6 Things Julia Wants You to Know

by hookedonhouses on August 8, 2009


1. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fawcett House is for sale. FLW’s beautiful Fawcett ranch house, which sits on 80 acres of farmland in the San Joaquin valley of California, is on the market for $2.395 million. It was designed in 1954 and has had only one owner. The photos on the listing site are amazing and include black and white historical pictures of the house. You can see them and get more information on the listing website. (Thanks to Cindy for this link!)


2. Not So Fast. My friend Ann Kroeker is a popular blogger (she’s been blogging so long that she’s the first person I ever knew to have one–she’s the one who told me what a blog was!). She’s also a published author, so I had to tell you about her newest book, Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families. Congrats, Ann! You can read more about her book on her blog or order a copy from Amazon.


3. Casting Call. Boy Wonder Productions asked if I could spread the word that they’re casting for the next season of DIY’s hit show “10 Grand in Your Hand.” They’re looking for people who live within 50 miles of New York City and are planning renovations on their homes within the late summer/early fall. Check out their website for more information about the show, or let me know if you’d like the contact info.


4. Being Watched. Thank you to WE magazine for naming me as one of their 100 Women Bloggers to Watch. There are a lot of great blogs on the list and I’m honored to be mentioned among them. You can see the full list here.


5. Julie & Julia. I went to see the movie Julie & Julia last night and really enjoyed it. No, it’s not perfect, but there’s so much joie de vivre in the film that you can’t help but leave the theater smiling. (If you missed my post about Julia Child’s house and kitchen, click here.)


6. Psst: Check out this book if you’re planning to build or remodel any time soon! It’s filled with helpful ideas and insider info.

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Ann Kroeker August 8, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Wow, thanks so much for sharing the Not So Fast book release news, Julia!

I had no idea I was the first to explain blogging to you, but I’m sure glad you dove in. Now *you’re* the expert–congratulations on being one of the 100 Women Bloggers to Watch!

I hope you and your readers have a wonderful, restful weekend.
.-= Ann Kroeker´s last blog ..Meet Henry! =-.

Lola G. August 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Thanks so much for the link to the Fawcett house. I’ve been a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright’s for many a year, and it’s always a treat to have a peek, particularly of the properties that are not as well known.

carson August 8, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Your recognition on the WE list is so well-deserved. I just love your blog – it’s a clearinghouse for all cool things about houses, and your link to the Fawcett house sale is a perfect example. You go, girl!
.-= carson´s last blog ..Friday Favorites ~ minus the favorite part =-.

Pam Kersting August 8, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Congratulations on making the Top 100 list! Very well deserved! I love your blog.
.-= Pam Kersting´s last blog ..Porch Rails. They’ve come a long way, baby. =-.

Annie August 8, 2009 at 8:23 pm

what a great blog, I don’t really understand that permalink thingy in the last blog, but it sounds good !!! I’ve put you on my reader so I can follow your posts, love that one about the “then and now” home for $175K, wish I could buy that one!!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now August 8, 2009 at 8:33 pm

I love this list. Julie&Julia is on my list to see now. It got great reviews in our paper. :)

CONGRATS on being named one of the 100 women bloggers to watch. That’s amazing! I can’t wait to check out that list.

Thanks for the tip on your friend’s new book. I’ve been on the lookout for books to review for the MOPS newsletter I edit (and design, and unfortunately have to write some of the articles for…my brain is running out of ideas). It looks like something that would be right up the alley for many of the moms in our group. :)

Have a great rest of your weekend!
.-= Amanda @ Serenity Now´s last blog ..Green Eyed… =-.

Üdo Ümami August 8, 2009 at 9:34 pm

awesome list lüv! xoxox <3 Üdo
.-= Üdo Ümami´s last blog ..Jenny’s not sick… she’s a dancer! =-.

Suzann August 8, 2009 at 11:19 pm

Congrats on the awesome mention in WE. Terrific post – lots to check out!
.-= Suzann´s last blog ..Quote for the Day =-.

Susie Harris August 8, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Thanks for keeping us in the know…congrats on being in the top 100! You sweet thing thing you~

Sarah August 9, 2009 at 9:52 am

I love the FLW house! Congratulations on being listed in the WE Mag. I am loving your blog!!
.-= Sarah´s last blog ..important things…. =-.

Sandy August 9, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Long time reader, first time poster here!
Congrats on the recognition you received! It’s well-deserved, for sure!
I absolutely ?LOVE? this site and find myself drooling and dreaming daily over the pages! I’m especially addicted to older and movie homes!
I know that you probably get a ton of requests, but I hope that perhaps you could dig up pictures of some of my favorite movie homes – when you get the time, of course! I’ve looked, but to no avail!
My favorites are:
1. The home in “Burnt Offerings” – a 70’s thriller that I still freak out over.
2. The home in “House” – goofy 80’s horror.
3. Noah’s hand-built home in “The Notebook” – why can’t we all be as lucky as Allie?
I also wanted to mention one of my FAVORITE sites for finding homes! It’s called OldHouses.com and they have tons of old houses to fall in love with… all for sale! Someday!

greenie August 9, 2009 at 3:37 pm

My mouth literally dropped when I saw the Frank Lloyd Wright house. What a SPECTACULAR property! Thank you for the listing link–the interior and exterior pictures are amazing. LOVE LOVE LOVE that house!

Jackie Whitley August 9, 2009 at 5:34 pm

That’s a great price on the FLW with acreage. Too bad dh won’t let me live in California.

It is sad it can’t stay in the family.

Debbykay August 9, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Congrats on your recognition in WE! Great job!

Can’t wait to see Julie and Julia. Thanks for the tips.

Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm
.-= Debbykay´s last blog ..The Fabulous French Straw Hat =-.

Cindy August 9, 2009 at 11:59 pm

A great big congratulations on being in the Top 100. You do deserve it because your blog is always so interesting. I love it.

Kristin August 10, 2009 at 9:00 am

Congrats Julia, you do have a fab blog. You absolutely should be in the top 100.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions August 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Congratulations, Julia, on making the Top Blog list! With all the blogs out and about now, that is quite a feat!

Nikki August 10, 2009 at 9:09 pm

The Not So Fast book sounds great! Congrats on being in WE magazine, woohoo!
.-= Nikki´s last blog ..Get ready, you’re invited! =-.

Candy @ SoBella Creations August 10, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Congrats on being mentioned as a top blog to watch. We your readers could have told them what a fabulous blog you have.

The Not So Fast book sounds great. I will have to check it out.
.-= Candy @ SoBella Creations´s last blog ..Daisy Scouts =-.

Shannon August 11, 2009 at 11:53 am

Congratulations!!! I am so happy that your blog is doing so well. Usually, when I see lists of popular blogs, I always wonder what makes them so popular. But not with your site. Hooked on Houses is fabulous!!!

P.S. My husband loves the FLW house. I have to admit there is definitely something in that modern style that appeals to me too!!
.-= Shannon´s last blog ..Odds and Ends =-.

Adrienne @ Susan Palmer Designs August 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Maybe it’s just me, but $ 2.395 million seems nowhere near enough for this FLW house! I mean I know there is a recession going on … :) *sigh* if only I had the money!
.-= Adrienne @ Susan Palmer Designs´s last blog ..IKEA: the least sustainable retailer on the planet? =-.

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