Friday, September 24, 2010

I'm a legend in my own mind......


See this photo of Nate? Looks like he was looking right at me, doesn't it? Well, he was. Because I totally asked him for his Perfect Gray. And I did it all for you guys. His answer:

Light Grays: Benjamin Moore's Moon Shadow (#1516) and Silver Lake (#1598)
Dark Grays: from the Benjamin Moore Historical Collection (he didn't give a specific name)


And here is Nate doing a fist pump and saying, "Woohoo! Thanks for coming, Donna! I love your blog!"

Well, not really. But I did kinda get an inflated ego  - being invited to The Nate Show and the HGTV luncheon. It was awesome meeting so many wonderful bloggers. I tried to meet as many as I could, so I introduced myself to a couple of ladies while we were in the 'green room,' asking, 'Are you design bloggers, too?'
One replied, 'No, and I really don't know what a blog is. What is it....?"

Then I remembered I'm just a gal with a computer. Pushing up pretty pictures.

I'll be back with more of those on Monday.

 Have a great weekend.  

49 comments:

Razmataz said...

That's so great that you were invited to go. I have been to a few tapings and they are so interesting.

Have you repainted anything yet?

Tricia Rose said...

Don't come back down to earth too soon! What a wonderful day (and there are still people who know not the blogosphere?! Really?)

Acquired Objects said...

You're too funny Donna and I hope you're having a wonderful time in NYC. Never fear, you're becoming a legend to those of us who follow your blog!

lisaroyhandbags said...

too funny! sounds like a fun time though and I'm sure if Nate saw your blog he'd be loving it too!

Urbanstems said...

Great post and glad you had a blast. Next you will be on Oprah! Thinking of using some grey in my son's bedroom and your blog is my perfect way oops I mean gray! Sinead

Tades said...

Woot, woot!! Go Girl!

CK said...

Betcha Kendall Charcoal was one if his BM dark grays! Love that color.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

::Fist pump:: Woooooohoooo Donna...LOVE your blog!

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

you're hilarious!!
have a great weekend, donna.

Gretchen O. said...

THE perfect grey! YAY! So glad you had fun...gotta get back to the computer for my kitchen reveal today...just a girl on a computer...he he! --Gretchen O.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Funny, and I nice twist from all I've read about this experience from the majority of design bloggers who attended (which I've understood how everyone who attended felt) but still, nice for a little fun here.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

You make me chuckle, Donna! I liked how you managed to ask Nate his favourite shade of Grey! Fun to know!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

That response by someone in the green room cracks me up! Really?! Well, that would have been me exactly 2.5 years ago...soooooooo sorry I didn't have the chance to meet you! But just seeing you ask your question was fun, now I have a face and voice to go along with your blog! Janell

cityfarmer said...

I knew you when ...

chelsea is one of my favorite BM

you little celeb, you

My Interior Life said...

So jealous you got a moment of Nate's undivided attention. Invaluable information about the grays he likes. Have a great weekend!

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

Sounds like fun! So great you got an answer. Do you agree? Have you tested them out.

And its kinds ridiculous that the show hosted all those bloggers and staffers don't even know what blogs are? come on now!

Raina Cox said...

I love that you got to what was really important. ;)

Have a superfab weekend!

Brandi said...

I'm so glad you got your answers and had such a wonderful time! Both those things sound wonderful!

Splendid Sass said...

Love it, haha! Glad you were able to talk to the darling Nate. Sounds like you had a great time.
Have a nice day.
Teresa

Living It At Home said...

That is funny! I don't know how I missed this! Would have loved to go! I am writing down his gray recomendations! Thanks!

brock street said...

wish i could have been sitting right next to you...would have been as giddy and as imaginative.
i'm going to check out those gray's soon.
safe travels and take it all in.

The Zhush said...

Loved that you thought to ask him that! So smart of you...and I too will be writing this down! Glad you had a great time (in spite of all the "hub bub"!) :)
xx

donna reyné said...

How cool is this!
Shari just told me about your gorgeous blog and said you would be the one to ask about...The perfect gray!
I am so glad I stopped by!
You have an amazing blog!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Donna

sherry said...

Way to get some valuable info out of that opportunity! There are so many mixed reviews, but I don't care what anyone has to say.....I am sure it was still an awesome experience and I for one am bitter as hell that I wasn't there :)
Oh yea...am so writing down those colors......

pretty pink tulips said...

