What It was like Being on House Hunters


Can I just take a second to give a HUGE thanks to everyone who tweeted, commented, emailed, and texted me about the House Hunters episode? Every single one of you is so, so appreciated!

Leading up to 10pm last Thursday, I was a nervous wreck.

What if I look fat?

What if I look like a grease monkey (oily skin = grease monkey)? 

What if they make me look super dumb? 

What if people say mean things after watching the show?

Because these thoughts were running through my mind, Jamie came over for moral support ;)

I’ll be honest, the first time we were shown on screen, I literally screamed. Like a, HOLY SHIT! THIS IS REAL! I’M SO NERVOUS! kind of scream.

Due to laughing at ourselves and thinking about all the scenes that were left out, I only half processed the show. Therefore, I watched it again the next morning ;)

I think House Hunters did a great job capturing our genuine personalities. Sure, while some parts were semi-rehearsed (i.e. walking up to each house) our interactions with one another were for the most part, “real.”

And, yes, Cory does have a thing for comfort-height, elongated toilets.

But, no, that’s not ALL he talked about. That, my friends, is comical editing.

What else is comical? Not only did we end up with our dream home, we ended up with our dream neighbors.

This was on our mailbox bright and early the morning after the show aired:

On the seat: “[Our neighborhood] where all your dreams come true!”

The following day, this showed up:

I still haven’t figured out who this prankster is!!


While I have been recognized by a few strangers (“This is going to sound weird, but were you on TV last night?” and “I’m so glad he got the toilets!”) the paparazzi have yet to show themselves.

Maybe I’ll just have to wait until next week’s Us Weekly Stars, They Just Like Us! feature.


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28 Responses to What It was like Being on House Hunters

  1. Loved watching your episode – and the kitchen is absolutely amazing! :)

  2. caitlin monds says:

    Colleen, I absolutely loved watching your episode and felt popular just for knowing you!! Your house is stunning.

  3. I can’t believe I missed it!! I also can’t believe that in the hours of HGTV and House Hunters I watched this weekend, I didn’t catch a re-airing. I’m excited to see the episode tho! :)

  4. Bahahahaha greatest photo ever

  5. I wish we had got the episode in Canada! I will have to watch for it here.

  6. Kim Blank says:

    Loved your episode (and all of the juicy behind-the-scenes info)– and you look STUNNING!

  7. bahahahahahahahaha! Oh man – John and I had a blast watching that one. And then when my mom watched it the next day, she was so excited and thought you were the cutest!

  8. I just love you. I can’t wait to watch the episode!

  9. carlyjg says:

    I loooved watching your episode! You were so cute, and I just about died every time Cory mentioned his toilets. Hilarious!

  10. I’ve been going on Hulu every day since last Thursday to see if it’s on there yet! Can’t wait to watch it!

  11. I LOVED the episode! I thought you guys were so cute and genuine. You totally made me laugh with your subtle eye rolls, haha! Plus, I completely agreed with your pick of your house ;-)

  12. Maureen says:

    Watching you guys was so fun! I’m glad you got the house of your dreams & some pretty awesome neighbors as well!

  13. Bahahahahha to the last pic!! I seriously try to think up each day how I can access your episode. I am DYING to “meet” you.

  14. Danica says:

    It was so fun to watch the show and “know” who was on it! And I love what your neighbors did with the toilet seat – you definitely picked a fun neighborhood too!

  15. Parita says:

    Can’t wait to catch the episode on Hulu this week!! Like really really can’t wait!!!

  16. Brittnye says:

    You are adorable. I probably would have been nervous as well though. Glad your neighbors have a sense of humor too.

  17. Courtney says:

    LOL, you crack me up. Loved the episode!! :)

  18. Hahaha I loved watching you on tv!!! It was so cool!! And it was so fun seeing different parts of Richmond on TV :)

  19. I can’t wait to see this episode – I’m so bummed I missed it! It seems like you’ve really got awesome neighbors – we used to prank our neighbors all the time until it got old!

  20. My family and I are oooooobsessed with that show and watch it all. the. time. I’ve been on the go lately with visitors in town so I missed your episode — what season/episode # is it so I can find it &/or look out for it? That’s so awesome you guys were picked to be on AND those neighborhood gifts are priceless!! Too funny! AAAAAND that picture of you + the text is epic!

  21. Can we still get a behind-the-scenes one? I had friends back home in the Cayman Islands who did the international version and their behind the scenes talk was crazy! For a start it was all staged – the show said they’d just moved there but they’d actually lived there 10 years haha. They had a lot of fun making it and loved the crew etc but it was great fun hearing about it. I’d love to read about your experience (PS I love your blog and am new here after Chelsey blogged a link to you – and am now going to go and check out your episode!) x

  22. livliveslife says:

    I watched it and loved it. I couldn’t stop laughing at your reactions to Cory’s toilet thing, even though I suspected there was some editing going on there. I can’t even imagine seeing myself on national television, but you two looked great! And congrats on the new house! (And awesome neighbors…)

  23. Haha! PLEASE be sure to let us know when that photo appears in Us Weekly. I’ll definitely run out to grab a copy! Sadly, I haven’t been able to watch it yet…but, not worries, it’s on my DVR to be watched very soon!
    How awesome that you your house came custom with fabulous neighbors. ;-)

  24. LOL! I was wondering if you’d get recognized at all!

  25. I am so glad they finally featured a couple with some serious personality! House Hunters seems to have a thing for some wet blanket-ish couples, no? Ya’ll totally broke the mold!

  26. SweetNV says:

    I must find this on HULU and watch!! How fun to have “pranksters”! :D

  27. I missed this episode! Do you know where I can watch it??

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