Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Nest magazine is coming to TLC!


If you've noticed the accelerated pace at which Mr. LC and I have been working on projects around here lately, I need to let you know that we normally don't work quite this fast. We've got some exciting news to share with you today...

The Nest magazine is coming to photograph us and our house for their Winter issue this week!


The crew flies in today, and they'll be over to scope out the situation tomorrow. The shoot will take place on Thursday and Kevin and I will collapse and finally exhale on Friday. :-)

This opportunity is thrilling and terrifying at the same time. Yes, it is at the top of my "wish list". I've dreamed about this experience for years, and can't believe it's actually about to happen. BUT, I always thought it would happen in a home that I was DONE with. Not a half-done fixer upper that doesn't even have one entire room done yet! Not to mention, we haven't even touched the outside of the house yet. (Crap, gotta change the subject before my temple starts twitching again. Does that happen to anyone else? The temple-twitching-when-you-get-stressed-out thing? Just wondering if that's normal.)

For real though, I know everything will work out. With a Prop Stylist Alistair Turnbull, photographer David A. Land, and a crew of hair, makeup, wardrobe folks, I'm confident they'll be able to get some shots that will knock our socks off.

Last week the Nest asked us to send in photos of outfits we liked, so that the wardrobe person would know what kind of clothes to ship in. This was one of the many photos I sent in:



And this was one that Kevin sent in:



(That David Beckham sure is a looker isn't he?) :-)

After so many days of being dirty and dressing as down as you can possibly imagine, it will be neat to have someone make us look like humans again!

So I guess after we finish our to-do lists today (mine is about 26 items long), we'll attempt to get cleaned up and ready for the big day tomorrow. (It's going to be tough though...I've got everything from wood glue and Kilz under my nails, to dust-filled pores on my nose. Can you say Biore'?)

Alright...that's all I have time to type for now. Kevin is outside mowing the grass right now (thank goodness it FINALLY stopped raining long enough for him to do it. Oh yeah, it's supposed to rain the whole time the crew is here.)
:-(
I'm off to frost the glass on our new/old bathroom door in the hallway then I'll attempt to tackle the other 25 items on my list. Wish us luck!

Layla :-)

PS...Our issue will be released around December 28th!
Also, for those who have asked, "The Nest" is a subscription-only magazine, and is not available in stores or on newsstands. "The Nest" is a division of "The Knot" magazine. To order a subscription, visit this link!

135 comments:

hqm said...

Sounds exciting...have a BLAST!

J. said...

Good for you. I wish you great blessings! Thanks for sharing your experiences.
Jennifer in Texas

Beth said...

Congratulations!!! That is the coolest thing to have a longtime dream come true. I have a similar dream of getting what we've done to the outside of our 1959 basement ranch in a magazine or on HGTV.

BTW... your house is absolutely gorgeous! Would love to be able to get a consultation from you someday.

Greet said...

Looks like a wonderful magazine!
Here in Belgium we have also a magazine, called NEST!

Greet

Renee said...

How exciting! I hope everything goes smoothly for you, and I am looking forward to seeing the magazine.

Blue Creek Home said...

Hoo-ray!!! TLC needs to be shared with the masses. You and Kevin have done such a great job of making this little house a warm place to call home. Lovin' everything about it!
Rhonda

*I have a great front door hardware set that we didn't use when we built our house. If you're interested, email me.

Tamera said...

Can't wait to see the finished product...nothing else quite as motivating, huh??
Tamera@doubledelight

Tattered Goods said...

How stinkin exciting for you and the hubs... Yoou 2 have worked hard and deserve a worthy note of all the works. I hope tody brings you joy in all you do.

Sheila

ChocolateAddict said...

that is awesome!!

pk said...

This is so exciting and obviously very well deserved! Hope you have a wonderful day in the spotlight (and enjoy wearing your new clothes! :-)).
pk @ Room Remix

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Oh my gosh, that is SO incredibly exciting! And hmmph, I never knew they did wardrobes for things like this! B/c, you know, I do actually always check out what people are wearing in all the magazine articles.

SO much fun Layla. I cannot wait to hear about the process, and then cannot wait to see it in the magazine! Who knows, maybe Country Living will be knocking on your door next. I was gonna say Cottage Living, but I had to erase it. :(

Rachelle said...

Wow! Congratulations! That's so exciting!

I'd be uber excited about the makeup and hair people.. :) I love getting dressed up. And that outfit is to die for, love the jacket!

Oh right, back to the house stuff.. ;) Your style is amazing and it will show through lovely in the magazine! I just know it!

