Parenting Magazine Feature


Awhile back I was contacted by someone from Parenting Magazine.

They wanted to know if they could feature one of my creations in an upcoming magazine.

Did I even hesitate? ย Ummm – yes!!!

The magazine came out last month, but I felt silly blogging about it and then I realized, “You know what. This is a big deal for me!!” It’s not like my name, site and picture are in magazines all the time (this is actually a first!)

And I don’t want you to think I’m bragging or tooting my own horn, because I’m not… but I did want to share with you what I learned because of it:


1. This tutorial is not even on my site. It was a contributor/guest post I did for my good friend, Amanda from Amanda’s Parties To Go. My site isn’t a party site, and I know that for a fact they found me through her and her site. It made me realize it’s good to make friends and guest post and what not for others. You never know what could happen because of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

2. It’s not even the best pic… was definitely before the DSLR days, but it was an original idea and it made me realize it’s important to try and be original in a copy-cat world.

Have I seen an increase in traffic because of it? No.

Check Out My Other Recipes

Did they pay me to do it? No.

Have I gotten numerous emails from other magazines wanting to feature my stuff? Of course not!!

I just wanted to share what I learned. ๐Ÿ™‚

{My feature – on pg. 82}

{A close up of my Pin-the-Eye on the Crepe Paper Monster Game I did for Gav’s birthday}

{Love that I was on the same page as my good friends at The TomKat Studio!!}

{My name, site and web address in really, really small print along the crease of the page} ๐Ÿ™‚

To sum up the whole reason why I thought anyone might be interested in reading this is even if you don’t have the connections, or the photography skills, all you need is a simple, fun and original idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

And I know it’s not much to be mentioned in a Size 4 font on the inside margin of a magazine, but to me who in my mind is just a mommy putting my ideas on a blog, it was a pick me up and definitely made my year!


Lil' Luna
Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
Lil' Luna

Latest posts by Lil' Luna (see all)

Lil' Luna
Follow me on Instagram!
contact instagram subscribe g+ twitter pinterest facebook
About Lil' Luna

Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

Leave a Comment


CommentLuv badge


  1. 1

    That is so exciting! What a huge achievement for you–you totally deserve it though! Congrats!
    Lindsay recently posted..PrintRunner {Giveaway}My Profile

    • 2

      Thanks, Lindsay!! You are too kind!! I really appreciate the kind words. You’re the best, my friend!! XO

  2. 3

    Um- HELLOOOOOOO!! That is a CRAZY big deal!!! You SHOULD be tooting your own horn!! Yay for you ๐Ÿ™‚
    Ashton @ Something Swanky recently posted..Sweet Treats & Swanky Stuff ThursdayMy Profile

    • 4

      Thanks, Ashton!! And I just checked out your site!! ADORABLE!! You have great recipes! I’m your newest FB fan. ๐Ÿ™‚ XO

  3. 5

    HELLO CELEBRITY! What an AWESOME thing! I am so excited for you! Even if it isn’t large and in charge, what a cool thing to be able to know that you did! You are amazing.
    McKenzie Guymon recently posted..Being PresentMy Profile

    • 6

      You are so stinkin’ sweet McKenzie!! Thanks for the kind words, my friend!! I REALLY appreciate it!! XO

  4. 7

    That is TOTALLY exciting!! Yay for you!!!

  5. 9

    Oh my gosh!,,Good for you! You have the cutest ideas and such a fun blog. I read every post. I’m so excited for you! Way to go!
    Suzy Burningham recently posted..Mother’s Day and Father’s Day GiftsMy Profile

    • 10

      Thank you so much Suzy!!! I love that you keep coming back!! Readers like you keep me blogging each day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week! XO

  6. 11

    It is a huge deal!! Thanks for telling us about it!

    • 12

      Thanks for making me feel like you guys want to hear about it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great weekend!!

  7. 13

    Um yeah, that’s a HUGE deal! I’d totally blog about it if I landed in a magazine!!! Toot away my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • 14

      You’re too cute, Anna!! Thank you so much!! I’m sure you’ll be in tons of magazines shortly cuz you are just plain awesome and have the best tips!!! FOR REALS!!! XO

  8. 15

    Um… What?! That is so cool!! Awesome! Way to go!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 16

      Thank you, my friend!!! It’s only because of awesome readers like you that keep coming back that continue to inspire me! Thank you for being one of my most faithful followers. ๐Ÿ˜‰ XO

  9. 17

    My friend that is a HUGE deal! Don’t even hesitate to share. Your readers would be mad if you didn’t. That really is so exciting, and very well deserved! You are one of the most talented friends I have. XOXO

  10. 19

    Way cool! Congratulations!
    Whitney recently posted..Pioneer Trek Week – How to Sew a Bonnet TutorialMy Profile

    • 20

      Thanks, girl!!! Miss our walks. We will need to get together soon. We still have to plan that play date!!

