Contributor to HGTV Dream Home
She’s back and better than ever! Our Super Fan Gail will be pounding the pavement in search of exclusive details and answers to questions you posted in the blog.
Mary is a contributor to HGTV Dream Home.
Posted at 4:20 pm
Hope you are ready….. we have had a bunch of unanswered questions!
Thanks for offering to answer them all.
Is there a way to get up to those windows in the roof and
sit down and look out those windows?
Still wondering if there is a tall rock formation near the Dream Home. Thought one picture showed something in the trees near where the old structure was.
I'll bet you are looking for the caves to go spelunking. Well I know you know how to spell, maybe cave hunting.
By the by, congratulations on your ocogenerian status. It is so fantastic to see you at this level Stoney, you have become an icon here and on HGTVpro.
That low white "storage garage?" that was sorta across (or angled) from the corner of the staircase area —— is it just a garage-type structure or is it an opening to a CAVE or something?
Does anyone know when or how to enter to win this house?
HGTV Dream Home giveaways take entries January 1st through mid February each year.
You are at the head of the march Stoney, and you have some fantastic questions up your sleeve, and now Gail is snooping and sorting and checking things thrice. Here comes that avalanche of answers.
Where are you my friend? Lessie just posted about a Tina Tuner review and somthing funny for utube for HGTV. Now that all the fun is stoking up, please stop in.
Hi everybloggie !
Whooee ! Gail, our intrepid Super Fan is back on the Blog !
The ski lodge is too awesome for words :O) I am soooo excited !!
Sleeping 14 in comfort, perfect !
That is a whole load of fluffy comforters and pillows !!!
Thank you Linda !!!
I am so looking forward to when we can all take a peek indoors :O)
GoldieLocks, I noticed you were excited about the beds, but you forgot to ask how sturdy the chairs were, or what kind of seating they would have?? What kind of porridge will be waiting for you at the table.. These are important questions, no?
Good morning Cami !
You have such a wonderful, wicked sense of humor, it's adorable !
I'm hoping Linda will have included " Bear Friendly Furniture", especially beds and chairs :O)
GoldieLocks your bear family is way too cute especially baby bear! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbdlolpjjps&fe…
Good morning Alicesoneysmom !
Thank you so much for the link to the Baby Bears Story on U Tube ! Those animated cartoons are sooo cute, thanks for the chuckle !! Laughter really does make us all feel good :O)
Hi GoldieLocksBear, are you still posting. We all miss you, and there are some fantastic things happeening at the DH site, and the Green Home. This is not a paid ad by the way.
Wow, it's Super Fan Gail. She sure packs a powerful punch! Just when her new blog thread came online, the lightning and thunder struck again, the power went out, and I had to wait several minutes to get back online so I could read all of the good news!
And could she get any better?! I don't know…it's going to be hard to top all of her previous well-appreciated vlogs, entertaining commentary, and answers to all of our questions, but she's got plenty of great new material to work with…so, on with the show!
tell us about the space over the car barn. Is the barn door in Master Bedroom being used to conseal a secret entryway. Tell us more about the kitchen.
Where would be the best place to put a Christmas tree. lol
Not only the best place to set a Christmas tree, Gail, but with a house that comfortably sleeps 14, HOW MANY Christmas trees could we find places for? At the very least, I'd guess one on the main floor, and one downstairs…then a couple at each end of the outdoor deck, and certainly one grand tree in the front yard to welcome guests. Did I miss anywhere?
I'm also curious, weatherwise—aside from "pounding the pavement" as MARY suggested, will you also be trekking the hiking paths, blazing trails through the snow, hot doggin' it down the black diamond ski slopes, creating snow angels, engaging in snowball fights, having your photo taken with Mr. & Mrs. Frosty the Snowman in the DH front yard, and generally having a great time like snowbodies business?
With all those Christmas trees you have planned??? Do you have competitions with the neighbors to see who can put up the most Christmas decorations?
Well, my Christmas decorations and tree lighting aspirations usually involve two trees. I like to have one for family (including myself of course) and another for friends, holiday and dinner guests. Although I don't have much exterior lighting put up on the house, the palm trees are decorated with white lights and the gates each with one extra large wreath.
Then again, I'm not always here on the holidays, so what decorations go up each year varies with the time I'll be spending at home.
However, winning the Dream Home would certainly cause a change in the normal routine! How could you not want to decorate the Dream Home as a magical winter wonderland for the holidays, and beyond? I can't imagine a more perfect setting.
