“The Cabin” in Country Woman Magazine

I’m excited to announce Creative Cain Cabin and Dolly Parton are both on the cover of Country Woman Magazine August/September 2014 Edition. Can you tell who’s who?? Wow I wish I looked as good as Dolly. Before I forget there’s a 4 page spread inside of our Colorful Diy Log Cabin Kitchen that hit’s the news stands Monday July 7, 2014. And here’s a little irony I just couldn’t pass up. Dolly and I were both married in the same wedding chapel in Tennessee, and now we are both on the same magazine cover. I’m getting a good chuckle here….Dolly and my paths are obviously meant to cross some day. 

Log Home Kitchen Featured in Country Woman Magazine | Creative Cain CabinLet me tell you a little about how this whole process began. I got an email back in March from the Editor of Country Woman Magazine, stating they would like to run “The Cabins Kitchen” in their Fall edition. They have a regular feature called “My Country Kitchen” and they felt their readers would like a peek into our colorful cabins kitchen. I read the email and decided I would think about it and get back to her. Well the next day I received another email through my Photography Blog asking if I had got the original email. I sometimes like to think before I leap and after a few days I did reach out to her and arrange a phone interview. 

Colorful DIY Log Cabin Kitchen | Creative Cain CabinThen next step was a call from the writer with a list of questions like the DIY process, the green factor, color choices, materials used, and favorite aspects of the kitchen. The interview took about an hour, and I was quite surprised how much she knew about me an my family. She obviously did her homework and read through several posts on the blog. We also discussed compensation, since they would be using all my photos. After that was negotiated and finalized I received an email from the Art Director with a list of photos they would like to use. This is where it’s important to always shoot in RAW….magazines can’t use poor quality photos, luckily for me that is how I shoot and was able to send them over high resolution photos for publishing. 

A few perks besides being compensated are: Country Woman will promote the article on their FB fan page, the blogs URL would be listed in the article, and I would be given full photo credits. It sounds like the perfect gig to me πŸ™‚

Fall Kitchen | Creative Cain Cabin | Country Woman MagazineThe next step was an email of the written article. I was to read it and make sure there wasn’t any errors in our names or product descriptions. Once I gave it the thumbs up it was just a waiting game for it to come out on the news stands. So far I don’t have an actual copy πŸ™ Country Woman was in the middle of an office move and overlooked getting one out to me and the latest edition isn’t on the shelves where I live. I know several of you have emailed me saying you have seen the article and have the magazine, thank you everyone for letting me know. If you would like to see the digital version you can find it at Country Woman’s site. As for me I am anxiously awaiting for it to be in the stores here, it will be fun to see my kitchen in print. 



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  1. I’m so thrilled for you, Dawn! Well-deserved, my friend. And you’ve passed on some valuable advice about taking photos, shooting in raw (something I still have to master) and all of steps that go into being in a magazine. I haven’t seen a copy around here yet, but I’m definitely going to keep my eye open.

    Congratulations, my friend!


    1. Claudia, I bet you won’t find a copy either it seems to be east of Chicago is the area that doesn’t have them.

  2. Congratulations, Dawn ~ you have done such a beautiful job with your cabin and your photography, you totally deserve to be published. I’m so happy for you! And btw, I love Dolly but you look much more beautiful and natural than she does ~ just sayin’!

  3. Well done Dawn, I’ll be looking to browse through a copy of the magazine and be proud to say I chat with Dawn on a regular basis. πŸ™‚

    1. Just popped over to see the article on their website and it looks fabulous. Your photos are amazing, as always. Congrats once again. There are going to be lots and lots of readers drooling over your kitchen.

      1. Linda, I have seen the digital version but can’t wait to get my hands on a printed copy.Thanks for taking the time to look πŸ™‚

  4. Congrats! A very nice article!

    1. Thank you Diane, I sure hope I find the magazine soon.

  5. Parton is her last name

  6. All I can say is Congrats and IT’S ABOUT TIME! So proud of you and happy for you too. I will look for the mag when I’m out later. Hope I can find it.

    1. Ann thank you so much. You are a treasure in a friend πŸ™‚

  7. Congrats Girl. This is so awesome. I love the digital copy of your feature and I cannot wait for the hard copy to hit the stores. Dawn your beautiful cabin is so deserving of this honor. So happy for you.

    1. Kris, you are always an encouraging friend thank you for being so sweet πŸ™‚

  8. Going out to get my copy today! Congrats dawn, so happy for you and well deserved! Fabulous magazine to be in.

    1. Thanks Debbie, I hope you find a copy it seems any place east of Chicago can’t find them.

  9. How fun to see your wonderful kitchen featured in the magazine.

    I love to see your brightly colored kitchen and those green chairs.

    Hope you get a copy soon and I will try to find one at Barnes and Noble.

    1. Carol, thanks for looking good luck finding one πŸ™‚ Let me know if you do please.

    1. Aw how sweet Diane, thank you for the kind words.

  10. Woohoo Dawn! I am going to look for a copy of the magazine, and I will show it to my friends and say, “I know her and her fabulous kitchen!” So much deserved and I have a feeling that this is only the beginning of many more good things to come.”

    1. Thank you Jane πŸ™‚ You are so sweet. I hope you find a copy, Im not having much luck here.

  11. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    I’m in Pennsylvania and I have my copy..It is a very nice article..you did a great job with the photos!

    1. Nancy so glad to hear you found one. I just got mine yesterday and haven’t even had a chance to open it yet.

  12. I’m so excited for you, Dawn! I just looked at the digital article ( looks wonderful!) I’m sure the publisher will get you your print copy soon. I’ll keep an eye out for it here in Colorado πŸ™‚

    1. Jeanette, thank you for taking the time to look. I got my copy in the mail today πŸ™‚

  13. WOW! Congratulations! You do a good job and your pictures are always perfect! What exactly does RAW mean? I don’t have a fancy camera but maybe some day I will. Can’t wait to get my copy! πŸ™‚

    1. Bev, RAW is the shooting method where all the information is present allowing you to make any needed photo correction. In many cases you can turn a horrible photo into something great.

    1. Thank you Angie πŸ™‚ it was such a fun experience.

  14. This is so exciting Dawn, I’m going to run to the store this morning and see if I can find a copy. You deserve the recognition for your DIY skills but also for your wonderful photography. Congratulations.

    1. Thank you Char I hear Meijer’s has them on the shelves now πŸ™‚

  15. Congratulations on a very lovely kitchen and colorful article! you did a great job with the photos and the dΓ©cor!

  16. Congratulations, Dawn. So very well deserved. I can’t wait to see the magazine. xo Laura

    1. Laura, I finally got a copy yesterday, it was so fun to see.

  17. Dawn, that is SO exciting! I can’t wait to get my mitts on a copy! Hey, Greg wants to know what city you live in? He had to spend a week in Saginaw a few weeks ago. He goes back again next week. Are you close to Saginaw?
    XO Kris

    1. Kris, Internet has been down so I am late getting back to you. I so wish you were coming. Glad you caught me by text.

    1. Shirley I hope you find one too. Thank you for stopping in πŸ™‚

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