Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I'm back!

Hello!

I had a wonderful time in Savannah, Charleston, Wilmington and Jacksonville.
I took so many photos, and an entire video tape full of footage.

One of the unexpected highlights of the trip was when we came upon a billboard that read "2008 HGTV Green Home - Next Exit". Poor Mom didn't know about my intense fascination with the 2008 Green Home, but she quickly became fully aware. I'm not sure if it was the hyperventilating that gave it away, or the rate of speed at which words were flying out of my mouth, but I think it was pretty clear that this was a very special moment for me. :-)


I took several other photos of the property, and will share them here tomorrow. Til then, it's off to beddy-by for this one. It's late, and I can barely keep my eyes open. Zzzzzzzzzzz......................

34 comments:

The Brown family said...

First to comment! That never happens....can't wait to see your pics. I am sure they are amazing and inspiring as always.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Welcome Home! I can't wait to see all the photos and hear all about the wonderful times you had.

VICKI IN AZ said...

Great to have you back Layla, can't wait to see your photos~

Amber said...

How cool! Glad you had a great vacation, can't wait to see all your pics!

Nighty night!

The Sice Family said...

Hey, nice house! I've been meaning to say, I'm actually glad you didn't go on Design Star this year, because really, I think you're beyond it! Who needs all that cattiness? I think you should just work on having your own show, if you want to be on TV. You can do it! Wendy xx

Daryl said...

Aren't you the lucky duck? I am so jealous. Welcome back to blogville. You were missed!

xo,
D.

Kathi said...

Can't wait to see more! Hard to believe this home is only a year old? The shrubs are huge! Does anyone live there now? Looks like they need to do some yard work!

The Story Teller said...

can't wait to see those photos..^_^

Meghann said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see more :D

Wheezer said...

Can't wait to see!!!

BLC :o said...

Welcome back! Xoxo-BLC

Judy said...

Welcome back Layla! My hubby and I took a trip to Savannah and Charleston last year....love those places! I think I know where you were when you saw the HGTV green home sign, I believe we saw it on our way from Savannah to Charleston (?).

Can't wait to see the pics...

Judy (your "neighbor" in Montgomery)

Flax and Spindle said...

Get some needed rest, looking forward to your next post!

Juju said...

Ooo I can't wait to see your pics! I adore Savannah!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Ohhhh I cant wait till you share more!!!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I am SOOOOO jealous! I fell in love with last year's Green Home, and would love to have seen this!! Glad you had a great trip, can't wait to hear more about it! :)

HyggeNook said...

I'm sure I read on another blog that the winner of the house couldn't afford the property taxes that came with the house and so the show is buying it back so that the winner isn't saddled with a huge debt. Quite sad really.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I never saw the 2008 version, just this year's - I think this looks like a goldmine! Can't wait to see your pics - Welcome back!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

So excited to see!

Carol Ann said...

Savannah, I love Savannah!
One of my fav in the world, and I'm from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Sooooo looking forward to your pictures! Regards, CAM

oh,ps I received my "365 quotes to inspire" jar, thank you... I am enjoying it very much...anyone that has not purchased one...should do...real soon...if not today! ;)

E said...

Too cool! I can't wait to see the pictures of the Green House!!

duchess said...

Oooo. Carter didn't happen to be there did he??
Can't wait to see the pics.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Can't wait to see the photos. I was in Charleston last week too, dreaming of how awesome it would be to live there. Love & blessings from NC!

DANIELLE said...

LAYLA YOU WERE IN WILMINGTON, NC???? OMG, WHAT DID YOU DO HERE? DON'T YOU LOVE IT, IT IS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE. I HOPE IT MADE A WONDERFUL IMPRESSION ON YOU!
WELCOME BACK, I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE PICTURES!

Tricia said...

I *heart* the green home too! So glad you had a wonderful trip : )

its so very cheri said...

Glad you had a wonderful trip, can't wait to see everything.

Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

JoeinVegas said...

My goodness, makes me want to move east and get a cottage.

Leen said...

Glad that you are back. Don't you just love Wilmington? I hope you had a chance to visit downtown, it's so beautiful! We are between Wilmington and Jacksonville so you probably went right through my town :)

Sarah said...

How awesome to see it up close! I love the roof and the fabulous color!! Sounds like you had a great time!!

Blue Creek Home said...

Glad you're back. I missed your posts! I have never been to Savannah or Charlston, so, I can't wait to see all the photos and hear about your travel adventures.

Diana@DevineDesigns said...

I loved the 2008 Green House - it looked so charming on the video tours.

We will be going to Savannah/ Beaufort/Charleston at the end of October for the home tour season. I am looking forward to touring the Southern Living magazine house in Beaufort - they are giving away one of four houses - winner's choice. Tours run thru Oct.

Maybe we'll see the sign and get to stop by this house too!

patinamarie said...

You've been sorely missed! Welcome back! Can't wait to see the upcoming posts! I've only been to N/C once. Would love to tour that whole area now!

Thanks for the inspiration!

ps. check out my friend, Janice's, re-done scraproom using mostly repurposed findings. your half-note cottage posts inspired us.

http://patinamarie.blogspot.com

Farmgirl Paints said...

Wow! I probably would have wrecked the car too. How exciting. Can't wait to see the rest of your pics.

Jessica Morris said...

I was recently in Jacksonville for the first time ever - LOVE that city!!

I have been enjoying your blog and just wanted to say hi! :)