Sounds like a good balance of decorations Coop. Sure hope Linda decorates for Christmas this year. This Dream Home is the PERFECT home for Christmas decorations. If you win, please post your Christmas decoration pictures next year.
Coop: "snowbodies business". Oh, that's prime. Now I'm singing "there's no business like snow business, like . . . .. . ". I was going to ask you about frosting your glass ware, but that's usually a summer thing. I would only need one Christmas tree to gather around and sing carols. I wonder what favorite hot beverage you' would choose, or maybe just eggnog.
Heya Coop, I would definately love to see Gail, on a very short dog sled ride just for fun, no steep downhill slopes just a Dancer and Prancer fifeteen yards worth of a cold blast. Whoops that might be reindeers.
Let's see the first party guest list for me would have to be- Paul Rousselle, Jack Thomasson, LindaWoodrum , Brendan O'Reilly,Super fan Gail, Todd Carter and the entire construction crew. That would be a great party to start building memories on. PARTY ON!!!!!! Keep up the good work everyone.
Awesome first party. : )
Fan: Oh, yes, that would be a great party, as long as they don't plan to sleep over. Those 14 beds are for my family.
Oh come on Katy, it's a hoot imagining the entire Dream Team sharing the bunk room for a night or two.
Oh, oh, oh, I almost forgot, Gail. Please tell us all about the private balcony off the master suite—what views we'll have, will there be outdoor furnishings there, or? And the news of the views from the bathtub? (Let's see, was it the Sonoma Dream Home where you actually stepped into the bathtub for a photo to capture the view?) Final question for the moment—since no one else seems to be curious about it, what's with all that overhead space in the car barn?
Coop: Hah, you are making it difficult for Gail. If she doesn't answer that question the fans may revolt.
I'm guessing a huge home theater.
I'm guessing empty space, although it makes me feel like Captain Bringdown.
LOL! Don't be a Negative Nancy. See my theory is developed from looking at the time-lapsed photos and the floor plan and the "comfortably sleeps 14" statement made by our bubbly Superfan. I believe the camera was strategically placed for a brief period convieniently blocking the view to the garage and more than one DH has had the home theater. The year they built the hidden one behind the bookcase was my favorite! Then again, you could be right and it could just be for storage….but I hope not!
You're funny, KrissieC! I don't want to be a "Negative Nancy", but I'm just not seeing it. I hope I'm wrong! The "comfortably sleeps 14" part is referring to that giant bunk room downstairs, which I am still trying to fathom. I really do hope there's a surprise in the Car Barn, as that would be fun! I agree, the hidden theater was awesome!
I am sure it is empty space. You know as well as I do that when the snow melts off of the garage immediately and there is still snow on the house roof as well as the eaves. Then there is a lack of insulation in the garage. Ergo no insulation means no living area.
I admit that I'm currently in the "empty space" camp, since the "barn door" in question in the Master Bedroom is placed on the common wall opposite the Car Barn—nothing other than the normal wall appears between those two areas. I doubt it "accesses" anything at all, other than to serve as an appropriately recycled ski lodge design element in the Master.
But I'm more than willing to be pleasantly surprised….
I do know that, Ed, as I am seeing that happen right now out my window. It's snowing, but the snow on the garage is starting to slide off faster than the house. I guess we put in the right amount of insulation.
That's funny, when Gail relayed Linda's comment "this house is too awesome for words" I actually heard Linda's voice. So I guess Gail does a great Linda Woodrum impression.
I guess our instructions are to get our lists ready of who gets to come visit us in our new Dream Home. Sounds, kind of like a Christmas list?? Ya all better not be naughty, or I may have to scratch you off my list. LOL
Gail didn't mention any dates did she? Like it's October ?? and I will be going to Stowe in??? So we don't know really if she has already been and gone, or is going. Since this video could have been done 2 weeks ago.
I like to imagine just what Gails trip will be like.. Will she be going in November snow or did she do a little leaf peeping. Ohhh well, There's one thing I've learned from following the Dream Homes every year…. It's patience, and it's ok if you don't know all- Cami. When it comes to Dream Homes we like surprises.
Yeah Linda Woodworm has said it that way before, but don't you think Gail does that too. It's funny, because she gets excited but tries to tell us in a hold back demeanor, and her eyes get big as she leans to the camera and with head shifting side to side. Also she looks around and tries to almost whisper, "too awesome." Hee hee!xD
That Gail does know how to cook up a suspenseful, tasty dish doesn't she. I'll bet she's good at reading stories animatedly. She would make a great reader of the Night Before Christmas, and all those other suspenseful children's stories.
