Tuesday, August 13, 2013

NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS...


did I ever think this would ever happen!

But today, on news stands, is the September issue of Ladies' Home Journal.

And I'm in it!


Well, my mirror wall is!


I had a strong idea that this was coming, but was so surprised to get a message on Facebook this weekend from a friend saying "I thought someone had successfully copied your design until I saw it was YOUR design in the Ladies' Home Journal magazine. Congrats!!!"  For some reason I had it in my head that the photo would come out NEXT month...and even though I had been in contact with a super sweet Editor at the magazine, I hardly told anyone, and I wasn't believing it was really happening until I saw it in print with my own two eyes!


This feature is totally a testament to the power of Pinterest.  Several months ago I got an email from an editor with the subject "Your blog in Ladies Home Journal?" and about passed out.  Actually, at first I thought it must be a joke, but then realized that it was, in fact, the real deal!  She was researching a feature on interesting wall treatments and had come across a pin of my wall of mirrors.  Thanks Rachel!  


There are 5 bloggers' walls featured in the "Wonder Walls" segment, and let me tell you, the other 4 are fantastic ideas!  Still not quite sure how I ended up in this mix, but I'm thankful!

My sweet kids checking it out on the car ride home from Barnes & Noble

This weekend I didn't think it could get any better, after being featured on (my favorite!) the amazing Emily A. Clark's blog, and sweet Aimee's blog It's Overflowing.  And then, another surprise yesterday from guru-blogger Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick who featured my blue dresser in her Before and After round-up.  Wow. 

God is blessing our family.  For whatever reason He's blessing this blog, and I'm grateful.  I know that every good gift comes from Him, and I want Him to be glorified in everything I do, create, and write.

Thank YOU for sharing this journey with me.  I get such encouragement from my readers each and every day, and I've said it before, but you truly are the reason I continue to do this!

37 comments:

  1. Wow! That is fantastic! So well deserved too! Yay! :0)

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  2. HOLY MOLY! There you are again! ;) I got teared up looking at your kids look at the magazine. This is awesome! And well deserved! how BEYOND exciting! Congrats!!!!!!!

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  3. Jennifer!! This is so exciting and I am so happy for you. Congrats, friend :)

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  4. YAY! It is a beautiful wall and totally deserving of LHJ!

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  5. You shouldn't be surprised- you are super talented and deserve all the recognition!

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  6. He blessed you with so much talent and you deserve to be featured! :) Congratulations girly.

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  7. I'm so very happy for you, Jennifer!! You deserve the recognition because not only are your projects so creative and interesting, YOU are so kind and considerate and encouraging to others. I firmly believe all the good you put out into the world comes back to you and clearly you have put a lot of wonderful out there! Congrats and enjoy this excitement :)

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    1. I couldn't agree more! Never do I feel like this is a "look at how fabulous I am blog". But someone who likes to share! Love it!

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  8. Congratulations!!!! That is so awesome :) Love that wall!

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  9. Oh my goodness, you know I couldn't be more thrilled for you!!! You have a wonderful gift sweet friend, and it's great to see it being shared beyond our little blogging community! :)

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  10. That is so awesome, congratulations!!

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  11. I always knew your home was magazine worthy!! Congrats friend!!

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  12. Congratulations!! You are so deserving ~

    xo
    Pat

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  13. So very excited for you, it truly couldn't had happened to a better person, you deserve to be in the spot light my friend. Congratulations to you and your wonderful blog.

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  14. Congrats, Jennifer! That is so exciting. You deserve it!

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  15. Congratulations Jennifer!! So exciting.

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  16. YAY!!!! That's great Jennifer!!! Congrats :) xo Kristin

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  17. Congrats Jennifer, this is so amazing!!! I'll have to stop by the magazine aisle and check it out when I go to the store!! :)

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  18. Well Amen Sister Jennifer. He is indeed AWESOME! The best is yet to come....

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  19. Congratulations, very well deserved!

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  20. I'm not a bit surprised! I check in a few times a week :) How exciting!!!

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  21. Congratulations, Jennifer! So happy for you!

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  22. Good for you, Jennifer. Congratulations!

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  23. Way to go, Jennifer! I have always drooled over your wall of mirrors!

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  24. What an amazing feeling that must be! Congratulations!!! XO

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  25. Congratulations, Jennifer! You so deserve it!!

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  26. So exciting! (I've always loved that wall of gorgeous green!)

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  27. So incredibly excited about what God is doing! Loved hearing this and pray God's continued blessings on you, your family and your blog!

    Ruthie

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  28. I just stumbled on to your blog today, and oh my goodness, I am not surprised at all that you are featured! In fact, I have pretty much decided to copy your entire beautiful home;-) Seriously, I can't wait to spend some time looking through your blog, and being inspired. Congratulations on your magazine- you certainly deserve it, that is a great treatment!

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  29. I just found you today too! I am going to feature your cool ceiling fans on Monday morning, but whoa! What a fun and amazing time for you. Your blog is awesome and I am not surprised someone "discovered" you!
    xxx
    Kim @ Too Much Time on My Hands
    http://too-much-time.com

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  30. That's just wonderful! What a thrill that must be for you. Congrats on a well deserved feature.

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  31. Wow! Congratulations! Although I'm not surprised, because all of your work is wonderful!

    Emily
    www.houseintheheights.blogspot.com

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  32. Yay, a big fat congratulations to all your features. It's so well deserved because you are super talented :)

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  33. That wonder wall with some mirrors is one of the unique idea that I have seen, like what I have remembered when I visit my friend's house I actually being innocent with her mirror because it is not just a mirror but a tv in mirror! They laugh at me for I was so naive.

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  34. I have no idea how I missed this! Congrats sweetie!

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