A Dream Come True

2.11.2014

Well, if you were following me on instagram and facebook yesterday then you saw what was taking place at my house. I think most of us dream of having our homes featured in a magazine or other publication. I have had my own photos used in two magazines, but I had never had a real photo shoot. Yesterday my dream came true and here are some shots I grabbed around the house while it was taking place. I didn't use a tripod like I normally do so these may not be as sharp as they could be.

Gridley and Graves photographers arrived 9 am and stayed till after 7pm. Lots of equipment was brought in.





Several varieties of flowers were brought. These were sitting in a bowl of water waiting to be used.

Food like this strawberry rhubarb pie was used, too.

Not a lot of my stuff was moved or changed, but they did a different set up on the coffee table and with the furniture in this room. It was fun watching how they would change the room for the perfect shot.

Mr. Savvy's recliner got kicked to the curb. Sorry, dear.

This would not be a good daily set up, but in the camera's eye this looked right.

It was a very long day and I was thrilled to have my home chosen. Mine was not shot for a monthly magazine, but for one of those specialty ones. So I'm not sure if it will show up in maybe a fall issue or it may be spring of 2015. So now the hard part of waiting. 
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You can find out more info about Gridley and Graves here.

Looks like we are in for another major winter storm event here and this one could be worse. I pray we don't have an ice storm and lose power. That shouldn't happen, if it does, until tomorrow so be sure to come back tonight for our party!

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80 comments:

  1. Kim this is uber exciting. I am so happy for you. I really do love the bench there, but yes, not practical for day to day living.

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  2. Congrats Kim! I think that is one of all of us gals dreams. So happy for you. Stay warm! It is only suppose to be in the 30s for us today and rainy but no snow.

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  3. I am going to come over and get my copy autographed! Congrats to you and the Savvy house. I can't wait to hear all the details. Did Bailey make the cut?

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  4. Kim, congratulations!! That is impressive and just incredibly awsome, I'm so excited for you! Will be waiting with you sweet lady!!

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  5. All I can say is WOW! Congrats.

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  6. Your home was meant for a magazine! So happy for you KIM! xo

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  7. Congratulations, Kim! That is awesome. I don't know why but I laughed out loud about your husband's recliner. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a husband of bloggers support group in the future :)

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  8. WOW!!! I'll bet that was SO GREAT to get to watch them in action!! I would love to have been able to observe! LOL! Yes, real life living space doesn't always equal the "best shot". But, I look forward to hearing more about this. Congratulations, Kim! blessings ~ tanna

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  9. Awesome.......what a great experience for you! Congratulations!!!

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  10. WOW, Kim....Congratulations!! I'm thrilled for you. ~Liz :)

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  11. Congrats Kim, I am glad you had the honor and can not wait to see the pictures they took as well. Have a great day. :-)

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  12. Congratulations Kim! What an amazing experience for you! I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures! The storm is headed our way as well! Stay safe!

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  13. So exciting Kim...I'm so happy for you!! Can't wait to grab a copy when it comes out!

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  14. Congratulations, Kim! It is so well deserved! Can't wait to see you home published!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  15. I do hope Miss Bailey is in the magazine! Congrats on having your dream realized. Not a dream of mine, I am too private a person! LOL That was a long day for you all, I'm sure. PS - I like the way you had the rooms styled better than what the photographers did.

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  16. Congrats Kim, I have never heard of that magazine. I bet it was fun to watch them stage things, I would loved to have been there.

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  17. Your house is awesome, congratulations! Keep us posted! Love the pillow on the bench!

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  18. Very cool. You deserve it!

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  19. I'm so happy for you, Kim! How exciting, and I'm sure you'll let us know when the publication comes with your featured home.
    Mary Alice

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  20. Kim, how wonderful and deserving!!! I know you are so excited, but having to wait would kill me! LOL!!! Enjoy the snow! ~Christy

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  21. Congratulations.... now everyone will be able to see your beautiful home.

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  22. Congratulations....that must be so exciting! Let us know when it is out...