I think Linda Woodrum WILL deliver a Dream Home that's too awesome for words, and with all the excitement surrounding this home, I bet most bloggers will agree. You can never expect 100%—that's just human nature, but the avalanche of positive comments is already a good indication of the accolades to come.
I don't want to admit that I took an afternoon nap today… But I had a dream about the Dream Home and those words.. "This Dream Home is too awesome for words". In my dream I caught a glimpse of Linda, obviously amazed at all the natural details, like the tree that looks like it's growing up through the home. I saw the tree all covered in twining branches, just like pic of the bridge that inspired the adirondack style in Arcitect Mr. Rouselle in the first place.
I think my dream will come true, or should I say already has.
Thanks for finding out what we want to know…
Is the road in front of the house the driveway?
Is there a washer/dryer on the top floor?
Where are the storage/closet areas?
Is there a fireplace in the MBR?
Is there a fireplace in the downstairs?
Is there room in the mudroom for a kitchen pantry?
Are the bottom beds in the bunk room twin size or full size?
Is the TV just downstairs or in the upstairs, too?
Will there be enough room in the garage for a snowmobile or small plow?
How close is the house to the ski areas?
Where are the nearest neighbors, stores, etc?
Great to hear from you Gail! We appreciate all you do, you'll be on our list!
The more delicious info you give to us SuperFan Gail………………… we will write to and tell Santa to put you on the "For Sure GOOD GIRL List"!!!!!! <3
Glad to see you back Gail, looking forward for what you will be showing us.
Welcome back, Gail !! This blog wouldn't be the same without you !!
Things rarely happen on a Tuesday—-nice surprise to have Gail stop by and say hi to us. 67 days until Christmas morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
Hey Gail, welcome back! Sleeps 14 people. That sounds like an awesome girls weekend out party. I'm sure there will be more than 14 people offering to sleepover at every event. Can't wait to hear all the details.
Above all others this is truly a dream home. This will be one that can be kept by anyone. Someone's own private ski lodge. What a blessing it will be. Can't wait to hear the answers to all the questions posted! And Linda I know you are working miracles inside. Can't wait to see!
Me too Joan……………………. Can't wait to see ! ! ! !
Linda Woodrum…….. entertain us! ! ! ! ……. surprise us, malady! ! ! !
Zoning would likely prohibit that, actually =/ Then again, I don't know if they would have had that section zoned differently from the rest of Spruce Peak.. Anyone up on their VT law?
Pretty Stowe Fall Foliage……. http://www.hgtv.com/dream-home/hgtv-dream-home-20…
thanks for the pictures so pretty
Many seasons in Stowe, Vermont. But Fall is so colorful.
Some pictures and video…..
V http://www.hgtv.com/dream-home/hgtv-dream-home-20… http://www.video-vermont.com/video/ http://www.foliage-vermont.com/
Thanks for posting these. When we were in Stowe a couple of weeks ago, we did see the church in photo #6, and we walked across the bridge in #10, which is in a park area right behind that church. It's a gorgeous place, isn't it?
Thanks for the link! Our leaves are only just now beginning to turn here in NM but I'm afraid todays wind will blow them all away.
It's so great to wake up this morning and see that our favorite SuperFan is on the case! Thanks for the update, Gail, and I look forward to your wonderful videos!!
is there a yard for the kids to play away from the edge of the mountain and road?
Good morning everybloggie !
Super Fan Gail, I have a " couple and and a few " burning questions that you could use your SuperSnoop Powers of Detection on please…
. Where did Brendan O' Reilly buy his yellow plaid short sleeve shirt? ( It looks very attractive on him). I'd like to buy one for my son who has similar coloring to Brendan's :O)
.What has Linda designed for food storage in the kitchen, can you find out any tasty tidbits to share with us on the Blog ?
.How about some Counter Top Espionage, with some sneaky surveillance you may be able to give us a suggestion of what the kitchen worktops and island are made from ?
. What type of surface does the mud room floor have ?
Tell us about the deck and the outdoor kitchen. (I am assuming there will be one) Tell us about the back yard. Landscaping, size, etc.
Ahh, Super Fan is back, and so are all the "lost" bloggers! It's on now! Let the fun begin!
My questions, how big is the lot? What's on the upper level of the garage?
I want to tell about this true event; about 1 month ago, I sat down to do my entries in HGTV's Urban Oasis. I went to the entry form & hit auto fill; where the first name goes the name 'wanda' popped up (no last name, address, or anything else). Wanda is my deceased Mother-in-laws name, we were very close, I took care of her in her last years.The funny thing is, she passed away in Jan. 2006, I bought this computer June 2007! Her name has never been on my computer, ever!! So, I'll let my fellow bloggers tell me what they think about this strange event. Honest to God, this is true, I'd never make up a story this bizarre.
