Friday, March 14, 2008

Look what I found yesterday at Borders Books!

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And I bought every copy they had! When I went up to pay for the magazines, I was so excited that I blurted out to the cashier that I was in this magazine and that's why I was buying 4 copies...she wasn't impressed...at all! Oh well, I'm very excited and I couldn't contain myself! I've always dreamed about being in a magazine but never in my wildest dreams did I ever think it would come true! Thank you Fifi for featuring my blog in your beautiful magazine and thank you to Tara Frey for writing the article.

The article is about decorating on a budget and how I share that on my blog. It's on page 28. The magazine is just full of beautiful things. Once again Fifi has done an amazing job! It's so nice to see others I know in this issue too!

If you found my blog through the magazine article: Welcome and please feel free to leave a comment. I would love to hear from you!

87 comments:

Carousel222 said...

I'm so exicted for you! I can't wait to see the magazine. I hope they will have it when I go to the store tomorrow. Congratulations Cindy.... Can't say enough about your wonderful blog and all your decorating ideas.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I am so very excited for you Cindy! I went looking for the magazine on Wednesday and didn't find it here yet. Hopefully I can find it sometimes over the weekend. Can't wait to read the feature on your beautiful home!
Barbara

Debbie-homewithhospitality@yahoo.com said...

Congratulations Cindy! I have been following your blog for a while and love you and all your ideas. Again, congrats, you are very deserving!

Cottage Magpie said...

YAY!!! I can't wait to go get that issue and check out your fab self! Awesome!
~Angela :-)

debbiekay said...

Cindy:

I will not stop, I will not pass go, I will not go to jail. I will go straight to Barnes & Noble for my copy of Romantic Country Homes so I can see the article on you, my very first blog friend.

Love Ya,

Debbie Kay

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I can hardley wait. I am so happy for you. You work hard to have a beautiful home and it shows. Congratulations,
ginger

Mary said...

Oooohhh, how exciting! I thought maybe I missed the few issues they usually carry at my Borders. I'm going to go right down and see if they have arrived there now...
xoxo,
mary

misskp said...

Congratulations, Cindy on your "dream come true!" I can't wait to get the magazine in my hot little hands and find you in print!

ceekay said...

Wow, I know someone famous! You are on my favorite blog site so I check in on you regularly. Love your site and am anxious to pick up the magazine to see th article. Congratulations! I know you must be tickled, I sure would be!

Shari said...

I can't wait to get my copy! If I wasn't up to my ears in paint, I'd go out searching for it right this minute. Congratulations, Cindy! I am so very happy for you!

bj said...

OMG, CINDY....ROMANTIC HOMES....I am so excited for you, my dear. You and your lovely home deserve all the praise you get. I can hardly wait to get to the store for my copy.....
CONGRATULATIONS, CINDY GIRL......
hugs, bj

bj said...

I left out "Country"...ROMANTIC COUNTRY HOMES....WOW

Suzy said...

Congratulation Cindy, you truly deserve to be in that magazine you are an inspiration to so many of us.
I can't even imagine how do you feel, but savor and enjoy your moment.
I am so happy for you.
Love, Suzy

Glenda said...

I have been waiting and waiting and waiting to see this in print. Those of use who visit you daily already know your great work. And now those who haven't found you before will.
Be prepared for a on slot of visitors now to your site.

CONGRATS to you Cindy.

Glenda~manyfondmemories

Rosie's Whimsy said...

This is so exciting! I must try to find a copy :-) Rosie

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Ohmygosh.... I am on my way to get a copy....Well.... I am VERY impressed...I think it is about time our favorite decorator was is a wonderful magazine...
YAY for CINDY...
Hugs
Linda

Southern Heart said...

I can't wait to find a copy....this is so exciting! Congratulations, and enjoy your much-deserved recognition~

xoxo

Melissa said...

Woo-hoo! I'm going to get a copy so that I can see it too!

Congratulations!!

M.

Shelley Jo said...

Awesome, Cindy! I'll have to look for it next time I'm in town...I can't believe the clerk was NOT impressed. What's up with that??? I mean, really. If I worked at a bookstore and someone bought a magazine and said, "I'm in this issue," I would be, "Really? What page? That's awesome!"

