Oh my word!!!!!! I made the semi-finals in the Epic Room Makeover Giveaway! Thank you so very much to everyone who voted! Here's what is going to happen now:
There are 15 semi-finalists. There is a panel of judges, which will be revealed tomorrow, and it is their job to narrow the finalist down to five contestants. On Friday, May 6th (my fabulous sister's 30th birthday--love you Chelle!) the top five will be revealed and the voting will begin. So, if I make it to the top five, I will be begging for your votes again.
The gracious Mandi is going to let the top five plead their case--in ONE PARAGRAPH. My husband says I should just concede now, because even if I make it to the top five, I can't say anything in just one paragraph! He has a point…
So, I figured I had better make a post here in the event that I make the cut and need to plead! Here it is:
I live in Mayberry. Okay, I actually live in Geneva, IL. But my husband and I really think it MUST be Mayberry, because it is right out of storybook! The town is so charming, and our neighborhood is just too sweet. Seriously! We live in the land of picket fences and inviting front porches. Take a look:
Here's a pic of Morgan and I walking down our street. Aren't the trees beautiful?
And you don't have to take my word for it that our little town is so fantastic, but you might be interested to hear what Ellen Degeneres had to say about it! Check out this clip to see what she thought of our little town!
I live less than one mile from the Kane County Flea Market, which is my new favorite place to treasure hunt. Historic 3rd Street is also less than one mile away. There are antique shops, thrift shops, fancy shops--LOADS of shopping! Plus, we are only 40 minutes from the city, the city being Chicago! Chicago is soooooo beautiful, and we would be REALLY easy to get to. Just saying'...
Here's a pic of my sister and me with my short people at "The Bean".
If you aren't familiar with The Bean, you are missing out! ;)
All bribing aside, I would love for Mandi to come and help me makeover our master bedroom. I want a special space, for just my husband and me, that we can relax in and enjoy. Our room is fine right now. But it's certainly not where we go to relax! We have two young kids and general busyness like most everyone. We don't want to wait until our kids move out to reconnect with each. We love spending time together, but it can be hard to make time. Sad, really. Anyhow, having a space of our own would really help us out! ;)
One of my friends made the comment, "What's stopping you from gathering your creative friends and redoing the room yourself?" Well, technically, nothing. However, redoing my master bedroom is not something I have made time for, or saved the money for. Now, I know you don't need a lot of money to redo I room (I am the queen of craigslist!), but you do need SOME money. And if that money is being given to you by someone else--even better!
Wait! What's this? A random flea market? Nope. That's just my "dining" room, which is currently the work room/holding room for my larger projects. See the fun things Mandi could work with? And this is just a sampling!
Mandi said that whoever wins needs to be up for a lot of hardwork. I am up for it! I am a stay at home mom, so that means that I am used to multitasking. This is what my morning and early afternoon looked like yesterday: feed the short people their breakfast, start the laundry, clean and prime desk from craigslist, vacuum the cereal out of the couch, get disgusted and tear the entire family room apart and vacuum everything, put family room back together, switch laundry, feed the short people their lunch, hand scrub the kitchen floor because the littlest short person is complaining she is sticking to the floor (which is what she gets for spilling her apple juice), switch more laundry, put a second coat of primer on the desk, all the while sending out pleas via e-mail for votes! So, to have Mandi here to help me? Redoing our space would be a piece.of.cake.
Did I mention that my husband is an amazing cook? Just throwing that out there…
See? Yummy food, happy people! Don't you want yummy food and to be happy?
You can stop by Mandi's blog Vintage Revivals and see the top 15!
Here's hoping I make the judge's top five! Either way, I am going to enjoy the Son today!