Tuesday, January 10, 2012

being romantic

First, a heartfelt thank you to everyone for your blogger's empathy on my previous post. Multi-talented author and designer Gabriela Delworth even reached out to offer advice and help and lead me to a new header idea that I am at work on. Thank you also to the fabulous Ravelrer casapinka! I am always warmed by the generosity and camaraderie here in Blogland. It's a special place.

I must also thank Jacqueline deMontravel, Editor of Romantic Homes for asking me to be amongst this year's round-up of Romantics for the Valentine's Day issue.

An eraser

My first thought was, "Me?!" I don't have a hammock that swings besides a rose garden, I don't even like candles. But then I realized that what my home is filled with is humor: warm, fun humor that I share not only with my husband but with our two boys.

It's humor that adds playfulness and charm to the things we do everyday. Like serve meals on silly plates.

Place flowers in jars and buy dish soap because the packaging makes me happy.

It's a lovely issue through and through and I'm not just saying that because I also have a tutorial. Although that fact makes me extra happy, too.

Look for other bloggers in the issue such as sweetie pie Cynthia of Cynthia's Cottage Design and her 10 steps to a French Country kitchen, and Romantics Janet Coon of ShabbyFuFu; artist Jo-Anne Coletti; and my popcorn pal, Sharon of Pansy Cottage & Garden and Launch Your Creativity.



Tracy said...

Congratulations on being featured in Romantic Homes! That is one of my favorite magazines. :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How fun! Congratulations!

Alyssa said...

I need that plate!! I don't know who'd have more fun with it, me or my son. Congrats to you for dreams come true! ;)Alyssa

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...

Hello Elyse,

Congratulations! I will look for it! It looks fabulous!


MelMel said...

Congrats on the mag feature!

I love the washing up liquid bottle....we have the same CK cutlery....it's lovely to use!
I've uploaded my fave new season CK stuff to my blog today!


SLR said...

I saw both of your features and I loved your "romantics" story - I can completely relate, we're all about crackin' jokes over here!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

Eeepp!! Im Always SO thrilled for you!!! :D

Remember, dont be afraid to ask if you need some Blogger help!!!
Love you TONS,

Hearts Turned said...

I was tickled PINK to flip through the magazine in the store and see my friend in there twice! I loved the crackers at first sight & then I saw your name attached--what fun! (think I'll be making some of those very soon--you inspirer, you!)

Congrats on all your success, my friend, whether you have a hammock by a rose garden or not, you're just fabulous!


birdie blue said...

so sweet to see a real sweetheart featured in the most romantic of magazines. love the articles, my friend. well done!

we have that little eraser. one of my girls was o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d. with japanese erasers for the longest time.


Anonymous said...

I received my issue in the mail a few days ago and meant to let you know how much I enjoyed your sweet contribution to the issue. I've been hacking and coughing and not much else- still haven't gotten the house back in order from Christmas but the issue was a wonderful respite from the colds of life!

bee blessed

Cottage 1945 said...

Congratulations on the feature! I love your work. Okay now, I'm off to buy the magazine!

Katy Noelle said...

The issue does, indeed, look super fun! and, I've said it a million-bajillion times but...you're so cute!

Rose Brier Studio said...

Congratulations Elyse. You may not have any of those things like the hammock, but you appreciate them and that is romantic. And every time I look at the pink pen holder w/roses and glitter you gave me, I always think how pretty and romantic! This is definitely an honor you deserve!

shabbyfufu said...

Romance is truly in the heart and yours is always fun and joyful! Congrats fellow romantic!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Congratulations, I read all about your crackers, Make it is the first section I go to...I read back to your post about losing your header YIKKES


NanaDiana said...

Congrats! I love the cute plate and I can tell there is a lot of loving, warm fun in your home- xo Diana

Lisa said...

I think the people at Barnes & Noble think I am crazy because I get soo excited when I find my friends in magazines! I buy them all as soon as I see one of you! YOU are very popular lately!! Well Done! I am gald you can do what you love!!! I had to look at 3 stores to find the Artful Blogger. I missed it before Christmas, I am sure there were way too many Christmas mags to look at. I was so glad I snagged the ONLY copy I found. Enjoy your work sweetie, I do!
Hugs, Lisa

Apple Blossom Barn said...

