Good Housekeeping Feature

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Just a quick post this week about a lovely mention we received over at Good Housekeeping.
Thanks to Kathleen Corlett who found me in this never ending sea of home blogs and thought we’d be a nice fit for a slideshow they were working on –

“7 Bedrooms You and Your Guy Will Love”


It’s always a complete surprise when this happens because lets face it, I’m the WORST at social media and promoting our home blog.  (worst, meaning I don’t do it at all!) It’s just not something I have time for and with so many amazing homes out there it’s quite intimidating to even try and push that on anyone.   So for those of you who have found us, enjoy what we’re doing, and check in from time to time… I THANK YOU!  There are so many jaw-dropping home blogs to visit and follow, so it’s a real treat to be chosen by YOU or a magazine/website like Good Housekeeping.  So lovely!

Please swing by and check out the slideshow.

You can also see more pictures of our master bedroom and the many steps we went through to bring this space back to life.   It’s been fun!  CLICK HERE for more pictures.

I’m still working on my country to modern post.  My back issues are still affecting me so I’m moving slow.  It’s coming, though!  And good news…. I’m NOT pregnant!   HA HA HA HA!

Okay, I’ll explain that one.  They took an xray of my spine and though I had fractured my tailbone.  They said they’d have a radiologist read it and call me with the results.  So when they did call… that’s the “big news” they gave me.  “Mrs. Haynes… you’re not pregnant”.  BLAH HA HAH!  And that was it!    Ummmm, excuse me but what about the xray?  DUH?  Turns out it’s not broken but apparently I’m still a pain in the butt, which means an MRI is next.  Thanks to those of you who sent me emails and sweet comments.  Love you!

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19 thoughts on “Good Housekeeping Feature

  1. ScrapAndSalvage

    ahhhh, what a fun feature! yours is my favorite, but then again, i’m biased!
    glad you’re feeling better. glad you’re not pregnant and glad your tailbone isn’t broken! hope the MRI comes up with something more concrete for you, but either way, GET BETTER!
    congrats on the little feature and happy V-Day to you and richie!

    1. Stacey Post author

      Hey Tamara! Thanks for looking. WEIRD, RIGHT? I’m serious. Our picture sticks out like a sore thumb. Not sure it was the right fit for the slideshow, but whatever.
      OMG, could you imagine, ME at 45 getting a call from the doctor saying “you’re pregnant”. WTF! Trust me, when the nurse said that to me I just burst into laughter and made her laugh too. It’s one of those things they HAVE to test you for before the do an xray. I roll my eyes anytime I have to take one. Sort of like being carded while buying wine.
      (EYE ROLL). I knew my tailbone wasn’t broken. But it was fun thinking of a crazy story I could make up if it was. DARN! Thanks for the well wishes.
      Happy V-Day to you guys, too. xo

  2. Dana@Mid2Mod

    Congratulations, Stacey! I love that Good Housekeeping found you and featured your bedroom, because you are so deserving. I honestly don’t know anyone who has put as much painstaking effort into restoring a home as you and Richie have, and you truly have turned it into one of the most stunning places I’ve ever seen. As I looked at your photos of renovating the bedroom, I was amazed at the attention you give to detail…like lining your jewelry drawer so perfectly. You and Richie have achieved something to be so proud of, and I’m happy that it can be seen by a large audience.

    Like you, I don’t try to promote my blog, so it’s always nice when someone finds it and likes what he finds. Your blog, like your home, is a real gem, and I’m so happy that I found it. I’m surprised it took Good Housekeeping so long!

    1. Stacey Post author

      Woman, you are the best! Thank you so much. You make me feel like a million bucks! I know you can relate to fretting over little details and wanting things just so. (hello to your pretty display shelves!)
      Yep, the blog promoting and social media are C-R-A-Z-Y to me. I realize lots of people rely on their blogs for income and that it’s necessary to really work at promotion. But I’m sort of in my own little world so something like this might seem so minor to some folks but it’s so major to me. Thanks for sharing in my surprise and excitement.

  3. the home tome

    Very cool! The photo is great and your quote is awesome as well.

