Thursday, March 15, 2018

Memories and Another Giveaway Wooo Hooo

Hi Everyone.
I have something fun to share with all of you today.

I got a call from Country Sampler Magazine about a month or so ago and they told me they wanted to run a home tour feature on my decor from the past.  Of course I said yes, It is always a honor.  So I agreed to an interview and them using the pictures that were taken about 4 years ago when we lived in the Lake Zurich home.  

My home is one of the 5 home tours in the May addition of Country Sampler Magazine.

I am honored to be feature even though that decor style was from a while back.  It still was showing my style decor from that time period so I was proud and honored.

Actually it was fun to see the decor pictures from a long time ago and remember how fun that decor was in my home.

Glad Country Sampler feels that my style from 4 years ago is timeless and deserved to be featured in their magazine.
They quoted me saying how I love to repurpose old things with history into new things in my decor.  No matter how much my style has changed over the years I stay true to this saying.


They gave my home quite the home tour spread.  Lisa Sloan interviewed me and wrote a lovely article that captured my style and love for re purposing things into my decor.
The photo's were taken by Gridley and Graves.


When we bought this Lake Zurich ranch style home it was in a  lake town in Northeast Illinois.
I remember I wanted to feature one of my guest rooms to reflect that we in fact lived in a cute Lake Town.   Look at the color in my past decor.  Who says girls that love neutrals and whites cannot have a little color too!

They captured my farmhouse style that was prevalent in my kitchen and other parts of this sweet home.

They also caught my love of summer flowers and repurposing old vintage pieces into my garden decor.

Seeing these pictures makes me wish for an early spring and quick summer to arrive

I have an extra copy of this great magazine with lots of farmhouse and country style decor featured.  So if you would like to have a chance at winning one of these magazines please just leave me a comment.

Please this is only open to all of you in the United States.  Postage is way too much to send magazines out of the US.

My angel Grace is holding onto the copy for the lucky winner.

Good Luck I will draw the winning name out on St. Patty's Day.  Seems like a lucky day to choose a lucky winner.

Have a great day and wonderful weekend.
Kris

61 comments:

  1. Kris this is so exciting! Your homes are always absolutely fabulous and I think your style is timeless, warm, stylish and cozy! Congratulations and cheers to you...I would love to peek at the feature. Going to hit B&N to see if they have it. 😊

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  2. I know I can't participate in this giveaway but I still want to congratulate you on this fantastic feature, Kris! That's wonderful and you must be so proud to see your former home on so many pages in the Country Sampler magazine. I'm so happy for you! :)
    xo Julia

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  3. I am so tickled for you and I know it must be thrilling to see your old home featured there....and I am proud to say I knew you 'back when'. I remember seeing you post pictures of that sweet home. That was such a sweet place and served you well while you were living there.
    Hope you have a wonderful Thursday, Kris. xo Diana

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  4. How exciting! Your style is the best, warm, cozy and timeless. I love your gardens and your projects. It's always fun to see what you're working on. Happy St. Patricks Day.







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  5. This is just another example of how gorgeous your style is! I'm so glad the magazine recognized it. Congratulations!!

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  6. Congratulations on being featured Kris! What a nice surprise!! xox

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  7. How fabulous! Congrats on the new feature of one of your previous homes!

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  8. I just found your blog recently and have enjoyed following you. Yes I would love a copy of the magazine.
    Great to be featured and your style is lovely. I especially liked the upper piece of a cabinet that you made into a kitchen wall cabinet, great idea. People do waste such a lot of money when all you need is a little imagination and some elbow grease.

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  9. i get country sampler can hardly wait for it to be in the mail box. i have been watching your blog for a long time and remember your former beautiful home.

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  10. How fun and exciting. Your style is always fabulous.

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  11. How exciting for you! I would love to win a copy of this magazine. Thanks for the chance.

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  12. What a wonderful feature and so well deserved. I would love to win a copy of the magazine. Your home(s) are always amazing! Hugs!

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  13. Kris, what a wonderful honor!!!!! You must have been over the moon when you got that call!!! I'll have to keep a look out for this magazine in the markets - congratulations, sweet friend!!

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  14. Congratulations, Kris!! Nice to hear that your style is "timeless"!
    I'd love a chance to get the magazine!

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  15. I just wonder if there is any chance in getting that Magazine in Sweden?! Lovely for you to have your home in it.
    Have a nice evening.
    Love Elzie

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  16. I would love to have this magazine!
    kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  17. How fun! Congratulations!! Your decor is always wonderful! I would love to win a copy!

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  18. Oh Kris, your photos here are the classic and are highly popular on Pinterest! COUNT ME IN for the giveaway, please! Wow. Are you planning to make another fabulous garden in your current cottage property? I HOPE SO!!!

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  19. Congrats!!! That is so exciting! Your decor is always pleasing to the eye and I'm glad this magazine gave you the attention you deserve! xoxo

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  20. How wonderful and I remember all those posts. I remember when you did the red and white buffalo check. It must have been fun.

    Cindy

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  21. Oh, Kris, what an honor. I subscribe to the magazine, but haven't gotten May yet, so don't add my name to the pot. I can't wait to see your pretty home featured. It is so exciting..Happy Thursday..xxoJudy

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  22. I would love to be entered to win this magazine and see how your style has evolved.

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  23. Congrats on having your beautiful home featured! I would love to have a copy of the magazine. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  24. CONGRATULATIONS Kris! I have followed your Blog for several years now and remember this décor. Loved it then and love your décor now! I would love to be entered in your give-away!

