Sunday, June 2, 2013

summer newsstand 2013

Back when it was still cold and snowy, I was busy writing articles due for publication in summer. Assignments that I am always thrilled to get and excitedly anticipate seeing laid-out in glossy print months later.

This article in the summer issue of Romantic Country was so interesting to write. A husband and wife built this sun-filled cottage from hay bales to be an outdoor retreat and studio!

This article in the same issue, was also filled with inspired and beautiful ideas. It's always such a pleasure to review photograph after stunning photograph and then interview the homeowners (who are always so kind and sweet). From their answers to my many (many, many) questions it's wonderful to have the story begin to develop in my mind and almost write itself.

This article appears in the premiere issue of French Country Style and an added bonus was that the story connected me to Courtney Milton of French Country Cottage. Writing about the homes of bloggers is especially rewarding to me and of course the homeowner's blog offers so much rich content and detail.

Which brings me back to spring and the talented Stacey Flesch of A Sort of Fairytale and Cottage Industry. Stacey and I became fast-friends here in bloglandia and I pitched a story about her cheerful home to the lovely editors at Romantic Homes who said yes! The piece ended up in Flea Market Decor: a perfect fit. I have such a strong sense and admiration of Stacey's "beautility" style that the article was a breeze to write (and might be an all-time fave of my writing portfolio).

Well, back to what's currently on the newsstand: you can find a tutorial from my book Tinkered Treasures in Cottage Style. Beautiful issue.

And thanks to my publisher, book excerpts are on the shelves in the UK, too in magazines like Essentials and (GASP!) Prima among many others. I've also been awaiting the delivery of the July issue of Romantic Homes where I will be featured in the we love / artisan section (so I'll be running to the door like a puppy whenever I hear the mail truck).

Summer fun is in the bag (and bookstore)!



Unknown said...

All so beutiful!!!I love the romantique style!See you on Pinterest.Kisses from Greece!

Deborah said...

It's all so exciting! I keep seeing your book and projects in UK magazines :)

Bee happy x

Katy Noelle said...

Elyse, I've always loved your perky, fun and readable writing style - just what magazines need!! ;) I'm so pleased for you finding your way into this niche!!! =) xxo

I don't generally by US magazines (since I spend a small fortune on two UK magazines every month =O) but, when you mention these articles that you're specially fond of - I do go out and look for them! xo OH! Which brings me to another matter.... but I'll go PM you at FB.)

Best wishes and love to you!! =)

Melinda said...

All of these rooms look great!

The hale bale one sounds quite


Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Hello, long lost friend, Elyse! Sorry I've been absent from the blog world for awhile. I'm busy, but YOU have become SUPER BUSY! Hope you can put down your pen and plan a fun summer!



Hello Elyse,

I know this magazine and now because your project is in it got go have it!


SLR said...

Elyse! So many great articles you have written and are writing! Thanks so much for sharing our article here and I'm so happy and honored its one of your faves!! Looking forward to seeing more of your work my friend!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love to pick up one of my favorite magazines and see a story from you!

Jen Kershner said...

So excited for all the exciting things going on with you!

Unknown said...

Hi Elyse,
What a great post, and your articles keep coming. I love my signed article from French Country Cottage. I stopped by A Sort of Fairytale and love her blog and her shop. I have to check out Essentials and Prima. Love that last photo.

I mentioned you in my post today and shared your matchbox with some wee books peeking out. Tinkered Treasures is on top of my reads this summer.

Wishing you a beautiful evening.


Unknown said...

Hi....I just wanted to stop by to let you know of a GIVEAWAY being hosted by Koralee from Bluebird Notes blog to help celebrate the opening of my new Etsy shop: Daisy Pink Wish.......if you have the time please stop by.....we would love to see you enter!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Goodness, you have so much going on, I admire you that you think an article writes its self...Nope, that takes talent and you have it!


Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Busy, busy, busy! Thanks for stopping by to see our little room in the making. Hope we meet up again soon!

Amy C said...

wowzers, congrats that's super cool!
Yeahhh for you

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