Sunday, December 27, 2009

BIG EXCITING NEWS!!!

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You are not going to believe this! I'm in the February 2010 issue of Romantic Homes Magazine!!! I can't stop smiling! I'm one of "The Romantics"!! It's a feature they do every February where they "spotlight creative individuals who inspire others". I remember seeing this feature last February and thinking how exciting it must to be to be one of the selected "Romantics" but I never in a million years thought they would contact me. I didn't even know they knew me! I can't tell you how hard it has been to keep this a secret!


Another exciting aspect to all of this is that my daughter, Lauren, got photo credit for the photo she took of me! I told her she should to take it to school and show her photography teacher. How many teenagers get photo credit in a major magazine? I'm so excited for her!


So here's a behind-the-scenes funny story. I was so excited when they contacted me and I thought about what I was going to write about for days. Next thing I know I'm down to the last day before the deadline and in a bit of a panic! I had so many ideas swirling through my head but I hadn't written anything down yet! I knew I wanted to mention my parents because I think so much of the person I am (at least the good parts) is because of them. I finally sat down the evening before it was due and wrote this really long, heart-felt article and then when I went to email it off to them the morning of the deadline I reread the email they sent me and I realized that they had given me a 150 word limit and I wrote over 500 words!!! PANIC!!! I had to do some really quick editing, major editing, but I was able to get it down to a little over 150 words.



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I would also like to say hello and welcome to anyone who found me through the Romantic Homes magazine feature! I try to update my blog 5 days a week so stop by often and feel free to leave a comment if you like!


I would also like to thank Linda from Linda's Blue Gate who sent me her magazine because I haven't received mine yet and it isn't out yet in the stores around here.... I must have gone to 15 stores looking for it!


Also, thank you to all my readers who stop by here! I really appreciate it! I feel like I have friends all over the world now! It's so amazing!


Click here to read about one of the special items in the photo.




200 comments:

Rita May said...

Congratulations Cindy! You must be so very excited.
Cheers from your friend in S. Florida,
Rita

Laura said...

CONGRATS Cindy!!! How awesome is this for you! You have a wonderful blog and beautiful taste, its no wonder they chose you.

Enjoy!
Laura

Kathysue said...

Congrats Cindy, You are perfect for this magazine I think your home is a wonderful example of a romantic home done tastefully. How exciting and well deserved, Hugs Kathysue

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

Congratulations, Cindy! This is such exciting news, and so well-deserved. You have exquisite taste beginning with spying treasures to arranging them in your home. I've always believed you will someday own and live in your dream home! May 2010 bring you many more wonderful opportunities and much success! ~Arleen

Sunflower Farm said...

how wonderful I will go look for you.

stefanie said...

Congratulations!!! you soooooo deserve this, it is always so fun to stop by your blog and see all the gorgeous photos you post!!!

Sadie said...

well Congratulations, that's wonderful. I can't get hold of the magazine over here in the UK, but I will do some searching online to see if I can get it. I'd also love somerset life, but the only time I found a site that would send it here, it would have ended up costing about £40, which I simply couldn't justify.

I can tell that it's a fabulous magazine, so I can totally understand your joy about being featured.

Your home always looks so gorgeous, I'm not surprised magazines want to talk about you and it!

Sadie :o)

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Wow!! What exciting news! Congratulations! I will be looking for your article in the February issue:)
It is a Happy New Year!!
Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What an incredible honor and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Your home is just gorgeous and you do inspire so many people with your beautiful vignettes and all your fabulous ideas. I am so thrilled for you and so well deserved. Hugs, Marty

Angie Mae said...

Congratulations! You so deserve it! You have and share beautiful pictures of your home and I am so inspired by you!

NicNacManiac said...

How super duper exciting!! Congratulations Cindy...you truly are the most inspirational romantic around!!
Enjoy the rest of your day!! xOxO

Sandi said...

Hi Cindy,
I picked up my Romantic Homes yesterday at Walmart and saw your article before I read your post!! It is wonderful!!!!!! Congraulations!!!!!!
Blessings~

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Congratulations ..How very Exciting !!!

Your Blog ..and your Home are just exquisite !!!

Kindest Regards ..Sara

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Cindy,

I opened up my magazine yesterday and saw your beautiful face. I also did notice that Lauren was given credit for your lovely photo which is such a wonderful thing to happen to a girl.
How very proud you must both be.
Enjoy!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Congrats -- You do have a most beautiful home and I can certainly see why you would be featured. Congrats to Lauren too -- how exceptional! Now I can't wait to find that magazine to see all your beautiful pictures and read your 150 words!~

Danielle said...

I received my copy yesterday and noticed you right away. Congrats and warm wishes. -Danielle

Danielle said...

I received my copy yesterday and noticed you right away. Congrats and warm wishes. -Danielle

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW!!!! Congrats Cindy! That is truly a huge honor. I will be sure and pick up a copy of it.

~Happy New Year!~ :)

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Congratulations Cindy! I knew about your big news. I have a subscription and saw you in there when I got my issue last week. I'm surprised they didn't feature you earlier!

Helen said...

