Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Romantic Homes Mag Feature & ScotchBlue Winner

October 2011 Cover of Romantic Homes magazine
 has something extra special about it.
See where it says~ 
10 Ways to whiten a space
Well, that is a feature I was asked to contribute after the regional editor
read my blog one day where I talked about whitening a room.
You just never know WHO is reading YOUR blog!
That is when I learned I had to take all my pics in high resolution,
because those are the only pics they can print in a magazine.
So exciting, waiting months to see what it is going to look like,
how the magazine people are going to use your words and pics 
and put it all together for a national audience.
My issue finally came in the mail...
many days after others had received theirs.
This time I did not run out to a bunch of stores hunting it down.
I wanted to see how it felt just getting it in the mail~
and it felt really cool! 
And it STILL feels cool!
Look, I am in the ta da section~that's cool, right?

Here is the article featuring my tips and pics of my house.


Some of my room decor has changed~
 from very white to having a little more pattern and color.
Maybe I will have to write another feature
 about changing things around all the time!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now, here are the three winners of the
 Scotch Blue party that will be getting free samples:
  1. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
  2. Cindy @ Adventures of the Singing Quilter
  3. Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish
Please send me your full name and mailing address so
ScotchBlue can mail you your free samples.

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45 comments:

Katie said...

Congratulations! Your home is beautiful and magazine worthy. Can't wait to get a copy of Romantic Homes.

Lori said...

I am so excited for you! I was thinking the same thing about how much your room has changed since the article pictures. I'll have to run out and pick up a magazine. Congrats. Lori

Gail said...

Congratulations Amy! A well deserved feature. Your home is beautiful.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Congrats Amy! Can't wait to get my copy. That's awesome!

d. reyné said...

Woo Who!
How cool is that! Congratulations my friend!
I love the tips you gave too!
Have a great day!
Donna

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations, Amy! You must be thrilled!

I'm thrilled to have won! I actually started a painting project late last night and I was going crazy without tape. This will come in VERY handy! Thank you! Email coming. : )

Liz said...

Congratulations! I'm loving this issue! :) That would be such a dream come true. Congrats to the winners too. :)

~Liz

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Congrats, Amy. You are keeping secrets from us. If anything is a "wow" this is. You are writing for a magazine, for Pete's sake!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Congratulations on your feature, Amy. I'm not surprised at all. You have a beautiful home, and great taste. Thanks for visiting, and for the compliment. To answer your question, yes, I used a slightly transparent glaze on the chandie. The silver was for my candelabra.

The enchanted home said...

So exciting Amy!!! Its really well deserved and your home looks AMAZING in the spread. They chose well. Congrats to the winners too....my famous friend!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Wow! This is so super! :-)

I'm loving seeing your home. I just clicked on "Tour our home" and I'm so impressed!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

How exciting Amy!! Congrats!!!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Yayyyy Amy!!! Congratulations!!
I need to go find it ~ I didn't even know October's was out yet ~
Your photos are gorgeous!!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! Sooo excited for you:) YOur home is so beautiful, I am not surprised that it made it into a magazine.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

Wow that is so cool to have featured pictures, and why not your room is so beautiful. Congratulations!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Way to go, Amy! I'll be on the look out for that issue. You have created a beautiful home which we all enjoy seeing on your blog but to see thoses photos in print...Wow, that must be an awesome feeling! Congratulations!! So happy for you!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Ohhh Congratulations Amy!!!

Simply Me said...

Congratulations!!! Looks Amazing!! Love it, i will go get a copy..

Divine Theatre said...

Um...*shuffles feet nervously*...May I have your autograph?
Congratulations on your well deserved recognition!

Jenny said...

Congratulations on the Magazine feature Amy!! Way to go!!
Hugs
Jen xo

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is a wonderful feature Amy, big congratulations!! This is such a beautiful room, love the changes you've already made! The patterned floral in the bookcases really adds so much! xo Debra

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Congratulations, Amy! I saw your beautiful feature... well done!
xoxo,
Jo

Cindy said...

