Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Merci Romantic Homes!...



"Hundreds.... really alot... some ... okay, ONE fan showed up to get her copy of the February issue of Romantic Homes magazine autographed by Julie Marie at her magazine signing event as her blog "Idyllhours" was featured in the "Site Seeing" section for February"...


 Photo taken by Monsieur Jacques
(Yes, Jack puts up with my silliness! and he's very proud of me...  not my silliness, my being in the magazine...  I think that's what he meant???... I kinda think maybe he likes my silliness too!...  tee hee hee...  Tessy loves her silly mama!...)
 
To say I was flattered and surprised when asked to be featured in the February issue of one of my very favorite magazines would be an understatement... when Beth Livesay contacted me last October, I could hardly believe it...  I always say Idyllhours is a "small town blog" and I am just a country girl... I am so honored to be in this beautiful magazine for the month of February under "Site Seeing"...


Beth requested a number of my photos and I was very happy with the ones Beth chose to feature...




This is another absolutely beautiful issue you will want to linger over...  Thank you Romantic Homes and Beth!...  xoxo...  Julie Marie




48 comments:

Stephanie said...

Ahhh...how exciting for you, my dear Julie Marie! The pictures that you share on the blog are always delighful and lovely so I can see why you would be featured in Romantic Homes magazine :) I will have to look for a copy.

Congratulations - I am thrilled for you!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations...I can't wait to get this issue! You so deserve to be in this magazine. You are a true romantic!

XO,
Jane

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting... You are so funny and cute with your little sign next to you... Love it! Have a cozy day...Mary

My Grama's Soul said...

Koodos....to you sweet lady....Your photography certainly deserves to be in this wonderful mag.

xo

Jo

Linda M said...

I opened my copy of Romantic Homes yesterday and was tickled to see your blog featured. How exciting! Perhaps a little remedy for the winter blues?? Congratulations to you - I hope Tessy treasures her signed copy!!

Linda

Victoria said...

Congratulations! What an honor and a well deserved one at that:) Can I get in line behind Jack:)

Deborah Celtic Heart said...

Llongyfarchiadau!
Congratulations!

You must be so excited; I know I would be. I can't think of any blog I follow that is more suited, or more deserving. Sadly, we don't get this in the UK, but how wonderful for you, and your most loyal fan showing up for the signing . . Bless You Tessy!

Deb C♥

Old Time Cindy said...

Congrats! And I'm sure Tess is your number 1 fan, no matter what you do!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Bernideen said...

I came to check you out after seeing your blog featured! I enjoyed my vist here!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! I'm eager to pick up a copy of this issue.

Dawn LL said...

Oh my goodness I am so proud of you and now I can say I know someone famous!!! who Hoo small town girl...lol
She chose some beautiful pictures and what a treasure this magazine issue will be.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs to you and Princess Tessy

Sandi said...

CONGRATULATIONS Julie Marie!! I will have to pick up this copy for sure!! So happy for you!!!!

LOVE how you did the "magazine signing" photo. SO cute!!
Hugs~

Sandi said...

CONGRATULATIONS Julie Marie!! I will have to pick up this copy for sure!! So happy for you!!!!

LOVE how you did the "magazine signing" photo. SO cute!!
Hugs~

Country Gal said...

What a lovely post I had a giggle in the beginning . Papa is the same with me and my antics for posts lol. Congrats to being in the mag that's awesome ! Cute photo of Tessy your biggest fan waiting for a autograph from you ! Have a good day !

Suzann said...

Congrats to you Julie Marie!!! I can't wait to see the issue!!!
I hope you are doing well!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Congrats! got it yesterday! Love Tess....... judy

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Julie Marie,
Congrats on your site seeing feature. I am so excited for you. I have not received my copy yet, maybe this week I hope. You so deserve to be included and I love seeing your fan in line for her signed copy. LOL Too darling.

Hope you are feeling better. Lots of people are really sick at the moment.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Congratulations to my sweet friend. What better publication to be in and what sweeter month to be featured!?! I am waiting for my copy to arrive-hmmmm...I usually have it by this time. I am soooo proud to say I know you- xo Diana

Olive said...

That is fabulous Julie-Marie.

Terra said...

That must be a thrill to be featured in that pretty magazine. Well deserved honor.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

YAY!!!! Julie!! this is wonderful, congrats girlfriend! This issue is full of so many wonderful blog friends. Mine just arrived and I'm so excited for you!

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

I am so proud of you!!!And your feature and pics are super fantastic.I'm soso happy.You deserve all of it.And I think gorgeous Tess is too.She can sence whats kind of going on and wants to be part of it.I am going to go and buy that mag.Alexia my daughter will be getting her own copy.Remember I told you ..I her a subs. for Christmas.Its her fav mag too.
I wish you all the luck and happyness.You are eone of the sweetest ladies I know.I'm proud to be your friend.
Love you Dearest,
XXOO Marie

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, Julie Marie I am over the moon thrilled for you! I am not surprised, you are amazing and so is your blog. You deserve to grace the pages of magazines!
Congratulations!
Big hugs,
Patti

vicki said...

Oh my-- I'm off to get my issue first thing!!! Congrats my beautiful friend-- such a well deserved honor! ( that picture of you and your dog is priceless!!)

