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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
Thanks, Deerspring, for posting a link to the latest time lapse pictures. I was in Stowe, driving around and getting lost as I searched for the DH, on September 30. It was so rainy and foggy, and here's the link to prove it:
Of course, everyone said it would be gorgeous by that weekend, after we left for Bar Harbor, and it was! (but Bar Harbor was nice, too!)
You're welcome! Driving in fog in a unfamiliar place is scary! I'm glad you had a chance to be so
close to the DH. It's a beautiful area!!
Is there a secure division between the basement ski lodge and the upstairs living spaces? That way you could rent the bottom space and still live in the top.
Can we get a peak at the Stowe Area Map and the location of where the home is?
Is there a home generator built in, if the area loses power in a snow storm? If not, I hope there is a lifetime supply of candles.
Is there a real wood fireplace for this home? Like an outdoor one that reduces the heating costs.
Okay, I am done for now.
Great questions Hockey_Chick. I really love the generator question, as I have been talking to friends about what to do when mountain homes lose power during severe storms. A couple of candles I dont think could work for me, cause I usually have the space heaters on.
Yeah….. also from the Stowe HGTV Dream Home… in which direction and how far is the golf course?
Does a golf cart come with the DREAM HOME?
It appears to be chilly but nice in Stowe today.
That's really beautiful scenery in your web cam, MeKhazSimi!
According to Stowe's webcam on this link—-it's lightly snowing in Stowe right now.
Hi Gail it doesn't look like there is going to be a swimming pool at this snowy Stowe DH but do you think there might be a swim team in Stowe that Soney could join? Had to share this Soney looks just like the last dog and he has the same personality as Soney! http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=3ob_J1zOJJQ&fea…
Great question alicesoneysmom. As a family we were all involved with the smim/dive team, and life sort of gravitated around swimmers swimmers swimmers. I loved the utube video you sent, and it is remarkable how all of the dogs were sooo different. The first considered the water like butta, the second a little more cautious, and the third Soney look alike, was a furious, water lapping love puppy, that turned herself around for a second go at this. Great funny wonderful alicesoneysmom. Love to you sweetheart and to your amazing soney boy.
Thanks so much Janzee. Our family also was involved in swimming and swim teams. Soney and I love your posts. There sure are alot of Soney look alikes we wonder how does that happen!
Hi lovey, thanks for the compliment, I love yours. This is a mutual admiration society– maybe we're related !! I adopted a King Charles look alike, from the pound, and I think she thinks she's a cat with a high feather tail. She does like tea parties, and pound cake, but no swimming. I have gone swimming in lakes, but my pipsqueek, won't put her paw near the water. No coddlling craddling, coaxing, or cooing will get her into any deep orbs of blue or green.
So cute. Thanks for sharing——This is the way the girls and I always picture Soney—-Life is a grand celebration and if he can add a little extra fun and excitement to each experience then that's even more grand."
Khazzie loves water——she wades in mud puddles, scoops the water out of her water bowl, and plays in the shower—-most peculiar cat. LOL
Dear Gail need to know how many rooms in the DH will have Lindor Lindt Truffles? Cami just might be interested to know! Cami here is a perfect vacation for you and your husband but you will have to hurry it ends Nov 1. http://contestseeker.com/contests/perfect-match-s…
The smell of chocolate floating around my house must have inspired this post Alice. My husband and kids are all eating yummy chocolate candy bars. Thanks for reminding me, that their chocolate isn't worth it. I'll wait until Christmas to have the most perfect chocolate in the world.. Lindor Lindt Truffles.
Cami, don't wait until Christmas to enjoy Lindor truffles, get one now!
Well, being an avid fan of Lindt Truffles, the commercial, and good-looking men in general…. How could I have not known about this sweepstakes?? You get to enter once per day, so I only have,, less than two handfuls of Truffle days left.
How many bedrooms without the ski dorm?
How close are the closest neighbors?
Is there an office or library space?
Gail, what's cookin? This is what we would say back east or back yeast if you are cooking one of those slow rising breads. How many people can comfortably fit in that chicken kitchen for cooking and gooseberry wine making, bread breaking, snitch a cookie taking, autumn leaf shaking. You'll probably need more time for this one, but what's your favorite room or hide-out in the house? A mom, and so many of us I think need a creative retreat or hideout. One of the gang on the site surmised that there might be a loft in the garage– I wonder if that might be a stowe away for writing, or art projects. Are you in love with the flooring and color scheme throughout the house. Anxious to find out what happened to ye old barn door. Are there any recycled furniture pieces or something that creates a verisimilitude of "old". Do you know who the winner is for the GoStowe.com contest?
Oh yum, I think I'll light the fire in the fireplace, curl up on the sofa in the gathering room, sip a glass of wine, and watch the snow gently falling on that wonderful deck, out beyond, subtly lit with the warm glow of solar lights, and take in the intoxicating aroma of the crusty loaf of home-made sourdough baking in the oven—soon, very soon it will be placed on a wooden slab, along side a bowl of home-churned butter, and slabs of Vermont's finest of cheeses—-oh yes this is dreaming the DH at it's quietest——–before the guest list is made out. (I couldn't resist) LOL
Dearest MeKhazSimi,your post is beauty on beauty. I'm listening to Beethoven's – siesta sinfonia – la "Pastorale"– oh so perfect for the vision you have created of you curled up luxuriously on your DH couch tasting ever so delicately the Vermont cheese selection you have set on a wooden slab. A moment of sheer extacy, before the guest list is created. Like a symphony!!!
Hi Janzee, (I hear the music) and you were the inspiration, Love. All of your wonderful descriptions of the rooms—-and all of the things that could take place within—I felt like I was walking through this dream home on a quiet evening—–I hope Linda Woodrum gets to experience the DH without all the whoopla that goes along with her job—even if it's only for one evening. And oh how wonderful it would be if there is a room over the car barn—of course a few of us would , for sure, turn it into an art/writer's hideaway. Good night LOL
Dear MeKhazSimi, I just read your post, and love what you said about your hope for Linda Woodrum, and your wish for her to have a quiet evening to experience this extraordinary home by herself. I think that in quiet time, some of the greatest design inspirations happen.
:O what contest are you talking about???
