Saturday, July 20, 2013

Just an update: I am overwhelmed with all your wonderful comments on my first feature in a magazine.  I am so grateful to all of you for your support.  I will enter all of you in the give away and hopefully in the next few weeks will receive the extra copies of this beautiful magazine for this give away. It will not hit the stores until August.  This has been such a fun ride this past year and half of blogging.  I could never imagine that I would be a feature in a magazine or that any one would even get me or my style.  So happy I started this journey with all of you.  I have made some truly great friendships.  I appreciate all of you and your support of me and my blog.  If you are a no comment reply blogger that is why I did not personally email you back about your sweet comment left.  Please know I appreciate all your comments, but if you are a no reply I have no way to respond back to you.  So I am personally thanking you all now for leaving your comments and entering into the giveaway.  Have a great week end.  Thank you again to all of you sweet bloggers.  So much talent, inspiration and lovely people you all are.
Kris
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A Give Away and Announcement !!!!!  I have been published!!!!! I got my first Magazine publication.  I am so excited to actually see my home pictures in this beautiful magazine.  I have always loved my style and my home and my re purposing decor ideas but to see that others get my style, and a magazine actually wanted to publish my story and home is amazing to me.  I am so honored and thrilled for Artful Blogging to do a feature on my home and blog.  This is really special.


Artful Blogging Magazine has been one of my favorites. The pages and pictures are always so beautiful and inspiring.

This is the first time I had to write about myself and my blog for an actual publication.  I am not a writer so this was a challenge for me.




I am so thrilled and honored to be in this beautiful publication.  It is a great magazine that honors all of us bloggers and is always so full of beautiful inspiration.

To help celebrate my honor of being published I want to do a give away of this beautiful magazine.
So if you would like a chance to win one of these beautiful magazines please just leave a comment below and you will be entered.
Thank you for sharing my joy and excitement today.
Kris
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119 comments:

  1. Kris, I am so thrilled for you but not surprised at all. You have such a creative eye and you do such stunning work!!! Congrats a million times over!!

    Cynthia

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  2. Congrats Kris! Love your home and style and would loved to be entered to win this beautiful magazine!
    Be blessed,
    lorena

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  3. This is so awesome, Kris!! Congratulations!!! So, so happy for you!!~~Angela

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  4. Your home is BEAUTIFUL and I know I am not the only person who has long thought you should be in a magazine. Artful Blogging is a wonderful choice for your debut.

    Did you take the photos or did they send someone?

    If I don't win the magazine, I definitely need to go buy it. Coastal Charm mentioned that her header is in the magazine. I wonder if it is the same issue.

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

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  5. Well, do you know I have not seen this magazine!?! Where have I been? Congratulations, Kris. I am so so so very happy for you! I can't think of anyone that deserves it more than you do-you have done a phenomenal job on your home AND your yard. I am proud of you, girl!!!!! xo Diana

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  6. Congratulations, Kris! Your excitement comes right through in your post. I'd love a chance to win, but even if I don't, I will pick up a copy. : )

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  7. Congratulations Kris! You go girl! I knew it was just a matter of time before someone published your beautiful home. I am going to get that magazine when it comes available.
    *Smiles*

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  8. Oh yes, sign me up. I just stopped by, because I have become a new follower and I love what all I've seen on your blog. Congrats to you. I would be thrilled too. Plus I saw a picture of your laundry room on another blog. You truly have that special touch.So glad you are enjoying being in the Artful Blogging magazine. xoxo,Susie

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  9. Congrats. Well deserved. Your home truly inspires me with each and every post. Thanks for the chance at this magazine!

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  10. Congratulations...well deserved. Your place is so beautiful and inspiring. Keep up the good work.

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  11. Hi Kris! Loved the party last night! So much fun! And a BIG congrats on your feature article. Well-deserved. Love to be at your house surrounded by all your beautiful things. Love, Ann

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  12. Congratulations!!!! You are truly an inspiration. Your home is so beautiful. I love all your great decorating ideas. Where can I get the magazine at?