Well....I can't help but to have read some of the reviews. So anywhoooooo - good for you for asking him his favorite gray! And, funny, but I'm pretty sure I commented not long ago on your blog how much I was liking the BM Historical Grays.

How fun the HGTV luncheon must have been.

And, if I had a dime for every friend, acquaintance or stranger who has said...I really don't have time to read blogs....I would be retired in the South of France!!!

Keep pushing those pictures!

Happy Perfect Shade of Gray Weekend!
Elizabeth

My home is my Castle - by Kari said...

Your lucky girl ;)
Nate is of of my favorites and I love his work..
I wish I could know these colors in norwegian.. Here we have another system..
I`m looking for th perfect grey too ;)

Hugs from Kari

Robyn said...

I'm so glad you had fun! What a wonderful experience and memory! I got tickled by the lady who didn't know what a blog was. so cute! BTW, I'm giving away a GC for CSN, I'd love you to stop by!

Cristin @ Simplified Bee™ said...

Love your post! Also, so bummed that we didn't get a chance to meet - at the Nate Show & HGTV! Craziness. I just wish we all had more time together.

xo,
cristin

Julie Holloway said...

so fun, Donna! I know you had a blast. How cute is he? And thanks for his grays....taking notes. Can't wait to hear more....Julie

Jess said...

So jealous that you were invited to go!! This post made me laugh ;)

xo
jess
http://cheapbutchicclothes.blogspot.com/

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

Love it! You are a legend! I'm so excited that you were there!

24 Corners said...

Love your fun and positive take on it all!! And bravo for asking theee question!

Have a great weekend...
J~

Beadboard UpCountry said...

How fun for you!!!!!!Always likie to know more about "The Greyness"!
Maryanne xo

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Dumbwit Tellher said...

Donna and you do deserve that fist bump! Thank you for asking the perfect question, I do really appreciate it. What a spectacular time & was so impressed that HGTV hosted a bloggers luncheon. I would of been walking on air.

Have a lovely weekend xo Deb

Charlotta Ward said...

Hello and welcome back! So glad you had a fab time and that you met some nice people (bloggers or not..).

How great that you asked him which his favourite grey colour is. Will check out the colours he mentioned. Are they in your list of 'perfect grays' too?

Hugs from Sweden!
xx C

vosges paris said...

oh wauw! I love nate and his personal approch ob how to make memory corners and things
how awesome to have been there!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Great question and so glad I got to put your lovely face to your lovely blog. Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet though. My Nate post is finally up too.

shi(f)t said...

and we love you for your pretty pictures. love nate-- if you see him again tell him to put his hsn bamboo table on sale again... so glad you had a good time @ the show!

red ticking said...

donna... what a wonderful adventure and yes, we are so proud you were brave to stand up and ask the question ... and glad to know, nate is lovin grays...

xx

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Woohoo! I met you!!!! And I am SO glad that you came over to me as I was a little shy when it came down to meeting everyone! I must get better with that!

Anywho, I'm glad that you asked that question because I'm on the look out for a gray/taupe for my downstairs. Wasn't it cool knowing that Nate told YOU his favorite grays?! Oh how I wish I had asked him a question!

BTW, I'm your newest follower;-)

Ivy Lane said...

Awesome!!!!! and .. you are NOW a BLOGSTAR!!!!! how cool!!!!!

bluehydrangea said...

Leave it to you to ask the perfect question!! Glad you got some love. Can't wait to read more tomorrow!!

Flourishing Networks said...

Sounds sensational well done to you well deserved and great see. Love the story about it all. Cheers

la la Lovely said...

Wasn't it a fun time... i loved you're question about the gray paint..of course! xo trina

for the love of a house said...

omgosh donna! how cool is this, that you got to 'meet' MY nate!!! hope you had a wonderful time, and ..... loved the question- perfect!!

happy week,
joan

Michelle said...

DAmn skippy!

one sydney road said...

Seriously so cool that you all got to go to show and meet all these great bloggers!! what fun! And YES to asking Nate for his perfect gray - I could have used this info a year ago when we were painting our living room!!

Leigha said...

Congrats dear Donna. One day sweet Nate will look into my eyes and beg me to attend. Ha...at least in my dreams.
Well deserved - and great journalistic reporting. :)