Thank you for sharing this deepest blessed story. There are some things that are so wonderfully God mysterious that all we can do, is say thanks to the one above us for the message, and remember that here we are "heaven on earth" Your mother in law has offered you a message of grace, and the miracles you experience are always within your grasp.
Janzee, can you go into a "kiss" explanation of what you wrote? I read your words but I didn't understand them. How are you encouraging gremol?
P.S. I feel alot of encouragement from this story. Thank you gremol.
So glad you got a lot of encouragement from Gremol's story. I still don't know what to think about it. I'm just glad she shared it. That was the most encouraging part to me because she didn't hold it in. As a result she's receiving all this feedback.
Glad we all have an opportunity to share and express our views on this site. Sometimes they are strikingly diverse, and that makes us all unique. Love your questions Lessie, it's soo good to see you.
Janzee KISS is a military term. Keep It Simple Stupid! I understood you the first time! ^_^ There are other definitions that have grown from this acronym too. Such as Keep It Simple & Safe, Keep It Simple Statistically etc..
Good Going Eddie Georgie. lots of expressions wrapped up in one package. My mom in law used the expression years ago, in real estate. She said "keep it simple Soney".
Your mom must have been a lot nicer than the military Gracie! I think that is why there are so many etc. definitions – to tone down the original military version! ^_^
The principle goes back to Albert Einstein's maxim that "everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler Leonardo Da Vinci's "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication", or Antoine de Saint Exupéry's "It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away". Mom had the right idea.
Ed, I have heard your "kiss" definition before. I kinda like Janzee's short and sweet definition too. Instead of keep it simple and short, I think I prefer keep it short and sweet.
That's one of the many etc. definitions Lessie. I am sorry about the tribulations you are going through right now. I remember holding my teen age son's hand as he passed away. He told me he was an angel right before passing!
Ed: I am so sorry for your loss, but I hope you believe your son is an angel and looking over you until you meet again. God bless.
Thanks Ed. Wow, what a great memory of your son. Some death experiences are truly a blessing.
God knows why things happen. I hope He gives you the strength to deal with this sadness, but he's in a better place now. Be strong and know that he will always be your angel. I'm sure he is an angel, God Bless him and you & all your family. <3
Here is the simple Sam explanation. You've read Simple Abundance, which offers a template for womans' journaling of gratitude, and a composite of what people call miracle every day life stories. I have had a few wonderful unexplainable stories very similar to gremol, and because to me, or to the person who has experienced them, they are a feel good experience that brings one closer to God or to memory, I call it good. Simple math- good begets good. If you are happy, and you are connected with good memories, and you are somehow reminded of your family, or heritage, or experiences of the past it generates good feelings.
Like the point of good begets good, even though it may not be true in all circumstances. Have heard of people doing good who did not receive good in return.
What I really love about Gremol's story is the love relationship she had with her mother-in-law and the good memories she still has. To me, she was blessed to have a mother-in-law who was truly a friend.
Other than that, I still don't know why Wanda popped up on autofill.
It's hard sometimes knowing that good folks have rough circumstances, or have not received in return, we have all been through this, but we keep our eyes on the ball and do what is right. I give you hugs and kisses for your comment, Lessie, you've hit a home run.
You kept this secret for a month? You're good. As for an explanation, I have none. Probably would have traded in my computer.
please tell us more about the master bedroom and master bath
Well, now what? I was becoming addicted to sweepstakes. Not much going on over at the GH either. Okay, Super Fan Gail can bring some excitement onto the scene any day now.
I saw a decal on the back window of a vehicle in front of me that said "The Dreamers Disease" & thought that's what all of us bloggers have; I Yahooed it & found out it's a song, so maybe it should be HGTV bloggers theme song!!
Yes, I'm sure that I have it too! lol
Thanks for the link to the new pics Deerspring.. Did you all notice that Ethan Allen's truck was there???? The last pic shows a finished landscape. There is actually a driveway up to the garage they just need to do a little sweeping.
Absolutely beautiful!!! Way to go building and landscaping team!! Woo hoo!!! Now it'll look awesome when the snow covers the front yard and the house.
Cami, yes, I noticed the Ethan Allen truck! It's hard not to miss it, even when someone
like me is easily distracted by the garage window! I'm glad to see you're woo-hooing, too!