Very, very impressive Ms. Cindy! You deserve this recognition .... Happy New Year! Can't wait to see the magazine....

Sandy said...

Hi Cindy,
Congrats! It's about time - you have the most romantic home I've ever seen! I can't wait to buy that issue. I love your blue and white teapot and cup and saucer. Hope you had a great Christmas. We've been visiting with family and are heading back home tomorrow. We wait to celebrate our Christmas so I'm getting excited to be home tomorrow.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Cherie said...

Oh Cindy, I share in your excitement! I can't wait to see the article! I am sure that you felt so much more about this and I do hope that you write more on the subject. Hold this moment close to your heart and build on it. Expect more. Much love and happiness to you in the New Year dear.
Cherie

Linda said...

Oh how exciting! So well deserved also! Your Romantic Home is wonderful. I will have to look for this magazine! Congrats!!!!

Linda

Maison Douce said...

Congratulations, Cindy!! I can't wait to read it!!
Isabel

The Feathered Nest said...

I'm so happy for you sweet Cindy!!!! I just saw the feature yesterday! If anyone should be one of the Romantics, it should be YOU!! hugs and love, Dawn

Magnolia Street Style said...

Congratulations. How cool is that to be featured? But you have a beautiful blog and deserve it.

Connie

fairfieldhouse said...

Cindy,

Congrats! I can understand your excitement. Even though I am new to the blogging world it is easy to see why you were featured. Your blog and home are beautiful.

Deborah

Jans Gourds said...

Huge kudos to you Cindy. If anyone deserves the attention, You do.
Your blog is very enjoyable and inspiring and they couldn't have featured a better blog then yours.
What a wonderful way to start your New Year.
Keep up the great work and as they say what you put out to others, comes back at you 10 fold. Way to go girl
Jan

JBeaudetStudios said...

How exciting! Congratulations Cindy! I love that magazine and I love your blog. You're a perfect fit. I just bought the January issue yesterday so I'm a little behind I guess. Can't wait to get the new one now:)-Jennifer

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

OMG! I just got this issue Thursday and it is the next up for me to look through! I've been trying to catch up on my magazines from the past month. How exciting! Congratulations, Cindy! How exciting for your daughter, too. She should definitely bring it in to show the teacher, and if she pursues photography she can add it to her portfolio.

The French Bear said...

Good for you! Congratulations, I can see why they choose you. You have a very romantic spirit and inspiring home!!! I look forward to getting my issue!!!
Yeah!!!! I love good news!
Hugs,
Margaret B

DreamgirlLisa said...

OMG Cindy! That is so amazing and exciting, but also, so deserved. You have the best ideas and are very inspiring. I always wonder how you have time to do all you do, plus work full-time and blog 5 days a week. I will be sure to get the issue and brag to my friends that I "know" you, even though we have never met, your personal touch (emails and comments) have meant a lot to me. You go Girl!!!!
P.S Congrats to to Lauren too!

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

You must be unbelievably excited! They chose well--you inspire so many of us and make our days a little brighter. Congrats!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I've been searching for it ever since you posted about this on Facebook. I can't find it out here yet either.

Congrats! You deserve it.

Hugs,
Joanne

Bambi said...

Congratulations Cindy! That is so exciting and I am so happy for you. I know that you certainly do inspire me!! Can't wait to get the magazine.

Bambi said...

And congratulations to Lauren as well!!!

Lynn said...

Cindy,
I am thrilled for you! Oh my gosh, my magazine did not come yet, now I will go crazy waiting for it to arrive to see you in print. This has been one of your dreams and it's come true! You have worked so hard and deserve this recognition in a National Magazine like Romantic Homes. Congratulations to Loren, that is wonderful that she was given credit in Romantic Homes for her photography. That is huge! What a way to start off the New Year! Way to go Cindy.
Big hugs and blessings to both you and Loren and BTW Happy New Year!!!

sashagirl said...

Yay Cindy!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! And I ditto what everyone else has said, your home is so beautiful and so deserving of this gorgeous magazine and you most certainly DO inspire many, many others!!!!!!!! I can't wait to get my copy! And YES, you do have friends all over the world, I feel the same way through my friends i've made through flickr!!! What a way to start off the new year!!!!!! Would love you to stop by my flickr...I've been published, too...in Somerset Studio Jan/Feb 2010 issue AND we made the cover!!!! And a huge Congratulations to your daughter on her photography, yay Lauren!!!!!!
Happy New Year!!!!
Your friend in Mississippi,
Milli Wagoner (sashagirl on flickr)

Nancy said...

Hi Cindy,
That is such an exciting thing to happen! I don't blame you for being so thrilled; it's quite an honor! And woo hoo to your daughter for her photography!

Nancy

Gayla said...

Congratulations to you and to Lauren. I am in search of a magazine!!!! You soooo deserve it! I love yourblog and your sweet heart shines through it all!

Sandra said...

Congratulations! I just got my magazine in the mail and recognized your picture in the article right away since I am already a follower of your creative inspiring blog. How wonderful for you and your daughter.