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    1. Hi Felicia,
      Thank you so much. You are in the drawing so you may win one. I have not relieved the give a ways yet. I do not think it hits the stores until August 1st. I usually find it at Barnes and Nobles. So see if you get picked in the drawing and if not usually the book stores carry it in the magazine area. Thanks for being so sweet. I should get the copies from the publisher in the next week or so and then I can do the drawing for the give away. Thanks for entering.
      Kris

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  13. Oh Kris, congratulations on being published. You do a wonderful job on decorating and I just love your style. I have never heard of this magazine but I am going to be on the look out for it.
    Once again congratulations you really deserve being published.
    Have a great rest of the weekend.
    Mary

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  14. I am SO, SO HAPPY for you Kris!!! I LOVE your beautiful home and so it is absolutely no wonder they wanted to feature you. I can't wait to see your beautiful home in print!
    You must be so excited and happy about this.
    sending hugs...

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  15. Kris...that is wonderful! what a great honor and very exciting. I had not heard of that magazine before, but I would love to win one. ;0)
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrow

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS Kris !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wow how awesome that you are now in the Artful Blogging Magazine and I must say it is well deserved ..your blog is always a pleasure to read and your pictures are always captivating eye candy to drool over !

    Thanks so much for sharing your gift of design with all of us !

    Hugs and Blessings .
    Sara

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  17. What do you mean, you're not a writer?! You are, and you're a nurse, a mom, a decorator, a friend, and a featured blogger, to name just a few! Pat yourself on the back, great job - all of them!
    Rita

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    1. Rita,
      I love you!!!! You are the sweetest ever. Thanks for always supporting me and my crazy decor adventures!!!!
      Kris

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  18. Wow! It is all so gorgeous!! You have a beautiful home. :)
    Blessings~

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  19. Oh , oh yes...please enter me in your lovely giveaway! Love this magazine!! :)

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  20. Congratulations, Kris. Well deserved xo Laura

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  21. AWESOME!!!! I am so excited for you, Kris! Truly a deserved honor because you have created such a charming home!!!
    Mary Alice

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  22. Would love to enter your lovely giveaway!! I blew away my page before I got a chance to see if my comment posted, so if you have two or three comments of mine then you know why. lol. Your home is beautiful!!
    Blessings~

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  23. Congratulations! I'd love to win a copy.

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  24. Congratulations!!!! What an honor. I will have to check this magazine out!!
    Thanks, Patty

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  25. A well-deserved honor. Congratulations. I look forward to seeing the magazine article in person. How exciting for you!

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  26. Oh, Kris. I am so proud of you. I always have thought what you do is certainly print worthy!. It's about time someone got the hint!! Congratulations, and, sad to say, I haven't heard of this magazine. Is it available on newstands?..This is so cool..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  27. Congratulations! Your home and blog are so beautiful and worthy of an article in this exciting magazine. I'm a fairly new reader, but I've explored way back in your past posts, each an inspiration! Enjoy the accolades for all your hard work!

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  28. I am excited for you! I have always loved your style too. Congratulations!

    Danielle

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  29. congratulations!! your home is beautiful, i love all the white.
    it must be very satisfying to see all your creativity and work acknowledged.
    x

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  30. Congrats girl you deserve it. I have never seen that magazine before. Going to look for it now.

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  31. I really love your decorating style. Everything you do inspires me. Thanks for the inspiration and so glad you got published. You deserve it!
    Betsy V

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  32. oh, kris, that's wonderful! so glad for you!! big congrats--love that magazine:)

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  33. So excited for you!! I would love to be entered into the giveaway. Di@Cottage-wishes

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  34. I'm just so darn excited for you, Kris!!! I can't wait to see your feature in print! Artful Blogging is a truly beautiful publication and being one of the featured artists.....well, you just can't beat that!!! Congratulations!!!!