Oh My Gosh, your rooms look BEAUTIFUL! Holy Moly... the photos are amazing. I'm gonna have to go find the magazine on my lunch break... I actually know an interior designer who is featured in a famous magazine. I have to say Amy that's cool as hell!

Cindy

Passionate for White said...

I'm thrilled for you! I'll have to carry my issue around hoping to run into you at the WCS so that you can sign it for me :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Amy, congratulations. I just got mine, and your article is fantastic! I love all your tips on keeping a room light and wiry without being boring or sterile. You did an amazing job, and the photos of your home are so, so pretty!

Didn't it turn out well! You should be so pleased!!!

xoxoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

Nancy said...

AWESOME! I just grin every time I think about your feature! So happy for you! Your house looks great. I fell in love more with your living room with all the books on the table. I love that look! Love the treatment to the table top too.

Oh, how much cooler is it that I see I am getting some tape! yee haw!

Thanks Amy and again, congrats!

Nancy

NanaDiana said...

Yeah...you are WAY cool!;>) xo Diana

Mona Kay at Blissfully Refurbished said...

I should have known that was you!! It seemed so familiar a style...and I was admiring the pretty stenciled table. Congrats!!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

I saw your article in the new issue...very happy for you! (*_*)

Connie said...

How exciting and rewarding to be published and know that your work is appreciated by those who are "in the know".

Stand up and take a bow,girl!

Becca said...

That is fabulous, Amy! Congratulations ... well, well deserved. Your rooms look fabulous in print, too!

Town and Country Gals said...

Wow Amy!
Congratulations on being a published writer and those photos, gorgeous! Your house is lovely! Very exciting acomplishment, I know you are thrilled! So glad you liked my "puppy" planters, I can't seem to resist them! Thanks for visiting!
Rebecca

Cindy said...

So wonderful Amy...how exciting! Congrats to you and to your three lucky winners!!!

Honey at 2805 said...

I've seen it and it is a lovely article! So happy for you! Congrats.

I would be delighted for you to bring one of your posts or projects to Potpourri Friday, with link-up starting Thrusday afternoon. We had a great party last week, and you would help make it a success!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Congratulations! I read that article, but did not know it was you!!! I love your fireplace mantle!

Carol

Stacy Curran said...

Amy, I don't get it in the mail, but I'm going to Barnes & Noble tomorrow to try to find a copy for my "save forever" pile. I am SO happy for you :)
Stacy

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Wow - look at You! Congratulations! And that table I love is in there as well. Can't wait for my copy. Love, Linda

Mary said...

How wonderful! I can't wait to get a copy!

Olivia said...

Awesomeness!
Hugs,
Olivia

Miss Gracie's House said...

YAY for you!
Rene

janet said...

Hello Amy,

Congratulations!!!!! Great showcase article..you must be so excited and proud to share your gorgeous room.

I noticed Beth Livesay's name on the feature. Beth is my editor for my Altered Couture and Apronology features and she is wonderful. You were in very capable hands.

Looking forward to your next fabulous feature...you know it's coming...right??? This type of thrill gets in your blood.
;->

Janet xox
http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

stefanie said...

hooray for you!!!!!

Kat from California said...

You are in September and October's Romantic Homes? wow! Well I don't blame them for loving your house like I do. Katharine

Boho Farm and Home said...

Congrats Amy! Could'nt happen to someone sweeter.
xo
Caroline

The Sterling Cherub said...

Amy! I've been away from my blog and reading others' blogs in general for a couple months, so did not see this post. I picked up the October issue of Romantic Homes last night, and almost jumped out of my skin when I saw your feature! I immediately recognized your gorgeous table, and was so thrilled to see such a nice spread featuring your gorgeous living room. Congratulations! I am so happy for you! Keep up the great work!

Best,

Kimberly

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