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Friday, May 9, 2014

Artful Blogging Summer 2014

It's Friday!  Yay!  Thank goodness! :)  I hope you had a wonderful and productive week!  We sure had a busy one with a lot of new things coming our way, but I will save that story for another time!  Anyhow, I wanted to share a little something else with you...  I had the great honor and privilege to be a contributor in the Summer 2014 issue of Artful Blogging!  It made its way to newstands on May 1 and I just received my copy in the mail!  Packed with beautiful photographs and with many fabulous and talented bloggers telling their stories, I stand humbled to be included.  I have miles to go it seems before I reach their level of expertise, but I do love a challenge, so let's see how I can grow and improve for next time!

Interestingly, the several photos they selected to publish from my blog, were quite incidental, but when compiled together they represent this blogger's journey.  In addition, you will find the little piece that yours truly had written special for the issue!  Found at bookstores, such as Barnes & Noble or by simply clicking *Here*, the summer issue is a real treat, so don't forget to grab your copy today!  

Thank you to Stampington & Company for this incredible opportunity! 


  1. congratulations ♥ I LOVE the cover of this issue.
    Have a wonderful weekend Maria.

  2. I just finished reading your article in Artful Blogging and wanted more, so I am now visiting your website. I will definitely be back!

  3. Huge congrats!!! I have to confess that of all the times I've seen my work in print, I was most proud of being in Artful Blogging.
    Way to go!!!

  4. I was featured in the Feb issue page 6-13 and was so honored, beyond words. Artful Blogging added grace and beauty to my days. Now taking notice that they added a sweet note I emailed them with to the blogger buzz, and then used my photo of my home and art on the page in the back where you would see the advertising add for back issues page 138. This came as a beautiful surprise.
    I have to tell you I felt the same as Anne, looking at page after page of the artfulness Artful Blogging adds to ones personal journey.

    I can't say enough about Artful Blogging.

    A BIG! Congrats to you Maria, so well deserved.
    If you visit my blog you will find I also have added in this issue with another little feature weaving it into my French quarters post.
    Happy Mothers Day to you.


  5. Congratulations to you, Maria! I came across your article in this issue and loved your words, story and photos. I hope some day I can be as honored to be featured in this wonderful publication! Beautiful work :D (xo, Sarah of thehappyexchange.com)

  6. Congratulations! Artful Blogging is my favorite magazine! Your article and images were such a treat that I came by to see your blog! I've loved looking around! I'll definitely be coming back!

  7. Just finished reading your article in Artful Blogging and immediately grabbed my tablet to find your blog. I love your story and your description of our relationships with fellow bloggers is so spot on. Needless to say, I am your newest follower.


  8. Congratulations on your feature. You're photos are beautiful. I had the honor of being featured in this magazine as well and it was a great experience to share with such an amazing group of people. Keep going. There are so many other opportunities with stampington!

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