A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Thank You Romantic Homes Magazine!

Hello everyone. I have some exciting news....
I am very pleased and honoured to have been featured in the July 2012 issue of Romantic Homes magazine.



When Beth Livesay contacted me back in February and asked if she could feature my blog in the magazine, I couldn't believe she meant my blog! 

You see, when I began blogging three and a half years ago, it was to fill a void in my life. I had been a church secretary and had loved creating bulletins and writing short stories for them.
When my hubby and I finished our pastorate there, I really missed the writing and creativity.
So, I decided to create a blog and hopefully it would be a place  where my children who live off Island, could pop in once in a while and see what their mom was up to.

I never dreamed my little blog would attract such attention!
I have learned so much from others and met so many lovely friends here in Blogland that it has virtually changed my life. I even started my own virtual Tea Party and I'm having a lot of fun doing it!

Thank you Beth Livesay and Romantic Homes for your wonderful magazine feature. I am truly honoured to be featured among so many other talented people!




And thank you to all of you, my dear bloggy friends. You encourage and inspire me every day with your visits and lovely comments.
Most of all, I want to thank my biggest fans, my hubby and my family, that means you too, Auntie P. God bless you all!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

54 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

Congratulations Sandi! "A man's(or woman's) gift makes room for him (her) and brings him (her) before great men." Prov 18:16 NASB. No surprise...you have been exercising your gift and God has blessed you with recognition in a larger sphere!
Joy to you!
Ruth

Trisha said...

Oh how wonderful! Very much deserved...can't wait to see it in person!

~Trisha

Linda J. said...

How exciting! I will look for a copy.

Millie said...

Wonderful! It is nice to have all your hard work noticed. Well deserved!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Sandi, I have not seen the latest issue yet - so very excited for you! marvelous - doing a happy dance for you ;)
Hugs,
Kathy

Barbara said...

That is fantastic...what a great honor! Congratulations...I will be be looking forward to picking up the July issue!

Anonymous said...

Romantic Homes and Victoria are my favorite magazines but with a very tiny budget I am no longer able to subscribe to them and buying them individually is out of the question so I wait until I can find them in an Antique Mall I frequent which is quite close; however I do preview them on the shelf at a local coffee/tea/ and bookstore when a dear friend and I share a quite time on Monday evenings. I will be sure and check it out now that I know (feel as though I know you through your delightful blog) is in the magazine.

Joyfully,
~Sylvia Faye

Melissa said...

Wow! Two blogs I read are featured this month. Small world. Congratulations!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sandi,
Congrats to you!!
I can't wait ti pick up my issue!!

You deserve this wonderful honor my dear friend!

Hugs,
Deb

Willow said...

Congratulations Sandi. It does not surprise me. You always have wonderful and beautiful posts.

Sue said...

I was so surprised when I saw that in the magazine. Very well deserved too!

Deb said...

Congratulations Sandi. You certainly deserve this. Love your blog and all your wonderful recipes. Isn't it funny how when you love to do something so much you just automatically do it well. Hugs, Deb

Rebecca said...

Congrats to you sweet friend. So deserving! Love you and your sweet, sweet blog!

Love, Rebecca

Lavender Cottage said...

Very nice Sandi, congratulations. Your blog is a place for many of us to visit for inspiration or relax over tea as we do once a week.
Hugs,
Judith

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Yeah Sandie...his is awesome news. A huge congrats and I'm not surprised b/c you put so much love and thought into your posts. Cheering for you...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Sandi, I am so excited for you!!! Congratulations. It is very much deserved.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

relevanttealeaf said...

What wonderful and exciting news! Congratulations, Sandi! Your blog is lovely and you are very deserving of the regognition. I always enjoy stopping by for a visit, even if I don't leave a comment as often as I should. I will definitely be purchasing the issue of Romantic Homes magazine featuring your blog!

sissie said...

Hi Sandi,
A great big fat and squooshie congrats and hugs for being featured.
You deserve it and I'm happy to say that I've been a follower of yours for a long time.

hugs
Sissie

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Congratulations! I am so happy to hear your news and will be buying a copy of the magazine for sure. You have a beautiful blog and you are a gracious hostess.
Blessings to you,
Nancy

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Sandi! How wonderful, what a treat and honour!

It is well deserved, ma'am, and I am so happy for you and proud OF you!

Best wishes on a job well done.

Yay and congrats to you!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sandi, What a well deserved honor! You have such a beautiful blog... filled with romantic themes and your own special style! Romantic Home was blessed to find you!
I am so happy for you!!! Congratulations!!!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

YAAAAAA for you! Well deserved that is for sure. Your blog creates a relaxed romantic feel. I will be buying this one for sure.

Marilyn said...