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Cindy! Saw you in the magazine a few days ago and I'm so happy for you! From one "romantic" to another (I was one of them last year) I wish you a big congratulations and enjoy every minute! :)

Great way to start 2010!

:)

Ruth

Kelly said...

How cool, I just got the magazine the other day and it sat on my night stand too busy to read..just read it now and you did a great job...but anyone who reads your blog knows that..and congrats to your daughter Lauren...she took a nice picture of you ...

Kelly

All things nice... said...

Oh congratulations Cindy, what a lovely way to start the New Year. I visit your blog lots and your home is so pretty

All things nice...

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Cindy,
That is so neat, and I am so excited for you. what an honor!
Congratulations! You are an awesome decorator and you have such wonderful creativity I am not surprised one bit that you were chosen.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Enjoy basking in the glory of it all!! lol,
Blessings hon,
Nellie
P.S. Is the new pic of you the one Lauren took, I love that pic,
it is a very nice shot! Congrats to Lauren as well, How neat for her too!

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Congratulations Cindy! Your home deserves to be in a magazine, it is so beautiful and romantic.
Enjoy the bliss...
Cathleen alyce

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations!! How exciting for you!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Wow! How very fun! You are definitely one of the Romantics and I am so glad you were featured!! You have been an inspiration to me!

I can't wait till I can find the magazine and read it!

blessings
mary

Anonymous said...

congrats..cindy..A GREAT YEAR RIGHT?..xoxo...FROM EL SALVADOR...in Central America...your house is my inspiration...
!!happy bloger new year.to you !!!!!!1

Marfa (an unstamped letter) said...

My sincerest congratulations. I have been reading your blog for a while now and I have to agree with the magazine people. If your home is a mirror of your personality, you ARE one of those romantics. You deserve to be in that magazine. Your house is absolutely lovely. Everybody can tell how much effort and love you put into it.

angie's wedding shoppe said...

congratulations Cindy! I read and save every magazine of Romantic Homes. I have a small bridal shop and last spring they did and article on a small shop in the Chicago area. I was so envious. I can not wait to read your work. I read your blog daily, I enjoy it very much. I love when you take us sight seeing. I do not get to travel.

Angie,
The Wedding Shoppe

Ann said...

Congrats! You deserve this recognition for your inspiration and honesty. Enjoy your moment. Ann

Glenda said...

YAHOO !!!!

Well done sista.

I know you've been holding this secret for months.

Good news for Lauren too.

Happy New Year !!!!!

Madeleine said...

Congratulations! and keep living your Dream!!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Cindy! HOORAY for you. I was reading my magazine yesterday and just gasped when I saw you! It could not have happened to a more deserving and lovely person. Thank you again for the review you did about my aprons! And HOORAY for Lauren. What a thrill. She'll be the envy of her class. Happy New Year. You're off to a great start and its still december.LOL

Lynda @ Elegance Reclaimed said...

CONGRATULATIONS Cindy and to your daughter also.

Fantastic News indeed … and very well deserved.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

P.S.I think you should do that coffee table book that I nagged you about last spring. You & Lauren make a great team.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

OMG Cindy, how exciting!! That must have been a tough one to keep a secret, you did good (; Ya know I had a really hard time finding the Romantic Homes mag last month and I was wondering if they were limiting the amount of copies they're printing or if it was just my bad luck, hmmmm, well I am so happy for you, enjoy it and you sooooo deserve it!!
Hugs~Kelly

sissie said...

Hi Cindy!
I got my copy of Romantic Homes the other day and while looking through the pages, suddenly, there you were!!
Congratulations. The articl was wonderful and the pictures were fantastic. I'm so glad that I can visit your pretty home just by clicking a button and going to your blog.
~~hugs~~ Sissie

Dolly said...

Oh my gosh Cindy!!!!!
How exciting.......
I bet you are still smiling!

Congrats to you and Lauren.....
I am so happy for you both!!!!!

Hugz, Dolly

Ariadone said...

Congratulations Cindy and to your daughter too. You succesfull women, you.
Helas, the magazine is not in my country. But ...I visit your blog often and you are on my site under favorites.
Enjoy
Godeliva van Ariadone

Susan B said...

Congratulations Cindy! What wonderful news, and how excited you must be!

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh that is soooooooooo wonderful Cindy!!!! Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see your feature and you are so very deserving! I'm absolutely thrilled for you!!!!

Love,
Kim

Carolee said...

Congratulations Cindy!! Your photos are always so beautiful. I'll be sure to get a copy of the magazine when it hits the stands.

Debbie V. said...

Congrats Cindy!

I am sooo glad that you are finally being featured in the Romantic Homes magazine. I have always thought that you should be featured in this magazine as your blog is exactly what romantic home decorating exemplifies.

Keep us the good work!

LDH said...

How awesome! SO excited for you, Cindy!!!

Anonymous said...

Cindy,

I received my magazine a couple of days ago and I was flipping thru it and saw your picture and caught my breath and said "I know her", well not really maybe but I sure feel like I do after reading your blog for so long. Congratulations...it couldn't happen to a nicer person.

