How Romantic

OK, so earlier this month I was pretty much stalking my local Barnes and Noble bookstore.  I burned up the phone line daily to inquire about a particular magazine issue.  Before you think I've lost my marbles, let me say it was all for good reason and great anticipation. 

My efforts finally paid off after I got my hands on the latest issue of Romantic Homes magazine.  Actually, I was able to get my hands on two.  One for me and one for my mom.


Perhaps you already see where I'm going with this.  This June 2008 issue has an article entitled Best Blogs which profiles several blogs.  If you turn to page twenty-one you'll see celebrate CREATIVITY in all its forms featured. 

A photo of my sweet dandilion-sniffing daughter is at the top of the writeup. 


I have to extend a big thank you to Tara Frey who wrote the article.  Tara regularly writes about fun and beautiful blogs that catch her eye and she's wonderfully supportive of the diverse and creative efforts she finds throughout the blogoshere. 

Tara has her own blog as well called Bella Cafe which is a "a vintage pitstop to refuel your soul" and is always a pleasure to browse.    Also check out her oh-so pretty shoppe which is filled with vintage pillows, elegant frames and mirrors, pretty decor and treasures that can help make a house a home.


If you've never picked up a copy of Romantic Homes, it's a fantastic magazine to flip through when all is quiet and you have a peaceful moment to yourself to just relax and indulge in the beautiful articles and photos.

It's one of my favorite reads, and I've accumulated quite a collection of issues over the last few years.  This is the kind of magazine I just can't bring myself to toss-even after reading it cover to cover multiple times.  Every issue is just too pretty to throw away.


Meanwhile, I do want to give a "shout-out" to the other two blogs that are featured along with mine. 

Lidy Baars calls her site Little French Garden House and her blog is a pleasant mix of antiques, vintage treasures, home decor, photos and stories that are wonderfully French-inspired.  Little French Garden House is a delight to stroll through, and I promise you won't just visit once.


Pop over to Tuttichic and you'll see why Chris Glynn has such a loyal following.  Chris' beautiful photos of gardens and home design are so serene and peaceful looking it's a treat to get lost in it all.  She also shares my affinity for the late/great comedienne Lucille Ball.   Little French Garden House has such a sweet vintage charm it will keep you coming back for more and more inspiration.


I love giving you a sneak peak, but I hope you'll pick up this issue of Romantic Homes for yourself.   If you're looking for eye candy you'll definitely find it in this magazine which is always filled with so many lovely things to see and enjoy. 



I'm really honored to have celebrating CREATIVITY in all its forms included in this issue and I appreciate the opportunity to have my blog reach a new audience through the pages of Romantic Homes.  Stay tuned because I have a few projects slated to appear in some upcoming issues of this magazine later this year.

I'd also like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who pops in to see my creative and crafting efforts.  I'm humbled by your thoughtful words of encouragement and support. 

My little blogging experiment (as I like to call it) started on a bit of a whim nearly one year ago.  I think I'll keep it.  Thanks again!

  • lori marie

    congratulations! how special to see your prettiest pretty in the glossy pages on romantic homes…ADORABLE!

  • Jakki Gee

    I’m in awe! So many gifts in a beautiful person–crafting, journalism, photography, parenting, humanity, etc. The sky’s the limit.

  • Jen ~ Artful Dreamer

    Congratulations Lisa! So deserved – your blog truly is beautiful and inspiring!

  • jen davis

    So exciting! Congrats to you and so well deserved! I’ll have to pick up a copy of this magazine for sure now! =)
    Hope all is well!

  • Claudia

    Your daughter’s picture is so sweet! I’ll have to pick up the issue, congrats, you deserve it, oh creative one!

  • Linda B

    Hi Lisa. I sent this blog to my other friend-Lisa. And this was her response: “Your friend is quite talented, too! Quite a good photographer- is that a hobby or her profession?”

  • sue

    Congrats on everything. Used to watch U on TV. Wish I could take sewing class from U, do you teach? I am local. SUe B>>>

  • denice

    Woo! Congratulations! Your photos are awesome, your work is inspiring… what’s not to publish??

  • kim in Camas - ScrapToMyLu

    congrats! How exciting!

  • Linda B

    I know I’ll be going to Barnes & Noble to find this magazine. Lisa — this is no surprise. Your blog is beautiful.

  • justlisa

    Lisa – COngratulations!! You totally deserve it – your blog is full of the most beautiful things – and you give us free directions to make them too!!:-)
    I am going to look at my mom’s magazine and if not, look for one at the store!!
    Take Care!!

  • Sweet Cottage Dreams

    I was reading through my favorite magazine of all last night and read the article written by Tara and there YOU are!! Whoa Whoa! So wonderful to see that your blog has been recognized in such a beautiful and honorable way. You, as the other ladies, are just wonderful souls who give so much to us kindred spirits. Who would’ve thunk that I’d be meeting sweethearts like you through blogging.
    ((hugs)) and kudos!
    PS: Your daughter is adorable!!

  • Julie size

    I subscribe but have not yet received that issue. It does not surprize me though. I love your blog…and only want you to post on it more often!

  • Manuela

    I picked up that issue yesterday and said “I know her!!”. Congratulations and I’m so very happy for you and I can’t wait to see the projects you have coming!

  • Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

    Oh my goodness! I should have came by when my magazine came in the mail. Congratulations Lisa! I thought it was a nice article and that you deserved to be in an article about Best Blogs!!

