Monday, January 16, 2012


Some of you may or may not know that last year I was offered the opportunity to be a part of a "social experiment" reality type TV show called the MILLION DOLLAR NEIGHBOURHOOD. After much discussion of the pros and cons of doing something that you have never done before and not really knowing what it all entails, my husband Mike and I made the decision to have faith and to embrace this opportunity.

So, let me tell you a bit about the Million Dollar Neighbourhood. The idea of the show is to increase the net worth of Aldergrove by one million dollars in 10 weeks. Now, when I say Aldergrove, I mean the 100 families that participated in the show. So, through a series of challenges, as a group we worked together in hope towards achieving this unbelievable goal!

Sworn to secrecy, I can not share details, but as the air day quickly approaches, I felt that I need to share how I am feeling. It started off as excitement, then it turned to nervousness and then yesterday, I saw an interview on the news with one of the hosts of the show talking about the upcoming premier and that is when I got scared! This is really happening, this is really real! When you are a part of something so big and so encompassing, you are not thinking about the fact that (possibly) millions of people will be watching. Well, now it is sinking in and I am realizing that this is HUGE!

It will be interesting to see how it all comes together and I hope you watch. These are real people. Really great people. We can all learn from this, it's family friendly and it is inspiring!

After each episode, my plan is to do a short post about my thoughts on what is happening and how it affected my family and what we learned from each challenge.

MILLION DOLLAR NEIGHBOURHOOD premier...Sunday January 22 on OWN.

Sneak Peak Trailer....

I hope you join us on this amazing journey!


  1. Hi Carrie;
    I am so excited for you and will be watching (recording even)! It will be so rewarding for you to watch! Also can't wait to read your thoughts after each will put a personal touch on all of it for many of us who know you!

  2. I'm so excited...gonna record it!


  3. How in the world did Aldergrove get picked??? Elinor told me of this but I had forgotten. I am so glad you posted so I can watch it.

  4. I hope this posts !!!! Finally filled out b-log membership info...i'm now one of your many followers Carrey !!! Cheers, great article

  5. ... It's me "Jacey"... i dunno how all that came up as my blog name for your blog here ... my twitter is "MicToMoan" & Lidowyte is an old writer/musician alias from a few years ago. I did NOT put all that together like that ... yikes

  6. I definitely have to find my OWN channel so that I can watch this! Of course I'll drop by and read what you have to share about the episodes and experiences... that may be even more fun! ;-)
    Great to finally meet you the other weekend!

  7. so fun and I for one can't wait!...Yeah ..good for you!

  8. Oh, Carrie!!!
    JUst missed it!!! I am going to see if it airs again.
    Anyway, I get the oprah channel and I am going to set up for recording and follow you!!!
    GOOD LUCK!!! I will post comments as I understand what the show is about!