Habitat for Humanity House REVEAL! {with GMC and OnStar}


I am so thrilled to share this final reveal video with you!

Just to recap, GMC and OnStar sponsored 6 bloggers to travel down the World’s Longest Yard Sale to collect hidden treasures for a special family in Alabama.


Each blogger was given $250 to spend on their assigned room.  We drove down route 127 for three days looking for treasures.  The last day, we had 5 hours to get our treasures ready and decorate our rooms.  It was a huge team effort.

It totally felt like Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and I kept waiting for Ty Pennington to show up with his megaphone!

We didn’t get to do everything exactly like we wanted to, but we worked down to the last second and did the best we could.  We were all very proud with how it turned out, and Alexcia and her children loved their new home.

This is one of the coolest {if not the coolest} things I have done since I started blogging.  It has been a dream of mine to use this blog to help others.  I hope and pray I get more experiences like this in the future because there is nothing more satisfying and gratifying to me.

I hope you have enjoyed coming along on this journey with me!  I have enjoyed sharing it with you!

Now here is the Moore family receiving their new home….





If you have never worked with your local Habitat for Humanity, I encourage you to do so.  I’m going to contact mine and see if I can get involved.

What was your favorite part of the makeover?



*This is not a sponsored post.  I was not paid or required to write this post or share any of my experiences during this 5 day adventure.  GMC and OnStar paid for our travel expenses and that is it.  All of my opinions are my own, and it has been an honor to share my experiences with you.


  1. Traci & Cy – thanks so much for sharing this incredible journey!! The family’s happy faces made me cry! Great job by you all and the whole volunteer team. The company I work for participates each year in our local Habitat projects and I know it is always such a blessing. Thanks again for sharing!!

  2. awwww… I am crying as I watch the reveal! What a blessing to be able to do that together with CY and some other wonderful bloggers and for the wonderful family! LOVED your room, Traci! You did great with a girls room and I am sure you had a blast decorating with all girly things for a change. LOVED her headboard – it was a mantel that you upholstered the middle? And Leen’s graphics just made the room. LOVED the mirror over the dresser too – and the dresser looked amazing too.

    and my goodness, y’all must have hit blue mason jar heaven! So envious of all her gorgeous blue mason jars! They are so pretty!

    Great job, Traci! and what a privilege and blessing to use what we love to do (yardsale for treasures and decorate) to be a blessing to someone else.

    Need to check out my local Habitat too – would love to help on a local project.

  3. I have been anxiously awaiting this video to see how it all came together. You did a fabulous job!! I have said before that you are so beautiful, but the picture of you showing Jurnei her closet, is the most beautiful picture I have ever seen of you, you reflect the love of Christ in that photo. I have tears of happiness for Alexcia and her family. Cy did a wonderful job on his hooks too!

  4. Amazing-this is THE coolest thing I have ever read-you ladies (and Cy!) did an awesome job-may we all be inspired to bless others with our time and creativity!

  5. Traci and Cy
    Everybody did such a nice job! Giving of your time and energy to those who will really need and enjoy their new space. Great Job!

  6. Oh My Goodness!! The entire home is so lovely–and you can see how much thought was put into each room. The look of awe and wonder on little Jurnei’s face when she saw her beautiful and girlie new room was so precious!! And her brother could not stop smiling with his room! How wonderful this is for Alexcia and her children to have a comfortable home to call their own. Bless you all for this gracious gift you have given them…

  7. OK. Tears streaming down cheeks right now. What a wonderful gift of your time and creativity you blessed this family with. Love it!

  8. Traci…this is wonderful! I am so touched by the beautiful gift of time, and service , that you all gave to this family!

    The house looked great. So stylish yet so functional!

    The best part was seeing the mom’s happy tears! And I am so excited for this sweet little family to have their own home!

    Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  9. Not going to lie. I’m bawling right now. What a beautiful way to give back. Thank you ladies for what you’ve given to that family.

  10. Traci,

    That was awesome! I cried through the reveal. What a tremendous blessing for the Moore family and for you and Cy. It’s so wonderful to see God’s children helping God’s children. Thanks for sharing your experience, it blessed me.


  11. Traci,

    That was awesome and brought tears to my eyes to see the joy that the family and you all had! What a blessing and thank you for letting us be a part of it!


  12. Fabulous! Everyone did such a wonderful job. I think your room was my favorite. I especially love the headboard. What a great idea!

  13. Wow! I too have happy tears. You and Cy aren’t just hearers of the Word, but doers – it shows in this Habitat Home and in your own home. What a lovely Christian family you are. Thank you for sharing this experience with us. My favorite part – the reveal. Loved seeing how everything came together – just great.

  14. Everyone did a great job-how rewarding. I think the best part was seeing the family in their new home.

  15. What a beautiful experience both you and Cy have had. I’m really teary thinking of the blessing you’ve been to a “strangers” life. Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us who read your blog. I’m so touched by your sacrifice and service. Thank you for your Christlike example of loving all people no matter their walk of life. I would love to do this someday.

