Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Well, Looky Who Is HOUSE PROUD!

Nope!  NOT ME!

A few weeks ago I signed up for 

I seldom sign up for them but this
one involved a book...and you
KNOW how much I LOVE books.

Whooo Hooooo!
I won!
I won a book about Louisiana homes.
When I opened the book I saw that not only
had Valorie Hart signed it but so had
Ron & Jeff
-although I think Ron might have forged Jeff's name-
just a thought

So-Whose house is it you want to know?
Well, it is my friend, Ron,
over at
(Now I wonder when he chose that name if 
he realized that an ACORN is actually 
a NUT of some kind)

I think he is just a TAD SCARED about
what I might say.
Don't you worry your sweet little head
I will cross out all the bad parts, Ron,
I promise!

He, and his partner, Jeff,
have this wonderful, warm home
in New Orleans, y'all!
Come inside for a peek!
Do you love it?
Wait till you see the kitchen!
I think there have been 
served at that bar.
Just a wild hunch on my part.
Those lemons are just for garnishing
some kind of drink...I know it!
Let's just say, if Ron isn't shopping, 
or vacationing or teaching,
he's having a cocktail!.

Do you love it?
How about this?
If you love oyster shells and 
New Orleans and just plain old
good taste in everything,
you will love Ron.

Here's what their house looks like
all decked out for Fall.
facade 6
Now, I didn't show you 
ALL the pictures because 
I want you to visit
 his blog to see them for yourself.
If you get a chance pop over to 
and say
He'll know what that means!
your photo name


Anonymous said...

They have a beautiful, warm and inviting home. Looks like a great book...enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fabulous book! He has a great blog.

Junkchiccottage said...

Congrats on winning the book. Wooo Hoooo how fun.

Susie said...

I have visited Ron's site many times. They do have great taste. I am loving the egret picture and striped rug. Diana, lucky you girl, winning that nice book . xoxo,Susie

bj said...

How fun to win such a cool book...
I'm going over to visit Ron...and I'll be SURE to say BOO...:)

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Beautiful home...lucky you to win the book :)

Anonymous said...

their home is beautiful, I love the painting of the heron and the oyster shell, amazing!The color in that painting is brilliant!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Lovely home but you are too funny/ the only thing I'll remember about this post is the acorn is a nut ha ha ha

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Congrats on your win!!!

Nellie said...

Well, congratulations on winning that book, Diana! Wow! What a kitchen! I could quickly feel right at home there! xo Nellie said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats on winning that amazing book! And, thanks for sharing those amazing pictures from it! Looks like a wonderful house! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Gorgeous book...lucky you! They have a beautiful home! Hugs, Penny

Debbiedoos said...

Awesome Congrats!

Chatty Crone said...

What a beautiful home he has and a wonderful book you won!

Beth said...

What a wonderful book. His home is beautiful!

Ron said...

Thanks to you Diana and all of your readers for the nice comments. I am so happy you are enjoying House Proud.
Two admissions:
1. Yes! I did forge J's signature
2. Some call me the "Downtown Nut"!

Ruth Kelly said...

Congrats on winning. The kitchen looks nice but I am not thrilled with white cupboards.

RURAL said...

Congrats on winning what looks like a stunning book. They have exquisite taste, I'm in love with those interiors.


Patty Antle said...

Lucky woman - what a wonderful book! I love their home - thanks for sharing the pages. I'm not familiar with them so I need to check them out!

G Dazeez said...

Congratulations on winning! Love, love their home! I fell in love with the striped lamp shades in the dining room, daring and yet cozy! I'm hopping on over to Ron's blog, sitting down with some peanuts (gotta have a nut right?) and taking a peek! Boo back to you Diana!

Dewena said...

I love getting introduced to a new book and a blog that is new to me. And I love cool New Orleans style!

Congrats on winning the book, Diana and thank you for sharing it with us.

And I hope your readers keep those prayers coming for Tammy at Peanut on the Table. A post from her today says she actually feels a little bit better!

