I was over the moon DELIGHTED when Somerset Home desired to publish my funky little potting shed sign on the shed.
Life sure has a funny way of working itself out.
A little behind the scenes mentality…
This project started out as a means of introducing some garden themed stencils to the line. It was a constant request, so it was time to figure something out.
And that’s when my thoughts turned to the shed that needed a serious update.
Whew. Can you spell, “I went away this summer?” 🙂
But once home, well, I couldn’t look at ‘that’.
So a simple fix commenced.
I’m a sawhorse fanatic, by the way.
You can find a cool ‘sawhorse style’ writeup I’ve done on eBay HERE
or Repin / Visit on Pinterest HERE
Once the basics were in place, it was time to ramp up a way to utilize the new Potting Shed design.
This little back story is the perfect example of how a blogger’s home is utilized for work. Your entire home indeed becomes your staging ground, but at the same time, it’s a tricky balance. You want these changes to make a real difference in your own offline life too.
But I promise you, the extra effort is always worth it. For many reasons.
Because one thing can easily lead to another. (visit my press page HERE)
Have you ever thought of how every profession has a stream of ‘what comes next’? Do you ever think along those lines with what you do?
Think in terms of cleaning the house. You can just clean the house to get the bare minimum done, or ramp it up and try something new you’ve wanted to implement forever along with it.
This is what I did with my own salvaged farmhouse bathroom redo. I was challenged to work with a modern vanity, but ended up with an entirely new bathroom AND new skills!
More on that soon, too! 🙂
So… let’s recap this one simple thing concept.
New Garden stencil <—- one simple goal
Get a new potting bench out of it!
Create a cool, functional sign
Achieve shots for product line
New blog post
Use this material for other write ups – I also write for eBay
Write a blog post about getting published <—- you are now here 🙂
* I really especially love being published in this magazine. The quality is just EXCEPTIONAL, and the projects are really ones I’m enticed to try.
Anyway, quite the little frenzy that can follow from one simple thing.
So, before you implement that ‘one simple thing’ that you wish to do…
Put out your all, and pull out the VERY BEST you can do.
Because it just may take you a whole lot further than you realize…
Thank you Somerset Home, for the gorgeous Spring 2017 4 page spread!
Here’s a used copy on Amazon. (affiliate link)
Find the Potting Shed stencil HERE
Read the original Potting Shed blog post HERE
Disclosure: I was not compensated for nor asked to write this blog post. I just wanted to share a VERY proud moment!
21 thoughts on “When one simple thing gets published”
Congratulations! That’s awesome. I’ve always admired your shed both in its original state and in its new revamped state.
Congratulations, Donna! That’s great news! It’s always exciting to have something published. I’m doing the happy dance with you. Enjoy! 🙂
Congrats Donna! So glad for you. I have always loved your shed in all its decorated or undecorated state!
Congrats! Great news! I love your shed and wish I had the room for one just like yours.
This is awesome and don’t you just love how it all feeds off the other. One of the things I love about blogging is the able to reach out and be a light to others. Congratulations – you Rock!!
YAHOO.. I am sooooooo happy for you.. way to go.. You need to do more..
AWESOME!! You deserve it my dear! All of your blog readers have told you how cute your shed is and now here’s proof. Celebrate your accomplishments! Have you ever thought of turning your shed into a “she-shed”? I’m going to have to look for that magazine when I’m out and about. Have a great day!
Wow! Congratulations, Donna. I’ve never seen a better looking potting shed!
Love your site. Bright spot of my morning while sipping coffee.?
How cool is that?! You have a real flair for style.
Congrats on the article in the magazine. Your little potting shed is amazing. Love it.
Congratulations, Donna, your shed just keeps getting cuter and cuter! I love how God took something you were skilled in but wanted out of (your former job) and blessed you with something fun.
That’s so cool, congratulations. I’ve always thought your photos were magazine worthy.
What a great honor! Congratulations to a very deserving person. I’ve loved your blog for a few years now and enjoy your fun adventures.
Congratulations Donna! I’ll have to look for the magazine!
well deserved & such a beautiful magazine! I hope you celebrate…I sure would…I can’t imagine. pictures look awesome in there!
thank-you for the inspiration
I had just picked up this one and found your feature-whoo hoo! Congrats! The Somerset family is definitely at the top of their game-class act all around. But here’s my question…do you get paid anything, or is it just a boost for your blog/credibility? Have been considering sending in some submissions, but just weighing their “worth” if you know what I mean? I’d love if you’d weigh in on the R.O.I, because I know you are a saavy business woman!Always appreciate your insight:)
Woot Woot!! That’s awesome. 🙂
Donna, you are a creative & styling genius! So glad you are receiving accolades for your fabulous stencils and and rustic decor inspiration!
LOVE. IT! Totally going to look for this magazine at Barnes & Noble!!
What a huge accomplishment, congrats and I love your beautiful site, creativity and flair. You can feel the love from the magazine. Great job!