am excited to share with you that our family and home are in this month’s Christmas Issue of Southern Living Magazine. Emails have been pouring in to my inbox for the last week – thank you all who have shared such kind words and enthusiasm about our home and family. An extra big thanks to Kristen Jones Connell up in the Southern Living offices of New York for Fed Exing our copies before it hit the stands.
It may not surprise you that Pom Pom has a significant presence in our spread. Matter of fact, he stepped in this shot I took this morning all on his own. NOT kidding. This cat loves the camera. Vanity much???
Our article is loaded with eight pages of beautiful styling ideas and unexpected colors for Christmas. It also shares a little about our family and life here at the beach.
Aside from us, I have to say this Southern Living issue is absolutely AMAZING. Like any good Southern girl, I have always adored Southern Living, but this issue blew me away with its variety and packed images of inspiration. They show at least four beautiful homes all decked out for Christmas – each a completely different style. So if you’re looking for fabulous Christmas decorating ideas or yummy recipes, hurry and go pick up your copy! It’s the kind of issue that requires wrapping up in a cozy blanket with a hot cup of tea or cocoa for full enjoyment.
I absolutely LOVED the team Southern Living Home Editor, Jennifer Kopf put together. Of course Jen produced the shoot, and she assigned Liz Demos to do all the magical styling and photographer Helen Norman do create even more magic with her wonderful photography (we also had Helen’s awesome assistant who was the only man on set, ha ha). These were three seriously talented women, which is evident in the pictures. The coolest part is they were not only skilled at their craft, but they were so nice and fun to be around. It felt like hanging with friends (who happened to have super-hero talent). They each deserve a post of their own!
BEHIND THE SCENES…
I’ll be back later with behind the scenes shots from our shoot. You can imagine it was fun, fast and frenetic with four kids and two pets on the set.