The Secret is Out

5.01.2012

I have been keeping a little secret from y'all. I was getting ready to tell y'all either this week or next before this secret came out. Problem is it is already out. I found it in my mailbox on Friday.
So what is this secret? Well, let me just tell you it all started when I received an email on February 8. I was having my morning coffee and was going through my emails and this is what I saw.

Master Bedroom Magazine Feature?

Yep, that is what I first saw in my junk mail. Thank goodness I always look at my junk mail since most of my mail goes there. I read the email and had to read it again. I couldn't believe it. A freelance magazine writer and editor, Rebecca Razo, was scouting for an article to do in the June issue of Cottages and Bungalows. She had seen my master bedroom post and thought it would be a perfect fit for the before and afters issue.



I emailed her back as fast as I could. Of course I was interested. Are you kidding? This was a dream come true. Who doesn't want to be in a magazine? So we talked on the phone and everything was a go for the master bedroom, so we thought. Then I get another phone call a few days later and Rebecca is apologizing and telling me that her editor decided to change up the way the issue was going and my bedroom was not going to work out. Talk about a let down. She told me though that they may use it another time. So I thought okay if it happens it happens and if it doesn't it doesn't.

Then she contacted me again the end of February and said that they wanted to feature my powder room instead of the bedroom. She said her editor loved it and it would be perfect. I said are you sure this time and she said definitely.

Now, let me just say that I was hoping for a full blown magazine shoot, but they are low budget and they wanted to use my photos. I thought mine? I'm not a professional. She said as long as they were high resolution they could use them. So I was the photographer. Hey, you do what you have to do. I don't know why they gave my photos an aged look, but I sent them clear bright shots.

 They actually did four pages. I was very surprised about that.





To see my name in a magazine is surreal.




Rebecca did a breakdown of what we did and the money we saved doing the work ourselves and using mostly what we already had.

When I saw this in the mailbox on Friday I couldn't believe the June issue was out this early. I figured it would be another couple of weeks.

So now you know my little secret. Oh, and another blogger most of you know has one of her before and afters in this magazine right after mine. So go grab you a copy.

Thanks to Rebecca Razo for finding my blog and putting my powder room in this magazine.

Don't forget my giveaway here.

Joining the following:
Met Monday since this is a before and after
Tuesday's Treasures
I don't know why blogger is doing part of my post in normal font size and the rest small. Just weird.

SEE YOU TONIGHT FOR WOW!!

160 comments:

  1. Awesome, Kim!!! I am so excited for you!! BTW, I had sent Amanda (daughter) to see your bedroom makeover and guess who now has that same bed at her house! The little stinker. I told her I was sleeping in her bed when I visit! ;) blessings ~ Tanna

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  2. You rock! Congratulations! It looks great :)

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  3. Congratualations Kim! A well deserved feature I might add!!

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  4. Kim finally not the same people over and over.. I a sooooo happy for you can't wait to see it. CONGRATULATIONS

    Pattie

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  5. Congratulations Kim! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see the issue.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  6. How exciting! Looking forward to getting a copy.

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  7. Congratulations Kim. I will look for a copy asap!

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  8. Kim,
    You must be so excited! Your bath is so cute it deserves it's own feature in print! I hope there are many more to come...
    XO Cindy

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  9. Congratulations Kim! Very well deserved!

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  10. How very exciting! Your home is just lovely!

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  11. Well deserved Kim.

    Congratulations!

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  12. Congratulations, Kim. You know you work hard at being a good blogger and showing us re-dos of everything you work on and it has FINALLY paid off. Who knows-now that you are "out there" someone else in the industry might find you, too! How exciting...you must have been jumping around on one leg waiting to tell someone! xo Diana

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  13. Congratulations Kim; how exciting! I wish they could have used your bedroom. It is just stunning. I read on someone else's blog about the new June issue, and I only just got the May issue.

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  14. Congrats to you! well done!

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  15. congratulations! how exciting. can't wait to check it out.

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  16. Congratulations!! That is so exciting for you! I will have to go get myself a copy~Angie

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  17. Holy cow that is so exciting!!! Congratulations! You deserve it, that bathroom is stunning!

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  18. That is super amazing Kim! Congrats!!! I need to run out and get that issue for sure!

