Thursday, April 23, 2009

from MY pen: June issue of Romantic Homes


A couple of posts ago, I hinted about being in an upcoming magazine but was too excited/nervous about spilling any beans just in case it didn't appear (ever get like that?). It's the June issue of Romantic Homes. I subscribe and was calculating that the issue might arrive in about a week or two but it came TODAY!!!

My heart is racing!

This is my first published essay. It's titled, De-Stressing by Distressing: A Mom Embraces Cottage Style. I am thrilled about the two-page layout with an illustration! So funny because without ever seeing my sons, the artist Danijela Dobric gave the boys in her drawing light and dark hair, which is true of my boys. I haven't even read my article in print yet! Too excited.



Okay, time to calm down and enjoy the rest of the issue. Well, maybe I'll just stare at pages 76-77 a little longer . . . I hope this post makes sense!

xo

57 comments:

Lori said...

Elyse, that is wonderful!!! congratulations on having your essay published...you must be about to burst at the seams from happiness...you have all sorts of good things happening lately:) hooray!!! and eeeeeeeps!!!

luckygirlgifts said...

Congratulations!!! YOu are so sweet and kind, you deserve it all!! I can't wait till I get my copy to read your article.
Cari b

Anisa said...

Congratulations! So fabulous. You must be flying today. Can't wait to read it!

Fran Moff said...

WOW! WTG, PJ! xoxoxo...

Ursula said...

Congratulations! Maybe I can treat the PUBLISHED author to the next FDT!!

Connie said...

Elyse, yes, it makes sense, honey, and congratulations!! You did well, chick!
xoxo,
Connie

Bethany said...

ACK!
So excited. Any chance you can bring it to the library and I can make a copy to read?
This is super duper.
2 page LO, woo hoo!
Very fancy smancy, and those ARE your boys. Wow Elyse, congrats. Woopdee doo!!!!

Angie said...

WOW! I wish I had known while I was at the store..I woulda grabbed the issue! I will make sure to pick one up next time. Congrats and I can't wait to read it! YaY!

Hugs, Angie

LiLi M. said...

Congrats on being in Romantic Homes, this must be what we call the crown on your work. And guess what? I am going to buy this magazine in the States where I will be next week! You couldn't have planned any better! I cannot buy it over here, I wanted to take a subscription and one on Home Companion, but when the latter stopped I wasn't as eager to get a subscription to the former. Well enough said!! Enjoy!!!

Tara said...

Congrats, that is a fabulous honor!! what a feeling you must have today~

The Cottage Girl said...

This is really neat! I can't wait to get a copy.

Cathy said...

Elyse,

I am so excited for you and huge congratulations on having your essay published. YOU GO GIRL. It couldn't have happened to a sweeter lady.

big big bigggggggg hugs,

cathy

abeachcottage sarah said...

how exciting! I try to get that mag here in australia and most of the time I am able to so I'll look out for it!


thanks for popping by my blog

sarah

debi @ life in my studio said...

WooHoo! Congratulations Elyse! How exciting for you! Can't wait to see it.

Lisa said...

CONGRATS!!! I can't wait to get a copy and read it. I'll have to send it to you so you can autograph it for me!

Marydon said...

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TTFN ~ Marydon

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

We read the article and loved it! Congrats!! We are not sure how we found you, you know...from here, to there, and then there! and had a great time! Hope you visit us someday!
Clara & Marcela

fairiemoon said...

Congratulations Elyse...I hope you bought several DOZEN copies! I will have to get out to pick up a copy!
Erin :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Elyse.. oh my big Congrats to you! awesome news! as much as I suspected!.. hehehehe btw I can't hardly wait to read your essay! Got to call Kino bookstore to see whether my June issue is here already!.. Have a wonderful day ahead & tc!

Elyse said...

Great job, Sis! I'm so proud of you. What a thrill--to see your awesome work in print like that! Incredible! Now I know someone famous :) xo

Mimi said...

Ohmygosh, I can't wait for my issue to arrive! Congrats on the article!

August Rose said...

Congratulations to you.
Congratulations to you.

You should be ever so proud of yourself. Being a non-wordy person like myself, I stand in awe of all of you who are so articulate with your words.

BE PROUD...................

Stephenie said...

I'm just so HAPPY for you...I can't wait to get the magazine so I can read it..I know you must be so EXCITED...You GO GIRL!!!!!
STephenie

lorhen82 said...

Congrats! That's really exciting! I'll have to make sure I read it. ~Lori

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Congrats on your first published piece! How wonderful!!! I haven't received my June issue yet, but as soon as I do, I will read it for sure!! Way to go!!
xo
Penny

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Congratulations Elyse! I just got my magazine yesterday and saw the article. Haven't read it yet, but now that I know it's from you, it will be even more fun reading it. Keep up the good work!

All the best,
Judy

Amy C said...

YEAH for you congratulations - I love that magazine, cant wait to see the feature - thats so cool - so super cool.
Amy x

Lisa said...

Hi Elyse! I was given a blog award today (my 1st) and had to nominate 10 other bloggers. Of course you were one. I'd love you to come by and pick up your button. Have a great weekend!

