I admitted to Scott (and expressed the same to a few of our blogosphere buds) that I felt a little, um, funny (and that’s putting it politely) asking you all for a little love in Apartment Therapy’s annual Small Cool contest. He scoffed, my friends scoffed, and they all said the same thing – put yourselves out there!
Here’s the thing. This will be the fourth year we’ve entered our home to the contest, and every year is just as stressful and exciting as the last. (We’ve come awfully close, too!) There is some good competition out there – making our minds spin with new ideas! – and this year? Well, this year, I’m going to take the advice I’ve been given and just straight up ask: Won’t you please vote for us?
This will be the last year we can enter. You’ve seen us toy with the idea of moving to a new city, seen our hearts break over the Not Real One, and have waited (so, so patiently) for us to divulge in the Actual Real One. (And that will come very, very soon; there’s still a bit to wrap up, and we’re every bit as annoyed as you are that we can’t just spill it!) For the last 5 and a half years, we’ve evolved our little beige box into a place that is so very Kim + Scott, a place that found itself expanding with its third fuzzy family member, a home business, a multi-city traveling media wall, and three bathroom paint colors. This will be the last year we can enter, because we’ll be moving – starting new adventures and making new memories in a home that’s no longer small. (Again, details soon.)
Forgive us for seeming so dramatic about it all, but to put it quite simply, our future home could use the lined pockets that Small Cool could provide. Prize money will go towards our future home – our brains have practically DIYed the home, top to bottom! – and you know we can’t wait to have you there, right alongside us.
If you’ve ever loved a project we’ve completed, a room we’ve tweaked, or picked up even a tip or two (because you guys, we could say the same about your input and links shared!), we need your vote. (And if you don’t have an Apartment Therapy account, it takes just a moment! Really.) Imagine us, happy as this guy:
Vote! Share it! Do it for Jack! XO.
Here’s how it works: Round 1 of voting is right this second. On Friday, the top 5 in each division will go up against the AT judging panel. The judges will decide who will go on to the final round (1 from each division), and those homes will be up for one more round of voting. We’re hanging in there, but could use your “Favorite” clicks to get us up there.