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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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 !

  5. CentsationalGirl says:

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

  6. 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!!!

  7. spiceylg says:

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

  8. 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!

  9. Karen says:

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

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

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

  12. 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!!!

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

  14. Melissa says:

    Super excited for you! Perfect fit!

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

  16. kate blue says:

    big CONGRATS!!!

  17. Jen O says:

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

  18. Pam says:

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

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

  20. Gina says:

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

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


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

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

  24. 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?)

  25. 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 :-)

  26. Tracie says:

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

  27. Chris says:

    This is fantastic! Congratulations!!!!!

  28. Karin says:

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

  29. Allison A. says:

    Congratulations, Kate!

  30. Kristin M says:

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


  31. Debbie says:

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

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

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

  34. Jo-Anna says:

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

  35. megan says:

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

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

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

  38. 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

  39. Martha says:

    A huge congratulations on your new endeavor! Super exciting!

  40. 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!

  41. 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!

  42. Cynthia says:

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


  43. Liz Bradley says:

    That is so exciting! Congratulations!

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

  45. Nicole K says:

    Proud of you!!!!!

  46. Megan says:

    Congrats to you!! Megan

  47. Amy K says:

    Big congrats to you!

  48. 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!!

  49. 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! :)

  50. Julie says:

    Wonderful news! So happy for you!

  51. Carmel says:

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

  52. Catherine says:

    Congratulations, Kate! That’s wonderful!

  53. sharon rittler says:

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

  54. 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!

  55. Stacy says:

    Congratulations! So excited for you!

  56. Caroline says:

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

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

  58. 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!

  59. SP says:

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

  60. brandi says:

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

  61. 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,

  62. 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!!!

  63. Megan says:

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

  64. 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 :-)

  65. Sarah says:

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

  66. Crystal says:

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

  67. angela jennings says:

    Congratulations, that is GREAT news!

  68. 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!

  69. 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.

  70. Jessica says:

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

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

  72. Kim G says:

    Congrats Kate! :-)

  73. 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 :)

  74. 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 :)

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

  76. 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! :-)

  77. Christina says:

    Wow, congratulations! That is such amazing news!

  78. Lu says:

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

  79. Kacy says:

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

  80. That is sincerely amazing and well deserved!!

    Congratulations and blessings on your new journey ahead!


  81. 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!

  82. Hi Kate – Way to go!! XO

  83. Sarah says:

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

  84. What an amazing opportunity!! Congrats!!!

  85. Susan says:

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

  86. 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.

  87. tracy a says:

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

  88. Alyssa says:

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

  89. 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!!

  90. 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!!!

  91. 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!!

  92. cassie says:

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

  93. MG Atwood says:

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

  94. 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!

  95. Heather D says:

    Wow, what an unbelievable honor! Go you!

  96. Nancy B says:

    What wonderful news and so well deserved.

  97. 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!!! :)

  98. 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! :)

  99. Victoria says:

    Whoo hoo! Congratulations!

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