Debbie P said...

Congratulations Cindy! You deserve to be in that magazine. No one decorates with style, on a budget like you do. Your blog is the first one I hit, every day. I can't wait to pick up my copy!

Debbie

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

I will try and not get a speeding ticket going to Books a Million, can't wait to see it. You must be so excited. To have your home in a magazine is truly a dream come true!!

Hugs,

LeAnn :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Congratulations Cindy
Alison

Brenda Kula said...

I didn't realize that was you! I have you on my Favs list of blogs to read, and I was reading that very magazine last night and saw you. I just didn't know it was you!
Brenda

Dolly said...

Jumping up and down....
YAY Cindy I am so excited for you!
Congrads girl...you deserve to shine! Your blog is awesome!

Have you stopped smiling yet??? :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugz, Dolly

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Wow, how exciting! I would have bought all the copies, too. And if I had been the clerk, I would have been excited for you! I hope to find a copy here this weekend!
*Heidi*

The Feathered Nest said...

Yaaaaaaay Cindy!!!! I'm so happy for you, girl!! You deserve this so much sweetie, I can't wait to get the issue and see....I just left the store too! Well, maybe this weekend I'll pick it up...Congratulations! xxoo, Dawn

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! Your home is so very beautiful it deserves to be an inspiration to the readers of that lovely magazine:>)

Becca said...

Well bla to the grumpy clerk! I'M so excited for you! Can't wait to read a copy!

Janet said...

All over the country women are opening the magazine an oohing and ahhing over your talent. they all wish they knew you and guess what? They can thru your blog. Glad to know you before you were famous :)

Janet

Debbie from NJ said...

Cindy,

I got my copy this afternoon! I hadn't even read your blog yet today, and I went to Wegmans and there was the new book!! I am thrilled for you, congrats! I am going to curl up and read it tonight with some tea!

Debbie xo

the feathered nest said...

I'm going to have to go look for it this weekend! Congratulations Cindy, I'm so excited and happy for you!

Manuela

Shari said...

I'm sooooo bummed. I went to 4 places tonight looking for Romantic Country Homes. Two places didn't have it at all and the two other stores were still displaying last month's issue. Boo hoo hoo.
:(

Jen r. said...

Congrats! I am heading to borders tomorrow!
Jen R

Anonymous said...

How exciting! I'll have to look for the magazine this weekend. I wish they sold subscriptions.

~elaine~

Mary said...

Adding my congrats. to the list - if anyone deserves accolades for fabulous decorating on a shoestring.....you're the gal Cindy. Thanks for all you share with us - I'm so glad to have known you this past year - you definitely opened my eyes as to how one can have beautiful surroundings without a big bank account!

Will pick up a copy tomorrow for sure!
Hugs - Mary.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh I am so excited for you Cindy! I have to go get a copy! I have to say that it couldn't happen to a more deserving and special gal.

Hugs,
Dena

Edie Marie's Attic said...

WOW CINDY! You truly ARE my blog inspiration! I have been checking for the new issue of Romantic Country EVERY time I'm at the store, now I know why! You go girl!! CONGRATS!! Sherry

J Leigh said...

I can't wait to get my copy! I am going to town tomm! I used to get the magazine but let my subscription expire....how exciting for you!

Stitcher S said...

I'm very happy for you and I will pick this one up at the bookstore this weekend!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Congratulations, Cindy!! I don't think they sell that magazine in the UK, but I'm going to look while I'm out today.

Robyn said...

WhooooHOOOOooo! I am so excited for you! I truly am! I can't wait to get a copy! Congrats again! Well deserved!
Mnay Hugs,
Robyn

Julie said...

I am so excited for you. I have to run out and get me a magazine today. Congratulations. I love your blog.

Julie

Erin~~The Classy Rabbit~~ said...

Congratulations Cindy!! I am so excited for you. You're very deserving of this - you have a beautiful blog!!

I've been checking for this issue every time I go to the store but it hasn't arrived here yet. I'm going to try to get out Monday to look for it again.

