Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's Here!

It's here! I just got an advance copy of my book.

I ripped open the express mail envelope and stared for a few minutes. Then I finally started looking through the pages.

The printed copy really looks different from the proofs I’d received. I’m amazed that it looks even nicer in person.

I showed it to my mother and she loved it, too. She’s prejudiced, of course.I wanted an unbiased opinion, so I showed it to Belgium. He seemed impressed, but maybe I’m imagining it.
I called Dan to see if he got his copy. He hadn’t, so now he’s jealous.

It seemed sort of tacky to call everyone I know, so I didn’t. (Blogging to my friends I think is OK.)
But I was thrilled when my friend Judith called. She suggested hopping a train to NYC so she could see it and share a bottle of champagne. I decided to pass.

Instead, I put it on my coffee table, and tried to imagine thousands of other people doing the same thing.
That’s where the book is right now. It looks right at home.

*** BLOGS DU JOUR ***
Planning a beach wedding? These seashell cookies are a must! I was visiting A Beach House Dream and found a link to Marysol's blog. Recipe included!

30 comments:

sjanova said...

Yay! Makes it seem really real, doesn't it? And to think, they were going to put it off until forever in the future. It's too pretty for that. Congrats on your new arrival.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

YEAH!! I can't wait to get a copy. Is your website up yet? I want to order and autographed copy from you.

Barbara Jacksier said...

It's unofficially up. Grand opening in a day or two.
www.watersidestyles.com

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh how exciting - congratulations. I will be ready to jump on your website and order a copy.
Alison

TattingChic said...

Congratulations on your beautiful book! That sounds very exciting! :)

Blog Author(s) said...

MANY, MANY CONRATULATIONS1 !!!

Dianne Wood said...

BIG Congratulations Barbara...:) I can FEEL your excitment and I LOVE the picture of your Mom..!!! The book looks great and I just can't wait to get my copy.
Dianne

Enchanted Treasures said...

Wooohooo! Bravo Barbara!
xo Roberta

Cathy said...

Barbara, I'm thrilled and excited for you. It looks absolutely beautiful. I love the cover. I share in your excitement. If I were you I'd be running around my house with excitement. Then again, you might scare your Mom and your dog! lol

Hugs,
Cathy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I'll give it a thumbs up too, Barbara. I can't wait to have my copy, too!!

NeereAnDear said...

Hard work pays off it does!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you.... I know that this has been a dream come true and now its here!!!

Cant wait to get a copy!!! How neat that we all get to share in your journey ....

Your mom is adorable!! and Belgium... a cutie he is...

I raise my glass to toast you for dreaming the BIG dream and never giving up!!

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

Elyse said...

WOW!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

how amazing and it looks beautiful. i like penny's idea of an autographed copy. so cool!!!

xo

Elyse said...

ps

the website is lovely. perfectly serene beachy colors!

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

I sure love the cover!!! How awesome and what an accomplishment.

The Feathered Nest said...

Congratulations Barbara!!!!! I'm so very happy for you finally having your first copy in your hands....I can't wait to get a hold of one of my own!!! It looks absolutely wonderful ~ xxoo, Dawn

RobinfromCA said...

I'm so excited to find your blog and even more excited to see your new book! I always loved the magazines you were involved with so I know your book is going to be just beautiful. And such a favorite subject for me too! Congratulations!

Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Kathryn Bechen said...

Dear Barbara,

Hurray! All your blog friends are so happy for you. I hope you sell a zillion copies! Bless you, Kathryn :)

Ruth Welter said...

Barbara, congratulation on receiving an advance copy of your book. I'm very happy for you. Your website is looking beautiful by the way, great job with it!!!!

Ruth

Bethany said...

The book looks wonderful. Can't wait to get my hands on one. The new website is beautiful, too!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barbara, Congrats on the book. It looks divine and I can't wait to get a copy for my library of design books. Perfect summer coffee table display.
Enjoy these moments!!
Hugs,
Celestina Marie

Natasha Burns said...

Yay!!! Love the look of your book, I NEED a copy!! You have done a great job and Dan takes incredible photos. Your website looks amazing, congratulations!
I emailed you earlier, let me know if it didn't come through xo

Tina said...

HURRAY!!!
I want one!!
; - )
Looks like a beautiful book...

Tina~ Cherry Hill Cottage...

Daisy Cottage said...

Congratulations Barbara!!!

I am SO happy for you and Dan! I can't wait to have my very own copy... off to your new site to order one now!!!

xo,
Kim

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A Beach House Dreamer said...

Thank you so much for the mention. I'm honored!

annechovie said...

Looks lovely, Barbara! Congratulations!

rochambeau said...

ps.
Please tell your mom, I think she's a doll!

xox
C

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Yippee!! Sorry I've been away and a little late. I am imagining it on thousands upon thousands of coffee tables in a while. Wrapped as gifts. Used as research material and inspiration. all of those things.:)

xoxo moi

A Romantic Porch said...

That is so wonderful...I can't wait to see it. You were my favorite magazine editor way back in the day when I first started devouring decor magazines. Congratulations Barbara! xo rachel

Denise said...

How exciting! Congrats to you! I'll have to look for it in the Bookstore.