Vickie

heislerv@hotmail.com

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

WOW! Congratulations!!!! It takes a while for Romantic Homes to get down here in Australia and costs $14 50! But I will make a point of seeking it out. How exiting!! Look where blogging gets you...... Isn't it wonderful :)
Irene x

Linda K. said...

Oh my goodness, Cindy! You must be elated! I'm so happy for you! I can't say that I am surprised, your home is so beautifully designed and absolutely stunning for the romantic at heart. That's why I love coming here to get inspired with new ideas from your blog. Keep up the good work dear lady! Now, I am off to get my copy of the magazine...

Linda
Robin's Egg Blues

Tammy said...

COngrats Cindy! I saw it in my Romantic Homes Mag and wondered why you hadn't mentioned it, since it was such an honor. I loved the article as well!

oliviabellarose said...

well done cindy, i am a fan of romantic homes magazine and also of your blog. i think its so wonderful for you and for lauren, you deserve it for all the love you put into your home and blog. your new friend from australia tina.

September said...

SO very proud of you, Miss Cindy Sue... :) Who would have known, all those years ago, that my beautiful, kind friend would end up in a magazine. I'm so excited for you! :) Congrats, my friend. Now we have lots to celebrate on Tuesday!!! Bring the magazine!!!!!!!

Polly@MakeMineBeautiful said...

That's fabulous news Cindy!! I can't believe that you say you can't believe it. Heck, you could teach them a few things. I bet you'll end up as a regular in the mag from here on out, and who knows, maybe they'll have you write a few articles for them.

Great news for Lauren too. Congrats to you both.

Anonymous said...

This couldn't happen to a more deserving person. You are always so humble and appreciative. Your talent is amazing as well. How nice that Romantic Homes is showcasing something romantic . . . not eclectic, modern or out of reach. I always feel like I'm looking at a magazine when I read your site. Thank you and congratulations! xxoMarta

Linda Q said...

Wow congratulations Cindy, I will be sure to get one of those issues! You deserve it, so talented. I need to just subscribe to that magazine, as often as I buy it.
Have a great week!
Linda

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Congrats Cindy...
I am so thrilled for you. What a wonderful honor this is. I am also so thrilled for your daughter. It is so GREAT that they gave her credit for the pics that she took. I know it was enough to get her going on her photography. Such encouragement. I have not read this Romantic magazine, and I am going to check it out today while I am out.

I love your home and the vignettes that you share. I can see why you were chosen to be in this magazine Cindy. Congrats again.

Country hugs...Sherry

Angela said...

All I can say is, naturally! Congratulation for an Illinois follower and friend.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Congratulations Cindy! You should be excited it quite an honor.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Big congrats, Cindy! That is wonderful for you. That would be my dream too, to somehow get mentioned in a magazine with a feature. I'm not holding my breath that it will ever happen though. You must be over the moon!

Esther Sunday said...

So awesome, Cindy! Just got my issue in the mail today, and of course, stumbled on to it! Way to go!!!!!! I love what you wrote and way to go for Lauren, too! So deserved, the both of you! Now, when is Romantic Homes going to come to it's senses and profile your home in detail?

vintagebejoyful said...

Oh Cindy I am so happy for you!!! this is such great news, and I can't think of anyone who deserves it more than you.....your blog is wonderful and so are you!

Tracey C.

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
I agree with everyone ,you do deserve it.Your blog is like a beautiful magazine.
I am happy for both you and Lauren.
I will be going out to look for the magazine tomorrow.

Keep smiling!
Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Cindy -
You are so deserving of this! And I'm like you, that February feature is one I look forward to every year. What a wonderful way to start the New Year - and I know it is just the beginning of great things to come. Thanks for all you do - I do love and enjoy your blog every day.
Cindy in Albuqeurque

Charlene said...

Congratulations DEAR FREIND! You so deserve the credit given for you do indeed inspire so many of us. So glad you will be featured & I can't wait to see it! Be sure & frame a copy of it! Have a great week! Charlene

Gail Griner Golden said...

How exciting, Cindy. Can't wait to get the magazine. It's one of my favorites. Your lovely home fits the bill for Romantic Homes.

Elsie said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!I am so glad
you told,I still haven't found the
magazine yet.I say a heartfelt
C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!!!!!
I am so happy for you and it
couldn't have happened to a nicer
person...uh...persons,can't forget
that Lauren was a photographer.
Wow and in a major magazine and
she is only 17yr.old,just think
what she can do in the future.
The door is open for her. All I
can say is they made a wise and
wonderful choice.:O)

Wendy said...

Cindy, I am so happy and excited for you! Can't wait to buy it in the store!!
Wendy

Dee D said...

Magazine today, book tomorrow! I don't think anyone here would be surprised. You are so deserving of this! I feel like it happened to a good friend I've know for a long time and now she's a celebrity! Congrats to you and your pretty daughter Lauren from Pa!

VintageCrafter said...

Congratulations Cindy! You truly are an inspiration to other "romantics".
I can't wait to go an find you in Romantic Homes! It is one of my favorite magazines.
**smiles**
Carol

texasdaisey said...

