I’m In Atlanta Magazine!!

I can’t even believe the title of this post…how in the world did that happen?

Atlanta magazine

OK, girls!  I am just about to die over this one, but getting into Atlanta magazine’s May issue is truly a dream come true.  Not that I ever really sat around thinking about getting in this local magazine in my own hometown, but really….how exciting is this?

Lisa Mowry did a fabulous job covering my blog story and all about how I started blogging, all the personal trials I went through, and how I turned my blog into a business.  My sweet daddy is mentioned by name in the article and I’m just so happy and proud for my family to be featured like this.

May Atlanta Mag

I posted the scanned article over on my Facebook page and you can click over there and open it up in Fullscreen (look for an arrow in the top right of the picture for Fullscreen mode) and you should be able to read it all.

And the online version from Atlanta Magazine is linked too.

The photographer really did a great job with the photo shoot too and it makes my fixer upper house look pretty fantastic, especially with the Before and After shots.

Ya’ll, I just can’t even believe it.  They didn’t put a pic of me in the article, but that’s OK too, just being featured and having my blog being talked about is super exciting stuff.  All of you have hung in there with me through this whole entire journey and I can’t thank you enough.  Dreams really do come true and I’m totally living in a fun one right now.  I can’t even believe all the fun things I get to do.  God has blessed me beyond measure, from 2 years ago to now.

Thank you ALL from the bottom of my heart for all your support through the last 6 years. If not for faithful and supportive readers like all of you, I would not be here today.

- Rhoda


  1. Smiling for you Rhoda – great stuff!

  2. Beth morrow says:

    We are in the process of buying an older home in the Houston area and I will be using your board and batton tutorial for the dining room and breakfast room. So thankful for running into you.
    Ill send you pics as we proceed in our remodel!

  3. How exciting! The pictures are beautiful. Congratulations and may you have even more success!

  4. Congratulations Rhoda!! I’m sure this was a one of the bigger thrills from your adventures in blogging, seeing your home in print! I’m so happy for you!

  5. we can all be inspired by your faith! so happy for you!

  6. I am so happy for you beautiful one.
    Over the moon happy!
    Congratulations Dear Rhoda!!


  7. Congratulations Rhoda!!!! I’m so happy for you. “Chapter Two”, well done………

    The French Hutch

  8. This is so exciting, Rhoda. I love hearing your blog story and how blogging has been such a blessing for you. Your house is beautiful and I am sure people will love seeing it in Atlanta Magazine. Congratulations!

  9. I am a firm believer that you can reinvent yourself at any age, at any stage, and you are living proof. The way you’ve picked yourself up and forged ahead shows what can be done if you aren’t afraid to try (well, maybe you’re a little afraid, but you try anyway!!!!)


  10. Oh Rhoda, how exciting! I am so happy and proud for you. You are an inspiration to so many of us, in so many ways. It is so nice to see you get the recognition you deserve. Congrats!!!

  11. Congratulations, Rhoda! I’m so, so happy for you!

  12. That’s so amazing Rhoda! Congrats! xo Kristin

  13. Congratulations Rhoda! So very happy for you! Life is good and we are all jumping for joy with you today! No one deserves it more. You bless us everyday and your faith is a beacon for all! This is only a beginning to your wonderful life and great things ahead!!!

  14. How very exciting for you. You and you dad have worked so hard on your home and you deserve the praise.

  15. Congratulations Rhoda!!! You and your dad work so hard. He is such a wonderful man. I love seeing him in your pictures.


  16. I started reading your blog years ago when you were married. I saw the dimise of your marriage and the selling off of your house. The next phase was moving in with your adorable parents and fixing up parts of their house. Phase 3 was fixing up your home and all the trails and tribulations that went with it. It brightens my heart to know that a woman, who wasn’t a 30-something, made it work. I admire you and your father for all the hard work done in transfering a lemon into lemonade. Well done.

  17. You are simply fabulous – no doubt about it! Congratulations on your super successes!!!

  18. I am so happy for you, Rhoda. You deserve all the recognition that is coming your way. Congratulations!

  19. Well deserved! So excited to see your new home showcased like that 😉

  20. Congrats!!! Well deserved, and for your daddy (and mamma) too! What a fun time for you all, enjoy!

  21. I don’t know a thing about your ex and that situation. That all went down before I discovered your blog. However, I sure hope he is aware of your success. Just sayin’. Remember, what Ivana said: Looking good is the best revenge. And you are lookin’ good. You go, girl!!!!!

  22. From one Atlanta girl to another—I am so proud of you!

  23. Go Lisa Mowry ! I hope you know it was a really big deal for your dad’s name to be in the article…..


    Can’t wait for your bigger dreams to come true.

    Fun watching.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  24. Congratulations, Rhoda. This was a feature well-deserved. Your home looks amazing, and you have such an inspiring story. God is good!

  25. Elaine in Laguna says:

    Congratulations to you, your Daddy and Mamma! This is so exciting and well deserved! I’m very happy for all of you! I look forward to reading the feature!

