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Sep 20

HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 Tour is Live

It’s finally here! HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 Tour is live, and you can see, in photos and videos, all the amazing spaces in this Craftsman-style home — the home you could win.

HGTV Urban Oasis 2016

Be sure to tour every one, but here are a handful of my favorite spaces.

1. Screened Porch: I could sit in this cozy space all day. It even overlooks the backyard’s garden and chicken coop. So much charm!

HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 Screened Porch

2. Kitchen:  There are some really cool appliances and a touch of glam in this stylish kitchen. I’m a big fan!

HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 Kitchen

3. Master Bathroom: Can you picture yourself relaxing in this spa escape? Yes, please!

HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 Bathroom Then make sure to set your calendar for the HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 Giveaway — you can enter twice online per day starting October 4th. Sign up for reminders here >>

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Nov 11

HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 Winner Announcement

HGTV Urban Oasis 2015

Congratulations to Crystal Harriman of Poulsbo, Washington!

The day before her 32nd birthday, Crystal received the phone call that she’d be celebrating in style as the lucky winner of the HGTV Urban Oasis® 2015 Giveaway, a grand prize package valued at over $500,000.

Crystal’s name was randomly drawn from more than 43 million entries. “When I got the call and heard the words ‘HGTV Urban Oasis’ on the other end, my ears went numb; I was in disbelief,” she says.

HGTV Urban Oasis Winner

Crystal, her husband and their three children celebrate a big win.

The HGTV enthusiast admits to entering online twice daily and touring every room. “I love the kitchen, the backsplash and the island,” says Crystal. “Everything is gorgeous!”

Crystal, who works as a dental assistant at the Naval Hospital Bremerton, can’t wait to visit Asheville and see the home for the first time. She and her family will tour HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 with the interior designer, Brian Patrick Flynn, later this month.

“I’ve been entering all the HGTV home giveaways since 2010,” Crystal shares. “Now my family is convinced they should enter too.” Still shocked from her stroke of good fortune, Crystal looks forward to sharing the prize with her family.

Check back in December for more pictures of our lucky winner at HGTV Urban Oasis 2015.

Sep 24

The Sweepstakes Entry Period Is Over

HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 Kitchen

Thanks for entering! I wish you all the best of luck. Keep checking back here in November for winner updates and info.

The moment you’ve all been waiting for…the results are in! Check out the incredible HGTV Urban Oasis spaces and locations that earned your votes in six categories. See the winners >>

Sep 15

What’s Your Favorite Room?

HGTV Urban Oasis 2015

Now that you’ve toured the HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 in Asheville, let me know what you think. Are you a fan of the master bedroom because it features funky art and Americana design, or do you lean towards the living room, which showcases layers of blue and transitional details?

Tell us which room you love and why, and your comment may be featured on

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Sep 9

Beer Cheese Dip for Your Next Tailgate

While Asheville is known for bees, it’s also known for brews! Surrounding HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 are some of the best craft breweries in the South. Husband and I always like to stop in at the Wicked Weed when we’re in town. Just down the road, the Thirsty Monk has one of the most expansive beer lists you’ll ever see! In fact, while some people go to wine country, many take weekends in Asheville just to visit the breweries.

So naturally when I ran across this fall’s Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest in the store (another great beer hailing from Asheville), I couldn’t resist. It’s time for beer cheese and football, y’all! Here’s my recipe.

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Sep 8

Don’t Miss the HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 Special

HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 interior design Brian Patrick Flynn and host Scott McGillvray

Grab a cozy seat after your lunch break for an exclusive look at HGTV Urban Oasis 2015. Tune in live to HGTV today at 1 p.m. ET for the HGTV Urban Oasis Special. Host Scott McGillvray and interior design Brian Patrick Flynn give you a behind-the-scenes tour and show you what it takes to plan, design and build the most charming home in HGTV history.