Congrats! I am so pleased and excited for you. Many more blessings your way I hope.
Debbie

The Lazy Peacock said...

congratulations! that is just awesome. i'm not familiar with this magazine, but i will find it! i can't wait to see your story in print.

Ashlin said...

It was only a matter of time, Cindy dear!! Congratulations! That will be a keeper magazine for me! I am sooooooo happy for you!!!!!!!!!

Audrinna said...

WTG I have always loved your blog

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! To both you and Lauren. This is such a well-deserved honor. I haven't had the pleasure of seeing the issue yet but I am incredibly happy you are getting the recognition you so deserve! Now, if somebody from HGTV would just sit up and take notice of how talented you are...

Donna said...

Wonderful news! You so deserve to be in the magazine. I can't wait to get my copy.

tales from an oc cottage said...

FINALLY!!!! Something really romantic in Romantic Homes! Huge congrats!!!

m ^..^

Rosie said...

Congratulations, Cindy! Your style is so lovely it's a wonder the magazine took soo long to find you!
rosie

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I saw you in mine! I get mine in the mail and I was so pleased to see you featured!
Brenda

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Awesome news is an under statement, Cindy. It's about time I say! Your blog outdoes Romantic Homes on a weekly basis. Its only a matter of time before even bigger things happen to you - I just know it. Your hard work will pay off one day. Blessings, Barb

A Touch of Country said...

Woo Hoo Cindy!

How exciting and fun.

You are always such a great inspiration to me. Hats off to a FABULOUS New Year for you and your family.

Natalie

Judy said...

Congratulations Cindy! You were my first blog discovery (found when I played on RMS two years ago). Thanks to you, the entire world of blogging opened up and I ended up creating my own.

Can't wait to see the magazine.

Hugs!
Judy

Its So Very Cheri said...

Congrats--what a thrill
Cheri

FILIGREE MOON said...

Congratulations! I saw your photo in the magazine and recognized it immediately from your blog! Super exciting - I also saw the photo credit - super exciting for your daughter! Looking forward to future ideas and beautiful photos on your lovely blog! ~ Angela

Lenore said...

Fabulous, Cindy......how wonderful for you and you deserve it girl!!!!
I wanted you to know that yours was the first blog that I poured over and looked forward to reading each and every post.
Big Congrats again....looking forward to reading the magazine when it comes out!
Happy New Year.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Congratulations! How incredibly exciting for you and your family!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am SO thrilled! We will all be buying the magazine and showing it to everyone we know...saying this is my friend, Cindy! I am SO proud of you! We all love your blog and we love you!

Denise said...

Congratulations, Cindy! You, of all people deserve this most! I LOVE your blog - it's always so relaxing and inspiring to visit here. I noticed Lauren's credits and was so proud and excited for her! Your right, not every teen gets "published" in a national magazine! Congratulations to both of you!
Happy New Year!

Piney Rose said...

can't wait to see this issue!

LOUD n PROUD said...

wow thats great,CONGRATULATIONS!I am going to check it out.

zees5 said...

Congratulations Cindy! Er, you're going to have to change the magazine cover in your sidebar (: ~Page

WendyBee said...

Oh, Cindy! I love your blog and love the magazine and just assumed that you would be a natural fit to feature in that fabulous mag! Congratulations to you and keep up the good work!
WendyBee

Dream Mom said...

Congratulations Cindy! You deserve it.

I remember the first time I found you blog when I googled "romantic home". I too was inspired by all of the pretty things in your home. I am glad the readers of Romantic Home magazine will get to be inspired as well.

We all love the beautiful eye candy you publish and the time you take to make all of your photos a little bit prettier.

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Yay Cindy!!! I was wondering when someone would finally contact you for something like this!! Next is your own section of a magazine as an editor!! I'm sure this will happen someday soon!! You are so talented & full of Inspiration!! Congrats to Lauren too!! On her fabulous photography!! Cant wait to see this Issue!

Blessings ~ Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
You don't know me, but one day I happened upon your BEAUTIFUL blog and I check in often to drool! Thanks so much for taking your time to give us all a few moments of bliss while looking at all of your romantic treasures! Today when I opened my Romantic Homes Magazine, I saw your spread. I am very happy and excited for you! Congratulations on making it to the big time! Fondly, Libby
zeiglerfamily@me.com

Charlotte said...

Wow Cindy. This is such exciting news. I'm so very happy for you. I'll be looking forward to seeing the article.
Happy New Year!
Charlotte

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Cindy,
Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and I'm sure you've just been itching to tell us. I'm going to have to look for a copy in the store...tomorrow! Tell Lauren a big congrats too!
Blessings,
Kayren

Carol @ The Roseberry Cottage said...

Congratulations Cindy! I received my magazine a few days ago and was so excited when I saw your article. Your home is gorgeous and this is so well deserved.
Congrats to Lauren also!!
Happy New Year.
Hugs,
Carol

GardenDesigner said...

super super cool! We are all so happy for you!
I got the subscription for christmas.. but I wont wait to get it... Bye! I am getting in the car NOW!!! LOL
Vanessa
Http://RhinestoneContessa.com

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Congrats Cindy! Very exciting news! I will be looking forward to getting the magazine as soon as I see it on the store shelf! Thanks for your recent visit! Happy New Year!~Patti

BriarRose said...

