Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Better Homes & Gardens December Issue

I have to admit, I've been looking forward to this issue for awhile.
For one, the Christmas edition is hands down my favorite when it comes to all the home & lifestyle magazines. 
But this one is special because it features a fellow blogger's home.
Lauren's blog was the very first blog I ever discovered.
Up till then I knew what blogs were but had only seen the very big, commercialized ones.
I had never seen a regular (albeit a fabulous designer's) blog.
Written by a working mom about her own home, which at the time I started reading Lauren's
was in the basement of her mother's house while she was house hunting for her own. 
She shared images of homes & designers that inspired her,
shared stories about her family and motherhood, and her up and coming business.
 I was hooked and within days was reading a slew of other blogs too.
In the past three years her blog has become one of the most popular,
but I feel like I can say I "knew " her when. 
Congrats to you, Lauren!  You, your home, and your family look gorgeous! 

images from  Better Homes and Gardens scanned by me


  1. awwww Tessa- THANK YOU for such a sweet post!!! I really appreciate your reading - even when i was in "the basement" :)


  2. I love the framed artwork in her foyer - how wonderful! And that greenery around the entrance to the kitchen is so festive and inviting. I can see why you were looking forward to this issue.

  3. I can't wait for this issue! I saw it on the newsstand a few days ago ... for some reason I never get mine in tehm ail until a week or 2 after it is available to everyone! Looking forward to it!!!

  4. wonderful! thanks for the first look - my copy has not come yet...

  5. I too follow Lauren and am so excited to sit down with this wonderful magazine and sip a cup of tea while getting my holiday-inspiration fix.


  6. i've been looking forward to this issue too! i'll have to pick it up this weekend at the grocery. thanks for sharing the pics!

  7. Oooohhhh I can't wait to see it. Mine didn't get here yet. I will be waiting on the mailman today.

    Have a great day!