Hello everyone, hope you all had a fab weekend! I have some very exciting news to share with you today, and I’ve been waiting a long to time to announce it. A few months ago I was contacted by my favorite magazine and the proposal was to partner with them as a contributor. I was invited to have an exclusive column, or actually, a new blog, on this magazine’s site. After several months of working out the details, I am very excited to announce that I have a new design blog over at Better Homes and Gardens.
The blog is Centsational Style, and its focus is all the best in home design, from tips on decorating, to perspectives on color, to design trends, and from time to time I’ll be sharing some DIY projects too. This really is a dream come true for me, and I’m finally able to share it with you all today. Check out my second blog on the Better Homes & Gardens website!
Don’t worry, nothing around here will change! The CG site is not going away, I’ll still be blogging regularly right here, in fact I have several projects to feature in the upcoming weeks, but now you can get a double dose here at CG and now over at Centsational Style! I’ve got a lot of great ideas stored up for the new blog and you’ll find three new articles a week, I hope you’ll bookmark the site! Feel free to suggest topics too.
To get you up to speed, there are four articles for your reading enjoyment, click on the images below to take you there!
I must issue a HUGE thank you to all of you who have helped make this a reality. Your readership and frequent visits have brought me to this day, so thank you for all of your support!
And a big welcome to all the new readers out there coming over from BH&G today, hello! Read more about me in the About page, and be sure to check out the Project Gallery and Style Files for even more projects and articles to inspire.
In other news, were starting a huge outdoor project today, the rear courtyard is finally getting resurfaced but it’s a big job! I’ll have lots to share about that in the next week or so. Also the first of the Fair Weather Link Parties start tomorrow, and I’ve picked some ‘out of the box’ subjects, the first one is Kitchen Gadgets, so link up your kitchen stories and the culinary tools you love (or hate!) tomorrow. I’ll share a few of mine too.
The party posts at 7 a.m. PST, see you then, and enjoy the new articles and the new blog over at Better Homes & Gardens.
All the best,
Congratulations, Kate! That’s fantastic news, and I’m sure you will do a fantastic job keeping both blogs interesting and current. Although…you’ve just added another blog for me to add to my Google Reader just when I’m trying to thin them out, but I’ll forgive you for that!!!
Great job Kate. Now you can help even more people with your new endeavor.
Congratulations! I noticed you recently removed the xoxo from your signature…maybe to be more professional? I notice these details! Here’s to say lots of xoxos to you on your new site!
So happy for you !
May I ask if you’ll be posting links on this site ? I’m following a bunch of blogs too, and I try to control the amount of reading I do, but I’ll love to check out your articles from this website. I’m sure Better homes and gardens won’t object, and it’ll make it easier for your readers to follow you !
Absolutely Loora, I’ll try to remind everyone of the new content once a week – perhaps in the weekend roundups!
Congratulations! Well deserved. You have such an eye and everything always looks so classy that I am not surprised at all. All the best to you new endeavor with BH&G!!!
Oops, sorry for the typo…….should read “your new endeavor”
Way to go Kate! I’m so glad you and your great ideas will be getting an even bigger audience! Best of Luck!
Congrats! You deserve it! So excited that I have twice as much Centsational Girl!
NO WAY!! That’s just awesome news! Congratulations!
Wow, what a wonderful thing! I am sure you will be a success! I will definately be reading!
Congrats Kate!!! This is absolutely well-deserved!!! I come visit you every day and I’m sure I’ll be doing the same thing, but twice, now also in BHG… Best wishes… and keep on!!! You do a great job!!!
Congrats Kate!!!! That is just awesome news! So excited for you and this new adventure.
Super excited for you! Perfect fit!
Wow, that is awesome news!! Congratulations.
I just got goosebumps! That is SO exciting! Very happy for you and me b/c I love BHG too!
Thanks so much everyone, I’ve been waiting to tell you for months! It will be more work but it’s not really “work” when I love the subject matter so much!
congratulations. Love reading your blog, and now I’ll get a double dose.
Congrats! Can’t wait to see your articles!
Congratulations! I am so exicted for you. I can’t wait to read your new blog.
