Friday, April 1, 2011

contributing writer = me!

I'm probably too excited to contain my enthusiasm and concentrate to write a blog post but I can't help myself, I have news to share with my blogging friends and I'm no good at waiting 'til morning! The summer issue of Romantic Country just hit newsstands and it includes my first full article, titled Tiffany Blue.

Many, many heartfelt thanks and hugs (x 1000) to Fifi O'Neill for providing me with the opportunity to write about Marie and Chris Vera's beautiful bungalow.

Photos by Mark Lohman

I had the best time writing along with providing catchy titles for paragraphs and photos, like this one which I titled Shady Character. Homeowner Marie was so sweet to interview and she has a wonderful blog called Marie's Maison. Romantic Country always has beautiful layouts but I am really swooning over how my piece looks on printed pages with the pretty combination of fonts and colors and photographs.

I am thrilled to be listed as a Contributing Writer.
(Click to enlarge)

And Fifi, my very own fairy-rockstar also included Tinkered Treasures in the Sweet Shopping section.

To new blogging friends and those who have been with me since being published was a someday-wish, thank you for always cheering me on, encouraging me, and filling my heart with your always-appreciated warm comments.

Think I might need to buy some celebratory cupcakes!


On newsstands now!

{Please excuse any me-me-me! tone. Excited = me!}


shabbyfufu said...

Congrats to you, you, you Elyse.....from me, me, me! I love that cottage by the way. Looks like you could live there:-)
xo, Janet


Very exciting news! Hooray!!! Congrat's!!!
I'll be looking for the magazine this weekend!
deb :)

debi said...

Oooooh! I'm SO excited for you Elyse! Your article looks the title! I have to get that magazine right away so I can read it.

I think I would be dancing around the house and calling everyone I know!! Have you?

A BIG congrats to you! You so deserve it! HUGS

Lisa said...

Just saw it at Target but didnt pick it up my phone rang and I walked away! Will get it tomorrow!! Congrats!!!

Vintage Gal said...

How exciting for you ~ congratulations. Can't wait to get my copy ;-)

Hearts Turned said...

Congratulations, Elyse!

I can't believe I had that magazine in my hands this morning at the store...and the article that TOTALLY caught my attention was YOURS! But, I didn't even have wits enough about me (it was really early this morning!) to see that it was YOU that wrote the article!

I didn't get it today, because my budget for the week was shot, but you can bet it will be mine on Monday!

You're doing such wonderful things, my friend...keep it up! Love your write (and tinker!) most beautifully!


Lataina said...

How exciting! Congratulations! =)

Angela said...

I think that's so great. This issue has not been in any of the places I've been this week...I'll have to hunt it down tomorrow!!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

Omgosh Omgosh OMGOSH!!! EEEPPPP!!!!
This is too wonderful my Dear!! How your Dreams are coming true!!!!!

NanaDiana said...

Elyse- I am SOOO thrilled for you! You so deserve it because you are so talented. I bet you just about fell over when you held that first published piece in your hands! Good. For. You!! I will pop out and buy the magazine this weekend! Congratulations!!!! xxoo Diana

Jessica said...

Oh, Elyse! What wonderful news! Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to get to the bookstore tomorrow to get my copy!


Donna said...

Congrats to you. What exciting news!

SLR said...

congratulations elyse! this is so are a great writer, i always love all your "word play"!! Romantic Country is lucky to have you as a contributor, and I can't wait to get my copy of the magazine.
so happy for you!!

Kit said...

Wow! I can see why you are so excited. I am going to run out this weekend and find me a copy! It looks wonderful. Kit

erin's art and gardens said...

that's fantastic!! you deserve a pat on the back and a cupcake (or two)!

happy weekend,

JunqueMagnet said...

How exciting.Congratulations to you.

Betty said...

Ohhhh it's so pretty!! I love that title too! Good for you Elyse!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Congratulations Elyse!!

Jill said...

Congratulations, you talented (multi-talented!) girl!!! I'm so excited for you that I might just bake some cupcakes in your honor!

Be sure to celebrate BIG!! You deserve it!


Jessica Rodarte said...

I am beyond excited for you, Elyse! I think I might run out right now with my hubby, pick it up, and read it tonight with some coffee (decaf- I don't want to be up too late). ;)
Really though, yay, yay, yay, YAYAY! Congratulations!

Unknown said...

Congratulations Elyse,
You are a natural for this.

I am going right out and buying this magazine and reading your article. That cottage looks so lovely, and in my favorite colors.