  11. 21

    You should toot your own horn! That’s awesome. You have fantastic stuff, thanks for sharing it!!

    • 22

      Thank you, Danielle! So glad you like the projects here. Hope I can continue to be inspired by you guys and come up with fun projects. Have a great day! XO

  12. 23

    This is a huge deal and please toot your own horn so we can all celebrate with you! Fun idea and congratulations!
    Leanne recently posted..May MantelMy Profile

    • 24

      Thank you SOOO much for celebrating with me!! And thanks for stopping by!! Still so sad we didn’t get to really chat at SNAP! ๐Ÿ™

  13. 25

    Whoo Hoo… what a crazy awesome opportunity to be part of a magazine feature (big or size 4 font). Toot your horn girlfriend… it’s just plain nice to have something fun like this come along. Thanks for sharing this with us and for all of your simple original ideas!! [email protected]
    AJ recently posted..Individual Oreo Turtle CheesecakeMy Profile

    • 26

      Your comment was so stinkin’ sweet!! Thank you soooo much!! And you’re right – it’s just plain nice to have had this come up. Thanks again for the kind words!! XO ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 27

    I think it’s a really big deal!!! You’re FAMOUS!!
    Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts recently posted..Origami Crane Rainbow MobileMy Profile

    • 28

      LOL! Don’t know about famous, but it definitely made me feel good!! And thank you for commenting, Mandy cuz you’re pretty famous in my book! XO ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. 29

    Congrats! And that is a big deal…huge.!! Well deserved, too!
    [email protected] recently posted..Gertie, the gossip benchMy Profile

    • 30

      Thank you for the kind words, Janel!! It was a great pick-me-up and definitely made me happy. Hope you have a great weekend!

  16. 31

    I think it is FANTASTIC! It would make my year too! How awesome. Congrats!
    Kim @ Plumberry Pie recently posted..Almost Free Teacher Appreciation GiftsMy Profile

    • 32

      Thank you, Kim!! And thank you for the support! My blog would be nada without amazing readers, like you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. 33

    I think it is super exciting, I would have been shouting it from the rooftops. Congratulations.

    • 34

      Aww, thanks, Robyn!!! It definitely made me feel great and has made my year. Thank you for the kind words. Have a great day! ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. 35

    Congrat’s! That is a big deal and you should feel super proud! I know I would be totally giddy if that happened to me! Good job!
    rebecca lopez recently posted..Birchbox {LOVE}My Profile

    • 36

      Thanks, Rebecca!! That is way too kind!! I was definitely giddy and was a great pick-me-up!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. 37

    this is awesome! way to go!
    kelsey bang recently posted..Mothers Day Dinner Party ๐Ÿ™‚My Profile

  20. 39

    That’s so neat Kristyn!!! Even that four point font on the side is a BIG DEAL!!! Congrats girl! You deserve it!
    Kassi @ Truly Lovely recently posted..Bloggie Bestie โ€“ Allice of Tutu LandMy Profile

    • 40

      Thank you so much for the sweet words, Kassi!! It definitely was a big deal to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for being such a loyal follower and for your support. Couldn’t have done it without you guys! XO

  21. 41

    Congratulations!! What an honor, no matter how small you think it is!!! You must be over the moon!! You SO deserve this!!!!!!
    Chelle Chapman recently posted..Check out this giveaway!!!!My Profile

    • 42

      Awww, thanks Chelle!! That is so sweet of you. I definitely was a bit over the moon. Thanks for stopping by!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. 43

    Toot that horn! You deserve to brag. That’s awesome! Great idea, and good job.
    Kristiana recently posted..A Day Late, but still true.My Profile

  23. 45

    Congrats! That’s exciting for you!!
    Eva Scott recently posted..Spring Has Sprung DecorMy Profile

  24. 46

    You should be super proud! That’s awesome!

  25. 47

    Congrat’s!! That’s pretty exciting and I say “toot” away!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. 48

    That is a HUGE deal. Congratulations!!
    Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It recently posted..Teachers and GraduatesMy Profile

  27. 50

    I think it’s wonderful that you were in the magazine! Congratulations ! I would be quite excited and pleased as well

    Just found your site today and am enjoying the visit : )