Good day, friends!
Feeling a bit helpless about the situation in Haiti? (I know I am.) Searching for some way to make a small difference? An HGTV Dream Home enthusiast (screen name alicia) came up with a swell idea … or, rather, a challenge. Every time you enter to win HGTV Dream Home 2010, why not make a small donation to UNICEF?
Read the Details Here
Our Super Fan separates fact from fiction for folks who fear that HGTV Dream Home 2010 is too out there – in the middle of nowhere. And she lays to rest concerns about privacy in the master suite … see for yourself.
Good day, bloggers!
I see you have been a busy, busy group. Thank you for all of your comments on the blog and a big hello and welcome to all of our new bloggers. We are a happy, dreamy bunch, and the more the merrier!
I had a fantastic trip back to HGTV Dream Home and fell even more in love with it than before. Be sure you check back often for the latest information and videos. Now on to the Question D’ Jour …
Where DID Monica get that beautiful turquoise shawl? She purchased it at a great store in downtown Santa Fe called Simply Santa Fe. Being the super sleuth and fan that I am, I went to the store to check it out. They have wonderful things, but sadly are out of that wrap in turquoise. They had one in red, gray and black. However, I felt compelled to buy the super sassy one that you see in this picture.
If you just landed on this blog after entering the Giveaway and need a bit of a Dream Home tutorial, pop on over to our sister site, HGTVPro, which filmed a series of videos that explain the build of HGTV Dream Home 2010 in great detail. You’ll meet the house planner (he’s “Just Jack” to us), the developer, the builder and the designer and learn more about the home’s Contemporary Southwest style and high-end building features.
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The interior and exterior tours are now in Spanish! Please share with friends.
Take a few minutes to check out the videos our Super Fan filmed during her trip to New Mexico. You can find them in our video gallery. Then, pop back here to post your review.
You love HGTV Dream Home 2010. Would give your eyetooth to fly out to New Mexico right now and take in those gorgeous sunsets. Just ain’t gonna happen with your busy life and small budget? I have a great idea: Plan a New Mexican soiree at your house and serve up our signature HGTV Dream Home margarita.
I whipped up a batch of these babies last night. Wow! I admit, I did tweak the recipe a bit: I used a jalapeño pepper and threw in a small chunk of celery, just to cut the heat. The recipe is super easy and our friends at Food Network just posted a how-to video with Monica Pedersen. Check it out! Drink a few — and HGTV Dream Home 2010 may come into clear view.
Watch the Cocktail Video
Good day, bloggers,
I love to see the intense debates going on right now. I particularly appreciate how well-mannered and poised you are as an online community. Your passion for this home certainly shines through. I will be traveling back to HGTV Dream Home 2010 soon, so post more questions I can investigate during my trip. Hurry – my flight leaves soon!
Here are responses to recent posts:
• Brooke and Dawnzz: You can mail in entries as often as you like. However, Web entries will be accepted only once per day. If you enter multiple times per day, only your first entry will count. (The second, third and fourth will not count against you, though.)
• Susan Carol: I try to respond to your questions as quickly as possible in my weekly blog entries. I also address queries in vlogs. Welcome to the HGTV Dream Home blog – please stay awhile. (Thanks, Coop!)
• To everyone (too many to name) who asked about a water feature/pool: If you want to use some of your $500,000 prize to put in a pool, you must surround it with a wall, according to the community design guidelines.
• DebbieFlorida: Give me a little more time to find the answers to your house mechanics questions. I am on it! I can tell you that my parents opted for a swamp cooler for their Colorado house and it works beautifully.
Your Super Fan,
This pepper-infused cocktail, styled by a Santa Fe mixologist and served at the HGTV Dream Home 2010 outdoor party, will kick your festive events into high gear! Consider serving this refreshing mixed drink at an HGTV Dream Home 2010-themed soiree you host at your house. Ideal date? March 15, when we reveal the winner of this fabulous Contemporary Southwest-style home.
Recipe provided by Quinn Stephenson
Yield: One Cocktail
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Ease of Preparation: Easy
- • 2 ounces Tequila
- • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
- • 1 ounce of simple syrup
- • 1/2 ounce of green chile juice (see tips)
- • Margarita salt for rim
- • Lime wedge for garnish
Using a lime wedge, coat the outside lip of a margarita glass and salt the rim. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Place remaining ingredients in the shaker and shake vigorously for three seconds. Pour the ingredients into the salted glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
To make the simple syrup, use the ratio of one part water to one part granulated sugar.
To prepare the green chile juice, place 1 New Mexico green chile in a blender with 1 ounce of water and blend thoroughly. Separate the puree with a fine mesh strainer and place in a squeeze bottle. If New Mexico green chiles are not available, serrano peppers may be substituted.
A quick reminder from Mary: Don’t forget to tune into the HGTV Dream Home 2010 special on January 1. And, of course, January 1 marks the beginning of the giveaway entry period. Nine a.m. to be exact. Mark your calendar, set an alarm or tie a string around your finger — just don’t forget to enter! This year, we’re giving away the home, the vehicle — plus $500,000. (Not too shabby, if you ask me!) So, friends … I want to know … what would you do with all that loot? I think I’d go buy an old dilapidated lighthouse somewhere and promptly launch a gut renovation, but that’s just me. Tell me how you’d use the money.