Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Romantic Homes March 2014 Review

Well, still no blogger features in the front
of the magazine but I have to say
that this 
issue is better than the last one.
Even the cover is beautiful.
Oh- I DO believe!
 I believe that Spring is coming!
I also believe that beautiful bloggers 
should be recognized.
Guess what?
is in the March issue.
If you don't know Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage
you need to head over there....NOW!
I'll wait!
Okay!  Did you go over there?
See what I mean?
AND-the best part is she is as sweet 
as she is talented....a very good friend to me.
So-here is just a snippet of her 
FOUR PAGE SPREAD about her office.
And this is part of her office, too.
She's got some shabby goodness there!

Romantic Homes also included
a link for my friend, Donna, that does
beautiful shabby glittery goodness
They featured some of her frames.
She lives by Lake Michigan.
Now-let's move across some

There is a huge spread this month called
House & Home connected to the blog
It is full of amazing, beautiful vignettes like this one
and this one of ballet slippers
The beautiful urn below belongs to 
There is a fourteen page spread for her.
This next house was transformed by 
Enrica Stabile in the South of France.
(no link to a website was provided for Stabile)
You need to see the whole thing....
this is just a snippet.
And, because it is the March issue 
there is a nod to 
St Patrick's Day 
written by Melinda Graham
(I hope this is the right Melinda Graham as there is no link to her given)
Oh-and what a fun recipe I found in this issue for
Grasshopper Cupcakes 
by Janell Brown
from her book One Sweet Cupcake-
 you can order here.
Don't those look delicious?
I think I will make these 
for MyHero.
I'll be busy collecting the ingredients today.
Oh- Look!
THIS will save me some work.
These are already 
You can order them here
MyHero is in for a
your photo name


  1. It's so fun to see our blog buddies in print!
    Hero! Quick! Give up Chocolate covered grasshoppers for lent!
    Have a great day, Sweet D!

  2. Beautiful photos/blogs you have shared. The grasshoppers - not!

  3. Looks like a lovely issue with some of our friends! Just love Kris!! She is not only talented, but so very sweet and kind!! How fun for her and the other features!! And how lovely of you to share them!!
    Have a wonderful day, Diana!

  4. Diana, I don't get Romantic Homes, but you have inspired me to check it out. Today I'll be going to Atlanta and will stop by a store and look for this magazine. Thanks for recomending it.

  5. So nice to see these talented ladies featured! Everything was so beautiful until the end...the chocolate covered grasshoppers ... yuck!
    Hope you're having a GREAT week...

  6. I love the old gate above her desk! and oooh, those darn cupcakes look sinfully good. I might give that a go too....

  7. I too follow Junk Chic Cottage. These women are so creative!

  8. Well, "ewww!" on the chocolate grasshoppers! It takes a bigger person than myself to bite in! But those magazine excerpts are all wonderful! I'm so glad blogging offers a platform for anyone's talent - not just what's been hand-picked by an editorial staff somewhere! You did a lovely job presenting them all! I'm going to check them out personally for a little spring inspiration - God knows we all need that here in the Midwest! Right, neighbor-across-the-lake?

  9. I felt the same about this month's mag...soooo many beautiful images, but not blogger features :( Love the St. Pat's green cabinet! And I'll pass on the grasshoppers, even though I've been known to eat many items doused in chocolate!

  10. I love seeing fellow bloggers being featured! I look forward to grabbing a copy for myself to be inspired!

  11. The "green" display is gorgeous...love, love, love! :)

  12. You are getting ready for March and St. Pat's day. No bugs for me. And you have some great friends. I think their work ifs gorgeous.

  13. Thanks, but I'll pass on the grasshoppers, with chocolate on them, so order your guy an extra bag of them.

  14. Oh my! What beauty! I love shabby goodness because so much shabby lives in my house. Just shabby, not goodness. You have a wicked sense of humor!

  15. Beautiful features this month. I too will pass on the grasshoppers! Ewwww.

  16. Chocolate covered grasshoppers? Such a surprise!:-) I bypassed buying this issue when I was out yesterday, though I was sorely tempted. xo Nellie

  17. Such beautiful images. I love looking at them in other people's homes. I think I'll let you keep the grasshoppers. :-)

  18. Okay, fine, I will buy this issue, Diana! : ) But mainly because Kris is in it and the cover does look very pretty. : )

  19. Only YOU could find a pkg of chocolate covered grasshoppers! LOL. I always enjoy seeing your Romantic Homes Magazine features. The March issue does look good. Congrats to Junk Chic Cottage for being featured in there too. I follow her blog and love her style.

