Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Exciting News!!!

UPDATE: Here's the link to vote {I'm finalist #1} and I'd love your support. You guys rock! If I could give you all a great big hug I would!
¡¡¡Muchas Gracias!!!

Hey guys! You may or may not have noticed my little teaser about some news I had to share with you at the end of Monday's post. It's not a huge deal, but I am super excited about it.

Awhile back I entered the Selby contest via CB2 but didn't really put much effort into getting votes. I mentioned it once here and on my facebook. I received more votes than I had anticipated but I didn't move on to the next round. It was not a big deal, I entered on a whim, just for fun! I mean, it was a national contest, my head wasn't in the clouds.

But, when I mentioned the CB2 contest on my blog, a sweet & local blog reader {Thanks, Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter} said I should enter the St. Louis magazine's version of a similar contest called "Living Space of the Year."

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With nothing to lose, I uploaded 3 pics of our humble living room, wrote a little blurb about why our space deserved the win, and tried not to think about actually winning. Haha, yeah right. ; )

Then, out of the blue one day last week, I got a call stating I had made it to the top 5! Woooo---to the--hoo! On to the next one as Jay Z would say...

The next round consisted of three of the sweetest ladies {who were also judges} coming to our home last Friday and taking the grand tour! They asked me questions about my design style, from where I drew inspiration, thrifty tricks and my DIY projects, and many more topics! I probably blabbed their ears off about my passion for making our spaces reflect our personalities.

Then, yesterday, I got another call stating that I made it to the top 3 {EEEK!} and that my home would be on Stlmag.com for viewing and voting opportunities until October 15th!

The home with the most votes will win:

a} $500 to Phillip's Furniture
b} $500 to Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Company
c} 3 Year Subscription to St. Louis Magazine

Annnnnnnnd, this is the one I am about to pee my pants over, for reals folks....

d} A professional photographer will come to the winner's home and that space will be featured in the December issue of St. Louis Magazine!!!!

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As you can probably imagine, I'm a giddy fool! The voting site wasn't up as of last night {otherwise that bad boy would've been linked!}, but as soon as it is I will direct your little voting fingers to it.

Naturally I would love, love, love your vote {if that's what you choose to do}! Thanks for all the support and comments you guys send my way everyday. Blogging and decorating have become a very real and integral part of my life that I ♥ so much!!!

xoxo

36 comments:

Mary Catherine said...

Wow! That is super exciting! Congratulations Joi...you certainly are very talented!

Nancy said...

I can't figure out how to vote .. can you be more clear on the voting section?>

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

Aww, Joi! I'm excited for you guys. Fingers crossed.

Joi said...

Hi Nancy! The voting site isn't up just yet, but I'll let everyone know just as soon as it is! Thanks, girl! : )

Emily said...

What a cool opportunity, I'll definitely vote for you!

Jen said...

Congrats! What an awesome honor!

Mrs. Chic said...

This is so great!! I love your living room its so fun and fresh...I'll be casting my vote :)

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

You know I'll be voting the heck out of that thing as soon as possible!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

Joi, that is AWESOME!! i will be voting, so definitely let us know when it's up. all the best!

Rachel Gill said...

This is VERY exciting news! You've got my vote! This could be the start of a new career for you. You've definitely got the skillz!

Rachel
xoxo

Rebecca said...

AWESOME!

Leah said...

YOU SO DESERVE THIS! Can't wait for the link!

Mandy said...

How exciting! Well deserved as well - you will definitely get my vote!

Mandy @ This Girl's Life

Tami said...

YAYYYYYY!

Anonymous said...

Very exciting!!!! Congrats

Sharstin said...

that is so awesome girly! you know you have my vote!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

That's friggin awesome.. Congrats!!

Suzie said...

I'm ready to vote! woohoo, joi! well, deserved, my fried, well deserved!

Oonafey said...

Oh. My. God! I am soooooo supersuperduper excited for you!!!! Of course you will win. Can't wait to see the spread!

Desert Domicile said...

Congratulations Joi! So very exciting!

dolores @ Welcome to My Humble Ablog said...

This is just totally rad!! Congrats~!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

very cool, joi!! you definitely have my vote. let me know when the link is up!

Carolyn said...

Congrats!!! I'm definitely voting for you!

Michelle said...

I like your design style a lot more than your competitors! Good luck!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Okay, I'm so stinkin' excited for you. You totally deserve this! I'm sending every good luck vibe I've got in me to you!

emily said...

How exciting! You have my vote!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Yes, I voted! You are going to win, I'm sure!

Joi said...

Thanks everybody! I am blessed with some fabulous blogger friends!

You guys are great!

Anonymous said...

You and Dave, and Dave's dad sure do deserve this with all the updates and projects you all have done. Your house looks fabulous!!!! good luck cannot wait to vote!!!!

Jesse said...

How exciting girl! I'm going to vote for you!

Becky said...

I just voted and you have 53% of the votes!! How exciting for you! My fingers are crossed!

Anonymous said...

Just voted for u!......hope u win.

Aja said...

Wow, congratulations Joi!! Sooo exciting! You should totally win! :)

Cori said...

Hey girl- I've voted and so have Brian and Brittany :-) You totally deserve to win!

Mrs. Adventure said...

I found you via Kim @ Newly Woodwards... I totally went and voted I love you house (and style).

Mrs. Adventure said...

PS: I have a house tour on my blog if you want to peek around :+)

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