Sorry Deerspring didn't mean to scoop your scoop. Thanks for the info. I just got a little over excited about the Ethan Allen truck.. How cool.
They really accomplished a lot between Monday and Wednesday.
Ethan Allen? I did notice the truck there in the photo at the Dream Home with the big letters spelling out Ethan Allen, but everyone seems to be REALLY excited about it. How do you all know this guy? Is he on an HGTV series that I've missed? Any relation to fellow New Englander Edgar Allan Poe? Do you think there will be any ravens at the Dream Home bird feeder while I'm sitting in front of a cozy fire on a dark and wintery Vermont day, reading The Tell-Tale Heart?
Coop: Ooh, spooky, with Halloween coming up. Wonder if there will be any trick or treaters at the Dream Home? Should be lots of leaves and pumpkins and ghosts blowing from the trees. And the lights could be flickering on and off with witches flying on their brooms and eerie sounds from a loud speaker and a graveyard and animated monsters rising from the ground and……oh, shucks, just dreaming. Do you decorate for Halloween in San Diego?
Wonderful surprise, thanks Deerspring. Can't wait to see the furniture—well, can't wait to see everything!
Thanks for the link to the new photos, Deerspring, and welcome back Gail! I am loving the new landscaping, especially the stone walkway in the front. And how appropriate that the furniture should be supplied by Ethan Allen, presumably named for that famous Vermonter? Now I can't wait to see the interior — when do we get one of your vlogs for a look, Gail?
CplusE, you're welcome! Ethan Allen has online features for arranging and setting up a room.
A friend of mine actually had a class assignment on this site and provided me with a link.
lf I have some spare time this weekend, I might try to work up an imaginary Dream Home
I'm speechless. This is so gorgeous. Nice landscaping. The home looks so inviting—I want to walk in light a fire in the fireplace. Can't you just see those trees all lit up with white lights and snow everywhere and a warm light glow coming from the windows, and……. oh this house is sooo cool. The furniture will be awesome, I'm sure—–oh, patience, patience.
I spy two large Christmas trees in the back of the home, and 4 they just planted in the front. Thank you, the more pine trees the better. In fact wouldn't a few more be nice. Hmmm Where to put the bird feeders.
Way back when, we had all kinds of ideas floating around in our heads. We were dreaming of Christmas in June and July. We imagined how things would be… Mr. Rouselle enhanced our dreams into potential reality and now there it is in the flesh- of Wood and bark, and so many beautiful adornments.
I was just about to say I'm speechless… LOL Cami is never speechless ; } Sorry.
Cams you never miss a trick, and you have been talking about Christmas trees for months keeping us all cool with your piney thoughts. Imagine how tall and magestic these trees will be in a few years, and how wonderful to be able to watch them grow with a family.
Gail I hope you are going to the Dream Home after everything is 100% done, and I hope you don't mind a little snow. I wished you could take your kids with you, so you can build a snowman in the front yard.. It seems to need one. I know he would eventually be covered in snow himself but he would be cute for a bit.
Gail if they haven't already done so.. When you go shopping in Stowe (yes I know you will). Would you pick up a birdfeeder and hang it in the best viewing spot in the yard.. So we can sit for hours at the window and watch the birds come and eat. While you're at it could you set up a live webcam so we can sit at the window and watch. I see myself sitting by the fire, watching the snowfall and the hungry lil' birds come. Ahhh shoot someones got to feed the birds.
Here is the kinda bird and snow action I was hoping for. With a fancy rustic mountain bird feeder of course…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic3SrJQg-nY
Cami, shouldn't you be careful using the term "ahhh shoot" around the birdfeeder? Someone out there might take you literally.
However, I do like your suggestion about the birdfeeder, and the live webcam set up so we can check in and watch nature's feathered friends gather about and enjoy their snacks.
Yes that makes perfect sense Coop.. Shoot first, then feed the birds.
Thanks Cami, for that reverent and beautiful song sung by Julie Andrews. Calling all bird feeders, unite!!! I think a little web cam action, will give us a real bird's eye view from the house on top of the hill in Stowe.
I think I made a pretty good case for the birds, now we'll see if they can get in on the action of the Dream Home or if they'll be left out in the cold to starve.
The "mountain lodge" landscaping adds SO much to the home. Once we get videos of the furnished interior, this house will almost certainly be proclaimed the best Dream Home yet by excited HGTV dreamers.
It was interesting to note in the hgtvpro.com photos the little game of "musical trees" that was played, from photo 176 through 179. The smaller pine (spruce?) at the center, close to the house, is planted, removed, replaced by a larger tree, and the smaller tree is then planted at photo left. I definitely like having the focus of the larger Christmas tree front and center—more harmony, more balance, more interest. Right on, landscapers…paying attention to details.
