Tuesday, July 12, 2011

hanky panky



Hi everybody! Summer is somehow simultaneously fast and slow, busy and lazy. Does that make any sense? Before I head out for the day with my boys, I have been spending the morning wrapping up some projects (with a mason jar full of iced coffee) including sending my text and photos to Romantic Homes for October's Make It feature.



As many of you know, I am very excited to be contributing to my favorite publications, including the current (August) issue of Romantic Homes where I have a Make It and am listed for the first time in that magazine as a Contributing Writer! {Thanks for the little push on that, Poppy}



Blogging is such a great medium for flexing your writing and photography muscles! {Gee, if only it burned significant calories, too}


Now

I am happy to report that we are making progress on the list o' exterior projects. The wonky/Seussical/Bad-Shrub-Day shrubs have been dug up and removed thanks to my supernice husband. Just need to locate some blue hydrangeas now!


Yikes!

Thank you for the helpful comments on my curb appeal project post which may get put on pause with summer plans underway but it is set to resume! Stay tuned!

xo
elyse

27 comments:

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Congrats on being in the magazine ;) :) I'm not sure if I have the August issue, I'll have to go check :) :) I think blue hydrangeas would look wonderful in front of your home ;) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Hi Elyse,
I picked up a copy of RH last night and noticed your hanky feature right away as I am making something with hankies currently. Yay! I am so very happy for you!

Danielle

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I'm so proud of you Elyse! Thank you for reminding us women that if we have a dream, we can persue it and see it through! ♥

Theresa said...

Love it! Your talent is being recognized and I am so proud! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

She'sSewPretty said...

I just bought my magazine yesterday and saw your pretty hankie valances! Good for you!!

Lisa said...

I got my copy! It is fun to look through and find my friends! I like this and need to try it. I really don't like sewing them and not using them as hankies again. Thanks for the idea!
Hugs, Lisa

Blondie's Journal said...

I have to look out for the magazine! Congratulations Elyse!

XO,
Janie

Deb said...

Beautiful, Elyse! Love the house, minus the shrubs. Looks great! Gotta get my RH soon!

Cottage 1945 said...

Congrats on the publication!!! I'm on my way to pick up a copy. It seems like home projects, especially outdoor ones (and usually ones I need hubby help with) take the longest. Atleast they do for me.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I saw/read your "hanky panky" article in the magazine that I get in the mail :) That is very cool!
I'm working on outside projects too! I think a blue door will be fab!
Deb

Suz said...

Elyse,
That is wonderful. You have such great art, writing and photography skills. I see it as a perfect match. I will be sure and get a copy. I like that magazine anyway!
Hugs,
Suz

T's Daily Treasures said...

Summer sure is flying by over here! Enjoy! Wishing you continued success! Blessings, Tammy

jeanetteann said...

Lucky you being warm, it's freezing here.
Congrats on your magazine deal.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Elyse, I am SO happy for you. There is a reason you are a contributing writer... because you are so awesome!!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Kim -Truly Tattered said...

OH Elyse, I knew you when!!!! You said that to me once ha! I am so happy for you and can not wait to see your feature in RH! I will try and find it and take it with me on Vacation to see and read when I am relaxing! congrats too on future articles.
Kim

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

yay elyse!!!!! and yay for finding time for summer house projects too!!! : ) btw... we always drink our ice coffee out of a giant mason jar! too funny ; ) and... i can see the hydrangeas blooming already! : )

molleydzigns said...

I just bought the latest issue of Romantic Homes and loved both of your features and the article!! You have such talent and are such an inspiration to me. Thank you...and I wish you much continued success!!!!

Alyssa said...

Oh I'll have to check it out! Congrats to you again! Yay! Make sure you celebrate with a nice organic something ;)Alyssa of Boston Bee

Laura said...

I picked up that copy of the magazine last week and the reason I actually bought it was of that project! I love anything to do with hankies! :)

Congratulations on being in the magazine. It all looked really great! :)

((Hugs))
Laura

Cassandra said...

HELLO! I am on vacation in NC and had some time to sit and look at some of my favorite blogs. Congrats on this! I picked up this issue before I left and thought the article was fabulous! xox

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Loved your description of summer, Elyse... :-)

Good progress on your home.... Now, Martha loves hydrangea too and grows lush and lovely plants with snips from other folks' hydrangeas. I think she just dips snips in rooting hormone and sticks into potting soil, but I'm sure you could find that scoop on her site. That way you get a nice, big assortment! And, the best part??? FREE!

Warm hugs,
Spencer

PS... congrats on your features too!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Write on, Elise! Let me know if you hear word on our collaboration with Fifi!

Into Vintage said...

I'm so thrilled on your behalf as you go-go-go with your writing and publishing! Congrats to you. :-) Looks like you're going just as strong outdoors - what a difference without those wonksters peeking in your windows.

Lilybets said...

Congrats Elyse and good work!.

Rhonda said...

I saw your post on Facebook about your artical and I went out right a way to get it. Love it! Congratulations!
Hyrangeas are always lovely! Like your outdoor projects!
Blessings,
Rhonda

aimee said...

in the middle of reading your post I ran to get my latest issue of Romantic Homes. Elyse, I am so happy for you! what a great idea. can't wait to read more of your published works :)
blessings,
aimee

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Looks like your cottage is well on its way to becoming even more adorable. Blessings to you on your project!