Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Little "Mother's Day Happy"!

Yes, this is one of Birmingham's best magazines…as well as one of the most respected…those two don't always go hand in hand…they definitely do in this case! I couldn't be more proud to have my son and his construction company in two of their featured articles this month! So, since it's almost Mother's Day weekend I thought it only fitting to share it with you!
There are so many different things that I'm proud of about all three of my children but when one of them is in "print" I will always stop and take notice! And rightfully so! 
Mitch Bradford, you've made me proud since 5:46 p.m. February 12th, 1984.

He never even told me about this! I hear about his talent and I hear my friends and his customers that I meet sing his praises! They always talk about Mitch and David and their incredible company and tell me what a fabulous job they do! They love their work and they really love their work ethic! That almost means more to me than their actual "creations"!

( seriously, do you see his name in print there?)
Ok, Cathy…I am confessing here…I didn't know what you were talking about when I first ran into you at Publix a few months ago! I pretended like I did! I remember feeling stupid and that I hoped you didn't notice! I hope I pulled it off! I had no idea that Mitch and David would be featured in such a wonderful way! Thank you for allowing them to do that! I know they earned it….but thank you!

What a fun project to work on! And what fabulous experience to gain from this architect, Cherri Pitts.

I must confess as his mother that sometimes I am awestruck! I'm often awestruck at just his wonderful ability as a husband and as a father…but then I'm seriously awestruck at the work he was always designed to do…the work that he succeeds at…his creativity….his craftmanship that is a gift that was given to him from day one.

Oh, and I certainly loved this second feature! It truly screams Saunders Bradford! I love it! One day…I promise you we will use them to totally redo our entire home! I so don't want to leave this neighborhood or our lot…and I know Mitch and David are the perfect ones to help make our dreams come true! You should have seen my pantry they just did when all of my shelves collapsed! What an angel to come to my rescue!

This is Mitch's work at it's finest and I can tell just from reading these articles that his heart and soul were in every part of it! I love the fact that whatever Mitch does it is done with integrity. And one thing the clients probably don't ever think about when they first hire him is this…he will only do a job to the best of his ability! He will put his heart and soul into every aspect of it. Otherwise, he wouldn't feel right about it and he wouldn't be happy about it. And more than anything, Mitch wants to be pleased and happy about what he does and he expects his work to reflect that. And even more than that, he wants the customer to be pleased. Wow…isn't that refreshing?

So yes, this is a very biased blog post! But, it's Mother's Day…
( almost!) And Saunders Bradford is amazing! I'm more than proud to not only be Mitch's mom…but also a good friend to David Saunders! This has always been their dream….they seriously have been doing this for as long as I can remember!
Thanks for taking the time to look at these great articles in Birmingham Home and Garden Magazine. 
Thank you to the editor, Cathy Still McGowin and her expertise at picking out just the right builders, designers, architects, you name it…to make Birmingham Home and Garden the magazine we've all come to know and love! I wouldn't expect any less from it!
I hope you will all pick up a copy of this wonderful magazine if you get a chance to!

(Please disregard that in one of the source sections he is referred to as Mike…his name is Mitch!)


  1. This is fabulous, Carolyn! I have my copy but haven't read it yet! Can't wait to see.
    Congratulations to Mitch.

  2. Congrats to Mitch...have a wonderful Mothers Day!

  3. Congratulations and how exciting for Mitch and his business... I am sure it is so well deserved and that his work will only go from strength to strength...
    I think we mothers are allowed to be proud... don't you... ;)
    HAve a wonderful weekend... xv

  4. I didn't even know you had a grown (designer) son!! That is so exciting. And SO amazing that he is in print!! What gorgeous work. And just like a boy not to tell you, huh?? You SHOULD be so proud!

  5. Carolyn congratulations to your son! What expertise! I can understand how very proud you must be!
    Happy Mother's Day!

    Art by Karena

  6. How exciting Carolyn! You must be a proud mom! Happy Mother's Day to you!

  7. GEEZ.......
    how amazing is the paneled bathroom??

    happy mothers day my friend

  8. Carolyn Happy Mothers Day!
    I can see why you are rightfully proud of your son.
    How exciting to see his work in such an esteemed magazine!

    Art by Karena

  9. Wow that is amazing! What a great feature and such beautiful work! I dont think I have ever seen the wood paneling in bathroom, I love how the white tub pops against the wood.