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  19. Congratulations Kim!!!! That is just so wonderful. I aspire to be like you one day! x Julie

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  20. You did a great job decorating the master and the bathroom! Congrats!

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  21. Oh Kim, how wonderful!! Very impressive and so very exciting!! I can't think of anyone more deserving! Congratulations!!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  22. That's incredible!! Congrats Kim!!

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  23. How exciting, Kim! Congratulations!

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  24. WOW!!! Congrats to you. That must be really exciting. I can't wait to buy an copy.

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  25. How exciting is that?!! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the issue!
    -Shelley

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  26. How wonderful Kim! Your home is magazine worthy, so I am not the least surprised!!

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  27. Congratulations Kim! Your home is beautiful and they could have chosen any room and had a blockbuster issue.

    Gretchen

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  28. Congrats to you!! Looks great on the blog and in the magazine!

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  29. Oh it looks so good in the magazine! I love the lay-out showing the details in side pics etc. How exciting to see your name in print like that too! I hope Mr. Savvy feels proud too that his hard work is now being viewed for all to see. I remember how long it took to complete your bathroom redo! I haven't seen this on newstands yet, but will be sure to pick up a copy when I do. Congratulations! Btw, I don't think the coloring looks bad. I was expecting it to look different by how you described it

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  30. Kim,
    Congratulations!!!!That is awesome!Your photos are great so no surprise to me that they picked you.Also GREAT makeover too.I remember those posts :-)
    Anne

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  31. You have great style Kim, congrats to you!

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  32. Kim, this is fabulous! What a lovely piece. I know how proud you must feel. Big props on this. xx's

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  33. BTW, hop by The Enchanted Home today, Tina is doing a feature on my jewelry with a giveaway.

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  34. Wow!! Congratulations!! How exciting to see one of you own rooms and using photos that you took yourself. The layout all looks so professional! Happy for you.

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  35. Wonderful! You deserve every little inch of those pages! Yay!
    Blessings, Lorraine

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  36. Kim, How exciting!!! Can't wait to go pick up this issue! :)

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  37. WOW Kim how exciting!! Congrats on the feature, I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to pick up a copy.

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  38. Congratulations, Kim!! Very exciting to have a room in your home featured in a magazine. So cool!
    Mary Alice

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  39. Congrats!!! I usually buy this magazine but haven't seen the new issue yet. Will check this evening when I go to the store. I LOVE your bedroom and wish they had shown that.

    BTW, I am probably the one and only who wouldn't want to be in a magazine - unless I could be annonymous. LOL I'm very private!!

    tina

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  40. Kim, you whole house deserves to be in a magazine!! So happy for you :)

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  41. This really is wonderful article ! I simply love’d it !
    toko busana muslim

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  42. So happy for you Kim!!Your powder room is amazing,and so is your entire home!I'm have to go out and get the magazine.Congrats!!

    Kathy

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  43. Congratulations Kim!! You totally deserve it. I always say your rooms are magazine worthy for sure!!! That is so exciting! I'm going to have to go buy it now. :)

    -heather

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  44. Congratulations! So well deserved... I can't wait to read it!

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  45. Wow! how wonderful. Congratulations!

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  46. Just goes to show you that publishing projects on your blog doesn't mean they won't get published in the magazines. Congratulations!!

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  47. Congratulations !
    Maybe they will use the bedroom pictures another time.
    I have had all kinds of weird things to happen on my blog. :(
    Have a great week.

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  48. Congratulations!! So happy for you!

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  49. Congratulations! That's so exciting for you. Any of your rooms are magazine worthy, that's for sure. Thanks for sharing them all with us.
    Angie

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  50. Congrats Kim. That is super exciting! Way to go!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  51. Congratulations Kim! I'm equally happy for you. Wishing you more magazine features, you truly deserve it!!!

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  52. BIG CONGRATS, Kim, well deserved! =) xo ~Liz

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  53. How exciting! Congratulations to you!

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  54. Congratulations Kim!!! That is just so exciting and well deserved!! Now others will get to see your talent on display and we couldn't be more thrilled for you. :-)
    Vanessa

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  55. Congratulations!! your home is so beautiful, so I am not surprised!

