The voters have spoken... Starting on August 5 Waterside Wednesdays will premier with an ever-changing array of coastal topics.(photo by Dan Mayers)
Why August 5th? Why not now? Because I'm going on vacation!
And I promise that as soon as I get back from Italy, I will learn to use Mr Linky, so everyone can participate.
WATERSIDE COTTAGES UPDATEIf you ordered an autographed copy, your book is on its way.
I've received feedback that the first batch of books (mailed at 5pm on Monday) have already been delivered.
Want to hear and see more photos from the book?
Please visit Trisha at A Vintage White, Penny at The Comforts of Home, Jo at Neere An Dear Creations and Janet at Shabbyfufu.
I'd also be most appreciative if you visited Amazon. Please give the book the stars you feel it deserves and leave a comment.
If you'd like an autographed copy of Waterside Cottages, I will resume signing copies when I get back from vacation. All books ordered while I'm away will be shipped out on Aug 1st.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
While it's nice to sell books, it's even nicer getting to know some of my blog friends a little better.
When an order came in with instructions for an unusual inscription (CAMP LE CA OEH~~~Peace To All Who Enter.) I shot back an e-mail to confirm the spelling.
Here's Dona's reply:
I cannot wait for your book! I've been following your blog for a long time now - you must be on cloud 9! The anticipation of waiting with you has been a joy!
Yes, that is what I would like inscribed! From a little sign my mom painted on driftwood about 30 years ago. It's hanging by the door going into our families little, I mean tiny, okay barely there 'cottage' on the lake:) LE is for my dad Leo and CA is for my mom Carmen and OEH is the first 3 letters of their last name, my maiden name.
It will make that book extra special as it awaits on the table for each family member to enjoy through coming the years!
My mom would laugh if she knew I used the word 'paint' - that was her 'medium' but it took her all but 1 minute to slap some letters on. But besides her having/had beautiful penmanship even with a paint brush on a rough board it is just another reminder of our wonderful mom!
Our dad passed away 3 years ago and our mom, now at a very young 77 in all other ways except being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease going on 10 years now, so she is very much in the deep depths of that insidious disease.
We bring her to her beloved lake house now and just as it has done/does for all of us you can just see her whole body relax at the first sight of water when rounding the corner on the deck. Now we know why our parents bought on the lake nearly 35 years ago.
All the best ~ Dona