This month our DIY Homework Station was featured in the October 2017 issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine!!! Eeek!!!! It was an amazing experience you guys!!! And I’m so EXCITED to FINALLY be able to tell you all about it!!!
For years I have been inspired by other DIY-ers and projects that have been featured in this magazine… so being chosen to be featured was quite an honor for our little family!!
We thought it might be interesting for others to see the “behind the scenes” of the set-up and shooting of the family event.
When we were first contacted by Better Homes and Gardens magazine about being featured last March, we couldn’t believe it!!! We had just finished up the homework station and posted it on the blog and pinterest only a few weeks prior. So to be contacted so quickly was a surprise!! After emailing back and forth for a couple weeks we found out our article was going to be a two-page spread!!!!! Say WAAAA??!!!! We were over the moon with joy!!!
Early May a large crew of five (editor, photographer, photo assistant, stylist and stylist’s assistant) showed up at our home to prep for the next day photo shoot. They were here for a few hours prepping the space, checking lighting, getting outfits together, setting up shots and seeing what other props they needed…. then they went shopping. BOY oh BOY you guys!!! The next morning they came back bearing all sorts of brand new art supplies and super cute clothes for all of us!!!! (which, by the way, we got to keep.) Each and everyone of them were incredibly friendly, laid back, and also managed to keep our spirits high the whole day! My children absolutely adored the crew and I was thrilled they stayed true to my style and added only a few minor touches of their own. They were at our house shooting for 8 hours!!!! When they left, we had felt like we made some new friends and were sad to see them go! But it was SO much fun for all of us and this experience will definitely be remembered forever!!!
The surprising excitement and extreme joy of this event was in no way over yet though!! The BEST part came months later yesterday when copies of the magazine were delivered to our door and we ripped through the pages with pure excitement until we came to our article and then we screamed!!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!! I can’t believe we are in a magazine!!! We can’t begin to tell you all how extraordinary and surreal this experience has been for our family and how happy we are to share it will all of you!!
This was a dream come true for us and as always we want to remind all our readers. . . Don’t give up on your daydream!!!!