Sunday, August 22, 2010

DESIGN STAR FINALE!!

TONIGHT!!!
10pm/7pm.  HGTV.  
Yes, i know its the same time as Mad Men and True Blood.  No, i don't care.  Mad Men and True Blood can be netflixed, tivoed, rented, hulued, live streamed or downloaded.  

The design Star Finale can't.  
(well, yes it can on hgtv.com, but a lot of the excitement will have been lost).

Yes i am shouting. out loud. as if the computer is hard of hearing.

i'll have an immediate post at 8:01 pm tonight, and a full recap tomorrow.  

No, I don't know why i'm still writing in such a big font. 

Oh!, and if you are in LA, join us at Agave, 1745 N. Vermont 90027, at 6pm. 

130 comments:

  1. Emily,

    I've been cheering for you since episode one. Your persona comes off as so approachable and kind. I truly hope that you win. I'll keep my fingers crossed this evening!

    xo

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  2. Can hardly wait and wish to be near to toast your win with you!
    Mari

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  3. 9:00 Central time can't get here soon enough!!!!!!

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  4. I watched the "Sneak Peek" on HGTV today. It was sneaky in the sense that it did not show anything except an audience (complete with Nina politely clapping) and you in a dress we haven't seen yet. Hurry up, real show!

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  5. Well, it's patently obvious that you won. Otherwise you would not be so excited. Congrats.

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  6. It seems weird to wish you good luck in something that has already happened, but GOOD LUCK! I'll rootin' for you, sugarpants.

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  7. You're winning. I'm convinced. I can't wait!

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  8. Wow I hope you win! You were my favorite from the beginning. I will definitely watch your show too as I love clothes and interior design - particularly vintage/eclectic.

    I recently read through all of your blog posts and found myself laughing out loud. You write how you talk and your personality is very relatable and funny.

    Please, I hope HGTV/judges were 'unanimous' in selecting you. If not, I will be quite disappointed.

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  9. I can't even stand it i'm so excited. I begged cable tv watching time off of some person I don't even really know very well in my ward so that I can see the finale tonight instead of waiting to see it online tomorrow. Luckily she has been watching the show and was going to watch it and wants you to win too, so it all worked out.

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  10. can't wait to see the finale. so bummed i can't make your finale party tonight (just emailed you) i know i am missing out on a good time. so excited for you and hope we get to hang soon!

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  11. Hey, Emily! I've been out of the country the past 10+ days and the first thing I did when I got home was to watch last Sunday's episode on the DVR. You did such a great job and I can not wait to see what happens tonight. I know it's already done and over but I still wish you the best of luck!!! xoxo, Ally

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  12. I'm sitting in my underwear with a big glass of chocolate milk, waiting for the finale...

    LET'S DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. I know you're already at your partay, so you won't see this until you're home, but I'm so excited for you and am anticipating that you are taking Michael DOWN! I'll drink tequila on my hand-me-down sofa in my lame-ass living room with a pool table covered with computer monitors and clean clothes piled on the blanket chest and dream of you redesigning it for me based on something in my closet. :)

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  14. Team Emily all the way!!!! Can't wait to see you take the win. :D

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  15. YAY! Go Emily!! I will have to wait for Hulu's rendition of the finale and I refuse to visit your blog until that happens... hellooo spoiler alert. I can totally see a show in your future....you are entertaining to watch (and read)! This is me rooting for you!! :)

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  16. Please tell us what you said that got muted out!!

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  17. You Go Emily. Watching now and hoping Michael steps in it. You are darling and win or loose you are the winner in my eyes.

    Waiting Waiting 36 more minutes.

    Chris

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  18. I don't have any access to a TV tonight, but GOOD LUCK!!!

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  19. CONGRATS!!!! I'm excited to see your show, love the concept!

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  20. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't WAIT to watch your show!!!!!

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  21. Kick AAAAAASSSSSS!!!! I knew you would pull it off!!! Congratulations girl. :) I'm so excited for you, and can't wait to watch your show. :)

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  22. Yay!!!! Congrats! Can't wait to watch your show Emily.

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  23. EMILY!!!! :) YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! Cannot wait to watch, girly! Congrats.

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  24. Woo Hoo I knew you would win.!!! So happy for you.

    Chris

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  25. I've spent the weekend reading your blog from its beginning. Fantasticness! Congratulations!

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  26. CONGRADULATIONS! I knew you were going to win from the first episode, and I can't wait to see your show. You're so relateable, likable, and your sense of style is amazing.

    Good luck, you worked hard for this! Enjoy it. :)

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  27. Congrats. We were totally rooting for you all summer long! Come to Michigan and do our living room, will you?

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  28. Yay! Your show is one I will watch for sure!

