Romantic Homes Magazine Feature…. At The Picket Fence

romantic homes magazine cover

Wow! So can I say, first we (Vanessa and I) are probably the last two people on earth who should be keeping “secrets.” 

So when the sweet Beth Livesay from Romantic Homes Magazine contacted me in late December informing me that they’d like to feature At The Picket Fence(really?! our lil ol’ blog!? in their GORGEOUS magazine) along with some photos of my kitchen remodel, it was all we could do not to share with all of you…cause ya know YOU ALL are the first one’s we love to share with!

I sent the photos off with a first of January deadline…and then we waited.  And I worried just a little that maybe I had imagined it all.  I confess to even checking the email correspondence a few times to make sure I hadn’t dreamed it all up.  
Then we got the email.  The one from Diana of Nana Diana Takes A Break, who graciously highlights bloggers featured in Romantic Homes magazine each month.  “Hey gals, I’m gonna be featuring you for being in Romantic Homes!” and the the emails and Facebook Wall posts started popping up from y’all saying you had seen us.
So, We hadn’t imagined it!!
And on Saturday, I was able to finally officially get my hands on a copy of the LOVELY April edition of Romantic Homes!!
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Seriously!! To even be included in the pages with such amazing homes, décor and just plain beautiful ROMANCE, is just too much…and then to find our sweet friend Sherry from No Minimalist Here included in there as well, that was the icing on the cake!
And you know what…as fun as it was to see my kitchen in print, in such a fantastic magazine like Romantic Homes, even better what Beth shared ABOUT our blog!
“This blog has a great sense of community….”

See that part about “community” in there? Well, folks that means more to us than anything else! Because we knew that Beth got what we’re trying to do.  Create “community” with an amazing group of fellow bloggers, DIYers, decorators, cooks, moms, both women and men walking on a journey together to create beauty in their everyday lives!
romantic homes magazine  feature 
So, thank you Romantic Homes for sharing “our home” here At The Picket Fence with your readers! A big thank you to Jacqueline deMontravel and Beth Livesay for helping to create and produce such a lovely publication and including us in it.
And thank YOU to our friends of At The Picket Fence for meeting us here everyday! We appreciate you so much!

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  1. YAY! So happy for you!

  2. That is so cool! Congratulations!

  3. Oh, I just bought my copy this morning and was thrilled to see you featured! I was showing my husband and saying…I know her, and her and her! It’s wonderful to know someone so famous! :) I’m thrilled for you!
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. This is fantastic…how thrilling for you girls and you totally deserve to be featured! I am running out today to get my April copy. Hooray for you and bloggers in this community everywhere!!! I couldn’t be more excited or happy for you.


  5. Oh, WOW! I am so excited for you girls. Can’t wait to pick up a copy!

  6. Yaaaey!! I’m so happy for you two!! You totally deserve it!

  7. THAT is FANTASTIC!!!! I will have to go and get a copy. Congratulations!!! So exciting.

    Vanessa, thank you for commenting on the bedroom for my girls. No, I did not make the standing lamp/lantern in the corner of the room. It was a gift when my son was born many moons ago (12 years actually) and we have enjoyed using it in the kids’ rooms ever since.

    Can’t wait to see what you girls do with Cutting Edge Stencils. I am sure it will be amazing!

    Thank you for always being so encouraging and for visiting me! and Vanessa, I never commented back on the going for a walk thing but I wished you lived closer so we could. Wouldn’t that be fun!

  8. Congratulations! You totally deserve it and I agree with Romantic Homes 100%! Your blog has such a sense of community. You welcome everyone and make them feel like we are sitting on your front porch drinking sweet tea and sugar cookies!


  9. Just so awesome!!! I am running out to get the magazine before it is SOLD OUT!

  10. can imagine how excited you are! You have to frame the article for sure. Congratulations! ~ Maureen

  11. Congratulations Vanessa and Heather! A well deserving feature! I know you both will enjoy your day, Gail

  12. It’s wonderful! Congratulations! Your blog is fantastic and it’s nice that this fine magazine featured you! I have to go get a copy and brag that my blogging friends are in it!

  13. I am so excited for you!!! You totally deserve it and you already know how I feel about both of you and your gorgeous blog. Congrats!!!

  14. CONGRATULATIONS! I’m going to have to go buy a magazine now! :)

  15. Congratulations…your accolades are very well deserved!! Hope to get a chance to meet y’all at Haven this June….
    Good things come to good people and you two are “good people”

  16. Congratulations! Isn’t it wonderful to be recognized like that? You so deserve it. Your kitchen is beautiful and your blog is full of inspiration too. I can’t wait to see this issue. I looked for it at the store yesterday, but it’s not out yet.

  17. Congratulations Ladies… I can CERTAINLY see why you would be featured in Romantic Homes…Your homes and projects are always so VERY LOVELY!!! Have a Blessed week!!

  18. Yeaaaa! I just knew you gals would hit the big time. I am proud to be one of your followers! You girls do a wonderful job of connecting with all of “us” and that is as good, if not better, than the projects that you do! xo Diana

  19. What an honor! Congratulations to you.


  20. Congratulations! I could not be more smitten for you! You totally deserve the honor!

  21. Congratulations! What a wonderful honor.

  22. Congrats!!!! So very happy for y’all…I will be sure to check it out soon.


  23. Oh.My.Gosh! YAY! Well deserved. Your building of community is very evident! When I think about being a “better blogger”, I think of you two. You are great at building up others, sharing your knowledge and helping others grow. I believe you are receiving “just the beginning” of all that you have given. I can’t wait to see what else is in store! Love, Rebecca

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  25. That is so exciting…congrats!

