Better Homes and Gardens: Kitchen and Bath Makeovers

Squeeeaalllll, it’s finally OUT!

It has been almost a year ago that Better Homes and Gardens, Kitchen and Bath Makeovers came to my house for a photo shoot with Lisa Mowry, a local field editor who has produced stories for many years for that magazine, as well as many others.  It felt like the day would never get here and I would actually get to hold a copy of this glossy magazine in my hands, but it has finally arrived!

It’s the most surreal thing to see yourself in print and I was giddy with excitement as I finally spotted it on the shelf at my local Publix.  At last!

BHG magazine

Another blogger friend, Jenna from NY has a kitchen she designed featured on the cover, along with the whole story in the magazine too, so it’s fun to see many other blog friends featured in the magazine as well.  Bloggers are rocking the magazines now and that is so much fun to see!


I was so happy to see they did a 6 page spread on my kitchen (3 double-sided pages).  Seeing my kitchen being featured in one of my favorite magazines is a dream come true for sure!

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And it is exciting to see all the hard work that my dad and I put in this renovation pay off now with the features.  Another blessing to add to my many things to be thankful for.

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They even got a nice shot of the dining room in there, looking into the kitchen.  I love the article and really enjoyed reading it all.  My dad got a mention by name, which I love. The whole magazine is full of some great kitchen and bath ideas from regular folks like me who have done lots of DIY projects and improved their spaces, so take advantage and pick one up right now. They will be on the newsstands for a couple of months, I think.  Be sure to look for BHG: Kitchen and Bath Makeovers. There are a couple of other Kitchen magazines from BHG too, but this is the Makeovers edition.

So, just wanted to let you all know that it’s out and on the newsstands now!  It’s so exciting to see this in print and I will treasure this moment forever.  My guest bath will also be featured and I think it will be in the summer edition.

Thank you ALL for being my cheerleaders along the way!

- Rhoda


  1. Glad you posted this! I was in Rite-Aid last night and saw a Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath magazine Spring 14 that I thought featured you. I looked and looked and couldn’t find your spread. Now I know to look for Makeovers. So excited for you!!

  2. This is so exciting! I can’t wait to try to find a copy of the magazine! I have enjoyed your transformation of your house into your “home!”

  3. I can’t wait to see this magazine and I loved that they mentioned your dad’s name, too:)

  4. Congratulations, Rhoda – well deserved!

  5. Congrats to you and your dad!! What an honor to be featured in such a well-known publication! I am sure many new readers will head to your blog after seeing your DIY skills! I hope they enjoy your blog as much as I do!

  6. Can’t get that magazine over here, or I would be buying one right now!! Anyway, so pleased for you, and what a lovely big spread!

  7. Wow! Congratulations! I will definitely check out the magazine. I love Better Homes & Gardens too!
    I will say that seeing you renovation progress was a highlight for me. I loved seeing what you and your
    sweet Daddy worked on each week. Again, good job!!!

  8. Congrats Rhoda!!!…I shall be getting the issue when out today!!!….

  9. Becky in 'Bama says:

    Let’s just go ahead and declare this “the year of the Lord’s favor” for you Rhoda. Amazing job on that kitchen and the entire house for that matter.

  10. Congratulations, Rhoda! I am so happy for you and your dad. I love when you feature your dad helping you out because he reminds me of my dad – willing to help figure out just about anything around the house.

  11. Congratulations!! So happy for you!

  12. Diane Taylor says:

    WOW WOW WOW! How exciting!!! I will be on the lookout for the issue just to see your spread in print. It’s a beautiful kitchen – you deserve it 🙂

  13. your dad is the BOMB!!!! I am glad he was recognized here; he was the braun behind the brains of the idea and deserves adulation for his significant contribution, without which it all could not have happened..and I know he probably thinks this is all superfluous–after all, how he helped you is what a dad does, isn’t it??

  14. Elaine in Laguna says:

    Congrats to you and your Dad, Rhoda! Now I know which mag to look for at the store this evening! I enjoy your blog and how you’ve transformed your house into a beautiful and comfy home!

