Saturday, July 6, 2013

Romantic Homes July 2013

After this post I am only
(being as the August issue is already here)

You know how I love 
Here's a preview of the July issue.
has a six page spread-
each page more beautiful than the next.
With her use of chippy white and roses
she marries photography and writing beautifully.

Here's the July Cover
Love Romantic Homes Love

First blog I came across is
Daune Pitman
has some wonderful projects there.
 Next up is
I enjoyed her latest
'One room three ways' post.

And, do you know
our own 
Tinkerer Belle?
She is amazing- trust me!

Another beautiful blog by Lidy Baars
Her garden settings are amazing!
Here's just a little peek.
And last, but not least,
Janet @ The Empty Nest
Her header drew me in and her
content made me stay.
I think you will enjoy her blog-

Another great Romantic Home issue.

What am I doing today?
Well, it involves reclaiming a spot in the basement
that I have all junked up.
It's gonna be a long day.
Either that OR I ain't doing nuthin'
I'll let you know tomorrow!

your photo name


Suzanne said...

Looks lovely! Can't wait to check it out. Glad to hear you had a good Fourth of July.

andrea@townandprairie said...

Don't you just love it when you boycott and do nothin'? Dan asked me the other day- "What are you doing?" I said, "NOTHIN'." B/c I can! Before I know it, school will start, and all the day-to-day crap and I want to just BE for awhile. DO you know in Europe it's considered impolite to ask someone what they do for a living? I hate how we're defined by our job here. When some asks- what do you do? I'd love to just say what I ENJOY.

vivian said...

I love that magazine.. I used to be a total magazine junkie and would spend a hundred bucks a month on them.. seriously. but since blogging and pinterest I dont feel the need so much! I did however just buy romantic homes and vintage flea market styles last night to take to the beach with me today!
have a great weekend

Susie said...

Diana, When I see all that pretty white...I really would love even just one room like that. Right now, I'll have to settle for thumbing through the magazine.:):)Don't over work....I am not a fan of straightening anything.LOL xoxo,Susie

Anonymous said...

Hi Diana! Oh, I love Romantic Homes but must admit I don't buy it much anymore. Since blogging, I feel I get my decorating fix. But you've shown some new blogs to me so I'll go visiting. Hope you had a nice 4th and thanks for popping in to see my little new blog. I do believe we're going to love Kiki!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Celestina Marie said...

Diana, I love this months addition. All the features are beautiful and I have a shoppe ad in this one too.
Have fun with your project.
I wish I had a basement to cool off in. AC out till next week. I guess I just have to stay in the pool. LoL
Happy Saturday!

Boopnut said...

Although I appreciate the Romantic Homes, it's not me. That is just for my fantasy life...LOL

Anonymous said...

Love all the pretties you've shared this morning. Don't work too hard today.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It was funny, I was familiar with every blog featured in that issue, Diana. I just got the new one the other day and have started going through it. I'm waiting for a day when I have a couple of hours to myself and can finish enjoying it.

Linda at French Hollow said...

Thank you for sharing this dreamy stuff! And now...back to reality...I don't even want to THINK about my basement space!

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Lovely pics & love Romantic Homes... good luck in the basement! Happy Saturday!

Janet Metzger, Artist said...

Thank you so much for the sweet shout was such a thrill being featured in Romantic 15 minutes of fame!

Have a lovely weekend!!

janet xox
The Empty Nest

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think we're all running a little behind this summer! But it's nice to get things done around the house. Lovely magazine! I should subscribe. I did....years ago! Sending you some sweet hugs!

Debi WeeFaerie said...

Not the dreaded basement! I say do nothing and enjoy another blissful summer day. Beautiful post this morning :)

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Will definitely add these to the list of blogs to check out. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Rick Watson said...

That white brick backsplash is a good idea. We've been thinking about doing something different in our kitchen and this might be it.

Karen said...

I enjoyed this. Don't you love that name: Tinkerer Bell. Enjoy your basement cleaning...or not!

pembrokeshire lass said...

Unfortunately we don't have that in UK So wish we did. It seems full of great things! I think you need a rest. It is, after all, Saturday! Are you going out on the town tonight?! Joan

living from glory to glory said...

