Wednesday, October 29, 2008


My husband and I cannot describe the sheer excitement and unexpected privilege to have our holiday home featured on the cover of the December issue of "Romantic Homes". I had no idea until a friend received an early copy and called me screaming with excitement, that our magical home made the cover. Once I began to breathe again, she informed me that they had written a 10-page article and each page was beyond words.

I knew our "Magical Candy Themed" decorations were really sweet and pretty, but I had no idea just how amazing they looked until I received my copy of Romantic Homes yesterday. As I said to my DH (Mike), "I can't believe we actually live here".

It is pink and dreamy inside our home and outside in our English cottage garden, but what makes it all that more important is that he and I made this magical place "together".

Throughout the hardships that fell upon me during my life, I believed that if I stayed the course, treated others with kindness, lent a hand when necessary, and putting the lives of those less fortunate before myself, one day I would be "blessed" and I would be the "receiver" of joy and all that is good. This is my proof that "dreams do come true" to those who patiently wait. Just when you least expect it, there it is.

I hope I have inspired you all to continue on your path and that you too receive the joy that I have received this past year. I also want to thank a few of the following creative ladies who sent me such amazing creations in the "Holiday Swaps" last year. They too have been mentioned in the "Marketplace" on Page 89.

Pink Rose Pastries (Catherine)


Jan and Tom's Place said...

Oh, sweetie, Congratulations!!

Everything is soooooo beautiful and I bet you haven't even taken a deep breath yet. This must be so exciting for you and hubby!



Happy To Be said...

Oh Cathy I just my my issue in the Mail on Monday and knew it was you...they did a great article on your beautiful home girl..I also seen you on RMS and told everyone there about you being in Romantic Country...I get you email..just great girl give yourself a BIG pat on the back...Hugs and smiles Gloria

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Holy Cow Cathy! That's you on the cover! I just got my issue in the mail today and can't wait to sit and read it. Congratulations!

vivian said...

hi Cathy, imagine my surprse when I bought this issue today and was flipping through it this afternoon.. I hadnt read anything, was just looking through and was thinking how beautiful "this"home was and then my ornament caught my eye! then I got a little excieted and had to track my hubby down outside to show him! thanks for the mention!
Your home is really absolutely amazing!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! What an awesome opportunity to be on the cover of
Romantic Homes.

Beautiful pictures!

Good for you!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I am just thrilled beyond words!! I received my issue yesterday, and could hardly wait to look at your beautiful home ~ definitely the STAR of the entire issue ~ then saw "my" ornament on your white tree. I got so excited I could barely see straight!! I cannot imagine how excited you must be to have your HOME featured in Romantic Homes, if I became that excited over seeing an ornament I made!!
Then to read just now that you mentioned my blog..... I hadn't even seen that ~ Cathy, that is so incredibly sweet of you!! (I better go put something pretty on my blog quick!! :)
A big congratulations on the GORGEOUS article; your home is absolutely lovely!! Thank you for including me in your joyful moment!!

Connie said...

I am truly excited for you, my sweet friend. That's stunning as always. Your home I mean. Can't wait to see what else is new with you. ;-) Congratulations, sweet chick. Hoping to see even more of your home in the future.....

Vintage To Chic said...

Kathy, I am so excited for you. can't wait to get me copy and see all the pretties, I am sure this has made your holiday season special. I will return.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations! You deserve to have a ten-page spread about your gorgeoous house! I can't wait to receive mine.

This is what I thought about when I read what you said: "Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting!" Ps. 126:5

God Bless,


Cindy - Angel Wings Cottage said...

Hi Cathy - -

How excited you must be! Oh my goodness! Your home is truly beautiful - - so pretty and Christmasy pink!

All my best to you~

Cindy O.

Miss Rhea said...

Oh Wow !!! Yippee !!! I will have to go buy one. Your home IS ultra gorgeous, and how wonderful for the rest of the world to get to see what we do in blogland, all the pretty pinkness and softness and prettiness of your home !!! Congratulations !!! :) And Thank you, I am Blushing. :)

Patricia said...

Kathy, I am so happy and excited for you. You deserve it. All the work you have put into your home shows.


An Enchanted Cottage said...

Oh, congratulations!! I will definitely be looking for a copy on the newsstands! Your home is just GORGEOUS!!!...Donna

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I`m so pleased for you...
You sure deserve it!
All the best,
Debbie Moss


She'sSewPretty said...

