If you follow me on instagram @prvbsthirtyonegirl you saw some exciting news the other day.
And many of you had questions as to if I knew about it, so I thought I’d share the story.
Although I always thought it would be really fun to be in a magazine, I never thought it would happen. I thought I’d have to pursue it, and really dive 100% into my blog and put in a lot of effort. You see, in the blogging world you can never do “enough.” I could blog everyday and keep my readers happy, but blogging takes a lot of time, and quite honestly, for me, the financial benefits aren’t worth it. I blog because I love to share my stories and DIY adventures and hopefully inspire some of you to pull out a power tool or get to know Jesus better:) Cause you know they go hand in hand:) So therefore I blog at my lesiure. And by doing this I thought I’d maybe have to give up some cool dreams or goals or bucket list items I may have had. But that’s when God just seems to blow me out of the water.
See, I decided that wasn’t as important as family life and other things that took precedent over finding some sort of “fame” in the blogging world. But Jesus decided to bestow a little gift on my anyway. This past winter Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath magazine contacted ME and asked if I would be interested to be in their magazine. Seriously?!? At first I thought it was a joke. The name of the magazine wasn’t even mentioned, they just said it was for a kitchen and bath magazine…and after thinking about it for 2 seconds I said yes! She said she saw that I had gotten free cabinets, and that their readers would love that and the inexpensive DIY ideas we did to makeover our kitchen on a budget. I knew the article would run in May, but it wasn’t until about a month ago that I finally figured it out that it was for Better Homes and Gardens special publications….my favorite magazine!
So this week I got this in the mail…
Of course it came on the day we got like 3 inches of rain and got all wet in the mailbox….but that didn’t deter me too much. I quickly flipped inside to find the article about our kitchen…
and was super excited to see it got a whole page!
and it was so SURREAL to see my picture and name in print in a BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS MAGAZINE!!
God just never ceases to amaze me and the little gifts that He hands out to those that love Him. Man I love him:)
I was a bit surprised to see the picture they chose, and to see they cropped the stairs out of it. (my favorite part) They said we didn’t gut the kitchen, when that’s exactly what we did, but I think their goal was to just show their readers how we did inexpensive DIY fixes to make it reasonable for everyone, so I’m okay with that.
So, this issue comes out on the 27th if anyone want’s to snag a copy. They have some pretty amazing, drool worthy kitchens in there as well, totally worth the $5.99 in my book!
So since then I have updated all of my before and after pages on my blog to have them as up to date as possible when the article runs. Feel free to check them out and see how many “new” things you spot:) I’m hoping to add our bedroom, bathroom, and kynlees room to the list before next week! Let the blogging begin!! :)