Oh that sweet pussy cat of yours – is this miss Cheesecakelover? looks like she could snitch a piece of NY Cheesecake. Okay, now for the contest. I would say about four months ago the Stowe Chamber of Commerce sponsored a contest and it was posted for a short time on the blog. Jump in group for the actual specifics. The way I found it was that someone on the blog mentioned it. The contest offered alot of questions, questionare style, and there was a block that you could fill out with everything that came to mind when you think of Stowe Vermont, sort of like an excercise in free association. It was a catharsis. The winner was to recieve a family stay, for a few days in Stowe. I tried to send my form off, but my computer acted a little ornery, and couln't send it, so I didn't enter again.
Janzee: Speaking of cooking, does anyone have a super recipe for a cheese fondue featuring that famous Vermont cheese? Does anyone still make it with those tiny onions at the bottom? In fact, does anyone make cheese fondue at all with the ritual that goes with it? Jan, I loved your phrases "might be a stowe away for writing….". And "back east or back yeast…". You have such a marvelous way with words. And a love for music too! Gosh, we have a wonderful group of bloggers here.
You have that way with words Katydiddle, and are causing major salivating as I think about your recipe. I can taste this fondue with a sharp Vermont cheese, offered with dark rye bread in a beautiful fondue bread bowl. The clincher is that I don't have this recipe, but I think I still have my mother's Gold Cook Book, and the french version should be in there. My thought is that we should probably braise the onions first, with butter and simmer them in an extraordinary sherry. Maybe you could ask the group also if they have a recipe for this sumptuous dish. I'll check tomorrow and see what I come up with. Love,Janzee
Classic Cheese Fondue
Kaddiediddle, I found a classic recipe, which would be great on a so cold, it's hot night in Stowe. I found this on the internet. Let's see how we can change it it up and give it the ritual it deserves. Consider replacing the chopped onions for raw shallots, or ones marinated in garlic and a touch of sherry, or the ones in a jar,that would carmelize quicker when you saute them with the garlic and butter. Nutmeg distinctifies the flavors, and a sprinkle of coffee grounds, in the saute is possible as it will excite the cheese, and make it sharper.
3 cups light cream
7 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 stick plus 1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 chicken bouillon cubes
2 1/4 cups Green Mountain Vermont Gruyère cheese, grated
1 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
3/4 cup white wine (more or less depending on taste)
Nutmeg possible and so is coffe grinds
And Grey poupon mustard to purse your lips for taste
In a medium bowl, combine cream, flour, and Worcestershire sauce, and set aside.
In a large heavy saucepan, sauté onion in butter with bouillon cubes over high heat, stirring until cubes are completely dissolved.
Reduce heat to medium. Add cream mixture, whisking constantly until thickened.
Gradually add cheeses, and stir until melted and smooth. Mixture will become very thick.
Add wine a little at a time and mix well. Wine tends to thin out mixture, so add as much as needed to reach desired consistency and flavor.
Transfer the fondue to a heated fondue pot and keep warm over low heat.
How many times a day can you enter through the internet?
So GAIL, can you tell us, or show us, what's up (literally) with the entry area between the Master Bedroom and the Master Bath? When I first looked at the floorplans, for a brief moment I thought that was a fireplace between the two rooms. Then I realized—how silly—that's the pass-through into the Master Bath.
Are there sliding/pocket doors (perhaps glassed) between the two rooms? And what do the dot, dot, dots on the plan signify? Is this overhead shelving or ledges? Is there an overhead window above the pocket doors? Can you please bring this minor mystery into focus for us? Thanks.
Sincerely, DB Coop
If you watch the vidoes they made of the interior when it was still just framed out, you can see the tracks for sliding doors on either side of the doorway to the master bath. It seems like I recall noticing them somewhere else to but I can't remember where! And from what I know about blue prints, the dot, dot, dots show where there is a doorway (with a door or not) or where there are beams to support the roof where there would usually be load-bearing walls.
Those of you who detest seeing messages in all capital letters, beware — today is INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!
Yes, someone actually went to the trouble of declaring a special day for this! For those who like to use all caps, happy Caps Lock Day! All others, you have been warned — you might want to avoid your computer as much as possible today (LOL!)! Personally, I kind of liked the suggestion of a no caps day, à la ee cummings!
CplusE: Scary news. I hate when I receive a message in all CAPS or all lower case. I fear for our kids that are texting on their ipads. Their thumbs may be very fluent but will they ever be able to send a resume that potential employers can read?
I'll take my chances with proper English and try to learn from my mistakes. Let's get back to the DH. It's just going to be dreamy, and you can put it in CAPS if you like.
Hello everyone! I am curious to know if any of the previous winners are still blogging with us?
Hi az: I don't think so, but if I won I would blog my heart out to my fellow friends. On the other hand, the contest rules for the winner might be very prohibitive. Maybe our other bloggers can tell you where to find their stories.
Am I jumping to conclusions or did anyone else notice a lot of vehicles parked in the "road" outside the DH? Makes me think there must not be much traffic driving by if the cars can just sit in the middle of the road.
It's a new road, the DH is the first of a whole neighborhood to come there.
I am pretty sure the road dead ends in front of the Dream Home.
According to previous press statements for the local paper, it's going to be a cul-de-sac, yes. I was just pointing out that nothing else is on the street yet.
So it will someday be cozy/crowded? Must be why the only outdoor entertainment area is behind the DHome on the side of the dining room. (Hope there will be plenty of closeby angle parking along this street…. I hate to parallel park too often.)
Wonder where all the extra ski-dorm people will be parking…………….. along with the family that will win this Fabulous DHome? Only so many SUVs will fit into the car barn.
Seems like it, I only hope I'm wrong =/
I don't think there will be a lot of houses on the street, but at worst, they'll be comparably big and somewhat close together. If you look at the newer photos you can see they've cleared out a very large area to the right (NNW) of the house.
what is the actual square footage of the dream home? Is this home suppose to be just a vaction home or a year round home? I guess that depends on the winner. I hope someone with a very big family wins this magical home.
i hope i win it so i can "make" (lol) a really big family when i marry next Christmas!!!! ^_^ LOL
I also HOPE i win it so i can get married next Christmas… =/ hahahah, otherwise we'll have to wait till we can afford a nice home… :'(
You are wonderful cheesecakelover, and may all of your hopes and dreams come true.
Awww, Janzee!!! your so nice and sweet u gonna make me cry. hehe ^_^ May God hear you… hehe! <3
Looks to be from various photo captions that it will be like the Sandia home and be roughly 3000 sq ft.
