Truly Shocked!

6.22.2013

I wasn't going to share some great news I got this week because I didn't want it to come across that I am bragging. I really am not a braggy person, but I think since I share so much of myself and my home on this blog that I should share the accomplishments, too.

I was just casually looking through my emails last Wednesday and noticed the bi-weekly features from houzz.com was in my inbox. I always look forward to these and enjoy getting some inspiration from the features and especially from the Houzz tours. A few months ago I shared with y'all that I was contacted by one of the editors for houzz.com asking to come shoot my house and interview me for my home to be featured in one of these Houzz tours. I couldn't believe it and of course said yes and later a local freelance writer/photographer for Houzz came to my house and took the pictures and interviewed me. Later the work was published and it was exciting to see it on houzz.com in one of those bi-weekly features. Well, long story short, when I opened up last Wednesday's features there was a feature that the Houzz tours had reached a milestone of featuring 1,000 homes and listed the top ten most popular out of those 1,000. Here is the same tour I opened up on Wednesday with my morning coffee in hand. I can assure you that I just about spit coffee all over my laptop and across the room! Just click on the picture and you will see the same thing I did.

It was a blast having my home featured, but I do wish the photos weren't over saturated. I can assure you that the comments left on this feature are certainly not all positive, but that's okay. It is what it is and I am still in shock! One comment that the person thought would be negative is that it is too homey. Hey, that is exactly how I want my home to feel. :)





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104 comments:

  1. So happy for you!! That is wonderful! I think your home is gorgeous & should be on Houzz!! Congrats...

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  2. You should be very proud of your beautiful AND comfortable home...congrats! Hugs, Penny

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  3. Super awesome amazing!! now pick up that spilled coffee!! :)

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  4. Kim, I want to wish you a heartfelt congratulations!! I use your home to refer to for my friends wanting warm family-friendly designs. I have SSS linked to my blog. Thanks for sharing. And I love it all!!

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  5. Wow you should be so proud, what an awesome thing to happen!!! Congrats :-) This is a big thing hun and you have every right to give mention.

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  6. Congrats Kim!! one of the reasons everyone loves your home is that it shows your warm personality, and your style has a "traditional" appeal with that great measure of French Farmhouse. It's not fussy or sparse or intimidating, but comfortable, accessible and inviting to everyone, no matter what their personal decor style. I hadn't been involved with Houzz as yet, but just went over and joined.

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  7. Are you kidding me?!?! No. 1!!!!! I can hardly believe it, but then I can believe it! You rock, girl, that is just so awesome, so proud of you and happy for you!

    Mary

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  8. Yay, Kim! Congratulations, you and Doug deserve the accolades. Y'all have really worked hard to create a gorgeous home.

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  9. Wow, Kim. Congratulations and I can see why, but you were among some good company..Happy Summer Day..Judy

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  10. Kim, your house is truly beautiful and you have a great sense of style. You have worked hard and made a gorgeous place to live. You deserve the recognition from Houzz.

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  11. Kim... So very well deserved. Your home is stunning...even though not all comments were positive! Too homey? Your home looks homey, comfy, warm and inviting. Thank you for sharing and many congrats to you!!

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  12. number one, you go! I love homey too! I have had a few people tell me that, my husband didn't know how to take it. But, I did. Exactly how I want it to feel.

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  13. Wow, let me be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS! You have a beautiful home and I am so happy you share it with us. And now the rest of the HOUZZ world. :)

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  14. Well maybe not first...but one of many. :)

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  15. Congratulations, Kim. So proud for you!

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  16. What a treat to have your work featured on Houzz. Congratulations!!!I love your home the furniture and fabrics!!

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  17. Congrats Kim! That is fabulous! I am so happy for you!So deserved too, I might add! Enjoy your weekend! Angie xo

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  18. Kim, congratulations! I'm really not surprised at all. Your home is so pretty. The look you have is family friendly, beautiful, and attainable. I always enjoy seeing what you've done.

