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I'm a human man who lives inside your phone and speaks to you directly. All I like talking about is guys, shopping and the mall. Buy my book below!

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Good morning! #ad I’m standing here with these @james_hardie siding samples for a VERY IMPORTANT REASON. I’m exploring options to transform my parents’ ZERO CURB APPEAL HOUSE (AKA Casa Soria) into a more welcoming destination. To do this, I’m checking out these HardiePlank® and HardieShingle® samples. I’m loving the beautiful blue and grey tones that are part of their wide array of colors and styles (the HardieShingle® is my favorite). Their siding is highly durable and is more flame resistant than wood (which is important considering my parents’ house nearly burnt down in the Northern California fires last fall). Check out my post on Hommemaker (link-in-profile) to see what types of @james_hardie siding I’m considering for my parents’ house and to learn how you can get some free samples of this product sent DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOUSE! #jameshardieinspired #casasoria #homemakeover
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The last few weeks have been great and super annoying at the same time. I’m very excited to have all the career successes that I’ve had this year but seriously every time I sit down to complete one of my daily goals some other request comes out of nowhere to slap me in the face and then all the sudden it’s 9:30 PM, I’ve been working since 6:30 AM and have completed literally zero of said goals. I’m sure being an “influencer”/designer/internet idiot/host/whatever I am (I don’t even know tbh) seems fun but sometimes freelancing makes me feel like a crazy person. The stuff you don’t see is the 30,000 emails it takes just to coordinate the delivery of one dumb sofa, or the fact that most often you end up waiting months to get paid, wondering how you’re going to keep your books balanced and pay your contractors, photographers, etc, FREAKING OUT ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE. Anyway, here’s a pretty picture of a dining room I used to share with a boyfriend before he dumped me and I lost my job all at once. REMEMBER THAT THE PRETTY PICS YOU SEE ONLINE ARE ONLY TELLING A TINY PART OF A MUCH MORE COMPLEX AND POTENTIALLY WAY LESS PERFECT REALITY. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to focus my rage on my computer, clacking my clumsy sausagefingers all over the keyboard like a deranged toddler who’s never typed before. Okay bye. Photo by @danielcollopy #orcondo #rip #victim
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Given that it’s Presidents Day, it is my pleasure to notify you that this cozy corner in the home of my sweetheart @jengotch makes me PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN. Celebrating the day by working then going to see “Black Panther” with birthday boy @jefferyself and co. So excited to see it! NOW GO BE A GOOD AMERICAN AND SEE IT TOO. Okay bye. Photo by @carleyscamera for @parachutehome #jenxorlando #myparachutehome #bedroommakeover
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To get this shot for “Get It Together!” (Buy at the link-in-profile), @zekeruelas and I woke up at 3 AM and drove to La Habra Heights (an hour east of downtown LA) to set it up before the sunrise. Waking up that early was the single hardest thing I’ve ever done in my whole life. We both loved the final shot but sadly it didn’t make it into the book (along with thousands of other shots we truly loved). LET THIS BE A LESSON TO ALL OF US THAT SOMETIMES THE THINGS YOU LOVE MOST WILL GET THROWN IN THE GARBAGE TO MAKE ROOM FOR OTHER THINGS THAT MAKE MORE SENSE FOR YOUR BOOK. Also, having a greenhouse is #lifegoals and I’m furious that this isn’t my yard. THIS POST WAS MOSTLY COMPLAINING AND I REFUSE TO APOLOGIZE FOR IT. Okay bye. #getittogetherorlando
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I woke up late today and now I’m freaking out about all the hours I lost this morning I could have been drinking coffee and listening to @npr ALONE BY MYSELF. If l don’t sleep enough I’m tired. If I sleep too much I feel like I’m wasting time WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY PERSONALITY WHY CAN’T I JUST BE HAPPY THAT I SLEPT A LOT AND HAD A FUN LATE NIGHT??? Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to the gym which will be super crowded because I waited too long to go. WHAT IS LIFE AND WHY AM I FAILING AT IT??? Pic by @tessaneustadt x @homepolish (of my Hollywood Hills clients’ house) OK BYE GONNA GO CONTINUE THIS SATURDAY MORNING MELTDOWN. #saturdaymorningfreakout #victim #drama #hommemadedesign
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YOU GUYS!!! Sneak peak!!! Into the bedroom of @gabbyprescod I recently designed for the latest @parachutehome #MyParachuteHome Makeover. We shot this episode of our webseries in NEW YORK, NEW YORK over the holidays and I had a great time getting to know Gabby and hanging with #orMOMdo in the city. Check Hommemaker on Monday for all the sourcing details (EXCUSE ME DOGMA’AM THAT WALLPAPER!!!) but for now head on over to @parachutehome’s profile for more delectable details. Okay bye. Photo by @carleyscamera #orlandoxparachute #hommemaker #drama
