The annual Home & Remodeling Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA Jan. 17-19, 2014, is one of my favorite events every year!  I can check out hundreds of fresh ideas on how to dress up our homes and share photos of them both here on my blog and on my Pinterest boards.

If you can make it, text me at 703-593-9432 and let's work the hall together!  If you haven't bought tickets, yet, here's a good 2-for-1 deal; use code "FCBK".

If you can't make it, drop me an email ( I'll let you know what I saw so we can match their ideas with what you'd like to do in your home this year.

There are a couple Tv stars doing mini-shows taking place at this year's expo:

1. Alison Victoria, left, who is the host of the Crashers Series on the DIY Network and HGTV, will be strutting her upscale home design ideas on Saturday starting at Noon and then again a 7 p.m.. On Sunday she'll be on stage starting at 12:30 p.m. and at 4 p.m.

2. Kevin O'Connor, who is the host of This Old House, and is a celebrated authority of home fix-ups with the latest tools and gadgets, will appear twice: first on Friday night at 7 p.m. and then on Saturday afternoon, at 4 p.m.