Monday, October 10, 2011

Breaking the Rules

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 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!


  1. Congrats on your cover story--wow, I'm going to know a celebrity soon. Most impressive!!!! And, go ahead, get crazy--life is more fun that way. Mickie :)

  2. Congratulations!!! that is so exciting! I can't wait to see this issue :)


  3. I'll have to look for that magazine, as I know I've seen it in shops here. You're beautiful - lovely photo!

  4. and look how gorgeous you are!
    Congrats on stories. I still wish you were doing mine... : (

  5. Nice to meet you, Kat :-)! You will be very proud, congratulations!!! It must be a dream to write a story for Romantic Country!

    Hugs, Ingrid

  6. Yay, Kat!!! Congratulations on another beautiful cover story ... and on stepping out from behind the camera.

  7. Congratulations! It must be thrilling to see your words in print...and what big beautiful words you have my dear!
    I love it when I have a face to put to the voice. Makes me feel like I'm really right there with you as you type.
    Yay, yay...triple yay!!!

  8. Congrats on the cover story! That's so awesome! Sounds like it was a fun trip, too. Thanks for sharing.

  9. That's great, two cover stories. Woo hoo! So good to finally see the face behind the blog, girl. What fun to meet with friends in D.C. Just go ahead and go buck wild!

  10. With each passing year of my life I find that I care less and less about some things and really don't give a damn anymore. YOU are gorgeous inside and out and I'm so happy to finally see a photo of you. :-))) Thanks for not giving a damn anymore either.

  11. Kat, I am so happy for you that Romantic Homes published your article and it made the cover!!! You are one talented woman!

    Love the photo and now I know what you look like! It is always great to finally see someone after conversing with them even if only on the computer!

    Have a great day!!

  12. Good for you, making the cover!
    I think you should have your own magazine, I'd work for ya! :-)


  13. Kat,
    Congrats on the cover story and not giving a damn!!!

  14. How exciting! I'll look for the magazine, too! And LOOK at YOU! You look marvelous and have a beautiful family! Your daughter looks so much like you! Hugs! ♥

  15. Hi Kat!

    Wooo Hooo on Romantic Homes!

    but I didn't see the picture of it my computer?

    share more please....

    xoxo kelley

  16. Picture - but you don't identify anyone, so you could be either woman in the photo.

  17. Wow and wow! So nice to see you and be able to put a face to a person I have come to know. Congrats on two magazine covers.

  18. cool! But then you are!

    Well done, and you're just as pretty as I imagined. : )

  19. Congratulations on making the cover!! Can't wait to pick up the issue!

  20. Hey you beautiful lady, it's about time you shared a photo of yourself and handsome Mr. Tide! I bet it never gets old seeing your work in magazines. That's so exciting and once again I'm thrilled for you Kat! xoxo ~Lili

  21. Why not relax a bit - you have earned your stripes. Great story, congratulations!


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