Homie Time

By Kate Riley March 3, 2012

Well my friends I awoke this morning to very nice surprise, this ol’ blog has made it to the final round of The Homies as a nominee in not one but two categories, Best DIY Blog and Best Home Design blog.  Wow, I’m still trying to wrap my head around that!

It’s funny, I look in the mirror and see just a regular mom working on stuff in her garage or kitchen and writing about her love of home improvement and great design (it’s a pretty cool gig) and then this happens so I’d like to say thank you to each and every person who voted for me in both categories, it’s pretty thrilling.


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For those of you visiting for the first time, you’ll learn a little more about me and what I’ve been writing about for three years in the About page.  My hub and I have been doing a lot of home improvement over the years – we both have that “we can figure this out and get ‘er done” attitude which has brought us this far and we’re gonna keep on going!

If you’d like to browse around, you’ll find all of the projects in the Project Gallery and various articles on decorating and design are stored in the Style Files.

You have the entire week to vote (until March 9th) so hop over and check out all the finalists, there are some really great blogs to read and discover. Cast your vote for the Best DIY Blog right here, and Best Home Design Blog here. Vote today or anytime before March 9th at 3 p.m. EST.  Sign in to Apartment Therapy here first!

Stay tuned for a BIG announcement tomorrow – something I’m so excited  to share with you all, meanwhile, we’re getting out the plumbing tools and a sledgehammer to start on the hall bathroom remodel today (woot!) I hope to have more to share next week. 

Thanks again for all your support and have a fab weekend!

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  1. Congratulations, Kate! You and this blog of yours are SPECTACULAR and I feel so blessed to call you my friend in “real life”, too. LOVE YOU!


  2. Making it into the finals is huge, let alone in 2 categories..Big applause !! Best of luck in the finals, I am sure you will rock it..there are wonderful blogs on those lists, some I have just discovered.))

  3. Yay!! Congratulations! Your blog is a wonderful resource and inspiration. I just put the last coat of poly on my refinished pedestal table last night! Thank you for your wonderful tutorial, mine didn’t go as smooth, but it looks soooooo much better than it did and was a wonderful learning experience.
    Have a great weekend and congrats again!!!

  4. YAY! i just went and voted and hope you win! but even if not, that is huge to get that far! :)this was one of the first blogs i ever followed and a few years later i am still loving it.

  5. Congratulations, Kate!!! I did vote for you, because yours really is my #1 favorite blog!! So you deserve to win…and you are definitely not “regular” on any level!!

  6. Congratulations! I voted for you because I just love your style. But also because so many of your projects are affordable, well explained and totally inspiring. Good luck – you deserve to win!

  7. Kate! Just wanted to thank you for the response in clarifying the difference between oils and water based paints. Really, you’re awesome for taking time to answer all of our questions. I’m truly rooting for ya and hope to see ya at the top!!

  8. I knew your blog would be at the top and I voted for you and will again.

  9. Not surprised at all… You are a talent for sure! You deserve it!! You work hard and love what you do, and it shows. You’ve been a huge inspiration for sure!! By the way.. That laminate entertainment center that I painted using your tutorial is holding up fabulously.. In a playroom used by 8 kids (not all mine.. Haha), no less!

  10. Kate, your totally deserve the Homies. You’ve built homes, re-designed many spaces, helped others and inspired us all.

  11. Soooo excited for you, Kate! :) i’ll pop over today and vote. You totally deserve it! Can’t wait to hear the big announcement… i hope it’s a book deal bc I’d buy 25 copies.

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