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!
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!
lots of diy-ing; these paper garlands were so fun!
Fresh foliage and Christmas trees. They didn't skimp on anything. Not pictured were also an array of lovely florals.
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.
Getting the shot process underway in the playroom.
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!
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!
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