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  19. Congratulations! Now that's a wonderful surprise and a big fat feather in your hat!

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  20. I'm not shocked! You deserve it! Your home is beautiful, and I must tell you, "homey" is what I strive for in my own house. Congratulations!!

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  21. Congratulations Kim. I’m not at all shocked to find your beautiful home on this list. Happy Summer.........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  22. That's not bragging! I am so glad you shared! Congrats to you, your house Is amazing!

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  23. Congratulations Kim, and thanks for sharing the news. That's really cool! Hope you're having a great weekend! ~Sally

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  24. Whoa Kim! Congrats big time to you! Of course your home made #1, it's fabulous that's why! I did read the comments and while everyone is entitled to their opinion I was surprised by some of the comments. I feel Houzz picked your home because it resonates with a large audience. It IS 'homey' (when did that become a negative)?? that's why I love it so much. It feels like a real family lives there and it shows that it's a loved home. So just relish in the fun and celebrity and keep doing what you do best, PAINTing lol.

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  25. That's amazing! Well deserved!!

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  26. kim, you put a lot of work in making your home beautiful and also a lot of work in sharing it with all of us on your blog...you deserve this honor and i would brag too!

    congratulations!

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  27. Congratulations! We all enjoy seeing your updates to your lovely and "homey" home!

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  28. Congratulations!! You are not bragging! It is a wonderful accolade to share.
    :) Kelly

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  29. Way cool! Glad you shared, I think it's fantastic! Congrats!! :)

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  30. Kim,

    Oh my word that is awesome!!! And to be the Number One spot.... very, very cool news and definitely you should share it! I bet you did just about spit your coffee out! Congratulations. ~ Dori ~

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  31. This is wonderful, Kim! You should be proud. Keep sharing!

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  32. Way to Go Kim, So glad for you. I have been reading your blog for a few years, since before your grandbaby, and I love your style. You are my go-to when I want to change something. We live in NE Atl and I suppose I feel a kinship to your style. This is Great...NUMBER ONE!
    carol cottrell

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  33. Congratulations, Kimmie! This is just wonderful. Your home is so gorgeous and is one of my favorites and I'm so proud for you to be features on Houzz and #1 at that! :) Of all those tours, yours is my favorite - hands down! Oh, most famous one! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  34. congrats Kim! beautiful as ever... i can absolutely see why yours is #1. good for you!

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  35. YAY!

    That's GREAT news, and well deserved, Kim!

    Good job - what an honor!

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  36. Wow, congratulations.....you deserve it! You have such a beautiful home and I always enjoy seeing how you transform pieces :o)
    ~Des

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  37. Congratulations Kim! You were the number one favorite of the top ten!!! I have to say you are my favorite of those ten too. Really thrilled for you!

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  38. Congratulations Kim! I'm not at all surprised. Your home is gorgeous.

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  39. Congratulations!!, I am not surprised your blog is one of my daily must reads.

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  40. Wow Kim that is an incredible honor. Congratulations! Very well deserved.

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  41. Homey is perfection in my book. That is always my goal, to achieve a homey warm welcoming cocoon for my family, a sanctuary if you will, regardless of where we live. We are currently in the midst of packing up our 'home' in Cyprus and moving back to the USA!!! The housing in Cyprus is furnished, but what makes it our home are all our personal items. You can feel the change from homey environment to that of impersonal house as we look around right now. I look forward to moving into our new home, one that I think we will be in for quite some time. I look forward to putting our personal touch on the house and making it our sanctuary, our home.

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  42. Sweet... I don't think it's too "homey" at all. More like, welcoming.

    Blessings,
    margaret

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  43. It is not bragging between friends. It is celebrating. Well deserved and you ARE NUMBER ONE! I kept scrolling through the article and worried I had missed it until I realized you were NUMBER ONE!!! That is so awesome! Keep inspiring us all. XOXO! Rebecca @ www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  44. Congrats Kim - very well done. I'm proud of you - hard work & your creativity pays off!