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  56. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to pick up a copy of the magazine! Have you decided on the frame for your article yet? ~ Maureen

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  57. Sadly I won't be able to buy a copy in the UK Kim, but I'm exited for you just the same! Many congratulations on the feature, I wouldn't be surprised if someone doesn't do your bedroom one too :O))
    Have a super week!
    Rose H
    x

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  58. Yay, congratulations Kim on your well deserved article!!! I looked for the mag here but haven't found it yet...I'll keep looking though, I can't wait to see it!

    Kat

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  59. Congratulations! Well done Kim! Cheers!

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  60. That is so cool, Kim! Congratulations! Happy for you!
    -Trish

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  61. Congratulations, Kimmie! This is just fantastic and I will have to run out and buy this mag! You're so famous now! I knew that already!
    You are the famous sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  62. Congratulations Kim,
    How exciting for you and for us too.
    You do a wonderful job on your pics,
    painting and decorating
    and I and others obviously love your blog............Keep up the great work.

    blessings Galore hon,
    Nellie

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  63. ooooo!!!!! congrats.can't wait to buy the issue. OF COURSE they picked YOU!

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  64. Congratulations! Your feature is well deserved--you makeovers are beautiful!

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  65. That's awesome, Kim! Love your bedroom. It's definitely magazine worthy. CONGRATS!

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  66. I am SOOOO happy for you Kim, everything you do is magazine worthy and your bathroom makeover is no exception. I am going to head out to get my a copy so I can show it off to my friends. Congratulations, it is well deserved!

    Heather

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  67. Kim, I am so happy for you...LOVE your blog and your decorating skills...You and I have the same taste in decorating. I will have to say that reading your blog is costing me money...lol...everytime I see something that you do that would work in my home...I immediately go shopping. Just like your new barstools...I went and got two for my kitchen and LOVE them!!! I told you a while ago that it would not be long until you were discovered...And what makes it even more exciting is that you are a nearby neighbor and our daughters went to school together. Again, so happy for you...you so deserve being featured!!
    Denise

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  68. Congratulations!!! That is wonderful!

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  69. Well deserved and what a great surprise! Of course, you were bound to be found - your house and style are amazing!
    Kelly

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  70. That is so great...I will rush out and buy the magazine before its sold out. Congratulations! Well deserved, Kim!

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  71. So happy for you, Kim! You deserve this, as you inspire all of us each and every week. You're now in what I call "Diet Coke category," meaning I'm addicted to your website. I hope this is the first of many more features!

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  72. Way to go, Kim! I enjoy that magazine, so I'll be sure and get a copy of the June issue. They really need to put your bedroom in there as well! Linda

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  73. Congrats Kim! I'm surprised you haven't been in a magazine before this! Your home and designs are amazing. I'll look for this magazine! Hugs, Lind

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  74. That's so awesome Kim!! Your powder looks great! Congrats! Hopefully, in the future they will be able to devote some pages to your master bedroom. It is so beautiful!

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  75. Congrats! They should have ran both,they both are beautiful great work Joann

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  76. Yayness Kim. I know you are thrilled. The bedroom will be next I am sure.

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  77. KIM!! Congratulations! I'd say that magazine is really smart for picking ANY room in your house!! Boy, I'd be pinching myself if I were you--I'm so happy for you!

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  78. Congratulations!! Thats great - well done!!

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  79. Hey Kim,

    I am so HAPPY for you!!!! All that hard work and beautiful decorating has paid off big time!

    Enjoy the fame ;->

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

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  80. Hey Kim,

    I am so HAPPY for you!!!! All that hard work and beautiful decorating has paid off big time!

    Enjoy the fame ;->

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

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  81. Oh my Gosh Kim that is so cool. You are now a published blogger. Excellent Job and who wouldn't want to use your powder room (or master bedroom for that matter) You do beautiful work.

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  82. That is SO GREAT! I'm totally excited for you! Well deserved!

    XO, Aimee

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  83. Congratulations Darling.. this is fantastic...hugs ~lynne~

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  84. Wow! Congrats Kim! Did you have High Resolution pictures or did you convert them somehow? I was contacted once and they couldn't use my pictures (I'm no expert either) How did you have the resolution?
    Thanks
    Susan

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  85. Congratulations Kim!!! I PERSONALTY would have put YOU on the cover! I TRULY like your style best and YOUR BEDROOM should be there too!
    Big Hugs,
    Donna

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  86. Congrats! Beautiful rooms....so happy for you!!