  26. This is such great news. You two are among the most deserving bloggers out there. I know we all dream about a magazine feature…the fact that it came true for you and Vanessa is a tribute to all bloggers. Very, very cool. I don’t want to sound like your mother, but I’m so proud of both of you! Well done.

  27. Wooooo Hoooooo … that is such wonderful, wonderful news, sweet friends !! I’m so excited for you both … what a well-deserved feature !! I can’t wait to pick up a copy !! And, how fun to have Sherry featured in there, as well !! So exciting !!

  28. Congrats again Heather! A bloggers dream come true!:)

  29. Congratulations Heather! You deserve it your kitchen is awesome!

  30. Congratulations! It is an honor that is well deserved by you both.

  31. WOW now that’s something great to share. Congratulations, you deserve it.

  32. Congratulations! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Very deserving for the two of you.

  33. I know, I saw you guys! : ) I’ve been telling my husband and family, “I know them!” and there are a couple of others, too. I have to say this issue had the most bloggers I know mentioned in it. I think they definitely hit the nail on the head with the “community” part, ladies. Congratulations!

  34. Heather – you must be in heaven now! What a fab honor – well deserved!

  35. Well done! Congrats!

  36. I’m going out tomorrow to get a copy! How exciting, girls!

  37. I’ve had this mag sitting here for DAYS…finally opened it up last night and what did I see? One of MY favorite blogs! yay! So happy for you!

  38. I bought a copy last week. Congrats on the feature.

  39. That is just wonderful! I can’t imagine how this must feel. I love your blog and always visit to see what is new.

    I guess your ‘community’ has just gotten a little bigger!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday’s Bunny Hop Party!

  40. Sisters: I heard about you from Barbara at 21 Rosemary Lane. Congratulations on the article. I have watched and read bogs published in magazines for sometime. Now it’s fun to see one’s that I ‘know’. I will be following you and invite you to visit GoldCountryCottage..Judy

  41. HUUUGE Congrats!!! This is so fun! How fun to see your kitchen in such widely read, and beautiful magazine. Definitely buying this tomorrow, can’t wait to see it for real!! You should go celebrate! -K

  42. Oh wow, how exciting. I am so thrilled for you, this is totally fantastic. Congratulations!!!!! Now I can say I know two celebrities, you and Sherry. Wow, I am totally excited. Congrats to all, this is so exciting. Hugs, Marty

  43. WOW Heather I am so happy for you!! Congrats, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!!

  44. Congrats to the both of you! Y’all truly deserve the recognition!

  45. Congratulations! You two are awesome,I’m so glad you got featured! I love being part of your community!

  46. Congratulations to you both! I also enjoy visiting.

  47. You two creative gals so deserve this!! so glad to know you and call you two sweet friends! xo

  48. This is so wonderful! Congratulations ladies!

  49. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Congratulations!

  50. Congratulations!!! What an honor this is for you!!! Your blog is great and the photos in the mag are beautiful!!!

  51. Girls, we are so proud of you for your creativity and inspiration and that you are OUR daughters!

    Love you, Mom and Dad

  52. Congratulations!!!!! This so wonderful. enjoy.

  53. So exciting! I’m so happy for you! Couldn’t happen to two nicer people:) I love meeting at the picket fence; it’s such a happy place:)

  54. I’m so proud to know you! I get a little childish giddiness when I have a claim to fame like this. Now, I can say something kinda braggy to my IRL friends like, “Some friends of mine were featured in Romantic Homes magazine.” I’m dorky like that.

  55. Oh my gorgeous! I am running to Barnes and Noble when they open to pick up a copy! Congratulations…it must feel like winning the lottery!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  56. Congratulations to you girls! This is fantastic and you are so deserving.


  57. Mr. Smith@TheSmithGarage says:


  58. How exciting, BIG CONGRATS!! I’m going to run and get a copy. Celebrate you two, you *so* deserve it! xo ~Liz

  59. Well, duh, you’re in a magazine!! I am not surprised one bit! Congratulations! Gotta go get a copy!
    I’m not surprised that Sherry is in there either!
    You girls rock!
    Love, Leslie

  60. Congratulations! You sooo deserve it! You must be so elated! xo wendy

  61. SO AWESOME!!! Congrats!!

  62. Woo hoo!!!! So very excited for the two of you girls! You have always tried to foster comraderie amongst your readers and participants! Great feature……

  63. Congrats, this is pure rockstar status.

  64. Congratulations! It was well deserved! I love the kitchen and I can easily see why it was chosen! It is fun to see Sherry in there with you!
    xo Becca

  65. I don’t know how I missed this post the other day but that is so freakin’ exciting!!!!!!! I am beyond excited for you girls! I’ll have to get my own copy next time I’m out. :)


  66. yay!

    such exciting news
    for you

    and your delectable kitchen
    is totally magazine worthy!


  67. Hi Heather & Vanessa, A big congrats to both of you! I was so excited to see you featured in the magazine. I couldn’t be happier for the two of you…well deserved. Thank you for the mention and sweet comment. I appreciate your friendship and support more than you could possibly know. Hugs, Sherry

  68. Hi, Heather and Vanessa

    Congrats!!! I am so happy for the both of you. You ladies are amazing and deserving of this.


  69. Congrats on the amazing feature!

  70. This is a bit late, congratulations! Your blog isn’t a lil “ole” blog anymore. I hear your name mentioned all over the place. Love the paragraph that they wrote about 2 different points of view from 2 different states. I think I’ll stop in here more often and join the community!

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