GRATEFUL (+ giveaway winner announced)

March 7, 2014

It’s been a crazy/busy/whacky week full of far too much working and projects and not enough sleep or time with my little family.  I feel like I’ve been sprinting from project to meeting to Home Depot (and back again and again.  Patio Style Challenge projects in full swing!) with nap times and playtimes mixed in between.

And in the middle of my frantic day yesterday, I received the most amazing news….

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You guys, withHEART won Editor’s Choice for the DIY Category in the Better Homes and Gardens’ 2014 Blogger Awards!  (!!!!!!!!!!!!)  As part of the award, I’ll be featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine this spring/summer (I’ll let you know which issue when I do!), along with the Reader’s Choice in the same category, Vintage Revivals, and the other winners in each category (be sure to check them all out on BHG’s Facebook page).  It’s such an unexpected and amazing honor– thank you so much, BHG!  This is a post that warrants many exclamation points!

I am simply so grateful.  Grateful for the sweet readers who nominated me.  Grateful for each and every one of you who voted, and voted again.  Grateful the editors of BHG saw something inspiring here on withHEART, and grateful for every click, pin, comment, like, and view I get from each of you each day.  withHEART is about exactly what it sounds like– following your instincts, trusting your abilities, and going after your goals by giving your all.  I’m so lucky I get to do just that.  So thank you, and thank you again.

I’m celebrating my win this weekend by doing, what else, a DIY.  Jon and I will be hard at work transforming our deck into an outdoor dining space.  Can’t wait to share it with you soon!  I also plan to squeeze in some Ruby hugs.  I hope you get to spend some time with your life’s loves as well.

And I can’t send you off to the weekend without announcing the lucky duck winner of the Family Portrait Film by James Young (James is the uber talent who helps withHEART’s videos look so profesh!).

Meg/Brassy Apple who said:

“OH amazing!!! Love photos we LOVE video!!! the possibilites just like you said…… would love this for our wild and crazy side to be catpured in film – tee hee hee….”

And if you didn’t win, don’t fret– James is offering 15% off all family portrait video sessions booked before April 7, 2014.  (You can schedule to shoot it later in the year)  You can contact him here.

Here’s to happy news and great things ahead,

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  1. Maggie says:

    Congratulations, Jen, on the BHG Editor’s Choice win! There was no doubt in my mind that you wouldn’t come out on top! Hooray for you (and us your followers)

  2. Jamala says:

    Congrats to you! That was wonderful news you shared…

  3. Jennifer says:

    Congrats!! You deserve it. Thank you for all your wonderful posts. I really love your blog. Reading it is like chatting with an old friend.

  4. Mallory says:

    Congrats! That is awesome and you definitely deserve it! Your blog is one that I check every day for something new and exciting! And I totally can’t wait to start painting my kitchen cabinets!

  5. Yay!! Congratulation Jen! Im so happy for you chica!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think that’s enough exclamation points:)

  6. […] For me there is one thing hands down that took my blog to another level in the growth department: the BHG Blogger Awards. […]

  7. […] For me there is one thing hands down that took my blog to another level in the growth department: the BHG Blogger Awards. […]

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