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You’ve shared your thoughts about the HGTV Dream Home 2011 winner. Hear what Gail has to say.
Mary is a contributor to HGTV Dream Home.
Posted at 10:42 am
Surprise, surprise, it's those Super Fan eyes! And they're watching us, making sure our days are going well and our comments are insightful and simply delightful.
Hmm, I have just one little request, Gail. Could you perhaps post a quick vlog on the Urban Oasis Blog? MARY's been keeping us all in suspense far too long.
Happy Days Are Here Again!
Thanks DBCoop we love this song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsG_YByAl3s&fe…
Thanks Gail, glad to hear you weathered the storm, I think we came out ok too. Always looking forward to the next home, the next and the next one after that. Always something to look forward to, thanks HGTV!!
The whole Dream Team really knows how to pull it together from beginning to end. Now we're at the end of one and the beginning of the next, but neither here nor there. This must be our spring break.
Taking my inspiration from the Shakespeare book behind you; Is a Hawaii home to be or not to be?
I also would like to know where the Urban Oasis be? and if it be?
Now that was a fine farewell to the 2011 Dream Home. Next thread in the Blog? Location Clue #1! ????
Hi boomer I'm so ready for the clues I thought there was a clue hidden in Gail's vlog. Maybe I should watch it again.
Did she say anything about Hawaii? I will go back as well and watch the vlog again.
Well said, Gail! I'm SO looking forward to the future!
Onward and upward! Now to the Green Home blog and then the Blog Cabin. I love them both.
Well, Boomer beat me to it. I was about to say that my thoughts on the 2011 Dream Home is that it's over and now it is time to move on to dreaming 2012 style. So, bring on the clues! Let's see…clue #1- it is in the Southern-most state of the United States. Clue #2- the winner will be neighbors to a friendly mouse. Oh wait…those are the clues to the dream home that I want. Still putting in my vote for a Disney's Golden Oak location for the 2012 Dream Home.: http://disneygoldenoak.disney.go.com/?CMP=KNC-GOB…
But yes- I know that Jack already has the 2012 home well in the works, but I can keep dreaming can't I???
Yes- I am definitely back!
One additional thought that I must express. Gail mentioned, near the end of her vlog, that "maybe you didn't win this one, but there's always the next one right around the corner." I know that we've been a little jumpy lately on the Urban Oasis blog about the use of that phrase, "right around the corner," and I'm wondering if we should be concerned about the parallel use of those words here by Gail, or encouraged?
What do you think? Am I reading too much into it? Was it just an innocent coincidence, or a subtle hint of things to be or not to be?
Well Coop…………That is the question. Maybe Our Army Family has it right. If we go around the corner to our right or left, and go South until we get to the SE corner of the US, perhaps we'll get "Tangled" up in a Disney wonderland. Disney and HGTV seem to be "Tangled" up once again, in some kind of relationship. I can't wait to see how "Tangled" up they become. I would like to see them "Tangled" at Aulani on Oahu, but the development in the SE US corner sounds good too.
I've been watching HGTV a lot today and they are showing a lot of commercials about the Disney movie Tangled. Rapunzels tower will be featured in the epcot flower festival, which HGTV is tangled up in.
On HGTV Saturday 8 ET– Design Studio. Including review of Tangled???
Verrrry Interesting Aplus girl, you find some very provocative tangles.
Perhaps the girls room in the Green Home will feature "Tangled" the Rapunzel movie that's coming out on video soon. http://mousepad.mouseplanet.com/showthread.php?16…
Oh what a "Tangled" web they weaved, right there at Epcot … HGTV'd!
I know, lol, I also wondered at the use of the words "right around the corner"
Not very promising is it
Wait a minute, wait . Isn't there going to be a winner's weekend? I've been looking forward to that.
Are we skipping it this year? Now I am getting confused again. I haven't been here for a couple of
days, so I will look back to see if something was said about that.