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  29. Wooooo hoooooo! Congratulations! I was rooting for you from the beginning. So excited to watch your new show. :-)

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  30. Emily I'm SO happy for you!

    Sincerely,

    Greg H.

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  31. yay!!! I knew you would win!!! :)

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  32. YAY! i was rooting for you! congratulations, i can't wait to watch the show!!

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  33. Yay!! I'm so excited for you :)

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  34. I CANT WAIT TO WATCH YOUR SHOW! HGTV REALLY NEEDS YOU. YOU ARE INCREDIBLE. CONGRATULATIONS!

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  35. I've been refreshing, waiting for your post, but I see from the comments that you won!!! I'm so excited. I've been rooting for you. I love your style and your personality too. Congratulations, Emily!!!

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  36. I am so excited for you! I wanted you to win. You are really good and I am going to love your new show! Congrats!

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  37. Congratulations! I knew you had to be the winner from the get go.

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  38. HOOOOORRRRRAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!!!

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  39. I'm commenting on my mom's account. I am 12 years old and i have been rooting for you since the beginning! Congratulations i can not wait till your show next Sunday !!! :)

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  40. I had a sneaking suspicion you were the winner! Congrats! I can't wait to see your show and feel like there is finally someone I can relate to on HGTV. You were a joy to watch this season {even through the terrible group design projects--you feel me, right?}.

    Congratulations, again, and enjoy!!!! : )

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  41. Hurrah Emily! You are GREAT and I am so glad you won! -- I will definitely be watching your new show. You bring something unique & new & fresh to HGTV. Yay!

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  42. It's four minutes ... you're three minutes late and the anticipation is killing me!!!!!!

    Sooooooooooooo excited to see Secrets from a Stylist!

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  43. Hurray! So happy you won! Can't wait to see your show!

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  44. Woo hoo! The apartment was lovely, you were adorable and very watchable - a star, my dear! Your special looks great!

    Shelly

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  45. Congratulations! Can't wait to watch your show!

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  46. Completely wonderful ... I knew you were going to win! So excited for you and can't wait to see the "prime-time special"!

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  47. Yippee!!! I'm so excited you won!!! Congrats!!!

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  48. Congratulations super talented and awesome lady! You deserve this 100% and I am looking forward to your show. Can't wait to hear the recap.

    Keep on keepin' on!
    xo

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  49. Awesome, I'm so glad to have a reason to watch some HGTV again!

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  50. Your space was polished and sophisticated. Michaels's (nice try) - amateurish. Congratulations on your incredible accomplishment. Best of luck with your own show. Well done! mm

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  51. Congratulations! It was a total slam dunk! I haven't watched HGTV in years, but I'll be watching now. You really did an amazing job and your television presence is fantastic. So excited for you!!!

    best-nelya

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  52. Have to say I was not a fan of Design Star this season. I think the production was awful and did not do the designers justice. HOWEVER, I am elated that you won!!! I have been browsing your blog all day and was so hoping you would win. Love, Love, Love your style and can not wait to see your show!!! Congrats.

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  53. EMILY!!!

    I CAN'T HELP BUT TO WRITE IN BIG FONTS BECAUSE I'M SOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!

    Congratulations, Emily. I have been your follower since the first challenge. Thought you were (and still are) original and cheerful. You have came a long way and you started to shine the last couple of episodes. Love ya! BF and I will definitely keep watching your show.

    Please keep your blog going. Don't stop writing because you are getting busier. Love ya love ya! ;)

    Karen

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  54. Congrats! Even my husband was cheering you on tonight as we watched. Can't wait for your show!

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  55. HOORAY!!!HOORAY!!! HAPPY DANCE 4 U!!!!!!!!

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  56. SO EXCITED FOR YOU! Can't wait for the BIG SHOW!!!

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  57. I cannot wait to see Secrets of a Stylist!!!!! Continue to dream big (even though you won) and bring it girl!! We are waiting for greatness and I know you can deliver!!!!! Congrats dear one and I am so happy you won!

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  58. Already set my DVR to tape your show - can't wait to watch! Great job tonight, and CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  59. Congratulations on being the next Design Star! I literally burst into tears when you won and my jaw dropped and I stared at the screen. My parents were laughing the living crap out of themselves to my reaction . . . god I am so happy. Had a really great and lucky day. Went on a family trip today and it was awesome, and the final topping was you winning. I loved your designs from the very start. You really are an awesome person! I'm so glad you won!!!!!!!!!*faints*

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  60. WOO TO THE HOO!!!! I am so over the moon excited for you! I can't wait to see your show!! You are crazy talented and definitely deserved to win.

