Monday, December 30, 2013


I know I have had big news before but this one ranks in the top 3 of BIG announcements.

Do y'all know these magazines?  You see them in Lowes, Wal-Mart, Barnes & Nobles....everywhere. They are published by the same company as Better Homes and Gardens as special interest publications.

I have bought several copies of all three and love them.  That is why I was in shock when this happened...

A few weeks ago,  I received an email from a lady saying she was a writer for the Kitchen and Bath Makeover Magazine (the first one pictured above) and she had seen my kitchen online.  She said the makeover is amazing and beautiful and exactly what their readers like to see and read about.  She said she wants to feature my kitchen in the magazine.  She stated what she needed from me and asked that I contact her as soon as possible.  UMM, WHAT?!

I am not going to lie to you....I didn't believe it.  I Googled her, the company, the magazine, her email address, the section she claimed I would be featured in....everything I could think to Google.  It all seemed legit so I responded to the email.  Within 24 hours I was doing a phone interview and emailing pictures.  CRAZY! CRAZY! CRAZY!

I know it was a huge transformation and we think it is perfect (well, pretty close to perfect) but sometimes I feel like I have my mom goggles on and its not as pretty as we think it is.  What are mom goggles, you ask?  This quick clip explains it to a "T".  The mom's faces and response are perfection in this clip.

Hilarious! You know you have all done this and if you don't know I am here to tell you, you have.  Blinded by love.  One of the most important things anytime you update your home is that you love the transformation (you are the one that has to live with it) but I must admit, to have other people love our completely DIYed kitchen feels incredible!

So without further adieu I can announce that the kitchen and I will be featured in the Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Makeover magazine (first one pictured above), Summer 2014 edition in the Lessons Learned section.  It will be available for purchase in May.  Don't worry about forgetting...I'll remind you :)

I would like to take this moment to thank my husband.  He gets overlooked in all the featuring of the business and blog.  I could not have done any of these things without his love and support.  This makeover would have never happened without his helpful ideas, grunt labor and income...bahaha.  Love you, Blittle!  Thank you for trusting me when I said we could transform this once sad, ugly house into a home we would love.  Thank you for trusting all my design choices and ideas even though you gave me the "I am not so sure about this" face several times through out the process.  Thank you for working so hard and helping me make our life on the water dream happen much earlier than we ever thought possible.

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