Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Life moves slower in California.

And since returning home, I've been slowly drifting through a glorious early spring.

I never meant my blog break to go on this long.

Perhaps, I'm still on California time, because a week turned into two weeks, turned into more than a month.

But now I'm back with exciting news.

WATERSIDE COTTAGES is featured in the June issue of ROMANTIC HOMES magazine!

Yesterday, my dear friend Lidy of French Garden House tipped me off. She sent me a message that read:

"Hey! How great to see my friends at Romantic Homes feature your book this issue. Yippee. :) xoxo Lidy"

My issue had arrived in the mail but I hadn't had a spare second to sit down and read it.

Needless to say, I ran to the pile of mail on my pantry counter and started flipping pages.


The issue is on sale now, and it's a great one, so don't miss it.


Elyse said...

hi barbara,

how awesome to be "neighbors" in that beautiful issue with you! (visit me on p. 14 -- i am thrilled)

warmest congrats!


simpledaisy said...

Lucky...Lucky you to be in a magazine!! I can only dream!
Your book is on my "to purchase" list:)

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

My issue just arrived today and when I read this post, I hurried to check it out....
Congrats!! I love your book and am so happy that it is featured in RH....

I just spent 3 weeks in France, so I know about jet lag! Come visit my blog and catch up.

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh wow - that is fabulous.
Now I just have to wait for my copy to get over here to Australia. I will be checking the mail every day and listening for the mailman on his bike.

Roberta said...

Bravo! Doesn't it feel good? I'm off to get my issue today Barbara.

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

You have every right to be proud of yourself. Congratulations. That's just Wonderful!!

Vintage Sassy said...

I got my copy the other day. That is so awesome! Your book is on my Mother's Day wishlist. Have a blessed day.


Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Congratulations! I will definitely take a look for that - it remains one of my favorite books, especially with the return of warmer weather!

tales from an oc cottage said...

How exciting!!!! HUGE congrats to you!! {our niece is is in this issue too, well, her pictures are ;}

m ^..^

Kelee Katillac said...

That is great Barbara!

Thanks so much for stopping by! It was sweet to hear form you and Belgium!

love, kelee & oliver

Vintage Rose Collection said...

The universe is shining down on you my sweet friend!
The washington post and now this..
Now you can pop open that champayne!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Congrats on the feature in RHM, Barbara! Hey, just wanted you to know I have more mermaid photos. You featured my pink one some time ago and now I have a set of blue ones here:

Suzy @thisblissfulife said...

Found your book at Barnes and Noble and simply could not resist it! It is beautiful...and the cover is what drew me across the room to pick it up off of the shelf...just beautiful.

Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS on your book!