Congratulations, Kate! I am so excited for you. You are very deserving of this, and I can’t wait to follow along!
Congratulations!! I love that you’re realising dreams and growing in new directions!
Wow thats amazing! You have such a great blog so I’m not surprised – Congrats & can’t wait to read more:)
Kate, this is fantastic news! Congratulations! Yours is one of my favorite blogs and I’m so excited to be able to enjoy twice the fabulousness (that’s a word, right?)
Congratulations Kate! This is a well deserved event!! I’m very happy-I’ll have you on my computer and my favorite magazine :-)
You go girl!!!! So exciting !! On my way to check it out now:)
This is fantastic! Congratulations!!!!!
Congratulations! This is very well-deserved. Good for you!
Congratulations! That is wonderful news. I will definitely be checking out your blog on there too.
That is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations. You deserve it. I might just subscribe to read what you have to show and say. ;-)
How thrilling! I for one am very happy to hear that CG won’t be going away.
Looks like I couldn’t have picked a happier day to become a new reader! Congrats!!! I LOVE the indigo color spotlight.
Congratulations! This is fabulous news – you are perfect for this!
This is so exciting! You are perfect for the job! I can’t wait to start reading
This is so amazing … Congrats!
So happy to be getting a double dose of you daily!
Wheee!!!! More Kate! Congratulations on the accomplishment. I’m really looking forward to following you in both locations.
This is beyond exciting!! congratulations and BHG is lucky and smart to have you on board. Good luck in your future endeavors!! Kathysue
A huge congratulations on your new endeavor! Super exciting!
How exciting for you, congrats! That is also a dream of mine! I would love to be a contributor to a magazine or website. Gah, so much fun!! Hopefully being on HGTV will help me with my dream!
Congratulations! And so well deserved! You have really worked hard on your blog, and i believe you have really created a product for yourself. You have impeccable style. I always thought your blog was like a magazine, anyways! How exciting! I will definitely check out your BHG blog!
Kate, Congrats!! That is great news and I am sure that it will be fantastic. I love that magazine too.
That is so exciting! Congratulations!
So deserving! Can’t wait to see more!
Proud of you!!!!!
Congrats to you!! Megan
Big congrats to you!
Congratulations Kate…..BHG is also my favorite magazine and I am a magazinaholic!! I can only imagine how excited you are about this!!! Can’t wait to check it out!!
Just read all of your articles on BHG. Love them! I especially love all the pictures, but you’ve always done a great job at including pictures! Congrats!
PS- I’m creating a baby nursery and now I’m considering tangerine and indigo! :)
Wonderful news! So happy for you!
Congrats! How awesome is this?! You must be thrilled! Off to check it out now.
Congratulations, Kate! That’s wonderful!
Congrats Kate! Well deserved for sure! Can’t wait to check it out!
Congratulations! So excited for you!
Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you (and for myself since I now get to read more of your content!) :)
Congratulations, Kate!! I am so excited for you. :) I know your new blog will be a huge success. The title is perfection!
You know, this just means at some point you’ll need to acquaint yourself with the hometown of BHG/Meredith Publishing… Des Moines IA! I’d be happy to show you what the great DSM has to offer :)
Great news about the new blog!
Hello from a Long time reader. Many congratulations. You deserve this. Ur ideas and ur creativity is fabulous.
Congratulations, Kate! That is so exciting! I’m so happy for you!
I’m so stinkin’ happy for you. Once it’s 5 o’clock, I will toast my glass of red to you!
Congratulations!!! Aah! I always get teary-eyed whenever I read or see someone’s dream comes true. I’ve got a big smile on my face for you!!!
Congrats! That is a big deal. I am so happy for your success.
Congratulations!! I stumbled upon your blog back in the summer of 2010 and have read it daily since then. Your blog is definitely my fav–I’m excited for you and look forward to getting a double dose of CG :-)
Congrats! Can’t wait, CS and BHG, my two favorite reads!
My favorite magazine and my favorite blog..a perfect marriage!
Congratulations, that is GREAT news!
I’m so happy to hear the good news! I love your site and am so glad you will add a second! Congratulations on teaming up with BH&G! My subscription with them just expired and you can bet I will now renew it!