Good morning, I'm optimistic that we will have new info by 5:00EST. Meantime, the "College kid" (grandson) just text to inform me he and his buddies will be dropping in for a hug some time between Saturday and Sunday——-OK—I'm glad I'm loved—–but specifics are in order here—-leaving the lights on for two days——doesn't cut it—–I'm guessing I'l get an answer of oh, say, within 12 hours or so of arrival. ha
Hope everyone has a nice afternoon. LOL
It's time to congratulate the 2010 Blog Cabin winner! He or she was selected this morning. Can you imagine what a great pre-holiday surprise this will be for him or her? So happy for them even though I didn't enter that sweeps. Do you think 2010 will be the year a blogger or message boarder wins one of the HGTV homes? Sure hope so.
Me too !!!! It would be great for a blogger to be able to be on here giving us a 'blow-by-blow' description of the whole thing !!
Gremol, it would be great to have the winner give us a "blow-by-blow" description of winning an HGTV home. Every blogger or message boarder would would be happy to have the opportunity to tell other bloggers about the winner's weekend and all the good stuff HGTV does for the winner!
Dear Deer: Thanks for the link. Does Ethan Allen sell pianos? Probably not, but still hoping Linda will include one. Hey, when the power fails and you light the candles, what better way to pass the time than to pick up your guitar or violin or flute or bongos and make music. But it's hard to carry around a piano, so I hope Linda will include one.
I love what I saw with the landscaping. Thanks again
Hi Gail, I was wondering if that is a path across from the front of the house and if it is where does it go to?
Well, since Mary has decided to to leave us adrift this weekend, I guess we will have to randomly pick our own topic of discussion! Or maybe not so randomly, since every year at about this time I am overcome with an irresistible longing for my childhood favorite chocolate candies! It may have something to do with the fact that they are so Halloween appropriate:
Oh great, now I can’t fight the urge to make a candy run – I sure hope the stores are not sold out!
Did you get your chocolate fix C&E?
Luckily we had some mini-Snickers and PB Lindor truffles in the house to calm my cravings!
CplusE: Cute posts, but you have no idea how tiring it is for the few of us (maybe 20% or even 10%) who do not live and breathe chocolate. Please guys, muffle the truffles. Mention the lemon drops, or the caramel/butterscotch discs or the cherry balls that burst with flavor. Well, dark chocolate is good for you. Having second thoughts. Hmm, maybe this Halloween.
Sorry, Katydiddle — I had just gotten off the phone with my sister and for some reason we had been reminiscing about childhood chocolates! Remember Clark bars, Zagnut bars, Bun candies (vanilla and the oh-so-delicious maple!), Chunkies, and the one whose name I can never remember but was a triple layer of dark, milk, and white chocolate? And then there were my least favorites — Bit O' Honey, Sugar Daddies and Babies, giant Jawbreakers, black licorice whips and Twizzlers, and watermelon Jolly Ranchers (my heart just sank every time one of these ended up in my Halloween treat bag!). But my absolute favorite is the Peanut Block, basically just peanut brittle cut into bar form, and not a morsel of chocolate to be found! What a world of candy we do live in!
Hey Katy, I did mention fizzy skittles somewhere on the blog, and they are way tastier than lemon drops and cherry balls.. Go get some and tell me what you think. Although they are chewy, you can still suck on them, if you can resist the urge to chew.
If you do like dark chocolate Katy, you must try the dark chocolate truffles.. Ok, now muffling the truffles for today.
Despite its New England location, I doubt that the Stowe DH will be troubled by restless spirits of the paranormal sort, but just in case HGTV has thoughtfully provided these tips for the supernaturally challenged:
And if it is haunted, I hope that the ghostly residents of the Dream Home are the friendly sort!
After being snowed under by an onslaught of new blog threads, including the new HGTV Urban Oasis sweepstakes, the Green Home location in Denver/Stapleton, the super DIY Home Reno' in Mathews County, Virginia, and floorplans and more for the 2011 Dream Home in Stowe, could it be that MARY is resting on her Laurels. Is she waiting for Super Fan Gail to burst upon the scene with new videos of a warmly furnished and Spruce-d up Dream Home? Well, as our wildly Poplar editor MARY knows from many sweepstakes gone by, her faithful bloggers are no Quaking Aspens, trembling in the slightest breeze. We o-Pine, we speak our minds, we ask the difficult questions, like "what's next, MARY?"
As a result of separation anxiety, I thought it wise to link the above and below comments for better effect!
Oak-ay, could the latest big news be the announcement of the winner of the 2010 Blog Cabin in Bethel, NY? An exciting photo of the key to the house being placed right in the Palm of the lucky new owner's hand? A Fir-lined, parka-clad Super Fan in a new winter wonderland video? Or even clues to the location of the next Urban Oasis—maybe an island paradise, looking out upon a white sand Beech? (yeah, I know…just overlook the spelling…go with the flow!) Regardless, MARY—whether the story be of Palms to Pines or Apple to Walnut trees, could you, wood you, fire us up yet again with more surprising news and views? Roughly hewn or finely turned, bring us the forest AND the trees! Not a ghost of a chance that we'll be able to wait until Halloween to be spooked into another frenzy of blogging mania.
Coop, in my o-Pinyon, we Willow you a smart reply for your Tree-mendous comment! Let me con-Cedar my options and I may-Pecan get back to you when I Elm Maple, Chestnut right now! LOL!
I'm not even going to try to top that!! You two have made the forest for the trees. Well done.
You are a GENUS.
Your fir comments are like leaves of gold.
I want to know about everything, but I guess the first question is…When do we get to see the interior?
Speaking of ducks and halloween! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60IiP4Hqr5M&fe…
Coop mentioned separation anxiety. I think I'm having a little separation anxiety too, not with blog posts being separated though. I keep telling myself, you have to stop blogging so much, you need to cut back on HGTV, pretty soon your not going to have time for this, you just as well cut way back now.
I'm kinda in a slump right now. It's amazing how one's life can change so much they couldn't move away if they wanted to. Just a few months ago I was ready to move back East, and now I'm just stuck with future plans, they're good future plans though, so what's my problem? I'm not even excited about my family vacation anymore.
