Abbi McCollum

"Every hour is happy hour to me."

Abbi is Programming Director of 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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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

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Every neighborhood has one – that local hero who makes life a little easier for everyone around them. In Cousins Undercover, HGTV’s The Cousins, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, give one of these heroes the surprise of a lifetime. While the hero is away for the weekend the Cousins descend on the neighborhood to tackle a custom home overhaul.

Cousins Undercover, premieres October 6, at 8/7c. The Cousins are already hard at work on the hero makeovers. Check out what’s going on behind the scenes of Cousins Undercover and tour some of Anthony and John’s best before-and-after transformations.

BONUS! See behind-the-scenes videos and learn more about the show with new videos from the Cousins.

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Have you been searching for the perfect piece of furniture to complete your home? Look no further than the HGTV HOME Design Studio at Bassett. Create your own pieces of custom furniture and style it in one of over 1000 fabrics hand-picked by HGTV design experts.

But that’s not all. Bassett will give away a custom piece of furniture from the HGTV HOME Design Studio every day for 60 days. To enter for a chance to win go online to and design a custom piece of furniture then submit your design for a chance to win that day. You can enter a design every day for a new chance to win.

Need a bit of design inspiration? Check out some custom pieces designed by HGTV editors.

HGTV Editor Farima Alavi: I’ve seen this pattern in person, and I love the raised soft texture of the fabric. It’s girly, fun and makes a great conversation piece!
Farima HGTV Home Design Studio by Bassett chair

HGTV Editor Kayla Kitts: I love that you can design a custom piece of furniture in a matter of minutes, from the upholstery fabric and frame to the welting and nailhead trim. With more than 1,000 fabrics to choose from, you’re sure to find something that suits your style.
Kayla HGTV Home Design Studio by Bassett headboard

HGTV Editor Briana Mowrey: I love the geometric pattern – and the color scheme is perfect for my living room. The green picks up our throw pillows and the contrasting blue echoes the shade of the accent wall behind our couch.
Briana HGTV Home Design Studio by Bassett pouf

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The long summer days are coming to an end, but the home improvement sales for HGTV HOME products are just beginning. See how you can save on your favorites from Sherwin-Williams, Shaw Floors, Bassett Furniture, and fabric at Jo-Ann’s Fabric and Craft stores.

HGTV Home Summer Sales

HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams
The Endless Summer Sale: from August 25 through September 2 get 30% off paints and stains from HGTV HOME at Sherwin-Williams.

HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw
Save up to $500* (*at participating retailers only. Save $100, $300, or $500 based on minimum quantities of qualifying styles) Save big on beautiful Shaw flooring hand-picked by expert HGTV designers for style performance and value. And be sure to enter the Pinterest Challenge for a chance to win up to $5,000 in HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw products and $5,000 cash for a room makeover. Go to Shaw Floors Facebook page to enter and for additional Pinterest Challenge details.

HGTV HOME Design Studio at Bassett
Save 25% storewide during Bassett’s Labor Day Sale. Plus, special savings on bedroom, upholstery and mattresses. Sale ends Labor Day.

From August 25 through August 31 get 50% off fabric in-store and from August 25 through September 7 get 50% off fabric online

Starting in mid-August, two new HGTV HOME Fabric collections will be debuted in Jo-Ann stores: Voyage and Overexposed. Overexposed borrows the spirit and soul of the Age of Enlightenment, while Voyage, celebrates the nomadic coastal lifestyle.

Celebrate the end of summer with one of these amazing items from the HGTV HOME summer sales events and head in to Fall in style.

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From funky plants to creative landscapes and flower arrangements, HGTV users have shared thousands of beautiful gardening pictures just in time for spring. Check out some of our favorite gardens shared with #lovehome.

Keep sharing your pictures on Instagram and Twitter with #lovehome and make sure to follow @HGTV on Instagram.

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Bridging the gap between television and social media, Spontaneous Construction host, Ricky Paull Goldin, uses modern technology to assemble a renovation flash mob to bring one deserving homeowner’s desperate renovation project from dream to reality.

HGTV's Spontaneous Construction

A special episode of Spontaneous Construction airing Friday April 26 deals with the tragic aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. Families all over the East Coast were affected by the storm, with thousands unable to return and many homes still in disrepair. A native of Long Beach, Ricky returns home to the devastated area to help one family in need of a special renovation.

With the help of The View’s Sherri Shepherd and a social media flash mob of more than 60, Ricky helps to remodel the home of Lori and John and their six kids. Through a partnership with Optimum and HGTV this lucky family and it’s community are being rebuilt.

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Friends, family, food, home and exciting firsts – that’s what #lovehome means to many HGTV users. Check out some of our favorite sweet moments shared with #lovehome.

Keep sharing your pictures on Instagram and Twitter with #lovehome and make sure to follow @HGTV on Instagram.

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Planting a garden is one of the best parts about spring – but it can also be one of the most expensive. The crew at has a six great tips for keeping your garden growing on a budget. All it takes is some creative thinking and the commitment to just do it yourself.

Cheap Garden Ideas

1. Free Advice
2. Organic Matter
3. Propagating
4. Seeds
5. Group Action
6. Recycle

Learn more about the six steps to gardening on a budget at

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