Some Exciting News!

August 9th, 2010

Happy Monday to you all! I have two really exciting things to share today so I’ll get right to it. The first announcement has been so hard to keep quiet but I am so thrilled to announce that yours truly will be part of a Halloween/Fall feature in Better Homes & Gardens! Three other bloggers and myself were asked to contribute and take part in an online contest where we’ll each create four designs based around a specific concept. Our first project (sneak peek above) is scheduled to appear in the October issue due on newsstands September 5! Each project will be voted on by online readers and the Better Homes & Garden’s Staff to select an ultimate winner. The blogger that wins the entire contest will then be featured in next years issue along with another Fall themed project.

I have some seriously talented competition and am beyond humbled to be part of this exciting event. I never, in a million years, thought I’d be featured in such an iconic magazine nor be competing with several of my favorite bloggers! The other three are: Nicole Balch of Making It Lovely, Elizabeth Owen of Mabel’s House, and Suzonne Stirling of Urban comfort. I’ve already seen of what they’ve been up to and I can honestly say that the butterflies are starting to flutter. These ladies have got some skillz so it will be a challenge for sure! I’ll be sharing more about each of the projects as I go and shamelessly asking for votes as well. I hope I can live up to the task and maybe win one or two rounds. Keep your fingers crossed for me and stay tuned!


The next bit of news is about the posts for this week. I will be taking some much needed vacation and have asked my good friend Tara Lee to hold down the fort while I’m away. You probably all remember her ADORABLE circus themed letterpressed baby shower invites from awahile back. Well, she’ll be here starting tomorrow, sharing more of her creative projects and design inspiration for the rest of the week!

Tara is such an inspiration to me creatively and she really is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. You’ll be in great hands so please join me in welcoming her to Twig & Thistle! Check back tomorrow for Tara’s first post.

22 Responses to “Some Exciting News!”

  1. Camille @ STYLE NOTES Says:

    Congrats to YOU! Can’t wait to check out the Better Homes & Gardens feature in October…no doubt it will be filled with all kinds of creepy crawly creativity! 🙂

  2. Stephanie@Geezees Says:

    Congrats on the exciting news!!!
    Can’t wait to check it out in October!

  3. Rachel @ A Cupcake For Moose Says:

    Wow Better Homes & Gardens?! Congratulations!!! What an honor, you are going to blow them away for sure! 🙂

  4. Sarah Says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to check out BH&G when it shows up in my mailbox!

  5. Erin at Vale Design Says:

    Congrats K! That is so great and well deserved! ps Thank you for the helpful program fan email.

  6. Wendy@goodegg Says:

    What a cool thing for you! Can’t wait to see it. You’ll do an amazing job!

  7. rachel Says:

    yay, congrats Kathleen! I can’t wait to see more 🙂

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  9. jamieofalltrades Says:

    That is so cool! I can’t wait to see your creations!

  10. Marisol Says:

    Congrats Kathleen! That’s so awesome! 🙂

  11. NOTyourrunofthemill Says:

    Looking forward to your creativeness!

  12. Oliver Says:

    Congrats! I can’t wait to see it…and vote!

  13. Jannie Says:

    Yay! Congrats Kathleen!

  14. jen@greenweddingshoes Says:

    Congrats!!! That is so exciting! Can’t wait to see what you create 🙂

  15. Elaine Says:

    Congratulations! It is so well-deserved. I am looking forward to the October issue!

  16. tiina { sparkling ink } Says:

    That’s wonderful! Can’t wait to see it!

  17. Torrie @ a place to share... Says:

    Congratulations. I love this magazine and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and IS my favorite time of the year. I can’t wait to see the feature and…
    … you have my vote:).

  18. Sarah Says:

    Congrats!! You definitely deserve it. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I know you will make it special. can’t wait.

  19. Dianna Says:

    How exciting for you, good luck.

  20. autumn Says:

    so exciting! i love the fall issues of home design magazines—especially ones like better homes and gardens. i can’t wait to see what brilliance you come up with. congratulations!

  21. Trude Says:

    Congrats on the feature! Hope you enjoy your time off. 🙂

  22. Truly Smitten Says:

    Congrats, Kathleen!!!! Aww! I can’t wait for that issue to come out =).