Sunday, July 27, 2014

HGTV, I Hardly Know You

Brand new, non-blog party post today! I know, don't faint in shock. It's a rainy day up here. I've been saving this post for a while and decided it was time to share.

I found this graphic online from nickmom.com, and it made me laugh. 

I still get comments on old posts where I crabbed about HGTV turning into the Real Estate Channel. Here's a small sample of the comments I still get on posts that are over two years old.
*

---Wow! I see I'm not alone! I hadn't watched much HGTV since the late '90s, when my satellite provider changed hands, but I do like the "White House Christmas" shows. Once I got sat service back, I was less than thrilled at the new lineup of programs -- every other thing is house hunting or competition. What happened to "Decorating Cents," "Room by Room," "This Small Space" and shows like that? Do the programmers think nobody wants to decorate anymore? I admit, I did get caught up in "Selling New York" -- if for no reason, than to see what purse the Kleier sisters were carrying! -- but now even THAT seems to have disappeared! I guess I'll just wait for December and the only show I actually want to watch. :-(

---I truly appreciated shows that helped me make my home better. I don't buy and sell or flip property. I'm just a little town girl with a house built in the 60's. I just want to keep my home up and repair as my budget allows. That is not the 90,000 some shows have us believe that everyone has. I'm glad to see that other people feel this way too. I do miss all the good, everyday people shows that HGTV used to have.

---Kitty Bartholomew! Chris Madden! Christopher Lowell! Rachel Ashwell! and of course MY QUEEN, SARAH RICHARDSON!

--I can't stand the new HGTV. I can't get past there fast enough either. The brothers and the cousins all need to go home. Love it or List it needs to LEAVE IT. No remodeling project/estimate on that show is successful. I wish someone would give me a channel that helps me work with what I've got with a reasonable amount of money, elbow grease and creativity. Those looking for houses on the real estate shows reject a whole house because of a can of paint. It would seem that a design show would show them how to work with what's within their budget.

Links to my original posts: 



I hate HGTV Property Virgins

What do you think? Still annoyed with HGTV, like I am? Once in a while I flip by to see if they've changed anything. Seems like the same old, same old. 

I give up. I miss the HGTV days of yore.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wicked Awesome Wednesday #170

It's time for Wicked Awesome Wednesday #170.



Shirl from Living at My Farmhouse showed us how to make watermelon rind pickles.

Jill from Jembellish showed us how to make a macrame board.

Barb from Turtles and Tails showed us how to make a glass door photo gallery.

Megan from She Said shared her dining room makeover.

Christie from An Everyday Blessing shared her recipe for a healthy chicken salad wrap.

If you've been featured, feel free to grab our "I've been Featured" button:

You can link crafts, recipes, sewing projects, home decor, before & afters, etc.

* Link to your specific post.

* Please add our button or blog link to your post or sidebar.

* No advertisements or giveaways

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wicked Awesome Wednesday #169

It's time for Wicked Awesome Wednesday #169


Storms went through here last night and I lost my internet just as I was getting the blog party ready. All is calm now, but it's getting dark again. We even had a tornado warning last night, which is unusual for this area. I'd better finish this up, the sky is looking very gloomy again!

Tracy at Cotton Pickin Cute showed us an easy way to cut a watermelon with no waste.

Barbara from DIY Home Staging Tips showed us how to stage your home for the summer months.

 Kathe with an E shared her beach mantel decor.

Leslie from Lamberts Lately made a summer brunch menu.

Tameka from Pastries, Pumps and Pi shared a recipe for homemade pizza.

Jenny from the Brunette Baker made a bananas foster banana bread.

Jenise from Do It Yourself Fun Ideas made concrete tea light candle sticks.

If you've been featured, feel free to grab our "I've been Featured" button:

You can link crafts, recipes, sewing projects, home decor, before & afters, etc.

* Link to your specific post.

* Please add our button or blog link to your post or sidebar.

* No advertisements or giveaways

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wicked Awesome Wednesday #168

It's time for Wicked Awesome Wednesday #168.


Whoo, it's finally hot up here! 

Ingrid at Sewing Lab shared an eye mask tutorial.

Khadija from Kreative Khadija shared her monogram wall art tutorial.

Erlene from My Pinterventures showed us how to make baking soda sea art.

Janet from One Acre Farm showed us how to make a chicken habitat.

Kat from Home. Made. Interest. made a pretty butterfly summer wreath.

Sandra at A Dash of Sanity made a no bake cheesecake.

If you've been featured, feel free to grab our "I've been Featured" button:

You can link crafts, recipes, sewing projects, home decor, before & afters, etc.

* Link to your specific post.

* Please add our button or blog link to your post or sidebar.

* No advertisements or giveaways
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...