Category Archives: Life, Lately

Fun Behind-The-Scenes From The Set of ‘Save My Reno’ (Airing Tomorrow on HGTV)

Tomorrow it the day! Ahhhhh! PS: How cool are Seb and I with our Flor swatches *insert sarcastic-face emoji here

And wouldn’t you have it, I’m sick as a dog, but that won’t stop be from relishing in the joy of the premier of my new show, Save My Reno, starting tomorrow at 10pm on HGTV.

Get ready for TWO back-to-back episodes chronicling a renovation at Nick and Zina’s, and a kitchen reno at Sarah and Jon’s. Below is a little sneak peek and synopsis of each episode (and some fun behind the scenes photos)

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My New Tv Show ‘Save My Reno’ Premiers Wednesday April 5th @ 10pm on HGTV

As you may or may not know, over the past year, I’ve been working on a new HGTV series, ‘Save My Reno’.

After months and months of hard work on 14 home renovations, it all begins airing next Wednesday April 5th at 10pm EST on HGTV. Sebastian (my co-host) and I are pumped and can’t wait until all you party people can feast your eyes on the fun.

I won’t bore you with detail here, rather, I encourage you to check out the following links for more:

  • Our show page on HGTV.ca is live! I did a fun interview titled ‘23 Things You Didn’t Know About Sabrina Smelko‘ and you can read my little bio.
  • I sat down with the kind and witty Colin and Justin (the duo who “discovered” me for lack of a better term) to chat about my transition into TV and what you can expect from Save My Reno. Read the interview that was published in The Toronto Sun, 24 Hours Toronto and 24 Hours Vancouver.
  • Our teaser is running on HGTV now, and I cannot tell you how trippy it is hearing my voice and seeing my face while I’m watching Fixer Upper or Masters of Flip. Sooooo bizarre. (Or watch it embedded below)
  • I’ll be doing some fun promo, press and Facebook live events in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
  • And lastly, PLEASE TUNE IN 🙂 I would so appreciate it! Once again, Wednesday April 5th at 10pm, and hey, it doesn’t hurt to put it on on allllll your TVs 😉

Home To Win Is Back! Enter to Compete To Win a Dream Home!

Ever wish you could enter to win a dream house simply by partaking in a series of fun competitions in the company of 30 HGTV stars? Well, you’re in luck my friends…

Home To Win is back for a second season (featuring yours truly!) and submissions are now open, so head over to HomeToWin.ca and enter today to compete to win a gorgeous home! Trust me guys, it’s a real beaut.

Then starting April 30th at 10pm EST, watch it all go down on HGTV. But until then, have a gander at the Home To Win site. (I do everyday and still pinch myself when I see my face among the oodles of people I’ve watched on TV and looked up to forever).

And in more fun news, glimpse yours truly in this cute short below as I fail at hammer tossing (and scare the daisies out of Carson Arthur), and enjoy some snaps from our time on set.

PS: My pink puffer is from Urban Outfitter, the necklace is from TopShop, and the pins on my jean shirt are from my pals Ness Lee, Rachelle Letain, and The Blk Smith Co.

So pretty please watch starting April 30th at 10pm pn HGTV Canada 🙂

x, S

Life Lately: Things I Can’t Show or Tell

My blog has always been the place I share all the things, all the time.

But lately, I haven’t been able to because everything I’m working on is top secret and can’t be shared until early April when my show airs — Oh, and I totally forgot to mention, I’ve also hopped aboard Home To Win (Season 2), so you can see me on that show come April as well. Gah!

I so wish I could show you the amazing transformations Sebastian and I are executing, and the homeowners we’ve become pals with along the way.

I wish I could take you along for the ride and let you in on my process, and the cool stores and pieces I’ve discovered. And I wish you could all be in the side-seat of my car as I drive from site to site sprinkling creative tomfoolery around.

My phone is filled to the BRIM with photos of everything I’m working on, and the amazing homes we’re renovating and designing, but I can’t share any of it — not yet at least!

That all has to wait until early April when my show finally airs on HGTV Canada (and I promise, I’ll be spilling ALL the beans then), but until then, all I CAN share is photos of Piper, abstracted table settings, and photos of my outfits. So bear with me and enjoy some of my outfits and snaps into life below! 😉

Here are links to my yellow tunic, heart shirt, and the circle earrings above.

Glasses are from Clearly.

Shoes are from Aldo (similar ones here, here and here), and the dress is Ted Baker (the matching coat is amazing)

I met Dave and Kortney Wilson from Masters of Flip on my birthday! Coolest b-day spontaneous surprise.

Spotted top is from Zara and earrings are Topshop.

Had a flaming good time blowing glass!

My shoes and jacket are H&M, and the leather dress is BCBG.

Studded ripped jeans are from TopShop, shoes are Lucky Brand.

Happy holiday everyone! Can’t wait to share more 😉