You are such a wonderful writer, and the way you stage your posts and articles...who knows what is next.



Joyce said...

Congratulations! I'll be heading for the bookstore tomorrow!

Jocelyne said...

I received my issue a couple of days ago and read it cover to cover. Wonderful article and what a cute bungalow! When I saw your name I was proud to say that I follow your blog! Yay for you! congratulations!

Diane Mars said...

Wow I am so impressed and to think I know you... I cannot wait to see this article. I will be making sure I find one this weekend. It sure looks lovely and I love your captions. Congratulations you are a "Super Star" oxox, Diane

Home and Lifestyle said...

Ohhh...that's fantastic!! You will be so proud!! I am afraid we don't have this magazine in Dutch shops!

Have a nice weekend! Many hugs, Ingrid

Wanda Metcalf said...

Oh of course you would be excited and who wold blame you!!! It looks like you have done a great job on it. I plan to get me a copy for sure. I love her little house near the beach. I am a follower of her on her blog. I am sure you both had fun!

Congrats to you all your hard work has won you a wonderful spot!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Congratulations Elyse. I so wish I could get that magazine. The shade of blue on that house is my absolutly favorite at the moment even though I have absolutely none of it in my home. Any shade of aqua is just so appealing to me at the moment. I am tinkering today and having a wonderful time. Spring Break is here. Woo hoo! Enjoy the weekend and your success. Best wishes, Tammy

Jen Kershner said...

Giant size congratulations to you my sweet cottage friend! I couldn't be happier for you! You did it!

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

yay elyse!!!!! i am so so so happy for you! you are so talented... it's funny how in this blog world you get "a feel" for people... you so deserve this! i can't wait to get a copy and see "my friend Elyse" in print! i adore your sweet style. : ) happy weekend!
~ hilary - woah.... aayyy! -

Theresa said...

Way to go ELYSE! I am so proud of you! Beautiful magazine! I get Romantic Homes but not Romantic Country! I will go buy one today:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Alyssa said...

What great news! You should enjoy a nice big cupcake with all the fixins, as you deserve it! Beautiful pictures!!!! I can't wait to pick up my copy today and I can say, I know her! (sort of ;) Great job my friend! I, too am a hope to be published in a mag. Hope I can follow in your footsteps! Cheers! Alyssa of Boston Bee

Claudia said...

I'm thrilled for you, sweetie! The article is a coup, indeed. I'm off to buy it as I walk around Beantown. Tonight's reading in bed? Romantic Country.

Soon your sweet home will be on display in a magazine, too! What an exciting time.

I'm glad you liked the Studios feature.


Anonymous said...

You just go ahead and ME,ME,ME all you want too! we're all proud and happy for you ! ♥

Scrap for Joy said...

Have I already told you that you are my favorite enabler? I had to get Fifi's book after you wrote about it....I have bought the Vintage Charm magazines and of course the treasures (tinkered beautifully)from your shop. Now I need to find this magazine...TODAY..and will probably subscribe to it. I do all of these things with a smile because you always make me smile. Congratulations for getting this well-deserved assignment. You will go far my friend! (BTW-I love the font used in the article title!!)

Sandi said...

CONGRATULATIONS Elyse! No one is more deserving than you and I am so happy that your dreams are coming true. I thought I had this magazine, but just looked all over and can't find it. Must get it!!

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

I feel like I'm on a true celebrity blogspot. Shabbyfufu, I've been on your mailing list a long time... and Elyse, I must say that I truly adored your tiffany blue article with photos and story. I've been a faithful subscriber to Romantic country and Romantic Homes for years. When an editor feels passionate about their work, it shows in their articles. Thank you for your passion. I will be following you and looking forward to more of Your dreams coming true. I also look forward to seeing more of your work featured in anything. Kindest regards, Penny Sue

Little Pink Studio said...

Exciting news! Congrats Elyse!
xo, Cerri

VA Boutique said...

Oh my goodness how exciting, such wonderful news!
Hey Missy you be all me-me-me as this is a fantastic opportunity & achievement, well done you.
The photos are just beautiful, what a home.
Have a lovely weekend

Alison said...

Hooray! How exciting! I need to go pick up a copy!!

Into Vintage said...

Congratulations on this amazing event. Can't wait to check it out in person. I'm thrilled for you!! :-)

Marilyn said...

Oh that is just wonderful. Congratulations. Well deserved, too. I have always loved your blog and admire your talents.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

CONGRATULATIONS Elyse! You must be on cloud nine! So very happy for you!!! Eat a cupcake for me too!