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  87. Awesome!!!.. and this is probably just the beginning for you. Your whole house and all your projects are magazine worthy...

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  88. If this is your 15 minutes of fame, I hope next time they do choose your bedroom and you get a whole half hour. That is so cool!

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  89. Congratulations Kim. HOw wonderful. YOu must have been disappointed when they said no to your bedroom, but thank heavens they saw the light and used your bathroom.

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  90. How wonderful! Congratulations, Kim.

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  91. You so deserve this...and I really mean that. You have kept faithful to "real" blogging. You are a great commenter and so generous with your links and shout-outs. You have worked hard and your blog has grown to be one of the best. Your powder room is stunning and magazine-worthy for sure...and I think having your own photos in the feature is the icing on this delicious cake. Well done.

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  92. What an awesome spread Kim. Today while at the grocery store I headed right over to the mag section. ALL of May is out on the shelves still grrrr...maybe at Walmart tomorrow. I want my hands on a copy. CONGRATS my friend I am very happy that all your hard work and efforts have been seen.

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  93. How exciting for you! I find myself looking for familiar blogger names when I browse through magazines and now I will find 2 in one issue!

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  94. Kim,

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you! You totally deserve it and I know your master bedroom will get featured one day, too!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  95. I think that's fantastic. Well deserved for sure. Congratulations.

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  96. Kim:

    This is wonderful news! Congratulations!

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  97. Congrats on the well deserved feature! I am so excited for you.
    xo, Sherry

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  98. So fun and did they use your photography too? You are that good they could have. It has been great to watch how far your little blog has taken you. Lori

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  99. Congrats! That is awesome. Surprised it's taken this long for your home to be featured. I don't subscribe to that one, but will look for it in the stores.

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  100. Wonderful, just wonderful! I'm so happy for you!

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  101. Fantastic! So happy for you Kim~and I think your bedroom is just as nice as the powder room!

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  102. So so cool! You must of been so excited. All right Kim!

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  103. I totally remember that bathroom post....way to go! Congratulations.

    Kathleen

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  104. OK, didn't I joke about YOU signing the ASCP books you gave away? Well now I think you should sign a copy of the magazine, it's just like blogging with a celebrity! And as pretty as your master b. is, they couldn't go wrong picking the powder room.

    ~Bliss~

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  105. Kim so happy for you and your magazine feature!! Bet we will be seeing that gorgeous bedroom of yours in another magazine soon!

    Bee blessed
    mary

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  106. Congratulations on the feature. You deserve it. Your makeovers are amazing. Of course, my mom and I can't figure out how you have the energy to do all these transformations. Brava!

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  107. Congratulations to you Kim!!! Your home is beautiful and this is so well deserved! I think they should have used your bedroom too... just sayin';)!!

    xojoan

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  108. Oh wow! I would freak out! You are going to have to get some really big sunglasses - you're a celebrity! Congratulations! How exciting!!
    Elisa
    home sweet nest

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  109. Dear Kim!!!! Congratulations!!!
    I am so happy for you!!!
    Yes, I will buy the magazine!!!
    Cheers,

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  110. Congratulations Kim, this is so great for you, well deserved too. Everything you touch is magic. Wish I had just a tid bit of your talents!

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  111. Congratulations, Kim! How exciting! The Powder room looks great and I love your bedroom!

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  112. Oh my goodness, Kim I am so excited for you I can hardly stand it. You were already a rock star, but now you are a famous rock star. Woohoo!!!!!
    Laura

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  113. Yay...Bravo!!!....I am sure that you are on Cloud 18..Double Cloud 9....Could not have happened to a nicer person!!!....I am so very excited for you!

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  114. Congratulations!! How wonderful for you, Kim. Both rooms look amazing!

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  115. Congratulations Kim!
    Get ready- more is sure to come I am sure.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  116. OOO, with all your beautiful decorating and furniture redos, it was only a matter of time before some of them ended up in decorating magazines. I always knew it was a not a matter of "IF", but "WHEN".
    CONGRATULATIONS......