It looks so much different with a few green trees out front. thanks
Hot diggety!! Gail is back. Stoke up the music, bring in the dancers, set the food out, and chill the good bubbly. Gail you are our favorite SUPER FAN, and you know us, we are ready for a good party and we have lots of pillows for a great virtual camp out at the STOWE DREAM HOUSE. The home is going to be the greatest for entertaining, and family fun. You guys sure picked a winner!!! We have lots of questions that have been brewing for a long time. Your list will certainly come in handy, but be prepared because it will probably trail out the front door. May I ask? 1. Is there a Shakespeare festival in town? 2. What is the best family pub, or restaurant in the neighborhood? 2. Are you allowed to grow veggies or put up a small lean to on the property 3. Are the nights super clear to see lots of stars 4. Does it get so cold you shiver your timbers. 4.What in the world is a living kitchen? 5. How do you keep your toosties warm on the flooring? 6. Did the master get a huge bed, for the grand babies to jump in on a cold night?
I think the radiant heating in the floor will keep the winner's tootsies warm Janice. The other questions do beg for answers.
Thanks for your radiant answer Eddie, the winner will have hot flap jacks, warm dark chocolate, and be able to run around bare footed room to room in the dream home thanks to radiant heat. All we want is a house somewhere,warm feet, warm chair, and wouldn't it be loverly. Checked out the radiant heat article on HGTV pro.
And by the way, I was in such a get down to business mood last night, I didn't tell you that I so enjoy seeing you on the site, and hearing your words of wisdom, wonderful quirky sense of humor, quick masterful wit, heartfelt stories, and the EdenOregono fascination which you engender for the very open and private life of EdenOregeno. I know that you mentioned that the kids are back at school- I think there is going to be plenty of room for them at the exquisite Stowe House, and you and your wife would love the combination of outdoor rustic and elegant living. Perfect match. Love to YOU
Thank you for those radiant comments Gracie. I could picture myself in that house too. I guess we must be part of a mutual admiration society now! ^_^
Reading you and trying to keep a straight face is an impossibility, but then I came to the part about picturing you and your family in the Stowe DH, and suddenly my look altered to the very mona lisa like knowing smile. Yes you can! Mutual admiration, you had me at hello.
Does that mean I have to start calling you Mona, Gracie? Straight faces are definitely overated! ^_^ ^_^ ^_^ ^_^
You can call me Mona, you can call me Gracie, you can call me Janzee, but dont call me late to HGTV. So I tried to keep one of those mime faces as I looked at all your smileys, and bust out laughing. I was a Mime Clown years ago, and studied under one of Marceau's pupil's, but today, stand-up comedy would be my style, as I aways say I'd be your straight man.
All right I broke the Mime Mona's composure! That's almost as good as making the palace guards smile in England! LOL
When you get selected for the DH or Urban Oasis, I think that the group is going to get hysterical. Mary and Jamie Durie watch out, EdinOregon is quite a funny clever chap, and we hope the royal salute will give the guards a chuckle as well. Cherrio. yo Geez I hope that is not another double entendre.
Okay now please answer the main ?????
What's the main Charlotte???
I just clicked on RJStone's HGTV Stowe fall colors preview,and I must say that this looks as pristene as the first U.S. cities with the innocence, drama, magnificance, clear skies and welcome mat. Hurray and GO STOWE!!!
Thanks Deery love, for the update.
It reminds of taking an undressed canvas, and turing it into a painting that will hang joyfully in your home. I love the trees, and feel that these perky beauties will grow with a family.
Hi Deer, how terrific that you are soaking up the colors and relishing the experience. Stowe must be another magnificant leaf hot spot. I have a photographer friend in Ohio, who finds these golden Sycamore leaves, and presses them onto waxed paper and sends them to his grand kids in North Carolina. I miss those brilliant turning leaves of gold, and the artwork they create. ENJOY! BLESS!
I know what you mean Deerspring. I took the 4 year old grand daughter for a walk today. She insisted on picking up about a hundred red maple leaves. Guess who got to carry them home? ^_^
Dear Ed: That's what Granddads are for. A hundred red maple leaves couldn't have been that heavy, even if you had to carry her too. Hope you did some arts and crafts projects together. You are making memories for her that she will remember forever.
Good evening everybloggie,
HGTV and Gristmill Builders & Architect Paul Robert Rouselle, I just savoured the last photo posted in the time lapse series #179. You scored ten out of ten on " The Drooling Scale" :O) The ski lodge is gorgeous.
