Saturday, February 28, 2015

Romantic Homes January/February 2015 Issue

I missed so much time 
when I had pneumonia!
I am trying to catch up with certain posts
I usually do each month.

Well, I got lucky
Romantic Homes combined the
January/February Issue.

I really don't know how lucky that is 
because it means I paid for 12 issues
and now they are combining some other ones
so I will get TEN issues instead of TWELVE.
Yeah- that is the kind of luck I have!

Is this not the cutest cake?
I don't think you have to wait for 
Valentine's Day to make this for someone special.
 Pink Pearl Lady Cake
recipe is on Page 36.

I thought the cover was just lovely.
Got your cake mess cleaned up from
baking that heart cake above?
Good!  Now then
 you can visit  the
owned by 
It is softly sweet and livable.
 Here's a little sneak peek at the Florida estate 
of a New York couple.
This home was designed by
By:Sarah Yoon/Mark Roskams/photographer
It looks like Florida, doesn't it?

Okay-Now-Doesn't the home of
just make you dream of warm summer days?
Even though we are freezing our butts off here.
She has the most beautiful blog.
You can find it by clicking on her name above.
Prepare to  have your mouth hang open for a while.
And while your mouth is hanging open....
purse your lips a bit and 
Then you can blow up balloons to put together
this beautiful garland
styled by  
photography-Shirlie Kemp
So-There you have it.
A few things I love in the
January/February Issue of
Romantic Homes.

Know what else I love?
Thanks for following along here.
Here's how I am feeling about you this morning....
Lips still puckered up from the balloon blowing
are they?  Good!
Here's to you!

Geez- I hope you brushed your teeth already!

your photo name


Anonymous said...

ha ha ha, beautiful photos, except the last one,thats just gross, lol,

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm definitely ready to think of fresh flowers and spring like weather. Gorgeous photos, minus the monkey. We were all set to enjoy some time at our aframe cottage but arrived to frozen well pipes. We turned around and are back home. I'm officially ready to help mother nature move spring along!

Shelia said...

I've brushed and my breath is sweet! :) Love these kinds of posts and I will go and check out that blogger. Take care of yourself.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOL your a riot my friend!! That Florida home is stunning...loved the fabric on those chairs!! Hope your feeling better:-)

Junkchiccottage said...

Ha Ha you crack me up. Love that Florida home yummy!!!

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

My parents live in Florida but their home dosen't quite look like the one in RH! Love all that space. You are a funny gal Diana and a great way to start the weekend! Have a super sparkly day my friend!
XO Barbara

carolann said...

I am not a monkey fan really but my oldest Granddaughter and my hubby are into the monkey business with monkey cards since she was like 8. So for Birthdays to each other or conversations. That's them.

So they still have carried it on as quotes. Love you Monkey.( Grandpa) I like your home looks and yes that cake is awesome at any time.

Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous!!


Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love that balloon garland .....may have to copy that idea! Have a great Saturday!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

I can't! I can't! I can't!

No! No! No!

look at any more b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l homes! I can't.


something happened, to me. I used to be able to droll over layouts in magazines. I did. but along the way, something happened.

interesting, hu?

wonder if I am the only, only, only one....? in pretty blog land? to whom this has happened....?

oh well.....


Nellie said...

What an appealing cake! Love anything pink! xo Nellie

Laurie said...

I'm just still goo gooing over the glitter lipstick!

Kelly said...

I don't think I've seen this issue yet! Hmmmm....... I may have to get a better look at it before it's gone (if not already). Thanks for sharing some images. I'm hanging out at home feeling awful with a nasty cold now! I slept with a vaporizer last night. I haven't had a cold in such a long time. I forgot how awful it is. So, some good magazines would be nice to look at this weekend.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Chimp kisses and Monkey shines back to you! Lovely cake and photos. Have a delightful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Pretty Rooms......well that is the pits, pay for 12 issues and only get 10. I'd call customer service, they should make up for your loss. A few extra issues would be fine. Oh wonder these CEO's are rich beyond my understanding.....they can afford those pretty rooms, I can't. HAHAAHHAA now that I have that off my chest I feel better. LOL!!! Love the monkey and his smoochy lips, I just say another monkey yesterday on a blog....I think I will save your monkey and that one to my fun to see them pop up on my screen saver...thanks for the KISS!!!

Anonymous said...

OOPS....not sure why Google still does not allow me to comment....but I see I forgot to sign my name so you at least know who the comment is from....Louise

SuperLux said...

Love these random cuteness. Especially that cake! Simple and elegant.

Kathy Piper said...

