Thursday, December 26, 2013

Make It Over | Magazine Feature and Cover

Hi! I hope that you had a Merry Christmas!

We have some BIG news!! We've been included in the first issue of Make It Over magazine!!! AND our bedroom made the cover! #pinchme Definitely a dream come true!

If you want to check it out in person, it's a part of Well Styled Home magazines (produces Cottages and Bungalows and Flea Market Decor), so it should be available in most stores that sell those. I've seen it in Barnes and Noble and Target. It should be available on Well Styled Home's website shortly too.

Most of our CA rental made it into the magazine, so that was a nice summary of our time there!

Here's a few pages from our feature. Lots of our DIY tutorials and tips from me too!!

David and I love DIYing and we can't wait to get started on our home!! (still scheduled to close early Jan.) We are in MD for a little bit around Christmas and New Years, and taking advantage of our tools. A lot of our tools (and borrowing some from David's Dad and my Grandad) are here, so we're trying to get lots done. So we should be back in full force in January.

Being here for Christmas and talking to family has got us thinking about about ancestors ... the first settler in America on David's side was a ship builder and his great great grandfather made molds for decorative iron work. I have lots of seamstress and crafters on my side - my great great grandmother would dry out Christmas trees (hanging inside down in the attic so all of the needles would fall off) and then meticulously wrap each branch with cotton felting and then decorate it beautifully. My grandfather has always been a DIYer and has a love for carpentry. After a hurricane went through at his last house, he brought in a portable mill and saved lots of trees that were going to be thrown away. He still has some wood and we're using it for our next project.

So it kind of seems like we're destined to be thrifting/renovating and building things :)

I'll be away from the blog until the New Year, but you can follow our projects on Instagram if you'd like!

Make sure to stop your local store to see Make It Over and for more info, check our their Facebook page!


  1. I will be trying to buy my own copy ;) so gorgeous! Congratulations again. So happy for you guys.

  2. I picked up that magazine about a week ago and loved it! Your article was great as were several others. lad to hear it is the 1st of many!

  3. Just picked up the magazine at Target (along with some other cute Christmas clearance!!!). Excited to read! Your CA rental is my absolute inspiration. Can't wait to see all your projects in the new house:)

  4. This is amazing news for you guys, but well deserved recognition of your awesome projects! I follow your blog thru email, bcuz I don't want to miss a single post!! (I only follow a couple blogs via email) your projects are always spectacular and inspiring, and so creative! Congrats on the magazine feature!

  5. That is absolutely amazing...and much deserved! Seriously...I couldn't get enough of that home!! :)

  6. So awesome! Love those little speciality editions- can't wait to check it out! CONGRATS!!! :)

  7. Congratulations!! That is so awesome to be featured on the cover of such a nice magazine!

  8. Hi Sarah,
    I've been marveling over your ingenuity since last years Creating With the Stars and finally found the time to really fawn over your projects on the blog! Um, wow! I'm always amazed by people like you who have this raw creativity and can find beauty in the craziest of places! Love love love. I grew up in Alexandria, VA so enjoy your time in MD! And congrats on the magazine, girl! Happy New Year! xx Charlotte @ Ciburbanity

  9. WOW WOW WOW!! How amazing Sarah!! That is so incredible and completely deserved! You are so talented! I love seeing my talented buddies getting recognized! I'l keep my eye out for the issue!

  10. That's so awesome Sarah!!! Congrats on such a beautiful feature :) xo Kristin

  11. I can't even get over how exciting this is, and how insanely talented you are! Congrats!!


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