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Hi! My name is Jaime Favor, Crafty, DIY blogger of Raising up Rubies. I’m crazy excited to be here today, guest posting at Style Spotters!

Well, I’m a little bit of this and a little bit of that… blessed with the privilege of raising two girls while being married to a handsome hubby … always trying to squeeze in some time to craft with my kids and decorate my home, while I dream up new ideas for my Etsy shop. I started my blog almost a year ago, and it has been a life-changing experience!  And the ride was about to get wild. While out to lunch, I received an email from Better Homes & Gardens Senior Editor, Kit Selzer! I almost caused a scene right there in the restaurant.

When Kit saw that my husband and I decided to turn our unused “formal living room” into a functional craft space, she asked if I would be interested in being featured on the “I Did It” page in the February issue of Better Homes & Gardens!  Would I be interested? … well, let me think for a sec… (1.2 seconds) umm YES! I think I must have told her thank you four hundred and seventy two times. By the time I hung up the phone with her, I wondered if she’d ever call back!

After chatting with Kit and setting up dates, we got right down to business.  I created a ridiculously long to-do-before-the-BHG-crew-arrives list, and with a lack of some sleep & a whole lot of caffeine, got everything done—just in time!  Art Director Jessica Thomas & Photographer Laura Moss walked into my home and I immediately felt at ease … it was like I had known them for forever!  They got right to work, and a whirlwind of activity began.  From setting up equipment outside my front window to staging props and furniture in the room … it felt like we were on a movie set! Double eek!

Watching the crew work was such a treat for me, to get to see how they design & photograph rooms to make them absolutely magazine worthy was so fun … they both worked their magic! Both ladies had an amazing attention to detail with great style and after a whole day of shooting, when it was time to say goodbye, I asked them if they wanted to come back tomorrow and do it again?? It was a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime experience.  I tried hard that day to keep the time from passing too quickly,  so that I could really enjoy & learn from every minute of it.

I couldn’t say thank you enough to Kit, Jessica & Laura for making this stay-at-home mom’s dream come true! … and for choosing my home to be honored in the pages of a magazine that inspires us as women to turn our houses into homes. ♥ Thanks BHG!

Never ever be scared to take a room, or any space, out of its box, and turn it into something with a purpose!  To see a full tour of my craft space, and read about how we did it, take a peek at my blog Raising up Rubies … and be sure to say hello!

-Jaime Favor, Raising Up Rubies

17 Responses to “ Jaime Favor: Behind-the-Scenes Of My ‘I Did It’ Feature In BHG! ”

  1. How wonderful!!! Congratualtions!

  2. Oops!!! Congratulations! :)

  3. Love, Love, Love your room. Congratulations on your BHG feature…but mostly for doing what you love:)

  4. So LOVELY !!! Congratulations, Jaime.
    xo
    Angelina

  5. Woo Hoo way to go Rock Star Jaime!! LOVE it what a blessing you are!! XOXO Fran.

  6. I was so surprised to see someone from Rochester in BHG. I live in Hamlin,NY. I immediately sent it on to my 4 sisters and niece and we are now all drooling over your craft room, and we all would like you to come and make over our fridges!! Congratulations!

  7. Thanks so much everyone! such sweetness… I’m so glad you like my space! ♥

  8. Yay! Way to go Jaime! Your craft room is gorgeous! Colorful, organized and pretty; what I think most of us want in our crafting spaces. Kudo’s to you and your husband for making your house work for you and not allowing ‘other people’ keep you in a box! Strong Work!

  9. So exciting to see you featured in BH&G!!!

  10. Beautiful craft room! I saw it on pinterest a while ago, and thought it was genius rethinking your dining room. Congrats on being featured!

  11. It’s so exciting to see someone from our Rochester, NY, area featured in BH&G!! Blessings to you and enjoy these special moments as you craft with and enjoy your daughters, far above rubies!

  12. so very fun to see one of my sweetest bloggy friends being featured AND that we get to hitch a ride via the pages of BHG on this wonderfully adventurous ride!

  13. Just got my BH&G and love your room! Congratulations!!

  14. Love your room! Can you please share where
    you found your bookshelves?

  15. For Christmas 2011, my children and hubby transformed our formal living room into my sewing/crafting room too! It is so awesome! The formal living room never had any furniture since the time we moved into our house 11 years ago. It became a room for storing bins/bags of fabric, patterns and notions, my sewing machine, boxes of goods to be donated, and golf bags for my sons.

    I now have my own dedicated space for all my projects! I love it!

  16. I love to make greeting cards and am using our dining room. It is a work in progress as I try to figure out how to best use the space. Your room is absolutely beautiful! My husband and I love the table you and your husband built. My husband is planning to build one and would like to know if the top is solid wood or plywood.

  17. [...] all things remodel. One of my favorite rooms was by Jamie at Raising up Rubies. You can see her craft room & article on BHG & her blog post about craft [...]




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