BOOM!

(Imagine me, cat-like, hanging from the ceiling by all four paws, my entire bloodstream filled with shots of espresso. Like, a demonic Garfield! Meowsies!)

Today is a hugely super dooperly enormous day here at the Blurbodoocery, one where everyone is running around slapping duct tape up here and over there, hoping that the energy emanating from our office doesn’t blow the doors off the house. Although that would kind of be cool as it would give the neighbors something to talk about other than the way that Armstrong woman is always standing on the porch in her pajamas screaming COCO!! as that little skunk runs around the yard barking at grass.

Note: We no longer refer to Coco as Coco. She is always addressed as COCO!!, with lips pursed and a bit of a growl in the throat. It is also the most frequently used word in the house.

I am so excited and thrilled and DEMONICALLY GARFIELDED to announce that I have signed an exclusive development deal with HGTV.

H to the G to the T to the V.

HGTV!

You can see me here! And here is the official press release.

I am joining the HGTV talent family, as they call it, and I could not be more over the moon. I’m all the way to Jupiter. The air is very thin and dry up here.

There are a lot of projects and ideas in my life that I’ve wanted to develop but haven’t had the resources to do so, and HGTV is the perfect partner to help me take this next step. I think what we’re planning to do is going to be fun and spectacular and a fantastic addition to what I already do over here. And yes, I’ll still be posting on my regular schedule here on this Internet Website Blog Thing. Y’all, I would never take Chuck away from you. Unless you started upholstering your couch in denim, and I’d be all, hmm….

I cannot wait to take you all along for this exhilarating ride! Meowsies!

Many thanks to Katie Granju for her stalwart support and role in the project development (you can find her on Twitter at @kgranju). I can’t gush enough about her vision and wisdom. Also, it’s great to know that I have someone in Knoxville who can buy me a bourbon.

Now, back to hanging from the ceiling!

  • Kristine

    They are SMART.

  • curlykew

    Wooohooo!!! So happy for all of you. What a great opportunity!

  • Alfriston

    Congratulations on your new venture. Can’t wait to see more.

  • lucidkim

    wow! that totally rocks! congrats

  • kellyfaboo

    Congratulations. And it is amusing to see how excited Coco got about it all. Even Chuck started dropping things he was so distracted!

  • eleanorstrousers

    How freakin’ cool! Congrats- glad your hard work paid off (even though I’m sure there’ll be more hard work ahead). Rock out!

  • laughingsquid

    Wow, that’s awesome news, congratulations!

  • sybann

    DAY-UM WOMAN! Dream job! Congrats with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

  • Anu

    Congratulations! You totally deserve it. Best wishes

  • umi

    I like the last line of the PR, “Armstrong lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Jon Armstrong, their two young daughters, and two dogs, Chuck and Coco.” No names for your daughters, but of course it names Chuck and Coco.

    Congrats!

  • rwmorey71

    Wow! That’s fantastic! I can’t wait to see you on TV. Maybe now my wife will become a fan. I’ve been telling her about your blog (and the photos of Chuck) but she doesn’t ever seem to “remember” to look at your site. Now we can watch you and TV and she can see how awesome you are.

  • LibraryDiva

    OH MY GOD CONGRATULATIONS!!! HGTV is my most favorite channel and now my most favorite blogger will be on it. Wow – talk about delurking in a BIG overexuberant way.

  • jodfoster

    Congrats Heather and all! This is very exciting and gives me a reason to watch HGTV. Sorry A&E’s Hoarders, there’s a new sheriff in town and her name is Heather B. (mother effin) Armstrong. BE TOLD.

  • jaced

    Inevitable. Go kill it. Congrats!

  • Esmter

    the best part of the press release are the comments – is someone at HGTV going to help you fix the tile in your one and only bathroom?

    ouch.

    congrats – no matter what your bathroom tile looks like!

  • CarleeC

    I am so freakin’ excited! I LOVE HGTV!

    Congratulations!!

  • ATXGirl

    OMG OMG I don’t have CABLE?!?!? How am I going to watch this??

    Congrats! But now I have to convince my husband that we need our cable back… squeal!

  • medwards

    YEA!!!! See what happens when you can’t keep your mouth shut and go on line to tell the world what you think! Good things!!! Congrats.

  • mamatabea

    I DID upholster a couch in denim, can you believe it? And it is GEORGEOUS!!

