HTML Pages Pics

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Better Homes and Gardens is Out!

 I am so excited! Not quite a year ago we received an e-mail from an editor at Better Homes and Gardens saying they were interested in photographing our home for their 2012 Christmas Ideas issue and a few days later spoke with her on the phone. As a girl, I never dreamed of being a movie star or any of other "normal" things,  I dreamed of being the first girl in the NBA (I snort now at such a thought) and of having my home be featured in a magazine...yeah, I was a very strange kid. =) And even though it was my dream I never thought it would actually happen. Even after speaking to them, I kept thinking it was too good to be true or at some point they would call and say they had changed their mind. After they came and photographed our home back in January I still kept thinking maybe once they saw the finished photos they would realize our little townhome didn't belong in a magazine and tell me they'd made a mistake, so it wasn't until I saw a proof earlier this summer and then saw the actual magazine that I finally believed it! It really was a dream come true. I couldn't get over how easy the photographer and stylist made it. I am so grateful for not only the opportunity but for what an amazing experience it was!

Here are the first two pages of our ten-page spread! I can't believe how little Lorelei looks!

The magazines we found in VA look like this:

And the ones we found in NH looked like this:

You can also read it online here.

Two of my favorite bloggers, Marian of Miss Mustard Seed and Melaine of My Sweet Savannah's gorgeous homes are featured in the magazine as well!

Also, we've restocked our "As for me and my house..." pillow covers:

I hope you all are having a lovely week!

50 comments:

  1. I saw your Christmas story a few days ago and loved it! Your home looked so beautiful. Congratulations on a well deserved feature.

    ReplyDelete
  2. OMGosh I bought tthis today at Target and haven't opened it up yet. How exciting.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh Jennifer, this is the best news. Couldn't have happened to a better blogger, and that's the truth of the matter.

    BIG ongrats to you for your lovely home and family feature - can't wait to get my copy!

    My very best,

    Michele

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congrats friend, such an honor, and so deserved! Can't wait to savor it when I pick it up on newsstands, hooray!!!!
    xo
    Kate

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yeah you!!!!!! Congratulations, you must be on cloud nine!!!
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

    ReplyDelete
  6. I picked this issue up the other day and was so happy to see you were featured! Love all your pictures, everything you do is amazing and beautiful!
    ~Marcy

    ReplyDelete
  7. OH MY GOSH! That's soooooo exciting! But i'm not even remotely surprised, your home is incredible... I can't wait to pick up a copy!!!

    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congratulations! I have been looking for the magazine everywhere! Can't wait to see your home!

    XO,
    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  9. Congratulations! I picked this issue up last week and it is one of the best I have seen in a long time. I just love your home and you very much deserve to be in there! Enjoy! Now I'm ready to put my tree up. :)

    Kimberlee

    ReplyDelete
  10. I picked up my copy yesterday and saw you in there! Congratulations on a dream come true.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I don't normally buy magazines, but I will definitely go pick up this issue. Congratulations! Ps your "little townhome" is definitely magazine worthy!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congratulations indeed. I used to dream about such a thing when I was a kid too! (Not the basketball thing) Very excited for you - I will pick up my copy next time I'm in town!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a dream come true. That is one of my 5 year goals!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wish Big! Dream Big! They do come true!! A well deserved honor. Congratulations! I am so excited for you all! May I please have my copy autographed? :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Congratulations! I bought the issue and was so excited for you when I saw you! Your home looks wonderful and you and the girls look so beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Congrats! I cant wait to see the feature!! :) xo Rachel

    ReplyDelete
  17. How exciting Jennifer! I can't wait to pick up a copy! So happy for you:)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh my gosh - off to buy the magazine! Congratulations!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Congratulations Jennifer! I picked up the magazine a few days ago and what a gorgeous 10 page spread! Your home is stunning and a lovely photo of you and your girls. What an honor to be featured. I was so happy to see you in the magazine and you are most deserving of it. You are a talent beautiful woman! XO Allison

