Greetings from gorgeous and sunny Winter Haven, Florida! I took this pic just around the corner form the 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin!
And here I am on site with the wonderful Dennis from Waller Group Construction. I am here to tell you: this 1920s lakeside bungalow is going to be a masterpiece – with your help, of course. For those of you who don’t know already, you can vote here up to 10 times per day to determine which fixtures and finishings should be used in this stunning remodel.
Photo: Orlando Sentinel. by Joe Burbank
I’ll be coming at you live and shooting some sneak peeks of the progress being made. I’ve also brought some friends with me, The Flamingo Family. Watch the Cabin Cam every day this week and let me know if you’ve seen us! You can either leave a comment here on the blog or hit me up on Twitter to tell me where you’ve spotted us! Also taking suggestions for names? What would you call these cuties?
Photo: Els YellowFields
And a word about our feathered, er, plastic friends: Did you know the first plastic pink flamingo was made in 1957 by sculptor Don Featherstone? While these pieces of colorful kitsch are known as a Florida staple, they actually originate from Leominster, Massachusetts! Don and his wife Nancy still live there today, surrounded by 57 pink beauties of their own. Even more interesting, the couple has been dressing alike for 30 years!
You learn something new everyday! And I’m learning all kinds of things here at Blog Cabin. See you (or you will see me) very soon!