Abbi McCollum

"Every hour is happy hour to me."

Abbi is Programming Director of HGTV.com and a contributor to Design Happens. She shares her home with her chef husband - who loves to cook a meal using every pan in the kitchen - and two big black labs. When she's not posting to the HGTV Instagram account or writing happy hour blog posts, she's pinning decorating ideas that she aspires to one day actually accomplish.

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Do you have plans for Labor Day weekend? Now you do! Head to the islands for HGTV Presents Atlantis Live: Paradise Music Festival. Taking place over the August 29 – 31 weekend, the festival will feature some of country music’s hottest acts including Casey James, Dierks Bentley, Striking Matches, Jewel, The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts, Dan & Shay and CMA Songwriter’s Series.

HGTV Presents Atlantis Live: Paradise Music Festival

Many members of the HGTV family will be in attendance as well. Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri from HGTV’s Cousins Undercover, DIYNetwork’s Alison Victoria, and Suzanne Alexander from Great American Country will join in the festivities as your hosts for the weekend. Chip and Joanna Gaines, from HGTV’s Fixer Upper, along with their children will also be at the resort for meet and greets. So pack your bags and head to the Bahamas for a long weekend of fun and music in the sun.

Book your trip today!

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We know you love your HGTV stars and we are helping you get up close and personal with them like never before. Our new series of Google Hangouts with fan favorites like Drew and Jonathan Scott, Genevieve Gorder, and the contestants from Flipping the Block and more are quick, fun looks in to their lives and their thoughts on their shows. So sit back, relax and Hangout:

NEXT HGTV HANGOUT: Matt Blashaw, host of HGTV’s new show Vacation House for Free, September 7 at 7pm ET.

Previous HGTV Hangout: Jen and Brandon Hatmaker of My Big Family Renovation.

See all the HGTV Hangouts here and check out a preview with Josh Temple, Scott McGillivray and David Bromstad from Flipping the Block below:
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HGTV’s star-studded lineup at the 2014 CMA Music Fest will be the hottest ticket in town during the Nashville event with the hugely popular venue The Lodge. From Thursday, June 5-Sunday, June 8, HGTV’s The Lodge offers festival-goers the ultimate country music fan experience, including live musical performances by popular country music stars Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley and Kip Moore, as well as autograph signings, a mobile device recharging station and a $5,000 cash giveaway.

During the four-day festival, fans can catch a concert by their favorite artists at The Lodge, including Frankie Ballard, Eric Paslay, Josh Turner, Dustin Lynch, Sara Evans, Charlie Worsham, Parmalee, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kristan Bush, Craig Morgan, Chasin’ Crazy, John Pardi, Glorianna and Love and Theft. Jana Kramer also will be on hand for autograph signings.

Visitors will be able to recharge their electronic devices at the Brother vs. Brother Lounge, named for the hit renovation competition series that premieres on Sunday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and stars the popular Property Brothers, Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott. Then, they can meet Jonathan and Drew on Saturday from noon-1 p.m.

HGTV knows that festival goers are as passionate about country music as the network’s audience is about their homes. Fans can upload photos of their experience at The Lodge on Twitter and Instagram using #lovehgtv and #lovemusic.

HGTV’s The Lodge Line Up
Thursday
10 a.m. – Rascal Flatts – Performance and Meet & Greet
11:30 a.m. – Dierks Bentley – Performance and Meet & Greet
12:45 p.m. – Kip Moore – Performance and Meet & Greet
2 p.m. – Frankie Ballard – Performance and Meet & Greet
3 p.m. – Eric Paslay – Performance and Meet & Greet
4 p.m. – Josh Turner – Performance and Meet & Greet

Friday
TBD – Will Hoge – Performance and Meet & Greet
11 a.m. – Jana Kramer – Meet & Greet
12 p.m. – Dustin Lynch – Performance and Meet & Greet
2 p.m. – Sara Evans – Performance and Meet & Greet
3 p.m. – Charlie Worsham – Performance and Meet & Greet
4 p.m – Parmalee – Performance and Meet & Greet

Saturday
11 a.m. – Brett Eldredge – Performance and Meet & Greet
12 p.m. – Property Bros – Meet & Greet
TBD – ASCAP Writers In The Round
2 p.m. – Tyler Farr – Performance and Meet & Greet
3 p.m. – Kristia Bush – Performance and Meet & Greet
4 p.m. – Craig Morgan – Performance and Meet & Greet

Sunday
10 a.m. – Chasin Crazy – Performance and Meet & Greet
TBD – Striking Matches – Performance and Meet & Greet
12 p.m. – Jon Pardi – Performance and Meet & Greet
1 p.m. – Gloriana – Performance and Meet & Greet
3 p.m. – Love and Theft – Performance and Meet & Greet

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If you’ve never watched a G+ hangout, here’s the 411.

