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I need to warn you now — if the title of this post didn't give it away already — that the following blog is a shameless ode to the blue eyed, revved-up host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Photo Ty Pennington Host Extreme Makeover

Because yes — cue the squealing — he will appearing LIVE today and today only at the National Home Show (NHS). (This blog and the Little Projects Guide are sponsored by NHS.) Not only that, Ty will be appearing not once, but three times over the course of the day.

Yes, yes, Mary Dobson of Levolor Canada and Income Property TV host Scott McGillivray will also be sharing valuable tips during the day. (See the entire schedule here.) But only Ty (which interestingly, rhymes with sigh) will be signing autographs at 3 p.m. A mere 75 wristbands for the signing will be available at Toronto Habitat for Humanity/Restore booth #1431 for $5, with all proceeds going to Toronto Habitat for Humanity. Anything for a good cause!

Photo Ty Pennington TV Host

For those of you who are too far to travel to Toronto, I offer you the next best thing: a photo gallery of Ty's little project tips. The refreshingly down to earth author of Good Design Can Change Your Life has a lot of practical decorating ideas and fun DIY projects to personalize your space. As he says, "little projects in older homes that can make a huge difference include simple things, like new tile in the bathroom, or a lighting change in the kitchen."

Even better, House & Home's own affordable style and DIY expert, Michael Penney, will be blogging next week about the highlights of the show. So, stayed tuned to this space.

If you can make it to the National Home Show today, be sure to buy your discount ticket online, and save $5 by using the promo code: HOUSE. Otherwise, check out the show right up until February 28th. Plus, get solutions to all your home decorating dilemmas (and a chance to win prizes) in our Little Projects Guide.

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