me and a little BHG ...♥


it's here.
IT'S HEEEEEERE!!!
:)
ok, so the February issue of Better Homes & Gardens came out this week
and i just had to take my girls to the store so we could be silly 
and take silly pictures of me holding a picture of me in a magazine

that sounds normal right?

14,732 pictures later (and some blur) we got these:


this feels sorta weird ... 
like somebody made a big deal outta something you did 
that didn't seem like a huge deal when you did it
i really like to make stuff - i've always wanted to sell pretty things in an etsy shop
and i want to pass the skills i know & love down to my girls
so even if they don't become professional crafters
(what?!?!)
they'll still remember me teaching them things
spending time with them
loving them

that's what my craft space was... 
just a vehicle to get me somewhere that i want to be 
as a mom - a home maker - and as a child of God
'cause let's face it ... my true self worth
has nothing to do with myself
it has everything to do with my identity in Christ

so if you see any good in me
it's not me
i'm just a vessel


just wanted you to know who i am 


oh hey! i'm guest posting over at 
with my behind the scenes story about the photo-shoot last year
so cool right?! thanks BHG!!
check it out!




62 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! What fun! And what joy it is to read that your perspective and heart are focused on Him. :)

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    1. thank you for the sweet comment & for the encouragement! i appreciate it ♥

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  2. Yah! Congrats! My mom gets BHG so I told her to pass it along to me. Can't wait to read it!

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  3. Goodness, I am so happy for you!! I received my issue of BHG, and I am not going to tear right into it. I am going to sit down and enjoy the article. Then, I am going to run around my house and say, "See this lady here?! She is amazing! I *know* her. She is super talented, and the nicest blogger ever!" Congratulations!!

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  4. So rad!! It's nice to see that you are so humble about it and well, I just love your words :)

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  5. Jame!! I am going to get my copy as soon as mike gets home. Unless, I get a signed copy!! ;)

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  6. Hey it's Iris the french girl :)

    Congratulations !!!! So happy for you, you deserve it !!!!!

    BRAVO :)

    Iris
    http://matthewandiris.blogspot.com

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  7. well congrats :) you are a very inspiring read - thanks :) Le

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  8. Yay! Congratulations! So exciting!!!

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  9. I saw your photo in my BH&G last night and figured by your blog title that you were a Christian. I live in the country but not too far from Rochester. Popped over here today to say hi and congratulations!

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    1. hi neighbor! so glad you're here ... thank you very much! ♥

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  10. It was so fun to see you in my magazine yesterday! Congratulations!

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  11. Congrats sister! So glad you give the Glory to The Lord! Much Peace from SD, CA

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  12. I love this! This is the first (of many to come!) blog post I've read of yours and it was real and refreshing. It made my day to read about a good thing happening to a good, godly woman. So awesome! Ahhhh!

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    1. thank you so much! so happy your here and thank you for such sweet words! ♥

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  13. CONGRATS!! Fabby Miss FAB FAB!! Can't wait to check it out!

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  14. YAY!!!!!! Congratulations Jaime! How exciting!! I will definitely pick up a copy of BHG! xoxo

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  15. #1 - you are SO cute, and I would be doing the Same exact thing if I was featured in a magazine!!

    #2 - this is why I love you and love this blog:
    "cause let's face it ... my true self worth
    has nothing to do with myself
    it has everything to do with my identity in Christ

    so if you see any good in me
    it's not me
    i'm just a vessel"
    AMEN AMEN AMEN! You rock ... not only do you post pretty things that make me want to craft but you're the real deal too! =)

    Blessings, Kathy

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  16. So. so. so. happy for you, Jame!

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    1. it's you!
      love ya! so glad you left this :) miss ya ♥

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  17. Woohooooooo!!! It's so so cooooool :)

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  18. What a thrill, Jaime. Congratulations. :) Blessing hugs, Teresa

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  19. Yay! Congratulations!! Happy for you!!! :) :) xo Holly

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  20. Hooray! So excited for you!!!!! Enjoy : )

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  21. Jaime, that's so fantastic and you are so cute and everything is such an inspiration just to look at it! Congratulations! :-)

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    1. thank you Francis! too kind... thanks for the sweet comment! ♥

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  22. Congratulations Jaime. What a LOVELY post and so deserved! :) I will be sure to check out your guest spot!! EEKK!! :)
    xo
    Angelina

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  23. So incredibly excited for you!!! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

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  24. I am looking at this magazine right now and got to the last page and said hey I know this room and crafter. I follow her blog! The feature is well deserved for such a great space and family. Congratulations!! Shelly

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  25. IT IS A BIG DEAL!!!! Congratulations!! Can't wait to get a copy. Wow, I know a magazine star!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  26. what you wrote about you being a vessel? that is why you are so blessed :) way to go for showing and sharing with us your God given talents. XO