  • Norma Kennedy

    Congrats Lisa in a BIG way – How exciting- It seems like you have tons of wonderful things going on and well deserved. Ill make sure to pick me a copy while Im out. Hugs, Norma Kennedy

  • Ravenhill

    How wonderful to be featured in Romantic Homes!!! Your blog is a delight and most deserving of a place in the spotlight!!! Enjoy the fame!

  • sheree

    First of all, Congrats!! I am so happy for you. What an honor…you must be beaming with delight! I’ll have to check out the other links you have shared. šŸ™‚
    Second of all, I wish you had picked up a 3rd copy..for me! I’d love to see.
    Talk soon,

  • melissa @ the inspired room

    How exciting Lisa! I hope you won’t forget me now that you are SUPER famous! šŸ™‚
    Now I’ve got to go find a copy of the magazine!
    Happy day and Congratulations! Well deserved i might add!

  • Sabina

    Love reading your blog – congrats!! I will grab a copy at your recommendation. It looks like a great magazine.

  • Staci

    Congratulations Lisa! I always enjoy reading your blog. šŸ™‚

  • Christine

    Congrats!! I’ll pick up that copy when I go to B&N this week! That is a great picture of your daughter!!


    Lisa, that article in Romantic Homes is why I am here =) I read Romantic Homes all the time and I have seen your work in the scrap mags so i had to come by and check it out. Congrats!!

  • Aina

    Hi Lisa,
    That`s just great!!Congratulations!! No wonder that your blog is mentioned, it is so pretty in here and well written as well. Love all your projects and you take incredible pictures..To me you are very Inspirational!!
    I want to thank you here as well. My e-mail doesn`t work at this moment, but I wanted to tell you how happy I am to receive the patterns! You are so incredible nice and I feel very blessed to have met you. Thank you Lisa, I will try to make something beautiful out of it! Lots of kisses and hugs from me :))
    Today we are heading North, I am so excited! Can`t believe that the day finally is here..What a feeling it will be to take my mum,sisters and brothers in my arms again šŸ™‚
    I wish you all the best, have great summer days!

  • June Parrish Cookson

    Hi Lisa,
    Fantastic News! Congratulations to someone who certainly deserves the recognition. I’m going to track down this beautiful magazine’s issue a.s.a.p. Once in my possession, I’ll be happily grinning from ear to ear. And to think it’s all because of you! How much better can you get then that.
    All the best to you and family.

  • Hooked on Houses

    Wow! I love Romantic Homes. How cool is that? Congratulations!! -Julia šŸ™‚

  • Dena Berg (sugar shop)

    Hi Lisa, you soooo deserve it! Congrats. Busy season is ending for me at work so I’ll be making my rounds again to my fave spots and yours is always at the top of my list…..well lot’s of lists. šŸ™‚

  • Aleida Franklin

    Girl you sure know how to keep a secret. I’ve been wanting to get a copy of Romantic Homes after someone had recommended it. Now I think I have more incentive to score a copy. Congrats to you Lisa.

  • Elaine Tutman

    What a nice write-up about three note-worthy blogs. I was not familiar with other two until now. I regularly visit yours because it is a bright spot for friendly, creative, curious, thoughtful and active people to connect and encourage each other. Best wishes (Mom)

  • claudia freitas

    Congratualions on the citation.

  • Angela (Cottage Magpie)

    I was so excited when I saw your feature in my issue! Congratulations! You deserve it!
    ~Angela šŸ™‚

  • Mary

    Lisa, what a well-deserved honor! You have inspired me many a time and I’m so happy that even more people will be introduced to your blog now.

  • Tara

    Hello Lisa!
    It was a pleasure working with you on this project and I wish you much continued success!~xo

  • Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

    Hi Lisa! I was just heading over here to congratulate you for your feature in Romantic Homes Magazine! I just got my copy today!! Good for you! I am sooooo happy for you! Well deserved!

  • Debbie

    I also found about your blog site throught Romantic Homes magazine. So glad I did! It is creative energy for the soul.

  • Mallory

    I love Romantic Homes & that’s how I found your blog ~ hooray!! I bookmarked all 3 of the RH suggested blogs so I can check in periodically. Congratulations!!! I’m happy too because I might never have found you in cyberspace otherwise!

  • Shell

    Romantic Homes is one of my favorite magazines. I found your blog listed there. I had to come by and check it out. You have a lovely place here and I plan on coming by often.

  • Miss Sassy

    Awesome!! I’m not surprised – your blog is always so lovely.

  • Sue B

    There is nothing more exciting than standing in the book store looking at yourself in print, congratulations! I will definitely be looking for this magazine the next time I’m out.

  • cindy

    That’s awesome! I know I enjoy reading your blog.

  • Karla

    Congratulations! What an honor. I love Romantic Homes. Fabulous that so many of my fav bloggers are profiled!

  • Dede Warren

    This my dear, is precisely how I found your creative blog. I love that you share all your creativity and how you complete your projects.
    Thanks Lisa, from a new devoted reader.

  • Melanie

    Wonderful! That is so great! I love your blog. I am going to try and cover a couple of pails that I got from Target with some fabric like you did in an earlier post. Keep up the great work. You are so talented. You inspire me.

  • Rosie's WhimsyR

    Oh Congrats! I have to admit I haven’t even piked up my copy, yet! I love seeing which blogs make it in each issue. I am always saying to Hubby “I know her!”
    A well deserved mention of a very creative woman!
    šŸ™‚ Rosie

  • adrienne

    Congrats! How awesome!!!! I will see if I can find a copy locally!

  • Beverly

    A big congratulations to you. I’ll definitely have to find this issue. I looked Saturday, but no luck.

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