Last week, we put our Pre-Vacation Check List to good use, packed up the house and headed to our favorite vacation destination: Disney World! Yep, last week we put the “reno thinking caps” down and enjoyed a week full of Mickey ears, pixie dust, parades, awesome food, and fireworks. We’ll be back later with separate post about our trip (yes, including pictures!) but first, we’ve got to tell you guys about what was waiting in our mailbox when we came back into town late last night.

Let’s back up a bit… way back in June, we conducted our first reader survey. One of the questions was, “How did you first find us?”. Much to our surprise, a few of you mentioned you found us mentioned in R-Home Magazine! Ashley was certain it was a mistake and was literally speechless. And if you know Ashley, you realize how big of a deal that is. For those of you who aren’t in our neck of the woods, R-Home Magazine is an award-winning locally owned, sourced, and produced shelter magazine. It covers all things from home building/renovating, decorating ideas, shopping guides to entertaining ideas. Basically, it’s like Richmond’s very own BHG.

Once the fourth comment talking about the magazine mention rolled in, we hopped in the car and headed to the closest Barnes & Noble to pick up 15 a few copies. After all, this was our very first magazine mention, so we were kind of geeking out a bit. Okay, a lot.

7th house on the left feature

We got back in the car with our copy of the July/August issue and searched the issue cover to cover countless times. Nope. No mention. We went through it again and still no sign of 7th House on the Left. At this point, we were both certain that it was indeed a mistake — maybe they found us through another blog that was mentioned in the magazine…? To make the long story short, a little over a week ago, Ashley finally decided to call the magazine to ask if we really were mentioned thinking maybe it was just an old issue. Sure enough, it was the May/June issue! We missed it at Barnes & Noble by only two days.

When we got home from our vacation late last night, Ashley was going through the mail and all of the sudden started squealing like a kid who just saw Mickey Mouse for the first time. Buried in the mail, was an envelope with the May/June issue! The awesome people at R-Home even included a Post-It marking the page we were mentioned. There we were; very last page, bottom left corner under “Websites to Check Out”, right beside Not Martha and Decor8

7th House on the Left

Needless to say, we were really excited to finally see it! This is the first time we’ve been mentioned in print, so it’s a pretty big deal around here. We also feel extra special that R-Home was our first. We’ve always been big fans of the magazine, picking up copies whenever we saw it on the newsstand, and we just purchased a 2-year subscription, so we’re good to go for the next 26 issues, ha!

Now if Ashley would put down the magazine, we have a lot of unpacking to do.

Oh, like we mentioned last week… if you happen to notice any weird things going on (broken links, missing images, etc), we’re currently working on publishing some of the upgrades we mentioned in our State of the Blog Address a while back. Thanks for your patience!