Have a wonderful weekend and congratulations - how very exciting!

Hugs,
Erin

CreatingMyself said...

How exciting! I'm new to blogging but I've been reading your blog for a few months. I love your style! Through your blog, you've inspired me to do more to beautify my home & now many more will have the same opportunity. Thanks for sharing your style, yourself & your home w/ us! And CONGRATULATIONS!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, cindy, that is exciting! I don't blame you, I would be excited too. I will have to look for the mag in the store next time I'm in there. It's always fun when you "know" someone who is featured.

Congrats!
Rhoda

Debbie from NJ said...

I picked mine up at Wegmans if anyone has one near them, they carry it also. Good luck ladies! Hope you find it. They have a great book section also!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

I got it, I got it,,,,,this is so exciting. But why oh why didn't they post your pretty face with the article???? Congrats again!!

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Cindy!
Congrats on being in the magazine....I'm in it too!! I haven't been able to find a copy yet though.....When I do, I will post it too...
Hugs,
Penny

Miss Jean said...

Congratulations Cindy! I'll have to go get a copy of the magazine. I think all of us secretly wish we had a house or yard that was nice enough to be featured in a magazine. Bravo to you.

Selia said...

That is wonderful! I am so happy for you. I love your blog and your ideas. I am going out to buy it today!

Elzie said...

How exciting!! Must be lovely to find your home in that magazine. And I can assure you I would have been impressed if you've told me LOL.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Love Elzie

melody is slurping life said...

Found you through BlogHer Ads email.

Congratulations! I love that magazine.

daisy cottage said...

Congratulations Cindy!
(((hugs)))


xo,
Kim

Rue said...

You made me laugh because I would have done the same thing! I can't wait to grab a copy...
Rue :)

Tara said...

Cindy

what an exciting moment! You deserve every accolade, my dear!

:0)
Tara

lady jicky said...

I shall look out for that mag when it comes to Australia in a month or two! Congrats.

Karen Erickson said...

How exciting! That's how I discovered you - I bought the magazine yesterday! I've been visiting Bella Pink and Chez Fifi so I'm definitely adding you to my blogroll! Your blog is lovely. :)

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

I have been waiting to see you published!! Thanks for letting us know that the magazine is ready!!!!
Congrats Cindy!!!!

Rosemary said...

Wow Cindy!!
Congrats to you! I can't wait to get a copy of the magazine.
Rosemary

Kathy said...

Congratulations Cindy!!!!

How exciting! You deserve to be in the magazines! Your home is AMAZING!

I would have bought every issue they had too! LOL

Kelly @http://katydidskountry.blogspot.com/ said...

Hi Cindy,
I am a newcomer in the blogging world. Congrats on getting in the
Romantic Country Homes mag. I love your blog with all the great ideas. You are awesome! I love making things look "better" than the original too! Drop by when you can!
Kelly

The Liberty Belle said...

Congratulations! I'm very happy for you and know that you and those who love you best must be very proud of your accomplishment.

Deann Johnson said...

oh Cindy, I hope my Borders has that magazine too ! congrats !!! one of the times I was published in Somerset Studio, the cashier wasn't impressed either *sigh*. I used to go in other times and open the magazine to "my" page though ;)

Barbara said...

ohh..what a beautiful blog...stay here a long time...beautiful ...will visit gain Kisses Barbara

Gail McCormack said...

Good on you Cindy!!
Over here in Australia we get the magazine a little later....but I'll be watching out for it...could you maybe give us a little tiny peek of some of the photos??

A Romantic Porch said...

Cindy! I'm so happy for you. You deserve it very much. I can't wait till those magazines are on sale here. Congratulations!! Enjoy! xoRachel

Adrienne said...

Congratulations. It's about time the world saw what you've done in your home. We love to see it here but everyone needs to have a chance to see it, too. Now they can. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. ~Adrienne~

Sweet Designs said...

Congratualtions! I bought my magazine yesterday, I am so happy they featured you and your talents.
Judith

Lisa said...

Congrats! I can't wait to pick up a copy. I read about this issue on Fifi's blog and I've been watching for it in the stores but haven't seen it yet in this neck of the woods.