Gail or Mary (or one of their helpers) I have not heard the term "turn key" . While watching HGTV the
other day, they used the term "turn key house" as well as "turn key community" on two different shows.
Is this an eastern term or do they use it here as well? and what does it mean? Thank you for your
When turn-key is used in selling homes in my area, it means that the home comes with everything inside and out, furniture, pictures, dishes, appliances, picnic table, snowblower—everything.
What was meant in this context though, unsure.
Thank you so much. It makes sense. I had figured out that it was a house ready to move
into. Your statement is inclusive and gives much more meaning to the situation! I keep
learning more things on this blog – it is great!xD
It is time for a laughing break while we wait for Clue #1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7DI9qs4eNk&fe…
Wanted to share this with you this is a very real problem. http://www.king5.com/home/Soldiers-seeking-solace…
wahooooooooooooooooooo i cant wait to do the gree home now i got a second chance 2 win ahhh so exited c u there Gail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes i am on to the green home, Yea! See you there Gail
Where ole where will the next Dream Home be, Where ole where will she be??? I'm guessing DBCoop's hardwork finally pays off and he gets his Dream Home in Hawaii…….? But, Cams could be right with Florida, and how 'bout Washington state….hmmm? Pennsylvania might happen as well. Ohhh, who am I kidding….what do I know….nothing! I got dibs on Honolulu!! I said it first….I think?? ;):p
Today is National Black Forest Cake Day. Have a great day everyone! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbeKaGYCIB0&fe…
Yum, I love that delicious cake Alice. Thanks for the great link!!
Cake, cake, cake, cake, cake… I LOVE cake!! Thank you!:p
Hi Debra G me too. Today is National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day. I have been trying to remember the cake you were talking about during the DH 2011 clues. In fact I think you said you were going to order one. If you remember the name of it let me know I have been trying to remember the name and it is driving me crazy. Not really, but when I want to remember something I keep thinking about it until I find the answer. Need to go get a piece of delicious cake.
It was Smith Island Cake, Alice and Soney, and it is made in the Chesapeake Bay area, so if Debra wins the Blog Cabin she can have it as often as she likes!
Just found out the afternoon tours start at 3. I signed a contract to help with math for kids doing credit recovery in the High School where I work (i.e. summer school) and can't get clear across town by 3 to be a Green House tour guide. But I can tour myself and take pics and post. I will definitely peek in closets, hopefully they aren't roped off.
Thank you Deerspring. This blogging thing is kinda fun. .LOL I will defnitely post pics once I tour. I hope to meet Stapleton Dave. I'm sure there are other Denverites on the blog…..
Clue #1 for Dream Home 2012 is when? How about a clue for the Urban Oasis too?
Can't wait for the clues to begin……love the excitement……
Maybe Gail meant SF or SAC when she said right around the corner. She said she was in SF. She said right around the corner. That could mean the next big opportunity/surprise/Urban Oasis is in the SF area? Just pure speculation on my part, but then again, isn't that part of the fun LOL?? Hmmmmmm….
Have a secret to tell you guys. They didn't want me to tell you but here goes. Mary and Gail and some of the HGTV crew are here at the restaurant. Mary put a nickel in the jukebox and you won't believe what she is playing. They have big smiles on their faces! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVu2TMl5My8&fe…
Wow, could it be true? Could Mary be a fan of The Collegians? Why not? They've been such a great doo wop band since the 50's. Amazing the things you can learn about life here in the Dream Home blog — or right around the corner in the Urban Oasis blog.
Hawaii and chocolate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMSRmkj1pss&fe…
Thanks, Alice! Yet another reason for a Dream Home on the Big Island — they raise and make their own chocolate! The Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory is on the Big Island as well, which led me to this:
I never heard this before (wrong generation, I guess) — it's a little weird, but also kind of funny, and now I can't get it out of my head, so listen at your own risk!
Soney and I really enjoyed that and cute pictures. Our family loves macadamia nuts and anything else that is Hawaiian. We have so many songs in our head one more won't matter. Thanks I think this is going to be Soney's favorite song he keeps clicking the replay button.