That plate is fantastic my little ones would love it, well done on the feature,

Love from Ireland


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Congratulations, Elyse, wish RH was available in Europe too.
I would also be able to buy something for the pretty package ;)))
Happy Midweek! x

NanaDiana said...

Hey Elyse-
I am giving you a little mention on
my blog tomorrow. Just thought I would let you know- xo Diana

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Elyse~ you have been a dear friend since the first day I blogged! You couldn't be more deserving! Congratulations!!

Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!


Cindy Garber Iverson said...

I'm a new visitor to your blog. I found you through Artful Blogging. I'm so glad I dropped by. I LOVE your redefinition of "romantic"... especially the plate with eggs and ketchup. Now that's a kind of "romantic" I can relate to. Thank you!

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

P.S. Now that I know you're in Romantic Homes I'm going to have to check it out. :-)

Jessica Rodarte said...

Great news! You are making me an avid reader of Romantic Homes! I may just have to get a subscription!

Sell WoW Account said...

wow! congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Okay- that does it! I HAVE to go find this issue! (Although I thought I had already subscribed to it!)


stefanie said...

i just got mine in the mail!!! love your features!!!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Oh YES Elyse you are qualified to weigh in on all things romantic!! CONGRATS!
Have a pretty day!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Congratulations on being featured in Romantic Homes!

My niece and nephew LOVE those silly plates I gave them, too!

So great to find your blog after reading your wonderful article in Artful Blogging!
I love that you majoerd in English and wrote poetry and short stories. I only minored in English: Creative Writing but so enjoyed it!

Wishing you all the best!
Mixed-Media Map Art

debi said...

Congrats on your feature! I can't wait to see the magazine.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Your home is fun and romantic....

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{oc cottage} said...


i just had to go again since the new verification word was "so cali"...i had to use it! forget you ever saw this...and go romance your home! ;}

trish said...

Congratulations. :o)
What a special honor. You have the sweetest home, and such nice posts.
I put the Fred plates on my wish list for Amazon! Oh gosh, those would be too much fun! :o)
Have a nice weekend.
Sincerely, Trish

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Congrats, Elyse! I, too, buy soaps for their graphics! Weird, huh? Keep up the good work and the whimsy at home!

Rustique Gal said...

Congratulations Elyse, on your article in Romantic Homes! What fun to be featured! I love that plate-food beats metal filings! Your drainer full of sweet dishes and flatware really tickles me! Hope you all stay warm and cozy!

Betsy said...

I saw that you were in there! Congratuations! It truly is a lovely magazine and I especially like that they feature bloggers every month.

koralee said...

I have sooo been looking for this issue but no luck up here in Canada yet. Hugs and love

Katherines Corner said...

Oh my goodness, how wonderful. Congratulations! I love the dish soap container!!!Hugs and Smooches, Katherine P.S. have you entered my pink poodle giveaway yet?

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...

Hello Elyse,

I came back to check your new banner. It looks fabulous!


Fiffiga Systrar said...

All of your colors and flowers and nice accessories are just great! Color makes us so happy!

Congratulations on your feature! We're from sweden so we don't have the magazine but it looks really nice!!

Have a great day!

Love & Hugs from Sweden!
Elin & Emelie

permanent magenta said...

Congratulations Elyse!! Beautiful and inspiring as always, hammock or not:)

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

i am so happy for your happiness and growth! : ) your are talented and a sweet good person too!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I read your ar-tickle just last night. (Oh, you must mean article?) Nope! Ar-tickle, because seeing that plate with the face, scrambled eggs and ketchup tickled my funny bone! (AND I loved reading about how you find happiness in each day! Laughter IS the best medicine!).

It is always such JOY to see you in my fav mag AND this time to see our other friends, too. I just kept saying outloud: Oh, I "know" her!

Such fun!


Terri said...

Elyse, congrats on all of your success. I love picking up my favorite magazine and seeing you in it! You are amazing. Thank you for being such an inspiration. Terri

Paulette said...

I saw your blog on Romantic homes, too.
Great for you!