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  45. Congratulations! You must be thrilled.

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  46. Congrats! That's so awesome!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  47. Kim - I saw it and realized it was you! Many, many congrats. I heart Houzz. Hugs, Holly
    http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/blog/

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  48. How exciting Kim! Congratulations! I am not shocked at all since your how is so beautiful!
    -Shelley

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  49. Woo Hoo! That is fantastic! Who can resist a "homey" Southern style like you have?! LOVE it! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  50. Woo Hoo! That is fantastic! Just goes to show that we all love a "homey" Southern style home! LOVE it! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  51. What a WONDERFUL surprise, so thrilled for you that your passion and hard work are being noticed!!

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  52. I am so excited for you Kim! I think I've told you before how much I love your home. As for homey, your right, that is a good thing. Your home makes one feel as if they could come right in and feel at home but it certainly isn't lacking elegance. DO brag! You deserve kudos for all the hard work you've done.
    Blessings to you,
    Patti

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  53. How exciting Kim!! Congratulations. Your home is gorgeous.

    Kathy

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  54. Oh Kim, it's so well deserve! Your home shows all the love...aka hard work, you and Mr. Savvy have put into it, it's beautiful! Congratulations!

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  55. Oh Kim, I am SOOOO proud of you! Yay! And it's not bragging at all. I'm really glad you shared it with us. I hate to say that I never saw the original Houzz article, but will be heading over there shortly. And don't give those negative comments another thought. Like you said, it is what it is. Some people were never taught "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." :) Congratulations!!

    Debbie

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  56. That is an amazing honor and congratulations to you, Kim.

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  57. Congratulations....and brag all you want you totally deserve it...your home is awesome....

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  58. #1 how amazing!! Congrats!!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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  59. I just read through all the comments on Houzz and I opted for the school of thought that my mama told me if I don't have something nice to say don't say nothing at all. I was rolling my eyes at some of the narrow minded comments. Your home is beautiful, period. You didn't build and decorate it for us, you created it as a warm inviting place for your family. Thanks for letting us in for a peek.

    OH, and the other 9 of the top 10, well those mostly weren't my taste, although fun to look at, so does that mean I should go critique them and leave a snotty comment? NOT!!

    Bliss

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  60. Absolutely wonderful! Now, whenever your husband rolls his eyes over a new idea, you can remind him about this. Your credibility has just skyrocketed with the Mister. Glad to hear Bailey wasn't forgotten!
    Cheers!,
    Barbara

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  61. You have a right to feel proud, Kim. Your home as beautiful and ye, very homey. xo Laura

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  62. Oh my goodness, Kim!!!! I am so delighted and happy for you. I went back and reread the original Houzz article!!!! This could not have happened to a nicer and better blogger and friend!!!! A big Kudos to you!!!!

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  63. Truly well deserved. You have worked hard and your home is the perfect reflection of what you love. Congrats!

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  64. Congratulations Kim! Felicitaciones!
    Of course you deserve it! Your home reflects so much love, work and dedication and we love it.
    You must be proud of your house and your blog!
    Besos! Silvina

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  65. YAY!!! You are number one because you DESERVE to be! Your home is warm and beautiful, and appeals to everyone!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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  66. Congrats Kim! It is very deserved. You have a lovely welcoming home.

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  67. You have every right to be proud of your handiwork. And I can see why it was chosen. What a lovely space and it does feel very homey, which is a very, very good thing.

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  68. Holey moley that is great!!! What a wonderful and well deserved honor. Too homey, my foot. What else is a home supposed to be if not homey? And if yours is number one then I would think that most people strive to make their homes homey. Major big congratulations to you!!

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  69. Congrats to you and your family! Your home is beautiful!
    Nancy

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  70. Congratulations!!! I am so so glad you shared! You have a gorgeous home and it's so exciting!!! ;) Jesse @ Scout & Nimble

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  71. Oh my goodness! I would have choked too! I just went over and looked at the round-up, what a fabulous surprise that must have been. Congrats, Kim!

