Kathy's friend Lara Spencer redecorates her bedroom so beautifully that Kathy decides she wants to remodel her whole house! She hires an over-zealous designer named Kenny whose big dreams and lack of budgeting freak Kathy out; she goes ahead with the remodel without a plan for what to do next.
In the meantime, Kathy and Maggie head to Ontario, California to judge a kiddie pageant. Kathy is both horrified and amused by the contestants, who give Kathy some valuable advice. As if Maggie hasn't had enough for one day, Kathy competes in the pageant herself - and wins in her non-existent category, Miss Elegant Lady.
When they return to the house, Maggie is even more dismayed by the wreckage that remains of Kathy's home. Luckily, Kathy has a glass of wine waiting to calm Maggie's nerves.