  26. Connie McCallum says:

    So Happy for you!! You deserve all the great things coming to you.

  27. Way to go girl! You are such a wonderful person and an inspiration! How can I get on Atlanta Mags. Radar? Will you introduce them to my story? Thanks, and be well.


  28. Yippee!! Can’t wait to read it!!

  29. Congratulations, Rhoda! I am so happy for you! The article was great! Can’t wait to see the porch.

  30. Wow, I chauffered a star to High Point and back. Congrats on the feature!

  31. Wow! That is awesome! I can’t wait to see it myself in my magazine. Congrats, well deserved and very exciting.

  32. Elizabeth H says:

    Just awesome! Congrats!

  33. Congratulations, Rhoda, to you and to your wonderful parents, who I know are so proud of you! You’ve been an inspiration and encouragement to so many. May God continue to bless you!

  34. Congrats!! You did an amazing job desgining & decorating your home. This is a much deserved honor!

  35. Oh Rhonda, I am just so happy for you!!! Congratulations on this happy accomplishment and goal you have reached. What a blessing to watch how the Lord has worked to turn your ashes to beauty!! Love hearing all about your adventures. The love you have for your family is inspiring to us all and I know they must be so very proud of you and the way you have persevered through it all. Your new home is just beautiful but even more so because it is the work of God and so many others who love you that have made it a reality. Be blessed, Linda

  36. Becky in 'Bama says:

    I am not surprised at all. Rhoda, you (we) serve a great God who wants the best things for his ‘children.’ Notice I said best not just good. Rhoda you have been faithful to give Him the honor and glory and the windows of heaven have opened up and continue to pour out blessings on you. Likewise, you are an example for many younger women readers for ‘honoring your father and mother.’ I enjoy your blog; I enjoy you as you keep it real.

  37. What can I say except, we just love you! and your precious family!

  38. Congrats!!! So well deserved you are such a talent. I love your home and the details.


  39. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!

  40. Congratulations! You have worked so hard to get to this time in your life. I’m so happy for you! 😉

  41. Debbie Mrazek says:

    Sweet lady this is so FUN!!…and so well deserved!
    How smart they are to share your amazing story!
    Joy Joy Joy!!!:)

  42. Every dog has their day, and this is yours! Congratulations! This couldn’t have happened to nicer people! I hope Dad got a huge mention! 🙂

  43. linda miller says:

    Exciting news and a big Congratulations to you!
    You are a wonderful woman and deserve this.
    Love your home makeover!

  44. So happy you are getting so much media attention Rhoda! I recommend contacting the manufacturers of the products you used like your flooring, paint, etc. and see if they will do a feature of you on their website along with other decorating magazines. 🙂

  45. Thrilled for you, again. You worked so hard to for what you have today, and I’m so glad that another dream of yours has now come true. I’m a long time hold-out, but might sign up for a FB account just to read the article!

  46. Melesa Garrison says:

    Congratulations, Rhoda! You are so blessed to have such a supportive family (with lots of talent) as the house did turn out absolutely beautiful. I’m so glad you give our awesome God the glory!

  47. I am on a blog and semi computer break while we prepare the condo for sale, so I am just now seeing this! Congratulations, Rhoda! Well deserved!

    I saw Maureen’s note about the Atlanta feature at FB, but didn’t get any further than Liking her note, before I wandered off in search of cobwebs and dust bunnies around here!;-)

  48. This is so wonderful Rhoda. Your story of turning something bad into good is truly inspiring. You are indeed blessed of the Lord! Keep up the good work you are doing 🙂 Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

  49. I don’t know you but I am proud off you just the same. I know how hard it is to pick yourself up and move on when bad things happen in your life. You really help a lot of women to help make there life better, I have learned so much from reading your blog. Congratulation Linda

  50. Yea!!!

  51. You’ve worked very hard and have been a visionary. You deserve all this.


  52. Linda Coleman says:

    I am so happy for you!

  53. Isn’t it great how a major life “upheaval” can turn out so great? I went through a similar experience 6 years ago as well, and I couldn’t be happier, about to launch my own webstore, and doing lots of things I never did in my previous life (bowhunting, anyone?) You are a real inspiration to me. Congrats on creating a great life for yourself.

  54. Congratulations Rhoda! That really is a GA girls dream come true.

  55. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says:

    AWESOME………..Love & Blessings…

  56. You deserve all the good things that are happening for you. I’m a California girl who looks forward each day to reading your blog. Congratulations!

  57. Mary in Idaho says:

    Congratulations! A well deserved honor for you and your family. Hopefully will boost your blog numbers too. 🙂

  58. CONGRATS RHODA!!! I am so very happy for ya. The last 3 1/2 years of blogging with you has been a joy and just let me say…CONGRATS to your DAD too!!!


