Monday, December 26, 2011

48 IHeart: A Cottages & Bungalows Feature!

I received a pretty fantastic gift this Christmas!  One that really took me by surprise!

Awhile back I was contacted by Cottages & Bungalows magazine.  They asked if I could pop over some pictures of our laundry room and answer some questions for an upcoming issue.

Of course, I was beyond excited and have been checking newsstands each and every time I was out and about since then.

This last weekend, I spotted the January issue.... {sorry for the quality, I scanned the following pages in}:


I popped it open and quickly saw something familiar on page 66....


There it was!  Our laundry room!  I had no idea I would get two pages!  Merry Christmas to me.  So amazing.  I had been featured in Fresh Home once earlier this year as a Fresh Face, sharing details about a local charity.  This however, is the first time our home as ever been featured in glossy print!


I have no words for the excitement I had finding this on the newsstands.  I quickly grabbed the whole stack and brought them all home.  Yes, I am one excited nerd.  A long time dream come true and the perfect way to wrap up 2011!



48 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the spread! I haven't heard of Cottages & Bungalows, but those are two words that make me all wistful for my one day home, I may have to find the issue! I really have to get implementing more of your solutions, like all the things you can do with old containers and scrapbook paper.

    I received a large and beautiful book of scrapbook paper for Christmas, but I find myself unable to take a pair of scissors to it. Such an act of finality. I'll do my best, because I should really get those mugs with pens in them back to the kitchen.

    Our (just starting) one day home project http://leavemetomyprojects.blogspot.com/search/label/Our%20One%20Day%20Home

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  2. How exciting for you-congratulations!
    It's no wonder they chose to feature it. I dream of making my dungeon (garage) laundry space as beautiful! I'm making progress but it's slow:) thanks for the constant inspiration.

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  3. Wow! Congratulations, although I'm not surprised since your ideas and photographs are so inspiring. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Veggie Kids!

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  4. That is a great magazine. So awesome - congratulations!

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  5. Congratulations! Your home does look like it belongs there! So pretty, and you do have amazing tips. Happy Christmas!

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  6. How super fun for you! Congrats! : D

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  7. Congrats! Your home is beautiful you absolutely deserve it.

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  8. Congrats Jen!! That's so exciting!

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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  9. See! I told you your home looked like something in a magazine! Lol congratulations!(: 

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  10. Wow...how exciting for you Jen!! You do have an amazing laundry room. I wish I had all the room you have to create a lovely space. I have been trying (aka nagging) my husband to help me fix up the space. ...... so far no interest.
    Sue
    http://fruitylemonade.blogspot.com/

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  11. Congrats!!!! I'm so excited for you & I can't wait to pick up the magazine!!

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  12. Congratulations! That is so fun and exciting!

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  13. Congratulations! Your room is definitely magazine worthy, definitely inspiring.

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  14. What a fun surprise- everything about your home is beautiful and cograts on getting published!! I love your laundry room- we have a small walk through laundry room from the garage to the hallway with an little cove from shelves/baskets...

    Susan

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  15. That is amazing!!! I am so proud of you. You so deserve it. Can't wait to pick it up for myself. Merry Christmas!!!

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  16. How awesome!! I agree, you totally deserve it! I lOvE your laundry room- it makes me want to do 10 loads a day just looking at it!
    Question: do you have a post on what you keep IN your laundry room? I saw some items in the pics that I wouldn't think to use {because I'm not as awesome}. Would love to hear about the practical things needed in a laundry room! (water bottles?!)
    {high five} Jen!

    Colleen

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  17. SO super-duper excited for you!!!

    I can't wait to go buy a few copies: I LOVE that the Willow House basket is hanging on your wall ~ you did such an amazing job writing that post. You totally deserve to be featured in a cool mag like Cottages & Bungalows!

    Mucho congrats to you!! :) :)

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  18. Congrats! I love your laundry room, so I am excited it will be shared with even more people.

    Also, I just started following your blog a couple weeks ago and I absolutely love it. Thanks!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful...and so deserving!

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  20. Cool beans. I just love your blog and you so deserve a little more glossy print.

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  21. I can't decide if I would be more excited to be featured in the magazine or to actually HAVE that laundry room to use!! Congratulations :-)

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  22. Dreams do come true! Congratulations!!

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  23. I seriously love you guys! Thanks so much for all the sweet comments! You are the best readers ever!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  24. I'm so happy for you! The laundry room in our house growing up was in the garage and even when I had one inside our home, I always considered the space very utilitarian. Seeing your laundry room (on your blog) was illuminating. Such a utilitarian place could be pretty too? This will surely inspire others too.

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  25. Congrats Jen! You so deserve it.I absolutely love your home. I hope to someday have mine as organized and pulled together as yours. Now, where can I find this mag? I would really like to have a copy of it. THANK YOU!
    Jodie

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  26. Congratulations! So exciting, and SUCH a deserved feature! I know you're my main inspiration whenever I tackle a new organizing project :)

    ~Stop Me if You've Heard This One

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  27. Congratulations. It certainly justifies all the hard work you do. Merry Christmas to you and your family and have a great 2012.

    Sincerely,
    Avid Reader

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  28. that is an exciting surprise! congrats & merry christmas!

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  29. Congratulations Jen! That must be an amazing feeling. Your laundry room has always looked like right out of a magazine and now it is!

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  30. You were on Nate again today!!!

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  31. @Jodie,

    I found it at Barnes and Noble yet I have seen them at most places, even Target.

    Thanks again everyone! Many xoxoxoxo!
    Jen

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  32. Congratulations! You definitely deserve it.

    Your blog is so inspiring. I am a bit sloppy with organising and other chores- but your posts make it so creative and fun. I am all egged up to do a better job and have put it as My New Year Resolution. Though I am starting from this week itself.

    Once again, Hearty Congratulations!

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  33. Just so you know, your Nate show feature was replayed today too! You're everywhere!

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  34. Aaaaamazing!!!!! That is so neat that you got featured in a magainze! Congrats Jen!

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  35. Congratulations on being featured! I had to run out to a local store to grab a copy. I find your blog so inspirational...it has motivated me to make a new year's resolution this year to be more organized! Thanks for all of the great ideas!
    Tracey
    traceyfroemke(at)drtel{dot}net

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  36. beautiful! Where did you get that cabinet type unit at???

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  37. That is so awesome, congratulations! I'm not surprised tho, I love your laundry room!

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  38. that is just awesome! you work so hard and totally deserve to see it in print. i'd say it's the cherry on top of a great year for you. can't wait to see what you do in 2012. thanks for a great blog!!

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  39. So awesome!! Congrats, I would have bought the whole stack too!

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  40. Congratulations! Sounds fun. :)

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