Saturday, January 10, 2009

must-see Sunday

Hey folks, we made it to El Dorado and are already in the throes of wedding-planning-crunch-time, but I wanted to take a sec to mention something that I have been meaning to post about for some time.

Back in October, my mom was invited to participate in a little television program called Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Some of you may have heard of it, and for the rest of who have been living under a rock, it is a home renovation show hosted by Ty Pennington of Trading Spaces fame, where a deserving family is chosen to have their home completely leveled, only to be rebuilt at nothing less than four times its original scale, fitted with the latest and greatest in home electronics, appliances, and related gadgets, and designed and decorated with all the bells and whistles.

A family from Peoria had been chosen for a show being taped in October, and my mom was discovered by a producer who asked her to select a team of artists to provide some of the aformentioned bells and whistles in the form of artwork for a little girl's bedroom. Without giving too much away, I will just say that her team painted murals and furniture for the girl (named Rebekah, I think), which should be featured on the show when it airs.

And the reason I am compelled to mention it now is that it airs tomorrow night, at 8/7c on ABC, and I would love for everyone to watch it. I don't watch it regularly myself, but obviously I will watch it this week considering that it's featuring my home town, and yeah, the fact that my mom might appear on national television. It's a pretty cool concept, and it's even cooler that my mom got to contribute. Even is she doesn't make the cut, her artwork should, and that's just plain awesome if ya ask me.

So that's it, tomorrow night, watch it if you can't, and if you can't, just set your Tivo and watch it later. Thanks!


Amy said...

You are the most thoughtful daughter. Thanks for the mention. I Emailed the designer last night to congratulate him on a job well done and at midnight he Emailed me back!!! The people involved in the show are REALLY as nice as they seem and really do care. We have been brainwashed to think there is so much bad in the world but honestly, look around! It's been a great surprise.
Happy Wedding!!!
Granny B

Chatter said...

Well of course, I missed the show. Maybe they have it online. Sorry I missed it Amy. I think that is awesome that you were a part of such an awesome experience. And thank you for reminding us of how there really are honest, good people out there. It seems the older I get and the more experiences I have, my fantasy of "good" people disappears. Congrats on being on the show. That's so cool!