Honestly, I think I just need some chocolate. ; ) Ya know if it isn't going to snow in Stowe, maybe Mary should just make it rain chocolate.. Just give us a peek at the chocolate that Linda is going to display in the Dream Home this year. That isn't asking too much.
Funny, it seems that sometimes when we make great plans for the future, but not much excitement is happening in the present, we go into a "waiting" mode, and turn down the emotional volume. When I have an interesting trip planned that I'm really looking forward to, but not much of import is on the immediate horizon, it's a little more difficult to see the good things that ARE happening on a routine, day-to-day basis. Then I have to move my focus to the present, and find activities of interest that are only a few days, or a week or two out, instead of keeping my sights set on something that is a month or more away. Usually, when I spend time researching a trip, I'll book it six months or more ahead, but then I put that information away for awhile and look at the near term for things that intrigue me, keep my interest, and keep me from "counting the days" until the next "big" trip.
Now, on that note, Cami, perhaps a virtual chocolate milk balloon fight would serve to peak your interest? Of course, no harm in a few real chocolate candies to elevate the mood, either. I'm currently indulging in a slice of homemade double chocolate cake and hot tea. Not as fun as a real vacation, but as the song goes, you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, well you just might find, you'll get what you need. Sometimes that spells out the word C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E.
Did we hear the word chocolate! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pGotyTjx8k&fe…
I could have watched the whole thing without any problem if some of the chocolate didn't have nuts.. Now I need some almonds..
OK, now I have a new favorite song — thanks, Alice!
I have this feeling that you've had a chocolate milk balloon fight before… Perhaps in your college days. ; )
I get what you're saying about things we would like to do being so far away, and needing to focus on the here and now.. I have some things on my plate right now that I'd just as soon not eat, vegetables of course and other things… Like getting the house and kids squared away before I start school. Not an easy task when a few of them have special learning needs and I don't like their placements in school. We aren't done with the house, and so many decisions to make and do.. I know, I'm a wimp and a whiner, but 3 quarters in a row seems like an awful lot for this mom to take on. It's hanging over me like a heavy cloud ready to burst.
However if I've learned one thing on this blog, it's how thirsty my mind is for knowledge, and how much I'm lacking in certain areas of study. I've always wanted to go back to college and get a degree. I already have most of the financing for school taken care of, so why not take advantage of the opportunity. I just need to get all my ducks in a row and toughen up a bit.
I applaud you Cami for going back to college and to get a degree in the things that you love. When you mentioned awhile back about your son fixing your computer that reminded me of my son. He had dyslexia in school and had to attend special ed classes but I knew he was very smart. He took computers apart to see how they worked and now he is working at a job he loves working with computers. Soney and I think all your ducks are pretty much in a row already. You get an A plus as a top Blogologist in this Blogology Department in time management, organizational and people skills! Life is like a box of chocolates! Go Cami!
The only bright spot about the college thing is I'm aiming to get a degree in what I love.
Digital Technology and Culture. Yes it's a bachelors program, and involves some of the things I love, like the internet and blogging and photography and art. I'm sure I can work a little music in there somewhere. What else do I love?? I'll have to learn 2 or 3 languages though, probably Spanish, French and Chinese.. But Coop, you make learning languages sound so easy.. ; ) So no problem.. LOL.
England has their own language right? What about Australia? Hmmmm Maybe Canada, not French, the other Canadian language.. Yep those sound like 3 languages I could master in 1 day. You think my professors would go for it??
Although my husband said he never did learn how to speak New Zealand or (Kiwi), I'm sure he could teach me how to speak it. So hey that's 4 languages. LOL
I'll be learning Canadian, from the Canadians around Christmas time. ; )
That's a great start, Cami—knowing what you love. Some folks never figure that out! I spent my career working in finance, yet my strongest interest is architectural design—so now it's my hobby, along with travel and other more simple but creative things. And when I get too old and cranky to travel, I'll still be able to enjoy the architecture part…and blog on HGTV about all the Dream Homes, Green Homes, Urban Oasis', and Island Paradise's to come!
Even with British relatives, I never did learn much of the Queen's English. Aside from a few words I use like "Mum", "awn-tee" for Aunt, and "choose-day" for Tuesday, my diction is very American. I think picking up a bit of Aussie would make a good second language for you, Cami. Americans and Australians seem to get along well, and besides, it's a great country in which to live or visit. As for the friendly Canadians, if you can learn the Canadian "o", pronounced something like "ohw", you've got it made. Good luck with the Chinese!
I pick up accents all too easy, in fact I've had some embarrassing moments when talking to someone with an accent for the first time. I almost can't help but mimic their accent, in response to them. They must think I'm mocking them, when really I can't help it.
I've always wanted to meet Jamie Durie, but I imagine myself talking Aussie within the first 5 min. He may be offended, or just think I'm strange… LOL probably the latter…
BTW, I've considered architecture, but I don't like all the math that's likely involved. I would rather draw pics of what I want and let an architect polish it up with numbers and technology, so a builder can actually make sense of it. In other words, I would like to be an architect, because it facinates me, but would likely get bored with all the technical detail work. Homes are the one inanimate object I fall in love with very easily. With cars it takes me a good 5 years before we bond.
Since you mentioned Chinese Cami have to tell you a story. Soney and I have neighbors and friends that are Chinese. Some can speak English better than others but we are able to communicate with each other. Because of my accident words don't come out of my mouth the way that I would like. I go to the same Starbucks and they remember me. I look like Ms Swan when I order anything. I have been going to Bakeman's for years and Jason Wang knows me well enough to kid me and I don't take it serious. The other day he said to me you are speaking Chinese and I know you are not Chinese. I go there because it is a fun place and good food.
I love the Chinese people and Asian people in general, so I imagine I would get along ok with Jason Wang, he probably wouldn't get along with me though.
Alice, when I get nervous, words have never come out like they should, so I don't know if I would last very long at Bakemans, although those sandwhiches, soup and pie sure look good. Maybe you should surprise Jason someday, and speak Chinese to him. Just practice the words in Chinese for what you want to order.
That is a real good idea Cami! Jason Wang is always asking me if I want a piece of pie. I tell him maybe another day. He always tells me well I hope it is before I die! I need to find out how to say pie in Chinese. I bet that would knock his socks off!