<3
Rachelle

Pam said...

Congratulations on you dream come true! Can' wait to see the final results!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

wahoooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am sooo excited for you!!!!!!! keep us posted so I remember to check it out! (I am grounded at the moment from buying magazines lol)
this is soooo great and something you TOTALLY deserve! your house is AMAZING!

Laura Lynn said...

What a blast - good luck! Love the outfits, btw. You guys will look smashing.

northern cottage said...

Oh my word! I'm just THRILLED for you! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE OUTCOME! Go Minnesota girls!!

I'm sure you have SO much to do {& then get cleaned up!} but remember to concentrate on ENJOYING the MOMENT!!

patinamarie said...

Whoo hooooo!

That's exciting. Now get back to work... Times a tickin'!!!! :)

Can't wait to hear more. Stay calm. Smile big. Don't twitch and just have fun!!!!

:)

Sarah said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!!! How awesome. You have a huge following over on the nest (me included), so we are super excited for you. I was in this fall's issue of the magazine, it is definitely super cool to see your name in print!! Can't wait to see you guys and the LC. Good luck with the shoot...seriously, you guys look gorgeous all the time, you don't need stylists;)

Lola said...

Congrats, what an amazing time!!! Can't wait to see it.

And might I say you two are going to look fabulous!! :)

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

That's wonderful...I'm so excited for you and Kevin.

ellie said...

good luck..it couldn't of happened to a cuter cottage in the making...love the outfit you picked out..that will look great on you!

Tiffany said...

How exciting!! Good Luck!!

Billie Jane said...

very exciting...I just found your blog and love, love, love it. My story is a long one that I will share with you later, but you have provided lots of inspiration. I hope your shoot goes amazingly well...y'alls hard work definitely shows...kudos!!!

Amber said...

Good luck! How exciting! I don't normally buy the magazine, but I'll definitely get the one you guys are in!

southerninspiration said...

Oooh how fun....even styling you and Kevin!! How cool is that??? You'll be to the DIY/blogging world exactly what the Beckhams are to the fashion world!! ;)
Can't wait to see and hear about it. Relax and have fun!!!

Suzanne

Angry Julie Monday said...

OMG is that awesome or what!!! This is such a great opportunity.

Sharon said...

How exciting ... I'll look forward to the Winter issue.

The Sawyer Family said...

so cool! you have to tell us when the magazine is out so we can purchase!! I can't wait!

"Blossom" said...

Fantastic........you both will look wonderful in your outfits showing your beautiful home. Good luck and I hope the rain passes over.

jenn said...

how completely exciting! i hope more and more and more fabulous bloggers get the chance to do this like you and kevin and sherry and john before you! have fun. enjoy.

Cameron said...

I will send you good thoughts tomorrow! You and your home will look stunning!

tiffany said...

That is just awesome and well deserved! Can't wait to hear how it goes. Good luck!

gigiandoliver said...

How exciting! Can not wait to see all the pictures.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Holey wet paint, Layla!

I know the feeling. I want to be in the Christmas Craft Crawl in my little hometown in one month's time with (ahem) also not even one room complete. I may have to book off sick from work to do this. LOL

Donna

Lexi said...

So much fun! I will be awesome to see your TLC on glossy magazine pages. Love that you invite us into your lives so often and share all your inspirations.

Jacci said...

Ooooooooh! Excited squealing here :)

It was so fun to read about John & Sherry's appearance - please, please taken pics and post all about the week!! (Like I have to ask).

Frosting your own glass sounds like a good post, too ;)

Ashley Schott said...

Oh my goodness, how exciting!!! I can't wait to see the issue! Your house will look gorgeous and so will you. I can imagine how stressful it must be though. I get stressed just preparing for friends to come over:)

undomestic chica said...

Congrats! That's so exciting!

Cathy said...

Woohoo exciting news! The offer still stands if you need a hand before tomorrow! Good Luck...take in every second of it all... y'all will do an awesome job, I have no doubt about that!

{{Big Hugs}}

Cathy

Kimba said...

I am soooo excited for you! What a fantastic, well-deserved opportunity for the two of you!

Whooohooo!

The DIY Show Off said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you two! That's awesome. I can't wait to see it! Wow...it's so cool to see someone's dream come true. Enjoy the process and good luck!

Roeshel

CATHY said...

How wonderful! And your outfits are perfectly suited for you two :) Don't stress so much you miss the gift!

Gloria Fox said...

What an awesome opportunity!!! Good for you! Can't wait to see the results.

Struggler said...

Best of luck, this is awesome. Will be back to hear all about it and will of course be buying the magazine when published.

