hope she wins the whole thing. Emily has a blog too; I just found out recently.

I’ll see you back here on Monday and I’ll have a pretty neat giveaway for you. If you’re at all crafty (or even if you just aspire to be), you’re definitely going to want to win.

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  • Ashley
    August 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I haven’t been a fan of this season’s format of Design Star either. I loved the individual challenges of past seasons, and find all the group challenges of having to find inspiration of food, flowers, instruments, etc., to be weird.

    Emily has definitely been my favorite as well, and I love her room last week. Had no idea she had a blog – definitely adding it to my reader. Thanks!

  • Funnelcloud Rachel
    August 20, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I’m rooting for Emily, too. I agree this season’s format is odd – and the strange challenges haven’t resulted in very good designs. Maybe the finale will make up for it!

  • Jaime / Design Milk
    August 20, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Definitely, hands down, the best room of the season. I really like her a lot.

    I’m hosting the Design Star Twitter party this Sunday at 10PM ET – come hang with me! :)

    Just use hashtag #designstar to join in.


    • Making it Lovely
      August 20, 2010 at 1:51 pm

      I’ll be there!

    • April Johnson
      August 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm

      I love the #designstar Twitter party! It’s been one of my favorite things about watching it now.

  • Katie Company
    August 20, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I agree! Best room to date. The new format is has really thrown me off but this episode was totally worth it.

    I can’t wait to see what the giveaway is! I will def be back here on Monday!

  • kelsey
    August 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    i really love her work! she has been my favorite designer the whole season, no doubt due to her eclectic, bohemian style.
    this season’s format is weird. i mean, group challenges and barely any hosting videos [except for the losers]?

  • decoriadore
    August 20, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    I LOVED her room! I agree that it was the best of the season! Hope she wins!

  • Valerie
    August 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    never heard of the show but now I’m going to hunt it down! cute little blog of hers! hope you have a lovely weekend. :)

  • Kris Mays
    August 20, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Yes! My kids and I have been watching and rooting for Emily, as we are from Oregon, too. Thanks so much for the link to her blog! I had no idea she had one.

    Blessings, Kris

  • Alyssa
    August 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    emily’s my favorite too. I love her show concept of using your wardrobe as inspiration for a room. That definitely is different from the shows currently on HGTV.

  • Aimee @ The Stylish Nest
    August 20, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I agree, the format this year has been really different. I do like Emily too. Have a lovely weekend.

  • Claire
    August 20, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I loved Emily’s room! It was so distinctive and memorable – in all kinds of good ways. (And I agree about the format changes. I miss the individual challenges where you get to know each designer’s style outside of “Well, so-and-so brought in this piece of furniture as their signature piece.” What happened to those individual little cubicles they decorated??!)

  • Katrina Babic
    August 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    The hubby totally called it ahead of time… we were BOTH in <3 with her room! Now to get her to come to my house, for a chat {about my house} and a cup of coffee ;)

  • jules @ The Diversion Project
    August 20, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    emily’s blog is super cool. so thrilled she is in the final two. GO EMILY!

  • Esther
    August 21, 2010 at 1:55 am

    SUPER CUTE KIDS TABLE AND CHAIRS at ToyRus. no this is not a commercial! haha. i am not a mom but i found these super cute and thought you’d like them:]]

    btw love your blog so much! congrats for the second baby too!

  • Lila Ferraro
    August 21, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I agree, her room was the best of the season. Those shows are so addicting! I can’t help it!
    Lila Ferraro

  • Jillian
    August 21, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I was alternately appalled/disappointed with this season of Design Star until this episode. Emily was my favorite from the beginning (I loved her outfit on the first show so kind of ironic), and I just really liked this room, particularly the contrast of the green couch against the blue and white fabric. I also thought the console she built was a great diy idea that she should have played up.

    I thought this challenge proved how just how insane the concepts for the previous episodes were. By reverting to this old challenge (David Bromstad won for his glass box), they really allowed the designers to show what they could do.

  • lauren
    August 22, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Hi! I tagged you in a favorite things post!
    Here’s the link

  • Holly
    August 22, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Weird, weird season on Design Star, I agree. What I have been perplexed about this entire season is why they keep giving them silly little challenges in groups- shouldn’t they be showing off what they can do as individuals?! That being said, I love Emily too! Best room by far last week- loved the blue fabric wall! Crossing my fingers that she wins tonite :) xoxox! -Holly

  • Kelle Dame
    August 23, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Thanks for sharing that she has a blog. I am excited to check it out! I love her style!

  • kat
    August 23, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I’m glad about Emily, they made the right choice! Michael was so fake. I’m just a little confused by the fact that her show is supposed to be new and different, but it’s the exact same format as Dress my Nest. how do they not know that?

  • Lilly
    August 27, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I’m so glad Emily won!!! It’s the first HGTV TV show concept that I am really really excited about!!