How fun for you!!!!!!!

Dolly said...

On saturday I went to Barnes and Noble and Wal mart looking for the magazine....NO LUCK!!!!
{they are both an hours drive from my home}
Grrrrrr......
I am bummed!

Wish me luck on finding one!

Hugz, Dolly

joan said...

I seen this magazine Cindy! How exciting for you! Great article!

Esther Sunday said...

Congratulation, Cindy!! You DESERVE it!!!

Devonia said...

I'm so proud for you for making the magazine, Cindy and especially proud you FOUND it. At Borders? I went to Borders twice already and made them check the periodicals and they saijavascript:void(0)
Publish Your Commentd they didn't carry it here. :( I've checked everywhere and can't find it!!! {I've been told that one of my paintings is tucked in the corner of one page of this Spring Issue but I've yet to see it}. But I'll keep trying and I'll look for you if I'm successful. Congratulations!

Ashley said...

yay cindy! of course you would be in a magazine...just like the prize money story you told me. it's all yours girl! i have the magazine but haven't had a minute to read it! can't wait! i'm way behind on blog reading. blessings!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Congratulations on the magazine, I'll be sure to pick it up! I think my friend, Heather is in it too. Can't wait to get a peak.

Lisa said...

Congratulations, I have to find a copy for myself!

Cathy said...

Cindy, Cindy, Cindy, I was jumping up and down when I saw your feature in Romantic Country yesterday. Your article was absolutely wonderful and it was even more exciting to think, "I know her" and how inspiring you have always been to me. Thank you for your encouragement and I all my best wishes for you and your article.
YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!

xoxo
Cath

Tracie said...

Good for you Cindy!
Fifi is the sweetest - I would have blurted that out to the cashier too sweetheart. Congratulations. Maybe you should autograph your pages (hehe).
~Tracie
My Petite Maison

Naturegirl said...

Congratulations Cindy I have followed your blog for sometime and I am so excited for you.. what an achievement to be published! I am happy for you. One one does not show her home but wonderful Nature imges on her blog.. sunkissed from AZ NG

J. Adams said...

I would like to extend to you my utmost congratulations on having your work published in this fine magazine. Honestly, Cindy, I have gone through your blog and you have great, and I mean great talent. Thank you for sharing everything you have made with me, and everyone else. Kudos!

Cindy Roberts said...

Congratulations! Cindy@cutepinkstuff.com

Anonymous said...

I wish you were my next door neighbor. I know you would share your wonderful sense of style and creativity!! You do a great job and it is obvious that you LOVE decorating. Lucky devil - you have so much talent.

Carla said...

Hi Cindy. The article about you in Romantic Country inspired me to try blogging. Your photos are so beautiful, both in content and quality. Do you have any tips on how to take a good quality digital photograph? I'm a real novice with a camera and do not yet know how to use Photoshop.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, I found your blog through the story about you in Romantic Country and you should have a whole spread about your home! I too am a single mother and have to decorate on a very VERY tight budget. When i got divorced and we moved in to our apt we had nothing. It's been 3 yrs and i still have so much to do. I read everything on your blog and when I seen your bedroom makeover i wanted to cry. IT WAS SO GORGOUS! But I know i'll get there too. Ill keep checking in on you

CONNIE W said...

I just this evening bought the magazine and read the lovely article. It's really, really nice. I enjoyed reading it and wanted to congratulate you on being featured. How exciting!

Anonymous said...

~I am SO excited for you, I thought I missed my chance to get to see you in the magazine. I thought if Cindy reads this magazine it must be so inspiring.....then I was looking through it, I was like I recognize that picture and It was the magazine!!! I was so excited I wanted to tell someone. My son who is 2 didn't quite get it or care. :D I think they should have done more of a spread on you though ;D Just my thought. I love it and great job as always Cindy!!

Kathy Steele said...

Good for you Cindy!!!
I have been reading your blog for quite awhile now and have really enjoyed your enthusiasm, creativity and sharing. I am presently working on a blog, not yet published, and look forward to reading more of yours.

Kathy