  15. Congratulations Rhoda and Handyman Dad!! Your a great team and I’m thrilled for you that you had your beautiful kitchen showcased in the magazine. I’ll be picking up the first copy I see.

  16. YAY … congrats to you and your sweet Dad for such a fabulous makeover! A well-deserved feature!

  17. Christine says:

    Congratulations to you and your Dad! Your blog is the first one that I started following and I love it! Your kitchen is lovely and I cannot wait to pick up
    a copy of the BHG featuring yours. You are an inspiration to us all!

  18. I am so happy for you, Rhoda! How exciting! So glad the wonderful work you and your sweet Daddy put into your beautiful home is recognized and shared this way. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! Congrats!

  19. Mary Feagley says:

    Well deserved! Congratulations!

  20. Congratulations!!!!! I can’t wait to get a copy. Hugs, Marty

  21. I just saw this magazine yesterday at the store. If I had known you were in it I would have bought it right away! Congrats & I know your father enjoyed having his name in the article! Running out to buy it now!!

  22. That’s exciting! Love that your dad was included.

  23. Friend,
    I couldn’t love and be button popping proud
    for you any more than I am, if we were relatives
    or neighbors. SO deserving.
    God says to test Him, as see if He won’t make our
    fields run white with harvest – when we place our
    trust and life in His hands . I do believe your
    are example one.

  24. Debbie Roberts says:

    Congratulations (to you and your dad)!! I have been following your blog for many years and just love all the beauty you share with us. I’m so excited for you!!

  25. Congratulations! What a blessing for you! I will be buying my copy today.

  26. Theresa Ball says:

    How exciting for you! Seeing your dining room in the spread reminded me how much I loved it the first time I saw it in your blog. Although my kitchen is brand new, I’ll look for a copy of the magazine to purchase.

  27. Just for today, life IS like a magazine! Joy to you and your dad!

  28. Congratulations! Your home is beautiful and I enjoy your blog so much every day.

  29. Cindy Hancock says:

    This is so exciting! So happy for you! You and your Daddy (and your Momma) worked so hard! What a wonderful documentary keepsake to share with your family for years to come! Congratulations! 🙂 ~Cindy

  30. Marianne in Mo. says:

    So cool for you and your dad! Can’t believe they didn’t send you an advance copy, and you had to buy it though! I will definitely be picking one up, even though we’ve all seen it here already. How awesome to see something you did in print – I just can’t imagine how it feels!

  31. CONGRATS Rhoda!!!! I will be sure to get my hands on a copy. Also, congrats to your dad, I was happy to hear that his name got printed.


  32. Bravo, Rhoda! What a journey this has been for you. So pleased to see you getting the recognition you and your dad deserve for all the hard work you put into making this house your home. (Cheers for your mom, too, for being such a great support!) You’re such an inspiration and living proof that there’s much to be gained from that good, old-fashioned sweat equity!

  33. Congrats Rhoda!!! I can only imagine how excited you are!! The pictures are GORGEOUS! You must feel like a proud Mama! I can only aspire to have even a fraction of your success!! Enjoy! You’ve earned it!!

  34. This is wonderful and the pics look gorgeous. You so deserve it and kudos to BHG for mentioning you Dad and family.

  35. You’re so deserving of being recognized.
    Running get my copy! It’s like knowing a celebrity!

  36. Very exciting. Congratulations to you and your dad.

  37. Wow, Rhoda! That’s fantastic! Such a nice jewel to place in your crown! I’ll bet you feel really wonderful seeing all your work paying off. What a great role model for us all! (and what a sweet daddy you have.) 🙂


  38. Congradulations!

  39. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says:

    congratulations…..this is awesome

  40. Lezlie Renee' Pipes says:

    Too COOL! So excited for you.

  41. Congratulations to you and your Dad, well deserved!

  42. So happy for you. What a thrill it must be to see your home in that magazine! I love that you are so grateful and that you continue to acknowledge your blessings, including your dad :-). Sometimes, I feel we have become a society not focused enough on gratefulness and your is a welcome reminder. Well done!

  43. So happy for you! I’ll be sure to check it out.

  44. Congratulations, Rhoda! I’m so happy for you! You and your parents worked so hard on your new home. What a fabulous testimony to your family!