Simply LKJ said...

Congrats on winning. Their home is gorgeous!!! Just adore Ron.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Congratulations Diana on winning the book. It looks terrific and Ron's home is stunning.
Have a great week.

Attic Clutter said...

HI Diana
SO glad you won a neat book and your friends place is in it !!
Hope your day is a great one (:) hugs..Patty

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Hey Lady, thought I would make the time to stop by today... have really missed being in touch with all my favorite bloggers! Now I am off to Ron's & going to add BJ to the list too....
Have a wonderful week,

Musings from Kim K. said...

What an amazing home. All those pictures were amazing but then I saw the Halloween lights and I was completely smitten with them.

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Love it and the house. Will pop by and tell them you sent me.. LOVE a good ol house from NAWLENS !! LOL HUGS

Preppy Empty Nester said...

I'm on my way over right now!

Melanie said...

I love, love, love that kitchen! Love everything that I saw and must visit his blog! Congrats on winning the book! I am sure that you will enjoy that book a lot!

SImple and Serene Living said...

Yum!!! Lucky you. Can't wait to go over and see more. xo Laura

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I would have liked that book

NanaNor's said...

Hi Diana, I can hardly believe that you are friends with Ron(does this make you famous?)-oh how I love his home. It is spectacular and he could certainly teach me a lot about home decor. What a wonderful book-you lucky duck you!
Hugs today.

Pam Kessler said...

Do you mean there is a blog out there that I HAVEN'T visited yet? Running over there right now. They'd better have a gin fizz waiting for me.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Lucky you on that win! He does a wonderful job decorating and their home is a gem! I'm going to have to break down and buy one.

Kelly said...

That looks like a great book. Congrats on winning it! I do love Ron's style. His home looks like it belongs in that book!

Michele said...

Their house is amazing.

You are so funny, Diana! You always make me laugh, I love visiting your blog.

Sorry I have been absent - I am trying to catch up on back reading.

Huge hugs. ♥

This N That said...

So glad you crossed out the bad parts..Love their home..gonna go visit..

Gypsy Heart said...

You're so lucky!!!

Ron & Jeff have an incredibly gorgeous home. I love their travels, holiday decor and of course, the cocktails! :)


Merlesworld said...

They have a beautiful home so clean and shiny
puts mine to shame.

Donna said...

Congrats on your win, Diana! Who wouldn't love a great decorating book? Looks like an amazing home!

living from glory to glory said...

You're way too cute! Loved the picture of Sweet Cheeks!
Decorating seems to be a passion for them, lovely home!
Blessings, Roxy

Gina said...

Beautiful images, Diana! Congrats on the book...enjoy!

Savannah Granny said...

Congrats on the win Diana. I just know the layout is beautiful. His home is so warm, inviting and southern. He is a talented guy. I am so proud for them for getting published.

Sue said...

Congratulations on the win and the beautiful book. I love Ron's home. The kitchen is amazing and the outside with the spiders and such, love! I will have to stroll over and say Boo and see more!

Debbie said...

How neat! I will have to go over to their blog and visit. congrats on winning the book, Diana. Love the photos you've shared.

suzyq said...

Hello .....congrats on your win!! How lucky are you?? Thanks for the comment about my email - I didn't know I was a no-reply blogger until you told me. Help!! How do I fix it??? Thanks so much for the shout out (I need all the help I can get!).

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, yes, I love Ron already and I haven't even checked out his blog yet. (But I will). Beautiful home and so elegant. Oh, yes, indeed, I love it. Congratulations on the win. I'm leaving for Ron's house now..Happy Wednesday..Judy

farmhouse-story said...

you lucky girl--congrats! gorgeous home!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Oh what a fabulous home! I just may have to order up one of those books for myself :)

Dixie Delights said...

So excited that YOU won!! One of our favorite bloggers. Ron and I talk about how we would love to meet you in real life. Anyhoo... he totally forged Jeff's signature with that gorgeous handwriting of his :-)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a beautiful home and love that green and white striped cool is that?!