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Super excited about my very hot Valentine’s date with @jengotch this eve. WE’RE GONNA EAT HOT DOGS IN A MOVIE THEATRE!!! (And I’m wearing a full on suit!). Last year was dumb for me love-wise. If you supported me or sent me a note of encouragement, consider yourself my Valentine as well. I’ve been honored to feel your love, so today I’m celebrating that. LOVEBUBBLEZ TO EVERYONE OKAY BYE. Photo by @carleyscamera x @parachutehome #victim #oflove #jenxorlando
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I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE NAME OF MY 2018 OFFICIAL VALENTINE®️, @jengotch ❤️ The competition was fierce, but Jen rose to the top of the very large pool of applicants by participating in more extracurricular activities, volunteering more, and doing the most to give back to her community ❤️ Our plans for tomorrow include either going to see “I, Tonya” (which neither of us has seen yet) or hanging out in my apartment, watching my son and his boyfriend cook a romantic dinner together while we sit crunching on popcorn waiting to see what happens next ❤️ WILL THERE BE A GOODNIGHT KISS? MORE? Only time will tell but Jen and I will have front row seats to the whole affair ❤️ In conclusion, I hope you noticed that I used ❤️s instead of periods because LOVE IS IMPORTANT ❤️ Also, I am mostly writing this to manipulate Jen into hanging out with me tomorrow and not flaking like @kellyoxford who had plans already and doesn’t want to hang out with us ❤️ That feud is still going strong tbh ❤️ Here’s to hoping you find the love of your life tomorrow and that when you do you squeeze him so hard his head explodes off his beautiful body and then you just walk off and find another man to love and so on and so on FOREVER ❤️ Okay bye ❤️ Photo by one of my favorite loves @danielcollopy #valentinesday #hommealone #jenxorlando #bandolando #feud
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You guys!!! #spon #ad #yay Over the past few years I’ve made a big effort to seek out products designed and made in the United States. So I was excited when @korchmarbags reached out to me about their beautiful Made-in-the-USA products. I’ve been taking a bunch of weekend trips for friends’ birthday parties and to check in on my parents’ kitchen renovation up north. Having a glamorous weekender bag always makes me feel just a little more like a famous celebrity dodging the paparazzi. Like my face, this bag (the Lux Twain Weekender) will age over time and get filled with nicks and dings from all that Life throws its way (Thanks for nothing, Life!). I’m excited for it to age and patina (I love the look of weathered leather). Another thing I love about this bag, who I make out with daily and who will be my one and only Valentine this year, is the SOLID BRASS ZIPPER. So many bags out there have lame ugly zippers and it’s the one detail I notice first. So here’s my recommendation: set yourself up with one of these gorgeous @korchmarbags, head on over to LA’s STUNNING Union Station, and take a train somewhere beautiful. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back in time to an era when everything was well-made and gorgeous and travel was less chaotic and insane. Okay bye. Photo by @zekeruelas #korchmar #korchmarbags #hommemakerfashion
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Spending my Sunday mulling over the past and dreaming about the future. This fun blast from the past was a collab with @graymalin @onekingslane and @homepolish. It was a chance to play with color and showcase Gray’s beautiful work. MAY ALL Y’ALLZ SUNDAYZ BE FILLED WITH DREAMZ AND WONDER. Ok bye. Photo by @nicole.lamotte
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My week has been as cluttered and exciting as the gallery wall in my guest bedroom. Kind of waiting for something disastrous to happen because it’s been a little too calm and under control, but enjoying the mellow vibes after a crazy January. LET THIS BE A LESSON TO ALL OF US THAT IF WE EVER HAVE A SECOND TO COME UP FOR AIR WE SHOULD IMMEDIATELY FREAK OUT THAT THERE’S TIME TO BREATHE. Happy Friday to all my [male and female] Ma’ams out there. Photo by my most gorgeous Ma’am, @zekeruelas 💙
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Spotted: @bertazzoniitalia in the kitchen of one of my very favorite @homepolish clients ever, @amandacrew. Previously these cabinets were barf brown. I brought in my painter to transform the kitchen from garbage to glamorous in only twelve minutes! Speaking of kitchens, the never-ending kitchen renovation project at Casa Soria (my parents’ Northern California home) is finally making some progress. WE HAVE WALLS. I can’t wait to see the beautiful Bertazzoni heritage range I sourced for them installed (if you don’t know what that range looks like, Google it. It’s gorgeous). In other news I did like 400 inane tasks today but like no major ones so I feel like a failure. Wednesday is stupid. Bye. Photo @tessaneustadt x @homepolish #amandacrew #celebritymakeover #drama
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