Jaime Favor: Behind-the-Scenes Of My ‘I Did It’ Feature In BHG!
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
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