Big Announcement!

April 16, 2012

Hello everyone, hope you all had a fab weekend!  I have some very exciting news to share with you today, and I’ve been waiting a long to time to announce it.  A few months ago I was contacted by my favorite magazine and the proposal was to partner with them as a contributor.  I was invited to have an exclusive column, or actually, a new blog, on this magazine’s site.  After several months of working out the details, I am very excited to announce that I have a new design blog over at Better Homes and Gardens

The blog is Centsational Style, and its focus is all the best in home design, from tips on decorating, to perspectives on color, to design trends, and from time to time I’ll be sharing some DIY projects too.  This really is a dream come true for me, and I’m finally able to share it with you all today.  Check out my second blog on the Better Homes & Gardens website!

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Don’t worry, nothing around here will change! The CG site is not going away, I’ll still be blogging regularly right here, in fact I have several projects to feature in the upcoming weeks, but now you can get a double dose here at CG and now over at Centsational Style!  I’ve got a lot of great ideas stored up for the new blog and you’ll find three new articles a week, I hope you’ll bookmark the site!  Feel free to suggest topics too.

To get you up to speed, there are four articles for your reading enjoyment, click on the images below to take you there! 

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ferns button tangerine button

I must issue a HUGE thank you to all of you who have helped make this a reality.  Your readership and frequent visits have brought me to this day, so thank you for all of your support!  

And a big welcome to all the new readers out there coming over from BH&G today, hello!  Read more about me in the About page, and be sure to check out the Project Gallery and Style Files for even more projects and articles to inspire.

In other news, were starting a huge outdoor project today, the rear courtyard is finally getting resurfaced but it’s a big job!  I’ll have lots to share about that in the next week or so.  Also the first of the Fair Weather Link Parties start tomorrow, and I’ve picked some ‘out of the box’ subjects, the first one is Kitchen Gadgets, so link up your kitchen stories and the culinary tools you love (or hate!) tomorrow.  I’ll share a few of mine too.

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The party posts at 7 a.m. PST, see you then, and enjoy the new articles and the new blog over at Better Homes & Gardens.  

All the best,

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195 Responses to “Big Announcement!”

  1. Loribeth says:

    Congratulations, Kate! That’s fantastic news, and I’m sure you will do a fantastic job keeping both blogs interesting and current. Although…you’ve just added another blog for me to add to my Google Reader just when I’m trying to thin them out, but I’ll forgive you for that!!!

  2. Jeff says:

    Great job Kate. Now you can help even more people with your new endeavor.

  3. Gina in S FL says:

    Congratulations! I noticed you recently removed the xoxo from your signature…maybe to be more professional? I notice these details! Here’s to say lots of xoxos to you on your new site!

  4. Loora says:

    So happy for you !

    May I ask if you’ll be posting links on this site ? I’m following a bunch of blogs too, and I try to control the amount of reading I do, but I’ll love to check out your articles from this website. I’m sure Better homes and gardens won’t object, and it’ll make it easier for your readers to follow you !

    • CentsationalGirl says:

      Absolutely Loora, I’ll try to remind everyone of the new content once a week – perhaps in the weekend roundups!

  5. spiceylg says:

    Congratulations! Well deserved. You have such an eye and everything always looks so classy that I am not surprised at all. All the best to you new endeavor with BH&G!!!

  6. spiceylg says:

    Oops, sorry for the typo…….should read “your new endeavor”

  7. Gina Melton says:

    Way to go Kate! I’m so glad you and your great ideas will be getting an even bigger audience! Best of Luck!

  8. Karen says:

    Congrats! You deserve it! So excited that I have twice as much Centsational Girl!

  9. NO WAY!! That’s just awesome news! Congratulations!

  10. Wow, what a wonderful thing! I am sure you will be a success! I will definately be reading!

  11. Alma says:

    Congrats Kate!!! This is absolutely well-deserved!!! I come visit you every day and I’m sure I’ll be doing the same thing, but twice, now also in BHG… Best wishes… and keep on!!! You do a great job!!!

  12. Congrats Kate!!!! That is just awesome news! So excited for you and this new adventure.

  13. Melissa says:

    Super excited for you! Perfect fit!