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  27. I'm sitting here at my hairdressers readin BHG and found your page and quick looked up your blog-SO glad I did!! I'll be coming back for more visits.
    xoxo
    Lynn

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  28. Even though I'm pretty sure I've said 647 times before I am going to say it again anyway... Congratulations! I am so very proud of all that you have accomplished and even more blessed to be able to call you a friend! Thank you for being an inspiration to us crafty gals everywhere! xoxo

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    1. miss Christy K ♥ thanks so much!! you are a sweet blessing to me... thank YOU for all the love & support! precious ♥

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  29. Yay!! Congratulations!! Looking forward to getting a copy!! Sweet photos!! xo Heather

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  30. Awesome Miss Rock Star!! and I mean that loving! Kudos to you for givin GOD the credit! What a way to witness nationwide!!! I adore you and the pic. I think it rocks that you are just sittin on the table! Such cuteness and I also adore how your girls took the pics of you with the magazine!! You go girl and keep on keepin on!! We need alot more people like you!! XOXO Love Fran.

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  31. So proud of you!! I have had the issue sitting next to my computer for several days meaning to pop over and say "Congrats!!". Edie last month, you this month… they better bring it next month!! :) Love your testimony to the world. Such an inspiration.
    All the best to you and your "rubies" in 2013! - Claire

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  32. What a great article! And a great new craft room! Congrats and thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you!!

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    1. i'm excited you're excited! thank you Crystal! ♥

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  34. I've been reading your blog for a while now and was so excited to get my copy in the mail today and see your feature! Congratulations! And I'm so thrilled to read this post and think of how many people will check out your blog after reading the magazine and see how you glorify God through all this. Keep it up!

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    1. awww! i appreciate it, thank you! so glad you're here! ♥

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  35. I am SO EXCITED for you YAY!!!!

    xo Danielle

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  36. Where can we find the directions to make the craft table?

    I am in love with this room! You are an inspiration to so many women who have stared at the formal dining room/living room and dreamed of making it her own!

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    1. thank you! the plans for the table are under the "cute crafts" tab at the top of the page, there is a link to the PDF :)

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  37. and as a child of God
    'cause let's face it ... my true self worth
    has nothing to do with myself
    it has everything to do with my identity in Christ

    so if you see any good in me
    it's not me
    i'm just a vessel

    ******

    Very, very well said, my friend....

    Have a happy Sunday!

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  38. I just saw your feature in BHG and knew you had to be a believer!! So I grabbed my jphone to check out your blog! Congratulations!!!!! Being featured in such a big publication (and a great one!) and having the opportunity to share your faith! That's soooo awesome!! A thousand congratulations! I totally know the feeling of running to the store to see it in the stands and snap a million pics! We did the exact same thing on the 14th of this month when my husbands work was featured in a magazine for the first time! My cheesy pics are on our business page on FB (jcpagephotography). I'm so happy for you and will start following your great blog! XO, from one SAHM mom to another

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    1. thank you Jackie! the pictures on your site are beautiful! and thanks for following! ♥

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  39. This is the first time as far as I can remember, being on your blog. I just had to tell you, I thank you for standing for your beliefs and faith. What you said in this post made me smile a very broad smile. I have just started a craft related blog where I'll post free digital designs and other crafty things. i'm in the process of opening an etsy shop and i'm very nervous about it. Again, thanks for what you stand for and being an inspiration. Now to go read the rest of your blog. God Bless

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  40. I found your blog some time ago while I was looking for inspiration for my own studio design and layout and have visited several times since. When I saw the picture in BHG I thought "Hey I know that room!"! Sure enough I was right and who knew you lived in Rochester (ok besides you and everyone else right)? I live about an hour away so now you're like a hometown hero of sorts! Love all your ideas and your message! Keep up the great work!

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    1. awww! thank you Meredith! for all the love :) it's been so neat to hear from girls who live close by :) thanks for the visit & for the comment! ♥

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  41. Jamie, YOU Rock!
    I bought my copy of BHG yesterday, and looked for your craft room spot!
    Love love love it!
    Heart heart Heart it!
    ~Blessings~
    Rhonda

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  42. Sooooo exciting! I saw your craft room in BHG this week and literally gasped. I'm in love with the happy colours you chose and your amazing organization! Congrats for the feature. :) Christina @ www.thediymommy.com

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  43. I saw it!!! People will now be introduced to Jesus if they visit your blog! :) yippee. Thanks for not being ashamed to be real.

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  44. Wow, I never "met" a real blogger who was featured on a magazine before. So cool to have stumbled upon your site. And I happened to read that article and thought at the time what a neat idea it was. I am enjoying browsing (and pinning) DIYs from your site :)

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    1. And, yes, it's really wonderful that you are sharing your faith through your blog. The Lord has blessed you with your talents and given you (to paraphrase heavily) 5 more gold coins. :)

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