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#51 heartlikealion

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:35 PM

This thread :laugh:

 

I don't know what's so special about rod iron stair rails. She got them in her home and thinks everyone should enjoy them.

 

The carpenter guy does good work.

 

When she says, "ok we have this much left... these are you choices. Do you want A, B, or C?" I think "None of the above! What a waste of money" half the time. I just feel like they spend too much money to do what they do. But maybe that's because on demo day I think of all the stuff they could have reused.

 

I can watch them or not watch them. I don't have cable.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:02 PM

This thread :laugh:

I don't know what's so special about rod iron stair rails. She got them in her home and thinks everyone should enjoy them.

The carpenter guy does good work.

When she says, "ok we have this much left... these are you choices. Do you want A, B, or C?" I think "None of the above! What a waste of money" half the time. I just feel like they spend too much money to do what they do. But maybe that's because on demo day I think of all the stuff they could have reused.

I can watch them or not watch them. I don't have cable.[/b]

That carpenter guy does do good work! He could have his own show!

With the choices: I do at least like that she offers them the choices. But also, yeah, some of the things they choose to do make no sense (financially) to me. One that I particularly remember was where they removed an entire fireplace and chimney. IIRC, they were reversing the floorplan somehow and making the kitchen where the living room had been or something like that. I just thought that was too much effort, not enough payoff.

But I also know something like that would not be for me; I could never buy a piece of garbage house and then give a designer the reins and have them spend $100k turning the house into their own vision. I'm too particular and could not give over control of something that matters to me so much. Plus, designers always do what looks pretty and not necessarily what makes the most sense to me. So they'll put some sort of awesome-looking textured brick behind the toilet and it looks good but all I can think about is how am I getting boy pee off those bricks. 😁

ETa: fix tag

Edited by Quill, 13 September 2017 - 03:04 PM.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:12 PM

That carpenter guy does do good work! He could have his own show!

 

 

http://www.wacotrib....583e00be8.htmlHe had one show that wasn't picked up as a series. They produced another pilot earlier this year.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:17 PM

I am pretty sure someone at co-op was wearing a shirt with his business logo lol. I wanted to say something, but I hadn't watched the show in a while. I had an issue with that link but found one. http://www.wideopenc...arp-diy-series/

 

Scroll down to the video -- Chip makes fun of Joanna saying shiplap all the time HA



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:20 PM

I do like Chip and Joanna, though I worry they are overdoing it with all of their side businesses. I also worry about their kids being included on the show, and I worry that they are so busy that their kids may be getting less attention.

 

But starting businesses has always been their thing, and they have a lot of ideas and now have a lot of money. Evidently Fixer Upper is the most popular HGTV series ever. So I don't begrudge them their success.

 

I think they are cute. But my daughter looks just like Joanna, so I'm biased. Joanna does roll her eyes at Chip, but to me she seems to appreciate his quirkiness and is not denigrating him. I think he would be hard to live with, and she loves him, so, to me, their dynamic works.

 

But I understand why others think they are over exposed.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:18 PM

I don't understand the interest in the "style." How it's any different than Pottery Barn, Reno Hardware or Crate and Barrell, I fail to see. Just movong furniture around the room, so to speak.

But what really gets me, is the people I know who used their hard-earned vacay time to go down to the Silos. ??? So many places in the world and things to do...like a local park😂, and they drive 11 hours to go there. To each our own. <shrug>
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:42 PM

We don't even have HGTV, and I am over Chip & JoJo - every place I go that has a screen is either CNN, FOXNews, or Fixer Upper. Does HGTV have more than 3 shows?

 

Chip irritates me. I can't imagine being a mother of 4, running my own business(es), and having to deal with a husband who has the maturity of a middle schooler. He does seem to be a good husband and father, but he really needs to grow up a little.

 

My mother and I watched the one which they made into their B&B. I loved, loved, loved that house, and they took all of the character and charm out of it. We both were really sad to see what they did to it. 

 



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:43 PM

I don't care what anyone says; I still love Ree (AKA Pioneer Woman).  Oldtimers here remember her fondly as a nice fellow homeschooler here on these boards.  And she wrote Black Heels to Tar Whatever and published it first HERE, a chapter at a time, to wild acclaim.

 

I don't love her Walmart stuff (just not my taste), but I love that she is doing the well-priced at Walmart thing even though she could easily do the snobby high priced thing.  And she clearly does like high priced stuff--has written passionately about her Kitchen Aid mixer (and given some away) and her ginormous and wildly expensive camera bag/purse (and given some away).  I love the way she photographs stages of her recipes.  I love her prose.  Her pictures of wild horses are breathtaking, and her pictures of cowboys are um nice. 

