Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thank you Country Almanac.... and a sneak peek into Romantic Prairie Style


Hello Everyone...
I wanted to first say thank you to Janet Mowat, the editor of Country Almanac, for sending me copies of the Country Almanac summer 2011 issue.....
I opened the package, not knowing what was going to be inside the envelope.
I was a little surprised when I started flipping through the magazine and
 found pictures of our home...
These pictures were taken by Mark Lohman for Fifi O'Neill's book, Romantic Prairie Style.
If you have access to the Country Almanac Magazine you will see a sneak peek of Fifi's new 
book, Romantic Prairie Style.
Romantic Prairie Style will be released this April.....


The kids were so excited to open up the magazine and see the picture of our goat, Dolly.
Dolly has been apart of our family for ten years.
I think Fifi enjoyed Dolly just as much as the kids do.


Thank you Fifi, we are so honored to be apart of your book!

If you are interested in purchasing Romantic Prairie Style you can do so by clicking here~




I recently did an interview with Fifi, you can read it by clicking here~



Christina Strutt just posted an interview with Fifi that I thought you might enjoy reading as well....
Cabbages and Roses
Cabbages and Roses is giving away a copy of Romantic Prairie Style...
You don't want to miss it...You might see a few more pictures over there too.

On another note...
I hope you guys are having a great week....
I am hoping to get back to blogging again soon...
We are still trying to overcome this flu virus.
Take Care,
Maria


84 comments:

LuLu said...

I'm thrilled for you Maria, the pictures look breathtaking! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! and my kiddos are very jealous that your kids have Dolly!
xo,
LuLu

Lindsay said...

Congrats on this feature Maria. Your home is beautiful :)

Australienne Home said...

Gosh that would have been a surprise!

Rhiannan xxx

Sofies Haus said...

Greaaaaaaaaaaaaaat my dearest Maria, send you hughs Anja

Candylei said...

How exciting! You deserve the beautiful spread! Love the photographs.

Candylei

summersundays-jw said...

What a fun book & your house looks great as usual. I'm needing a little inspiration so will have to watch for the book. Hopeing everyone is feeling better at your house. Jan

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I love seeing pictures of your home. In print it's even cooler! Congrats!

Hope y'all are feeling better soon.

Savor Home said...

You are quite deserving of the spread. Congratulations! I'm sure Dolly was excited about her magazine debut, too! :) I hope you all feel better soon.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

very exciting! your home is so beautiful and i am looking so forward to reading this book. what a cute goat you have!!

Karen said...

I cant wait for this book, I get so excited when someone who's blog I follow is published.You'd think we were besties LOL. Congratulations Maria your home takes my breath away.

Anonymous said...

Dear Maria Congrats!!! Your house is so amazing and I love your style... You so deserve it .. DEbbie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Maria:) Your home looks beautiful!!!Congratulations. You must be sooo excited to be in Fifi's book and the magazine too. That is so awesome. You do such a great job with decorating your home. I have had a copy of the book on preorder since I found out that Fifi was writing it. Can't wait to get it and study every gorgeous home in it:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Brianna said...

Lucky kids -- A beautiful home to grow up in AND a goat!! :-) Congratulations!

ang diehl said...

Sublime sublime sublime!!

onagracenote said...

What a lovely hone - so light and airy. The view from your garden is amazing!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

How exciting and the pictures look so pretty!!!! I'm so happy for you Maria :)
I hope you are all feeling better soon, we had the flu about 2 weeks ago, it was horrible.
Get well!
Hugs
Kristin

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria I love everything you do you are so talented !!! Congrats to you .... You got to work with an amazing lady Fifi is truley inspiring to all of us ... Deb

Zaira said...

Hi Maria! thank you for sharing this news....I love your mantle used as bedstead!

Zaira xx

Deb said...

Fifi's book looks amazing Maria...as does your gorgeous home! Congratulations...I am so happy for you! I can hardly wait for my book to arrive! ~Deb~

Between You and Me said...

congrats Maria!
I love the pictures....
never can decide what my favorite part of your house is....

that it's on land?
those windows that go all across your room?
all the trees around your property?

the goat?

your beautiful furnishings?

or the super nice people that live there???

you deserve it all!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Congratulations, Maria, on your feature in another fabulous magazine!! The pictures of your home are just gorgeous!! I hadn't seen that beautiful bedroom yet... love it! Can't wait to get my copy of Fifi's book!
Have a great weekend coming up!
xoxo,
Jo :)

Creations and Inspirations said...

Wow your home is breathtaking! I am a new follower and I am in love with your style! I also love the light in your home so inviting with all your decor and your goat ohh how I need one. You are one blessed lady and I absolutely love it!!!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Maria! I ordered Fifis book when I first saw your home was going to be featured! I think it is so inspiring. Now I am aware that in real life there a bunch of kids running through those rooms and living in that dreamy space, so it makes it all the more fun to know that we can have kids and goats or dogs and have a house that can feel dreamy and pretty too!