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  23. How exciting, Kim. I know you're thrilled at being in a magazine, and you deserve it. Can't wait to see the article whenever it comes out. Not looking forward to this weather. Stay safe.

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  24. How exciting! Can't wait to hear and see more.....
    Nancy

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  25. I am so thrilled for you! Can't wait until you can let us know which magazine and when it comes out!

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  26. How wonderful! Your home is absolutely gorgeous-congratulations on getting to see your hard work in print!

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  27. Congratulations! Your home looks beautiful!

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  28. Congrats!!!!!!! I worked with them in December and was so impressed. I failed to get ANY pictures. Mine was for specialty publications as well. Will be so much fun to see if they ever pop up anywhere :-)

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  29. Congrats Kim!!! How exciting. Your home is beautiful, and I can't wait to see it in print.

    Kathy

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  30. Oh my gosh, how exciting, Kim!!! They will be here on Saturday!! I am beside myself too:-)

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  31. Good for you , Kim! A dream come true for sure!! Thanks for all of the back ground shots…very fun to see. I was up for a Midwest Living shoot, and I didn't get it…total bummer, but you have inspired me to never give up!! Can't wait to see the full tour…stay safe down there~

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  32. Congrats, Kim!!! So excited and happy for you!!

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  33. That is so exciting, Kim! Congratulations! Your home looks beautiful!

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  34. This is fantabulous Kim. The fate (temporary) of hubby's recliner made me smile. Looking forward to the publication whichever one it is.

    I hope you stocked up on soup fixin's and such and hoping your power stays on! Stay warm and cozy this week.

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  35. Your home looks magazine perfect! Congrats dear Kim! Can't wait to see the actual publication!
    Happy Valentine's!!!
    FABBY

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  36. Congratulations to you, my incredibly talented friend. I did smile about the recliner...I've got a couple of "family" pieces that I'd happily have someone ELSE take the blame for "losing". Can't wait to see you "in print"!

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  37. Congratualtions!!!!! I am so happy for you, but then I think your home should be in every magazine!!! I like the way YOU have your room but I guess the camera thought this set up was better:) We are preparing for the snow too. Starts here at midnight Wed. and snows all day Thursday:(:( AAUUGGHH!!! Hope NONE of us lose power, that was NOT fun!

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  38. congratulations kim! you truly deserve such an honor and I'm so happy that your labors of love around your home caught the eye of this smart magazine...can't wait for it to come out!

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  39. Congratulations! Exciting indeed....

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  40. Congrats Kim! Stay warm. Not much in the way of snow here, but more icy rain!!

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  41. I loved getting to see these pics from your big day! It's fun to see how they moved things around to get just the right pic. I really like how they styled your coffee table and moved the furniture in your family room. I know that it wouldn't work for everyday, but it really does look pretty! The pink roses they brought are beautiful! Did you get to keep the props they brought?

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  42. How EXCITING!!! Congrats, Kim! I'm sure you've been told your house is magazine worthy for years!

    Poppy

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  43. Congrats Kim, I'm so glad the shoot went well!

    xo Kat

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  44. I was on to this on IG but I can imagine how exciting it was for you. I feel that way about recliners until I am sick then I want mine back:}

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  45. How Exciting Kim!! Congratulations!!

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  46. So exciting! Glad they squeezed it in before the weather! Stay warm... xo Heidi

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  47. It was so great to follow you along on your amazing "journey" yesterday...Congrats again on a well deserved opportunity and recognition. I can't wait to see your home in print!!!...I as assuming that as soon as the photographers left, Mr. Savvy got his recliner back!!

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  48. Congratulations, Kim! The photos look beautiful - cannot wait to see the magazine. Keep us posted!!

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  49. Congratulations, Kim! So happy your dream came true and can't wait to see it:-)

    Stay warm and safe.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  50. I am so happy for you! Can't wait to see the magazine!

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  51. How exciting! Congratulations! I hope that you just get a little snow for fun and no treacherous ice :(

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  52. Congratulations on your home being featured - a well deserved award.