Cindy, I just got back from Barnes and Noble with the February edition of Romantic Homes magazine. It was so exciting to see your home on the pages of one of my favorite magazines. You did a great job with your 150 words. :) Congratulations...you truly are an inspiration.

Debra

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

So happy for you both, congrats on the feature and her photo credit!
~Michelle

Karina said...

HI Cindy!
I just wanted to let you know that I found you from the feature in the Mercury news. I remember that Sunday opening the paper and just being sooo excited to find someone like you. I had been telling my husband that I wanted to paint some of my furniture white earlier that week. Then you were in the paper, I went to your blog and the rest is history :-). We followed your how to and our pieces turned out so nice. I had never followed a blog before that day. I want to thank you so much for being so consistent in posting and I have enjoyed so much "hearing" from you each week. I rejoice in the Feb feature for you in the magazine. You deserve it! I am constantly inspired as a renter to know that you rent too and you don't let that stop you from creating a lovely home. Hope you have a wonderful New Year!
Karina

Mary said...

Oh Cindy, I'm so thrilled for you! You are my idea of the perfect "romantic" -- truly an inspiration!
xoxo,
Mary

Florence said...

I can't wait to see and read it, I will start looking for it tomorrow. Florence

Michael Lee West said...

This is such good news, Cindy! I'm so proud of you and can't wait to get the magazine!

Vivian said...

Congratulations! That must be really exciting. Did they come to your home to take photos or use yours?

Joyce's Journey said...

Oh Cindy!!! Congratulations! I picked up my copy of Romantic Homes a couple of days ago and hadn't looked at it yet. When I saw this post of yours, I had to find your article. It is great!!! And I love that Lauren got credit for taking your photo! I am so very happy for you!!!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Congratulations!! What an ultimate honor. And you so well deserve it. You have been a true inspiration to everyone. What a super Christmas gift. I can't wait to get a hold of a copy. Rosie

Anonymous said...

Opulently I agree but I think the brief should prepare more info then it has.

Thelittlebrownhouse.us said...

Congrats! I am sure it will be beautiful - how exciting!

Really Rainey said...

Oh congratulations girl! I am so proud of you! I found your blog over a year ago then met the more bloggers through you! Thank you so much for all your inspiration you deserve to be in the spotlight! I will be looking for that mag. tomorrow! Congrats to your daughter too! I noticed your new photo a while back and thought you had them taken professionally! I was wondering if you were going to host a year in review mosaic like you did last year?
Take care there!
Love and Light
Your Friend
~Rainey~

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momstheword said...

Oh Cindy I am so excited for you!!!! Congratulations! Can't wait to see it!

~ Nan

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! I read your blog often and feel like I know you. I saw you and your pretties in my magazine and thought, "My friend is in here!" I think they should give you some great job with the magazine! Afterall, you can write!!

Mary said...

Was thrilled to see the article last night when I starting leafing through the mag. which was delivered Sat. Great pic of you by Lauren.....pastry chef is a great aspiration but perhaps professional photographer too!!!!!

Lovely article and they did right choosing you dear.

Happy New Year Cindy - may this be your best ever.
Mary - ACROSS THE POND

Cindy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What wonderful news. You really are deserving. You inspire so many people, you should be rewarded for all your hard work. You have beautiful taste.
Hugs Cindy

Sarah said...

Congratulations!! How perfectly marvellous!

Sarah
From Chilly Canada :)

Adiana said...

Congrats Cindy.. You deserve it!! how I wish the magazine being sold in Malaysia..

Susimac said...

Congratulations Cindy Its wonderful and well deserved you are one of the great romantics and your blog is sooooo lovely as is your lovely home

Claudia said...

Hi Cindy - it couldn't happen to a nicer or more deserving person. Congatulations!!! I can't wait to read the article.

Now just go bask in the happiness of being in Romantic Homes!

xoxo
Claudia

Martha said...

Congratulations Cindy!!

Gee said...

hi cindy,

congratulations.

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Congrat's Miss Cindy!! I am so very excited for you because it's very easy to see that you belong in this beautiful publication. Can't wait to get my copy and read your article. Enjoy! ~ xo Joy

Cathy Miller said...

I have no problem believing that a magazine would chose you and your gorgeous home to feature! I can't wait to see it! I don't typically buy that magazine, but I will this time!! Congratulations!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Congratulations. You totally deserve this and more! I'm waiting for HGTV to get their act straight and feature your home too! :)

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh Cindy ....on 2 FULL PAGES..... it is just glorious to see your romance in print..... You are a true romantic .... the pictures and article are wonderful....
So glad you have it in your hand....
HUgs
Linda

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse... said...

I can't think of anyone more deserving to be in a "romantic" feature than you Cindy. Congratulations...you rock!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

French-Kissed said...

