The Magazine Shoot!

I have been hinting at something big happening for a little while now, but now I can finally share what some of the news finally is.........Do It Yourself Magazine came out & shot our tiny house for a future issue.  I still don't believe it & I was here throughout the whole process.


For those of you not familiar, Do It Yourself is a Special Interest Publication released by Better Homes & Gardens & is always packed full of some amazing ideas & spaces.

Here's how we got the news... Over the summer an Editor came and scouted our house thanks to a very special & uber talented designer Sherry Hart.  She walked the house, snapped some shots & I figured that was that.  It was an honor they came out & even looked at our modest 1000 sq ft home.  I mean honestly, houses like ours aren't in magazines.

A few months later, on a whim, I decided to completely redo our dining room.  Not even kidding, the same day I ripped apart the dining room I got an email about The Home Depot: Holiday Challenge I posted about yesterday & then the mother of all emails stating that Do It Yourself wants to come shoot your house!  I about died.  Literally.

So now you guys understand why there have been so many projects going on over here!  We haven't really slept & we are still trying to catch up now. Not knowing what areas were going to be shot, I walked around examining everything.  If I had any hesitations about anything I changed it.  That's why the hutch went from white to black literally over night.  Not to mention the fact that we had Christmas up & down within a few days in order to meet the requirements of both shoots.

This past Monday & Tuesday all of my tweaking & changes were put to the test as it was time for the shoot.  An amazing team were sent in to experience a test in shooting little spaces.  But Brenda {the stylist}and  Jeff  & Amy {the photography team} were absolute pros & knew how to get around any obstacle.


Our home was instantly filled with camera equipment... & a bored little kid. 


Who soon became "that" kid.


Luckily, the hubs came home early that day & took Chloe out for a "Daddy Daughter Day" while I stayed & tried to absorb the whole process.  I was trying to take in every detail of the shoot.  Why things were placed the way the were, the camera lens' being used... I realized I had become "that" girl too.  The annoying one going around saying "whatcha doin'?!"  I was fascinated & amazed.  Especially when the images would start to appear on this screen.  My dad, who was on Chloe duty day two, saw the pictures & said ironically enough "That looks like a Magazine!" Well, I should hope so :)


A few things were brought in to help brighten our space for the glossy pages.  A few rug alternates were shipped in (one of which I fell in love with & made sure it stayed!), a few brightly colored towels, some art switcheroos & all the fresh flowers!  I've determined that we do not have enough fresh flowers in our home on a daily basis.  They just make me smile.


Here comes some of the trickery... when you are looking at a room in a magazine you think, I love how that room is laid out!  But little do you know, if you turn your camera an inch to the right the table is in the middle of the doorway & the area rug is only covering half of the floor.  Furniture was rearranged for the shot, not for the ideal living experience.  Our dog Indy didn't let that take away from her daily sofa time though.


After two days of shooting, it was done.  Life goes back to normal now & we wait for the release.  Obviously, I will keep you all posted on when the issue comes out.  But until then, I'm okay with a little down time.  I am looking forward to tackling some of my client's projects that have been neglected during these few months.  It will be nice to focus my attention on other homes at least for just a few days :)  You know I always have something brewing.  

Big thanks go out to my supportive family & friends.  
Without your encouraging words, I may have gone off the deep end.  
THANK YOU!!

{btw... that isn't all of the big news!}

xo-

33 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What an experience you had! It sounds like it was a lot of fun too. I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful home in the spotlight soon. Megan

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  2. Very curious about that sneaky other big news...

    Looks like an amazing experience. Just goes to show that style isn't hindered by size!

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  3. How exciting Kristin! Look forward to seeing all your hard work published.

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  4. Congrats Kristin!! I love seeing behind the scenes!

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  5. I am so proud of you! but that sneaky little blurb at the end?? AHEM!!

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  6. So exciting!! This is my favorite magazine, and I cant WAIT to see your feature!! Dream come true much? Congrats :)

    xx Ashleigh
    www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  7. Exciting! But well deserved, your home SHOULD grace the pages of a magazine!

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  8. That's fantastic, Kristin! Congrats! xo Kristin

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  9. How wonderful and exciting! Your home is gorgeous, and Barbara is right -- it definitely should be in a magazine. Well-deserved!

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  10. So excited! Can't wait to see the shots!

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  11. Hi Kristin - No surprise to learn that your work and home featured will be featured in DIY magazine. You have such a great style and talent. I am sure this is only the first. Loved the photos of Chloe - so cute and so true - they can only take so much.

    My best- Diane

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  12. OMG Kristin! That's like my dream come true - soo happy for you! Congrats :) No surprise is right though, your home is soo beautiful, can't wait to see the magazine!

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  13. You deserve it!!! Congrats Kristin! Like everyone else, I'm itching to see the publication. You rock!

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  14. Congrats Kristin! That's awesome!!! Can't wait for the issue to come out!

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  15. Congrats Kristin, that is so so so exciting! I cannot wait to see your lovely spaces in the magazine! xoxo

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  16. Congratulations!!!! That is so freakin cool. You're amazing. We must catch up. And may need your expert eye on our home reno too :)

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  17. Yay!! That's really amazing exciting news! DIY mag is one of my favs for years and years now. Can't wait to see the house. I actually pinned your FR because you had brown sofas. See, I too did the overly brown thing and now I'm trying to figure out how to de-brown it without actually getting rid of the furniture. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Wow so exciting! Congrats to you and I can't wait to see the pics. Also, now intrigued about your other secret(s)...??

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  19. Yeah Kristin - awesome news - I can't wait to see it and I can't wait to see the next news! Your home is beautiful. Take care, Laura

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  20. Nice! That's totally exciting. Can't wait to see the final photos.

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  21. congratulations! can't wait to see the final pics.
    and what is that little teaser you left at the end....sneaky!

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  22. Congratulations!!! How exciting! Can't wait to hear the rest of your news!

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  23. I knew it!!!!!! and Im not surprised one bit! Your house is beautiful and worthy of such attention. So happy for you!! and dont you just love Sherry?! She is so good to always share others work.
    Cant wait to see it in print!
    And more news???? hmmm what could top this?? a little bambino brewing perhaps??

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  24. Congrats! I knew it was only a matter of a very short time before the mags would realize how insanely talented you are! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see it!
    Kim @ Sand & Sisal

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  25. You are truly an inspiration to all of us stay at home moms, but really just anyone for that matter. But really, to be able to do ALL that and to take care of Chloe is a real feat of amazement. The designer mom with power tools...Look out world here comes Kristen!

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  26. Congratulations! i can't wait to see the finished product!!

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  27. Well there was quite the surge of renos so it was either wicked nesting behavior (her guess was good) or a magazine shoot. Absolutely congratulations and how cool you got to be "that girl" and witness the styling for the shoot.

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  28. I love that magazine! I just got an issue in the mail yesterday. Congratulations! What a whirl wind you have been having, now is the time to relax and soak up what just happened. So cool right?

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  29. Congrats on the shoot, Kristin! Hey, I used some of your ideas on a birthday party I put together in short order. It turned out great. Please, check it out: http://theshinypebble.blogspot.com/2012/11/minnie-mouse-birthday-party.html

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  30. Oh my gosh I bet your family couldn't be more excited! Can't wait for the issue to come out! Congrats!!! (I frequently tell my husband that we need to quicken the pace in our redecorating and refer to you guys and how fast everything comes about! haha now I know why!)

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  31. Loved reading about your experience!! We just had a shoot in our house too!

    I really enjoyed the whole experience and especially liked seeing how the stylist worked.

    I can't wait to see how the photos look in the magazine!!!

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