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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 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 😉

Links + Likes: Brass + Cement, Achilles’ Desire, Inspirational Magazines, Reply All, Vegan Caesar Salad + More

Links + Likes: Cell phone probz, neckerchiefs, Macklemore, Jose Mendez, In The Company of Women + More

I really enjoyed this article on checking your phone — or not checking your phone I should say. It offered a refreshing way of looking at the situation.

Ah! This color-block kitchen is AMAZING.

Speaking of colour, the new pieces from Anthropologie’s CHROMATIC collection are mint — and pink and seafoam and…

I’ve been searching for affordable linen bedding for a coon’s age, and finally found some on sale at Urban Outfitters. I just purchased this gorgeous set in grey.

While I was at it, I also nabbed this adorable neckerchief. They’re such a cute alternative to a necklace or traditional scarf.

If you haven’t seen Macklemore’s latest music video for ‘Drug Dealer’, you should.

As I film my show, I’m taking a break from my role as Editor at Design*Sponge, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t prep a bunch of posts to share while I was away! This week, three of my favorites were published: A home tour of the Idaho family home of Chris Loves Julia, a studio tour of Quiet Town Home, and Consort Design.

I love this illustrator spotlight on Jose Mendez.

If you haven’t picked up Grace Bonney’s newest book, In The Company of Women, I highly highly recommend it. So inspiring and an overall gorgeous book.