    How fun to watch them move things around and change what you have.

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  53. Kim,
    This is so exciting and so well deserved. I had Gridley and Graves here at the end of the summer for some up coming magazine issues due out this spring and summer. They are the sweetest couple and take the most beautiful pictures of your home. I remember it being a long day but it will be so worth it when you see the beautiful pictures in your feature. Congrats. I bet they were so impressed with your beautiful home.
    Kris

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  54. Congratulations Kim. Such exciting news. Can't wait to see it when it comes out.
    Kristi

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  55. Kim, congrats that is such a big accomplishment, but I don't blame the mag for wanting to feature your home, it's truly stunning.
    Ramon
    Rowhouseblogg.blogspot.com

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  56. Congratulations Kim!!! How funny about the recliner. :) They pack a lot into one day, don't they? And it is always interesting to see how things that look lovely for the camera don't always work great in real life. I pray you (and I) don't get the ice that is being predicted. I hope you have stocked up on things in case you lose power and that you have a non-electric heat source. Stay safe girl!

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  57. Beautiful roses you are lucky! Congratulations well deserved!
    xx
    Anne

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  58. Congratulations Kim- so well deserved - and just on a side note - that settee ( wicker ? ) is out of this world gorgeous !!!

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  60. That is wonderful Kim! Congratulations! I can't wait to see it in the magazine :)

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  61. Congratulations! Your home is gorgeous.

    xo
    Pat

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  62. Congratulations Kim! This must have been so exciting for you and I’m not at all surprised. I did get a chuckle about Mr. Savvy’s chair..............

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  63. Woohoo, Kim! This is so exciting and I can't wait to see your feature! Hope it's published soon!

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  64. How exciting! The love you have for your home shows up in every post so I am not surprised that you were chosen! Congrats girl!

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  65. Oh wow, how exciting! Congratulations Kim! Can't wait to see your pretty home when the magazine comes out ;)

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  66. How exciting Kim, I know you're thrilled! I'm looking forward to the issue. I hope Mr. Savvy is enjoying his recliner back in its place :)

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  67. Congrats, Kim! So well deserved.

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  68. I am so excited for you! Congratulations!

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  69. You just WOWED us, Kim! That is such exciting news! Congratulations to you - your house is certainly magazine-worthy!

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  70. I have been following along with you on Instagram and I am so excited got you! Congratulations!

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  71. WHOO HOO!!! Great news, Kim- couldn't have been a better choice. Grats. I am super excited and happy for you, yay!!! ♥

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  72. Congratulations, Kim...I can't wait to see what they do with those photos!

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  73. So excited for you Kim!!! Congratulations!!!

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  74. wow, congrats, looking forward to seeing the pics! you've worked so hard on your home to share with us, that you so deserve this, yay!!! Anne in ATL (keep warm)

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  75. Congratulations Kim! And truly you and your home deserves this honor! It's always been my dream as well, and I'm so happy for people I know in blogland to get this recognition! So exciting!

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  76. So exciting, I bet in was so interesting watching them work and seeing their view points~ love the rhubarb pie they brought, perfect in your house! Can't wait for the publication
    Jenna

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  77. Congratulations, Kim! I am not in the least bit surprised. You have some wonderful pieces and the style to pull them all together. What a fun and exciting thing to have happen! Whooo Hoooo...can't wait to see it in print!

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  78. You must be over the MOON! I am so excited for you!

    xo

    Andie

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  79. Congrats. I own the magazine and leave it to Ann and Gary to do a great job at making your home look great in the magazine! I too had them shoot my home back in 2005 for Country Decorating Ideas and it took till 2007 for it to appear. Last week I had photographers here shooting for Country Sampler magazine and now I am doing the waiting game again. I said that I never would do this again, but since my home is finally close to 'done'...I wanted to see professional shots. And Country Sampler is not the kind of magazine you would think of for my home but they said that they we breaking out of the mold people know them for. The photographers stayed for two days like Ann and Gary did back in 2005. That's a lot of pictures and a long slow process.

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