  45. I’m giddy with excitement for you, Rhoda! When you finish your current project, your dad will probably be asking, “So, what are we going to do next?”

  46. This is so exciting. So happy for you. Can’t wait to see it.

  47. Congratulations Rhoda!! You and your Dad did an amazing job! So much work and so deserving!! I will pick up this issue when I’m out today!! How exciting for you!!

  48. Well done! Congratulations!

  49. Congrats, Rhoda! You put so much work into your house, wonderful to see you enjoy it and being featured.

  50. Congrats to you!!! That is amazing!! It was fun to watch your journey in building your new home with your Dad! Glad to be able to see this part of your journey as well. Cannot wait to get my issue!!!

  51. Congratulations to you and your amazing Dad!! What a team… the article is amazing!!!!!

  52. Rhoda, I finally got a chance to flip through the magazine and your kitchen is amazing!! I’m not sure what my favorite element is… it’s all gorgeous. Also, thank you for the shout-out about the cover feature – so sweet of you. It is so awesome that bloggers are getting recognized as they are. We have such great ideas and creations to share. Congrats again! xo Jenna

  53. Congrats, Rhoda! Well deserved. Now I’ve got to go snag a copy of that magazine. 🙂

  54. This is so exciting!!! I will be buying this magazine when I head out today! Enjoy I am sure you have had a smile on your face since it came out.

  55. Congratulations! It’s such an honor to have your home featured in a magazine, especially one in the BHG family. The fact that your Dad was mentioned too makes its even more special. I’m off to buy my copy of the magazine.

  56. Congratulations Rhoda! I know you’re super excited as you should be. You (and your dad) did an amazing job with your house!

  57. I am headed to the store right now to find this issue! Well deserved congrats!! so excited for you!

  58. No one could be more excited for you than me Rhoda. I’ve really enjoyed watching and reading about all the projects you and your sweet daddy have worked on for years. Shoot I enjoyed you way before that. It’s wonderful to see all your hard work pay off and good times ahead! I can’t wait to get my copy. Are you going to have a giveaway with an autographed copy. That would be even better! hee-hee

    Big hugs….Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  59. Congratulations, Rhoda!!! You’ve come a long way, girl! I am tickled pink for you and I know how hard you have worked to see this dream come true. You are famous now; mind all the autograph seekers! 🙂 I’ll have to pick up my copy of the magazine at the store this week. Can’t wait to see it…
    Hugs, Bebe 🙂

  60. You’ve hit the big time —how exciting for you and your family – your dad is even more of a celebrity now 🙂

  61. Sooooooo well deserved! It is wonderful to see the fruits of your labor featured so nicely. Congratulations!

  62. Congratulations Rhoda, I am thrilled for you and will be heading to my local stationery shop in New Zealand to see if they can obtain a copy for me. Like you, I have seen mention of bloggers in these lovely magazines and it is really exciting to see this happening and for them to be taking us seriously. I can only but dream that maybe the same thing might happen to me.

    I will let you know if I manage to get a copy here in NZ.

    Lee 🙂

  63. Rhoda, I couldn’t be happier if it happened to me! You have certain earned your success and I’m celebrating with you!

  64. You and your Dad are really “top of the line in decorating.” You both should be very proud of yourselves.

  65. This is wonderful news. Well done to you and your precious Dad.

  66. Wow! Congratulations Rhoda. Fantastic accomplishment! I have been a long time reader of your blog, and I am so excited for your recognition in a National Decorating Magazine. I will be heading to the store to pick up a copy. Enjoy this time.

  67. I seen your kitchen in magazine and now I found you here. Love your blog! Congratulations!

  68. Rhoda!

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I feel like I have been watching you from the beginning and I am so excited for you! The article is awesome! I love your entire house redo and I love your dad 🙂

    So happy for you!

  69. Charlotte says:

    I have followed you since your early years in Birmingham. You have been through some hard times in the last few years, but I think you are way over the top now. Congratulations to and your Dad for a job well done…..

  70. Congratulations, Rhoda! I’ve been a reader for years, and am so happy for you!

  71. So deserved! You & Dad are published! Super cool accomplishment! Love your blog & dad! Congratulations!

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