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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Ever wonder where all the flowers on the floats on the Rose Parade come from? And what happens to the flowers on the floats after the parade? Lyn Lofthouse, floral decorator at Phoenix Decorating Company, the biggest float builder in the Rose Parade, dishes on where the roses come from and what happens to them after their 15 minutes of fame is up. Read all about the flowers, the floats and more on HGTVGardens.com.

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On New Year’s Day HGTV will launch its largest social media campaign ever: a live all-day Twitter party with such top network talent as the Property Brothers, the Cousins, Rehab Addict’s Nicole Curtis and Love It or List It duos, Hilary Farr/David Visentin and Jillain Harris/Todd Talbot.

Throughout the day, fans can join the Twitter party by using #HGTVNewYear to ask their favorite network stars questions and get advice about everything from renovation and decorating to New Year’s resolutions. For the first time ever, the live Twitter party is hitting the big screen – fans can see their actual tweets appear live on air throughout the day.

Make sure to follow @HGTV on Twitter to stay up to date on all the latest information on how you can be a part of our New Year’s Day party.

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Join HGTV for an all-premiere New Year’s Day that will take you to to exotic locations around the world, all from the comfort of your couch. The day starts with the Rose Parade 2014 hosted by the Property Brothers, Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott, who will be joined by entertainment journalist Nancy O’Dell on the announcers’ platform for HGTV’s live and commercial-free coverage of the 125th Rose Parade® presented by Honda. Josh Temple of DIY Network’s House Crashers will be in the middle of the action offering unique street-side perspectives and spectator interviews.

After the parade, the all-premiere New Year will continue with new episodes of Island Hunters, Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Caribbean Life, Hawaii Life and Living Alaska, as well as the premiere of HGTV Dream Home 2014, which will offer viewers the first on-air look at the spectacular home in Lake Tahoe.

Specials such as Hot Beach Houses, Cool Pools, 15 Amazing Homes, Amazing Water Homes and new episodes of viewer favorites Buying and Selling, House Hunters and House Hunters International will round out the day’s viewing.

HGTV’s All-Premiere New Year’s Day
Hot Beach Houses
7 a.m. ET/PT

Cool Pools
8 a.m. ET/PT

15 Amazing Homes
9 a.m. ET/PT

House Hunters
10 a.m. ET/PT and 10:30 a.m. ET/PT

Rose Parade 2014
11 a.m. ET/ 8 a.m. PT

Island Hunters
1 p.m. ET/PT and 1:30 p.m. ET/PT

Beachfront Bargain Hunt
2 p.m. ET/PT and 2:30 p.m. ET/PT

Caribbean Life
3 p.m. ET/PT and 3:30 p.m. ET/PT

Amazing Water Homes
4 p.m. ET/PT and 4:30 p.m. ET/PT

Vacation House for Free
5 p.m. ET/PT

Hawaii Life
6 p.m. ET/PT and 6:30 p.m. ET/PT

Living Alaska
7 p.m. ET/PT and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT

HGTV Dream Home 2014
8 p.m. ET/PT

Buying and Selling
9 p.m. ET/PT and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

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Spend New Year’s Day with the Property Brothers, Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott, for live and commercial-free coverage of the 125th Rose Parade®.  Starting at 11 a.m. ET/ 8 a.m. PT on Wednesday, January 1, the co-hosts will provide commentary on each spectacular float, choreographed marching band and prancing equestrian unit during the popular annual event.

Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott, hosts of HGTV’s Brother Vs. Brother, Property Brothers, and Buying and Selling.

The Brothers will be joined by entertainment-journalist Nancy O’Dell on the announcer’s platform. Reporting live from the parade route, DIY Network’s Josh Temple, of House Crashers fame, will be in the middle of the action offering unique street-side perspectives and spectator interviews.

The 125th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “Dreams Come True,” will take place Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, followed by the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. On Jan. 6, 2014, the Tournament also will host the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at tournamentofroses.com.

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Have you ever watched an HGTV show and wished that you could go shopping for the products in the room? Now you can, with the help of Wayfair.com. The items in Wayfair‘s newest light, refreshing, and casual collection are inspired by the shows of HGTV – and they can be yours.

Want to update your living room? Add colorful accessories to your space? Now you can! Shop products inspired by HGTV’s Love It or List It – for up to 65% off.

Head to Wayfair.com to find fabulous, easy ways to update your home and refresh the look of your favorite room. Want to update your kitchen? Add a new piece to your living room? Then head to Wayfair.com to find the perfect products for your home.

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Do you have an eye for renovation and real estate know-how to impress the Property Brothers? Are you a home renovation expert who can make a property more marketable in record time? Do you have what it takes to join Team Jonathan or Team Drew and battle it out for a $50,000 cash prize?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then HGTV is looking for you!

Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott, hosts of HGTV’s Brother Vs. Brother, Property Brothers, and Buying and Selling.

Apply to be a part of Season 2 of HGTV’s hit new show, Brother vs. Brother. We’re looking for dynamic, hardworking and energetic home improvement experts who want to show America their skills! Hands-on skills a plus. To apply and for more information, visit www.castinghgtvshows.com.

But that’s not all! HGTV is also casting for a new home renovation competition show. Do you love to flip, renovate and design homes with your brother, mother, spouse or friend? Do you want the chance to win $50,000 and much more? HGTV is now casting for friends, couples or family members who renovate, design and dream big to participate in HGTV’s new renovation challenge.

Apply now to be a part of this exciting New Home Renovation Competition Series. We’re looking for dynamic and handy teams of two who think they have a superior eye for design. Although home renovation experience is a plus, it is not required. To apply and for more information, visit www.castinghgtvshows.com.

Check out the best makeovers from the Property Brothers and find out more information about appearing on many more HGTV shows, visit our Be On HGTV page.

 

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We want to see your ghouls and goblins, your princesses and your pumpkins. Show off your pumpkin-carving skills and dazzle us with your Halloween decor. Share your spookiest images all month long. Tag your Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pictures with #LoveHome and #LoveHalloween for a chance to be featured on HGTV.com.

HGTV DIY Halloween Costumes

Need a little Halloween inspiration? Head over to HGTV.com/Halloween for pumpkin-carving templates, DIY costumes, kids’ crafts, easy recipes and more.

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Music City, Here We Come! The second-annual HGTV Smart Home will be nestled in Duncanwood Reserve in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tenn.

Located just 15 minutes from downtown and Music Row, the English country-style, 2400-square-foot home will feature high-tech, automated components and give the homeowner better control over energy use, security, interior climate and lighting.

HGTV viewers can enter for a chance to win the home when the HGTV Smart Home 2014 Giveaway opens for entries in April 2014, and can watch the home come to life at HGTV.com/smarthome.

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