Better homes and gardens shoot

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. 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 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!

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

  5. 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.

  6. Yes for real it was hilarious. They had stuff everywhere except in the photo shoot. It was super fun though. I hope it will happen again!

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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!

  9. 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! 🙂

  10. 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!

  11. 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 !!!!!

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

  13. 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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