IC in Better Homes & Gardens

If you follow me on Facebook I told ya’ll a few weeks back that Better Homes & Gardens was at my house shooting for their magazine.  I was sooooo totally excited!  I am going to be in the May issue which should be in mailboxes on April 5th and in the newstands on April 15th. {Squuueeeeaaalll!}

I had an awesome experience with the photo shoot.  They flew out both a stylist and a photographer.  Edmond Barr was the photog from L.A.  And when you think photog from LA – he totally fit the mold.  He had cool hair, skinny jeans, trendy glasses and just exuded charisma and personality.  He had me in stitches with his one liners and did such an amazing job of…well…making me look amazing!


Better homes and gardens shoot

Jenny O’Connor was the photo stylist from BH&G from Dallas, Texas.  She was so easy going and fun to work with too and is so darn good at what she does.  Since styling my photos is a stretch for me I was amazed at how Jenny just made everything beautiful, effortlessly.

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They were here for two days.  The first day they shot about 5 different projects of mine for their website and then the second day they photographed a project for their magazine.

I had to crack up the way they found me.  Now let me stop and say that I am a huge self-promoter.  But for some reason I really wanted for Better Homes & Gardens, or any other magazine, to find me.  Is that weird?  Probably!  I just wanted it to happen organically I guess and not because I made it happen.

Anyway back in December I asked you on Facebook if I should do a “Best of 2012” wrap up post.  They just take so much time to put together and everyone does them – so thus the reason I didn’t want to.  But you guys convinced me!  The writer from BH&G said that is how she found me.  So…I am glad I listened to ya’ll and wrote that post.

Better Homes & Gardens photo shoot

Now I am not expecting that being in Better Homes & Gardens is going to push me into a new echelon of blogging, it is just nice to be recognized by a magazine and kind of fun to see a project you did in print.

The whole time they were photographing me I was thinking “My home does not belong in Better Homes & Gardens.”  I was thinking they probably think I live in the ghetto compared to the homes they see.  But after I saw the pictures Edmund took I was like “My home totally belongs in Better Homes & Gardens.”  He is so talented and made my house look amazing.

So make sure to pick up a copy of the May magazine.  I will be in the “I Did It!” section which is usually the back page.

Photos courtesy of Jill Levenhagen Photography and Blog Chicka Blog

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  1. Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus says:

    AHHHHHH! Scream Backflips Jumping and {almost peed my pants doing so} For YOU!!! Girl I can’t Wait to see! Whoop! Congrats- chest bump… ready ! — BOOM!

  2. SO exciting!!! Thank goodness for people like you because I don’t have a creative/diy bone in my body! Someone’s gotta make the world beautiful! Can’t wait to see the feature!

  3. I’m so excited for you!!!

  4. Cannot wait for my issue to arrive in the mail. Congrats! What a fun opportunity 🙂

  5. I’m so excited for you! Oh, and your hair is fabulous!

  6. This is so awesome. I can’t wait to read the BHG and see your smiling face.

  7. JillMichelle says:

    Congratulations! That is so cool. I can’t wait to see it!

  8. I love the “I Did It!” Section!! it’s so inspiring!! and trust me, that feature will Totally push you forward I love BH&G! So exciting!

  9. SO exciting!!!

  10. Congrats Beckie!!! I can’t wait to see it!

  11. So exciting! Congratulations. Can’t wait to see the article. 🙂

  12. Congratulations, Beckie! How exciting! Yes, that is the icing on the blogging cake ~ to be in a magazine, isn’t it? I’ll have to make sure I pick up this issue to see the great photos!

  13. How awesome! Congratulations, I can’t wait to see it!

  14. That is very cool! I will be sure to check it out!

  15. Congratulations Becky! I would be screaming it from the rooftops if I were you! That’s such a big honor. Good for you!

  16. Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you!!


  17. Congratulations! I’m a subscriber so I will be sure to pay special attention! Great Job….

  18. SERIOUSLY??? This is awesome!!! I am so impressed and happy for you- way to go:) Can’t wait to see it:)

  19. Congratulations! I will be sure to watch for it.

  20. I’m so excited for you! I remember you asking if you should do the DIY end of the year round up of projects (because I was wondering if I should do one!) Thank heavens you did! Can’t wait to get my issue with you in it!