    Vickie

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  35. Your blog is always so inspiring, so I am not surprised that you were published! Congratulations, a well deserved accomplishment.

    Sherrie

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  36. Congratulations! That is so exciting. And thankful for sharing all your decorating ideas with us! Nancy

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  37. I have only recently found your blog and have already been inspired to look beyond what my eyes were already seeing. CONGRATULATIONS!! What an absolute Honor and tribute to your good taste. Hugs. Tammy

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  38. Congrats Kris!!! They sent me a copy and I read your write up today on my way to our beach condo (you did a great job and your home looked outstanding). Please count me in for the giveaway...would love to win an extra copy since my header is in this issue. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  39. Congratulations ! I'm so happy for you.

    Kristen Smith
    searchforgod@yahoo.com

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  40. Oh My Gosh Kris, see, I ALWAYS told you your home should be in a magazine and now it is!!!!! Yay, I am so happy and excited for you. Your style is all your own but loved by so many. Next up is a spot on HGTV!!!

    Blessings to ya girl,
    Teresa

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  41. CONGRAT'S!!! You do have a lovely home! If I win the magazine, will you sign it :)
    Warmly,
    deb

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  42. Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful tribute to your decorating talent! I'll have to be sure to check out that issue at the book store so I can see it in person.

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  43. Congratulations! May this be the first of many publications of your beautiful home! I love stopping by to look at all the eye candy, I´m thrilled for you!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such beautiful magazine :)

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  44. WOW! Congratulations! That's so exciting! And, fun! Although, I have to say that I'm not surprised that a magazine would want to publish photos of your home. It's beautiful! And, you're very talented! Wow...wow...wow! That's so cool! So happy for you! :-D

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  45. Kris...I'm so excited and happy for you. Congrats on being published in Artful Blogging. I love your style of decorating and you have inspired me to have more white in my home. Now I just need to get brave enough to pick up the paint brush and start painting more of my furniture pieces white.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  46. Well, I'm not surprised at all!
    Your home is soooo magazine worthy.The pics are gorgeous.
    Congrats and I'll keep my fingers crossed.xx

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  47. Well I'm not surprise at all!
    Your home is soooooo magazine worthy.
    Congrats and I'll keep my fingers crossed.xx

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  48. So thrilled for you gal! It's such fun to be in print, huh? I will definitely have to check it out when it hits the stores!! I still haven't done a post on my feature! Guess I should!! Hope your weekend is wonderful!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  49. Oh and please include me in the giveaway!! Thanks, sweetie!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  50. Kris, you deserve it! I've told you many times how amazing you are and your home is just fabulous. Congratulations! Thanks for the chance.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  51. Congratulations!! I love that magazine too. Your home looks so pretty!

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  52. What a beautiful time to have become a new follower of you and your blog. Congratulations Kris, from what I've had a chance to look around at you totally deserve this prestige. I would love a chance to see the magazine, thank you!

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  53. Congratulations! Artful Blogging is such a pleasure to look at. Your home is truly an inspiration, well deserving of this publication. I have enjoyed following your blog for the past several months. Keep up the good work!

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  54. Congratulations! I was once published in a health magazine, and it is such a thrill to see your name and pictures in print.
    Deb

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  55. that is very exciting and how wonderful to see your things in print- Congratulations

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  56. Kris
    I'm not at all surprised your home was chosen
    for a magazine-it is so unique!
    I love your style too.
    I have never seen this magazine before, but I do
    kind of live in the sticks!
    It looks like one I would enjoy though.
    Maybe I'll win.....

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  57. So excited for you, my friend! This is the first of many, I'm sure!! :)
    Susan

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  58. Congrats...I have not read this magazine. Would love to check it out!

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  59. Congrats! I have not read this magazine. Would love to check it out!

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  60. As a new follower, I assumed you had already been published...... should have been anyway! And I'm not familiar with this magazine but will look for it in August. What an honor and well-deserved. Hugs from Hot Louisville, KY.