My Romantic Home's magazine came in the mail a few days ago. I have looked at the article about your home every night. It is absolutely breath taking. I love the green and pink color scheme and the way you have combined all the things I love best together. Congratulations!!

Pieceful Bits said...

Congratulations! Your home is breathtakingly beautiful. I especially luv the tree.

Charmingdesigns said...

I cant wait to go get my copy!!Just from your photos it looks just wonderful!! Laurie

Counting Your Blessings said...

I can't wait to see it. Looks gorgeous! I gotta go get a copy!! Blessings... Polly

Silena said...

Hi Cathy,
I just purchased my copy of Romantic and your home and your Mike are just fabulous. Just can't think of another word to describe you and your beautiful creative spirit. May you continue to reap the rewards of a gentle and giving heart!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hi Cathy...
An hours or so... after I read your comment on my blog, the postman come... and delivered my copy of "Romantic Homes" mag.
How odd is that!!!
And I was totally impressed and mesmerized with your wonderful home and family!
I wish you all the success... You sure deserve it!
Debbie Moss


ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh I'm not peeking until I have the magazine in my hand! I know how excited you are! So happy for you and your sweet marriage too :)

Jean Tuthill said...

I'll be getting my copy of the magazine tomorrow, for sure! I can't wait to see the article. Congratulations!

MelsRosePlace said...

Oh wow Cathy - i cannot wait until that one hits us here in Australia. I lost my blogging list a while back and had you on it so will re add now and am very glad to have found your lovely blog once again, Mel xxx
p.s goes without saying everything looks utterly fabulous!

Princess Of Pink said...

OH congrats! Oh I would LOVE to see it in the magazine but it is not for sale here, alas. SO will have to do with your pictures here. But again congrats and I love your decorating style.

Hugs from Marian/Dutchy on MMP

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

How exciting!!! I'm so happy for you! Your home and garden is so gorgeous and you deserve this! I still remember the first time I saw your little garden cottage on flickr...I was a big fan of yours from that moment!

Dolly said...

Cathy I am so excited for you and hubby!
I have goose bumps!!!!

I bet you are still smiling!
I have to go out hunting for a copy of the magazine! I can't wait to see more of your beautiful home!
P.S. I read your article in RC magazine last night!

Hugz, Dolly

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh My Goodness Cathy, Congratulations Dear! You deserve every page! You have changed the lives of your blogger friends and now the world!!!!


The Old Painted Cottage said...

I still hadn't received my dealer copies yet in the mail yet, but was in Barnes & Noble last night with Adam and saw your feature and announced to the whole magazine isle "I know her, and she even made the cover!"

Congratulations Cathy. I am so very proud of you. Enjoy this moment. It's your time to shine.


Nelly said...

No surprise to me you were featured on the cover of any magazine. You do indeed have a most beautiful home and are so creative and talented. You're also so lucky that your husband has contributed to it with you. What a glorious life you must have. Enjoy basking in the glory of it all.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Congratulations !!!! I have been reading your blog for a while and love it.....I love your style. I bought Romantic Home yesterday and every room looks amazing.....You can tell that you put it together with "love"...WELL DONE !!!!!
Mo :-)

ceekay said...

Cathy, I have stopped here before but I wanted to let you know that your magazine article is beautiful. Your white tree is just like out of a fairy land. Congratulations. I know you and your husband are so excited as well you should be!

Lilli Blue said...

How wonderful.Thanks for you great words. I will hand in there. Your home is magical and the new site looks great. blessings,Lilli

My Pink Boutique said...

Congratulations, Cathy! I'm so happy for you and Mike. What a joy!

Hugs, :)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Congrats! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the mag! Your home is lovely...really, really beautiful!

Elyse said...

warmest congrats on romantic homes and on your lovely site!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I am soooo happy for you!! What a fabulous treat to be featured in a magazine - and one of my very favs, too. I will be looking forward to buying a copy here soon.

Giggling for you!!!


PS: I love your Elton John song. He is one of my favorites!! Saw him in concert in Berkeley in the early 80's - time sure flies!!! xoxo

TiffanyJane said...

I picked up the issue!!! Big Congrats!!!! Everything is Gorgeous!
Happy Creating!!!
Tiffany :)