Mr Blessing Pursues Romance


So here's a funny story...

Last March my husband intercepted an email from one of the editors at Romantic Homes asking about my website. Apparently Mr. Blessing thought that if they liked the website, surely they would love to hear more about me. So he told them more. Imagine the all scary things that could've come up! He emailed back and forth with one of editors and then came to me one day saying, "Romantic Homes is sending some questions over. You need to reply..."

I'm so honored to be part of the Christmas issue! It's due to hit the shelves a week from today.


And if, like me, you're wondering what manner of bizarre conversation it took to convince the editor, I've pasted a bit of his email (I found it in my archives):

Polly is a true and real person of lovliness, graciousness, passion and is very talented in all that she touches. She is humble and grateful for all that she has and does. Her life story is amazing and I have asked her when she will write her story but she is not at that point in life yet for that to happen. I believe that if you take a look at the things she has created and nurtured, you will see that this is a person that would be a wonderful addition to Romantic Homes.


Have I mentioned that this man is a blessing?!!


  1. Congratulations! What a fun thing ---I can't wait to see the magazine. And what a sweetheart of a hubby you have.

    Gwyn Rosser
    The Pink Tractor

  2. Polly, he certainly is a keeper! I can't wait to see the issue now! Congratulations. I couldn't be happier for you!

  3. Awwww. How precious!!! I can't wait to see the magazine. You have become one of my favorite blogs!

  4. Congratulations Polly! looking forward on purchasing a copy of the magazine. Ciao Rita

  5. Well what a sweetheart! Mr B. sure does love you and he's a looker too! (as are you!) Congratulations on your RH article!

  6. Hi Polly,
    Love the article...I have a subscription and read all about you!!
    Congrat's to my "famous" blogging friend!
    You do have a lovely family!
    Deb :)

  7. Hi Polly,
    Yes, a very thoughtful thing for Steve to do. Of course, everything he said is true through and through. I love the article and the photos are gorgeous, especially the one of you at the top. Way to go (both of you). Congrats to you!

  8. This is so wonderful Polly!!!!! Congratulations!!! What a precious man to do this for you, too. I'd say he's a keeper! Hugs and love, Dawn

  9. I can't wait for it to come out now! How exciting!

  10. Polly ~ What a precious man Polly ! I saw the article and was sooo happy !

  11. Polly, I don't know which is more wonderful...the article or Steve. I'll say he's a blessing. How fantastic to be married to someone who "gets" you! Y'all are a delight.
    P.S. Now I have to sit and wait on the issue to come out...sigh!

  12. He certainly is a blessing...and congratulations on be featured...can't wait to see it.

  13. Polly, that man's a keeper!! I received my copy the other day and haven't really had a chance to sit down with it. Well, I'm making time today!! Congrats!


  14. Oh congratulations Sweetheart, it couldn't have happened to a lovelier person... and yep, he sounds like a blessing and a half to me!

    Hugs from me and Finn.x

  15. Holly!!!...I am so happy for you!!!...You truly are So very Talented and a Sweetie-Pie and it comes as no surprise to me that You'll be in Romantic Homes!!!...What a wonderful guy you've got there!!...And he's a cutie too!!!...Big Hugs and ENJOY!!!!...Lizzie

  16. Congrats Both deserve the positive recognition.....

    I am so bummed the pillow I had my eye on sold :( I knew it would go fast! I hope you make more..feed sack pillows :)

  17. Congrats! You are a perfect fit for Romantic Homes! Can't wait to see it!

  18. How wonderful Polly,
    I can't wait to read the article! you are such an inspiratiion with your wonderful bblog,store, and creations. Mr.Blessing truly lives up to his name.
    Blessings, Gerri

  19. Isn't life grand when we are loved and cherished by our mister wonderful. I adore your little tussie mussies. We have the moss all over Louisiana. Your blog always makes me happier!

  20. What a sweet wonderful story, and what a sweet wonderful man! I love hearing about husbands that are truly partners , full of love and support. I am lucky to have one of those too, although so many of the women I work with do not. And Congratulations on the magazine! I can't wait to pick one up.

    My Desert Cottage

  21. CONGRATULATIONS! I can't wait to see the next issue. How neat...and what a lovely write up about you!

    Great family photo as well.

    BTW: This is a weird question...are you the Polly who ordered a glitter house from my website? My apologies if this is you for not knowing, and also if it isn't you for the weird question!

  22. This is the sweetest story! I somehow already obtained an "illegal" copy of this issue...haha...The Memphis, TN airport is already carrying it - oops! Anyway, I LOVE the issue and congrats on being a part of it! I'm REALLY in the Christmas spirit now : )

  23. How wonderful for you!! I can't wait to read about you in the mag!! It sounds like you have a wonderful hubby. : )

    ~ Wendy

  24. What a wonderful man you have there Polly! God has really blessed you with his sweet and kind spirit!

    Congrats on being in the mag, I can't wait to get mine and check it out!

  25. What a fabulous fella, that Mr. Blessing! Congrats on your inclusion in that wonderful magazine! How totally thrilling.


  26. Oh Polly what a sweet man - that is so wonderful

  27. Polly, after my lengthy "time off" from blogging, I was so happy to open the magazine and see your familiar face and name! So - I saw the article before reading this post! Congratulations to you and Mr. Blessing! I'm thrilled for you!

  28. Oh Polly, I hadn't seen this post but early in the mornings before I "start" my day, I sit down in my reading chair in my bedroom and spend a few moments going through my new magazines. I laughed out loud, with delight, when I saw you on the back page of December's Romantic Homes mag. I am so honored to know you Polly and as I was thinking I realized we have "known" each other from the start of this blogging phenomenon. I am blessed to have met you. Congratulations Polly. xo Lynn

  29. Your site and store are so lovely. I had so much fun browsing through and just purchased some things. I am so hoping that you have a cherry pail with a number on it left! Can't wait to receive the goodies.

  30. Hey!1 I just picked up the magazine today and plan to read it this evening. Step #1: Jammies, #2 Hot Mint Tea, #3 hop into bed, #4 read decorating magazines until sleepy. A great way to end the day!

    Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

  31. Whewww Hoooooooo
    You go girl!!!
    Thank-you Too!!!!!

  32. Polly!! I found a few quiet minutes the other day and opened up my issue of Romantic Homes and was SO EXCITED to see the article on you! Just how COOL is that!?! Congratulations! It is well deserved as I couldn't think of a nicer person to feature!


  33. Tell Mr. B 'thank you' from Hillbilly Debutante. RH is how i found you - i'm glad i did. You, my dear, are a blessing to me. Living in the outskirts of Washington, DC, it is as times hard to find 'simple pleasures.' i love your blog.


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