What is a G+ hangout?
It’s a live video chat hosted publicly by HGTV on the HGTV Google+ account. Here’s a more thorough explanation from Google.

How can I watch?
You can watch on the event page here. If you have a G+ account, you can RSVP and let your friends know you’re going.

Do I need a G+ account?
You do not have to have an account to watch the hangout.

What if I miss the hangout?
You can watch the hangout later on our YouTube channel.

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Television icon and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres will executive produce a six-episode design competition series for HGTV – her first on cable television. Produced by Ellen’s production company, A Very Good Production, and A. Smith & Co. in association with Telepictures, Ellen’s Design Challenge is scheduled to premiere in 2015 and will feature six competitors as they tackle ingenious challenges to sketch, design and build extraordinary furniture in just 24 hours. Throughout the series, the contestants must showcase their creativity and versatility to impress a panel of judges. The last one standing will win a cash prize.

“I’m so excited about this show because I love finding really special pieces of furniture,” said DeGeneres. “One time I found a beautiful one-of-a-kind armoire that spoke to me in a way I’d never experienced. It turned out there was a drifter living inside of it, but that’s a story for another time.”

During the series, the competitors will face design challenges that will keep them on their toes and, since the clock will be ticking, they will be paired with an expert carpenter to help them complete the task at hand. The series will highlight Ellen’s passion for furniture and house design as well as her expertise in the subject. In addition, there will be a six-part online companion series that will invite visitors to participate in another side of the competition and get to know the designers even better.

“There has been a lot of dancing in our halls since we shared that we will be collaborating with Ellen,” said Kathleen Finch, president, HGTV and DIY Network. “When she talked to us about her love of buying and renovating homes, her personal passion for the creative process of furniture design emerged as something that she wanted to explore more. Since HGTV is the ultimate forum in this space, and since no other network can deliver an audience who is as enthusiastic as she is about the creative process, we just had to make it happen.”

Keep checking IHeartHGTV and HGTV for more news on this exciting new series.

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We are celebrating spring with a month-long photo challenge! Share your pictures every day and tag them with #HGTVSpring and we’ll share our favorites.

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Joseph Ward Simmons, aka Rev. Run from the rap group, Run DMC, makes it a family affair as he and his whole family work together to completely renovate their 9,000-square-foot New Jersey home. Rev. Run’s Renovation follows Rev. Run and his wife Justine as give their New Jersey home a total facelift from the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms to the great room and garage.

Before you tune in Friday, April 18 for all-new episodes of Rev Run’s Renovation, join Rev and Justine for a Google+ Hangout to find out tricky things really got during the filming of their home makeover.

Here’s how to join HGTV and Rev Run for a LIVE Google+ Hangout:

1. Follow @HGTV on Google+ and say YES! to attend the Hangout.

2. Tune in Friday night at 7:30 EST.

3. Watch along and find out great behind-the-scenes info from Rev Run’s Renovation.

It’s that easy! We can’t wait to hangout with you on Friday night.

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HGTV FrontDoor.com is rolling out the red carpet on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for the Oscars this Sunday night. We’ll be pinning and sharing homes of Oscar-nominated celebrities, behind the scenes tours of houses featured in Oscar-nominated movies and homes of celebrity presenters and entertainers. Follow our social accounts during the Oscars and browse the homes of your favorite stars and film locations!

Pinterest: pinterest.com/hgtvfrontdoor
Facebook: facebook.com/frontdoor
Twitter: twitter.com/hgtvfrontdoor

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Hang out with your favorite HGTV stars all day on New Year’s Day and watch all-new episodes of your favorite shows. Tell us about your New Year’s resolutions, what you are looking forward to in 2014, and why you love HGTV with #HGTVNewYear to have your Tweet appear on screen.

11am-1pm Rose Parade with Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott
1-2pm Island Hunters with Nicole Curtis
2-3pm Beachfront Bargain Hunt with Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri
3-4pm Caribbean Life with Hilary Farr and David Visentin
4-5pm Amazing Water Homes with Vanilla Ice
5-6pm Vacation House for Free with Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot
6-7pm Hawaii Life with Genevieve Gorder
7-8pm Living Alaska with Amy Matthews
8-9pm 2014 HGTV Dream Home Special with John Gidding and Josh Temple
9-10pm Buying and Selling with Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott

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