Congratulations Kate! I love you blog and I’m so looking forward to reading your new column in Better Homes and Gardens as well.
Congratulations! You totally deserve it! Can’t wait to read all the great articles!
Congratulations Kate, so excited for you! xo Jenna
Congrats Kate! :-)
Congrats Kate!! I have thoroughly enjoyed your site for over a year now, and you were actually my #1 inspiration in starting my own blog! You work hard, and your work shows that. Congrats to you!! I can’t wait to get a double-dose of your bloggy goodness :)
I’m so excited for you Kate!! I’ve been a Centsational Girl fan for two years and enjoy everything you blog about, you will be an amazing addition to Better Homes and Gardens. Many blessings on your new endeavor :)
WOW! What an awesome opportunity! Your blog already inspires so many people, this will enable you to reach even more. Congratulations. :)
Kate, a huge (and well-deserved) congratulations to you! Your blog has offered so much inspiration to so many – I’m excited that I’ll get a double-dose of your ideas! Fantastic! Talk about a dream job! :-)
Wow, congratulations! That is such amazing news!
Congrats! Now so many more will be able to enjoy your blog and put to use your fabulous ideas and techniques. Cheers!!!
Congrats Kate! I’m so excited for you and look forward to seeing what new inspirations you’ll be blogging about.
That is sincerely amazing and well deserved!!
Congratulations and blessings on your new journey ahead!
That is SO SO exciting! Congrats to you – you deserve it. You do such a great job and have an impeccable eye for style!
Hi Kate – Way to go!! XO
Wow! The best design blogger with the best decorating magazine. Perfect! Congratulations to you, Kate!
What an amazing opportunity!! Congrats!!!
Congratulations! I’m a recent blog follower, but a HUGE fan already! Better Homes and Gardens is lucky to have you:)
Congratulations! I love reading your blog so I will definitely have to check out your new one over at Better Homes and Gardens. Don’t forget to rest with all the blogging you will be doing.
congratulations! that is a really great opportunity! looking forward to checking it out
How cool is that? I’m connecting to BHG so I can get your posts regularly! :)
Yay!!! kate, this could not have happened to a sweeter person. I am so excited for you and for me! Now I will have double the centsational blog fun. I look forward to each and every post. Way to go!!
Congrats Kate!!! So exciting for you and us!!! You are so full of talented ideas, projects, etc. I am often wondering after I read your post..”How does she come up with this stuff?” You definitely deserve this!!!
Congratulations Kate! I read your blog daily and now look forward to getting more of my obsession through reading your second blog. This is just Centsational!!
WOW! awesome news! big fat congrats! it is so well deserved.
You go girl! Congrats. So nice to see your talents being rewarded.
Congratulations Kate! So excited for you…as this is your dream come true, and so excited for us…as we now get a double dose of Centstional posts!
Wow, what an unbelievable honor! Go you!
What wonderful news and so well deserved.
OMG Kate, that is some AMAZING news!!! Congrats!!! I can’t wait to see what you blog about over on BHG too now. Awesome….double the dose of Centsational Girl/Style!!! You desire this Kate!!! :)
That’s amazing, congratulations!! You totally deserve it. But I’m also really glad that you’ll still be blogging for yourself too! :)
Whoo hoo! Congratulations!
Another place to share your creative ideas and upbeat personality. I really enjoy your “can do” attitude. You have inspired me to tackle projects that I never would have considered before reading
your blog. I congratulate you on your new endeavor and look forward to more Centsational inspiration.
Congratulations! I think you’ve hit the big time now! Can’t wait to read your articles over at BH&G!
Congrats! That’s awesome news!
Congratulations, Kate! That’s so exciting! you deserve it. :)
Congratulations Kate! This will be such a wonderful combination with your ideas, and all of the resources of BH&G, I think this might be a match made in Heaven! I am so proud of you Kate, and so happy that you will be able to inspire others, the way you have inspired me!
This is such great news, Congratulatins once again!
Hugs from SC
Congratulations Kate- SO happy for you!!
I love your blog and i’ve subscribed to bhg for years (and read my mom’s copy for years before that). What a great combination! wishing you continued success in all your enterprises.