Just remember that macadamia nuts are not safe for dogs:
But Soney probably doesn't eat people food anyway!
Thanks C&E for posting this it is very important information. Soney doesn't even know what people food is he is so happy with his food from Mud Bay. Even though it is tempting don't feed your adopted pets people food it is not a good thing. Thanks so much C&E.
Yes it's time to move on and start to think about the next possibilities, and erase all those dreams that I had, and yes all the visions of all the fun times with families and friends that will never happen and move on BUT I won't worry we have so many other dreams to come, there is no time to be sad anymore, now I have to focus on what's next, so WHAT'S NEXT?
I can only surmise that the reason Mary has been so quiet lately is because she is very busy coming up with a whole series of real humdingers for clues to the Dream Home 2012 location. We are ready to start any time you are, Mary, and while we wait we will be dreaming about the Green Home, Blog Cabin, and Urban Oasis (a hint about the latter would be much appreciated)!
P.S. Mary, try not to begin with the clues until Coop gets back from his trip — we would hate to start guessing without him!
I can not help myself i keep coming back to see if there is a new message on all the sites dream, green, urban and blog cabin. I know that it will be awhile before new dream home information. But i have to check anyway. Everyone have a great day and enjoy the spring.
Does anyone wonder what's up with the winners of the housewarming gifts? WE WON!! I still can't believe it. So far, we've received a set of 12 Calphalon cookware, a waffle iron, the KitcheAid stand mixer, his/hers hiking poles and snowshoes, binoculars, the party tub (we have to wait for them to monogram),
and the Paula Deen baking set. Does anyone have the complete list of gifts that voters chose or the original list with the 10 categories and the three selections in each category? Guess I'd better go try my luck on the Green Home! Thanks!
Hmmm….clues should start soon and I'm ready to play!
I missed the Dream Home giveaway show. Any idea where I can see it?
You might check On Demand…sometimes they are there…I would check for you, but I have kiddos watching a movie.
the next Dream Home should be in Alaska…it is truly a dream to live here
Hi when will they show the winners walkthrough of the hgtv dream home or did i miss it. if so where can i watch it?
You haven't missed it. Last year they posted a link to the winner's weekend photos here on the blog near the end of May. Check back on the Dream Home main page periodically and they will announce when the walkthrough has happened.
OK Coop, go ahead & tell us where will the next Dream Home be ???
Okay…so, last year our first clue came on April 5th…???? Does that mean that we'll get a clue tomorrow? I will definitely be here checking!
I am not quite ready for clues. I want a winner's weekend first so that I can put the whole thing to
rest. Isn't that the way it goes? Army/Disney, is hubby home now? hope so!!!
Nope- not always on a winner's weekend first…actually, last year we were well into clues before we were told that she had actually seen the house.
Yes on the second! he has been home almost a month. Thank you so much for asking.
Just checking in looking for a clue
O.K. Mary and Jack T where can our precious Cami be – I think we can all agree HGTV is savvy – Playing her baby grand piano in fine style – Do we have to wait for awhile? – To find out where our precious Cami can be – We are a bit antsy for clues to begin – You know we all want to win – You are groovy and we are so happy and ready for a journey! Thanks Mary and Jack T and Cami tired of cleaning needed to take a break. Forgive. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B47_7agcTH0&fe…
Wyo, Areeve, Maine (Lucy)…..did you see the A&M – ND game? Sweet, sweet, sweet win!
Congrats! I hope you enjoy my home Gail! On to the next one and hope for the best. Enjoy
I heard he couldnt afford it so hes renting for now and selling it wen he fids a buyer
This looks like a place I use to live, its called Sebastopol, Ca. on the way to Monteago Bay (where the birds were filmed) the Russian river, a very beauticul place where you have country,mountains and the bay all within 30 minutes. Beautiful place, sorry I had to leave it.
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