Tuesday, June 21, 2011

summer stylin'



I have been pitching DIY articles to Cottages & Bungalows magazine for some time now and guess what? I was recently assigned two pieces that will likely publish this fall. DREAMY!




Acting as stylist for do-it-myself photo shoots, I headed directly to Trader Joe's, home of beautiful flowers and produce at really great prices, in prep to style rooms for each article.

{Below are some of the photos I took that did not make "my cut"
and were
not sent along for publication.}



I recalled images from favorite magazines and things that Fifi did while she was here to style the kitchen, dining room and master bedroom. {Yep, there are those faux cherries from Target again}


I scurried about staging little scenes and vignettes.





I even wrote a couple of project tutorials and shorter sidebar pieces and am so curious and excited to find what will be used or not and how it will all be laid-out and look in print.



I even finally committed to the idea of how to use this piece of linen (hugs, huge thanks and dinner to Shellie) which will be revealed in the bedroom article.



I also wrote a Make It feature for the August issue of Romantic Homes. Not to rush summer or anything ...



Happy Summer!

xo
elyse

38 comments:

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

congratulations !!!!

a job well done...and deserved...

love everyting you do....

happy summer, my friend

kary and teddy
xo

Fishtail Cottage said...

You've been a busy girl! Congrats! xoxo, tracie

Melinda said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Angela said...

I love your summer style!

Two Shades of Pink said...

Oh you so deserve this! Your photos are like happy pills for my day...you are just always so inspiring! Congrats. So happy for you...I truly mean that!

NanaDiana said...

Oh-and now I can say I knew you when! I love all your photos that didn't make it--can't imagine how good the ones that did make it are!

I was on the Cath Kidson site you sent me and tried to order the dishes but there was a glitch someone and it just went into a waiting mode and would not let me finish the order. I'll try again a bit later. I HAVE to have those dishes!!! I am so excited that they are avaialable! xo Diana

Lorrie said...

Congratulations! Your hard work and perseverance is paying off.

Berta said...

Congrats!! Can't wait to see your article in print!

Katy Noelle said...

...and, happy first day of summer to you, too!=]

Speaking of diy - I have finally thought of the perfect thing to use your lovely clothespins for! Hooray! All this time, I had the need and the answer but - duh! - it took me all this time to put the two together.

Congratulations, Elise, on the upcoming publications. It sounds like a dream!

So, btw, I've been thinking about you and your boys and summer vacation. Today, is not only the first day of summer but, also, the last day of school!!! (It's late, this year, because of snow days.) I am wondering if you have any fun summer family plans. =] I think that s'mores are in our future.

Then, "you snooze you loose"! I've been trying to wrap my brain around a post (it's so hard, these days=() called "Pretty Messy"! ARGH! You absolutely beat me to it!!! Geesh!=]

Well, thinking of you...

Love, Katy xxo

Mizz Kim said...

Congratulations! I love your blog. It always makes me smile!

Cottage 1945 said...

Elyse,

Congratulations!!! It must be so cool to see your own stuff in print.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Good job! Keep that pitching arm in shape now! Ya hear?! ;)

Carly said...

How exciting, that's awesome. You take beautiful pictures! I love the magazine Romantic Homes.
~Carly

Shabbyfufu said...

Good for you my friend...
And the book is coming when???

I used to write for all of those publications but just plain old ran out of time. Heck, I hardly even get to read magazines these days!

xoxo,
Janet

Mary Ellen said...

Looking forward to seeing your sweet articles in print Elyse!! You have really been on a great roll with all the magazines you have been in!! So fun-

bee blessed
mary

koralee said...

You my friend are a busy bee! And what an adorable bee at that! Congratulations ...I love your work. xoxoxo

Gem said...

Beautiful photos xxx

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

yay!!! potsie!!! so happy for you!! : ) the photos are beautiful! : )

Claudia said...

Congratulations, my friend. All your hard work is paying off - and you deserve it. Yippee!

xo
Claudia

Little Susie said...

oh that is so cool, you make life so much fun, you always have the most joyful and entertaining narratives, what great news....congrats! susie :)

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on all the magazine articles Elyse. You are so creative. Can't wait to see the articles in print!
xo
jeanne

Scrap for Joy said...

You are amazing! I can see I'm going to have to make room for an "Elyse" section of my book shelves! You have so many gifts and writing and styling are tops on the list...I think you need to do your own ezine or book!
Bravo!
xoxo
Joyce

T's Daily Treasures said...

You are busy! Congrats and best wishes, Tammy

Jessica Rodarte said...

See? Just what I said a bit ago- busy in a good way!! ;)
Congratulations! Can't wait to see your articles.

birdie blue said...

love your summer style, elise. well done on all of your articles. you deserve all that and more. ahem, book contract, maybe?

xo
~molly

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

so wonderful! can't wait to see all of the articles!
now where is that book you need to put out?? ;)

Cottage Flair said...

Where do you find the time?? I can't believe all that you do. I am going to go broke buying up all of the magazines you are in!! Seriously, I love magazines and your additions have been great. I just finally found a copy of Fresh Cottage ... great piece! Good luck with the others.
Jennifer

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations Elyse,

You have a way of choosing articles that really interest such a wide audience. And of course you write beautifully.

What wonderful inspiration.

Karen

Kim -Truly Tattered said...

Elyse, What a honor! How fun! and exciting! So happy for you could not happen to a more deserving girl!
Stop by this week and enter my giveaway if you have time. It is for Annie Sloan Paint! I bet you could do lots with it!
Kim

Into Vintage said...

I am absolutely thrilled for you and can't wait to see your work published (again)! Kudos to you for going for it -- you're an inspiration :-)

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oooohh fantastic!
love
Alison
x

Erica said...

A job well done. Congrats!

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Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

You've been busy ever since ______ visited you! Yes, I'm cleaning like crazy and all my projects have a deadline....2 more weeks!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Morew congratulations coming your way! How exciting Elyse! You are now a household name!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

Bumpkin Bears said...

oooo congratulations, that's so exciting! Have a happy weekend, Catherine x

Diane Mars said...

Very very exciting, I LOVe the fresh flowers at Trader Joe's, ( I can walk to mine !! )I cannot wait to see the spread! You talented wonder! oxox, Diane

Zuzu said...

So pretty, Elyse!!! I look forward to seeing the C&B magazine with your styling feature! :)
Hugs,
Zuzu

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Sooo excited for you! Youve worked so hard and are so creative you deserve to be published. Love you a ton.
XO~