Joseph said...

Wow! How very exciting. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Kate said...

How exciting! I actually randomly got a free copy og The Nest sent to me the other day, and the label says I'll also be getting the winter one, so it will be awesome to see you in it!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Good Luck Layla! I wish I could be there with you and Kevin on your big day but I will just have to be there in spirit instead. Have fun with it~

Prairie Girl Studio said...

how sweet is THAT? congratulations congratulations ... you will so shine and make that edition their best seller ...
smiling for you,
prairiegirl

gina said...

Good Luck- how exciting!

blondiensc said...

How exciting!! It looks like your dreams are coming true! enjoy each moment to the fullest!

LillyB said...

Awesome! You deserve this! You are so talented!!

Cheryl said...

Congrats to you and Kevin. How exciting to have your house showcased in a magazine. i will have to purchase the magazine when it comes out.

Kate Starr said...

How exciting!! Cannot wait to see the magazine!

Rebecca said...

WOW!

They can feature your home now and again when you two feel it is done.

FleaMarketTrixie said...

Congratulations, you deserve it! Can't wait to see the pics.

decorator to the stars said...

SO HAPPY FOR YOU; I'VE BEEN IN NUMEROUS COUNTRY MAGAZINES BUT THE FIRST TIME IS EXHILERATING. I'VE NEVER HEARD OF THE NEST, SO I'LL HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT :) GIO

Andrea said...

CONGRATS!! That's awesome, I love the Nest! It's also a dream of mine!! I'd love to hear more about how the Nest found you guys!

Nikki Cogg said...

So exciting!! I frequent The Nest website and I was addicted to The Knot during my wedding planning process- I woulnd't have made it without them. So I'm SO excited for you, The Nest is a great magazine/website and your house is just perfect for it!! Have a great time!

Melanie said...

How great for you guys! I love the outfit. Have fun tomorrow.

Kacey R. said...

WHAT?! That is CUHRAZY and OH SO COOL! Have fun with your list. It will all be worth it. And don't worry, no one will notice the Kilz under your nails. ;D Good luck with your To Do List! It's a beautiful thing to mark that little check next to the things that are finished.

Paige said...

Woo-hoo! Growing up in the Montgomery/Prattville area, and having family still there, I am so proud that you and your home in this great community is going to receive some attention! Congrats to you!

foggogs said...

that is so cool. I wish a magazine would come to my house and bring me clothes too! Congrats! from what I have seen of your "fixer upper" you guys deserve it. I wish my husband was as gung ho as yours.

Swan Family said...

Congrats!!! I can't wait to see the issue! How exciting!!! I love the outfits too!!!

Hirondelle Rustique said...

That is so awesome! I heard about you guys being featured (while I was on the nest actually) and had to rush over to see if it was true. Congratulations! I can't wait to see it!

SeaWorthy said...

Awww~!
you two will rock the whole thing!
never heard of the magazine, cant wait to seeeeeeeeee


two thumbs up GIRL!
Lisa
coastal nest

Kimberly said...

How very exciting. Congratulations and enjoy this wonderful moment in your life.

Victoria said...

Wow, so exciting. You deserve it after all the hard work. Can't wait to see the article.

Lissie24 said...

CONGRATS!!!! Amazing things happen to amazing people! Have the time of your life!

Elisabeth

Blue Muse said...

Congratulations, Layla!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Holy Moly!!! Congratulations, my dearie!! This is indeed a dream come true. Of course, I would expect nothing less from you two. Can't wait to see the finished article.

Nancy said...

Oh I'm super excited for ya'll!!! Take THAT, HGTV!!!!! Go, Kevin, Go Layla, Go, Go, Go Palmer's!!!

Tiffany said...

Wow! Congratulations, Layla and Kevin! That is so exciting! What an experience that will be! Your house is so fabulous, I was just waiting for it to appear in a magazine! Also, LOVE the outfits that you both chose! You will look amazing, I'm sure of it! : )

Katy said...

Oh MY goodness gracious!!!!!! I'm SO thrilled for the two of you...AWESOME!!!!!!!! I MUST get a subscription NOW, I would NOT want to miss this in Dec. Yay yay!!

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

I am so proud of both of you! I don't know you but feel like I do through the blog and am glad to see a home-state couple get the recognition they deserve. All the best and I'm heading over to subscribe right now!

KK said...

OOOOoooo! A belated Christmas gift--can't wait! You two are going to be just as stinking cute in print as you are here! Can't wait to see all you accomplish in the next 24 hours.

Sarah Ann said...