That is so exciting!! Congratulations!!
Congratulations Kate, you deserve it.
Congrats! You have definitely earned it!
!!!! Way to go, Kate! Those folks over at BH&G made a wise choice. Can’t wait to follow along over there!
Yay, yay, yay! What exciting news! You deserve it, congratulations! Who doesn’t need a little extra Kate in their week?! ;)
That is FABULOUS news! Congratulations to you, Kate. That is inspiring =)
Congratulations! You have beautiful style and writing, a perfect fit!
I can’t tell you how many design blogs I’ve scrolled through in the last week that had a photo of room in it that looked like something you would design… until I looked closer and realized the photo was actually from your blog!
Congrats Kate! Awesome news!!
Wow – congratulations! I love your blog, I love BH&G, and now I can love you both together! I have gotten so many ideas and DIY instruction from you – you’re such an inspiration! Very well deserved!!
Wow! Huge congrats to you…that is beyond exciting!
Hi Kate, as a reader who’s been following you from early on, I’m so happy to see this news. Congratulations!!!
Wow! So exciting! Congrats! I’m obsessing over indigo, too :)
Congratulations!! You’ll be great over on BHG!!
Congratulations! Now a good magazine is going to get even better. Will have go get a subscription.
Congratulations! Now I have another reason to love BHG.
AMAZEBALLS Kate! I’m all over it and can’t wait to start reading! Congrats!
congrats! awesome sauce for you and for me–i get extra centsational posts each week. enjoy your new adventure.
I am so happy and thrilled for you, Kate! Congratulations! I will head over to your new blog now to check it out…
Wow, wow, wow!! Congrats!!
Congrats to you Kate, they are lucky to have you!!!
I am so super excited for you and what an amazing opportunity! Can’t wait to follow you over on one of my most favorite websites!
Congrats my friend!
Congratulations! One more blog to be added on my everyday must reads!
How exciting! Congratulations!
Congratulations! Well deserved! I can’t wait to see more!
Congratulations Kate! So excited for you that all your hard work, perseverance and determination have paid off and that your dream is coming true. Wishing you much success! Cheers ;)
How exciting!! Congratulations! :)
AMAZING!! What a dream come true for you! I am a long time subscriber to BH&G and you will be a perfect fit! Can’t wait to get my double dose! Can I live vicariously through you?
Congrats Kate! :)
Fabulous! You work so hard. You definitely deserve it! Best wishes and continue having fun!
Congrats, Kate. You truly are an inspiration.
Love your site.
This sounds like exciting news indeed! BH&G could use some updating on their website and you will be a welcome addition. Good luck and I’ll be checking in often.
WOW–congratulations! What an honor and perfect fit for you!
Such exciting news, Kate! Two of my favorites teamed together, wishing you success beyond your wildest dreams!!
Wow, Kate, I’ve been following you for a while now, and I am JUST SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Congratulations and ENJOY it!
Congratulations! I am so happy for you to have another avenue to share all the wonderful projects you do, and information. I have followed your blog for a while and it is one that I always read when there is a new post.
So exciting! Congrats. Can’t wait to read more goodness from you on the BH&G blog, too!
Congratulations! It’s great to see your wonderful talents recognized. I look forward to checking out the magazine articles.
Wow you must be on cloud 9! Congratulations!!!!!
Amazing – congrats! Well deserved, this blog is my favorite go to for home stuff.
Congrates Kate, love your stuff
yay!! congrats to you- so well deserved!! And to think we all “knew you when”…… :-)
Awesome news! Always love your posts so now I’ll check you out on BH & G, too! :)
I am soooooooooo happy for you!!! Congratulations Kate!!!
So well deserved. You are one talented chick!! Congrats!
I immediately went over to subscribe to Centsational Style, and I clicked the envelope that says “Follow Centsational Style” But instead of the usual subscribing form there was an email format to send you a question. I’m not very tech savvy; so I’m confused. How do I subscribe to your new blog?
You are so talented!! I am really looking forward to reading your new blog!
Congratulations & best wishes.
