What a crazy couple of weeks since I have been back. First of all one of the stories I wrote for Romantic Country made the cover! This is the second time this has happened, another story I wrote made the cover of the last issue. And even though I just wrote the story and didn't take any of the photos, it is still exciting to see them make the cover!
The talented Dan Mayers was the photographer, and Fifi worked her magic doing the styling on this beautiful home featured in the latest issue of Romantic Country. And the homeowner, Sharon, who I now consider a friend, was so thrilled to see her living room on the cover...who wouldn't be right?!
Sharon owns a great store in Occoquan, Virginia called Brambles and if you are ever in the area, I highly recommend stopping by. I did a post on her shop awhile back...click HERE to read it. The same time and effort she has put in to creating her shop is evident in her lovely home. And her hand painted furnishings and artwork are simply beautiful!
I know that those of you who read Romantic Country will enjoy getting a peek inside Sharon's home, and I want to thank her for letting us invade her house to create the story!
(picture of us taken by my daughter)
Last Saturday, Mr. Tide and I ventured up to our nation's capital, to meet up with my bloggy friend Traci and her husband Jeremy from Atlanta. Our daughter also tagged along as we strolled through the American History Museum, where we even got to see Julia Child's kitchen which has been on display for awhile now.
We also managed to avoid the demonstrators and the pepper spray which was all taking place just a few blocks from where we were...phew!
Our daughter headed off to meet a friend for dinner, and the four of us went to Old Town Alexandria for a yummy dinner together. It was great getting to spend time with both Traci and her husband, especially since we have known one another for several years now, both through our blogs, but before that through Garden Web, where we connected over kitchen remodeling.
So there you have it, I broke my own rule and posted a picture of myself, which I never, ever do! Maybe I'm getting soft in my old age, or maybe I just don't give a damn anymore, hard to say which it is. Either way, I'm glad I have a photo to remember the day, which was great fun!
Who knows what my next post will be, I'm going buck wild folks...I tell ya, it could get crazy around here!