So y’all… have you ever had a big thing in your life just on the brink of happening but didn’t know how to share the details?
Weeeellllll, last May (as in nearly a year ago), Lisa Mowry (whom I’ve since become friends with!) pitched my porch project to Better Homes and Gardens…and they said YES! She came out with a photographer and flowers and fruits and little decorative items and I spent the day watching her work her magic. It happened SO fast, was the last week of school, and I was literally up to my eyeballs – so much so that I didn’t immediately share all this with y’all. Well, then we packed up and left on the Disney Cruise and then it was summer and before long it felt weird to be sharing something that happened so “long ago” and something that I felt like would probably end up on the cutting room floor anyway. Not to mention that I can brag on my littles till I’m blue in the face, but when it comes to my own accomplishments I feel a little strange. Well, after ten months of radio silence, the surreal moment comes when I’m standing in Target and flipping through the April issue of Better Homes and Gardens (because mine has not yet arrived) to the Smart Style: 10 Great Porch Ideas page…
… and there’s ME. Standing on MY porch. OMG. I die. I squeal. And frantically look around to make sure nobody sees me standing there with my hair all askew and yesterday’s mascara smudged under my eyes looking at a picture of MYSELF in a MAGAZINE!!!!!
I mean, I even made the table of contents, for cryin’ out loud… All Decked Out: It’s tough to tell this made-over porch from a living room.
That just happened, y’all. IT REALLY HAPPENED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!