    I've soooo loved your blog, therefore from a totally selfish standpoint I hope you continue to write it....but I'll still dig you either way ;)

    -Carolann

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  61. CONGRATULATIONS! I was rooting for you! You've been my favorite from the beginning! I can't wait to watch your show! :)

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  62. Brill result! Glad you won, you fit a niche audience that I think HGTV was missing out on, the crafty, real, young(er) crowd with a modicum of style but not necessarily a budget to match.

    Plus your vivaciousness makes it feel like I am watching one of my pals..can't wait to see the new showwwww!

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  63. I've been rooting for you since early in the season and got my husband on board tonight during the finale! Congratulations - can't wait to see the new show.

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  64. Emily! I'm sitting here crying! You've gone from my favorite blogger to my new favorite TV show (I'm sure of it!!). I'm so proud of you and so thrilled for what this means as your next step in life! A million congratulations to you!

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  65. Wish I could've been there. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! I knew you'd win:) Can't wait to see your new show. What an amazing new chapter!

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  66. Congratulations, Emily! I'm totally looking forward to your new show. Good hosting with good emphasis on technique, and it was smart to think of how you were going to put your personality into it (via the fast shots in shopping, etc).

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  67. Go, Emily!! What a beautiful design you had tonight. You really deserved the win and I will absolutely be watching your show.

    Congrats to you. You are a true talent.

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  68. CONGRATS!!!!! even though you've completely owned and stolen my show idea ;) you did fantastic! xoxo

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  69. Soooooooooo completely untterly thrilled that you won! I don't know what else to say! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mrs. O

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  70. Congrats!!! That is so freakin' awesome. It's killer to not have cable...I had to stalk the HGTV blog to find out. :)

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  71. Yay!!!! I was SO hoping you would win! And now I can't wait for your show!!!

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  72. Holy balls, lady! I'm SO stinkin' happy for you! So much so that I may have spilled a little celebratory cocktail and simply flipped the cushion. What can I say?? Yippie!

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  73. After I saw what you did with the glass house, I knew a {design} star was born! Enjoy the ride Emily!
    C O N G R A T S! Yes, I'm shouting in CAPS! ~Tracy

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  74. I knew. From the get go. And I'm delighted. Congratulations. - - HollyM

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  75. you are effin' awesome...can i say that?!? loved you on the show and cant wait to watch your new show. congrats on your new gig YAY

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  76. ..and aren't you a sneaky puss for not letting on that you'd won! I was wondering and wondering...:)

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  77. Yeah! I spilled my drink too...hurray Emily!!! a star is born.

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  78. Congratulations! It wasnt even close, dude. Woohoo!

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  79. um, fuck yeah! but we all saw that coming from a mile away. congrats!

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  80. so amazing!!!!!! I can't believe it happened again (project runway was here last season) Portland rocks and YOU rock!!!!! You SO deserved to win!!!!! I can't wait to watch your show every week!! (how many exclamation points can one girl use?)

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  81. I sat on the couch whispering "Emily! Emily!" in the seconds leading up the their decision and actually let out a little yelp when Vern said it too! Congrats!! You were my favorite from episode one and I'm so happy for you! Cheers!!

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  82. OMG YES! I was rooting for you from the beginning! congrats :D

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  83. YAY! I've been rooting for you since the first competition. You have an amazing sense of style and I'm sure the show's going to be great! Can't wait!

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  84. and I hope that Design Star pays more than your current job. It's funny 'cause I missed the first showing because I was watching my daughter compete to be the next Mary for Hamburger Mary in Portland.

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  85. CONGRATS!!!! I was hoping they would go for a new and unique show (yours), and not just more of the same (Michael's). SO GLAD you won - your work was superb and I can't wait to watch the new show. I think you have a lot to offer your viewers. Congrats again!

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  86. Do you get to pick your own music for the show? It sounds like every show has rather the same "DUN-DUN-DUHNN" chords going on whenever there's a moment for them. Eh? Better sound track? Like... Um.. How I Met Your Mother! They have pretty good music. I hope that you picked nice music. I hope that you could pick nice music.
    ...
    I'm happy!
    I'm excited!
    :D

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  87. You rocked it. Congrats in makin' pdx proud. Prepare for life to change.

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  88. Yaaaaaaaay!!!! You are going to be a breath of fresh air on HGTV!!! I can't wait to watch your show. You rocked the finale!! Love your style. Congrats!

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  89. I knew from the first show it would be you. Congratulations!

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  90. CONGRATULATIONS SO GLAD YOU WON.LIKED YOU FROM THE BEGINNING

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  91. So proud of you Emily. xo Sally from Galaxy diner days

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  92. Best outcome with Vern stating "the next Design Star is......Emily"..!!!!! Your room was by far the best and you know how to talk in front of a camera. You totally rocked it!

    I'm so happy for you and will tune in to see your new show.

