Thursday, December 5, 2013

Um...So We're in a Magazine

So a while back, I mentioned on MLST's Facebook page that Mitch and I talked with an editor. Well, it's time to spill the deets about that talk. We were chatting with Megan Baker, assistant editor at This Old House magazine. And this month (actually the Jan/Feb edition) Ryder's room is being featured in the magazine. 


Megan called and we talked about how we put Ry's room together on a tight budget. And when I say "tight" I mean TIGHT. Actually, most of the pieces we used to furnish his room were either free or literally a few bucks. Here, go check it out. The tally TOH has in the mag is $248. That's for the entire room. So Ry's room is the Budget Redo article this month. It's a one page before/after spread with a breakdown of costs. And of course the show-stopper of the room is the pallet ceiling.

Man, this whole blog thing has been quite the experience. I had no idea when I started out three years ago that one day this little blog here would be featured on so many other blogs, websites, a book, and now a magazine. We even got to meet an awesome Christian music artist (Brandon Heath) who ironically enough, we may be possibly hanging out with today. So awesome. It's been such a great experience for both Mitch and I and we look forward to wherever it may lead in the future. EEK! WE'RE IN A MAGAZINE!!!! (seriously, this is a HUGE dream come true)

So do me a favor and pick up the January/February edition of This Old House. We'll be getting our copy in the mail either today or in the very near future. It comes out on newsstands middle of December.

And THANK YOU so much for reading our blog. Obviously without you guys we wouldn't be here. So thank you from the bottom of our DIY hearts. YOU GUYS ROCK. 

~Kat

28 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhh Kat!!!!!!
    This Old House! Well....I am not surprised, you guys do great work and that is a SERIOUSLY awesome room! Congratulations Kat & Mitch!!! I just made a high check in the air for your ol' bucket list! (((HUGS))) Amy C.

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    1. Thanks, Amy! EEK!! I feel the love:)

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  2. All I caught is that you might be hanging out with Brandon Heath! Yay again for you! No seriously, I read the whole thing - what a feat! Great job Kat!

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    1. Ha! Yeah, we MIGHT be...he's kinda busy;) I'll let you know and you can come creep by our house... :)

      And THANK YOU for that awesome bed...bet you never would have guessed when you threw it away that it'd one day be in a magazine spread!

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  3. You deserve it!!!! The room is fabulous, and so is the rest of your home! Congratulations!!!

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  4. Well deserved!!!!!! I will be skipping to my mailbox everyday until I get it in my hands. But honestly if it isn't here by tomorrow I will have to check it out at the book store!

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  5. Way to go! I love that room :)

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    1. Thanks, Jeanna! Yeah, it's definitely one of our favorite rooms:)

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  6. SO EXCITING!! I'll definitely pick up a magazine to check it out - that room is amazing!

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    1. Yay! Thanks for your support, Jenn!! :)

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  7. CONGRATS Kat!! That is awesome!! Your DIY skills are unbeatable! Seriously, well deserved!

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  8. Yes super great feeling!! Don't you want to run out and tell everyone? I was lucky enough to be in the Nov/Dec issue for the same article!! Congrads!!

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    1. Yes, it's exciting! Congrats on your feature too!!

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  9. That is so cool! Congratulations!! ! I loved the pallet ceiling too. Well I love just about anything made out of a pallet. My husband made a toddler bed out of pallets. We have some craftiness but not nearly enough to be featured in a magazine. :) Can't wait to see the magazine. I really wish that I would have met you properly when I was at your in laws house. I would have loved to go to thrift stores with you.

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    1. Next time we'll thrift it up, baby!!

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  10. Congratulations! You both deserve it. Your have a beautiful family and you guys have done such a great job making your house just as beautiful. I love your blog.

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    1. Thank you so much, Theresa! You've been an awesomely supportive follower...I appreciate it so much:)

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  11. Super Wonderful Awesome!!! Congratulations! Will be buying magazine as soon as I see it....Putting it in my "I knew her When' book, lol....

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    1. Ha! Thanks so much for your support, Judi!! You're awesome:)

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  12. Love the redo! We've been inspired re: our den, where did you get that ceiling fan??? I love it!! Thanks! !

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    1. We got it at Lowe's. Here's a link to the post that tells more about it.

      http://www.mapleleavessycamoretrees.com/2012/02/our-refined-pallet-ceiling.html

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