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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hey! I Saw You in the Paper!

My mom still doesn't quite understand how blogging works, or why so many cool experiences have come my way because of it. She reads my posts everyday via email, and always responds with a sweet comment. So she's hugely supportive...she just doesn't understand. :)

But she does get it when she opens her newspaper and finds my front doors on the cover of a national publication! She was so excited and immediately went out and bought a bunch of copies. And even before she saw it, several of you emailed me to say you recognized my doors, too!

 Hi Sugarplum | American Profile

The editors of American Profile contacted me about a month ago and asked if I'd be interested in creating a Fall craft for their Thanksgiving issue. Heck, yeah! And oh, they said, it needs to be shot for their cover. #gulp

I had about two days to pull it off (which is tricky with a full-time job!), so I dipped in to my archives and reinvented one of my favorite Fall projects...the pinecone wreath. I made two new ones using grapevine forms, and jazzed them up with ribbon and a little woodland creature. Which strangely enough, it was near impossible to find anything but Christmas decor in the weeks before Thanksgiving!! What the what?!

Hi Sugarplum | American Profile

A little behind the scenes for you...I was on the phone with Kristin while making these, and realized my manicure was crappola, and it would show in the pics. An entire conversation ensued about what color I should paint my nails...we didn't want them to be distracting, nor too trendy as to turn off readers. In the end, we decided bare nails were best. I mean really, who would have even noticed?!

(Sidenote: Have you ever tried to take a picture with one hand, while trying to hot glue with the other?! It requires serious skill.)

Hi Sugarplum | American Profile

It's such a pinch-me-moment to see your name and projects in print, and I was thrilled to have the experience and opportunity! Thank you to the editors of American Profile, and to those of you who saw it and had so much excitement for me!

And while I'm tooting my own horn, I'd also like to thank the editors of these online publications for featuring my projects!

She Knows for listing me as the Five Best Blogs for Holiday Decor Inspiration. It's wildly flattering to be included with such great company!


BuzzFeed thought my Gift Card Holders worthy of their great round-up.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jreeve/diy-gift-card-holders-eeqg


Good Housekeeping for considering my How to Hide Lamp Cords as the Best Way to Use Adhesive Hooks.

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning-organizing/command-hook-uses#slide-1


I can't tell you guys enough how shocked grateful I am for all the opportunities that have come from this blog. It started as a much-needed creative outlet, and has grown to be such a huge part of me. I know if it weren't for you...reading, commenting, pinning, linking etc...that none of it would come my way. So from the bottom of my overflowing heart....thank you, lovebugs!!

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  1. omword! how awesome - so happy for u

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    1. There was a lot of omword happening over here, too, when we saw it!!! xo

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  2. congrats on the features!!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. Congratulations!!! You deserve it!

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    1. That is so kind to say...THANK YOU!!!! xoxo

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  4. I'll have to look for the magazine! I just found your blog a few weeks ago, and I love it! Our home was shot for a fall magazine last year right before Thanksgiving (also because of my blog, yay!) and we couldn't even find pumpkins. We finally got lucky and found some pie pumpkins at Fiesta, lol! Congrats on your feature, isn't it fun?!! xoxo, Andrea

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    1. Congrats to you, too...that is so exciting!! Be sure to let us know when the issue is out so we can drool all over it!!

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  5. Congrats! I had some of my arts/crafts published in crafting magazines years ago, and that was a thrill. :)

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    1. Congrats to you, too!! It's always a thrill to see your work and name in print!!!

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  6. Awesome and very well deserved. Beautiful photo and loved the craft. :)

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    1. Thank you, thank you!!! I've created those wreaths a few times, and they never let me down! ;)

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  7. SANTA! I KNOW HIM! I KNOW HIM! That's how I feel about you being famous and me being your friend : ) Seriously proud of your (well-deserved!) fame. These are some great features!! xo

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    1. Pffishh...whatever...you're the rockstar! And I love you! xo

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  8. You're a rockstar! I would have gulped when they said it'd be on their cover!!! Your doors look great! I was so excited yesterday when Target wrote me 5 minutes after I posted a photo on IG and asked to share it on their Twitter page! Blogging is so FUN and I am such a dork for getting excited about stuff like this, aren't I? ha!!

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    1. Woot!!! Yay for the Target regram....so awesome and exciting!!

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  9. Congratulations! You are so creative and inspiring--always a good read!

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    1. Thank you, darling Pam...congrats on the huge success of your shop, too!! xo

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  11. Oh, you're mom must be so excited!! That's so awesome. Congrats on all of the recognition. The sky is the limit, girl.

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  12. Congrats! You deserve it and I love reading your blog!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Robin...that means so much to me!! xo

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I was trying to channel you when styling the doors!! I didn't even come close!

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  14. Congrats! I tried reading this yesterday but I couldn't get it to load without it jumping down to the bottom so I was getting frustrated. Glad I tried again today!! Yay!! The wreaths are fabulous!

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  15. I'm so not surprised you got another feature but my excitement for you when it happens just increases each time!!! You work your cute buns off. Congrats love!!

    xoxo

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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