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am so excited for you!!! And I can't wait to see it:). I hear ya, I had some "different" dreams growing up too, and of course being published tops them all. You truly are gifted at what you do, enjoy it Jenni! Happy Wednesday, Jen

    ReplyDelete
  21. Congratulations! I am buying it today when I go out! Your home is so beautiful and I know you will inspire so many others with your creative ideas.
    Cheers! - Shelley

    ReplyDelete
  22. Congratulations, Jenni! I'm so very excited for you! Looking forward to picking up a copy! :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I loooove this magazine and buy it every year. I can't wait to see your gorgeous home in it-congratulations!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm so excited for you, Jennifer! You are so very talented, yet seem very humble. What an exciting dream come true!

    ReplyDelete
  25. it is such a gorgeous feature! your home and family are both SO lovely!! congratulations and thank you so much for using our 'noel" garland ;)
    what a treat! your amazing jennifer!! xoxo melissa and kellie {icing designs}

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm so excited for you and I will look for the mag next time I'm at the store!

    Kat

    ReplyDelete
  27. Yay! congratukstions! I will have to go pick up a copy.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Congratulations Jennifer!! Very, very exciting. Only wish they had this publication here in Australia would love to see the entire 10 pages. Might see if my local Newsagent can get it in. Enjoy basking in the glory.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Ah!!! I'm going to go buy one this afternoon!! Congratulations :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Congratulations! That is amazing!! You totally deserve it. :) Megan

    ReplyDelete
  31. Congratulations....can't wait to get the magazine!...Your photography is exquisite...and your home stunning!!..

    ReplyDelete
  32. That is one of my all time favourite holiday magazines. Huge congratulations for your feature! Love your place.
    xo,
    Shannon
    (aka design)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Congrats! So excited for you! Can't wait to see it in print.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Congrats on BHG Super happy for you. One of my dreams is to get that call. But I love living vicariously through my blog friends... Can't wait to get a copy.. Enjoy..

    Pattie

    ReplyDelete
  35. Congratulations! You deserve it. Your home is so beautiful and such an inspiration. I can not wait to get my hands on that magazine!

    ReplyDelete
  36. How exciting Jennifer! Can't wait to pick up a copy. Congrats on having your dream come true.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Here's to dreams coming true!!! Cannot wait to check it out. Congrats from one blogger and baller to another (I so miss playing basketball).

    Jennifer

    ReplyDelete
  38. Congratulations! I adore your design!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I can't wait to pick up a copy to see the whole spread! Congratulations, this is really something to be proud of!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Jennifer, are you kidding me? Your little townhome deserves mention in many magazines. Honestly, when I first read on your blog that you lived in a townhome I could not believe it! Your home does not reflect that at all. It looks warm, lived it, timeless, elegant and a true design inspiration. I LOVE IT!

    I picked up a copy of the magazine today and it is amazing. You deserve it! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Jennifer - i knew this about your husband because some of your mother in laws dear friends are also my dear friends. :) So I have had the pleasure of spending time with her on a number of occasions! She is also a very talented woman!! She is a very good cook...which I am not :/ so I love to pick her brain about that! :)

    Blessings - Sara

    ReplyDelete
  42. Congrats! I have read & re-read this issue many times. I too have always had that deep dream to have my home in a magazine it hasnt happened yet , but maybe one day. So happy for you! and LOVE the new painted pumpkins in your daughters room-so precious!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I just discovered your blog via Pinterest and I didn't know you were going to be in this magazine... I was flipping through it today and saw your daughter's sweet face! Congrats, it must be so exciting!

    Whitney
    leavesofmytree.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. CONGRATS again girl!!!! Couldnt happen to a more talented and nicer person.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Can anyone please tell me where to find a copy in a store? I have looked at Walmart, Lowes and Ridleys but they didnt have it???

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We have seen them at all grocery stores (both here an in NH), Target, Barnes and Noble and Jo-Ann Fabrics. Hope that helps!

      Delete
  46. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...