Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I've Been Published!


I have been sitting on this secret for a whole year now! And, if you follow me on Instagram, then you already know... I have been published! It has been my dream ever since I was a little girl to do articles for magazines and it actually happened!!!

I approached them with the idea of a Fall drink stand last year and I can't tell you how much it meant to me that the great editors of Yum Food and Fun for Kids gave me a shot. 


I can't show you the entire article, but here is a little teaser. I shared 3 recipes and my article is SIX pages long! I styled a fun, vintagey photo shoot with 2 special chalkboard drawings, vintage jars filled with goodies for the hot cocoa/cider bar, caramel apple wedges, pumpkins, buntings, and some of the most adorable kids in the world {thank you Heather and Summer for letting me borrow your kids! You are the BEST}. 


My heart skips a beat every time I read where it says "written and photographed by Kristen Whitby."
I actually cried when my copy came in the mail. Little Ella kept looking at me with her sweet little inquisitive sad eyes asking, "Mama okay?" I guess it is hard to explain to a two year old that tears can be happy too. I am so overwhelmed and humbled at reaching this goal, and I hope that I can do it again in the future. 

Thank you for sharing in my excitement, sweet friends.

22 comments :

Dawn said...

Congrats!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations, Kristen! This is very exciting, and I'm sure your friends and their kids are just as excited to see their pictures in the magazine. How sweet that Ella kept asking if you were okay. You can already tell she has a good heart! : )

Leslie Marie Fry said...

Wow! That is fantastic! Congrats to you! Such an accomplishment!!! :0)

Blue Eyed Brooke said...

Congratulations! So exciting!!! :)

20 North Ora said...

Congratulations Kristen! I'm so proud of you. That is quite an accomplishment. You deserve it.

Judy

Sarah Westover McKenna said...

Yay!!!!!!!!! I am so so thrilled for you, my sweet friend! You are so talented---you deserve it!!

Kaylee said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's an amazing accomplishment and I'm so happy you were able to live out one of your dreams!

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Susie said...

Kristan, Congratulations. I know you feel good. It looks like very nice photos.Hope you get to do more articles. xoxo,Susie

laceyjbrown said...

Wow, this is huge! Congratulations Kristen. I'll definitely pick it up the next time I'm in Freddie's. I admire your creativity so much. Who do we have to lobby for you to be a regular contributor?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

So excited for you...CONGRATS!!!

Blessings,
Linda

missy said...

Such a tease..Can't wait to see more..Congratulations..

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Sooo very happy for you Kristen. From the teasers it looks absolutely fabulous!!!!

Amber Koogler said...

Congrats!! Very exciting!

Bronwyn said...

Oh - this is so exciting! It's wonderful when a dream can be fulfilled!! Now what is your NEXT dream??

Allison said...

This is so exciting Kristen! Congrats!

Amanda B. said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations! It looks amazing!

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

Congratulations Kristen! I love this magazine, it's always full of such fun food ideas. I'm so excited to go pick up your 6 page spread. That is so neat! Good Job!

EFC said...

Congrats!! That is really special and exciting! Great work!

jack luis said...

Very exciting.http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiY41ijpzuI

Jennifer Taylor said...

That is SOOO awesome! Congrats sweet sister! I can't wait to see the magazine! Where can I pick one up? xo

Laurel Stephens said...

Congratulations, Kristen! This couldn't be happening to a nicer and more hard working young woman! You deserve all good things!

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

That's so great, Kristen! You never know unless you ask...way to be brave!

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