So I got a funny email last week from a friend. It said, "I just got my Romantic Country and saw your article! Wow…the house looks fabulous…how exciting!" Those of you who have been following my little blog for a while probably know how I reacted to that email. "Huh? What?" Insert dumbfounded look here!
Of course, I knew it may happen eventually but truly didn't have a clue when or if the photos would actually be used. So I spent the last many days searching local stores for a copy (not an easy task during the week of Christmas/New Years). And what do you know - our farmhouse really IS in Romantic Country! I'm tremendously humbled to be in the company of my talented friends, Rebecca Ersfeld & My Petite Maison. In fact, after seeing their homes, I'm stunned that our old house was chosen. But I'm so delighted that the title of the article is Farmhouse Reborn. What a perfect reminder not just of how the new year brings a fresh start but also of the new life that we have in Christ!
I have to admit that a few of the rooms featured have actually changed a bit since the photo shoot (like I could keep our decor the same for 9 months straight!). Not the least of which would be that our guest bedroom has become home to our 14 year old son who has taken a liking to graffiti-style art (sigh). But some of the changes are lovely. If I ever get the Christmas stuff put away, I'll take some new photos to share. In the meantime, if you'd like to see more of the article, you can pick up a copy of the Spring, 2012 issue of Romantic Country (It's available at our Target and Walmart now so it should be easier for you to find than it was for me last week) Or you can view low resolution photos HERE.
Tomorrow I will be sharing how to create the paper garlands that were featured in the article.
Hoping day two of 2012 is filled with your own rebirth and dumbfounding loveliness.