  16. Traci~ What a beautiful testimony of Christ’s love you , Cy and all the volunteers have demonstrated to this family. I am sure God is looking down on all of you and saying, “well done, good and faithful servants!”. Serving others is one of life’s greatest blessings; Just as Jesus demonstrated to us when He walked on this earth. May He reward you greatly for all the time, effort and countless hours of giving you have done. God bless you sweet sister! :)
    Oh, and my favorite part too, was the reveal!!

  17. I love it all! :) what a wonderful experience for ALL of you! Great job ladies!

    The sweet reaction from the family melts my heart!


  18. Aww Traci, That was awsome. Having been the mom, starting over with almost nothing and having my online decorating friends come for me, makes me so grateful to be blessed to “know” so many incredible women. I wish the Moore family a lifetime of happiness and many dinners around their table and may it be filled with laughter.

    God Bless you and the other Ladies and Cy, you gave that family a gift that will last not only physically a lifetime, but you all also gave this beautiful family a beautiful place to call home.

  19. I don’t know what to say that hasn’t all ready been said. You are all just beautiful people and working God’s work. The video was outstanding and tearful. You will remember this anniversary forever. Thanks for sharing.

  20. What a special few days of reading on your blog. I loved this and thought all the rooms turned out great. I LOVED your little girls room! thanks for sharing! Very inspiring.

  21. Y’all are awesome! It was SO fun to work and shop and hang out with you and the girls (and Cy of course!) all week, truly a memory I will always cherish. I agree, I hope I get the chance to do more things like this in the future, it is so gratifying!

  22. The reaction from the family says it all. Priceless. What a blessing you all are. You all did an amazing job. I love all the personal touches. You can tell that a lot of thought and love was put into that house that, that sweet family will call home.

  23. I know the feeling you guys have of doing this for the Moore family is wonderful. The whole journey as you filmed it and wrote was wonderful to watch. The music is what really got me….and you tied it to the emotion of each days events….a really special family received a wonderful gift from a really special family….congratulations and get some sleep

  24. This was absolutely amazing and totally overwhelming….The year Hurricane Katrina destroyed homes, our home was destroyed in a tornado…The wonderful man who took down our home rebuilt another family’s home in Mississippi with the timber from our home…The fixtures that were salvaged and kitchen cabinets were lovingly accepted by Habitat for Humanity…Your journey brought a completed circle to me…The lives touched through the Moore family are many…Thank you so much..Blessings, Becky

  25. Thanks for sharing your trip in such a personal way! You all did such a wonderful job on the house! I know the family will enjoy it. Truly, giving is the best gift!


  27. I’m such a sap, but I cried during this whole video, Traci!! What a beautiful thing y’all did here, using your God-given talents and the treasure of your time to make a home for this family. You are my hero. God bless you and everyone involved in this awesome project.
    xo Heidi

  28. What a great video!!! it had me crying at the reveal! What a blessing that was given to that family! Your time is precious with your family and you gave too! Amazing home and loved every detail!
    Blessing to you!

  29. This is awesome. Watcing with tears in my eyes. I agree – seeing thei faces was priceless. God Bless All of you. I live in Alabama – so this is extra special to me. Keep up the good work

  30. I love how all different people from all different places put a house together and it looks so nice together. Great job.

  31. I loved the reveal! What a special thing yall did for the family. You made a house a home for them. What a blessing to all those involved.

    I want to find out now how I can get involved in our local Habitat.

  32. Wow it looked awesome. You all did such an incredible job. It’s awesome to have an opportunity to be such a blessing in someone’s life!

  33. Oh my gosh, Traci…the tears! The tears! I can’t stop!! What a wonderful blessing for this sweet family. Y’all did such a great job. I LOVE Jurnei’s room. And I loved looking at you showing her around. I kept thinking that God is blessing you (and me) with chances to decorate for girls even though we’re blessed with all boys. ;) I’m so happy for the Moore family. And I’m so happy you got such a wonderful chance to be a part of it. YAY!!

  34. The gift of giving is amazing, isn’t it? Such a wonderful dream for everyone involved. Beautiful work! I am so glad you got your chance to decorate a girl’s room!

  35. What an amazing gift, so inspiring and touching, bringing tears to my eyes, God Bless you and Cy, Habitat for Humanity, all of the helpers and this beautiful family!

  36. What a beautiful family and what a beautiful HOME you’ve created for them! The smile on Alexcia’s face says it all!

  37. Sweet room Traci. I am loving that headboard. What a wonderful home this design team has made for this family.

  38. Oh my goodness Traci you guys should be so proud! That house is amazing! What a gift to be able to do that for them! Bravo! My favorite is the whole house!

  39. WOW!! Everything is so beautiful. You all did a great job. I love your lil girl’s room….so so cute from the headboard, to the quilt, decals ~ all so cute.


  40. I am overwhelmed by your journey. Thank you for letting us see into your experience and be touched by how God is using you. God bless you!

  41. Sitting here in tears watching this video! What an awesome experience!! I’m sure the Moore Family is loving their new home!

    I know they must feel blessed to have had so many wonderful people working on making it their own special haven, as I’m sure you all must have felt blessed to have had the opportunity!!

    And what fun you must have had getting to decorate a little girls room!! It turned out beautiful!!

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