Here's a good start Alice.. I'll look for pie in Chinese. You might have to ask your neighbors. ; ) http://www.ehow.com/video_4403727_say-apple-chine…
Thanks Cami! ping guo
How would we say "a piece of the pie" in Chinese?
LOL Cami, yes Mexican and French Canadian would be handy languages to know how to speak and write because of the"" North American Union"" Act thats out there. Even Chinese and Russian languages, because they are the Big Boys on the globe. (Ya know, all that oil and gas power of Russia; and the gold, loaning power, product making kingdom, and the Panama Canal ownership that China has.)
A lot of info in that new "Karate Kid" movie. His mom lost her job in Detroit, Michigan…. so they had to move to China to have a job. (That's where the GM plant is.)
Heard many wealthy are selling much and moving from USA and Europe. Where are the Cook Islands? What's up? Hope HGTV higher ups don't have a last hurrah and sell it off to Foreigners and move away to safety!
Found the Cook Islands…….. The Heart of the Polynesia….
Nice island retreats ….. swanky too. http://www.ck/
How about a HGTV Dream Home there?
a dream stateroom on an ocean liner that goes to the Cook Islands?
Soney and I think it is time for a laugh break! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6PSknTDIpc&fe…
Splinters in the windmill of your mind? I just had some calories, I'm puttin' my windmill back together right now. Try some Fizzled Fruit Skittles sometime, they are a little more exciting than just plain skittles. Kind of a chewy, inside out version of the ol' candy zotz or zots??
I sure could play that Carol Burnett part especially when I get frizzled. Did you see her busting up in that scene. I love that humor!!!!
alice: Thanks for the laugh break. I loved it. To see Carol Burnett done in by the writers and Momma was hilarious. OK, having a senior moment, who played Momma, just give me her initials, young thing, oh yeah, it was . . . . ?
VL what a precious talent along with Carol Burnett! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_NB2pObFXQ
Ali you're a card and a half. I dunno where you find these gems, but ya gotta be pretty darn funny.
Wow, finally got to the end of the blog so I can thank our Super Fan Gail for her super vlog. Sleeps 14. Great. I can have my kids and their families all visit at the same time. Gail, I asked you before to give us a peek at an art object and you gave us the wonderful Indian picture that was placed on the wall in the office of the last DH.
Would you and Linda put your heads together and give us a look at something that is decorating our present Dream Home?
Do you member when Mary wet our appetites in clue five by saying that she could almost taste a stack of flapjacks with Maple syrup? Well Gail, I still have that taste for those pancakes, and I'm wondering where in town you two girls and Jack were thinking of bringing the whole group for a huge pancake and golden maple syrup breakfast. I mean the real maple syrup,j ust like DBCoop talked about, served with light as air pancakes.
Okay, Janzee, you have my complete attention. The moment you get a response from GAIL about the Dream Home hotcakes and Vermont maple syrup hoedown, you must let us know the when, where, how, and yipdeedoo of the whole Spruce Peak Pancake particulars—'cause I always flip out for fluffy flapjacks!
Aye Aye captain, will do, and yes sirreee. Since you are leading our fearless flapjack breakfast charge. at no charge, I will report to you and to the blog, with the exact coordinates as per captain Mary. Those golden flappers, with ever running real maple syrup, that you have been so generously storing up in your place, has been yearning for the cork to be cracked, and what better place to do it, than the best little hot cake flap jack hat rack, no nap sacks, giant stacks, and nic nacks, best cafe, not Sante Fe, little town of ever lovin and behold lol Stowe Vermont. Be there, and be square!!!!
Hey Coop, Janzee and other guys: What is "real maple syrup"? Or Vermont maple syrup? There are several brands on my market shelf. Should the syrup be rather thick and ooze slowly down the stack? Or thin, and make a puddle on the bottom of the plate. Or somewhere in between, and describe it please. I've never bought imitation vanilla, so why would I buy imitation syrup? Bacon, yeah, dance me in for the hoedown.
Alright—everything you always wanted to know about maple syrup and pancake syrup, but couldn't be bothered to waste time with the extensive research required.
The sticky facts about syrups? First, most maple syrup comes from Canada; Quebec in particular. However, in the United States, maple syrup is divided into two major grades: Grade A and Grade B. Grade A comes in three sub-grades: Light Amber (Fancy), Medium Amber, and Dark Amber. Grade B is darker even than Grade A Dark Amber. In Vermont, which is the major producer of US maple syrup, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets uses a similar grading system of color.
In the United States, "maple syrup" must be made almost entirely from the sap of the maple tree; small amounts of substances such as salt may be added. American labeling laws prohibit imitation syrups from having "maple" in their names, unless they contain SOME maple syrup, in which case they can be labeled "maple-flavored". "Pancake syrup", "waffle syrup", "table syrup", and similarly named syrups are substitutes, which are less expensive than maple syrup. In these imitation syrups, the primary ingredient is usually high fructose corn syrup flavored with sotolon. They have no genuine maple content, and are usually thickened far beyond the viscosity of maple syrup. (so imitation syrups will often be "thicker" than real maple syrup.)
Therefore, for an "unreal" pancake breakfast experience, skip the imitations and go for the real thing—true born, raised and harvested in Vermont Maple Syrup. As they say, when it comes to pancakes and maple syrup, no one does it better than Vermont….
Thank you for the education Coop, I wonder if the darker the syrup, the more minerals and better for you the syrup is. So the high price of the "real thing", has to do with the fact that it is the genuine article, and not watered down?
For Janzee and fellow pancake lovers, the plot thickens with the light versus dark maple syrup issue. Oh, so much to know, and so many vital decisions to make! To start with, lighter maple syrups have a more subtle flavor. Grade A Medium Amber is the best selling. Darker syrup (Grade B) has a more pronounced maple flavor, and is normally used in cooking and baking. In recent years, however, more consumers are beginning to use the Grade B maple syrup on their pancakes, waffles and French Toast.
I can't shake thinking about the grades Coop. I betcha I would give them all an A plus, and would love to do a taste taste right there on the premises in Stowe Vermont with all of us bloggers, and the blog winner, sitting down for a huge breakfast to celebrate. I bet that hasn't been done thus far, and think this blog would get alot of play for opening up a breakfast celebration.