Kait said...

How exciting! Well deserved, your home is picture perfect for sure!!

Mariela said...

Like I said before your home is amazing and congratulation. I hope you all get better very soon, take care.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

How exciting for you! It just keeps a comin.Looks great~Cheers Kim

Mariette said...

Dearest Maria,

As a Mom of five, with all you do, you can be very proud of this!

Lots of love,

Mariette

Robin said...

This all sounds so very exciting for you. Congrats. I know I can't wait for the book to be out.

Rachel Noelle said...

Such beautiful photos of your dreamy home Maria!!;) I cant wait to get my copy of the new book!! Hope you all get over the flu bug soon!Hugs, Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Wanda Metcalf said...

what a wonderful surprise and well deserved! Simple, sweet, country charm.

....And why not Dolly!?! She is absolutely every bit as charming ; )

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Beautiful pictures and a beautiful home! and now the goat is famous! LOL :-)

M a d a m e M o r e l l said...

Love love love your blog!!
Jessika

Little Leslie said...

congrats, Maria! Your house is exquisite! You belong there. I love Dolly too. My friends lived on a farm in Virginia, and had goats, lambs, and lots of fowl. I loved cuddling those goats. They were so sweet!

AIR KISS said...

I can't wait to get my book and savour it! So nice to see your outdoor area, too! I didn't know you had a goat! How neat she got in the book!
:) Lara

Villa König said...

So great!!!! Hugs Yvonne

Ange said...

Congratulations! The photos of your house look gorgeous. Ange

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing w/us today, Maria. How neat you have had a goat for so long, you know we love all animals here, bet Zeke would love a goat to look after but we can't have them in our little town. The more animals the better in my book to share love & kindness w/them.

Hope your family is all better soon sweetie!
xo~Tracie

Sue @ House Pretty said...

Congratulations! I found your blog a couple of months ago, and I have to say, I absolutely L O V E your home. I have been trying to find a white iron bedhead for our bed (thrifty style/price), but, I don't know, I'm kind of feeling the love for a shabby chic mantle...

elinAnita (eddaskreativiteter ) said...

Beautifuel:)
hugs

Agoura Antique Mart said...

Hi Maria - remember me - it's been a while - congrats!! to you on the feature and I absolutely love your home - you are such an inspiration!! I will be in touch as I have sold all the wonderful sachets you sent me - I definately need more!!

xo, Maria

Vintage Gal said...

Congrats on your feature ~ I am waiting for my copy of Fifi's book~ can wait!

Hillcrest Acres said...

WOW!!! How exciting for you and your family. The photos of your home are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

vintagegirl said...

That's very exciting to be featured in Romantic Prairie Style Magazine! My brother and sister-in-law's home is also going to be featured in this magazine(savvycityfarmer.blogspot.com) Your home looks beautiful and I love your goat!

Sharon(new blogger in town)
http://vintagegirl-dezigns.blogspot.com

High Street Cottage said...

Congrats Maria, I think your home inspires me more every day. What a stunning photo of the bedroom with the mason jars atop the headboard. Sooo beautiful, I love the bright greens and blues you use, as well as my fav, the reds. Not to mention what a nice person you are. I can't wait to get Fifi's book I ordered extra as giveaways on my blog. Hugs, and kisses, xoxo tami

Glenda said...

Can't wait to see and hold the book, up close and personal. I can't help but to study each photo of your home, because it is so beautiful.
~G~

J L S said...
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J L S said...

This makes me laugh becuase the other day my mother and I (who both follow your blog) were at the store flipping through this magizine and I saw this page and said "hey that looks alot like dreamy white house!" and turns out it is haha too funny. congrats the pictures are gorgeous!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

I'm laying pretty low in blogland these days, but I'll always come out of hiding for you. :-)

I am super excited to see your beautiful home in Fifi's book....so happy for both of you, two of my favorite gals!

Love ya!
Anne

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Those bugs take awhile to get through a larger family, don't they? I hope you're all feeling better soon. It's so like kids to be excited about the animal photos more than the room photos :-) Everything looks beautiful. Congratulations!!!
Blessings,
Marcia

Miranda said...

Maria, your home is so beautiful and exudes peace. I love everything about it. I can't wait to get the new book. I stuck it in my cart at Amazon so I won't forget!

The DIY Show Off said...

Congratulations! So exciting! Your home is so beautiful - the photos are gorgeous! I love that Dolly was included too!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Roeshel

The DIY Show Off said...

Feel better soon!
~R

stylelinx said...

That's wonderful! The pictures are lovely!

Fabulous Finds Studio/Boutique said...

I ordered my copy and I can't wait to receive it! The photos are beautiful.

SannaP said...

