as seen on . better homes and gardens

it’s kind of impossible to come up with the right words in situations like this — it’s definitely another of those dream [that i never knew i even had] come true moments. these are photos of the halloween issue of better homes and gardens magazine. inside, you will find a 12-page feature of halloween costumes i designed and photographed.

i don’t really know what to say beyond that. other than this is so incredibly cool. and thank you. thank you to the people at bhg. thanks to mark for putting up with the massive mess that went into creating this, and every other costume, party, and random craft i’ve ever decided needs to be done right now. and thank you to all of you. who come here to check out this little blog, and who pin and share the images i take and crafts i make, and who hire me to photograph your families. we have a pretty good thing going here in pinksugarland, and lots of that is thanks to you 🙂

this is totally reading like an acceptance speech, but whatever. i’m happy, and i’m thankful.

  • August 25, 2014 - 3:22 pm

    shabana - andrea you are so exceptionally talented and deserve all this awesomeness coming your way!!ReplyCancel

    • August 25, 2014 - 9:04 pm

      andrea - thank you so much!!ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 4:22 pm

    LINDSAY GEE - Did you do these in the spring? or summer? Crazzzzy!!! this is amazing! I’m in awe of your talent 🙂ReplyCancel

    • August 25, 2014 - 9:07 pm

      andrea - last fall/winter!! i’ve been holding onto this surprise for a while!ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 5:42 pm

    Kimberly - What an incredible experience for you and your family! You are amazing Mrs. Hanki!ReplyCancel

    • August 25, 2014 - 9:08 pm

      andrea - thank you so much kim!! it was a pretty awesome (and fun!) opportunity for sure!ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 5:42 pm

    cheyanne - awesome…way to go!ReplyCancel

    • August 25, 2014 - 9:08 pm

      andrea - thanks lady!ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 6:44 pm

    Meryl - Ooooh, cannot wait to pick up a copy of this! Well done! Well deserved!! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • August 25, 2014 - 9:10 pm

      andrea - thanks so much! they really did a great job putting it all together — i hope you can find a copy 🙂ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 10:13 pm

    lindz - ahhhh…here it is!!! YAY!! seriously hanki you never cease to amaze & inspire us all!ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2014 - 1:57 am

    Tarnya - So well deserved Andrea. Congratulations!
    Is there any way can see this on the other side of the world? Maybe online?ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2014 - 7:05 am

    Christine - We have our copy of our famous friends! SO proud/excited/happy for you!!ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2014 - 9:57 am

    This is without a doubt completely well deserved.
    Been following you for years and am just so excited for you.
    KUDDOS! And well done.
    Enjoy the fame and blessings! Cute lil fam!ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2014 - 4:45 pm

    April - This is, and you are amazing. Well doneReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2014 - 12:53 am

    Nicole - Oh, Andrea! If anyone deserves to have her work and talent showcased in this way, it is you, my friend. I hope they have copies in Japan so I can pick one up. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • November 1, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    in pictures . monsters and spiders and ghosts oh my [halloween 2014] | adventures in pinksugarland - […] costumes (cupid, scuba diver, dragon and hot air balloon) were ones i had designed for my costume feature in better homes and gardens, the jet pack was a hand me down from a couple of years ago, and the […]ReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2016 - 7:03 pm

    10 Incredible and Easy Kids DIY Halloween Costumes – frugal edmonton mama - […] Hot Air Balloon Costume. This and the next two costumes are gorgeous, and you could tell that there was so much effort that went into them. Andrea Hanki makes beautiful, lovely and thoughtful homemade halloween costumes that always make me smile – you’ll have to forgive me that there are three on the list from the same person (but they are all fantastic). This one takes a bit of thinking ahead, but how fantastic would it be to create? […]ReplyCancel

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