Well This Is A Surreal Moment…I’m Published! In a Real Magazine!

People have dreams, people have ambitions. People often think those dreams aren’t achievable or their goals are too far fetched. I’m here today to debunk those silly myths because they really are possible. How so you ask? Well, because I am in a real magazine!! And not just any ole magazine. It’s Better Homes and Gardens’ Kitchens + Bath Makeovers magazine!!!

Better Homes and Gardens Publication

It’s still hard for me to believe that our white kitchen is published. It’s been a dream of mine. A big dream to be published. I’ve had many online features before which I’m so thankful for too, but there’s just something extra special of being in print. You know, like a REAL magazine that you actually read and flip through the pages. Not scroll with your fingers on your ipad with.

And don’t be surprised if you see this magazine and article framed and matted in our house somewhere in the future because you better believe that will be happening. :) And no it’s not to brag by any means. People frame their diplomas because it’s something they are proud of right? Well I am pretty darn proud and humbled about this. Who would have thought 3 years ago when I started this blog this would happen? Definitely not me.

I received my comp copy that BHG sent to me, and I will have to go buy 10 more copies now and save for a rainy day. ;) But the magazine is out on newstands today (Summer 2013 edition), so go pick up a copy!  If I ever happen to run into you while out and about, I’ll sign my autograph on your copy. KIDDING. :)

I’d like to thank Karran for my gorgeous quartz sink and Formica for being integral parts in my kitchen makeover again. Their fabulous products are what makes my kitchen special!

Thanks for all of your support and keeping me going friends. This is the best “job” ever and I’m so grateful. Don’t think I take any of this for granted any minute of any day. God is so good.




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  1. Becki Foster says:


  2. Congratulations Emily I am so excited for you, how awesome!! I think you should definitely frame your copy and hang it proudly in your office where you can look at it while you work!! You’ve done such amazing projects in your home it’s fantastic to see this reward!! Enjoy it :)

  3. That’s awesome! Congratulations! The best is yet to come. Ephesians 3:20

  4. That’s so awesome! Congratulations! Oh my gosh…and I would frame it too…multiple times…and drool over it every time I walked by it!

  5. Very cool!! xo Kristin

  6. Congratulations!!! What an amazing opportunity :-)

  7. That’s awesome. Congratulations!

  8. Congratulations! Your kitchen really does look fantastic.

  9. Awesome!! Congrats!

    What do the three little jars to the left of the sink say on them? Just curious they are so cute!

  10. Oh hooray for you! I honestly thought you were already in some magazines. In my heart, you’re in many, many magazines.

  11. How fun! Congrats! You deserve the feature!

  12. Big Big Congrats! And in one of my favorite magazines, too! :)
    Enjoy every moment!

  13. Fabulous!! Congratulations – well deserved!!

  14. Congratulations Emily! Well deserved.

  15. Congrats! Very happy for you.

  16. Congratulations! Every blogger’s dream! So happy for you!

  17. Congratulations!! It really is a wonderful feeling to get published! I say definitely frame it! :)

  18. That’s so exciting, congrats!!!! Definitely an amazing accomplishment :) You go girl!!!

    Danielle @ Busymomshelper.com

  19. WOO HOO!!!!!!!!
    A big congrats to you. I am on the framing your copy bandwagon. I know I have told you this before, but your DIY’s are an inspiration for me. AND if I run into you while the mag is on the stand, I will buy Another copy for you to autograph.

  20. Wow, congratulations! That’s amazing! And it shouldn’t come as any surprise that you’re featured in a magazine. Your blog and your home is amazing.
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  21. Congratulations!

  22. Congratulations!!! It’s an achievement well deserved :).

  23. This is AWESOME!!!! I recently bumped into your blog and ever since I have been addicted to it. I am soooo excited for you! And yah, needless to say YOu FrAmE IT!!!! ;)

  24. Oh Emily!!! I’d buy every copy of the magazine I could find!!! lol The kitchen is just stunning! Don’t you just love all the wonderful designs Formica has now??? The kitchen is STUNNING!! Congratulations!

  25. Claudia Cruz says:

    Congrats!!!!! That is so cool…I know somebody famous :)

  26. congrats, girlie!! This is so awesome, and so well-deserved!!!

  27. Congratulations! Well deserved ~


  28. Wow! That’s awesome!

  29. Gorgeous kitchen! Congrats! You SHOULD be proud! I have followed your posts about your white kitchen for a long time now, and I love everything you’ve done…In fact, it truly has inspired me…A painter came and took my doors off last week, and taking them away to be sprayed in “white dove” (Yayyy!). I don’t think I ever would’ve done it, if I hadn’t read all your posts. You will never know how many people’s lives you affect in such a positive way. All I can say is THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, and keep it up! One last note – there are a million tutorials on board and batten, but I found yours to be one of the most helpful – my husband put it up in our living room and mudroom. I’m sooo happy : ) Thanks for all the advice!

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