Do you know if any of the photos will be published on the website? Because I would love to see what happens!

Susan said...

Lucky Lucky you!!! I'm sure it will all look as wonderful as it is. You let those magazine people know that you and your house are the only reason I will be subscribing to the mag. Can't wait to see it.

Ri said...

Congratulation!!!
Your house is wonderful!!!

Rita from Milan- Italy

SarahAnne said...

Wowsuh! Congrats and good luck!!!

Heather D. House said...

So exciting! I just subscribed to the magazine so I can keep your issue. Wow! Can't wait to see it.

Jules said...

Congratulations!! You deserve it, for sure. :)

Angie Lu said...

WOW - that's awesome! So fun... and I love that you still made time to update your blog today for those of us who check it daily/religiously! :) Thank you!

Have a FANTASTIC time tomorrow - you and Kevin are the cutest and I can't wait to check you out in the Nest!!! Congrats!

Angie in Northern California

PS - My eyelid twitches when I get super stressed and don't get enough sleep. It's normal, I think. I hope! LOL

julie said...

wow! how exciting! yall are going to do great! cant wait to hear all about it! i cant wait to see the mag!

Kathy said...

This is SO FANTASTIC! I wish you both the best. Have fun! What a great opportunity.
Can't wait to see the article!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Fun for you! We have a mag coming next month...I am chewing my fingernails (and my betterhalf isn't to helpful in the project front!!)

Let us know how it goes...take lotsa pics!

Diann said...

Exciting stuff! Congratulations...and good luck with everything on your list!

anita said...

i love the outfit ideas you selected...
what a fun experience :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Congrats, girlie! You know I'm excited for you. Can't wait to see it all.

anita said...

what fun...(it will be when your opening the nest issue in a few months)..

i love your outfit picks..cant wait to see what comes next

Gina said...

So exciting and so well deserved!! Have fun!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Congratulations! So exciting. :-)

Amelia said...

I'm so excited for you guys! Congratulations!! Can't wait to hear about it all and see the layout in the mag. Oh, and I love both outfit styles you guys chose!

Jamie said...

CONGRATS!!! That is so awesome!

tale of many cities said...

congrats to you guys!! the Nest is a wonderful magazine! good luck getting it all ready.. and take a deep breath.. and ENJOY EVERY SECOND of the experience!!

many blessings,
-Tracie

Chris said...

What do I even say? I am so so so happy for you guys! I don't even know what The Nest is (should I not admit that?), but I am going to subscribe RIGHT now so I can have my very own issue of my dear friend and prom date, Layla! Congratulations to you both! You've worked hard for it!

Leen said...

Oh my gracious goodness! The wardrobe people!? WOW! very exciting :)
Congrats to you both. Can't wait to see it in print!

Lylah Ledner said...

Yahoo!

Aura said...

I LOVE that magazine, how exciting!! I can't wait to see it. I wonder what all the exposure will do for your business? I bet this will be an amazing opportunity for you guys, and I'm so happy for you!

Sarah said...

SO cool! I'm sure it'll turn out great and I can't wait to see the issue!

Sarah Kate said...

Wow. Congratulations to the both of you. I’m new to your blog, and you truly have inspired me. You and Kevin have deserved this; enjoy it…I’ll look forward to your issue!

-Sarah Kate

geri said...

Layla.
You really make me laugh.
I don't know if it is because I see myself in you sometimes.
You are going to be beautiful, Kevin will be so handsome, and your home will look and feel like an amazing B&B. Welcoming, very creative, and comfy.

I do twitch when the pressure is on. I get feeling like it's the National Lampoon Christmas vacation scene; when everything goes ca-ca.
Cat in the jello mold,Squirrel running up and down the stairs away from the rottweiler, and the colored lights setting the tree on fire. It's that kinda bedlum feeling where you don't exactly know where to start first. Then all of a sudden, the angels music sounds and calm comes over you and it all falls into place.
Breathe deeply. Sleep well. Enjoy the whole experience tomorrow from start to finish.
It will be TERRIFIC. Has to be..You and Kevin are.
Can't wait to read all about it.
Good Luck. geri.

Lori said...

How exciting!! I know that you want to get everything done and perfect ~ but don't forget to SLEEP!! You do not want to look like a raccoon due to lack of sleep!

Beth said...

How exciting! Hope you can put a copy of the story on your blog for all of us to see!

Twice Remembered said...