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  72. How exciting, Congratulations!! Just checked out the other homes and truly do love yours the most. One of the reasons I love it is because it is so homey and cozy. Great job!!

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  73. Congratulations, Kim! Your house really is beautiful! I'm your newest follower. Plus, I love that cute puppy of yours!

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  74. I have probably clicked on your houzz tour 40 times looking throughout all the inspiration. I was very excited to see you hit #1. Blogger Power!! My Houzz tour is set to be out sometime in the next week. Fingers crossed.

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  75. Well deserved. I'm shocked that you're shocked! :)

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  76. Congratulations,Kim! You truly deserve to be proud-you have a wonderful talent for putting things together in a fabulous way. Too homey?? I guess that person prefers a home that's cold and unwelcoming. Well, to each his own, I guess, but I'll take yours!!

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  77. Kim, that is FANTASTIC! So happy for you - so well-deserved. And I'll take "homey" as a criticism of my house any day of the week. Mission accomplished. :-)

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  78. That's so great, Kim! Congratulations!

    Someone thought your house was too homey, huh? Crazy. I think a home is supposed to feel that way! And, yours is so welcoming and lovely. Boo to the nay-sayers! :)

    Happy Sunday!
    Julie

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  79. I took the "tour" and LOVED it!
    Beautiful job, Kim.
    I'd be strutting like a Peacock if that were my home. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  80. That's so funny that you spit your tea out. Did you really do that? It isn't a surprise to me. You really do have a gorgeous home! It is something you work hard on and it is very deserving that you have a lot of views. Congrats!
    Sherry

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  81. In my book, "homey" is GOOD! I congratulate you and Doug for creating such a warm home for you and your family. So glad to see you get the recognition you deserve!

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  82. CONGRATULATION, Kim....I am not one single bit surprised.:)
    xo

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  83. Hey Kim, so happy for you! You so deserve this! ;)

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  84. Congrats! You're # 1 in my book, too!

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  85. Kim,
    So happy and so proud for you!! This is a well-deserved honor! You must be over the moon right about now! Your followers are celebrating you!
    Happy Hugs-
    Jemma

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  86. Congrats Kim...it is no wonder that your home tour is number one!!!! So well deserved!!!....

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  87. Awesome. Your home is lovely and should be showcased. It doesn't surprise me one bit that your home received top honors.
    Sarah

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  88. Congrats on being selected as No. 1!! You deserve it!! Your home is relaxing and comfortable in a stylish way. Please keep inspiring us!!

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  89. I am not surprised and you are quite deserving! :)

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  90. Kim! How wonderful! Congratulations- You know with all you do to your house to make it a home it is like a full-time job, really. How great to have all your work and efforts realized and showcased. I am proud of you, girl! That is AWESOME! xo Diana

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  91. Oh, my goodness, Kim!!! No. 1 out of 1000 home tours! That is beyond belief. I know you must be stunned. Congratulations!

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  92. Congratulations again Kim. This is amazing and I'm so happy for you!

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  93. Congrats, Kim! Number 1 is fantastic and I am not surprised at all. Your home is beautiful and your thousands of followers agree.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  94. Congratulations! You have every right to brag! I love your home so much! It's gorgeous and homey beyond belief! May you and your family continue to enjoy it in good health, good times, laughter and love for many, many more years! Thank you for sharing your home with the world! You have made so many of us out there smile more than you know! Best wishes, Lourdes

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  95. Wow, Kim! that is all so great and so derserved! I used the link you provided to go see the original "article" on Houzz. I know I have seen pictures of individual rooms in your house but that was great to see a whole tour at once. Congratulations!

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  96. You go girl!!! You totally deserve it! Your home is gorgeous!

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  97. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so exciting! Your home is so beautiful!

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  98. Congratulations! I just love your home and style. Well-deserved!

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