 

I have one or two of her cookbooks.  I've tried a couple of her recipes.  The chocolate chip cookies with the instant coffee in them I didn't love, but *as* *cookie* *dough* they are the best ever.  And her cinnamon ice cream with about a million egg yolks in it is quite literally the only ice cream I have ever made in my old Krups that came out as hard as ice cream from the store, and it tastes amazing.

 

I am not jealous of her.  I'm happy for her.  I'm sure that helps.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:53 PM

We don't have television so the only time I see them is in hotels!

 

I just wish I had her hair. So, so pretty.

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:51 PM

I've always felt the same way about the Pioneer Woman. Yuck, a million times over. Seemed like she was everywhere. I heard she even has a magazine?
I remember years ago a story about a blogger named Heather who wrote a good story on how the PW treated her and a group of visitors like crap. Classic. Yet still she gets plastered across the media.
Always a way to make a buck. Martha and Rachel Ray did the same.

 

 

I can't stand her!  I read her Heels to Farm Fields or whatever it was called when she was putting it on here and remember thinking "oh give me a break!"  over and and over.  And then her show came out.  I can't imagine feeding my kids like that on a regular basis.  It was like Paula Dean and her over butter on and in everything insanity.  I mean I get it, you can cook.  But everything I ever saw her cook seemed so heavy in fats and calories.  Yes home cooked, but it never seemed all that healthy and I can't imagine cooking that way day in and day out.  And saying it's okay because she's feeding "real cowboys/ real men" oh whatever.  And she is everywhere.  Even running on a tv in the BX kitchen section.

 

I will say I liked her photos.  She should have stuck to that.  


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:23 PM

I completely agree with you.  For the life of me I don't get the appeal of them.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:01 PM

I can't stand her! I read her Heels to Farm Fields or whatever it was called when she was putting it on here and remember thinking "oh give me a break!" over and and over. And then her show came out. I can't imagine feeding my kids like that on a regular basis. It was like Paula Dean and her over butter on and in everything insanity. I mean I get it, you can cook. But everything I ever saw her cook seemed so heavy in fats and calories. Yes home cooked, but it never seemed all that healthy and I can't imagine cooking that way day in and day out. And saying it's okay because she's feeding "real cowboys/ real men" oh whatever. And she is everywhere. Even running on a tv in the BX kitchen section.

I will say I liked her photos. She should have stuck to that.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:03 PM

:thumbup1:   I'm pretty sure I first googled the Duggars thanks to this board!  I really don't get the fan clubs for basically random normal people and am not a fan of reality TV.  Plus, no cable or satellite. 

 

I'd love to ditch cable/satellite . . . but not until dh has a dependable way to watch football games . . . . .if he makes a change to our set-up, it's ALWAYS in august.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:20 PM

I don't care what anyone says; I still love Ree (AKA Pioneer Woman). Oldtimers here remember her fondly as a nice fellow homeschooler here on these boards. And she wrote Black Heels to Tar Whatever and published it first HERE, a chapter at a time, to wild acclaim.

I don't love her Walmart stuff (just not my taste), but I love that she is doing the well-priced at Walmart thing even though she could easily do the snobby high priced thing. And she clearly does like high priced stuff--has written passionately about her Kitchen Aid mixer (and given some away) and her ginormous and wildly expensive camera bag/purse (and given some away). I love the way she photographs stages of her recipes. I love her prose. Her pictures of wild horses are breathtaking, and her pictures of cowboys are um nice.

I have one or two of her cookbooks. I've tried a couple of her recipes. The chocolate chip cookies with the instant coffee in them I didn't love, but *as* *cookie* *dough* they are the best ever. And her cinnamon ice cream with about a million egg yolks in it is quite literally the only ice cream I have ever made in my old Krups that came out as hard as ice cream from the store, and it tastes amazing.

I am not jealous of her. I'm happy for her. I'm sure that helps.


I love her, too. I wasn't around when she was on the boards, though.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:32 PM

I watched a season in the background during crafting sessions one summer. Their family looks a lot like mine since youngest is Korean, which is why I took notice of them in the first place. What they did looked very nice and seemed well done, but if you've seen one of their houses you've seen them all. They seemed like pleasant people, but I don't know why some people get so excited about them. Nice people making a house look nice...how nice...


Oh I misunderstood you. I thought you were saying THEIR youngest is Korean. As if she were the only one of their kids that is Korean.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:15 AM

I like their interaction but the ship lap...one trick pony.


I think the actually have two tricks. Knock out a wall between the kitchen and annadjoining room. THEN shiplap everything.

They lost me when he ate the roach.
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