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  61. Your blog is such an incredible inspiration it could probably be an entire book! Congratulations, you should be so proud!

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  62. I am just now finding this whole world of blogging and I love it! I love the inspiration, the ideas, and the fact that I am not alone! Congrats and keep it going for people like me!

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  63. Just learning about this whole world of blogging. Love the inspiration, the ideas, and the connection with other like me. Congratulations!!

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  64. CONGRATULATIONS Kris!! I am a newcomer to your blog and absolutely love it. Your home is gorgeous! I have never heard of ARTFUL BLOGGING magazine, so it must not be available in my area. Look forward to seeing your home published in other magazines real soon!

    Melody

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  65. What an honor!! You deserve it! I would love to win this beautiful magazine!
    Congrats!

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  66. CONGRATULATIONS Kris! I am a newcomer to your blog and can't get enough of it. Your home is absolutely GORGEOUS! I have never heard of Artful Blogging magazine so it must not be available in my area. Look forward to seeing your beautiful home published in other magazines real soon!

    Melody

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  67. Congratulations! I have not heard of this magazine it look wonderful ...I will now be looking for it. I can see clearly why they they picked you...everything is just beautiful!

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  68. Wow....you must be so proud! """Wpuld love to actally hold a copy of this magaizne with your article and pics!!!

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  69. Heaven! You are feeling like you are walking on a cloud... <3 I am so happy for you...but, I cannot say that I am surprised one bit. Your decorating is wonderfully romantic and your home is absolutely dreamy! You are more than deserving of a publication, and I am very happy that this will allow more people to drool over your home. Congratulations, and enjoy your moment!

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  70. Heavenly <3 You must feel like you are walking on a cloud. Your wonderfully romantic decor is so dreamy! Now, more people can drool over your lovely home, I would love to win this stupendous issue so that I can get lost in the lovely photos of your home. Congratulations!

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  71. I am so happy for you. I would love to win this magazine. Your home is beautiful. Blessings, Martha

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  72. Beyond excited for you - many congrats!
    Amy M.

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  73. Congratulations! What a thrilling moment for you. Would love to won this magazine because I have never seen one for sale where I live.

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  74. How exciting!!! I always enjoy checking out all your pictures!!

    Jennifer

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  75. Good for you! Beautiful home & beautiful magazine, too!

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  76. Kris, I am so happy for you! What an honor. I would love to win a copy of this magazine, as they're quite pricey and I'm on a strict budget! :-)

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  77. Kris, YAHOO! How exciting for you. I must say, well deserved indeed. You have such style girl. Please throw my name in the hat. Would love to win, but if not I am sure I will need to buy a copy.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  78. Wow congrats to you! you are so talented and your home is so pretty. I would love to win this magazine. It would be an honor to place it on my coffee table!

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  79. You DO have a beautiful home and I LOVE your decorating style!!! Congratulations!!! Well deserved!!!

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  80. Wow - that is great! Your home certainly deserves to be in that magazine - and it's such a quality magazine! I would love to win one!

    Thank you,
    Jean

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  81. CoNgRaTs!! What fun ---- I have loved your blog and your house photos for a long time :)

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  82. Congratulations what an honor! I would love to win the magazine copy. Thanks!

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  83. Congrats! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway as I find these magazines a little pricey for my budget. Thanks!

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  84. Congratulations! how exciting for you! Your home truly is an inspiration...

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  85. Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment. Blessings nancythedove@aol.com

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  86. Well done! Enjoy your success and know that many are happy for you! Your style is beautiful! We are all enjoying it!

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  87. I can feel your excitement in your writing,your pictures are beautiful. Congratulations!

