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.
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.
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!
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…..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!