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  25. Congratulations Kris - what an honor. All of your homes have been stunning and I love them all. Don't enter me - can pick it up at Walmart.

    Have a great weekend and I hope Spring is just around the corner.

    Happy St Paddies Day.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  26. Oh dear! What an exciting event.. Congratulations!!!!a big hug for your achievement..

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  27. Congratulations! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (Shirparks@gmail.com)

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  28. Congratulations Kris - how exciting and well deserved. Don't count me in the drawing - I've already received my issue via Kindle. Good luck to everyone else! Jane

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  29. I never get tired of seeing your old house

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  30. So happy for you. I love your old house. Loved your condo and now I really love your new home.
    Congratulations you deserve this honor. Kris Buehler

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  31. Congratulations on the feature! You deserve it because your home is fairy
    Hugs

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  32. Oh how I would love to see your home - Your current home is beautiful so I know I will fall in love with the lake house! You have that talent some of can only dream of.

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  33. Congratulations! I love your décor! Loving that angel Grace too would love to purchase one.
    Blessings, Candy
    candyd285@yahoo.com

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  34. Congratulations! What a wonderful honor and well-deserved! I remember that beautiful decor and all of your gorgeous flowers and whimsical garden accents! Such inspiration! If I don't win, I'm rushing out to buy the magazine! Happy St Patrick's Day and have a great weekend! Hugs!

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  35. Good Morning Kris
    How exciting*** Congratulations*** Your home was so so beautiful, as well as all of your homes. You have a special touch when decorating and loving your sweet homes. I would love to be entered in your giveaway*
    Have the best, most wonderful day ever Kris
    deezie

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  36. You know I love that red and white! I have loved all your homes. You and Terry are a great team.
    Brenda

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  37. What a wonderful article, and the pictures of your home (past and present) make me feel happy :-)

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  38. Congratulations, Kris! I will have to check for the magazine at the book store. The magazine would be a welcome addition to my collection. All of your homes have been lovely. xoxo

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  39. Kris, Your taste in decor is definitely worthy of a feature in Country Sampler! Congratulations! Both past and present homes have been nothing short of breathtaking.

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  40. Wow that's so exciting and what a great spread they did on your home. I think I'll just go out and buy a copy!

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  41. From the photos you previewed, I can certainly see why Country Sampler chose your home as a story. I have always loved to see your decor and diy ideas you blog. I would love to win a copy of this gorgeous magazine.

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  42. Hi Kris, congratulations on the article!!! This home is my very favorite of all. How exciting for you to have the chance to style all of these lovely homes in a little different fashion. I would love to win a copy. Got to add it to my collection of your other articles.
    ������ Jo

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  43. Hi Kris, wow congrats on your old home being featured in the magazine! I really loved the you decorated that house and especially the kitchen and the front yard. How exciting and you really deserve it!
    Yes I too and looking forward to warmer weather for spring.
    Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day and weekend.
    Hugs, Julie xo

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  44. I at one time lived near Lake Zurich. I love your farmhouse style.

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  45. How exciting that must be for you!!

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  46. Congrats Kris, how exciting and fun! Your home looked so lovely in that magazine spread. How sweet to have a giveaway. Have a fabulous weekend.

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  47. Such an honor to be featured in the magazine. You are so deserving as your love and expertise for decorating is certainly evident! Many congratulations! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  48. Hmm, I don't see my comment.
    What I want to say is
    CONGRATS!!! Having been published in such a popular magazine - sharing your creative and lovely home, how exciting for you.
    I enjoy each of your posts and admired both your and Hubby's creative, imaginative and welcoming homes.
    Thanks for bringing joy to my heart.
    And, Grace, just know you are holding that mag just for me !!
    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  49. This is one magazine I not a current subscriber to. I often wonder why as I am inclined to pick it up at the news stand vs just subscribing. I will need to look for it, as I wouldn't want to miss your feature. The glimpse at your past garden, makes me anxious to see what you will be doing with your new property. Hurry spring and summer! Happy for you and your new feature.

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  50. Beautiful photos! Love your sense of style and would love to win the magazine :)

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  51. Love your style! I would love to win the magazine!

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  52. I"m probably too late to win anything, but wanted to comment anyway! Congrats on the magazine spead! and oh boy what a spread! I'm going to buy that magazine and show it off! I wasn't following you 4 years ago, so this is a new Kris! Love the pops of color I saw as I glanced at the pages! (especially those red checked curtains). I think every one of your posts should be in their own magazine of the same name as your blog. Happy St. Patty's Day too! Hugs.. Marilyn

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  53. Congrats Kris! Every home you live in you and your sweetheart give it timeless style. I remember this house very well. Of course I loved the color you gave in the room reflecting your lake side town.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  54. Congratulations Kris on quite the home tour spread! I'm going to pick up a copy here in Canada. Well deserved. Here's to more magazine spreads for Cottage III!

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  55. WOW, what a lovely article. I LOVE your garden. I was not following while you lived in this sweet cottage. This was fun to see. I LOVE the guest bedroom.
    Feel free to re post these projects anytime. ;-)

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  56. Congratulations. That is so exciting for you. You deserve every bit of this treat.

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  57. Oh how exciting.... Would love to see your home in the magazine. Congratulations!

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  58. I'm excited for you, Kris. Please keep me out of the drawing since I won the last magazine---what a thrill, I have it in my 'special bucket' in my bedroom.

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  59. I'm catching up today...been at the farm so little internet access. Love this and congrats on the feature. So awesome! I'll have to go find a copy! :)

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