  20. Diana, I am getting that Magazine today. I love Kris' style. She is a sweet person. I used to catch grasshoppers in jars , as a kid, now I scream if one hops near me. gaaa. I did love the green collection representing St. Pat's Day. xoxoxo,Susie

  21. I am in love with that cover. I know that slipcovered sofas are all the rage, but I still love a floral couch....especially that one!

  22. Beautiful features Diana! I am so happy to see Kris being featured she is a sweetheart and has a beautiful home!

  23. I agree with you,Diana, the March issue was a beauty. I love Kris's style, her office is gorgeous, and I was so excited to see her featured! Thanks so much for including my frames, you are sweet! I also loved the St. Paddy's day features. The chocolate covered grasshoppers? Not so much!!!

  24. It is a beautiful issue and I still look for the bloggers pages to come back. One of my blogging buddies was featured on a page in this issue too, A Cottage Muse, only they didn't include her blog name. I'll go check out yours friends blog now.

  25. I love the pink and green color scheme on the cover....looks more like the old Romantic Homes that I loved so much! Hugs, Penny

  26. I think the magazines has some lovely pics in it.
    I love the looks of those cupcakes. Please tell me that you are not going feed your hubby chocolate covered grasshoppers. :-)

  27. You made my day talking about the grasshoppers and secret ingredients. LOL

  28. Hi Diana,
    Thank you so much sweet friend for the shout out on my feature in Romantic Homes. It was on my bucket list to be in this magazine someday so thank you for highlighting all us bloggers that are in there this month. You are the sweetest and thank you. Ha ha about the grasshopper cupcakes for your Hero! I hear the ingredients you are going to use are full of protein and that is important in the diet! You are too funny. Thanks for making me LOL today.

  29. Fun post Nana....I love romantic homes!!!

  30. I think I would buy that magazine just based on the cover alone! And that ballet slipper vignette...wow! So pretty! My hubby would love those grasshopper cupcakes too. He loves chocolate and mint. In fact, I just bought several bags of dark chocolate and mint Nestle Toll House chocolate chips on clearance from Target for $1.34! Gotta love Target clearance items. :)

  31. Yes, the March issue was better than the last couple of ones. Kris's article was great - she is terrific.
    Only you would be able to find chocolate cover grasshoppers lol - let me know what your hero thinks of this special treat LOL.

  32. This issue is one of my favorites...I'm actually on page 8 (they just neglected to mention my blog)!!

  33. I agree...the March issue is a good one! Did you see Sandi's article in the front? From Cottage Musings? Called Raising the Bar.
    The whole magazine is great!
    How did your Hero like the cupcakes?

  34. Oh, I'm going to be very tempted to buy this issue! So many wonderful photos and people I recognize! They need to give you a commission my friend! Sweet hugs!

  35. OMG is there anyone that you don't know?? Your Hero is very lucky..Does he know that???

  36. Hi Diana! I love these reviews because I don't subscribe to this magazine. I think I may pick this one up at the grocery because of that grasshopper cupcake recipe. Looks delish! Not sure about spring coming...not any time soon around these parts!

  37. Yikes! Diana! You showed some GOOD stuff! I am never able to accomplish that look. SO sweet..all of it. :) I have always enjoyed this magazine. I am behind..haven't gotten my new one yet. Usually it arrives in the mail..hmmm..haven't seen it yet.

  38. Your hero is definitely in for a surprise if you serve him grasshoppers. That is a nice honor for those being featured in the magazine.

  39. I'll have to look for that one next time I'm at the book store. I am dying for an old white chippy urn just like that.

  40. Kris is on her way to good things - I just know it ( and I've told her she can't forget about me on her way up - she has to hire me lol )
    Here home is gorgeous - every single detail - and she comes up with new ideas almost daily to make it more so - she's amazing !!!

  41. Finally a moment to hop over to your place and follow along! Thanks for your support of my little blog! And, thanks for the wonderful review of the magazine, I will have to venture over to these blogs and pick up a copy of Romantic Homes too!

  42. Great post and loved it all but when I got to the green, my eyes went WOW! Love it, love it all that green, my favorite color.

  43. Congratulations to Kris. Thanks for sharing, Diana!

  44. I'm so excited for Kris! Wonderful post, Diana. Thanks for all the great snippets!


  45. I just love your posts! Always puts a smile on my face! I'll have to pick up that issue of Romantic Homes! I used to love that magazine but had given it up. Have a blessed day!~~Angela

  46. Maybe there's still hope? Maybe they are reading your blog and all of our comments. :) So nice to see people we know featured...although you know more than anyone I think. ha ha

    Thanks for sharing!

  47. I bet they got wind of your complaints and thanks to you, they are featuring bloggers again! You are cracking me up with your grasshopper surprise for your hero!


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