Maple syrup contains fewer calories and a higher concentration of minerals than honey. It contains calcium (more than milk), potassium (more than bananas), manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and iron. It also contains small amounts of vitamins B2, B5, B6, riboflavin, biotin and folic acid, along with amino acids and phenolic compounds. The main sugar in pure maple syrup is sucrose, which is the sole sugar in the Grade A Light Amber grade syrups. The darker grades of syrup contain a small and variable amount of fructose and glucose. For those who must have ALL the nutritional facts on whether to maple or not to maple, check out http://maple.infor.ca/nutritional_facts
Paging doc DBCoop, thanks for the link, gonna check this out today. That's it, the vitamins you mentioned and minerals are amazing. I'm going to Whole Foods Today, and going to look for a bottle of Vermont Maple. I am doing alot with sprouted wheat berries, and have experimented with pancakes,and although they are not the real McCoy, I can give them a little razzle dazzle , adn it's well worth it.
Katydiddle, scroll down to what Coop says about the origin of Maple syrup, the grades, and the processing. Based on what I just read on his post, I would personally stay away from anything with high fructose, salt, additives and watered down versions of the real thing. It looks like you are going to pay more, but with real Maple Syrup, less is going to go a long way.
Hello Janzee, I haven't quiet gotten over all the Choco latte thoughts…but, I'm in All the way, yummm ,( just like the doggie on TV after the bacon bits) lol I'm ready for light and fluffy pancakes with Real Maple syrup, my favorite syrup. I'm right behind Coop , when , where , how.
With Coop leading the pancake brigade, I'm sure we'll find the right place and the right time to sit down to a huge pancake foray. I think I shall do some research on the best pancake lovin restaurant or cafe in Stowe….but seeing is believing, so I am relying on Gail, Mary and Jack for the latest and the greatest and their thoughts about what's best.
Check out all things maple at Stowe Mercantile:
Along with my flapjacks and pure maple syrup, I'll be sure to have some Stowe Mercantile maple tea sweetened with those maple sugar candies shaped like maple leaves (I've sweetened tea with those before and it is yummy!). I'm even thinking of ordering the "All Things Maple" gift basket for Christmas — you can never have too much of a good thing!
Oh the elegance of your description CplusE is absolutely devine. I can only imagine maple candies shaped like leaves! disolving in tea in the comfort of your DH in Stowe Vermont. The Gift baskets look like alot of fun too. I think I will give the stowemercantile group a call and get some Christmas and holiday gift baskets out before the rush. I think it's a great idea to order local instead of the huge companies. Personal service with a Stowe smile, is what we're looking for.
Speaking of pancakes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZA_AXNi150
Just that little vinette has me rolling on the floor. This group is too funny, and somehow Ali, you always find the funniest, let me tell you the funniest stuff. By the way does soney smile, like turn up his lip or laugh in some way?
Soney wags his tail he is one happy pup! I am teaching him to say I love you. He is getting pretty good. Instead of barking he has a yawn sound. I keep repeating it and he tries so hard to imitate me. When he wants my attention he will bark at me until I can figure out what he wants. He doesn't bark at anyone else just me.
No doubt Ali, this remarkable being will learn to say I love you. I feel certain that dogs, although they do't have vocal cords can imitate sounds. I had a Jack Russel years ago, that said I love you, which was a combination of deep yawns at different pitch levels. The "hello", was the intro, and then more conversation.
Woodnut you know, this is a treely sunsational post.
So I was going over the Wellborn Cabinet website to get glimpses of rough design and color that will be in the DH:
And I noticed in the design of the laundry room that there were 2 tall thin spaces, leading me to believe there will be two stackable washers and dryers each in the room. I remember some time ago on another thread that a few people were curious about the washer/dryer arrangement.
I'm liking that overall there will be a grey-ish, brown-ish tone to the interior with spots of scandanavian blue and red here and there
Thank you for posting the link to see the cabinets. I've been so curious about the interior and your post helped give details during this waiting time.
thanks for posting
LOVE this link, fraggyx, and I haven't seen it before. I'm kinda surprised that they can release this before the January 1 reveal, but I'm glad they did. I'm saving this link for future reference, and now I'm going to go to the Wellborn site to look up those cabinet colors. I can't imagine Oatmeal Charcoal and Pimento, so I'm off to look it up! Thanks so much.
Very good to see some details of what some of the rooms will look like. Thanks for the link!
traggyx: Hope I've got your name right but with my low vision it's hard to read. I'm sure all those initials stand for something. Thanks for the post of the kitchen. Six chairs around the counter is great. But the fridge seems far away from the sink. I know it's not written in stone and the colors sound nice. Good enough to eat.
Absolutely, friends! Pots of gold are nice to share when you find them
Katydiddle, hehe it's FRAGGYX; as a freshman in high school some of the upper classmen called me Fraggy (as a fraggle from Fraggle Rock) for reasons and details best kept as a separate post, and apparently I had to add the x for it to be accepted.
Ya hoooo, my husband just got the Wii working again, perhaps my kids won't fight as much anymore. HA! I must be intoxicated by all that candy I've been eating and eyeballing.
Hey Cami , I 've just got to give you a good laugh… my eyes were playing tricks on me tonight . LOL I've been reading and looking at this screen wayy to long tonight trying to get caught up on all the comments I 've missed , I was looking at the picture by your name before I zoomed in on it .and it looked just like a Full Face , lol complete, with hair covering over one eye, in sorta like a loose ponytail , the other eye dark and deep set, lol nose leaning to one side , long Jaw line , lips orange , boy !, my imagination was working over time, then when I zoomed in and saw it was a beautiful sunset, hahaha !, I thought , Cami needs a good laugh with me about this too….. I hope this lifted your spirits as much as it has mine , let me know if you look close and can vision it too. I keep laughing at myself every time I see it…. "A sunset looking like a face " boy, I better to go to bed before I imagine anything else.lol Good night everybody… . Hey , I'm glad your hubby got the Wii working for the kids… *AliB
Look at it again AliB, only this time think.. A colorful cat's face. That's what I just saw.
You reminded that I have another pic nearly exactly like this one of a Hawaiian sunset, only it looks like a bat. I loaded that one on here, over the Summer, and then when I realized it looked like a bat I changed it to something else. I should bring it back for Halloween. Yes I think I will. I changed my pic back to the bat looking Hawaiian sunset. So you may miss seeing the cat.
