I Owe You One

Apartment Therapy The Homies AwardsJust wanted to take a moment to thank those of you who nominated Hooked on Houses and voted for it over at Apartment Therapy’s Homies competition for Best Home Design & Inspiration Blog. I know I don’t stand a chance against all those fabulous blogs with hundreds of votes ahead of mine, but it warms my heart that you guys cared enough just to get me on the list with them. You’re the best.

Voting ends Friday, so head over there soon if you want to cast a vote for your favorite blog (it’s okay if it isn’t mine–there are lots of great ones on the list!).


I’m about to launch a weekly newsletter, so I’m looking for a few guinea pigs readers who are willing to subscribe to it. I’m still trying to figure out how it all works so you’d be my beta testers while I work out the kinks.

My plan is to cover the “house highlights” from each week so you never miss anything. Don’t worry, if you hate it you can unsubscribe at any time and my feelings won’t be (too) hurt. Ha. All I need is your email address below, and after you click to confirm that you really, truly want my newsletters, you’ll get the first issue soon.

I truly appreciate all of you who stop by each week, leave comments, send me hot tips about great houses, and chat with me on Facebook. You guys are the best!

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  1. Sarah says

    I voted for you! And just as I was signing up for the site so I could do said voting, you got 5 more votes! So – yay you!

  2. Cheryl in Wisconsin says

    I am new here but it didn’t take me any time to be convinced to give you the vote in this category. Easy decision.

  3. 65andcounting says

    Love the idea of the contest and some incredible entrants, but the name, The Homies, really? I thought it was a joke at first. Of all the names I could think of for this award, that would not be one of them. :-)

    Nonetheless, good luck. I didn’t vote, only because I am loathe to register to do something like that, but I still plan to get my daily dose of HOH, if that’s okay!

    • says

      Yeah, the name is a little silly, isn’t it? Ha. No problem if you don’t want to register to vote or if some of you vote for other blogs. I’m just happy you’re reading mine! :-)

  4. nannecutler@aol.com says

    subscribed & voted!! congrats, you certainly deserved the nomination, and, good luck…in my humble opinion, hoh IS the best home design blog, it certainly is the most reader friendly! i look forward to visiting here everyday

  5. says

    Just voted for you!! Yours is the one blog I read consistently in my time crunched world. And I THOUGHT I signed up for your newsletter the other day, but I could be remembering wrong in my old age…

    • says

      Thanks, Kelly! I’m glad I’m not the only one who sometimes thinks she does things but then isn’t sure if I just THOUGHT about doing something or if I actually did it. Ha.

  6. martha says

    registered and voted….for Hooked on Houses of course ! Always enjoy your blog!

  7. Jackie says

    Hi Julia!
    Just wanted to drop a note and let you know how much I enjoy your site. It’s a little ray of sunshine in my day- always fun, light, and enjoyable. I have 2 young kids, and at the end of the day when I finally sit down to breathe, your site is always a feel-good visit. Thank you!!!