  14. Wow, that is awesome news!! Congratulations.

  15. kate blue says:

    big CONGRATS!!!

  16. Jen O says:

    I just got goosebumps! That is SO exciting! Very happy for you and me b/c I love BHG too!

    • CentsationalGirl says:

      Thanks so much everyone, I’ve been waiting to tell you for months! It will be more work but it’s not really “work” when I love the subject matter so much!

  17. Pam says:

    congratulations. Love reading your blog, and now I’ll get a double dose.

  18. Congrats! Can’t wait to see your articles!

  19. Gina says:

    Congratulations! I am so exicted for you. I can’t wait to read your new blog.

  20. Congratulations, Kate! I am so excited for you. You are very deserving of this, and I can’t wait to follow along!


  21. Congratulations!! I love that you’re realising dreams and growing in new directions!

  22. Wow thats amazing! You have such a great blog so I’m not surprised – Congrats & can’t wait to read more:)

  23. Michele says:

    Kate, this is fantastic news! Congratulations! Yours is one of my favorite blogs and I’m so excited to be able to enjoy twice the fabulousness (that’s a word, right?)

  24. June says:

    Congratulations Kate! This is a well deserved event!! I’m very happy-I’ll have you on my computer and my favorite magazine :-)

  25. Tracie says:

    You go girl!!!! So exciting !! On my way to check it out now:)

  26. Chris says:

    This is fantastic! Congratulations!!!!!

  27. Karin says:

    Congratulations! This is very well-deserved. Good for you!

  28. Allison A. says:

    Congratulations, Kate!

  29. Kristin M says:

    Congratulations! That is wonderful news. I will definitely be checking out your blog on there too.


  30. Debbie says:

    That is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations. You deserve it. I might just subscribe to read what you have to show and say. ;-)

  31. How thrilling! I for one am very happy to hear that CG won’t be going away.

  32. Looks like I couldn’t have picked a happier day to become a new reader! Congrats!!! I LOVE the indigo color spotlight.

  33. Jo-Anna says:

    Congratulations! This is fabulous news – you are perfect for this!

  34. megan says:

    This is so exciting! You are perfect for the job! I can’t wait to start reading

  35. This is so amazing … Congrats!
    So happy to be getting a double dose of you daily!

  36. Wheee!!!! More Kate! Congratulations on the accomplishment. I’m really looking forward to following you in both locations.

  37. KATHYSUE says:

    This is beyond exciting!! congratulations and BHG is lucky and smart to have you on board. Good luck in your future endeavors!! Kathysue

  38. Martha says:

    A huge congratulations on your new endeavor! Super exciting!

  39. audra says:

    How exciting for you, congrats! That is also a dream of mine! I would love to be a contributor to a magazine or website. Gah, so much fun!! Hopefully being on HGTV will help me with my dream!

  40. amber P says:

    Congratulations! And so well deserved! You have really worked hard on your blog, and i believe you have really created a product for yourself. You have impeccable style. I always thought your blog was like a magazine, anyways! How exciting! I will definitely check out your BHG blog!

  41. Cynthia says:

    Kate, Congrats!! That is great news and I am sure that it will be fantastic. I love that magazine too.


  42. Liz Bradley says:

    That is so exciting! Congratulations!

  43. So deserving! Can’t wait to see more!

  44. Nicole K says:

    Proud of you!!!!!

  45. Megan says:

    Congrats to you!! Megan

  46. Amy K says:

    Big congrats to you!

  47. Theresa says:

    Congratulations Kate…..BHG is also my favorite magazine and I am a magazinaholic!! I can only imagine how excited you are about this!!! Can’t wait to check it out!!

  48. Lara says:

    Just read all of your articles on BHG. Love them! I especially love all the pictures, but you’ve always done a great job at including pictures! Congrats!
    PS- I’m creating a baby nursery and now I’m considering tangerine and indigo! :)

  49. Julie says:

    Wonderful news! So happy for you!

  50. Carmel says:

    Congrats! How awesome is this?! You must be thrilled! Off to check it out now.

  51. Catherine says:

    Congratulations, Kate! That’s wonderful!