Very nicely done indeed !
Anyone watching Throwdown with Bobby Flay? He's going against the spicy Carribean chicken wings Queen in Brooklyn. Can't wait to see who wins. Super Wings should be a place the Urban Oasis winner visits.
PS The Super Wings Queen won. You go girl!!!
Lessie: I don't watch Bobby Flay because my tummy can't; take spicy food. I envy you, Lessie, 'cause I know it tastes good. Congrats to the Super Wings Queen!
Katydiddle, the next time I'm in New York, I'm trying those Super Wings—just to make sure Bobby Flay lost fair and square.
Hi Gail we asked this before but this DH just calls out for a beautiful piano. Is there room for a grand piano or a baby grand? We love our music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYAUazLI9k&fe…
I think I must have mentioned the piano in the first Super Fan is going blog, but If I didn't I should be ashamed of myself for forgetting the baby grand piano I've been asking for.
Thanks for remembering Alice.. Boy, pianos and Lindt Chocolate Truffles all in one night (ok this was 22 hrs ago).. Will you be mentioning Hawaii too? That might just send me over the moon.
alice and cami: I have already begged Linda for a piano included in the furnishings of the DH. Not necessarily a baby grand. If you have one, bring it along. I'm sure I can tell you where it should be placed after I see the final interior decor from Linda. Maybe store a few pieces in the car barn. Along with the Christmas tree. Hehe. My eyes are fading. going a little bit blind. Hope I can continue to blog because I love it.
Alicesoneysmom, I'm sure there's space in the 2011 Dream Home for a baby grand. What a great addition it will be.
Thanks for the link Deerspring. Love photo 179. It's easy to believe that Dream Home 2011 will be the best Dream Home so far because its gorgeous!!!
Gail I would like to know when the online tour is going to happen?? A picture is worth a thousand answers or something like that! ^_^
I'm sorry to bother you guys,but do you have to own your own home to be able to win
or any one is fair game?
There are no requirements beyond what law demands (age, citizenship, not working for sponsors, etc.) in the official rules for the sweepstakes. History shows that homeowners are more likely to win though, most likely due to being in the marketplace where HGTV advertises the giveaway.
Or, a picture could prompt a thousand questions. I'm with you Ed, when are we gonna start the tours Gail?
Well informed bloggers are happy bloggers, and we can never see too much of these deam homes.
True Anne, and we know what happens when bloggers get bored! ^_^
As the saying goes "Idleness is the devils playground", well, for us, boredom is the bloggers foodfight, or so I've heard!
Bloggers have such creative minds, that left without stimulation, we are compelled to create our own excitement, and that's all she wrote!:)
The latest picture in the timelapse gallery shows a wonderful preview of the landscaping to expect. I'm so excited to see more! It is BEAUTIFUL!!!
I'm sorry I am new to all of this, but I wanted to know is
do you have better chances at winning by sending through mail or e-mail?
It just seems to me that through e-mail chances are very slim to none can any one enlighten me about this thanks
They go through a specific selection process so that the random chances are identical for an entry no matter which way it comes in. However many more online entries normally come in so the winner is most likely to be from that category..
From what I recall all of the winners have been from on line entries.
Thanks for letting me know.
That isn't to say, you have to enter online in order to win, it's just often the most convenient way to enter. In most cases these sorts of sweepstakes are bound to accept entries without limit in terms of manual entry; so in other words you may enter as many times as you like via self-addressed stamped envelope. You will generally not see people doing this as stamps will get pretty expensive after awhile before you've sent enough entries to make a significant dent in your chances. Also, I don't have the complete rules handy, so I can't say for sure how they would/would not accept that option.
Ooh, the landscaping is lovely! It's like the frosting on the cake. The house has turned the corner, with the landscaping, and furniture delivery, it's morphed from a house to a home.
The love affairs are strengthening, and dreams are gaining substance. We are starting to imagine our own faces looking out of those windows.
All we need is Super Fan, to open the door, and let us in! We've been standing outside observing the magic for months, now it's time to let us inside to feel the real magic.
In a post just a few minutes ago I stated that I thought I made a pretty good case for the birds.. Then I thought or maybe I haven't .. LOL
I'm still trying to make my case for feeding the birds at the Dream Home. Audubon to me has always been synonymous with the word birds…Stowe Mountain Resort received..
"March 2010, Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont has earned the Sustainable Community Certification from Audubon International, becoming the first ski resort in the U.S. to merit this environmental achievement."
