It's Here, It's Here!!!

I’m so excited to say our kitchen feature in Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath has hit the newsstands!
 This is such an honor for Ray and I to be mentioned in such a respected publication. This is a magazine I have been reading since my mom subscribed to it
 when I was just a young girl! 
I was flabbergasted, thrilled, humbled and completely terrified when they first contacted me about doing the feature.
What started as a little blog a little over a year ago to document our home improvement projects has become my passion.  Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined I would gain a readership, make some really awesome friends and be given some pretty incredible opportunities! Words can’t quite describe how thankful Ray and I are.

Most importantly I am so grateful to my readers!
You  have supported me along this fun journey. 
 You are why we are driven to finish projects and share them with you.

Although I know I have copies coming to me in the mail, I had to run out and buy one at the store. It felt completely surreal to see our kitchen in glossy print!

As soon as I receive the PDF file I will post it but for now here are a few pictures
I snapped from the magazine!



Look, even Bailey made it in the magazine!



Thank you so much to the team at Better Homes & Gardens!
We had so much fun watching you work and learning along the way!
Rachel Haugo, associate editor  for spotting our kitchen
and being so sweet!
 Writer and stylist Andrea Caughey, who I want to come back and stage my kitchen again!  Photographer Ed Gohlich and his awesome assistant, can’t remember his name, but they were both so great to work with!   Marcia Teter, for keeping me up to date on the process!

Truly, an exceptional team!

~Our heartfelt thanks~
Ray and Kristin

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  1. Congratulations, what a gorgeous kitchen, beatiful home, I have two little doggies just like yours. Have a fabulous week.x

  2. Congratulations Kristin!! So deserving. You and Ray have put so much time and love into your home and it shows. Okay, now I have to go find me a copy ASAP!!

  3. How exciting Kristin! Congratulations to you! Will have to get my hands on a copy today πŸ™‚


  4. Congratulations Kristin – that is so exciting!! I have been waiting for this to come out! I am definitely going to go buy a copy of this one today!

    – Jenn @ Social Salutations

  5. Congrats, Kristin! I'll have to make sure I pick up an issue. I'll be able to tell people, "I know her"! : )

  6. AH, Kristin, you must be on cloud nine… I'm so happy for you. You see all of your hard work paid off CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!


  7. SO EXTREMELY HAPPY for you and your husband Kristin!!!!….What a dream come true…Can't wait to get my issue!!…you have shown all of us who have had a passion for home improvement and design since we were children what is possible….so glad I took your advice and went for it…big hugs from your biggest fan, Mariaelena

  8. CONGRATULATIONS … how exciting !! You must be over the moon, not to mention proud of you and your family's hard work in creating such a spectacular space !! I look forward to grabbing a magazine up today. Again, congrats !! xo

  9. YAY!!!!!!! I teared up…lol So exciting! I am soo soo happy for you (and Bailey…lol)! Xoxo

  10. Kristin & Ray – congratulations!! How exciting!!! I can't wait to get the magazine and see your kitchen in print! Oh my gosh – what a fun and happy thing to happen to you after your hard work in there! Couldn't have happened to a nicer person, Kristin – you are wonderful and deserve recognition for all your great ideas!

  11. CONGRATS Kristin!! How exciting for you guy's I can't wait to go grab a copy! Your beautiful kitchen was always magazine ready to me. Martina

  12. Oh wow!!! Fantastic! I'm so happy for you. Hard work does pay off, doesn't it? I am going to buy my copy ASAP. And your little pooch is really cute, every kitchen needs one!

  13. OMG! I am so excited for you!! I have been meaning to email you and ask if you knew what issue you would be in! I am heading out to buy it right now!!!



  14. How exciting Kristin!~ I am going out today to grab one. I know all the feelings you described, because that is exactly how I felt when contacted by Country woman. My publication will be out in July. Congratulations again, off to Walmart now:)

  15. oh my goodness!!!!! i had no idea this was coming and i couldn't be happier for you! you are one of the most beautiful bloggers out there, inside and out. so happy to call you friend! am going to have to get my hands on a copy!

