a few weeks ago i headed back to st. simons island to finally get to see the HGTV dream home in person. every year HGTV gives away a massive prize, a fully decorated home along with a nice chunk of money, and a car. the grand-prize package is valued at over $1.7 million! (you can still enter everyday to win until feb 17th right here!) on the episode that aired this year, i was the travel host showing the audience what there is to do on the island if they won the house. it was a totally new experience for me, one that pushed me out of my comfort zone, but in the best way.

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this recent trip was all about capturing content at the house and on the island. there was a big group of other bloggers there and i was available to give social media tips to everyone.

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the first night we had a special welcome dinner with everyone in a wine cellar so everyone could get to know each other. it’s always fun meeting other bloggers that do what you do but with a different spin. there’s always a lot to chat about. here are a couple of posts from the other girls who attended eat good 4 life, reluctant entertainer, dine and dish, dessert first girl and a farmgirl’s dabbles.

theeeen we got to see the HGTV dream home in the morning!

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i loved hanging with brian patrick flynn, the designer of the house. he’s so funny and charming, and has great taste! you can tell he put an incredible amount of effort into making this a desirable space to live in.

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i loved the outdoor space and the open living room with those gorgeous wood ceilings. i also was really into the bold wallpaper choices, the beautiful tiling, and the well curated art pieces throughout the home. the space really is so cool. you can watch the episode over here if you’re interested and don’t forget to enter. you never know, you might just WIN!

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(this post was created in partnership with HGTV)

No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the U.S., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends at 5 p.m. ET on 2/17/17. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. For full official rules, visit HGTV.comHGTVDreamHome or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “HGTV Dream Home Giveaway”- RR, P.O. Box 52915, Knoxville, TN 37950. Main Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a Home and Garden Television.



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    Sophie says:

    I love the tile in the bathroom.

    Samantha Lee says:

    LOVE the exposed wood in the house and all of the colorful patterns! <3

    Diane Arthus says:

    I love the house. Looks so peacefull. An oasis in the island.

    Victoria Rydberg says:

    I love the interior design of the house. My favorite is the family room. So inviting and relaxing. Beautiful home inside and out.

    Love the kitchen master bedroom and the pool and garage area its beautiful

    Antesia says:

    I love this house I’ve been entering a lot but I love HGTV regardless

    Sharon West says:

    It would be a Miracle to live in a house like that Amen Praise Jesus…….

    Fernando says:

    Fernando says I’ve been entering every day I love the house it makes you feel like home but very stylish and the backyard is just beautiful I like the way they put the house together and the decorations and I love HGTV regardless if I went or not

    Dennice Ervin says:

    The backyard is beautiful. I like how you can lay n bed and look out over the it and you can sit out backyard by the water n relax.

    Marlene says:

    This home is truly a dream home, every inch of space was used perfectly. I love HGTV it’s the only station We watch. Goodluck to all but I so want this home for my family too.

    Lisa morin says:

    I love HGTV🎇

    cindy a mcknight says:

    Breath taking, this would be a miracle for my son’s and I.

    Traci Williams says:

    This house is my dream home, minus the deer with antlers . I love the design and beautiful island. I used to visit family there..

    Ada Silvia says:

    I’m so excited about this property I manage to check in while on vacation in Tulum with very sketchy WiFi . This truly is a dream house. Good job!

    Rita Baca says:

    A dream home… I would love to have a dream home. I constantly enter for a chance to win. I love the design the furnishings it looks so cozy.

    Janice Uselton says:

    It would be wonderful to win at my age and be able to have a home again since living on SS is hard. I love the area,love that it’s in the south, and love, love, love the design! Taking something old and run down, turning it into a beautiful home is as art. HGTV rocks!

    Valry Turner says:

    Hello guys. I have being entering to win a home from HGTV or DIY…every year ..I never win. But this year I hope that I will archive this home by winning. I love this home it will make my dream come through, it’s a beautiful peaceful looking home..thanks for this opportunity and I wished me luck..

    Vicki says:

    Just simply beautiful inside and out

    Nikki says:

    Loved watching your trip on insta stories a while back!


    Delores Orr says:

    I love everything about this home. My question is: when a family wins the home and plan to make it the their actual residence, are there neighborhoods, schools, etc, for a family or is this just a vacation resort? Thank you, Delores Orr.

    johnette tchelidze says:

    Soft blue.warm feeling..cosy..beautiful…

    Carrington Pertalion says:

    So love the colors and location of this home! We could sail our little vintage sailboat right up to the front door. A very special peace filled space to treasure

    Joyce Griffith says:

    Ive been to St Simon before such a relaxing place to walk down the beaches. Didnt want to go home.

    Doris Bronson says:

    I love everything about it .The home is omg beautiful,inside and out and all about.Truely my dream home !!!!!

    Looks like a lovely place to write my next novel.

    Wendy says:

    Beautiful I would love to live here with my husband. We would be so happy. We need happiness in our life.

    My husband is a us army veteran of twentytwo years we always wanted to have a new home ,This home would be a perfect place to live.

    Maryann Simpson says:

    It is such a beautiful home and surroundings. Seems very peaceful and serene. Can hardly wait for the drawing……Pick me please!! 😊

    Starr says:

    This home is so remarkable inside and out and when I saw shiplap😍. My family and I were thinking of relocating and after research of the culture of the little Islands we would love ❤ St. Simmons! Best wishes on the winner and much thanks to the designers and all who made this home splendid.

    Starr says:

    *St. Simons* darn autocorrect😑😑😑😑

    love it on my bucket list to win.

    everything is gorgeous! what is the name of the delicious looking shrimp, potatoes, corn, etc. dish in the post?

    Kathleen Ricci says:

    I love the beauty and style of the home.The southern coast line is so beautiful and serene. I hope that the family or person who wins this home loves it .I is a beautiful home.Best wishes to all.

    Zenith says:

    Thank you HDTV for building this dream home. My munchkin and I would be totally blessed if we won. Love everything about this home and St. Simons island looks amazing.

    Debra Lynn Radford-Boehmer says:

    I Love everything about this home…
    I’m my mother’s caretaker and this is plenty of space for my husbsnd to join me and mom for us to all live together…and there’s room enough for our home furnishings too

    This house is amazing! The designers really did a great job with it inside and out! If I had an opportunity to live in a space like this it would be like living in heaven while on earth, and I would be forever grateful. Thank you for giving ordinary people such as myself a chance to live in such an amazing home! If I win this home, it would REALLY be a dream come true!

    Sofia says:

    Spectacular Dream House 2017. It is oír Dream as a
    maride couple after we hace retires from Teachers and Military.

    Thank you! All for sharing this beatifull reality.
    I Hope to be able to great you soon.

    rochelle smith says:

    so beuitful

    Janet Leyden says:

    who won the house?

    designlovefest says:

    the sweepstakes is run through HGTV – you can read all the details here: http://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-dream-home/sweepstakes/rules !

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