Posts Tagged ‘better homes and gardens’

Big Announcement!

Monday, April 16th, 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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Behind the Scenes with BH&G

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Greetings all, perhaps you’ve heard – the Christmas Ideas  issue by Better Homes & Gardens has finally hit newsstands, and yours truly is inside!  I’ve been purchasing this Special Interest Publication for so many years, and consider it one of the best sources of holiday inspiration, so to actually be a part of it this year is completely surreal. 

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You might recall that week in late February when I was in a complete frenzy prepping the house for the crew and the shoot. They sent me a list of all the shots they wanted to take for the magazine and of course they all required greenery.  

Because all the fresh garland from Christmas was dried to a crisp in early January and I had disposed of it as a fire hazard, I called on Lynch Creek Farm who came to my rescue. They shipped yards of cedar garland and several fir wreaths too just two days before BH&G descended on my house. 

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It’s A Madhouse

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The last 48 hours just about did me in.  But I keep coming back to that famous saying, “That which does not kill you sends you to the madhouse.” 

You see, I got this phone call many weeks ago. I was just returning home from Tahoe, and heard a voice on my answering machine, saying something about a magazine and “. . . your home is lovely and we’d like to talk to you about a photo shoot . . .”  I listened and listened and thought, oh geez, one of my friends is crank calling me, ha ha ha ha. 

christmas ideas mag 2Then I listened some more and this lovely voice sounded completely legit.  So I picked up the phone, and guess what?  It was Better Homes & Gardens.  Wow.

So for the last two months, all my Christmas stuff has still been up in my house. 

I’m convinced that my neighbors must think I’m absolutely cuckoo.  I can hear them now.  “What’s wrong with that family?  It’s February, for goodness sake, take your Christmas tree down!” 

So I’ve suffered the shame of the neighborhood for a photo shoot in BH&G’s ‘Christmas Ideas’ magazine, taking place in my house on Thursday!  “Excited” does not begin to describe.

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