Well now this is BIG EXCITING NEWS! OMgoodness, Cindy! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the issue. And you are so very deserving of this feature. You do inspire so many with your romantic DIY style and your original content. And how great that your daughter got a photo credit! You must be two very happy girls about now. I hope you continue to enjoy the festivities of the season and that your New Year is filled with much happiness and abundance.

~jermaine~

Cindy said...

OOOOOOOH! How exciting for you!!! Congratulations! I will have to buy that edition, I love having magazines that feature people I "know". I can't wait to see your photos in it! Love and hugs, Cindy S.

Sandy said...

Wow that is wonderful news. Your home definitely deserves in the magazine. I will certainly look for it when I'm out.
Congratulations to Lauren as well.

Blessings
Sandy

Mary said...

I received my copy of

Romantic Home and thoroughly enjoyed your article. Was so happy for you and pleasently surprised. Congrats!

Julie said...

Got mine in the mail Saturday Cindy. I pointed to your picture and told my husband..."This is the lady who helped me when I started my blog!" Remember my irritating e-mails about how you did this and that?

Congratulations!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Congratulations to you! That is so exciting. You have such a lovely style!

money said...

This is so very, very exciting. I'll be buying the issue, which is big news for me...because I've had to put a hiatus on my magazine buying this past year (finances, go figure). Congratulations Cindy (and Lauren!).

Michelle
Holland, MI

(p.s. not really sure why "money" shows up as my user name...it's probably one of the last words on earth I'd use.)

Victoria said...

I have your youtube video in my favorites and I watch it often. You are so talented and I will for sure be purchasing the magazine. Congratulations!
You're my inspiration for decorating our tiny little one bedroom apartment:)

ritad said...

Here in West Tennessee I was able to find the magazine on the stands yesterday.. Love it!!! Congrats Cindy!

debbie said...

CONGRATS CINDY AND LAUREN,
MAYBE THIS WILL SEAL THE DEAL FOR NEW FLOORS FROM YOUR LANDLORD, SINCE YOU HAVE BECOME FAMOUS!!!
I KNOW IF I WAS A LANDLORD I WOULD SURE WANT SOMEONE LIKE YOU LIVING THERE
BUT THIS IS GOING TO BE 2010...YOU NEVER KNOW HOW FAR DOWN THE ROAD YOUR DREAM HOUSE IS....
YOU ARE SO DESERVING OF THIS AND MORE. THE FEBRUARY COPY IS NOT OUT HERE BUT I WILL CHECK DAILY.
CONGRATS AGAIN TO YOU AND LAUREN. YOU ARE SO SPECIAL AND SO LOVED BY SOOOOOOOO VERY MANY. WE ARE ALL PROUD OF YOU.
ANGEL HUGS
DEBBIE

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations Cindy! I can't say I am surprised because yours is one of the most romantic and beautiful homes I have ever seen. Ever. I was just in the bookstore yesterday and the new RH wasn't out here either. Now I just can't wait to see it and check out your article:>)

Sue said...

I just got my Romantic Homes in the mail & couldn't wait to find your article. It's gorgeous of course. CONGRATULATIONS to you AND to Lauren! Happy New Year...Sue in FL

Beverly said...

So ... very exciting. Congratulations!!!

I need to go find a copy.♥♥♥

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Congratulations, Cindy!

You have worked hard and been so creative, this is an honor much deserved. :)

Anonymous said...

I saw your feature in the article a few days agao and I was so excited to see you there! I check out your blog every day and it felt like someone I knew personally was in the magazine. Congrats to you and your daughter, what a wonderful recognition for you both!
Laurel

thefirstlady said...

Congratulations! I love your blog and I can't wait to see you in Romantic Homes.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Congratulations! Well deserved recognition!

I just got my Romantic Homes in the mail and it was so fun to see you there!

May all your dreams come true in the coming New Year!

Cheers!
Tina

Ginger said...

How exciting for you (and Lauren) That is great news. I am going to look for the magazine tomorrow (if I am understanding it right, it's on the news stand now)
I discovered your blog a long time ago and I think it was in Romantic Home magazine..a little article on bloggers.
Happy New Year

A Little Of This And That said...

Congratulations, Cindy! That's simply awesome! You deserve it, too.

Teresa said...

Oh Cindy!
I can say...
"I knew her WHEN!!!!"
Oh...and I have this famous person...YOU...on my sidebar!!!!!!
Congratulations!
I mean if anyone exudes ROMANCE it's you!
Lovely to hear!
I am just thrilled for you!
And so tickled for your daughter!
What a happy sensational New Year this will be for you!
Can't wait to get a copy of the magazine and say...
"wow...there's my friend!"
Congrats!
XXOOOOOOXXX

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Congratulations! I got my copy in the mail today and I said "I know her!"

I think you should have at least a 6 page spread NEXT time!

9405018--Pat said...

Congratulations Cindy! You must be so proud.....you have such a beautiful home and a wonderful Blog...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Teri said...

Congratulations! I just received mine in the mail today and haven't sat down to savor it yet. lol. Now I'll have to definitely check it out soon----I just LOVE that magazine and have a paid subscription until 2012. :)

Lisa said...