OH MY! I almost tinkled my pants when I read this! That is SO incredibly exciting, Layla! Oh my goodness! You are going to have a blast, I'm sure, and I CANNOT wait to see you and Mr. TLC and TLC in print! I'm tickled pink! I wish I could be there with you now helping you with your to do list...there never seems to be enough hands when there is a time crunch! {{{Hugs}}}

Amy said...

Congratulations!

Holly said...

Layla Palmer!! That is so awesome, I'm so excited for you guys!!! The Nest just got a new subscriber.... :)

Kiki said...

This is so exciting! I can't wait to see it!

Life As Kristin said...

Huge congrats! Can't wait to pick up the issue. Please keep us updated when it's on the newstands.

Amber said...

how cool!! I wish I had a subscription to them I hope you post pics it! Cute outfits! Ya'll are an adorable couple!

robyn said...

holy crap how exciting is that!? YOU two totally deserve that, I'm excited you are sharing it with US! My eye lid twitches when I'm stressed. Yeah, it's real nice.

Can't wait to hear all the details!
When you say subscription only, does that mean it's not available on newstands like Barnes and Noble. That's probably a stupid question but I'm on pain meds! LOL

Meghan said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting!

(My temple doesn't twitch, but my eye does.)

Beautiful Handmade said...

Oh my gosh how exciting! I can't even imagine. Have fun!

{ L } said...

Congratulations!!! This is BIG news...you must be super excited. It is well deserved.

ALSO, big news in my little world ;)...I posted up the photo ledge I was talking to you about from your website!! I would love for you to see it:

http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/10/walls-wrapped-in-charm.html

Bonnie said...

So happy for you guys! I can't wait to hear how it goes. :)

Enjoy every moment of it!!!

Amber said...

Congratulations! How exciting! Your home is beautiful...even though it isn't "finished" and is a work in progress in your eyes. They are going to make it sparkle in the photographs!

Crafty Niche said...

Wow! I can't wait to hear/read about your experience!

My name is PJ. said...

I'm happy for you, proud of you and can't wait to see photos and read the details!!!! God bless your day today.....

Sharon said...

As a devoted fan, I'm thrilled for you! Your transformations have been incredible! I'm looking forward to seeing it in the magazine...off to order now!

Regina said...

Congratulations! First time I have commented, but have been a fan of your blog. Take time to enjoy it.

Look forward to seeing it.

Regina

3egirls said...

How exciting! Can't wait to hear how it goes and see photos!!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

Wow! That is a dream come true! i'm sure you will have it looking perfecto!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Congrats! That is very exciting. I look forward to seeing the article.

mary said...

Oh, wow! I am not surprised in the least!! I finally got moved and changed my blog from Fight for Life to Paint http://paintmyloveaffair.blogspot.com/

angela said...

This is SO exciting! I am really happy for you. I can't wait to see the magazine.

Sherry Petersik said...

Congrats! That's so exciting! Alistair and David helped shoot our house for the spring issue and it was tons of fun. In fact here's some behind the scenes dirt...

http://www.younghouselove.com/2009/04/a-behind-the-scenes-look-with-the-nest-magazine/

xo,
Sherry (& John)
www.younghouselove.com

Kasey said...

ummm.
yup...
that is exciting!
tooooo cool girlie!

Chez Zizi said...

That is so awesome!!! I can't wait to see the pictures.
Zizette

us said...

Awesome!
I write stuff for the Nest all the time - and you are my new favorite homie blog.
Happy meeting pf two worlds!
H

Sandy said...

so excited for you! ! ! :))))

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

How exciting! I'm full of anticipation and love the outfits, too

lolly said...

Congratulations!

Have you seen the premier edition of this online magazine---Lonnymag.com? Take a look; lots of folks from Domino involved, and lots of great design ideas.

Marie said...

Dear Kevin & Layla - I think I've been under a rock or something! Congratulations on this very exciting news. I've been catching myself up on the whole thing and wanted to send happy wishes your way. This is so thrilling. You both have worked so hard and deserve only the best!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Pure Romance by Brooke said...

Did you ask them to send David Beckham along with the outfit?! ;)

Love the house btw! Looks AMAZING!
and CONGRATS on being published! How exciting!!

-Brooke

tiinalee said...

Your post today (christmas) reminded me of this post...just came back and re-read AND bought a subscription :) Hopefully I'll get a copy of your issue. Love reading your blog and seeing your pictures. Keep it up--there are a lot of us out here who read, but don't post ;) -k

tiinalee said...

I just came back to re-read this post after reading today's post. I also subscribed to the Nest today..a little Christmas present to myself :) I love reading your blog! Keep up the good work--there are a lot of us out here who read regularly, but rarely post!

-kc