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  88. Love your blog and so proud of you being published.
    vlauterbach1@hotmail.com

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  89. gorgeous! love your feature on the old Painted Cottage too! the bike is fabu!!!
    glad i found you.
    Denise

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  90. Kris, I can't imagine the excitement you must be feeling!!!! You have such a flair for creating and displaying beautiful things in your home and putting things together so artfully. I am always blown away by your combinations and vignettes. Your home is so very lovely and peaceful. I know you will inspire so many women with ideas for their own homes. You can tell that your decorating is an act of love for your family and friends as your sweet spirit shines through. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement in your life! We celebrate with you! Blessings, Linda

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  91. That is exciting, especially after only be on the blogging scene for 1 1/2 years. Kudos to you! I love your home and your blog and will check in often to admire your talents. You are very inspiring!
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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  92. Kris, What a great honor!! I'm sorry for being "late" for the wonderful news!! Soooo BUSY...but this is fabulous news! This could not happen to a more lovely person.....your family and home is everything to you, and it shows!!! You are a very talented lady and there will be more exciting things ahead for you! Blessings~~~~Roxie And what a wonderful giveaway!

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    1. HI Roxie,
      It is ok you have been busy. I love that glamper. She is turning out so cute. I am so jealous. You need to park her at my house.
      Kris

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  93. Hi Kris, congratulations!! I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  94. It's no wonder your home was featured in a magazine, because it is absolutely ADORABLE inside and out!

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  95. Wow Chris!!
    That is really awesome... Your house is definitely worthy of a magazine publication.

    Blessings and Joy,
    Amy Jo

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  96. I love looking at your blog. I am always looking to see if you have posted anything new..I love your decorating style..congradulations. dianetreadway@ymail.com

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  97. Oh Kris!!! I am so happy for you!!! I knew it was only a matter of time before I saw you in a magazine...your home and talents are absolutely amazing! I would LOVE to win a copy of this...have I ever told you how much I adore looking at decorating magazines?!!! It would be an honor to gaze at your home in print and in person!

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  98. Oh, my goodness, Kris! Just how cool is that! Congratulations, on all of this! Have fun and enjoy this special time :)
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  99. Wow, congratulations! Being featured in a magazine is such a huge accomplishment. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  100. Congratulations to you!! Wow that is an amazing accomplishment!! Your house looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  101. I just found your blog via The Shabby Creek Cottage, added it to my favorites - and wow! How fun to discover you're published in one of my favorite magazines! The article is going to be so much more meaningful...and now I'm off to check out the rest of your blog! Congrats!

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  102. AWESOME...so happy for you!!! Well deserved :)

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  103. Wow!! Congratulations! So happy for you being featured in a wonderful publication as, "Artful Blogging". Your style and lovely home will impress everyone. Can't wait to see your first published feature!! Please Put my name down to have a chance to win!


    Hugs,
    Jody

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  104. I'm late to the party, but a big congratulations to you! So exciting and well deserved. I'm sure everyone responds to your cheery style! I would love to win a copy. I just spent some time again looking at your feature at The Old painted Cottage. Love your style!

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  105. Kris, I have sooo enjoyed seeing your home. Such an inspiration!! Congrats on your feature and I'm sure there will be many more to come! I'd love an opportunity to win a copy of the Artful Blogging--I, too am a magazine junkie!!

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  106. Ooops, forgot to leave my name in case I win!
    the magazine junkie
    Christie Lissemore
    starblazers87@yahoo.com

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  107. Kris,
    I am new to your blog and just read your post about your feature. Congratulations! I just bought my first issue this past weekend and it's gorgeous. Your home and work is so charming and inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings to you,
    Tamara

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  108. congrats, kris! you totally deserve the feature, you are super talented and great blogger. i've been checking the newsstands for your feature...glad to know it will be out soon :)

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  109. Kris, thank you so much for finding me and leaving a comment on my blog. I absolutely love your home and you have inspired me with your decor. Where can I purchase the magazine?

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  110. Congratulations!!!!
    No surprise your home is in a magazine- it is so beautiful !!!

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  111. Just saw this news on Art and Sand! Fabulous!

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