Congratulations! That is awesome!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Cindy;;; Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
This is so huge,,,, I am so excited for you,, I can't wait to get a copy of it... that is how I came upon your blog is through RH.. mag. I started blogging because of RH, I found Penny there too,,, The Comforts of Home, and I am so glad I did,, it is so amazing to have such great friends through this.... have a wonderful week.... God Bless;
Hugs;
Alaura

Eastlake Victorian said...

Congratulations Cindy! I can't wait to see the magazine!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

That is so exciting!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

How wonderful Cindy!! You definitely deserve to be included, and then some!! Your blog is always a work of art and an inspiration. You are a pleasure to know via the blog world. Congratulations to your daughter on her photo credit as well~~I think her teacher should give her an "A"!! It is a wonderful photo. She takes after you for certain.
Good thoughts from Tracey.
xox

jlpreppy said...

Congratulations......you deserve it and I can't wait to get my copy!!

Suzanne
Walnut Creek, CA

FrenchCountry said...

You are thrully the new Martha Stewart for me. You are talented, original, you inspire through your positive attitude, your love for the past and the way you showcase the pieces you love. Readers can only love everything you post here. We are proud of you and we surely don´t want to miss any of your posts. Personally I can´t imagine a day without checking in here. Congratulations to you and Lauren. Great team! G.G.

Lisa @ akawest said...

Congratulations to both you, and your daughter. You can count me as one of the people whom you inspire. I can't wait to buy a copy of the magazine!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Congratulations Cindy! How EXCITING.....I'll be looking for the new issue.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Lou Cinda said...

SHUT UP!!! I don't know HOW I missed this post but I am so happy for you!!!! I knew it though!! I KNEW it would happen!! You are so deserving and inspire me EVERY SINGLE DAY!! I cannot WAIT to get my issue!!!

SO excited for you!!

Lou Cinda :)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Cindy,
I just received my magazine in the mail today and that's why I'm here to say Congratulations! Wonderful way to go ~ love the article.

rozetta said...

Cindy,

I'm so excited for you. I can't think of anyone more deserving! I'm heading to Barnes and Noble, today to see if the issues out.

~elaine~

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Congratulations, Cindy!! As a follower of yours from waaaay back, I'm so happy that you are getting the recognition that you so deserve!!

I look forward to joining your party Thursday. Remember how you created a mosaic monster in me last year? LOL

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

money said...

If they were smart at the magazine, they'd offer you your own permanent section in it.

Michelle
Holland, MI

Sarah said...

Wow! Congratulations, Cindy! This is fantastic news. I'll definitely pick up a copy when it hits the newstands. You have a delightful blog. I look forward to reading the article. All the best. ~ Sarah

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy
How exciting for you!! I am glad that more people are getting to see your beautiful home.
Hugs, Rhondi

Salone Di Petros said...

Congratulations I cant wait to read your article I can imagine how you felt. The 150 word limit story was way to funny! You deserve it, You have a beautiful site. Thanks for sharing My best wishes, Sincerely, Jonny

Pat said...

Cindy, Yes....I'm expecting you to have a book deal one of these days...and that sweet girl, Lauren...maybe she will take photos for it!!! All the best to you!! pat

aneem said...

Congrats, Cindy. I'm one of your blog fans from Malaysia and I'm gonna go get that copy of Romantic Home magazine, just because I love your decor so much! ~cheers, Hanim

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

My copy came in the mail today! So excited to feel like I "know" someone in the magazine! Congratulations to you and I hope this leads to many more "BIG EXCITING NEWS!" posts.

brenco1 said...

Cindy congratulations for your article, your daughters talents being shown and your sharing the link to Pat's site. She got me reading not only your blog, but Romantic Homes also. Your home is beautiful and romantic. Can't wait to see your blog in 2010.

Marilyn said...

Wow and congratulations, Cindy!

This is such a well deserved honor for you. Special congratulations to your daughter, who is now a published photographer! Be sure to have her add this honor to her resume. (Colleges will take note of that on her application.)

I'll be purchasing a copy of the magazine, as well. :-)

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Melissa Lester said...

Congratulations, Cindy, on this great, well-deserved honor!

Anonymous said...

I bought my copy today! I haven't had a chance to look, but I have it!!!!!

Ashlin said...

OOPS!! I bought my copy today! I haven't had a chance to look, but I have it!!!!!

Debbie in Nashville said...

That's incredible, Cindy! That's quite an accomplishment, and well deserved. It just shows that if we put our hearts into something, we can create something that can be appreciated by many.
Congratulations from Nashville!

Marianne said...

Congratulations Cindy!
A friend of mine will take Romantic Homes back for me from the US next week. I don't think it will be "your" Issue though, too bad..
Happy New Year!

Kim said...

Cindy, I'm so excited for you! Your home is absolutely perfect for that magazine!

The Rustic Victorian said...

This is Amazing! Beautiful! Congratulations! What a way to start a new year!!!
Marcie

Ruth said...

Congratulations Cindy!
It's really no wonder they chose you...you have such an amazing and inspiring home. What a way to start the New Year!!!!
xxxooo Ruth