    Haha, well I can’t wait for more dooce, it’ll be awesome….

    congratulations!

  • wellije

    I wanna program my DVR right NOW!!!!!

  • Kittay Skeezah

    OH EM GEE Heatherrrrr! Congratulations! This is so awesome. I am obsessed with HGTV and now I have another reason to watch. Yey!

  • jodfoster

    I also have to wonder if HGTV.com had any idea what it meant for this to be announced to the world. Hope they have enough server monkeys today, ’cause we’re about to bring this mother down! @blurb ought to be happy he doesn’t have to manage their site today :)

  • Karla J

    So happy for you! Can’t wait to watch!

  • madgie

    I once told my husband that I wished we could only pay for the cable channels that we actually watch. We have no need for about 85% of our DirecTV lineup. The way I see it, I would be quite happy with only HGTV, Bravo, A&E (hello, Hoarders!), and maybe a pay-per-view deal with MTV especially now with the extreme awesomeness of Jersey Shore and Teen Mom (Maci, please dump him.).

    ANYWAY, this is squeal-worthy news! I love your style section and I have no doubt this will be a big success. Just let us know so I can set up my DVR!

  • Peg

    Wow. WOW. Congratsulations!

  • UtahMom

    Congratulations!

    2009 was very fine — here’s to 2010 and beyond!

    (Said in my best Buzz Lightyear impression)

    You are an inspiration to Moms everywhere.

  • devanshi_shah

    Congratulations! this is just great.. :)

  • AJS721

    In light of this news, I will have to quit my job to stay at home to watch HGTV all day. I will call it “research.” :) SO SO AWESOME. CONGRATS Heather! YAY ARMSTRONGS!!!!!!!!

  • KnoxvilleSweetie

    Yay! Congratulations! I work for HGTV and I’m glad to see you partnering with us! Welcome to the family!

  • Shelly

    Very Cool!! I love HGTV……can’t wait to see what you will be doing!!

  • MissCaron

    CONGRATS!!! :-)

  • Margot829

    Yay! Can’t wait to hear what the actual details turn out to be. I’m with AJS721, time to quit job as this will certainly be a time suck. Congrats!

  • HeckYes

    Oh my heck!!! That is so exciting, congratulations! You are truly a celebrity now.

    Just a heads up though, don’t go saying that you are more famous than Jesus. That doesn’t seem to go over well.

    YAY for you!!!

  • William

    Congratulations.

  • janeingrid

    Aw congrats heather! But now that you have a “real job”, what will the haters complain about now? Oh wait, I know, that you aren’t home taking care of your kids.THANKGODTHEUNIVERSECANGOON.

  • The Dalai Mama

    Awesome. Congrats to you. Can’t wait.

  • Parsing Nonsense

    Congratulations! As long as you say “Meowsies” at least once on national TV I think we’ll all be just fine.

  • heatherink

    I can’t wait to see what you’re creating! It needs to be something with crayons. Fo sho.

  • gribblette

    hot diggity!

  • SteffernieA

    WHAAAAT! I’m soooo excited! Congrats Heather!

    Please remember us here on the InterMcNet – don’t take away my mid-day mind break from work… ok, maybe it’s more than just mid-day.

    I can’t wait to watch you on HGTV! It’ll be right up there with The Bachelor, What Not To Wear and Real Housewives… lucky you!

  • Leball

    AWESOME!!! Congrats dooce! :)

  • Rena Gray

    Congratulations! How fab. I love HGTV.

  • gandhimom

    Congratulations and best of luck to you!(Will Maytag become a sponsor?)

  • allison

    How freaking exciting! Congratulations Heather!

  • Arielle Leipham

    BEST NEWS EVER!

  • Lynn from For Love or Funny

    This is incredibly exciting! Can’t wait to see what you have cooking!

  • emmajames

    Congratulations, Heather! You continue to shatter the bar, and I watch in awe as the pieces land somewhere past Jupiter. What an inspiration. And what an awesome, fun challenge this will be for you. I look forward to watching it all unfold.

  • charisadee

    Congrats and Yea! So excited about this!

  • Sadandbeautiful

    Wow wow wow and Meow!
    Congratulations, that is amazing news! Very happy for you…you deserve it.

  • Rebecca from Texas

    Heather! That is so totally crazy awesome! You deserve all the best – what a tremendous next step – I can’t wait to see what you do next.

    Much love from Texas!