Big, Fat, Exciting News….

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!
Do you all remember my vlog that I did last week?! I mentioned towards the end of the video that there have been some things going on behind the scenes of this blog that I have been really excited about & DYING to share with all of you!!
Well….today is the day!!!
It’s time to let the cat out of the bag!!!

This is what I’m EXCITED about……
It’s the April issue of Woman’s Day magazine! 
Now, I know you all are probably thinking….
“Woman’s Day Magazine?! Really, Tonya…why would you be excited about that?!”
Well, I don’t know…..
Could it be because I’M IN IT?!?!
Well, would you look at that?! 
My Coat Closet turned Home Office space got featured in Woman’s Day magazine this month!!!!! 
WHAT?!  
I know, right?!
 Can I get a…..
Woot Woot?!?!
You guys have NO IDEA how hard this has been for me to keep secret!!! I got the first email from Woman’s Day back in November!! They were wondering if I would be interested in having my “Cloffice” featured in their magazine, and of course, I said….”YES!” They did inform me, that mine was one of a few different projects that had been selected for a POSSIBLE feature & that after a meeting with the editor-in-chief later that week, they would let me know for sure if I had been selected or not! I was so excited, but tried not to get my hopes up, just in case they decided to go with someone else! Then I got a call on Friday of that same week to let me know that my project had been chosen for the feature!!! 
To say I was excited, was an UNDERSTATEMENT!!!

The first thing I was concerned about was the pictures for the article! This project was one of the first I had completed after starting this little blog & back before I understood the importance of GOOD PHOTOS!! If you look back at that post you will know what I am talking about!! The pictures are super dark!! So, I asked Angela (one of the ladies from Woman’s Day) if I could have the opportunity to re-shoot the space in order to have good photos for the magazine feature. She emailed me back to tell me that that wouldn’t be necessary, because they would be sending a PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER to my home to take pictures of the closet office & of myself for the magazine article!! I was like….. “Are you kidding me?!”
I took all kinds of pictures to show you guys the behind the scenes footage of the photo-shoot that day. I will be sharing those in another post! The photographer & his crew came to our house just 3 days after Christmas to take pictures for the magazine! I was so nervous about it…..but it was SO MUCH FUN!!!
I had a couple of phone interviews with the people at Woman’s Day between December & January to hammer out all of the details for the article & the last words I heard from them was…. 
“Okay, it should be in the April issue!” 
I had no idea what to expect in terms of the article. I didn’t know if it would be a full page or it would be just a little blurb on the sidebar of one of the pages, so needless to say, when the magazine came out last Friday & I saw that it was TWO FULL PAGES….I was ECSTATIC!!!!

 
 So cool, right?!
One thing I’ve learned about blogging…. 
You Never Know Who Might Be Reading!!!

 So run on out & grab your copy today!!

And if you can’t wait to get the magazine….I just discovered this morning, that the full article along with all of the pictures are on the Woman’s Day website!! To view the article now, you can click HERE.
If you have read the article, I would LOVE to hear your feedback!!!

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  1. Congrats that’s so exciting!!!

  2. Awesome Tonya!! You have great taste and decorating sense so of course you’d be featured in a magazine! Congrats!!

  3. Congrats! that is such big news for your business!!! I’m am over the moon for you!

  4. Yay Tonya! That is so wonderful! You are famous! Lol!! Super excited for you. Congrats!!

  5. So excited for you!!!! :)

  6. Like I said before…. I’m so telling people I KNOW HER (in my best Buddy the Elf voice).

    ~Bliss~

  7. Tonya! I’m soooo excited for you! Congrats, girl!

  8. Ahhhhhhh! So excited for you Tonya!!!! That is awesome and you look adorable sitting there in front of your Cloffice.

    I am so buying that issue!

  9. So proud of you!! CONGRATS!!

  10. you can get more than a woot woot! WAY TO GO!!!!

  11. Congrats! That issue has been sitting untouched on my counter for days….great pic!

  12. SO SO exciting!! You look lovely in front of your cloffice, too! :)

    CONGRATS! I hope you get the article framed and hung prominently in your home. You deserve to toot your own horn! :)

  13. What exciting news! I can’t wait to read the article!

  14. girl….HOW EXCITING!!!! You { and your cloffice} look amazing!!! You should be sooo proud and you sooo deserve it!! WOW!!! Bonnie :)

  15. Wow that is so exciting, Congrats

  16. This is so awesome! Wow!!! You have some fabulous ideas. I love the stenciling that you & Mandy have done I can’t wait to try it in my house. :)

  17. Congrats, that’s very exciting!! I love the home office space, it looks great! =)

  18. Congratulations! How fun! and how beautiful you are, oh and the cloffice too!
    Way to go!
    Debbie

  19. Congratulations!! That’s incredibly exciting!

  20. Tonya, that is so amazing!!!!!!!! How on earth were able to keep that awesome of a secret?? And since November?? Wow!!!!
    CONGRATS!!!!!!!! I agree, you look so cute too!

