I’m in this month’s issue of Good Housekeeping!
It’s a teeny-tiny-don’t-blink-or-you-will-miss-it feature.
But it’s there!
And why am I in Good Housekeeping do you ask?
Well, I’ll tell ya.
I’m in Good Housekeeping because I took two Dollar Tree handkerchiefs, put a pillow between them and tied the corners with ribbons.
Then I took two terra-cotta pots and put red flowers in the bottom one, white flowers in the top one, stacked the white one on top of the red one and stuck two American flags in it.
Makes sense, right?
Ok, so maybe there was a little more involved in being featured in Good Housekeeping. Just a little though, mind you!
You see, I did this back in the summer of 2011. I had been visiting my parents and working my way through the stack of magazines my mom always saves for me. One of those magazines was Good Housekeeping. And it featured some fun and simple 4th of July decor. “Simple” is one of my most favorite words!
So, I created my own version of their version and took photos of it and put it on our blog.
Fast forward to March of this year and I get a call from my sister. “Where are you?” she hollers at me through the phone. “I’m on my way to pick up the kids from school”, I reply. “Well you are not going to believe the email that you just got!” she says.
Good Housekeeping had seen my version of their version and wondered if I would be willing to let them put it in the July issue of their magazine. Hmmmm…let me think about it…. 😉
I may or may not have neighbors who now think of me as the crazy lady who pulled her car over and made high-pitched screeching sounds while waving her hands around wildly.
After re-editing and actually re-shooting some of the photos then sending them off to them I waited and waited and waited and waited and waited for the July issue to come out.
When it finally did, I greedily snatched it up and flipped through the pages looking and looking and looking and looking and looking. I reached the end of the magazine and didn’t see it. So I started from the beginning and went flipped through all the pages again and still didn’t see it.
I did this 4 more times.
Until…I saw it.
But still…kinda cool, huh? 🙂
Just goes to show that you never know whose watching!
Diann @ The Thrifty Groove says
The pillow is adorable and that is very fun and exciting news! Congrats!
Congratulations! Great idea.
Marty Walden says
I love simple and I love your don’t blink feature! Congrats!
Southern Scraps says
Congrats to you! Cute ideas.
Jackie Adams says
Congratulations Vanessa! So exciting!
Michelle Paige says
So fun to be featured, even if it’s small! Congrats!
Congratulations….what a great idea on the pillows! Very Cute!!!
Vanessa, congratulations!! Yay for you:-)
carol jane says
Adorable pillow! No sewing at all? Maybe I can do this too! Ha! I dont have a sewing machine.
Richella @ Imparting Grace says
Very, very, VERY cool!! Congratulations, Vanessa! I love Good Housekeeping. I started reading my mom’s copies when I was 12, which means I’ve now been reading Good Housekeeping for nearly 38 years! And I still love it, because I get wonderful ideas that will actually work in a real home. I’d be really excited if I were you–small feature or not, it’s still a feature! Way to go, friend!
Sara ~ Sweet Magnolias Farm says
Congrat’s on your feature in Good Housekeeping .. No matter how small it is ..it’s still quite cool !
Love your simple ideas .. sometimes they are truly the best .. and yours’ are too charming !
Happy 4th ..
Anjana @ At The Corner Of Happy & Harried says
Congrats! And I did see it in GH!!
Judy Clark says
Vanessa – Congratulations! Your porch looks darling and very “Fourth of Julyish”. Great job. But then, everything you two do is great and a lot of your items should be published. Again, congratulations. I’ll save the issue and say – “that’s my friend”.
Leslie Harris says
You’re in Good Housekeeping because you’re awesome. Love the ideas and I’m sharing this on my FB page.
Leslie aka Gwen Moss
You work hard on everything you do and deserve the Good Housekeeping feature. Good for you!
Susan @ My Place to Yours says
Kinda cool? Oh, yes it is! Congratulations. Cute patriotic porch, by the way. 🙂
Good for you! Very cool patriotic decorating…no wonder they liked it!
How exciting to be featured! I didn’t know Good House Keeping ever did features, even if it’s a small one, it’s great exposure! Nice job!
Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way says
That is fabulous! Congrats!
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says
Oh how exciting. I love it. Your pillow is definitely cute and this is such an honor for you. Hugs, Marty
Mandy Grimes says
How exciting to be featured in a Magazine!
Heidi @ Decor & More says
Awesome, Vanessa!! I need to make a pillow like that for my front porch bench — genius! Congrats!
This is awesome!!! Congratulations!!! Well deserved!~~Angela
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
Congrats Vanessa…!!!..Love how you stacked one pot into the other!!…I love placing flags in my planters too!….My porch looks like a parade!!!…:) Can’t wait to get the GH and see your feature!! So wonderful!!!
Congratulations!!! Super cute pillow 🙂
Vanessa that is so fun!!!! And what a cute project!!
Lynn@Southern Direction says
I love it! Congrats!
So festive! Love it and YOU! Mom
Christina @ The Frugal Homemaker says
Congrats, Vanessa! I already saw your feature in my magazine 🙂 Might have to copy your pillows – love them and how easy they are to do!
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
That’s awesome Vanessa!! Yay!! 🙂
How cool to be in Good Housekeeping!!! Glad you finally found it! 😉 I love that pillow idea…I might have to copy that! Simple is always good.
jessica @fourgenerationsoneroof says
That is awesome! Contgrats 🙂
jessica @fourgenerationsoneroof says
congrats…..I can spell 🙂
Liz @ Quirky Vistas says
So fun! Magazine worthy for sure and I can just see you now out waving your arms and screaming. I would do the same! Congratulations! It is a super cute idea everyone will want to imitate!
Lauren @ The Endearing Home says
Congratulations on being featured in Good Housekeeping! I love the pillow and the flower pots too! Such great ideas, thanks for the inspiration!
I’d be a crazy lady too if I got an email from a magazine!! LOL. And your work was deserving…both cute ideas, photographed well! ~Zuni