  59. Rhoda,
    I am so happy for you. May God’s continued blessings rain down on you.

    Mary L

  60. You deserve it, too for all your hard work. You’ve continued to inspire so many of your readers and your upbeat attitude and the general kindness show through in every line. what I really admire about your blog is that you always focus on the positive and never put anyone or their ideas down. Plus, you’re always about putting others forward.
    Of course, lots of people work hard. You just happen to combine it with great taste and all the above. Enjoy it!

  61. Janet Cole says:

    Congratulations! We love you – as a blogger and a wonderful lady…

  62. Have loved watching your house and personal transformations. Keep it up… love the blog!

  63. Good for you, Rhoda.

  64. Congratulations, Rhoda — this is soooo well-deserved! I’m picking up a copy tomorrow to take up to Lake Rabun with us this weekend. I know I’ll be hanging on every word and photo, knowing you personally now and having been inside your marvelous home. Hugs to you, my friend!
    xo Heidi

  65. Wow! So way cool!!! and well-deserved 🙂

  66. Congratulations! You have been through alot and worked hard (plus dad) and deserve this special time in your life.

  67. This is so exciting and so well deserved. You are truly an inspiration to all of us!

  68. Barbara Hunnicutt Moore says:

    Absolutely no one deserves all your present day blessings more than you. You are a walking talking testament to how God works miracles – every day. So, so happy for you (ATLANTA MAGAZINE – W.O.W.!!)

  69. So thrilled for you! And glad your rockstar Dad got some ink, too! Wonderful to see you so happy. God does great things.

  70. How exciting for you… I’m running out to get the magazine. Congratulations, you deserve it!

  71. Wow! That’s so exciting! I am so happy for you. I’m definitely going to have to pick up a copy. Congrats on all of the exciting things happening right now! You definitely deserve it!

  72. Hi Rhoda,
    Wow! congratulations!! No one has worked harder or deserved it more. That goes for both you and your sweet, hardworking Daddy.
    Enjoy, and bask in the glory for awhile, until the next sweaty painting day…
    I’m so happy for you!

  73. Rhoda…I’m so glad you liked the article and it sounds like so many of your fans like it, too…you are one well-loved woman! I particularly enjoyed writing this story because it’s not just about “making things pretty” but your home as a metaphor for working hard on your life…and you’ve done it!
    But I too wished they’d showed a picture of you…oh well, it will direct people to the blog where there are quite a few. Thanks for the opportunity…I’ll write soon with your BH&G questions.Love, Lisa

  74. Congrats Rhoda!!…I am sure you are turning cartwheels across the floor…I would be!!!

  75. Its getting better and better and you deserve as much accolade as possible. You work so hard on all your posts and your makeover of the house I couldn’t stop following, it was so wonderful.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Lee 🙂

  76. Smiles for you, Rhoda! And how wonderful they included your dad- bet he is all smiles, too!

  77. Congrats! Looking forward to reading this article. You deserve this! Enjoy!

  78. Rhoda, how wonderful! Be proud, you deserve it!

  79. Cry dis Montgomery says:

    Rhoda, I’m so very happy and excited for you! You’ve created your own little dynasty and you deserve every success!

  80. I am thrilled for you, Rhoda. It was a great article. My only beef is I just wish they had featured your mom, too, because we know that her cleaning abilities helped to make your house perfect and livable, too. Now, granted, your dad is the carpenter par excellence, and you are his able helper, but all of us who read your blog know your mother is a cleaning machine with that shop vac! 🙂

    You deserve this. You truly do. It is exciting to know that you are being recognized for all your hard work and for being such a giving, sharing person. Not everyone would invite everyone into their home and share as much as you have. So, kudos, Rhoda!!! You and your family deserve this!!!



  81. Rhoda,

    You have served as an inspiration to me for over a year now and I have finally gathered the courage to start a blog myself. I am more “mature” than many of the young bloggers out there now and I also work full time, but I really want to do this. You make me believe that I can. You weren’t given this recognition you earned it. Congrats!

  82. Congratulations, well done and well deserved. Lovely photos!!! xo

  83. Congratulations, Rhoda! You deserve it! Great article, and it IS a BIG DEAL being recognized in your hometown for what you’ve done! Looking forward to seeing you at Haven. I’m willing to help with registration again, if you need me! Let me know!

  84. SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!

  85. I am so thrilled for your success! But I’m not surprised at all- you deserve this!

  86. AHHHHH that is so cool!!!! you are amazing my friend!

  87. Christine says:

    Congratulations! You definitely deserve it!

  88. What can I say but WOW! You, my sweet and dear friend, deserve this recognition! You have reached success by any standard yet you remain humble and graceful! God continues to bless you as you boldly serve Him! You are an inspiration to so many in so many ways. I am blessed to call you friend! Love you,

  89. Victoria says:

    How wonderful! But not surprising at all to most of us who follow you! Doesn’t God make all things beautiful in His time? You are living proof!

  90. Congratulations. Glad you put the link on your “Lisa Mowry” post.

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