  21. Congratulations, Tonya! You look so adorable and at ease – it’s fantastic project, so glad it got noticed in such a Big Way. : )

  22. Oh my gosh, Tonya!!! That is amazing!!! Congratulations! You sooooo deserve it! So happy for you and I am definitely picking up a copy the next time I’m at the store! Ummm….and kudos to you for keeping that a secret. I am the WORST at that so props to you! xoxo

  23. OMW!!!!!!!!!!!! I am over-the-moon for you! Didn’t I tell you that something was going to happen and your blog was going to big time??? And I didn’t even know? How in the world did you not spill the beans to us? Were you biting your tongue the whole weekend? ;) So proud of you girl! And happy to know you!! xo

  24. This calls for a triple and all caps – WOOT, WOOT, WOOT!!!
    Kelly

  25. Holy cow!!! Congratulations!! That is just about as cool as it gets! Love, love, love — thanks for sharing your happy news!
    Heidi @ Decor & More

  26. Congrats!! This is so exciting! You definitely deserved that–your closet is awesome :)

  27. congratulations that is so awesome and exciting, bet it was so hard to keep that to yourself :)

  28. Congratulations!!! That is so awesomely cool. :)

    Now, if I had known when I sat across you at that Oreck lunch at Blissdom I would have had to have asked you for your autograph. ;)

    It looks amazing. I’ll be off to buy the issue!

    Blessings,

  29. BEYOND exciting! How fabulous, Tonya!
    Holly @ Lifeasathrifter.com

  30. Congratulations! That is so exciting!

    Jaime
    http://www.detaileddecorator.com

  31. Anonymous says:

    You Go Girl.<3 it That’s awesome.

  32. You totally get a woot woot from me…SO EXCITING!!!!…good for you….I’m a subscriber so can’t wait to check it out!!…and you are right…you never know who is looking….:)..xo, Mariaelena

  33. Congratulations, Tonya! That is SO amazing!! Yay! And you and the cloffice look great! :)

  34. Congrats! That’s exciting. Your hair looks great too!

  35. So exciting. I just texted N to pick it up for me. =)

  36. Oh my word! How exciting! Congrats, Tonya! Your spread looks absolutely amazing!

  37. Tonya!!!!! I’m so excited for you! I don’t know how you were able to keep a secret that long! :) Can’t wait to grab the magazine just so I can say, “I “know” her!” HA!

  38. Tonya, CONGRATS! Very exciting news! My mom and I each get the magazine. We enjoyed the article! Your tips are helpful and the stenciled wall is super cute! I’m trying to figure out where I’m going to do that in our home! Congrats again! Smiles, Jill

  39. Anonymous says:

    So excited and proud of you! I was so happy to be there the day they did the shoot. It was so much fun!! It is just up from here!! Can’t wait to see what the future brings for you!

    Love ya,
    Mom

  40. OH MY WORD!!!!! How dang exciting!!!! That is awesome!!!! Props! Congrats!!! The picture of you is great as well! I am so excited for you!

  41. I’m SUPER EXCITED for you! Well deserved!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! This is TOO COOL!!! YIPPEEE!!! And by the way…the pics are AWESOME, too!!!

    XO, Aimee

  42. WOW!!!! I am so excited for you!!!! That is such an awesome opportunity.

    P.S. Yer totally famous now!!!!

    P.S.S. Who is that model in the picture???? ;)

  43. yayyy yayyy yayyyy for you!!!!!!!! You are such an inspiration! I am so happy for you! :o) I feel so lucky to be in a tribe with such a talented gal! :o)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  44. Oh my goodness a BIG,FAT, EXCITING YAY YAY YAY for you! You are so funny :) I love your post. Very well done! Congratulations and I’ll be picking up an issue and telling everyone about my kinda know blogger friend! :) hehe ~ enjoy the celebrityism…is that even a word? ;)

  45. AHHHH so exciting!! Oh my word…you totally deserve it!! Your closet space is incredible! :) You look gorgeous too!!!! :)

  46. CONGRATULATIONS! That is so exciting, I will definatley be picking one up!

  47. WOW!! That is sooo exciting! Congrats and your closet is truly a unique little corner of your home! And you look amazing girl!! I am definitely buying a copy :). So happy for you !

  48. I have my copy in hand right now! How exciting!! Congrats!

  49. That is so exciting! Congratulations. Your picture looks really cute by the way!

  50. Oh.em.GEE! Congrats, Tonya!!! I’m running out and buying the issue today and telling all my friends that I know you. Maybe I’ll be cool by association?!?! Great work and gorgeous “cloffice” space!

  51. Congrats! everything look amazing! I want a closet office like your!

  52. Tonya – This really is too totally awesome!!! So excited for you. 2 Pages…way too cool. I know everyone will LOVE the cloffice. :)
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  53. Tonya,

    What an incredible feature! And you look so cute! Congratulations….you totally deserve it.

    blessings,
    karianne

  54. Congratulations!! That is such GREAT news!! I just got my magazine in the mail yesterday, so I am going to check it out!! :)

  55. So, exciting! You look amazing (and so does your cloffice lol). Well deserved – congratulations!!!

  56. Congratulations, Tonya!!!
    I am so happy for you! :)
    xoxo

  57. I am soooo excited for you!!! Congrats!

  58. Congratulations! Not only do you look great in video, you look fabulous in print! Such discipline not spilling the beans before this!

  59. Ok so your gonna laugh. I initially was drawn to your blog not because of your closet redo….which is faboo btw….but bc of your adorable hair cut! I am in a hair rut and need a new look, so hope you don’t mind I pinned this so I could print and give to my hairstylist….:). Love your blog, am your newest follower and are you in Illinois?? I am in Chicago burbs! Thanks for the inspiration!

  60. I read the magazine over the weekend before I saw this post and said to myself “hey! I recognize that beautiful space!” Congratulations on this amazing feature and keep up the great work :-)

  61. Anonymous says:

    Tonya you definitely were sooo deserving of this article to be put in a magazine. See all your hard work of blogging paid off! Im so proud of you. love you much

    nancy

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