Finding Home on BHG.Com

My last post was about not meeting my goals.

But, there is one major goal I have met, at least partially.

I have always, like most of us, wanted to be published.

And I have met my first step and I am so honored and blown away by it.


A while back I was contacted by Better Homes & Garden to put my Christmas Mantel on their website.


Um, Yes please!

Thanks to Layla at The Lettered Cottage for hosting the mantel party where they found me.

I initially shared this with you in March.

After the initial correspondence, they asked if there was anything else I would like to share.

Well, you can’t pass up something like that!

As a result, they have also included my Halloween Mantel

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And my Fall /Thanksgiving Mantel


When I got the first email, it really blew me away, and yup, I cried.

Little ol’ me on

Follow the links and you will find a whole bunch of great Holiday and mantel ideas from a ton of talented people.  Such great company to be included with!

Thanks for reading!

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  1. A BIG Congratulations to you! All of your mantels are beautiful! It’s funny how when one door might close, another opens…

    Have a great day.

  2. Hi there! I’m a blog stalker, but I read all of your posts.
    I love that this happened for you, especially after the last post about your sale. I’ll bet your next sale is going to be VERY crowded 🙂

  3. Im your newest follower ….. wow great achievement – so love BHG.- big congrats all the way from Auckland New Zealand

  4. WOW–feels great, doesn’t it! wish we lived closer so we could share our creative ideas. well done, Laura dear. love you

  5. Congrats! My Christmas and Thanksgiving mantels are right there with you. It is a thrill to see an email like that and read it over and over to maker sure it is real. I bet you did the same thing.

  6. I am having so much fun catching up with you! This is so GREAT!! Congrats to you!!! That fall mantel was what lead me to you my friend, I am so happy for you!!!! This is a great goal to have accomplished and I know that there will be much more.

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