This is my house! Isn't it precious? I think so.
It's a wee tiny gingerbread house built of hand-hewn lumber back in 1880 and it sits under a canopy of ancient pine on the banks of the Muskoka River. It has no dishwasher and no basement. The bathtub is sized for Barbie dolls. And the kitchen counter has room for a toaster and a coffeemaker and maybe a fork.
Still, it is a wonderful place and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
Which brings me to this: where do you live?
Oh, don't tell me. Not yet.
I want you to SHOW me.
And I want other people to guess which house is yours.
That's right! I'm having an April Fool's Contest and I want you to take part!
There are bloggers you read every day and you love them. You feel like you know them. Have you ever wondered what kind of place they live in?
Of course you have!
Now's your chance to see where bloggers call home.
(It is where the heart is, after all.)
This is all you do: send me a photo of the front of your house/apartment building/igloo/yacht – wherever you hang your hat every night.
I don't want stalkers to find you or anything so try not to include any identifying information like your house number or your car's license plate, or you on the front porch, waving.
Just a photo of your abode, the kind of photo a real estate agent might take. (Only make sure it's in focus.)
Send me your photo and your name before the end of March and on April Fool's Day I'll post all the house photos alongside a list of their owners.
Then it's up to you, dear, dear readers (whom I love and adore) to guess who's house belongs to who.
The person who guesses the most right answers will win an April Fool's Day prize pack! I'll splurge and give away second and third prizes, too.
Now how much fun is that!
Just send me a photo of your home sweet home to firstname.lastname@example.org and get your guessing skills in order.
Haven't you always wondered if Laura Eno lives in a haunted house? Can you picture Laurita Miller living in an oceanside cottage? Or Anthony Venutolo in a Jersey-styled Italian villa with tomatoes growing in the front yard?
You know you do!
So do I!
Get cracking, people!
P.S. - I was thinking that, as well as the photo and your name and a link to your blog, if you have one, send me one clue that might help people guess the house is yours. Just don't make it easy! The more obscure, the better!!!!