Wednesday, August 8, 2012

(B)ig (H)uge (G)inormous news!!!

Hello everyone! The week is halfway over! Yay! Wednesday is my day off and tonight my sister and I are taking the girls to the county fair! Can't wait to eat crappy fair food and lose lots of money on impossible to win games!! Real all american fun!  haha!

Natalie is almost back to herself. She has her check up this morning.  Hopefully she will get the okay to eat some normal foods again. She is tired of yogurt and applesauce!  It's been a roller coaster but all and all she has handled it like a trooper!  Thanks for all the well wishes!

So in my last post I mentioned I had some big news. Like really big.  I have been holding on to this little tid bit of info for months and it has been hard to not blog about. What is this news?  Did you get a hint from the post title???

No? Well how about this...

Those would be three copies of the Holiday Craft issue from Better Homes and Gardens. Oh yeah and one of my crafts is in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I still can't believe it!

When I received the email from the editor, I was 95% sure it wasn't real. I mean this stuff doesn't happen to little ol' bloggers like me! But sure enough it was legit!  Yay for that!!

Wanna see what craft they featured? Remember these....?

When I got an advanced copy in the mail I was expecting this...and only this...

...which by the way, was exciting enough!!
But when I opened it up I saw this...

What the whaaaaaaaat!!!  Front page of a section!!!

Look there is my name...IN A MAGAZINE!!!!!

I about fell over!! BHG thinks I am a designer! haha!

I am among some really cool creations by other talented ladies.

And look...I'm even credited for my work :)

In all seriousness,  I am truly honored and thankful for this opportunity!! Thanks to all of you 10 people that still read my blog ;) I'll be available to sign autographs after the press conference. hehe.


  1. CONGRATS! That is big news! I am so happy for you. I love how they presented your decorations, too. Looks proud to know you. If you need a publicist or an agent, call me. {-)

  2. So exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And you ARE a designer! I can't wait to read the article. Have a deep fried oreo for me at the fair ;o)

  3. Congratulations!! That is definitely a MAJOR achievement! I wouldn't know what to do with myself. LOL :)

    GIRL!!!! I am SO PROUD of you honey!!!!!! :) Way to rock the pages of BHG! You are so talented and deserve this darling Andi! :)
    I have been knitting and want to make you and your kiddos some stuff for winter! What is your new address?
    Love you!!!!
    Blessings sweetie,

  5. BHG... i get it. ;) you are so clever, which is why you are in there in the first place!

  6. WOW! Congratulations - that is SO awesome. I love my 'lightbulbs' that I won last year and agree 100% that they deserve to be featured! You go girl!

  7. Giiiiirl! You better get makin LOTS of those because your Etsy shop is about to blow UP! See?! Good things happen to great people!

  8. Well now that is totally amazing!! Not only can I say I 'know' you (I know... I'm a regular quiet watcher of your blog), but you're even offering autographs? Awesomeness!! And don't be shy... enjoy the moment and bask in the delight of it!! Now back to quietly watching :)

  9. that is so awesome Andi! Well deserved recognition, and very exciting! I love your crafts and I'm happy to see you blog and etsy shop get some press too!

  10. Yay!!! You are absolutely deserving. And I totally want your autograph!!!

  11. Andi!!!!!!! That is AMAZING!! You go girl!!! Congratulations!

  12. Woohooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! It is so crazy amazing!!!!!!!! I'm so proud friend. Can't wait to get my copy :)

  13. I am so proud of you....and it is so nice to hear your humor again, it was it!

  14. YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! That was a brilliant and darling craft so I am not in the least surprised that it made it into a great magazine. Congrats!

  15. What wonderful news! Congrats to you.

  16. Andi that is AWESOME news!!! Congratulations! Your project looks so fantastic in print!
    p.s. I believe I make 19 ;) x

  17. Holy schmoley Andi! That is awesome and what a great project to feature too, they are brilliant! Congrats on the BHG feature

  18. Yay! Congrats, i love to hear great news from women/bloggers in our niche getting the recognition tehy deserve. Your sequin bulbs are super duper cute, and anyone would love to put them on a tree, hooray (again) for BHG recognizing your awesomeness:)


  19. AMAZING!!!!!! That's so flippin awesome. Congrats!

  20. Well-deserved praise from the Big Time Andi!! We knew you when... :)

  21. What a wonderful, well-deserved surprise! Those are adorable.

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