Hey Girl, I about shorted out my computer with that dang smore.
I cried over the Warror. It is like hormome swinging every which way. Your my sweetest moment each day as I read your post, and your comments always make me glad to be a blogger!
Blessings, Roxy

Trisha said...

I wish I could jump inside those pages! They really are so romantic...thanks for sharing. I may have to get a subscription someday!


Julie Marie said...

Love RH too!... and I love all the ladies in it... Jo~Anne Coletti and Lidy Baars have been friends of mine since before I even had a blog... I shopped with each of them and still do... so nice to look at all the beautiful things they share in RH... just got my August issue several days ago... wait till you see who is in it!... xoxo Julie Marie

RURAL said...

I do love RH also...such pretties everywhere. And I love how the mags are featuring bloggers what fun.


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, after scrolling through some of your last posts, I see that I must be more than ONE month behind. Your patio came out looking very beautiful and I finally was able to visit Kurt's blog too.. You certainly take care of all of us.. What a shame that all this kind of thing has to be a part of life..Happy Weekend..Judy

Jettie said...

I'm working on one of those junked up places too, the garage.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I also LOVE RH and reread them all the time.
I am following Kurt - thanks for the heads up.
Don't work to hard in the basement.
Enjoy summer.

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

I look forward to your magazine summary each month....I really do.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

One of the prettiest magazines around filled with gorgeous ideas. Isn't it so special to see bloggers featured on its pages.

Grabbing a few free minutes at the computer as I wait for our daughter and family to arrive for an overnight visit. They are driving 10 hours from a week vacation at Myrtle Beach and then 6 more hours tomorrow to their home in upstate NY.

Nellie said...

So many projects that need attention around here, too, Diana. "Doing nuthin'" sounds quite appealing.:-) xo Nellie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

A great issue with some of our favorite bloggers! Wish I had a basement to clean and shove junk in...Something about the water table here in Florida


Japolina said...

Thank goodness we don't have a basement (or attic or garage) I Can only imagine the hoarding that would go on it!

Anne said...

Yes I am behind too.Just back from vacation.I scheduled all of my posts :-) .And now to play catch up!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I really need to buy a subscription to RH because I am missing out on all these blog features. You are so sweet to feature everyone too! Good luck in your basement. Have to admit I'm a bit curious. ha!

This N That said...

I hope you did nuttin'....

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Thanks for the update, I do enjoy that magazine.

Ricki Treleaven said...

I loved the July issue! One of our bloggy friends is in the August issue, so you need to start reading it!

Sew a Fine Seam said...

I love Romantic Homes magazine too. I am woefully behind - I have never subscribed to it and I haven't been to the library to get them for months. I'd love to be featured - but I'm not sure my itty bitty blog will ever get noticed in the big huge sea of bloggers ! LOL!

SImple and Serene Living said...

Hope you chose nothing, because I think you could spend an entire day thumbing through the magazine. xo Laura

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Gorgeous! I love the sneak peeks you give us and all the great bogs! Thanks! I am wondering if your did "nuthin" or cleared the spot??? Can't decide! )

Kathy said...

Gorgeous - I can't wait to get my issue! Hope you have a great weekend,

Dear Lillie said...

Good luck in the basement! =) And thanks for the mention! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

bien que je sois en France
je reçois ce magazine
grâce à FIFI
les autres personnes je ne les
connais pas
mais je vais aller m'y promener
bon courage pour les grands
travaux de nettoyage
bon dimanche
edith (iri) France

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Hello Diana, what a lovely magazine. It looks like my type of reading and l will definately pop in to visist those blogs. Today is a bit of a muddle day here, not sure what and when anything is happening but hope to have some time to do very little for a while :-) Pam x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous. That first picture is so beautiful.

Maria Elena said...

Love this magazine! Always such beautiful inspiration!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Diana! Taking advantage of a little afternoon thunderstorm to catch up on my blog friends! Happy Birthday to little CJ and hope you get to see the August RH soon...our At Home With White Event is in it!!
Happy Sunday!

Maureen Wyatt said...

I just settled in today to read the newest Victoria issue. Romantic Homes is next on the list. Those magazines simply make me feel good!

Elyse said...

hey sweetie!

thank you for including me in this post!!!

i hope all is well and yummy!

happy summer wishes


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