Beautiful spring time pictures. Just what we need. :) More snow expected tonight!!!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

You always seem to find so much more than I do in Romantic Homes. I've been disappointed in recent months and don't think I'm going to renew my subscription. Thanks for the tip about Westbrook's blog, lovely!

Nonnie said...

Those are all beautiful photos, but they don't inspire me to make any changes around here. I would much rather be reading a book or a blog. I might be interested in baking that beautiful and elegant cake. I love the pink pearls. They remind me of the earrings I wore to our son's wedding.
I can't seem to get up enough breath to blow up balloons, and I will only dare to blow a kiss in the direction of those ugly lips!! From a very safe distance. You're so silly, I love it!! Xoxo

Susie said...

Diana, I just told my husband that we were being cheated about the number of issues of magazines. LOL. The issue isn't any bigger either. :):) The last cake I bake was called a dump cake. I am no longer into fancy cake making. It's easier to just put a can of apples into a spice cake and probably will never see that in Romantic Homes. LOL. I did love that Floridian living room.Blessings to you , xoxo,Susie

Kim said...

Can you believe that I still have not seen this magazine in person? I really have to go find and subscribe. :)

Karen said...

I loved all those photos. What a great magazine. That cake was amazing!

Pom Pom said...

I love Romantic Homes. It's my favorite after British Country Living and British Country Homes and Interiors. Thanks for the smooch!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I've never read the magazine :-{ I don;t really consider myself a romantic person, so I guess this why I'm not drawn to the magazine. But from the photos I might have to change my mind. Also, I'm frugal and you buy all the magazine and then toss them? Only one I get is Country Living! I wish there still was a cottage style magazine.

Okio B Designs said...

Romantic Homes is one of my all time faves. I used to subscribe to a ton of magazines but now it's mostly Country Living and Romantic Homes. I think they all do that at some point during the year - combine issues. Irritating, yes but I still love getting them and re-reading them throughout the year.


Anonymous said...

First of all I am glad you are feeling better! Be careful you don't do too much too fast are you can relapse. I am sure you have been hearing that one. I have to watch out that I don't do too much when I am feeling good are a bad time will come. I hear you about the magazines combining issues. They all seem to be doing that and/or going up on prices. I am letting most of mine expire I am so sick of it! That heart cake looks yummy!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love Romantic Homes magazine. I'll be looking for it at the store.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana!! You are a nut case, but a DEAR nut case. I'm going to follow Carolyn Westbrook now, a much better option that what you are offering!!. I love you, Judy

Gert said...

Looks like that is a pretty magazine!!! (But thats a bummer that they combined two months)

Julie said...

I love, love, love the dining room with the columns. I was supposed to get columns in mine and opted not to at the last minute. Now I wish I had.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

You're too funny! Love your new look, especially the new lipstick! Romantic Homes is a favorite of mine too. You have shared the most beautiful pages! I also adore Carolyn Westbrook too! I'm off to visit her blog. Hope you're behaving and feeling better with each passing day!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love Romantic Homes, but just don't buy it anymore..I will pick it up look at the price and think "I could buy a roast for that!" so I put it back down. So thanks at the peek!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this magazine. And I hope you feel better every day. It sure takes a long time to get over some of this sickness. Sending you lots of sweet hugs, Diane

One More Time Events said...

Love all the pictures so inspiring! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

I can't believe I missed this issue! I don't subscribe because it's funner for me to go to the bookstore and pick it up. I cringe when I check out because I am a magazinaholic and the price on some of these is insane! I justify it as... it's cheaper than taking vacation! :) Glad you are on the mend. xo

Debby said...

I can tell you are feeling better.

Debby said...

I can tell you are feeling better.

Wanda said...

I sure hope you feel better soon, that last picture of you, has me really not wanting that wet kiss. The homes are beautiful, and I love seeing your magazines.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Now that you mentioned it I never received that copy of Romantic Homes. If I did I never looked at it. I am a little disappointed that the magazine is going in a new direction. I also hate it when they use pink print, it's very hard to read. But I will fuss a little and still continue to get it.
Feel better dear friend.

Renee said...

I love that magazine. :)

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I love that black round braided rug. I need that. I stay behind in bloglandia... I wouldn't know how to live any other way :)

A Joyful Cottage said...

The Florida living room is gorgeous, Diana. I love the colors, and it appeals to my sense of symmetry. I will not kiss those ruby red lips. Sorry. ;-) I will send you cyber hugs, though.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Oh, that Florida estate looks gorgeous! Looks like another good issue. :)

Linda said...

Everything is gorgeous, lovely colours, patterns and decor.

Linda said...

Everything is gorgeous, lovely colours, patterns and decor.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I have never seen that magazine, but it looks just lovely and I'll keep my eye out for it! Thanks for sharing it!