• Amy Carter

    We love Emily! We loved her on Design Star and went to the finale viewing party and she won! And then we applied to be on her own show and got it and OMG we are so lucky. She did our living room and dining area and it’s awesome.

  • http://www.chookooloonks.com/ Karen Walrond

    I know a few Episcopal priests. I’ll see if they can get on that whole get-you-a-planet thing.

    Because I’m a GOOD FRIEND.

  • Heather Armstrong

    Okay, so I know of ONE Episcopal congregation I would join.

  • http://www.carladelauder.com Carla DeLauder

    Everyone’s “styling” these days ends up looking like everyone else’s. It’s not that tricky.

    Stack of books (the spines MUST match and be perfectly aligned, except for the top one; angle slightly as if it was just picked up and read); a large metal letter, for your first name if you’re single or your last name if you’re married and share the same name (skip the letter if your last name is hyphenated and display a wedding photo instead, the one with you and your beloved on an antique velvet couch in the middle of a forest); a jade plant for good luck and to encourage wealth (it’s going to die, so don’t bother repotting, but do put it inside something pretty, preferably with a chevron design); a glass jar with mustaches on sticks (blame Etsy for this trend); and an exotic wood jewelry box from Pier One (because no one ever travels to these countries where they’re made, so just pretend you did).

  • lindsay

    I went to high school with Emily, and she was the roommate of a dear friend in college. She’s had the gift since day one. I love that you two have a connection. The raw talent that must collide with both of you in one room??? Jelly. You are both rockstars!

  • Chryste K.

    So my daily dose of dooce got me thinking about the mess I call my “home”. To style, or not to style?

    Well, I suppose I could give it a bash. HA. HA HA HA. I DON’T [OWN] MONEY. Everything is so expensive and all. Can’t anyone write a book about how to “style” your home on a -cough- budget? Now THAT would be a bestseller. Truth.

  • Emilyenchantinglyemily

    You are hilarious and I love reading your posts. I want to take this style quiz, so I’m going to have to look this Emily person up.
    I want my own planet. Where do I sign up? ;)

  • Lauren3

    HAHA alright so you clearly said “don’t get me started,” but omg those HGTV posts really brought out the nutters. So many wadded panties over some fucking blog posts, it was so weeeeeeird.

  • Jana Griffis

    I can’t help but stay focused on the religion part of this post because it’s so true. Seriously, the “church” in general, no matter the subject/god/belief, churns out more atheists than atheists themselves do from their own vaginas. My husband & I “left the church” and then “god” together several years ago & i’m still in the stage where I have to resist the urge to laugh at my mother as she tells me that “God” will help me lose weight. GOD MADE ME FAT, MOM! duh.

  • Jana Griffis

    Also, the person below me has a lot of pent up frustration towards the tops of dressers & shelves. Go home Carla. Drink some wine.

  • REK981

    Puberty really is fucked up (said from the Mom of another tween girl).

  • Erin Gill

    That’s a really good idea! Someone should do that. (Not me, I suck.)

  • Erin Gill

    Yeah, but they might give you Uranus…

  • Erin Gill

    “You don’t have to have kids to be a family. You don’t even have to be married. “Family” encompasses so many varying relationships and shapes and arrangements that it’s insulting to reduce it to “two people deciding to have children together.”


  • Ele

    I think Carla is very smart.

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    Also, the person below me has a lot of pent up frustration towards the tops of dressers & shelves.

  • Joy

    I follow Emily on Instagram (love her style and humor) and had no idea she was on Design Star. I have a love/hate relationship with HGTV. Sorry I missed that season.