In case you miss it today, there’s two more chances to catch this awesome recap on Sunday, September 2oth at 7 a.m. ET and Wednesday, September 23rd at 1 p.m. ET.

Happy watching!

Sep 3

Celebrate Your Weekend with a Troy & Sons Bloody Mary

If you grew up in this part of the country, or you ever watched the Andy Griffith Show, you probably know all about moonshine. It may look like water, but the homemade liquor sure did earn it’s nickname white lightenin’. When I found out HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 was located in Asheville, I just knew we had to talk to Troy Ball. She’s one of just a handful of female distillers in the United States, and she makes legal moonshine just up the road from this year’s HGTV Urban Oasis!

We chatted on the phone just a few weeks ago, and I asked her how she got into the business. When she and her family moved to the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, the locals kept bringing her moonshine, but she didn’t really have a taste for it. The old men would laugh and explain, “Troy, the good stuff doesn’t leave the home place.” You see, when you run a distillation, the whiskey runs cleanest in the middle of the process. That’s the whiskey they’d bottle and keep for themselves. Sure enough, when she visited them and tasted the best spirits, that’s when she discovered a business opportunity.

Today, Troy calls her moonshine “a true American spirit.” The whiskey is made from locally grown heirloom corn, and the cork is put in each bottle by hand. And Troy & Sons Platinum is some of the smoothest moonshine I’ve had. I’d suggest sipping it at the end of a long day on the rocks with a squeeze of lime. Or, if you like, Troy was nice enough to share her recipe for a Troy and Sons Light Bloody Mary. Bonus: It’s low cal!

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Aug 26

5 Tips for Shopping Vintage

One of my favorite things to do when we travel is hit the thrift shops and antique stores. It is such a fun way to get to know the area, especially one as eclectic as Asheville, NC. In this year’s HGTV Urban Oasis, interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn used some vintage and vintage-inspired finds that added unique character to the home. My personal favorite may be the quirky additions to the master bedroom! But whether you’re shopping for a home like Brian or for your closet like me, these are my top 5 tips for making your next vintage venture a success.

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Aug 18

Asheville Restaurants: Get the Look

As you’ve been reading up on Asheville, NC, I’m sure it didn’t take long to run across a few of the ridiculously cool restaurants the city has to offer. From farm-to-table suppers to more exotic fare, some of the best eating in the South is just minutes from HGTV Urban Oasis 2015.

Being the graphic designer that I am, I often pay just as much attention to my surroundings as I do the food. In my opinion, a feast for the eyes is a sign of good things to come on the plate. So today, I thought I’d introduce you to three of my favorite Asheville restaurant interiors and how to capture their essence in your own home.Get the Look: Early Girl Eatery | Hannah & Husband for HGTV Urban Oasis 2015

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Aug 13

Three Delicious Cocktails from the Asheville Bee Charmer

There’s so much to do and see near our modern bungalow located in Asheville, NC. Over the next few weeks while you’re digging into HGTV Urban Oasis 2015, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite around-the-area hot spots.

A Visit to the Asheville Bee Charmer | Hannah & Husband for HGTV's Urban Oasis

Husband and I love road trips. Whether it’s a day trip across the state or a weekend up the coast, we pack up the wagon and head out in search of adventure. Some people shop when they travel. Some site see. But us? We eat.

In Ohio, I spend Saturdays shucking and consuming my weight in corn on the cob. When visiting the coast, people gaze in wonder at the gusto with which I eat crab legs. I once ate creme brûlée with every meal on a trip to Charleston. Ok, Charleston’s not really known for creme brûlée, but it should be. Trust me.

And Asheville? Asheville’s known for the two Bs: beer and bees! So if you make it to Asheville for a visit (or you win HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 –go you!), make your first stop the Asheville Bee Charmer. The walls are lined with bottles of golden honey from all over the world and bee-charmed goods made by local artisans.

A Visit to the Asheville Bee Charmer | Hannah & Husband for HGTV's Urban Oasis

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