The Year of Magazine Features

If you had told me a few years ago that I would end up being featured in several magazines all in one year, I wouldn’t have believed it.  It’s always been a dream to get featured in some of my favorite magazines, but really thinking that might happen. No way!  Until I started blogging, that is.  It seems that blogging has opened the doors for so many to get their rooms and homes featured in those wonderful shelter magazines that we all love and enjoy thumbing through. I’ve been a magazine junkie for years and wondered what it might be like to actually see one of my rooms in one of them.

Spring Folk

So, now that dream is actually coming true.  The first of 3 magazine features is out now, Folk magazine, published by some smart and talented college students (soon to be grads) out of Kentucky.  This fun magazine is all about stories of real people and I’m so happy to say they did a feature on me in the Spring issue.

my article

How fun to actually open a magazine and see my story in there, along with a picture.  My blog friend, Vanessa Hunt, who is one of the sisters At the Picket Fence, wrote the story and I love how she wove my words together in this article.  By the way, the picture of me was taken by pro photographer, Nick Burchell, who came to my house to do some photos for his portfolio.  I asked him to take a good shot of me and this is the result.  I’m very happy with the photo!

Rhoda portrait

You can order copies over there of any issues you might want to buy, including the Spring issue.  They offer subscriptions too and I love supporting start-up businesses like this.  They feature lots of hand-crafted in the USA shops and people who are artisans.

Next up will be Atlanta magazine in May.  The photographer was out at my house 2 weeks ago to shoot my kitchen and office and Atlanta magazine will do a feature on my house makeover showing those 2 rooms in Before and After shots and my blogging journey.  That’s SO exciting, to get a feature in my home city’s BIG magazine. I can hardly believe that either!

And today…, Better Homes and Gardens will be at my house all day long, photographing my kitchen, dining room, and upstairs hall bath.  What a dream come true!  Pinch me for sure, how in the world did this happen?!

It’s not going in the BIG Better Homes and Gardens, but my feature will be in the Kitchen and Bath Ideas magazine.  I’ll definitely be shouting to the world when it comes out in print, which could be several months. 

I can’t tell you how happy this all makes me and how grateful l am for all of you who have faithfully been reading all these years.  That just amazes me too, ya’ll have stuck with me through thick and thin and now the celebrations are really happening.

Thank you, friends!  I’ll take lots of pics today of all the behind the scenes of a photoshoot and of course, I’ll share everything with ya’ll!

- Rhoda


  1. Ruby McCowan says

    So happy for you. You deserve every bit of it!

  2. Julia Hardinger says

    Congrats! What a wonderful and exciting time for you!!!

  3. Yay, Rhoda!!!! So excited for you!! Atlanta mag???? BHG?? And I can’t wait to read Vanessa’s story — clicking over to order my issue!
    Congrats on so much well-deserved success!!
    xo Heidi

  4. Congrats! Enjoy the moment, how fun!

  5. Lorene Halfmann says

    Congratulations! Such well-deserved honors! I also DREAM of having my home featured on the pages of a magazine one day :0 I guess I really DO need to start a blog! Keep doing what you are doing–you are a daily inspiration for me and so many others.

  6. Wonderful, Rhoda! You have earned it!

  7. Rosie Broadway says

    Rhoda, I’ve followed you for a few years and I’m so happy for your success. It couldn’t go to a sweeter, more talented little gal.
    Blessings, Rosie

  8. How Wonderful!!!! I have seen your house before and after and you have done an amazing transformation.I am so pleased that you are getting this coverage and I know you have many great things ahead for you. Enjoy!

  9. Congrats on all of your success!! You have worked hard for it. Thanks for sharing your journey with us!!

  10. I am so happy for you Rhoda! It’s been so much fun to learn of each well deserved feature and do a little happy dance for you! 🙂 You are one talented and amazing woman and SHOULD have your amazing home and life showcased. So glad to get to see these amazing opportunities unfold for you ..and to call you friend! 🙂

    Heather (At The Picket Fence)

  11. Sooo thrilled for you Rhoda!! That is so exciting! Congratulations!!!!

  12. Congrats Rhoda-you definitely deserve it!!

  13. Congratulations on all the features Rhoda. It’s definitely your year and you deserve it. So how was the BHG shoot? My kitchen and master bath will actually be in the same magazine (not sure if it’s the same issue though). They are coming to style tomorrow and shoot the remainder of the week. I’m excited and nervous. It’s such a surreal moment that I never would have dreamed possible. xo Jenna

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