Sunday, November 15, 2015

Behind the Scene of Our Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Photo Shoot.

Our Merry and Bright Christmas Feature with Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.

This is no doubt a pinch me moment right here! In March, the Better Homes and Gardens team came to our hood for almost a week to shoot our feature. The image above showcases our tree in the sun room. I didn't get a chance to snap too many behind the scene pictures because so many things were happening and I was getting in on the action too!

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Though a number of my own items were used, items/props were shipped from the BHG headquarters and else where. It was like Christmas; so much eye candy! 

Our Merry and Bright Christmas Feature with Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.
lots of diy-ing; these paper garlands were so fun!

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Fresh foliage and Christmas trees. They didn't skimp on anything. Not pictured were also an array of lovely florals.

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I cleaned like a crazy person before they came but you wouldn't know it from this picture. Furniture and accessories etc. were moved around. It's all a part of the process of getting "the shot."

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David Land, the photographer was amazing. He's obviously a talented photographer as you can tell from the images in the feature. However, what stood out most was how well he interacted with the boys. There is a glimpse of Ginger who stole everyone's heart.

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Speaking of Ginger, she also got in on the shoot action. Although she didn't make it in the magazine, she makes an appearance in the digital version of Better Homes and Garden that's available on IPad.



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Getting the shot process underway in the playroom.

christmas mural drawn by the hubby

The editors had requested that the hubby recreate the Three Wise Men on the chalkboard because they really loved it when they spotted it on the blog. Luckily he was around to do it. You don't see the entire thing in the magazine, but it was spectacular and I did not want to erase it! 

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I took a selfie because I had just gotten makeup and my hair done before shooting one of the scenes:-). Shout out to La Dolce Vita Spa!

Our Merry and Bright Christmas Feature with Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.

Our Merry and Bright Christmas Feature with Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.


Our Merry and Bright Christmas Feature with Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.



Zion and Ian were such champs throughout the process of numerous takes.  I am thrilled with the feature and it is 100% me. Most of all, I am happy that I was able to share the moment with the hubby. A very big thank you to the Better Homes and Gardens team that came to our home;  Christina, Kim, David Land, and David Williams. Also to Jody Garlock who told our story so beautifully and to my sissy Nicole at Live Laugh Decorate for the referral.  Copies are on sale now wherever magazines are sold or you can download their digital version here. xx

14 comments :

  1. everything looks so wonderful. I know you are thrilled! donna

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  2. Yay! Congratulations! Well deserved!

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  3. OMG, so very happy and proud for you Stacey!!!!!! I am grabbing my copy NOw! Cant wait for my subscription to come! Getting my house featured in this fabulous magazine is a dream of mine, and I am glad that a blogger friend is living that dream! CHEERS!!!!!!! You deserve the feature, surely!

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  4. Congratulations Stacey, everything looked lovely and I am so very happy for you!

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  5. Amy Hobert, Rochester, NYNovember 18, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Congrats! You inspire me with your bright colors, bravery with the behind the scenes work and kids, and warmth with family ..which shows. All the best to you!

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  6. Many, many congrats! i love the sneak peek and you and your husband are such talented individuals (the 3 wise men sketch is stunning!)

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  7. So happy for your and your family. Your home is just so beautiful. Such a wonderful thing to have BHG come to your house.

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  8. Where did you purchase the orange sectional or the manufacturer shown in the Dec BHG? I've been looking for a sectional about that size.
    Thank you, Shannon

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  9. I am so happy for you! Your home is beautiful!!!

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  10. Loved your feature in BHG! Where did you get the mirror hanging over your fireplace pictured on page 50? Looking for something like this for my bedroom.

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