Your home is beautiful.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

i just came across your blog. It is lovely!!!

Tereza said...

Beautiful, love the colour pallets for the rooms. Everything thing is so fresh feeling :)

kathee said...

Hi Maria, Congrats on the features in Fifi's book and in Country Almanac! It was a surprise to me to see my porch on the cover and again on page 6 of Country Almanac. I was at the grocery store and saw the cover and couldn't believe my eyes! I think your home is so beautiful and have enjoyed all the pictures. I can hardly wait to pick up the book! I did a blog post for Fifi this morning and also added you so people can visit your blog as well. Also added you to my sidebar of FAV blogs! And I'm a new follower! Whew!! Come visit me when you get a chance! Have a great weekend...xokathee
chateauetjardin.blogspot.com

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Just popping in real quick to congratulate you in The Old Painted Cottage Cottage of the Month spread. Your photos are beautiful. You look great!

CIELO said...

Thank you for letting us know about this amazing giveaway.... I love your blog and come here ofter just to get away from my wintery views.... thank you for letting me dream.

Cielo

Claudia said...

Hello,
Can't wait to get my copy. I pre-ordered already..love love your blog and your beautiful etsy shop.
Best wishes,
Claudia

Toyin O. said...

What a beautiful home:)

freckled laundry said...

I was here last night and popped over to Fifi's and CR without commenting. Sorry! Congratulations. I will never tire of seeing your beautiful home in books and magazines. Well-deserved for such a sweet girl! Prayers that you & your family get over this flu thing. :(

Hugs,
Jami

Kristy said...

I can't wait for this book to come out!

Heaven's Walk - said...

I think we're all on pins and needles about Fifi's book coming out soon! I'm just dyin' to see more of your beautiful house and just be swept away by all of the inspiration! Congrats on the layout in CA mag, too! :)

xoxo laurie

CherishedHearts Vintage said...

What an absolutely gorgeous home! I've love to walk in one day to find mine transformed into yours. Beautiful!

Emma Burgess said...

Hi Maria,

Congratulations on your feature. It looks beautiful, as always. Emma

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Everytime I come to your site I just sit and droul. I am sure you hear that all the time, but I just love it. It feels so homie.

Thanks for sharing, CindyLew

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I can't wait to see it. I saw a preview at the amazon uk site of Anne Marie's house. It looks like it is going to be a gorgeous book.

ellie said...

How exciting for you to see your home in all the magazines....I LOVE that picture of Dolly sneaking a snack...

I've always wondered what does your kitchen look like..I'm curious..

Tania - Grange de Charme said...

Hi Maria ! I love the picture of the almanach with all that green touch, it's so fresh ! I can't wait to see Fifi's book !
I change my mind for my birtday present, I don't get the camera ! beacause I fell in love with a little grey kitten so adorable ... The camera will be for next christmas !
Take care !

SchoolhouseKat said...

How fun to be featured; congratulations!

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Oh, Maria, congratulations!!! I can't wait for the book and will also grab a copy of the almanac, too! I hope you & your family feel better soon! xoxo Beth

Lana said...

Congratulations on the publications, Maria! I will be certain to look for the magazine and book.

Shelley said...

Maria,

You have a beautiful blog!
I found you by way of Fifi's.
Thanks for sharing!

Silvia said...

Ciao,
I'm writing for Italy.
I'm fascinated by your blog and I'd be very glad to have a mini-interview with you for the Italian Association "Developing Women Entrepreneurs", forconcerning your profession to the idea of bloggers and online store Shabby
Pls contact me on my e-mail: gailon@virgilio.it or by my blog.
At soon, have a nice week end
Silvia

EFT Tapping said...

Congrats to you! It's really an honor to be featured in this type of magazine. More power to you!

Mara - Home Shabby Home said...

Oh! your bedroom is amazing Maria!!! and congratulations for being on that magazine!!! Hope you and your family are getting better....my daughter today woke up with a bad cough!!
Hugs!
Mara

Pearl said...

Oh I'm so gonna purchase this book. I have a collection if Interior Books all over my house. This will be now added to my collection.
Thank you!


Pearl

Melissa said...

First of all, this is my first time visiting your blog and I absolutely adore it!! Such a coincidence, I was looking at the Country Almanac magazine this morning! I was just tickled that the goat's name was Dolly- that's my dog's name, too! Can't wait to get my hands on that book! Now, if you'll excuse me...I'm going to go lose my marbles over some of your older posts! xo

Vintage Home said...

Congraulations....Your home is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being in the magazine! Love your blog and all of your wonderful inspiration you have given me! I am not sure if we are supposed to comment here about the $200 giveaway or not. I have looked at her shop before.... adorable! If I were to win the gift card, I would probably purchase the old bottles and the ironstone pitcher. Keep up the awesome work. Thanks a bunch!

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Maxine said...

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