  21. That is so amazing, Beckie! Congrats, and I will be “looking” for you! 🙂

  22. That is so exciting!!! I will definitely grab the May issue. 🙂 XO

  23. ohhh how exciting that is! Congrats. I remember cleaning for a month and pretty much the minute the photographer and stylists comes your house is trashed..I mean everything LOL. So worth it though. Can’t wait to see it.

  24. Congratulations! I can’t wait to see you in print!!

  25. I am so excited for you Beck! I can’t wait to see the piece, yay for you!!

  26. That’s wonderful, Beckie! I can’t til my May issue arrives in my mailbox. I’ll make sure to let out a huge squeeeeeeal in your honor!

  27. Congratulations! I must have missed that announcement on facebook. YOu must have LOVED that day, it’s so fun 🙂 Looking forward to see your home in May!

  28. Jennifer Haag says:

    Wow! How exciting and congrats!!! I came across your blog thru Facebook. I go to church at Emmanuel and one of my other Facebook friends had liked your page. Your projects are amazing and I can’t wait to see more of them 🙂

  29. These are really good news…! Congratulations Beckie. I think you deserve it. Kisses…!

  30. I can’t believe I just found you a week ago! I do have to say that you are mighty talented and deserve to be in BHG!!! Keep the fun coming!

  31. Ok, I am not a super expressive person, so no pom poms or high kicks, but I have a big grin on my face for you! So happy and excited for you- they are fortunate to have you twixt their covers. Wait, that didn’t sound right. You know what I mean! Wahoo! 🙂

  32. can not wait to see ! so proud of you !

  33. this is just the most awesome news. I can only imagine how scary and exciting it must be. 🙂 Big congratulations. 🙂

  34. Woo-hoo! That is SO exciting. I can’t wait to get my copy in the mail. Congratulations!! 🙂

  35. oh my GOODness! As if you’re weren’t role model enough . . . now this?!!!! Congrats! You are so deserving of this and I just have a feeling that this is just the start for you. mwah!

  36. Another star is born.


  37. How fun is this. I can’t wait to get the magazine and see the shoot. I am thrilled beyond words for you. Hugs, Marty

  38. Beckie!!!! How awesome is that? Congratulations! You are such an inspiration!

  39. What a huge honor and amazing experience for you! You totally deserve it! I will have to get a May issue now!

  40. Woohoo!! I’m so happy for you Beckie! Congratulations!! I’ll be picking that issue up for sure! Can’t wait to see it!!

  41. How fun! Someday I will be discovered I am sure! 🙂 In the meantime I will bask in your good fortune with you. I will be the first in line to get the magazine in May!

  42. woohoo Beckie! how fun! so happy for you. I look forward to opening it up to see you!


  43. WOW!!! I HAVE completely shut off my mag subscriptions in an effort to get caught up on the ones I have BUT you can be sure I will be purchasing this one. CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!

  44. Congratulations Beckie!!! How exciting! I’ll definitely pick up an issue and can’t wait to see it!!! Amy

  45. Congrats! And your house totally should be in BHG! Can’t wait for the May issue!

  46. Wow! Congratulations! How exciting!
    Debbie 🙂

  47. Oh Beckie, I am so so so happy for you. Jumping up and down clapping my hands! Congratulations. You so totally deserve this.
    xo rachel

  48. Congratulations, Becky! And BHG isn’t just any old magazine; they are one that people pay attention to! So excited for you!

  49. I am SO SO thrilled for you! What an accomplishment and I know you were on cloud 9!! Congrats! xo Bridgett

  50. Beckie- this is amazing! May I kiss your ring??? Can’t wait to see the article! Congrats- you totally deserve it!

  51. I would love to have a professional interiors photographer and stylist work their magic on my home. It would be amazing to see the potential. It reminds me of what celebrities look like in normal clothes, with no makeup, vs. what they look like on the red carpet. Wouldn’t you love to see what you could look like with a whole team of people making you look like a star? Ah, a girl can dream!


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