Congrats to you!!! You are awesome! Will be following! :)
Congratulations Kate, you totally deserve it, you work so hard!
Sincere congrats, Kate! So well deserved!
Wow! Congrats, Kate!! So happy for you! And happy for those BH&G readers who don’t already follow your blog! Love the indigo article- it’s my fav!!
Way to go!
NO NO NO WAY! This is incredible news, Kate!! I feel like a good friend just landed a huge promotion doing a job she loves!! And since I am your #1 fan, I consider it a compliment that the savvy people at BHG agree with me! You are sooooo amazing at all you do, and this just goes to show it! Congratulations!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What an exciting time for you.
Congratulations! I’m running over to take a peek now!
Congratulations! I’m a brand new follower here, but thrilled for you none the less! Now I can get a double dose of Centsational Girl! Woo Hoo!!
Oh, wow! That’s so exciting. Congratulations, Kate! Can’t wait to check it out. They were so smart to hire you! :)
Congratulations!!! Your blog is a daily read for me. I am sure this is only the beginning of many huge projects on your horizon. You inspire me!
Congratulations Kate! You’ve worked hard for this! Wishing you nothing but continued success.
Congratulations!!!! It’s one ofm y favorite magazzines too!!!
What exciting news!!! Congratulations! Well deserved! Can’t wait to check it out and get a double dose of Centsational Girl!
So so so flippin’ awesome!! I don’t know any blogger who works harder (& still maintains a humble demeanor) than you & I’m so thrilled for you! Well deserved, my friend. Exciting times are ahead!
This is exciting – Congrats.
Congratulations!! Can’t wait to see what you do over there. :-D
That is huge news—congratulations!
Congrats!! Now one for all of us downsizers
“Do you hear that rumble in the distance? That is the Baby Boomers – they are getting ready to retire. On January 1st, 2011 the very first Baby Boomers turn 65. Millions upon millions of them are rushing towards retirement age”
and most of us do not feel old but do have physical limitaions, climbing ladders, lifting heavy objects.
and even though we love our things, it is time to shed some and update
Wish I had your talent, but please devote once a week post for us, or whatever
Very impressive.. I had written of BHG for home design, now I have changed my mind. Hot stuff!!
I am a hug fan of you and I could not be happier. Your designs are absolutely beautiful and it does not surprise me that Better Homes and Garden has taken you. Wishing you the most success,
Thank you so much Blanca, and everyone who has shared in the excitement!
Fantastic news, you have great style, am well impressed!
Congratulations Kate! That’s amazing news.
I cannot even come close to knowing just how excited you must be! Congrats and well deserved! I look forward to reading the new blog! On my home girl side…YOU ROCK, superstar!
Congratulations!! That’s so exciting!
That is fantastic news Kate! Congrats! Cheers!
Congrats!!! How wonderful .. one of my fave blogs with one of my fave magazines (yeaaaah!!!). Better Home & Gardens is one of the few mags that I still get in print. SO GREAT to see that u r now a contributing writer w/ur own column on their site .. yeeeaaah!
I just found out about this site and your new one today. I am so happy for you. It is alway time to celebrate when someone who is independent and creative gets to contribute through a well know magazine or organization. Wishing you the very best.
Thanks so much LeAllyson, and everyone!!
Woo-Hoo, so happy for you! I love BH&G, have subscribed to it for years. I’ll love it even more now!
Congratulations, Kate! Such exciting news and so well deserved!
Yaayyyy!!! Love your blog…cannot wait to see what you do!! Congratulations!
That is fabulous! Congratulations.
Congratulations. You do beautiful work and I’m so happy for you!
Wow! That’s awesome news! Congratulations! I will definitely stop buy as that is one of my all time favorites!
Holy smooooooookes!!! I somehow missed this and just saw “big announcement” on your facebook post. Oh my goodness the biggest congrats from the east coast to the west coast! They are lucky to have you :) Enjoy!!!
First time commenter, long time follower. :-) Big congratulations to you. What a dream come true and very well deserved.
So kind Mel, thank you so much!
Congratulations, Kate! Can’t wait to read your new blog!
How exciting for you! Congratulations. You deserve this. Your blog is fabulous!