Claudia said...

Elyse, congratulations! What great news! I can't wait to get a copy and read your essay. Couldn't happen to a nicer person!

Anonymous said...

Hi Elyse! Can you possibly post that article? Maybe they have an electronic version? It would be so wonderful to read it. Congratulations to you!! So very exciting!

Janet

Lisa said...

Elyse, I've posted about the Top 10 Fav's on Saturday's post.I just re-posted what was given me but feel free to change it up to suit YOU.Thanks for being such a sweet blog buddy and having the cutest blog on the block! Have a great weekend!

Liz said...

HOW AWESOME IS THAT!
Congrats to you!!!
I can't wait to get my issue.

~Liz

C. C. said...

That is so awesome! What an honor; I would bet not just ANYONE who wanted to get into a magazine could! Especially the ever-lovely Romantic Homes! Congratulations, you really deserve it!

Have a nice day!

C. C.

Jessica - Such Pretty Things said...

Hi Elyse!

Congratulations on being published! That is so exciting! Romantic Homes is one of my favorite magazines! Will go read it right now...

:-)
Jessica

Jeanneoli said...

That must feel so incredible!!! What a blessing and an accomplishment. Congrats.

Glitter and Bliss said...

OK... I am beyond words. You are famous!! I am so going to pick up the mag and brag to everyone about you!! That is so amazing!!! Have a mentioned AMAZING yet? So do you write in your spare time too?

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Elyse!! I was over the moon ecstatic when I opened my issue and saw you there!!!!! Your article was WONDERFUL Elyse!! So well written. Congratualtions!!! I am so happy for you. I have wanted to be published for years and you really inspired me! You sure are going places Elyse and I am so happy for you!!
Big Hugs,
Amy

Brenda Kula said...

It does make sense! Congratulations! I shall have to run out and pick it up. My subscription ran out.
Brenda

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet Elyse, I am so thrilled for you! I must grab a copy and send it to you for a signing!!! Your little fairygodmother is very proud of you dear. xox It looks like a wonderful read and the picture is really cute and I bet the boys got a kick out of it! You are so sweet and humble Elyse!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Oh My Goodness....Elyse!!!!! Congrats girl... I am sooo happy for you! First you tell of your creations being in that adorable store and now you have an article in everyone's fave magazine. You go girl...you deserve all good things! Can't wait to buy the issue. Hugs, Cheryl

Barbara Jacksier said...

My copy should have been here by now. Where could it be? Now, I'm really anxious for it to arrive.

C. C. said...

Hi Elyse!

I put some more pictures of the chickies on just now! They are growing so fast they already have feathers!

C. C.

KatCollects said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you.
Hugs,
Kathy

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Congrats, Elyse! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and saying hello.

I'm so excited for you to get published in such a great magazine. I gotta read it now.

Jen Kershner said...

That is so wonderful! I'd love to hear how that came about. You are a lady of many talents!

Vintage Amethyst said...

*Congratulations*
How fantastic, this is just amazing!
Well done you, you must be so excited!!!
lots of love
Alison
x

LaurieStar said...

How did I miss this post! How wonderful! Now - you know I'm going right out to buy this issue - of course! Congratulations to you! I am thrilled for all your accomplishments. :)

Daisy Cottage said...

Ahhhh, CONGRATULATIONS!
That is wonderful!
I haven't picked up a copy yet, but I will be sure to and look forward to reading your article! I'm so happy for you!!!
xo,
Kim

Marilyn said...

A published writer...how wonderful. Congratulations sweet Elise... you deserve boquets! Marilyn xoxo

Elizabeth said...

Hi, Elyse!
Stop by and pick up the award I am giving you. I think it suits you perfectly!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations Elyse,
This is a perfect magazine for your work. I can't wait to read your essay. What a wonderful chapter!!! Memorize the joy.
Karen

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Elyse!

Omg, I take a few days break and come back to find out you're a STAR!! :) I am so Happy for you sweetie! Congratulations kiddo, you deserve it! I MUST go out and get my copy! Now when my girlfriends comment on my shutters on the hutch, I can say: Look, she's in Romantic Homes too! I know her :) hehe :)

Seriously Elyse, I am so proud of you! I cannot wait to read it!! Now I'm off to catch up on your other posts. Btw, I LOVE your new background !! Fabulous!

Big Hugs, xox Cyn

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Congratulations!

KatCollects said...

Hi Elyse,
Can you tell me what month this is? I have been having a hard time finding it. thank you. I hope you are having a good week.
Hugs,
Kathy

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I have been looking for this issue each time I go to the store!!! I am so excited for you that you made it in Romantic Homes, one of my very favorites!!!!!!!

You must be busting at the seams!!!

Happy, happy, joy, joy for YOU!!!!

love you,
Becky

Betty Jo said...

Congratulations Elyse! I'm so happy for you. I bought the magazine last week but have been too busy and sick to read it yet. Will make the time very soon now that I know my celebrity friend is in it! ♥

Holly said...

Ah-ha! Here it is! Congrats to you, Elyse! ♥