"Environment and Wildlife – Through partnerships with the Vermont Agency Natural Resources, The University of Vermont, and the Green Mountain Club, the ridgeline of Mount Mansfield is managed and used for research by the university environmental professors and students. Over 2,000 acres of natural habitat has been conserved; 10 acres are summit terrain, which is highly specific breeding ground for Bicknell’s Thrush.
Peregrine Falcons, Moose, and Bear are other major species that are being protected through these conserved acres."
To make my case a little stronger for feeding the birds during the Winter..
Don't you think that all of Stowe Mountain Resort's efforts of being environmentally friendly is why Mr. Jack Thomasson chose this location in the first place (or at least one of the reasons).. Ah ha.. I'll bet Jack can't even deny that. I'll bet if we look back at the announcement of the Dream Home, we'll hear or see in written words, Jack mentioning something about the Stowe Mountain Resort and Spruce Peak's commitment to environmental protection.
Now, the least we can do is feed the birds during the Winter. Along of course with all the other measures that Jack has already put in place to insure that the Dream Home's development followed all the environmentally friendly requirements. ; )
Since Jack Thomasson is usually absent for all my inquests, I won't even bother calling him to the stand.
Alright I rest my case!!
Hi Gail, all of these questions and I'm sure you find them all very interesting to find out. My question is, Will the home come with a plow truck parked in the garage? With all of that snow up there, one will sure come in handy!!! I live in snow country myself here in upstate NY, I know. And I wonder if it will snow there in the next few days? As I look out my window now, we are getting passing flurries as I blog. Yikes it's here already!!!!
I am pretty sure that the HOA fees cover snow removal Doreen.
It's great to see that Super Fan Gail is on the case! ….I was tickled to come across the owl products on the HGTV site today, especially the Camp Cahoot products and the West Elm craft animal ornaments (and their other seeemingly-related recyclable craft animal products)! Love the green approach!
Owls fit in perfectly in a treehouse! Speaking of which, it appears all eyes will be on you, HGTV, during the upcoming Tournament of Roses Parade! Congratulations to HGTV, and to the countless number of people involved with the 2011 HGTV Dream Home including Jack and Linda, architect Paul Robert Rouselle, builder Brendan O'Reilly and his dedicated crew, our loyal and fearless blog leader Mary, as well as the people of Stowe, VT for well-deserved national recognition!
Like DBCoop, I would love to be tucked away in the canoe featured on the Rose Parade float. My canoe would be named "STOWEaway." Stowe, VT looks like paradise, especially for the outdoor enthusiast, nature lover and sports fan in us all! ….I love the updated on-site camera photos on Mary's blog and the snow ! I can't wait for the possibility of cross-country skiing, too!!!
a_fan I can tell you are a brilliant writer, in fact you remind me of someone here on the blogs. Lots of great bloggers here. Thanks for the tip on the owls, I'll go check it out. I'm back from owlville, my favorite was the corragated cardboard ornaments too, what a great idea.
Mahalo! Thanks a 1,000,000 for your kind words. I absolutely love HGTV and am thrilled to have found such a wonderful blog community! If my memory serves me correctly, my fellow bloggers and I are indebted to your super-sleuthing skills and your ability to crack the clues and guess the location of the 2011 HGTV Dream Home in Stowe, VT.
Your comment about the corrugated owl ornaments reminds me that the same company (I believe it was West Elm) also carried an animal-friendly cardboard-constructed deer head that I have been eyeing, too.
Aloha a_fan, Why stop at one or two West Elm ornaments? There are so many more, although I prefer the repurposed/recyclable-homemade ornaments. I also love ornaments made of natural materials, such as pine cones, and twigs and whatever else I can find in nature to create something festive and attractive, yet old fashioned and natural.. In fact, in the past those are the only ones I really liked making for my tree. I loved the deer cardboard ornament as well.
As for clues and Dream Home locations, my mind is a little foggy now.. I do remember having a peculiar feeling that Spruce Peak was the location, and couldn't shake that feeling through the whole clue process. However I spent a good amount of time searching all over the Country as the clues led this way and that, or so I imagined. I had plenty of time throughout the game of clues, to doubt "my feelings" about Spruce Peak at the Stowe Mountain Resort. ; ) Now as snow is about to fall and Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner, I couldn't think of a better location for the 2011 HGTV Dream Home. The upcoming virtual tours in December, and the Dream Home float in the Tournament of Roses Parade, and all the Dream Home specials and the sweeps itself, leave a lot to look forward to. This is truly an exciting year.
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