Cottages & Bungalows Fall Magazine Feature

You’ll find fall inspiration and my home in the Cottages & Bungalows fall magazine issue! Take a peek at how it all started!

I am seriously pinching myself! Did you know that the reason I first started an Instagram account, and then a blog, was to be featured in a national magazine someday?

Yes, that was the only reason! And here is my first feature. So exciting!

holding the Cottages & Bungalows magazine

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Cottages & Bungalows Fall Magazine front cover

I remember the day that I was contacted by someone at Cottages & Bungalows Magazine, asking if I’d like my home to be featured in the fall issue of their magazine.

Cottages & Bungalows Fall Magazine Feature

Let’s just say I was glad that they couldn’t see the reaction on my face, or the tears streaming down my cheeks. I literally couldn’t breathe.

Cottages & Bungalows Fall Magazine Feature

After re-reading the message from Cottages & Bungalows about 16 or 17 times, I tried to compose myself. I was sitting in that chair in the picture above with my feet up, being waited on by my husband.

Cottages & Bungalows Fall Magazine Feature

I had just had foot surgery the week before and was not going to be mobile and walking by the time of the photo shoot.

Cottages & Bungalows Fall Magazine Feature
Cottages & Bungalows Fall Magazine Feature

But a little foot surgery was not going to stop me! If it wasn’t for my incredible husband and incredible friends, I don’t know if I would have been able to do it. But it all came together and here we are!

Cottages & Bungalows Fall Magazine Feature
photographer taking pictures of the kitchen

Here are a few behind-the-scenes pictures with the photographer, Cate Oliver.

photographer taking pictures of the living room
photographer taking pictures of the living room

This isn’t the best picture because of the window screen, but you get the idea.

photographer taking pictures of the living room
  • Go for rustic textures
  • Brighten your space with flowers
  • Opt for dried instead of faux flowers
  • Use a variety of fruits and veggies as centerpieces
Cottages & Bungalows Fall Magazine Feature

Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to share my Cottages & Bungalows fall magazine feature. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have been given an opportunity like this! It’s pretty amazing to have a dream like this come true!

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  1. Seriously so excited for you and proud of you too! What a huge deal, Kim, and so well deserved. Your home is gorgeous and I know you guys have poured a lot of love into every inch. Enjoy every second of this fabulous honor! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you Coco! It is something that means so much to me. We did work so hard on our home, but never expected to be featured in a magazine.

  2. I almost got teary eyed too reading this just now! That is a dream of mine as well. Very excited for you and it’s well deserved. Your cottage and gardens and every nook and cranny is darling! Pinned

  3. Woo hoo! Yay for you! Yippee! Happy dance! Well done! Congratulations on this achievement, Kim!
    A million years ago, well, 30 or so, I dreamed of having my garden featured in Sunset or Better Homes and Gardens but didn’t pursue it.
    What a wonderful discovery your blog is! (Visiting from Thistlewood Farms.) Hubby and I moved to Spanaway a year ago and I’m just learning the peculiarities of gardening here.
    Your home and property are lovely!

    1. I was so excited to be featured on KariAnne’s Thistlewood Farms blog post! SHe is the very best. Spanaway is a wonderful place to live, you’re practically my neighbor! Better Homes and Sunset were my mom’s magazine of choice, so I had the pleasure of reading them often! SO glad you came for a visit! Nice to meet you!

  4. Oh my gosh, I’m so excited for you! I picked up this magazine a week or two ago and just ran through my house to find it. There you are! One of my favorite magazines … what a thrill. Congratulations on the well deserved feature. Your home is amazing as are you! xo

    1. Thank you Juliet! You are so sweet. I am laughing that you had the magazine and had to find it again! I do that all the time when I find out someone I know has been featured. Thanks for visiting!

  5. Kim, this is just the beginning! Your beautiful home and garden are going to be shared far and wide, the whole world deserves to see the little piece of heaven you’ve created, inside and out! I am so thrilled for you, you’ve worked hard to make this dream come true and this honor is richly deserved. Congratulations my dear friend!

    1. You are the sweetest friend! Thank you for all the positive encouragement and support you have given me along the way. It wouldn’t have been as fun the day of the photo shoot if you hadn’t been here with me!

  6. you absolutely deserve the recognition and I’m so glad your foot surgery didn’t hold you back from seeing your dream come true. Your home and gardens are so beautiful and charming; totally one of a kind! I’m going to have to locate this issue, my subscription just ran out.

    1. Thank you so much Debra. I know there were some issue with distribution with the last issue, but my friends are finding this issue in the stores. Pretty exciting!

  7. What an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations! You can see all the hard work that you have poured into your home. Really amazing!

  8. Is this issue out ? I will be looking for it Cottages and Bungalows is such a fun magazine.
    I’m in the mood for some autumn bliss !

  9. I am not one bit surprised you are featured in Cottages & Bungalows magazine – your place (interior and exterior) is so beautiful! Congratulations!

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