Sneak peek – IKEA Family Live feature

I’m going to jump the gun and do the thing you’re not supposed to do. I know divulging such information so early will probably give me luck much on par with smashing several mirrors, but feck it. I cannot contain my excitement. A couple of weeks ago I opened my e-mail one afternoon and there sitting in my inbox … was an e-mail from IKEA Family Live. Heart palpitation central.

They were looking to feature our apartment on their online magazine. Emily Westbrooks of From China Village recommended our home {so many gushy feelings were sent in her direction. I hope they reached you, Em!}, IKEA Family Live checked out my website, liked what they saw and got in contact. Lots of excitement and chaos ensued in the general region of my face over the following days.

I had a week to photograph our apartment, complete the write up and send in all the deets. It was a bit tough as that week we had next to no sunshine. Not to mention I had to include a photo of myself. Which reminds me – thank you sooo much to those of you who left the sweetest comments in response to my seriously hairy level of self doubt re: selfies. You sure know how to make a gal feel better. 
Our home will be the November Member {lolz, I’m so immature} feature on the IKEA Family Live site, so there’s a bit of time between now and then for the dust to settle and for me to get excited about it all over again. It’ll feature some exclusive pictures of our home that I am typically too afraid to photograph. In the mean time, I urge you to check out Emily’s lovely home which was featured as the July IKEA Family Live member, and not to mention her uber fun website
Happy Monday homies! xx A

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  1. Barb_in_GA
    August 5, 2013 / 12:53

    WOW!!! I'm impressed. I'm a huge IKEA fan — if it weren't for IKEA, I'd be living on packing crates, I swear. Well done!

  2. Kim
    August 5, 2013 / 13:02

    Go you! All your hard work and talent get recognised πŸ™‚

    • August 6, 2013 / 07:27

      Aww thank you Kim! All this slaving over a lap top is paying off πŸ˜‰ xx

  3. Anne C.
    August 5, 2013 / 13:20

    Way to go, Alex! I didn't even realize Ikea had an online magazine, but I will be definitely looking from now on. Checked out Emily's place, nice! Have to tell Krystel cause she loves Ikea. Can't wait to see your edition, so excited for you.

    • August 6, 2013 / 07:35

      Thank you Anne! :))) I know – it wasn't until recent months that I heard about the IKEA Family Live online magazine either. I won't be able to contain my excitement come November, so I'm sure you'll know exactly when it comes out πŸ˜‰

      xx A

  4. August 5, 2013 / 20:29

    Yeah, Awesome Alex!

  5. August 5, 2013 / 21:43

    Wow – so impressive!! You're practically a celebrity! Can't wait to see the feature!
    Maria x

  6. August 6, 2013 / 18:37

    Freaking amazing.
    Super chuffed for you!!!!!

  7. August 7, 2013 / 05:44

    whooo hooo that's awesome Alex!! I don't know how you managed to contain that wee secret for as long as you could but lucky for us you could share, cos whoo hoooo, doing a happy dance for ya. All ya awesomeness is paying off.

    • August 8, 2013 / 10:15

      Hahaha, thanks Janine. I can always count on you for a happy dance πŸ™‚

      xx A

  8. August 7, 2013 / 10:42

    So excited to see it in a few months! πŸ™‚

  9. August 8, 2013 / 19:04

    Oh cool, best of luck with it. IKEA contacted me last Summer and asked me to feature too, they put my home in February's online magazine. I am a bit disappointed now as February's edition is no longer available from what I have gathered. Hope you enjoyed it as much as me. Looking forward to seeing your feature too πŸ™‚

    All things nice…

    • August 12, 2013 / 11:46

      I noticed that too! I tried creeping your feature, but it's no longer available. Big time sad face. When my time comes, I will make sure to save the page so I have a copy of it for later reference.

  10. August 11, 2013 / 12:15

    I wish I could see it in real life! Do you use a lot if IKEA products in your place? I'm definitely going to check it out!

    • August 12, 2013 / 11:44

      Thanks Liz πŸ™‚ We have a fair amount of IKEA stuff, but it's not overwhelming. The most would be in our living room. If I could, I would definitely invest in their larger pieces.

      Wait … does this mean you have never been?!

      xx A