Hey Cami , Yes , I do see a bat in this one .I 'am really surprised I didn't see the cat in the other one . I 'am a True cat person . I have Three , my oldest one just turned 16. I rescue those in need in this area, and find them a good home . I live in a very small town, very cute and charming, but no funds for a shelter …… . I have seen pictures by artist that will hide pictures in their art to see if you can find them , I love doing that . I haven't seen one of those in a long time . After Halloween is over and you put the other pic back up I'll see if I can see the cat. Are the kids having fun with the Wii ? * AliB
Just dropping in to say "hi" to everyone.
Hi Army Family, how are things at your house? Hope all is well. Come back to the blogs. : )
I really should be around here…I was just catching up on life and trying to get into a groove after my husband was deployed…I'll admit the first month or so was really hard. I will try to be around here more often. There's more info on my response to Jan below.
A big HELLO back!
Thank you. I always liked big HELLOS! ^_^
I have been thinking about you every day Our Army, and hope and pray that you are hearing good news from your husband in Afghanistan. I have a little more time now, and wanted to ask if you would send me your web address, again, so that I can read your magnificant articles. If you need any help with any script ideas let me know. Please go to the winner's of the Kairos Prize last year and note the runner up winner's story about a young mother whose husband went to Iraq and what she did to maintain the strength in her family as her husband served in the military. Seems to be a beautfiul story.
We are doing well…don't get to hear from him as often as we like- probably about once a week…which we are going with the no news is good news approach or I would be driving myself crazy.
As for the website…I'll repost my web address in about a week…I decided today that I want to switch up the layout of how I am doing it. I was going at the angle that the website had hints for military families that covered a wide variety of angles…instead, I am going to switch it up into 4 categories…there will still be military family hints, the second will be travel, the third will be food, and the last will probably be the more prominent which will be my own blog. I realized that I was passing on info which didn't allow me to write as freely and expressively as I wanted…then it kind of became a chore.
With Halloween only a week away, I’m thinking about how fun it would be to decorate the Stowe Dream Home for the little trick-or-treaters! So how about some music to set the mood? Since I seem to be feeling nostalgic lately, here are a couple of childhood favorites:
Okay, this one is actually from a little before my time, but I had an aunt with a great sense of humor and she used to like this song a lot!
Now this oldie really is from my youth. This version is truly amusing and amazing, set to Disney cartoon clips:
Between purple people eating and monster mashing, how could you not get into the Halloween “spirit”? Even the fine folks of Stowe are suiting up for the big day:
Halloween promises to be a spooktacular time at the Dream Home!
Hey Our Army family , I sure have missed talking with you . How are the girls? Did that have a good time this summer ? Didn't you go to Disney World * AliB
Do we know the approximate date of when the house will be completely finished, or at least when the interior will be started?
The interior is probably finished, as they had "Load In Day" about a week ago. That's when all of the furniture arrives from Ethan Allen and other locales and Linda Woodrum does her magic! They're probably almost ready to start filming the special to get it done in time for the January 1 airing!!
Hi I was so sure there would be new info or pics of some kind when I logged on tonight. Oh well maybe tomorrow. Very stormy weather week-end but had nice several hours with my grandson, love that child. Hope evaeryone has a nice evening LOL
Very stormy here too MeKhazSimi. The wind is blowing too hard for Soney to have fun playing ball. Glad you had a good time with your grandson. Hugs to the Girls!
You girls must have sent the wind my way, 'cause we have had a litlle action here too. Probably just your stormy leftovers though.
I guess it is time for Soney and I to get out our canoe! We sure didn't have much of a summer. I can think of that one day when it was so hot we almost melted. Love Seattle anyway. Went outside a few minutes ago so Soney could do what he has to do then we both ran in the house as fast as we could. It is really spooky out there. The wind is whistling through the trees and it is raining.The streetlights cast shadows and we thought we saw a witch flying on a broomstick high in the sky. Too much Halloween information today.
Gail please stop this moster madness! http://entertainment.msn.com/halloween/?hi=mm&…
This is getting to be worse than a food fight Alice! ^_^
Hi Alcie and Soney—–Khazzie was stomping her feet and throwing her ususal tantrum—-so I leashed her and took her out—of course she thought it was fuuuuun—-wheeeee–fluffy tail flying in the wind and rain—-Simi and I had the same thought—"Crazy Kittie." Hugs to Soney
The wind hit us pretty hard today, haven't lost any shingles yet though. No rain here, you girls must have gotten swamped.
Saturday through Sunday night it did storm. There are numerous massive Maple trees in the neighbors yards. Amazed very few leaves left the trees. I guess they weren't ready to give up their autumn splendor as yet. Snow can't be far away from arriving in Stowe.
Maybe we will hear from Gail tomorrow. Meantime another laugh break is in order. Don't think we have heard the word chocolate before! http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=4wp3m1vg06Q&fea…
Man this is great! I can't wait to see the home unfold and have Gail back in charge again!
Soney and I wish a happy October Birthday to all of you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So-Vp4hk02Y&fe…
We had a big un-birthday celebration at Chuckee Cheese tonight, so I opened my youtube present a little early. Thanks from this October B-day girl.
While we are waiting for Gail and snow in Stowe thought we would take a trip to Hawaii to celebrate Halloween. http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=025d029yLOA&fea…
The Laie Lady was a little scary, and such a sad story. I'm not a fan of haunted houses, but a big fan of the people from Laie. ; ) The Polynesian Cultural Center is one of the first places I will visit, when I finally go. Glad I'm not going during Halloween. I wanna go to the luau and show.
The suspense is killin me, I don't know whats worst? Waiting to hear back from Gail or my waiting to find out what the plan is for my forty'ith, LOL!!!! It's creeping up on me quick….
saw the ethan allan truck in the drive, so when do we get to see the other side of the house and the inside of the house. the sepense is horriable.
I just finished viewing the time lapsed photos and OMG! What an excellent choice for the site! With the amazing house and the gorgeous views–all I can say is this will be truly an AWESOME prize! As for what is over the car barn? I decided it is a home theater room large enough to accomodate 14 people.
Sounds good to me KrissieC.
Okay, Janzee, speaking of the Dream Home bloggers' Stowe, Vermont Fearless Flapjack Fandango, featuring famous flapjack flippers Jack T, MARY, and Gail, here's a question for everyone to ponder:
If a Fast Jack Could Flip Flapjacks, How Many Flapjacks Would a Fast Jack Flip?