  52. sharon rittler says:

    Congrats Kate! Well deserved for sure! Can’t wait to check it out!

  53. Stacy says:

    Congratulations! So excited for you!

  54. Caroline says:

    Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you (and for myself since I now get to read more of your content!) :)

  55. Congratulations, Kate!! I am so excited for you. :) I know your new blog will be a huge success. The title is perfection!

  56. Congratulations Kate!

    You know, this just means at some point you’ll need to acquaint yourself with the hometown of BHG/Meredith Publishing… Des Moines IA! I’d be happy to show you what the great DSM has to offer :)

    Great news about the new blog!

  57. SP says:

    Hello from a Long time reader. Many congratulations. You deserve this. Ur ideas and ur creativity is fabulous.

  58. brandi says:

    Congratulations, Kate! That is so exciting! I’m so happy for you!

  59. Elyse says:

    I’m so stinkin’ happy for you. Once it’s 5 o’clock, I will toast my glass of red to you!
    Big Hug,

  60. Congratulations!!! Aah! I always get teary-eyed whenever I read or see someone’s dream comes true. I’ve got a big smile on my face for you!!!

  61. Megan says:

    Congrats! That is a big deal. I am so happy for your success.

  62. Jessica R. says:

    Congratulations!! I stumbled upon your blog back in the summer of 2010 and have read it daily since then. Your blog is definitely my fav–I’m excited for you and look forward to getting a double dose of CG :-)

  63. Sarah says:

    Congrats! Can’t wait, CS and BHG, my two favorite reads!

  64. Crystal says:

    My favorite magazine and my favorite blog..a perfect marriage!

  65. angela jennings says:

    Congratulations, that is GREAT news!

  66. margaret d says:

    I’m so happy to hear the good news! I love your site and am so glad you will add a second! Congratulations on teaming up with BH&G! My subscription with them just expired and you can bet I will now renew it!

  67. Marlene Dement says:

    Congratulations Kate! I love you blog and I’m so looking forward to reading your new column in Better Homes and Gardens as well.

  68. Jessica says:

    Congratulations! You totally deserve it! Can’t wait to read all the great articles!

  69. Congratulations Kate, so excited for you! xo Jenna

  70. Kim G says:

    Congrats Kate! :-)

  71. Congrats Kate!! I have thoroughly enjoyed your site for over a year now, and you were actually my #1 inspiration in starting my own blog! You work hard, and your work shows that. Congrats to you!! I can’t wait to get a double-dose of your bloggy goodness :)

  72. I’m so excited for you Kate!! I’ve been a Centsational Girl fan for two years and enjoy everything you blog about, you will be an amazing addition to Better Homes and Gardens. Many blessings on your new endeavor :)

  73. WOW! What an awesome opportunity! Your blog already inspires so many people, this will enable you to reach even more. Congratulations. :)

  74. Kate, a huge (and well-deserved) congratulations to you! Your blog has offered so much inspiration to so many – I’m excited that I’ll get a double-dose of your ideas! Fantastic! Talk about a dream job! :-)

  75. Christina says:

    Wow, congratulations! That is such amazing news!

  76. Lu says:

    Congrats! Now so many more will be able to enjoy your blog and put to use your fabulous ideas and techniques. Cheers!!!

  77. Kacy says:

    Congrats Kate! I’m so excited for you and look forward to seeing what new inspirations you’ll be blogging about.

  78. That is sincerely amazing and well deserved!!

    Congratulations and blessings on your new journey ahead!


  79. Kelsey says:

    That is SO SO exciting! Congrats to you – you deserve it. You do such a great job and have an impeccable eye for style!

  80. Hi Kate – Way to go!! XO

  81. Sarah says:

    Wow! The best design blogger with the best decorating magazine. Perfect! Congratulations to you, Kate!

  82. What an amazing opportunity!! Congrats!!!

  83. Susan says:

    Congratulations! I’m a recent blog follower, but a HUGE fan already! Better Homes and Gardens is lucky to have you:)

  84. Congratulations! I love reading your blog so I will definitely have to check out your new one over at Better Homes and Gardens. Don’t forget to rest with all the blogging you will be doing.