    Now I am going out to see if I can find this magazine.

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  117. Congratulations on being published in Cottages and Bunglows! I see a lot more success in your future. Kim, I think you are awesome.

    Debbie

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  118. Kim, Congratulations, I can only imagine your thrill and excitement!

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  119. Kim Congratulations!! of course they SHOULD feature your entire home!! very Exciting!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  120. This is great! I'm sure it is the first of many magazines that will feature your beautiful home!

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  121. Well, this is certainly exciting, Kim!! And definitely not unexpected...you do such a wonderful job on everything! I know it is the first of many features for you! A BIG Congratulations!!

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  122. Congratulations Kim! That is fantastic news!!!

    Dee

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  123. Kim that is wonderful!!! I love seeing one of my favorite bloggers in one of my favorite magazines! A beautiful spread, congrats! Laura

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  124. Congratulations to you! What a wonderful feature. I can't wait to get a copy of the magazine.

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  125. Congratulations Kim! You deserve the recognition!

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  126. Wow congratulations off to find the magzines.....congrats

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  127. Congratulations! This is a proud moment and a huge accomplishment. You definitely have the gift for styling rooms. Hope you go out and grab lots of copies of this issue for your family.

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  128. Congratulations, Kim! What a wonderful accomplishment, and a real (well-deserved) testament to your creativity, ingenuity, and style!

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  129. Congrats! Did you ever think when you first started blogging that it would lead to something like this?
    just confirmation of what an awesome talent you have!

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  130. Congratulations! Well done.

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  131. Oh I would die, I would just DIE! You deserve the recognition -- you are one talented gal!

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  132. Congrats on your feature in the magazine, Kim. :-) Sue

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  133. Very exciting news! Congratulations! Any room in your house could be featured! In fact, they should do a feature on your WHOLE house!

    So happy for you!
    xo-Lisa

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  135. I love your bedroom! I had asked you in another comment how to join wow, but found it. Please visit me for a chance to win an Annie Sloan book!

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  136. Kim, you sneaky fox you! How awesome and exciting for you. And for the record, I think you are pretty darn good photographer. :) When my magazine shoot was done, I had to decorate my kitchen for Christmas in July and we had to take pics in sweaters. haha But I loved it, and I know just how excited you are. I am proud of you and I know its just a matter of time before the rest of your home is "discovered." Barb

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  137. How awesome is that! Congratulations on your feature! So well deserved!

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  138. Congrats, Kim! I just love all of your decorating & constantly in awe of your talents! So happy for you!! Blessings!

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  139. How exciting! Congratulations. What a wonderful feeling--so happy for you.

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  140. That is one exciting secret!! Congrats!!

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  141. Oh wow - how exciting!!!! Congratulations, Kim! BTW - They should have featured BOTH of your spaces in my opinion. ;)

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  142. WOW! I just knew it, you are a Rock Star! I am going out to find that magazine tomorrow. I loved the powder room already and It deserved to be in a magazine. Hugs, Ginger

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  143. Wow, that is so exciting! Congratulations, Kim! It looks great.

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  144. Congratulations! - how exciting for you, Kim! It won't be long before they'll be wanting to feature your lovely bedroom, too...

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  145. Congratulations Kim! It's not so unusual that I am the last to know! I'm glad you shared some shots from the magazine. I'm looking forward to getting my copy! I'm thrilled for you!

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  146. Awesome!!! Congrats, you totally deserve it. hugs Anu

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  147. How very exciting! Your powder room is so cute! Congratulations!

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  148. Congratulations Kim - you so deserve it!!!! So happy for you xxx Nat

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  149. I am SO THRILLED for you Kim!! I'm running down to the store to get a copy. A truly great feature and you so deserve this. Congrats!

    Nann

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  150. This is such terrific news! Hooray for you Kim!
    I am thrilled for you!
    xoxoxox
    A

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  151. Kim, I am so happy for you!!!! I am sorry this is so late in coming, but I wanted you to know how excited I am. I knew this was coming one day and am so glad that it happened! What an honor! Congratulations!!!

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  152. HOW did I miss this????? Congratulations Kim!!!

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