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BHG Magazine Mention / 7th House on the Left

You know that kind of moment when you’re like, “Oh my goodness, is this seriously happening right now?”. We had one of those moments Sunday afternoon sitting in the Lowe’s parking lot. Before I get to that, let’s back up a few months… Back in November we got an email from an editor at Better Homes & Gardens’ Kitchen + Bath Makeovers magazine asking if we’d be interested in having our kitchen featured. Umm, yes please!!Β A few days later, I had a phone interview with the ever so nice Maria. I must say, this was only the third phone interview I’ve gone through since we started the blog, not to mention the first one with BHG, so I was extremely nervous – and I was getting over a cold. Go figure.

After exchanging a few more emails, photos, etc, Maria mentioned the feature would appear in the Spring 2013 issue. Four whole months away! I could hardly stand it. Greg, being my ever so patient better half, assured me it would be here before I knew it. And he was right…

7th House on the Left BHG Feature

Back to the Lowe’s parking lot. It was pouring down rain, so Greg said he would just run in and see if the magazine was out yet. I stopped by a few days before, and they didn’t have the new issue out yet, so I was trying hard not to get my hopes up. Then, here comes Greg, jogging back to the car in the pouring rain, with a Lowe’s bag in his hand. I thought, “Did they have it?! Maybe he picked up some batteries. Or a new light bulb for the dining room.” He opened the door, handed me the bag and said, “Page 30!”.

BHG Magazine Mention / 7th House on the Left

Sure enough. There it was. Page 30. An entire page with a fancy pull quote and everything. Greg started reading the article out loud while I hesitantly listened, hoping I didn’t come across like I was in a cold medicine-induced fog. We were both really pleased with the article.Β When Greg read the part where Brown & Barkley was mentioned, we both stopped, looked at each other and said, “No way!” We were on cloud nine, and still are! This is our very first national magazine feature and it’s pretty cool that my Grandma in Florida or my brother in California can go to Barnes & Noble or Lowe’s and see our goofy selves on page 30 of a BHG publication. Oh, and we were excited to see that we share the Blogland’s Best section with our blogging buddy, Jessie, over at Cape 27 (we featured their first house’s kitchen reno here).

March Good Housekeeping Magazine Feature

In other print news, our “Glass Speaker” post from way back when (check it out here), was featured in last month’s issue of Good Housekeeping. Needless to say, there’s been a lot of magazine purchases around here lately πŸ™‚

On to the weekend! This weekend, we have plans to make a dent in some Spring cleaning around here – including straightening up the carport and getting it geared up for Spring. We also may or may not be doing some painting in the hallway and foyer. If we decide to take the plunge and pull out the paint brushes, we’ll be sure to fill you guys in on that next week. Happy weekend, everyone!

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    Christina @ Homemade Ocean
    March 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

    YAYYYYYY!!!! That is so exciting and WELL DESERVED!

    Way to go kiddos πŸ™‚

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    March 22, 2013 at 10:37 am

    CONGRATS!!!!!! That is so cool!

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    Sara M
    March 22, 2013 at 10:38 am

    What an accomplishment!!! Seriously, that is awesome! And like the comment above, so well deserved! Have a great weekend!

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    March 22, 2013 at 10:39 am

    How exciting!

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      Deborah L
      March 23, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      This is fantastic news. I am so proud of you Ashley what an achievement. Great Job!

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    Melissa D
    March 22, 2013 at 10:39 am

    WOW!!! Congrats you two!! So happy for yall!! πŸ˜€

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    March 22, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Congratulations! How totally awesome!

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    Stacey @ Likes to Smile
    March 22, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Ah-mazing!! Big big big congratulations!

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    Tara W
    March 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Congrats! I love and enjoy 7th House so much and am so happy for you guys! Keep up the good work!

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    March 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Congrats!!!!!!!!! Very well deserved!!!! Can’t wait to see what you do next!

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    March 22, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I am in love with your blog! So it makes total sense that you were featured in a magazine!!

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    Laura B
    March 22, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Congrats! I love your blog and everything you guys do!

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    Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog
    March 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    That is so incredibly exciting! Congratulations!! Have a great weekend!!

    ~Abby =)

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    Serena | Pretty Fluffy
    March 23, 2013 at 2:33 am

    You’re a star Ashley! Big congrats to you both – you deserve every success! xx

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    March 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Congratulations! I found your blog via iHeart Organizing and love love love reading how both of you work together on the house and blog — so lovely. Congrats again πŸ™‚

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    March 23, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    That’s so fantastic! Congratulations!

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    Hollie @ I'm Busy Procrastinating
    March 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    What great recognition for your creativity and resourcefulness. Congrats!!

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    March 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Congrats! I bet that was like a dream seeing that in a magazine!

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    March 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    omgosh!!i’m so happy for y’all! i enjoy your blog so much and its wonderfully deserved!

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    Gwen Butler
    March 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Ashley & Greg I am going to rush right out and get the magazine. I love what y’all have done. I can’ t wait to see what’s next!

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    March 25, 2013 at 8:23 am

    You two are the cutest couple EVeR! I love how you work so well together! All your ideas and projects are so inspiring. Everything looks amazing! I found you at I heart Organizing, and now im hooked. My goal is also to get my whole home organized! 27 years in one home makes you accumulate wayyy too much! In other words…this could take awhile! I completely copied your finance organizer! LOVE! Plus ive “turned on” a co worker to this site, and Jen’s! Congratulations on being chosen for Better Homes and Gardens! Welllllll deserved! Beautiful kitchen! Looking forward to more posts!

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      March 25, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Awww, thank you so much!

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    March 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    We love your kitchen. Thanks so much for participating!

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    March 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    This is awesome you two!! You definitely deserve it! if I were you I’d yank that right out of the magazine and frame that bad boy for your office. Hey! Why not! People put their diplomas, degrees, certificates, etc. all over their walls, why can’t you?! πŸ˜‰

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    March 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Ooooh! I was just stalking newsstands for the new issues and I didn’t see this one. Will have to go back and snag one. And you have to promise to sign it for me someday! πŸ™‚

    Congrats guys! Your kitchen is one of the best I have seen!


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      March 25, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Haha! Will do πŸ˜‰
      Thanks so much, Jen!

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    March 27, 2013 at 11:22 am

    you two are ROCKSTARS! glad I found your site. continued success.

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    March 27, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    LOVE, LOVE THIS! How awesome and blessed you are!

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