Did you know the Central Florida Home & Garden Show is going on this weekend in Orlando? It’s a great event for all ages and one of the highlights is HGTV star Kimberly Lacy will be at the event giving you her expert advice!
If you watch HGTV’s “Curb Appeal,” then you’re very familiar with Kimberly, the project manager. If you don’t know her, today’s you’re lucky day! Our friends over at Media Mikes had the opportunity to chat with Kimberly about working on the show and also about the H&G Show.
Mike Gencarelli: Tell us about your involvement with the “Central Florida Home & Garden Show”?
Kimberly Lacy: I’m coming to Central Florida Home and Garden Show as a presenter and Consumer. As a presenter I plan to inspire and motivate the “average” Do It Yourself’er with easy, budget conscious tips and ideas to get them well on their way to becoming the rock that needs to be turned over to one of the Jewel’s in their neighborhood.
MG: Tell us what you enjoy most about working on HGTV’s “Curb Appeal”?
The thing that I love the most about working on HGTV’s “Curb Appeal” is that it doesn’t seem like much of a job. Don’t get me wrong it is a job and it hard work but the instant gratification and appreciate from the Homeowner’s makes it all worth it. It get’s more rewarding everyday and every homeowner I meet. I can be myself and considering I was born to turn Frown’s upside Down, It’s my way of paying it forward and building community.
MG: Working as Project Manager on the show, what is your process when approaching a new job?
I approach a new job with an open mind and the “Can Do Attitude”, I don’t worry. All with knowing and keeping the budget for the project in mind. The budget can easily make or break the job. With that being said, when scouting neighborhoods for the perfect candidate to be a neighbor makeover, we only choose homes that we can give the homeowners and viewers a dramatic before and after with clean up, trimming and pruning, paint, and landscape and still staying within a $1,000 budget.
MG: Any fun stories from behind the scenes that did not make it to the show?
That’s funny! There are always so many fun stories from behind the scenes that don’t make the show. These stories include the crew that work with us behind the scenes. We were working in Oakland, it was a bright and sunny day and every one was in a good mood. We had empty Burlap sacks, which had pebbles in them, laying around and I (being the life of the party) had the bright idea to put on a potato sack race. We even had the human wheel barrel race going on. We created the lanes and finish lines for the races with bags of soil and mulch, pots and paint pails. It was a really good time and we filmed it on my flip cam.
MG: When can does the fourth season of “Curb Appeal” start and what can we expect?
The name of the show has changed from “Curb Appeal: The Block” to “Curb Appeal”. The shows time has also changed from 8:00pm to 5:30pm on Saturdays. So set your DVR’s, it may be hard for people to make it home at 5:30pm on Saturday. The show airs on March 31, 2012. The fifth season will roll in right after so no one will be without their favorite show, “Curb Appeal”. The fourth season is the last season we have Chip on the show and we are having a lot of fun, as per the usual and creating some spectacular makeovers. We are in the San Francisco Bay area, so there are several different types of architecture and John is able to create some serious never seen before designs.
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Central Florida Home & Garden Show
The springtime edition of Central Florida’s original home improvement event featuring local, regional and national experts in remodeling, building, decorating and landscaping, instructional how-to seminars, contests, giveaways, and hundreds of exhibits with the industry’s newest products and services.
The Central Florida Home & Garden Show is the only place to find smart ideas and fresh advice for gardening, home improvement, decor and more, all under one roof! Special features include appearances by Kimberly Lacy from HGTV’s Curb Appeal, who will offer easy tips on sprucing up outdoors; a Pooch Parade and pet supply expo; Green Avenue featuring more than 6,000 square feet of spectacular gardens and a fresh foliage and garden marketplace with “cash and carry” items; and much, much more!
Location: Orange County Convention Center – Hall North B in the Center’s North/South complex on Universal Boulevard.
Hours: Friday, May 25 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 26 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 27 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: To buy advance tickets online for a $3 discount off full-price $10 adult admission, visit http://www.OrlandoHomeShow.com.
Tickets available at the door:
$10 adults Seniors $5 (60+, no other discounts apply, only available at the door)
Children ages 12 years and younger are admitted free
Students 13-18: $5 (only available at the door)
Parking: Convenient on-site parking is available adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center’s North/South complex on Universal Boulevard and is $8 per car. The OCCC is located at 9899 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.
For more details, or to buy tickets online, visit http://www.OrlandoHomeShow.com, or call 877-871-SHOW (7469).