Blog Talk


Since we do projects and post them in real-time, you’re normally reading about a project less than 24-hours after it’s been done. That being said, for the past three days, Greg’s been super busy with a project at work, and I’ve been doing a whole lot of nothing due to the fact that I have a killer cold. Not just any cold… the kind that comes with baggage like chest congestion, blowing your nose every three minutes and feeling your pulse in your teeth. Yeah, not fun. Not fun at all.

However, in the midst of all that, the UPS guy delivered a package yesterday that suddenly made me feel a little bit better and Greg a little less stressed…

The Design Cookbook by Kelly Edwards / 7th House on the Left

You may recognize the gal on the cover, Kelly Edwards, from HGTV’s Design on a Dime. Along with a ton of other TV appearances, she recently teamed up with celebrity interior designer, Thom Filica to cohost My Awesome Room on the Style Network.Β Way back last fall, we got an email from Kelly asking us if she could use a photo of our kitchen in a book she was writing, The Design Cookbook. Needless to say, we didn’t have to think twice and jumped at the chance. Knowing that the book wasn’t going to be coming out until Spring of 2013, I’ve been chomping at the bit to check it out and see our kitchen – a room we live in, where we cook daily (okay, almost every day), make coffee, and walk through carrying laundry to and from the laundry room – in a book… Β a book that’s sold in Barnes & Noble (!!!!!). Does that make me sound like a crazy person? I’m sure it does.

The book was finally released last week, and I must say – and I’m not just saying this because our kitchen is on page 83 – it’s really, really good. It’s filled with great photos of spaces from all different styles, and Kelly gives you the “recipes” of how to achieve a similar look.Β It’s kind of like the end all and be all of design magazines – with instructions! Genius.

So, if you’re looking for some reading material for the weekend, I highly recommend picking up a copy ofΒ The Design Cookbook. You’ll be happy you did, and I’m sure you’ll be marking it with Post-Its in no time. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a date with a box of tissues.

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    May 3, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    That’s SO cool!! Hope you feel better!

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    May 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Hahaha! No, you aren’t weird. I’d buy three copies πŸ˜‰

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    Sarah B
    May 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Feel better soon and congrats on the book feature!

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    Anna P
    May 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Sounds like my kind of book. I will defiantly pick up a copy. I love the fact that it will help show us how to achieve the look we want. Your kitchen is awesome and she was smart for including it. Contrats on being in the book and I certainly hope you get to feeling better soon.

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    May 3, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I looked on Amazon hoping to be able to take a peek at your page! I don’t think it’s on there, though. πŸ™

    Guess that means I’ll just have to pick up the book. πŸ™‚

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    Sarah M. Dorsey
    May 4, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Congrats!! Well deserved, your kitchen is AMAZING!! Hope you feel better soon!

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    May 4, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    How exciting! Congratulations!! Your blog is one of my favorites. I keep hoping I’ll run into you and Greg at Cracker Barrel one day. πŸ™‚ I live by the airport. Hope you feel better soon.

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      May 5, 2013 at 9:45 am

      Haha, thanks Dawn! : )

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    May 9, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I was already a reader of your blog when my copy of this book arrived last month and recognized your (awesome) kitchen immediately. Congrats!

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    May 9, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    FYI -there is a free kindle edition dowload of this book showing on amazon today. May be today only?

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      May 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Oooh, good to know! Thanks!

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    May 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    PS. Your Foyer looks wonderful and congrats on the page in the book!

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