Dearest Julie- your beautiful beautiful scarf arrived yesterday and truly there were tears in my eyes as I unwrapped the package-- if ever there was a scarf so filled with love-- every stitch made with a prayer in your heart- yours is it. Your gift will touch someone's life and prayerfully be their healing grace.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this deeply emotional gift-- a gift that bears the love if you and your sister. You are a true give- an angel of mercy- a kind soul who creates from her heart.

I love you-
Vicki

Ps- the post featuring a beautiful collection of scarves will be at the end of the month--xoxo

Edie Marie's Attic said...

OMG! I opened my Romantic Homes Magazine last night as I sat in bed and almost leaped out of bed when I saw you were featured in the blog section!!! Congrats Julie on such an honor - you have a wonderful blog and your photography is superb. I know you have to be so excited and proud to have been chosen. Looking forward to your future posts and more of your fabulous photos!!

Congrats & big hugs, Sherry

Deb said...

CONGRATULATIONS Julie Marie!!!
Will head over to Chapters later today and look for the issue ♥

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Came here via Romantic Homes ~ congratulations! So nice that you were featured.

Sandra said...

Congratulations on being mentioned in such a lovely magazine.

I don't think I've ever left a comment here but I always read your blog and really enjoy it. It's so peaceful, beautiful and I like your sense of humour. :o)

You're on my blog list and I always look forward to a new post at Iydll Hours.

Sandra
Ravenhill Cottage

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Very proud and happy for you!!!
Congrats!!!

Salmagundi said...

I just received my Romantic Homes yesterday, and breezed through it. I always stop and read about the featured blogs and thought I don't know about Idyllhours -- then here you are -- you stopped by my blog today. I'm honored, and congrats on the article. Sally

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Thank you ladies for visiting and for your heartfelt comments on this post... I am honored to have you all as followers and friends too!... you are the best!... xoxo Julie Marie

Vicki said...

Oh, Julie Marie, I am so excited for you!! Congratulations on being featured in this wonderful magazine! I always love to visit your "journal", and I am sure others will love it, too. I am going out and get a copy as soon as possible. Enjoy your weekend, sweet friend! Sending love and hugs to you~Vicki

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Julie,
Love reading this post again and so excited for your blog and you to be featured.
I love your first pic and noticed this time the little fireplace heater. I have the same one in my studio only it has french doors that open in the middle. Sure have used it alot this winter already. But today it reached 72 degrees. Just fickle weather going back to freezing by Sunday.

Hope you are feeling better with your nasty cold. Many are sick here and I heard it takes a long time to get over this virus. Stay warm this weekend. Enjoy the snow from indoors.
Much Love, Celestina Marie

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Congrats on your feature! I can't wait to get my copy!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations to you!

Everyday Sparkles said...

CONGRATULATIONS JULIE!!!! I want a signed copy too. That photo is the cutest ever!!! That is also magazine worthy!!! Let's celebrate!

Kit said...

Wow!! I am really happy for you. That is so cool! Kit

June said...

You are SO cute Julie Marie!!! I was so thrilled to see you in my latest issue! I absolutely love that photo Jack took of you two girls : )
sending hugs...

Jann Olson said...

Congrats my sweet friend! I got my copy in the mail and hardly had a chance to look at it. A dear friend came by and I let her borrow it. I am thrilled for you and will read all about it! Romantic Homes is one of my favorite magazines also.
hugs,
Jann

Rebecca said...

Still one-finger-typing...

Now girlfriend...YOU KNOW HOW HAPPY I AM FOR YOU! No one more deserving of a feature than YOU and your sweet blog!

More than CONGRATS on this honor and fun experience. I'm so thrilled for you and happy to see your name in PRINT! My heart sings with JOY!

Blessed to call you friend.

Love, Rebecca

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Julie Marie, I just got my issue and I was so excited to see your blog featured.... your pictures are beautiful!

Congratulations Girl.... I"m so Happy for you I could just squeeze you to bits.




Vintage Rose Collection said...

It was so lovely to see you in Feb.'s issue Julie- everything was lovely..Bravo Julie, well done!
Jo-Anne

Tutti Chic said...

congrats...you deserve it!! xo chris

My Shabby Bungalow said...

Hi sweetie!!! I am sooo proud and excited for you! You are so lucky. I got my copy and the pics are just gorgeous. So soothing and romantic! You and your beautiful inspiring blog deserve it so much :)
Love you lots big sis,
Amy

Jody and Stan said...

Congrats! I love the photos you shared of your beautiful home. I'm so happy for you. You are a perfect choice for their Valentine Issue. So romantic!

Jody

Shabbyfufu said...

YAY!!!! I don't subscribe anymore and haven't seen it, but will pick it up when I do. CONGRATS to you my dear friend...
xoxo
Janet

jean said...

I love the photo of Tessy looking up so sweetly at you, Julie Marie. How cute. Congratulations!! on your being in the Romantic Homes magazines.

Heaven's Walk said...

How in the world did I miss this post....?? :) I'm so glad that you send me the link, Julie! Congratulations, sweetie! I'm so proud of you!!!! You must've been beyond thrilled! Your photos were just fabulous, too! I'm definitely going to go through my "pile" and look for my issue! ♥

xoxo laurie