  16. oh my goodness!!!!! i had no idea this was coming and i couldn't be happier for you! you are one of the most beautiful bloggers out there, inside and out. so happy to call you friend! am going to have to get my hands on a copy!

  17. Congratulations Kristin! I am so happy for you and your husband! Such a beautiful honor to be featured in one of the magazines you grew up reading with your mom! Can't wait for my copy to come in the mail!

  18. Congratulations, Kristin! Can't wait to get a copy of my own! So happy for you!

  19. WOW! Congrats! Its every girls dream ot be featured in that magazine! You deserve it! Its beautiful!

  20. HI Kristin-

    How exciting! Congratulations. I can't wait to see your kitchen in all its glory and professionally photographed on the glossy pages of the magazine.

    My best- Diane

  21. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you. You really deserve it. You've done a great job on the house and I can't wait to see the article.

  22. OMG!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so excited for you!! I'd love to have a copy of it… do you know if I can get one from Italy?
    A big hug..

  23. OMG, I am sooo excited and happy for you. I am always inspired by posts, they motivate me to work on my own home!

  24. Oh Kristin!!! That is so way beyond exciting! Congratulations on everything! You have worked hard to show so many of us how to have a beautiful home without breaking the bank and now so many others will benefit from your talent and experience. We are so happy for you and can't wait to go grab a copy!! πŸ™‚

  25. How exciting!! So happy for you. I can't wait to go get a copy of this. πŸ™‚ Maybe I can send it to you and have you autograph it for me. πŸ˜‰
    Congrats- your home is beautiful.

  26. Congratulations Kristen! This is a well deserved honor and it couldn't have happened to a sweeter person. I'm so happy for you,cant wait to see your kitchen in print.

  27. You deserve it! YOur blog is amazing, your work incredible. You are a wife, mother, carpenter, designer, animal lover! You need to be in a Magazine. Congratulation to you and Ray. Love Love the kitchen. Ciao Rita

  28. How exciting, beautiful! Congrats! Is this in the June issue? I receive it in the mail monthly so I will be looking for your kitchen. Keep up the great work and inspiration.

  29. YAY Kristin I'm so excited! I'm making a run to Target today so I'll be sure to grab a copy.

  30. Hello,

    Congratulations! That is so exciting!!! Can't wait to see. It's a beautiful kitchen.
    Take care,

  31. Congratulations Kristin and Ray! I am so happy for you! You have both received a well deserved honor for all the work you put into your fabulous kitchen.


  32. Congratulations to you, Kristin and Ray! I cannot wait to get a copy of it and will continue my search today. How fun to see you in print! You and Ray transformed your kitchen into a stunning space. A wonderful place to cook, entertain and just hang out. You deserve the feature! How beautiful you look standing there in that photo, too!

  33. Great news…I got my copy yesterday and will have to read it ASAP. Congratulations.

  34. Congratulations Kristin. Well done and well deserved. We don't get this magazine in the UK but I'm going to try and get a copy from American ebay so I can have a good look (and say, I know this girl!!).
    You must be so excited xx


    Getting national exposure for your hard works certainly makes the days much sweeter.

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  36. SO EXCITING!!!! You look fab in the article…can't wait to see the full spread!!! Congrats girlie!

  37. Awesome, awesome, AWESOME!! So exciting and so well-deserved! I can't wait to get my issue and tell people, "I know her in blogland." πŸ˜‰

  38. congratulations, this is so exciting! What an honor!! Your kitchen is fabulous, it DOES belong in a magazine!

  39. congratulations! your kitchen looks fabulous in the spread as do you! I will have to go buy it now. πŸ˜‰

  40. Kristin, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I think this is just the beginning!
    Have a pretty day!

  41. Incredible Kitchen and well deserved photo spread! I enjoy your blog very much. Best to you Kristen!

  42. How could they not want to feature your beautiful kitchen. Congratulations, I'll be sure to pick up a copy.

  43. I am so happy for you Kristin…You are so deserving of being featured in a magazine….Especially Better Homes..

    Take care,

  44. I can honestly say that it's an honor to call you a blog-friend, Kristin! πŸ™‚ Kudos to you, girlie! That recognition is soooo well deserved! β™₯

    xoxo laurie

  45. Oh Kristin!! I have been MIA for too long – huge congratulations on your being published! Blessings…I am just thrilled for you!!



