You may recall that back in April when Sherry’s belly was still full of baby we had some visitors stop by Clara’s nursery, including one wielding a big camera.
Well the pics from that double-duty photo shoot for Do It Yourself magazine and Kitchen + Bath Makeovers have finally seen the light of day. At least the ones for Do It Yourself have (the others will be popping up later this year). In fact, a bunch of you have already mentioned seeing them in the Fall 2010 issue that’s out now.
Our usual “He Said, She Said” advice column took a one-issue hiatus in order to share those photos of Clara’s DIY-riddled nursery. There’s even a never-before-seen angle that necessitated a ladder outside of Clara’s window to capture the shot. To check it out and read all the fine print, just click the image below for an enlarged version (and click it again to zoom):
Of course there’s plenty else to see in the issue. We love that they’re calling it their “second chances” issue since it’s all about breathing new life into old salvaged items. Feel free to check it out at Barnes & Noble or even Home Depot.
In other magazine news, I’m pleased to share that my little lady – well, not my littlest lady – was featured in the latest ReadyMade magazine. See that mention of “Speed Clean Your House” at the very bottom of the cover? That’s where Sherry comes in…
Just flip to page 30 for Sherry’s interview (or click the image below to see it larger). You can also read it over on ReadyMade’s website if that’s your preferred method of mag absorption. We hope cleaning up is even easier thanks to the roundup of quickie ideas. Oh and the tip about chlorine bleach was added by the writer, just in case anyone who knows about our bleach aversion was wondering.
As usual, the issue has a bunch of other cool projects and why-didn’t-I-think-of-that ideas in there (like the green-roofed doggie digs on page 38). It reminded us how much we enjoy reading ReadyMade. So feel free to check the rest of the mag out whenever you get a moment!
But enough about us, what are your cleaning shortcuts and secrets? We’re always looking to get ‘er done even faster/easier, so spill it.
I agree with Sarah – the photos you took of your nursery are definitely better than theirs! Their angle might be interesting, but the colors of the walls (I haven’t seen that magazine in real life, though) are not as yummy/sweet/airy as in your pics.
I just noticed it because, oh, I love those colors… my room is so going to get them (you’re never too old for a nursery-inspired bedroom… hehe)
Tiffany S. says
I was super excited to see that ReadyMade was back even if their ideas seem a little dorm room for me (I’m pretending to be a grown up in a real house). Still, some great ideas, and they obviously have great taste in experts!
That ReadyMade article is actually what brought me to YHL, and now I foist you guys upon anyone and everyone who will listen, and sometimes even those who won’t! Congrats on confirmation in print of your fabulousity!
I third the comment on the photos! I like the angles and cropping on your blog photos much better than the magazine’s. While I bet it was super fun to entertain the professionals, your own photos are great!
Great post and photos, I must say.. Simple but yet entertaining and engaging.. Keep up the good work!
Jenn Warren says
Can you remind me where you found the awesome “vintage” fan for Clara’s room. I would love a similar one for my 4 year old’s room. Thanks.
We actually got it on target.com but it’s made by Deco Breeze (in case you want to google or amazon around for it). It was around $45 but worth the splurge!
Love the wicker cube in your nursery! Where did you find it? You guys have great ideas…you inspire me :)
It’s actually from Michael’s (the craft store) found for 50% off!
Sarah R. says
Someone else said they joined Flylady. I joined awhile back too and it makes life easier for those of us who avoid cleaning and organizing as much as possible. you get a daily email with a mission of the day. For example, today is wipe off your bathroom counter and scrub the sink. That’s it! Well, plus the daily stuff – make your bed, do a load of laundry, shine the kitchen sink and “swish & swipe” (the toilet). They break things into little tasks, like setting a timer for 5 minutes and picking up/putting away everything in a certain room, or throwing away a certain number of things each day.
I’ve also started taking something with me when I leave the room like Sherry suggested. I’ve spent a lot of years having a cluttered house and now I’m getting a lot better. It’s no fun rushing around to make the house presentable when people are on their way over. Plus, I live here, so shouldn’t it look nice all the time? :)