    Hope your back feels better! As someone who did fracture her tailbone at the age of 10 (ice skating) – I can say it was terrible – and the worst part was having to sit on one of those inflatable donuts! I crammed that awful, embarr-ass-ing thing into my locker as soon as I got to school. I guess what I’m saying is, those donuts don’t seem to help, for the record…but might I suggest an edible donut???

    1. Stacey Post author

      Oh Jocelyn… I should have know you were a cute little ice skater! What a fun little bit of info. But a broken tailbone — NOT FUN! You don’t realize how much you rely on your back and tail to do most things in life. I’m actually sitting on one of those right now to be honest and it’s just making my cheeks numb. HA HA HA! I’ll definitely try the other donuts. It will be torture but I bet I can throw back a few without much pain. I hear buttermilk are very healing. And chocolate, and glazed, and jelly-filled, and…..

    1. Stacey Post author

      Hey Danielle. Great to hear from you, girl. Hope all is well with you and the family. Yep, this was a nice surprise but always feels kind of weird. Like… really? Seriously? Okay… if you say so. HA HA!
      Thanks for looking!

  4. D'Arcy H

    How exciting to be featured! Hell will freeze over before any magazine finds my little blog! :)

    I thought I had peeped at all your rooms, but I must have missed these bedroom pix … wow, another room rescued from the darkness and brought into the light! It’s so serene and restful. I looooooove the built-ins by the window and the diaphanous curtains. Filtered light is so ethereal. And–OMG–I used to play with a gyroscope like that when I was a little kid. It was my dad’s. Where could it be? WHERE could it be???

    Hope you get an answer on your back … and a solution.

    1. Stacey Post author

      Thanks D’Arcy! OH I’m so glad you got a chance to peek at some of those old bedroom photos. I often forget how far that room came. It’s good to have a blog to look back, isn’t it. The built-ins were keepers, for sure. Refinishing them was hard but they turned out nice. YES, YES, don’t you love that gyroscope! I hope you find yours. I think they’re so cool. Richie has a whole bunch of really old vintage tops too. We could have this whole place spinning in no time. HA HA! Congrats on your AT nomination.

    1. Stacey Post author

      Your favorite bed, huh! Well, I’ve had the unlucky pleasure of being in IT for WAY TOO LONG! OUCH! But thanks, Alex. You are and always have been my cheerleader. Love ya!

  5. Kristin

    Very cool – and I was so happy to see your blog featured on the AT Homies List – I went to nominate it and found it there, so I placed my vote. So maybe even without “promoting” you still get the recognition you deserve.

    Sorry about the pain – no fun.

    1. Stacey Post author

      Hi Kristin! YOU ARE THE SWEETEST! Thanks so much for thinking about us and placing your vote. I didn’t even know this was going on. There are so many creative, talented people out there sharing their experiences that it’s nice to even be included in the list. YOU INCLUDED! Your home is amazing and you have done such a beautiful job. I’ve added you to my reader and I’m SO looking forward to keeping up with you guys. At this point in the game I draw my inspiration from people just like you. Talk to you soon!

    1. Stacey Post author

      Hey Tania! Thank you so much. So cool of you to leave a comment and congratulations. I’m always shocked when stuff like this happens.
      Looking forward to checking out your space. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

  6. Rebecca Woodland

    Don’t know if this will help, but several years ago, I had a back issue that sounds similar to yours. I could not stand up at all, walked/stood bent over all the time. While I was going thru what sounds like the same doctor stuff your are doing, I did research back pain/injuries, I ran across “The McKenzie Back Exercises”. Here is a link that explains/shows it. &/or
    Anyway, after purchasing the book from Barnes & Noble and reading more. I did the exercise (sort of like a modified” cobra” position from yoga}. the first couple of times I could hardly do it , but by the third day pain dropped like a miracle (the key = centralized to the middle of the low back) and by the time I was able to get in to see the back specialist in Houston, a couple of weeks later I was already practically cured. NO surgery, just some more Physical Therapy exercises to strengthen core. Your condition may not be the same, but the Mckenzie Back Exericise was a Blessing/Miracle for me. Call me if you want to borrow the book to read more about it. Hope you get better soon.


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