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