  46. Yay Kristin! Congratulations to you πŸ™‚ I can't wait to read the feature. The photos look so lovely- beautiful kitchen! Really stunning makeover.
    Becky C

  47. Congratulations!!!!! I actually have the magazine waiting for me on my bed to read. I will be looking for you.

  48. First time here found you through de tout de rein…..congrats on this spread, what a thrill! Your kitchen is just beautiful…..very exciting. Will be back here, swing by me too if you have a minute, have a 4 month old blog about the building of our new home and my love for decor and design…

  49. FΓ©licitations on the feature in better Homes and Gardens. Your kitchen looks beautiful. Just found your beautiful blog and I'm off to explore your previous posts. I'm a new follower too.

  50. Yay! I am so excited for you! Your kitchen truly deserves this spotlight, it is amazing! I will be picking up my copy of BH&G today…

  51. Congrats That is awesome! You guys have an amazing kitchen and you should be proud.

  52. CONGRATS Kristin!! That is so awesome and so very cool and so well deserved, your home is gorgeous!! I can't wait to get a copy and see!!

  53. WOW!!! They couldn't have chosen anyone sweeter and more deserving, not to mention your awesome style!!

  54. how wonderful! how did i miss this? i'm really happy for you!! mine hasn't arrived yet but i can't wait until it's in my mailbox! xo susan

  55. Only found your blog yesterday but wanted to say congrats. Spent an age yesterday looking around at all your wonderful projects. Decided to point to your blog in my post today, hope you don't mind πŸ™‚

  56. I'm super excited for you guys!!! On my way to work this morning I bought out all of Vons' magazines and have been showing everyone at work! I'm so proud of you guys! Kris, your designer eye is absolutely amazing, and Ray, your craftsmanship is perfect! The article and pictures really showed how lovely your home is! Love, J

  57. Congratulations to you and your husband, Kristin!!! How very exciting for you both! The feature looks absolutely amazing… your kitchen is so beautiful!!!!!

    p.s. thanks for your input on my header, my friend… much appreciated:)

  58. Oh how exciting! You guy really deserve this. It was a remarkable makeover. I can't wait to see it! I'm sort of addicted to those magazines.

  59. I am SO excited for you!!!!!

    It looks great, and I LOVE that you're barefoot in that first pic. πŸ™‚


  60. Just picked up a copy of the magazine. Probably wouldn't have spent the money if you were not in it. Your kitchen never looked more beautiful and you are so darned cute!

  61. *high five*!!!! You are famous!!;)…You deserved it babes, it's a wonderful piece!!!! Enjoy it BIGTIME!!!;)


  62. How very exciting!! I am so happy for you! I can't wait to get my copy in the mail!

  63. Wow Kristin!! I am very happy for you!! You SO deserve this!!!! You have worked so hard on your home & projects – I am so glad your passion has been reconized!! I am going to p.u. a copy this weekend.. can't wait to see!!
    Happy Hugs,
    Lara πŸ™‚

  64. What an awesome accomplishment for you! My magazine was here yesterday when we got back from the beach. I haven't read it yet but I'm going get it right now!!!

  65. Congratulations on such a wonderful opportunity! I was just reading this article today and thinking how much I liked the kitchen. I just happened to stumble across your blog this evening and find out that your home was the one featured–too funny. You did a wonderful job remodeling. Beautiful magazine spread!

  66. Oh my goodness! Wow, wow, wow! Congratulations! That is incredible! I will have to go get a copy.

  67. Congratulations!!! I cant wait to see it!
    Is it in the regular magazine or one of their special publications? I looked for it quickly in the recent issue and couldn't find it. What issue is it in?

  68. Congrats to you…Ive been looking but havent found it yet. Love that you posted some pics!

    Well deserved…again congrats to you both!

    Lucky 7 Design

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