I'm so excited to share this news with you. I've been keeping it to myself since last winter. If you knew me in real life you would know that I'm not very good with secrets, so that was quite an accomplishment but I didn't want to jinx it. I was so happy to finally see my picture in print. You might recognize the top right picture from my blog last winter. How fun to see it big and beautiful in the best art magazine out there. Thanks Somerset Life! Oh and did I mention that this just happens to be the best issue of Somerset Life to have ever been published? Coincidence? I'll let you decide!
In other good news, The Farm Chicks have finally started a blog. I love it already. I know that doesn't surprise any of you. Those two ladies rock and inspire me and I wish I lived next door to them. I'm anxiously awaiting their new book and if you didn't know about it then head to Amazon and read the description, then pre-order it cuz you know you want it.
Have you heard the bad news about Home Companion magazine? I'm just heartbroken. It's hands down my favorite magazine. It has such character and unique homes and ideas, artists that inspire me. I can't imagine why they are taking it off the newsstands. Neither could my buddy Jerusalem so she posted about it and designed the adorable blog banner you see on the side of my blog. Go visit her here if you want one for yourself. Stand up for what you believe in and maybe our voices will be heard! Me? I'll just be here flipping through all of my saved copies and drying up the tears.
My oven died this weekend. That's horrible, don't you think? Most people would be devastated, right? Well, apparently when I'm really upset about something I jump up and down and shout with glee. Who knew? So it is out with the ugly and in with the new, shiny, professional style, dual fuel range that can do my food justice. No more having to adjust all my recipes for an oven that cooks everything too fast. No more having to do all of my baking on the top shelf so the bottoms don't burn. No more cursing at an appliance. Not that I would do that. I'll be analyzing the pros and cons of the various stoves that meet my criteria and hopefully getting a new one ordered by tomorrow because I'm already getting the shakes from not being able to bake.