    Congratulations Emily. :-))

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  93. Congrats!! I was rooting for you!! Can't wait to see your show!!

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  94. I have to be honest, I really loved both yours and Michaels presentations...it was a very tough call.

    Ultimately though, your room was by far the best and I am so glad you changed your mind from Dan to Tom...great decision.

    Huge congrats, will look forward to watching your show :o)

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  95. Congrats! I've been watching and I just found your blog! Your sunroom was the best all season and I LOVED IT!!!

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  96. Now there will a designer I can relate to with a show on TV! I picked you out at the beginning as my favey-fave...Can't wait to see the show! Congrats!

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  97. I had my suspicions when Rue came to photograph your place, and I knew for sure when I saw the photographer at Agave!
    Spectacular win last night, of COURSE you took it. The versatility you showed in the glass house to Tom's apartment was lovely, and everyone could see your range and ability. I'm still goggling over the pinstriped walls, too sexy. I just wished the Art Department (if there was one) had given you better hangers for Tom's suits, but that's just me...
    So glad for your success, looking forward to your series. I have hope for HGTV yet.
    And if anyone is wondering, Emily is really super sweet and genuine on top of being SO FREAKING TALENTED. Oh wait, everyone knew that already.

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  98. Go Emily, GO!!!!

    so excited for you, heaps of luck and best wishes. i bet you'll be brilliant! jxx

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  99. Yay Emily!!! I have been following your blog since a few weeks before Design Star, and have had such fun reading your recaps. Congratulations! I was rooting for you, even though I don't have cable and couldn't watch last night. I wikipedia'd the results first thing this morning...

    Now that you have a fantastic show, I may just have to order cable again! :)

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  100. Nice work Emily! I was hoping you would win, second to Dan- my friend:-) You're awesome. Your personal style personality is awesome. Love your concept and truly believe your show will present a different side to designing compared to whats been done in the past. Way to go..best to you for whatever may come. Cheers!

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  101. Okay, so CONGRATULATIONS are totally in order! Way to go Emily! I totally called this. I knew there was no way they'd pass you up with such style and a great idea for a show. You are so totally what HGTV needs right now. I feel like you're pulling all the cool things from the blog world and putting them front and center on TV for everyone to see. I LOVED the look of your show too, can't wait for next week! So excited for you, again, CONGRATS!

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  102. YAY!!! I'm so happy you won!!! Can't wait to see your show!!!

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  103. so happy for you!! Your show will be great, can't wait!

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  104. i didn't watch a second of the show (i don't have cable tv!), but found your blog during the season + fell in love with it and with your style. congrats! i can't wait to see more of your work!

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  105. Woo Hoo!!
    Congrats! So glad you won!

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  106. Congratulations on your new endeavor. It's sure to be an exciting one.

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  107. Wow! You are totally blowing up! Many congrats, you deserved it. Hope you can keep your personal blog, as I have enjoyed it so. Best wishes.

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  108. omigod, omigod, omigod

    I toe-dally screamed when u won luv u sooo much can't wait till sunday


    Sophia

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  109. All I can say is... OH MY HECK ;)

    I'm so thrilled you won and I can't wait to see the show!
    Kristin

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  110. What do you know? The best woman *DID* win!!! Congrats!

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  111. Yay! Can't wait to see the show!

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  112. Whoop! You won!Plus it seems you have more blog followers/readers. Rock it! Congrats!

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  113. Congratulations!!! I wanted you to win so badly! Loved your sunroom.....it was the best ever! Looking forward to your show.

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  114. AHHHHH!!! You WON!!! Your blog has already been a huge inspiration in my life. Can't wait to see what stylist magic you'll work on your show!! YAYAYAYAYAYAY! A HGTV show I care about!

    p.s. anyone catch that glimpse of Neener's face when Emily won? P-R-I-C-E-L-E-S-S.

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  115. When you won DS my teenage daughter and I hugged and screamed! We have been reading your blog for a while before design star and watched the show just to see you. My daughter loves your clothes and has started wearing blue all the time to be like you. We can't wait to watch your show!!!! Congratulations!!

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  116. Congrats! So freakin excited for you and to see your show. Whoo hooo. Any chance you want to film in San Francisco?? hehe. Can't wait to see all your amazing work!

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  117. Congrats.....I could tell you had mad style on the first episode. Will be watching your show! Julie

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  118. Way to go Emily! I have been trying to keep tabs all season long. It wasn't that long ago that we were little girls in a small town. Look at you now! Congrats and Happy early Birthday!
    Misty

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  119. See you Aug 29th, 10pm ET...can't wait!

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  120. would totally have come except i'm in MN... didn't read your blog until i had watched the episode tonight (no spoilers!) - congrats!!!

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