Whew, that may be easy for YOU to say, but I'm a little tongue-tied!
It's easier if you just read it fast.
And what fun would that be? As I always tell Show Me, speak up now or forever hold your peace.
For every flipped jack, on a timer rack gets flipped before I hit the sack, or you can say quick quack, or flip a deck, tic tock, shake and rock, what would you say about ten a minute….Then you would be a fast flipper, not a strawberry dipper, nor a scotch nipper, or this word's a bleeper, all those HGTV fleepers, I hope I dont get hippier.
By the way, while I'm here this morning and in the mood to create havoc in the blogs, along with melting ice crystal crowns and holding feet to the fire (or at least to the radiant heat flooring of the Dream Home), didn't MARY promise us a rendering in the next few days of the HGTV Dream Home Tournament of Roses Parade Float in her October 8 blog thread? Did I miss something somewhere? Has our promise of a rendering been rent asunder?
I guess Mary's definition of a "few days" is different from ours, Coop!
Ah ha—great question! Sticky situation. Can't wait to see Sweet Mary—rose petal or float a syrupy response.
My goodness Coop, and you've always been such a peaceful blogger. ; ) Hmmmm, I wonder what Coop means by melting ice crystal crowns? Probably nothing to do with Mary, I'm sure. Holding feet to the fire?? I wonder whose feet he's talking about.. Couldn't be Mary's feet could it?? We wouldn't dare put Mary's feet to the fire… Mary may get a little "hot under the collar" about that, or worse she could give us….. THE SILENT TREATMENT!! Ohhhh Nooo!!! No Mary, all is forgiven, please not the SILENT TREATMENT!!
With that said… If ONE wants to avoid any Messy Snow Blog Trials… ONE may avoid it by giving us information on another case that is pending… Such as what Coop requested, or let us see pics that nobody has ever seen before, like for instance one of the rooms in the 2011 Dream Home. At least 10 different pics, not just one of the ceiling.
If you can't give us that, we can make a deal on the side involving a baby grand piano and bird houses and bird/snow viewing webcams at the current Dream Home…. Your choice.. ; )
An impressive and very generous list of options, Cami, any one of which I'm sure MARY can deliver. After all, how difficult would it be to have Super Fan Gail plant a bird feeder and webcam in the front yard for our viewing pleasure?
HAHAHAH! OMG! Check this out guys! this was on SNL!!! It's a parody of HGTV's Dream Homes! hahaha! so funny! I promise if i'm blessed with the DH 2011 (and i hope i will) i wont react like this girl did! hahah! xD
Hilarious!! I hope that I would act a bit more excited. Such a funny link. Sorry, but it reminded me a little of Stephanie Dee's reaction when she won the Islamorada home.
i've read about that but i can't seem to find the link to that video anywhere!!! I think HGTV took it down because it was pretty embarrassing… :/ i whish i could find it… :'(
I'll keep an eye out. I just checked my TiVo, and I recorded this episode but haven't watched it yet, so it will be fun. Kristen Wiig is one of my favorites, and she's hilarious in this sketch – I love how she keeps shrugging her shoulders.
Cheesecake is this what you are talking about? http://hookedonhouses.net/2008/03/21/hgtv-dream-h…
yes, thnx, but that one has also been taken down by scrips channel… =(
Scroll down and you will see the video.
cheescakelover, I doubt I'll ever watch another DH givaway w/o thinking of SNL Hilarious.
That is funny. I must admit some of the bloggers here remind me of the lady in blue
LOL hahahah! guilty as charged! ^_^ <3 lol
Another good find Cheesecake. LOL. If I ever get a surprise like that, I'll be laughing, just because of the SNL sketch.
You sure wouldn't catch ME acting so totally unimpressed and emotionally lifeless if HGTV's Surprise Team came to my front door with camera rolling. I'd at least offer the poor host a few of my pototo chips. I mean, really, how unhospitable!
Oh my gosh that's me, shoulder's shaking, and baloons, oh my gosh, oh my gosh. This is such a funny piece. Thanks for sharing this cheesecakelover, you found such a funny!!!! P.S. I dont think any of this on this site would react like that.
OMG OMG!!! They are installing a HOT TUB since October 16!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xD OMDG!!!!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAY READ MY MIND!!!!!!!! enjoy!!!
Let's play "Guess the TwitPic"!!! XD hahaha where is this???
Good find Miss Cheesecake.. I haven't figured the twitter thing out yet, glad you're connected. Hot tub, we knew we couldn't live without one, but sometimes a hot tub just simply isn't there much to our dismay.. Glad to hear we will have one, can't wait to see it.
Dear Chees: Patio to me says ground floor, yet it still looks high above the trees. Hope they build a wall around it. We know the hot tub will not be a part of the car barn loft, hehe. Now, how far is that hot tub from the master bedroom? Gotta go back and look. Thanks for the linc.
Still guessing? what about another one? ^_^ <3
Cheesecakelover, here's another picture of the Dream Home to add to your interesting collection:
I like the picture of the bbque at the dream home. http://twitpic.com/316p94
Ed: Where are you guys finding this stuff? Anyway, I thank you.
The hot tub looks different. http://twitpic.com/316nlt
Ed: Looks like it's at a corner of the house. And when finished look a natural spa surrounded by stone.
Hope the inside of the hot tub is very light colored!
I like to see whats swimming around with me in the water!
Bubbles are okay.
Wonder if there will be long low stone walls to lie down on or sit on, around the Hot Tub/ terrace area? I'm hoping for it!
Here is another one:
You can see a lamp and a plant in the window, so the interior design must be done — let's have a look, Gail — please!
The pictures are being taken close enough. That I wish they would point the camera inside the rooms! ^_^ I hate waiting for the on line tours!
So true EdinOregon!!
Would also like daily up-dated pictures so we could see the weather at dawn. When will all that snow come? Nov. 8 (37*/30*) and Nov. 9 (38*/32*) are supposed to be SNOW days!!
This is the company who's doing the landscape for the DH2011!!! ^_^ <3 <3 http://www.amblerdesign.com/portfolio.html
Great finds, cheescakelover — I was just wondering today who was doing the landscaping at the Stowe DH! Thanks for the links!
Cheesecakelover, posted on this new blog, but there doesn't seem to be a link so here ya go.
When will we be able to try our luck at winning this beautiful Dream Home?
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