  85. tracy a says:

    congratulations! that is a really great opportunity! looking forward to checking it out

  86. Alyssa says:

    How cool is that? I’m connecting to BHG so I can get your posts regularly! :)

  87. Susie Harris says:

    Yay!!! kate, this could not have happened to a sweeter person. I am so excited for you and for me! Now I will have double the centsational blog fun. I look forward to each and every post. Way to go!!

  88. Noelle says:

    Congrats Kate!!! So exciting for you and us!!! You are so full of talented ideas, projects, etc. I am often wondering after I read your post..”How does she come up with this stuff?” You definitely deserve this!!!

  89. Debbie says:

    Congratulations Kate! I read your blog daily and now look forward to getting more of my obsession through reading your second blog. This is just Centsational!!

  90. cassie says:

    WOW! awesome news! big fat congrats! it is so well deserved.

  91. MG Atwood says:

    You go girl! Congrats. So nice to see your talents being rewarded.

  92. Congratulations Kate! So excited for you…as this is your dream come true, and so excited for us…as we now get a double dose of Centstional posts!

  93. Heather D says:

    Wow, what an unbelievable honor! Go you!

  94. Nancy B says:

    What wonderful news and so well deserved.

  95. OMG Kate, that is some AMAZING news!!! Congrats!!! I can’t wait to see what you blog about over on BHG too now. Awesome….double the dose of Centsational Girl/Style!!! You desire this Kate!!! :)

  96. Trude says:

    That’s amazing, congratulations!! You totally deserve it. But I’m also really glad that you’ll still be blogging for yourself too! :)

  97. Victoria says:

    Whoo hoo! Congratulations!

  98. Laura Johnson says:

    Another place to share your creative ideas and upbeat personality. I really enjoy your “can do” attitude. You have inspired me to tackle projects that I never would have considered before reading
    your blog. I congratulate you on your new endeavor and look forward to more Centsational inspiration.

  99. Congratulations! I think you’ve hit the big time now! Can’t wait to read your articles over at BH&G!

  100. Erin Spain says:

    Congrats! That’s awesome news!

    -Erin Spain

  101. Congratulations, Kate! That’s so exciting! you deserve it. :)

  102. Tilara says:

    Congratulations Kate! This will be such a wonderful combination with your ideas, and all of the resources of BH&G, I think this might be a match made in Heaven! I am so proud of you Kate, and so happy that you will be able to inspire others, the way you have inspired me!
    This is such great news, Congratulatins once again!
    Hugs from SC

  103. Congratulations Kate- SO happy for you!!

  104. susan says:

    I love your blog and i’ve subscribed to bhg for years (and read my mom’s copy for years before that). What a great combination! wishing you continued success in all your enterprises.

  105. Amber says:

    That is so exciting!! Congratulations!!

  106. Falu says:

    Congratulations Kate, you deserve it.

  107. Annie says:

    Congrats!!!! :)

  108. Kate Rossing says:

    Congrats! You have definitely earned it!

  109. !!!! Way to go, Kate! Those folks over at BH&G made a wise choice. Can’t wait to follow along over there!

  110. SheilaG says:

    Yay, yay, yay! What exciting news! You deserve it, congratulations! Who doesn’t need a little extra Kate in their week?! ;)

  111. That is FABULOUS news! Congratulations to you, Kate. That is inspiring =)
    <3 Christina

  112. SDRachel says:

    Congratulations! You have beautiful style and writing, a perfect fit!

    I can’t tell you how many design blogs I’ve scrolled through in the last week that had a photo of room in it that looked like something you would design… until I looked closer and realized the photo was actually from your blog!

  113. Congrats Kate! Awesome news!!

  114. Jen says:

    Wow – congratulations! I love your blog, I love BH&G, and now I can love you both together! I have gotten so many ideas and DIY instruction from you – you’re such an inspiration! Very well deserved!!

  115. Wow! Huge congrats to you…that is beyond exciting!

  116. Barbara F says:

    Hi Kate, as a reader who’s been following you from early on, I’m so happy to see this news. Congratulations!!!

  117. Sarah says:

    Wow! So exciting! Congrats! I’m obsessing over indigo, too :)

  118. Congratulations!! You’ll be great over on BHG!!

  119. Trina says:

    Congratulations! Now a good magazine is going to get even better. Will have go get a subscription.

