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.



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

  2. 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

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

    Have a wonderful day,

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

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

  6. 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. : )

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


  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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

  11. Wow! This is so super! :-)

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


    Luciane at

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

  13. 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

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

  15. 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!

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

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

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

  19. 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

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

  21. 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!


  22. 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 :)

  23. 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!!!

    Ricki Jill

  24. 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!


  25. are WAY cool!;>) xo Diana

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

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

  28. 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!

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

  30. 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!

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

  32. 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!

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


  34. 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 :)

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

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

  37. Hello Amy,

    Congratulations!!!!! Great showcase 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 know it's coming...right??? This type of thrill gets in your blood.

    Janet xox

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

  39. Congrats Amy! Could'nt happen to someone sweeter.

  40. 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!




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