I was surprised with a wonderful gift this Christmas -- a photo on the cover of Romantic Homes Magazine!
I wrote an article last fall, knowing it would be in sometime this coming winter/spring, but was shocked to see it in the January issue and also on the cover. Inside, I was even more surprised to have 16 pages. I literally burst out in tears when I saw the magazine on the rack at Walmart.
Those of you who know me, know exactly how much this means to me and why. I have worked SO very hard over the last five years of blogging, and it has been an uphill battle. Literally no budget, a small house, not being part of any blogging networks, and trying to stay true to myself have made things harder, but have also paid off in the long run.
I have to say a huge thank you to those of you who have stuck with me, encouraged me and continued to visit. It's because of you I didn't just quit a long time ago. I think I have something unique to offer, and I try to stay true to that. Why? Because I think people need to know that spending a lot of money at a big box store or jumping on every pinterest trend is not what makes a warm and inviting home, but being creative with what you have, or can find, will always work better in the long run and be so much more fulfilling.
I do love writing and photography and have more articles and photos coming in a couple different publications this coming year, and I could not be more excited for the amazing opportunity to share something different. Thank you, thank you Romantic Homes for the feature and thanks FAR readers for hanging in here with me:-)