southern living surprise

I was in the check-out line in the grocery store last week and  had a minute to grab a magazine – you know that one 30 second cram session rifling through the pages of something good in hopes of getting inspired?  I was instantly drawn to the new Southern Living Christmas Edition, a special issue highlighting everything Christmas, and picked it up.  I thought, “oh good, I can get some great ideas for our house this season.”  As I flipped around, my eyes did a double take…on the first page of the design section was our home – a second year in a row.  Had no idea it would ever make the pages of a Southern Living Special Edition?  I stood there in disbelief.  The surprise momentarily drowned out the small voices of my children, who by then were holding fistfuls of candy and gum packets and asking which they could buy.

Doing a second take at home, ha.


I have to tell you this is a great edition filled with many lovely homes and wonderful holiday decor, recipe, entertaining and gift ideas.  It’s packed full of endless tips.


When I contacted Southern Living’s Editor in Chief,  Lindsay Bierman, to thank him for including our home once again, I hinted (okay asked) about doing an interview with him.  And he said yes : )  I was super excited!!  Be sure and check in tomorrow morning for an inspiring interview with Lindsay loaded with holiday decor ideas and visuals…and a special Southern Living GOODY for 5 lucky winners.

See you tomorrow!

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  1. Nancy says:

    How exciting! I love that your kitty is there in the photo!

  2. susan anneheim says:

    I am in awe of your talent and creativity. Congratulations !

  3. susan anneheim says:

    I am in awe of your talent and creativity. Congratulations !

  4. What a pleasant surprise! You know, I have to say that I was kind of disappointed with the December issue of Southern Living this year, but then again, it’s kind of hard to beat your home’s feature from last year’s issue! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)

  5. Stephanie says:

    What a well deserved honor and terrific surprise! Hope your season is merry and bright!

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