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June 1, 2015

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Last week, I shared with you the Pugmires’ mind-blowing kitchen renovation they tackled all on their own, and mentioned I’d be sharing something else they’d been working on this week. Well, a couple months ago I mentioned that they should enter the CertainTeed exterior makeover contest. They have been working so hard on the inside of their house for the past three years, I expressed their exterior deserves a facelift to match the sweat equity they put into the interior.

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Preston is an extremely talented musician, and Corine is the sweetest, kindest kindergarten teacher. They’re such an amazing team in working on their home, raising their too-adorable-to-handle baby boy (with bright red hair, I die), and doing special things for everyone in their lives. They have helped us on so many projects in our own home, and they’re always doing the same for others. I really hope each of you have someone like them in your lives, because they make ours just so much better.

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They were so excited about entering the contest and just like every other project they tackle, they put their all into it. Preston WROTE A SONG for their entry and directed a full-fledged music video about their house starring their little family. I want you all to see their contest entry video, and not just so you’ll vote for them (though I really hope you do). I want you to see their video because it really is something special and catchy and a music video…about a house! As one of our other friends put it, “This is too good. Like, seriously, no company contest even deserves entries as awesome as this.”


And it’s true. Greta listens to the song on repeat all day, and we all have the entire thing memorized. You can watch it right here. I know you guys will enjoy it as much as we have, and if you do, give it a “love it” vote under the video. (There’s no liking a page required also, they’re currently in second place!)  Either way, it’s 96 seconds well spent.

What do you think?

  1. Gina says:

    Did they win in the end?

  2. Allison says:

    I have voted for the past couple days- their video is so creative! (BUT I have a beef with contests that rely on voting. The current leader has such a lame video, but they have convinced enough people to vote for them.) Here’s hoping the Pugmires take the lead!

    • Julia says:

      The good news is, ultimately, the judges will pick the winner from the top ten! So the Pugmires still have a really good shot. Fingers crossed and thanks for voting!

  3. Brittani Bleazard says:

    I love it when the winner deserves it! FINGERS CROSSED!

  4. Syl says:

    Absolutely love it, and voted twice (yesterday and today)…

    I do have a bone to pick with it though… It should come with a hilarity disclaimer! First time I watched it I was confused about the colour scheme… it reminded me of something… but what?!? I spewed my drink through my nose on “Neapolitan ice cream” LOL

    It was whisky… it hurt… LOL

    Anyone desperate to fence their yard to get a dog gets my vote ;-)

    Best of luck Pugmires, I’ll come back to vote tomorrow! :-)

  5. What a sweet family! I’ve voted for them. I hope they win that makeover! :)

  6. Daniel says:

    What a cute songs. I love it !!!!!!!!!

  7. Joanna says:

    What a cute song! Voted, I hope they win

  8. Evelina says:

    I can’t wait to watch their video after work! I’m sure it’s awesome :)

  9. Ali says:

    great video and adorable family!! hope they win!!

  10. Gabrielle says:

    Incredible video! Who could resist loving that?! Great share.

  11. Totally love it and voted for them!! I received an HGTV makeover in years past and a friend of mine just won a Lowes Makeover two weeks ago – This is such a great entry – they so deserve to win!!

  12. Alison G says:

    You are very lucky to have such good friends. I wish I could vote, but I don’t have Facebook. Adorable video, I hope they win. Good luck!

  13. BeccaS says:

    Love it!

  14. Darcy says:

    OOOMMGGG!!! That was soooo CUUTE!!!! LOVE LOVED IT!! Can you love it more than once (like each day?) I really want them to win this — that video deserves it!! They have a neopolitan house – – LOL!! Soo funny! That is one adorable family!!

  15. Kensley says:

    Suuuuch a cute video! I voted for it, and watched another and was really disappointed!! I hope they win! Keep us updated for sure!!

    • Julia says:

      I will for sure. The contest actually ends the 7th and they should know by June 15th. We’ll keep you posted!

  16. Lindsey says:

    Oh. My. God. That’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Definitely got my vote!!

  17. Tiffany says:

    Great catchy video, Baby Quincy steals the show! Good Luck to them.

    • Julia says:

      Haha yes! That Quincy is so incredibly on beat. Make sure you hit “love it” under the video so we can bump them up.

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