  120. Beth says:

    Congratulations! Now I have another reason to love BHG.

  121. Michele Owens says:

    AMAZEBALLS Kate! I’m all over it and can’t wait to start reading! Congrats!

  122. Kara says:

    congrats! awesome sauce for you and for me–i get extra centsational posts each week. enjoy your new adventure.

  123. Melanie says:

    I am so happy and thrilled for you, Kate! Congratulations! I will head over to your new blog now to check it out…

  124. Stephanie says:

    Wow, wow, wow!! Congrats!!

  125. Lisa says:

    Congrats to you Kate, they are lucky to have you!!!

  126. Jen says:

    I am so super excited for you and what an amazing opportunity! Can’t wait to follow you over on one of my most favorite websites!

    Congrats my friend!


  127. Christine says:

    Congratulations! One more blog to be added on my everyday must reads!

  128. How exciting! Congratulations!

  129. Candace says:

    Congratulations! Well deserved! I can’t wait to see more!

  130. Congratulations Kate! So excited for you that all your hard work, perseverance and determination have paid off and that your dream is coming true. Wishing you much success! Cheers ;)

  131. kellie says:

    How exciting!! Congratulations! :)

  132. AMAZING!! What a dream come true for you! I am a long time subscriber to BH&G and you will be a perfect fit! Can’t wait to get my double dose! Can I live vicariously through you?

    Congrats! Missi

  133. Avad Fan says:

    Fabulous! You work so hard. You definitely deserve it! Best wishes and continue having fun!

  134. Munni says:

    Congrats, Kate. You truly are an inspiration.
    Love your site.
    Best Wishes.

  135. Sue says:

    This sounds like exciting news indeed! BH&G could use some updating on their website and you will be a welcome addition. Good luck and I’ll be checking in often.

  136. katie says:

    WOW–congratulations! What an honor and perfect fit for you!

  137. Such exciting news, Kate! Two of my favorites teamed together, wishing you success beyond your wildest dreams!!

  138. Wow, Kate, I’ve been following you for a while now, and I am JUST SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Congratulations and ENJOY it!

  139. Amy says:

    So exciting! Congrats. Can’t wait to read more goodness from you on the BH&G blog, too!

  140. Jane says:

    Congratulations! It’s great to see your wonderful talents recognized. I look forward to checking out the magazine articles.

  141. Emily W says:

    Wow you must be on cloud 9! Congratulations!!!!!

  142. Anna says:

    Amazing – congrats! Well deserved, this blog is my favorite go to for home stuff.

  143. Colette says:

    Congrates Kate, love your stuff

  144. Amanda Eck says:

    yay!! congrats to you- so well deserved!! And to think we all “knew you when”…… :-)

  145. Awesome news! Always love your posts so now I’ll check you out on BH & G, too! :)

  146. Sharmin says:

    I am soooooooooo happy for you!!! Congratulations Kate!!!

  147. maura miller says:

    So well deserved. You are one talented chick!! Congrats!

  148. Lisa says:

    I immediately went over to subscribe to Centsational Style, and I clicked the envelope that says “Follow Centsational Style” But instead of the usual subscribing form there was an email format to send you a question. I’m not very tech savvy; so I’m confused. How do I subscribe to your new blog?

    You are so talented!! I am really looking forward to reading your new blog!

    Congratulations & best wishes.

  149. kelly arent says:

    Congrats to you!!! You are awesome! Will be following! :)

  150. Maria Killam says:

    Congratulations Kate, you totally deserve it, you work so hard!

  151. GinaE says:

    Sincere congrats, Kate! So well deserved!

  152. Kelly Proctor Tooley says:

    Wow! Congrats, Kate!! So happy for you! And happy for those BH&G readers who don’t already follow your blog! Love the indigo article- it’s my fav!!

  153. Nicolle says:

    Way to go!

  154. Ann V. says:

    NO NO NO WAY! This is incredible news, Kate!! I feel like a good friend just landed a huge promotion doing a job she loves!! And since I am your #1 fan, I consider it a compliment that the savvy people at BHG agree with me! You are sooooo amazing at all you do, and this just goes to show it! Congratulations!

