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Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen

by | Oct 27, 2014 | Decorating Inspiration

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Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen

Happy Monday! So, the word on the street :) is that the Better Homes & Gardens magazine featuring my kitchen is finally out! I haven’t actually seen it in a store yet, but I have received some emails from readers receiving their magazines in the mail. So YAY! Check your mailbox or local store!

I did receive a few copies in the mail from from the editor, so I did get to see it in person (thanks, BHG!). So exciting!

Have you ever ordered a digital copy of BHG on your iPad or phone? It has some cool extra features like interviews and additional photos! I haven’t wanted to listen to myself because … WEIRD, but there is a link in the digital version where you can see some photos and hear an interview with me chatting about my kitchen! It’s a fun way to read the magazine and get some bonus content, too!

Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen

Here I am in Better Homes & Gardens magazine, just standing in my kitchen smiling, making a salad. :) I know. It makes me laugh. But one thing I really loved about the experience was how interested BHG was to capture a realistic image of how we live in our kitchen. I actually talked with the photographer in depth about what types of things we would make in the kitchen, and salad is a common occurrence at our house! So, salad it was. It wasn’t easy to look natural standing there with my salad, though. I would have no interest in being a celebrity or TV star. Oh, the pressure! Heheheh. I prefer hiding behind the screen.

It was a really fun experience and I’m grateful for the opportunity!

Thanks again for all your kind messages about the magazine, and for being excited with me! If you didn’t see my recent post for Better Homes & Gardens Style Spotters, you can find it here.

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  1. Laura

    I was reading my copy of BHG in the car coming back from vacation on Saturday. All of a sudden I said, “Melissa’s kitchen is in here!” My husband started to ask who you were, but ended up with, “Is this a blogger?” Apparently my menfolk don’t quite share my love of blogs! It was fun to see a “familiar” face and see so many photos of your kitchen. You and your salad look lovely!

    • Melissa Michaels

      Ha! It’s so funny how our husbands start to hear about our blogging friends as much as the real life ones! That makes me happy though, blogging friends are real too. :) Thank you, Laura!

  2. Diane | An Extraordinary Day

    My eyes are on alert for the latest BHG! I can’t wait to see you in the magazine! And girl…you are perfectly dressed for complementing your kitchen decor and colors…even the salad bowl. ;)

    So happy for you! [hugs]

    p.s. I went out of town to visit a friend this week. She’s planning a little makeover and we were discussing color from room to room and I found myself quoting you! :) Yup. “Melissa says….” :)

    • Melissa Michaels

      Well I’m honored to be quoted, ha! Thanks Diane!

  3. Michelle Holland

    Just received my copy! Congratulations! The Lord is good! :-)
    Blessings, Michelle

  4. Faith

    So happy for you, Melissa. Can’t wait to see the magazine.

  5. Vee

    You look adorable in your kitchen! Did they match your outfit to the room, too? It just so happens that I am off shopping today so I will definitely be loking for this issue. Warm congrats…

  6. Emily Clark

    I mean, I always smile when I’m making a salad! :) Big congrats!! Can’t wait to see it.

  7. Nancy Bryden

    My issue just came in the mail…so exciting! Also, your kitchen is mentioned on the cover of my magazine…

    • Melissa Michaels

      Oh, that’s interesting. Guess they changed the cover after I received mine!

      Thanks, Nancy!

  8. Gracia @ Gracious Offering

    How exciting for you! I can only imagine what it would feel like to have a room of my home featured in Better Homes and Garden…a lifetime fav magazine! Congratulations! Enjoy the moment…with thanksgiving to the Giver of all good gifts. Warmly, Gracia

    P.S. I live in the Pacific NW as well. If you will be doing a book tour, would you post the places and dates? Would love to meet you in person!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thanks, Gracia! And yes, I will definitely let you know my plans when the books come out! :-D Thank you so much! It would be wonderful to meet you and other local people!


  9. joanne

    love the magazine article. Can I ask where you got the yellow (?) looks like that on my computer that is underneath the maps. I don’t know how I never saw that before I love it. How excited is your family, Oh how did Jack react you no its hard to share the spotlight after all he is the pup of the year! I am sure he didn’t mind.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Yes, I got that yellow bag at Target! It’s my favorite! :-D

      Jack was a little miffed that he didn’t get to be IN the magazine. But he know’s he’s really the famous one around here!

      Thanks so much!

  10. Julie

    Ooh, how fun! I think getting my BH&G each month is like Christmas all over. I’ll definitely be on the lookout.

  11. Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer

    So thrilled for you, my friend. I remember how hard you worked on that kitchen! So lovely in so many ways!

  12. Barbara (WA)

    Hubby and I were at the book store on Friday evening and I hunted for this issue so I could see your feature! It wasn’t on the stands yet nor has my copy arrived. What a fun “reward” for your vision and hard work – congrats! (I am definitely a behind the screen person, too.)

  13. Lauren Baxter

    Congratulations! Your kitchen is beautiful! That’s such an incredible experience and opportunity!

  14. Lorrie

    Congratulations, Melissa! You look great standing there in your beautiful kitchen!

  15. Seana Turner

    Well, that is just thrilling! Doesn’t get much better than BH&G, right? I think you look perfectly at ease in the photo, and the kitchen is really beautiful. Can’t way to see the whole spread. Congratulations!

  16. Sherry

    Love that coffee/tea station you got going on there behind you! Congrats on the feature. I prefer hiding behind the screen too.
    Happy Week!

  17. Anna Rowland

    I can not wait to get my magazine in the mail and read all about it.Congratulations! This is wonderful! :)

  18. Sophia

    Random question. What is the paint color on the walls in your kitchen? Thanks!

  19. teresa

    Now that is a Happy Day…you look cute…but I hear you on trying to look natural. (which you do =) but when someone has me staged to smile….I always feel so funny….and my smile is awkward =} you did a great job.

  20. Amanda Arnold

    I am SO happy for you! I can’t wait to look for you when I get my copy in the mail. This is such an accomplishment! Congrats!

  21. Nat @ This Little Yellow House

    Congratulations Melissa!
    I guess I can’t get a copy in Australia but I will keep my eyes out anyway.
    Very exciting.

  22. dawn@joyfulscribblings

    I just got my copy in the mail and can’t wait to read the article. Congrats!

  23. Loran Polder

    Wow! That is super exciting :-) You, your kitchen and your salad look lovely…and you look totally relaxed and comfortable :-) I can definitely understand your discomfort in front of the camera though….makes me so nervous too!

  24. Amanda

    You look beautiful and the kitchen is dreamy! Where’
    Is the coffee cup holder from? :)

  25. Heather

    Melissa, I got my issue of Better Homes and Gardens in the mail yesterday, and was so inspired by your kitchen. After reading the article, I took our kitchen peninsula (which wasn’t anchored to the floor) and moved it to the center of the kitchen to make it an “island.” Our whole family loves how cozy the kitchen is now, and the move gave extra room to our cramped dining area, which now looks so much larger! Thank you so much!

  26. Bessie

    Enjoyed so much reading this article about your kitchens. Wish they had showed more of your house instead of only the kitchen. I learned about your blog from BHG and have been following you ever since ! Can’t wait to buy your first book. Keep up all the wonderful work and thanks much for sharing, Melissa !!!

  27. tara

    so excited to get this copy and hold onto it!
    HAPPY for you to be featured!!!

  28. Julie (Being Home)

    Yippy! I am so excited for you! You look lovely. Many congrats! :D


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