What a wonderful honor! And think how many more people can learn about our awesome God by reading your blog! You will be blessing more readers! Congratulations!♥♫

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Congrats for being featured in Romantic homes! That is an honor!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow Sandi! Congratulations!! That is wonderful news. It's amazing how God has honoured you in this way and just think how many new people will follow you and enjoy your beautiful blog. Blessings my friend. Pamela

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Congratulations Sandi. Valerie

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Sandi,

Rebecca menioned you for having been featured in Romantic Homes Magazine. Congrats to you; well deserved.
Have a lovely upcoming weekend.
Love,
Mariette

Betty Stapleton said...

Oh wow, Sandi that is wonderful. You have been so inspiring to me and made me want to blog. So Iam proud of you in the Romantic Homes magazine. It is so deserving, your stories are inspirational. Couldn't have happened to a better blogger. Again congratulations!!!

Liz said...

Oh Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!! :)

~Liz

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Congratulations Sandi! I am so happy for you.
Hugs~Clara

Donna said...

Congrats Sandi! I will be looking for the copy. I love Romantic Homes.
Hugs,
Donna

Modern Day Disciple said...

So exciting Sandi! Your place is such a blessing. How wonderful. I know a celebrity Blogger! Whoohoo! ;) Have a wonderful weekend. Can't wait to see your next shared beautiful post!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Sandi, I saw your blog in my Romantic Homes and I was so happy for you! Your sweet blog definately deserves to be featured!
Hugs,
Jann
p.s. I was so excited to tell my family, "I follow this blog"

denise said...
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denise said...

Hi Sandi! How wonderful for you! Romantic Homes is such a lovely magazine....no wonder they wanted YOU! Denise englishpurpleribbon.blogspot.com/

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Sandi,
Congratulations! So well deserved. I'm very happy for you!
Hugs,
~Wendy

Lady Linda said...

Oh how wonderful and I am so happy for you Sandi. I love the magazine, so will pick it up for a nice look. I was delighted to read a bit more about your history of blogging. i have been enjoying your posts for over a year now, but didn't know how you started.
How very sweet.
Love ya, Linda

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Congratulations Sandi-well earned for sure! I have been following you for over a year and have you in my sidebar in a blog roll so as not to miss anything. This is my first comment. I am so excited for you to be featured in the Better Homes and Garden magazine that I just had to come out of hiding....lol I enjoy your tea parties as I have such a thing for tea. If you check out my blog tomorrow I can prove it! lol Did I mention I don't miss a Pink Saturday either!!! What an honor for you-enjoy it!!!!

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh Sandi, this is fantastic new. You deserve the honour, you have a beautiful blog full of encouragement and your caring self. Congratulations!!!

Kays Kids said...

How wonderful. Congratulations.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Congratulations Sandi! I did purchase this issue :) I'm so happy and thrilled for you!!! You have a wonderful weekend too :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Poppy said...

Must be so exciting!I am so happy for you, Sandi! Congratulations! You deserve this beautiful honor. Your tea cups, tea pots and your lovely tea posts are always so pretty and romantic.Thanks for sharing this wonderful news with us. You are a beautiful person both inside and out. Have a lovely weekend!Hugs,Poppy

Rowan said...

How exciting to be featured in a magazine! I recently took out a subscription to Romantic Homes so hopefully my first issue will be the one featuring you:)

Tracey Steele said...

Congratulations Sandi, and well deserved too.

Denise Adorian said...

OH Sandi!You so deserve it!The Lord has shined down His smiling face on you.Thank you My Lord for blessing Sandi in this way.Denise

Beth said...

Hi Sandi, I am PROUD of you!!! A very well-deserved honor for a sweet Christian lady who loves tea and serves up a beautiful tea party every week! I'm so happy for you, Sandi. May the blessings continue in your life, Beth

Zinnia said...

Congratulations Sandi! Very much deserved. Have a lovely weekend! Zinnia

Cottage and Broome said...

Sandi,

That is wonderful news!!! One of my favorite magazines and blogs all together in the same place! Can't wait to see the copy. Congras again, Laura

The French Hutch said...

Congratulations Sandi on being featured. I'll be sure to get the magazine, awesome!

~Emily
The French Hutch

My Little Home and Garden said...

I popped by your blog today to say that I was browsing through the magazine at the library and recognized the pretty dish pattern. Then I saw that they were in fact yours! What a compliment to be featured in the magazine; well deserved.
-Karen

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Sandi,
Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you!
It must feel great to be featured in a beautiful magazine like that one.
You well deserve it!
Hugs

Mary Ellen said...

Have the copy of this months Romantic Homes in hand while I am writing this! How fun this must be for you! A hearty congratulations!

Trish said...

How exciting and so very well-deserved, dear Sandi!!
Congratulations!
love..Trish xx

Jeannie and Linda said...

I know it has been a while, but how exciting it must have been for you. Congratulations!

Jeannie of The French Hen's Nest

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