Love you,

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Congratulations sweetie!!

I'm so happy for you, this is so well deserved and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy!! From what I see here it looks fabulous, but then again, with your talents and taste , it would have to be!!

Enjoy your weekend and celebrate!

Big hugs, Cyn xox

flowers on my table said...

I have just recently found your blog and it is wonderful! Congratulations on your first printed article as contributing Editor, how fabulous for you!! Love Linda x

casapinka said...

Congratulations, Elyse! I love the fonts and the color (who doesn't love Tiffany Blue?) I'll have to pick up a copy of this - well done! : )

{oc cottage} said...

I just knew those preppy gangster writing skills would serve you well one day! ;} HUGE CONGRATS!

muffy, bitsy & kitten!

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Elyse, I know this is the wrong post for this question, but I don't know how far you go back to view comments. On the "make it" with the french label on your jelly jar, what category did you find those labels under? I've been searching, but there are so many clip arts that I'm having difficulty finding them. Would you be so kind as to let me know more specifics? Thank you so much. Kindest regards, Penny
Off to work in my shop!

Rose Brier Studio said...

Congratulations Elyse! What a wonderful coup for the magazine to get you! I can't wait to get a copy!

Hope all is well with you. I sort of dropped off the radar, but have been thinking of you!

Suz said...

You are the Queen of Catchy Phrases ;-) Just kidding. Huge congratulations. That looks like a wonderful article and something that I need to buy!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Girl, you should definitely toot your own horn! This is so exciting and thrilling. I had the issue in my hand and didn't buy it, but next time I see it, I will be the proud owner of your first officially published writing. Congratulations!

Marie said...

All I can say is "YOU GO GIRL!" You're truly a gifted writer Ms. Elyse. Thank you, thank you, thank you and I'm so glad you were the one who wrote this article for me.

It's so surreal isn't it (and trust me, I don't use that word at all), but it is. I blogged about our feature today dear friend. Check it out when you get a chance.

Anonymous said...

Me me me is very excited for you, you, you Elyse!!! What a dream come true and it couldn't be to anyone nicer and more deserving!

I have got to go find me a copy when I get back from my trip!!!

bee blessed

Maureenie said...

Congratulations Elyse!
Now I must go buy the magazine!

Lorrie said...

Congratulations! Savor the pleasure of being publishes.


Well I'm coming out of hiding lol to say congrats, you go girlie!! What a dream (;

Cottage Flair said...

Huge congrats to you!! I started reading the article and realized half way through that you had written it. Yea!!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love your blog! I can't wait to pick up this magazine. Such exciting news for you!


Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to pick up an issue!

Karen said...

How exciting for you!
And I think you DESERVE some yummy cupcakes!
I am going to have to go out and buy this...I should probably just get a subscription...Hmmmm.
Have a great day!

Lisa said...

Congrats Elyse!!!! I'm still waiting for my copy in the mail...can't wait to see your beautiful article!

KatCollects said...

Hi Elyse,
I went and found the magazine, you did an amazing job! It is a beautiful article. I am soooo happy for you. This is the kind of magazine that I make a cup of coffee, and find a quiet place, and just savor every second looking through. Wishing you a beautiful day.

Elise said...

How exciting!! Congratulations, Elyse!!! I'll have to go check that issue out...

koralee said...

You my friend are magazine I must run out and get...hugs. xoxoxo Can't wait to see whats next. xoxox

Jenny said...

That's amazing! Congratulations! It looks very sweet!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Elyse, you are on your way to writing stardom! Something to be very, very proud of - and we are all cheering you on! Big congrats, too, for the blog shout out in RC! I see other friends featured and am happy for them as well.

Big hugs,

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Congrats, Elyse! I need to get my issue of RC!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

How exciting, the article looks as cute as your blog! Congratulations!


Mahek said...

I would love to get a copy of this magazine but here in India we do not get these sad!!!
I loved the feature and the photography fabulous...
can you check out the way by which I can get this issue in India....

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Anne Fannie said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to reading your article!

Unknown said...

Hi Elyse:
I got my magazine yesterday and saw you as contributing editor! I am very happy for you and excited to know a "celeb" LOL
Congrats for being published and reaching a dream of yours! Keep reaching for the stars.

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Awesome!!! Congrats girlie!!! You are so deserving! Can't wait to see!!! XO,Jenn

Terri said...

Way to go Elyse! so proud of you. Can't wait to pick that one up and read your article. Also my mothernlaw just made your preserves and we are squeeking with delight while reading your post. Terri

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