  155. Geri-Lynn says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What an exciting time for you.

  156. Allie says:

    Congratulations! I’m running over to take a peek now!

  157. Congratulations! I’m a brand new follower here, but thrilled for you none the less! Now I can get a double dose of Centsational Girl! Woo Hoo!!

  158. Oh, wow! That’s so exciting. Congratulations, Kate! Can’t wait to check it out. They were so smart to hire you! :)

  159. Joanne says:

    Congratulations!!! Your blog is a daily read for me. I am sure this is only the beginning of many huge projects on your horizon. You inspire me!

  160. Juice says:

    Congratulations Kate! You’ve worked hard for this! Wishing you nothing but continued success.

  161. Congratulations!!!! It’s one ofm y favorite magazzines too!!!

  162. Serretta says:

    What exciting news!!! Congratulations! Well deserved! Can’t wait to check it out and get a double dose of Centsational Girl!

  163. So so so flippin’ awesome!! I don’t know any blogger who works harder (& still maintains a humble demeanor) than you & I’m so thrilled for you! Well deserved, my friend. Exciting times are ahead!

  164. This is exciting – Congrats.

  165. Congratulations!! Can’t wait to see what you do over there. :-D

  166. DJ says:


  167. That is huge news—congratulations!

  168. Congrats!! Now one for all of us downsizers

    “Do you hear that rumble in the distance? That is the Baby Boomers – they are getting ready to retire. On January 1st, 2011 the very first Baby Boomers turn 65. Millions upon millions of them are rushing towards retirement age”

    and most of us do not feel old but do have physical limitaions, climbing ladders, lifting heavy objects.
    and even though we love our things, it is time to shed some and update
    Wish I had your talent, but please devote once a week post for us, or whatever

  169. Anne says:

    Very impressive.. I had written of BHG for home design, now I have changed my mind. Hot stuff!!

  170. Blanca says:

    I am a hug fan of you and I could not be happier. Your designs are absolutely beautiful and it does not surprise me that Better Homes and Garden has taken you. Wishing you the most success,


    • CentsationalGirl says:

      Thank you so much Blanca, and everyone who has shared in the excitement!

  171. Fantastic news, you have great style, am well impressed!

  172. Jan says:

    Congratulations Kate! That’s amazing news.

  173. Dar says:

    I cannot even come close to knowing just how excited you must be! Congrats and well deserved! I look forward to reading the new blog! On my home girl side…YOU ROCK, superstar!

  174. Randi says:

    Congratulations!! That’s so exciting!

  175. CHristina says:

    That is fantastic news Kate! Congrats! Cheers!

  176. Congrats!!! How wonderful .. one of my fave blogs with one of my fave magazines (yeaaaah!!!). Better Home & Gardens is one of the few mags that I still get in print. SO GREAT to see that u r now a contributing writer w/ur own column on their site .. yeeeaaah!

  177. LeAllyson says:

    I just found out about this site and your new one today. I am so happy for you. It is alway time to celebrate when someone who is independent and creative gets to contribute through a well know magazine or organization. Wishing you the very best.

  178. judy h. says:

    Woo-Hoo, so happy for you! I love BH&G, have subscribed to it for years. I’ll love it even more now!

  179. Charlene says:

    Congratulations, Kate! Such exciting news and so well deserved!

  180. Yaayyyy!!! Love your blog…cannot wait to see what you do!! Congratulations!

  181. That is fabulous! Congratulations.

  182. Congratulations. You do beautiful work and I’m so happy for you!

  183. Wow! That’s awesome news! Congratulations! I will definitely stop buy as that is one of my all time favorites!

  184. Holy smooooooookes!!! I somehow missed this and just saw “big announcement” on your facebook post. Oh my goodness the biggest congrats from the east coast to the west coast! They are lucky to have you :) Enjoy!!!

  185. Mel says:


    First time commenter, long time follower. :-) Big congratulations to you. What a dream come true and very well deserved.


  186. Lauren H says:

    Congratulations, Kate! Can’t wait to read your new blog!

  187. michele says:

    How exciting for you! Congratulations. You deserve this. Your blog is fabulous!

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