Thursday, October 22, 2009

Birthday MONTH: Day 22

 

Let's not open any presents today.

I'd like to share this with you instead...

 

Cabinet cards that my son finds for me every chance he gets...

cabinet card

Places that I love that are only in Louisiana...

cafe dumonde1ps

New Orleans will always hold a special place in my heart...

new orleans2ps

Wonderful discoveries that I have shared with some of my best of friends...

castle1

Fun weekend Flea Market jaunts with my sister in law Belinda...

vintage goodies

Daily reminders of my friends that I consider family...

tea party

Some of my favorite things...

ice tray

And some of my not so favorite things ;)

studio

Why all of this above you ask? Why the links to past posts?

I just wanted you to know that these are my photos and they tell stories.

These are a few of the stories that mean the most to me. And now, they are more special to me in more ways than one.

My story and these photos are published in the upcoming issue of Artful Blogging (Winter 2010) coming out November 1st.

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This was a long time dream of mine.

For years, I have read and re-read every issue and every time I do so, I am in awe of the beautiful talent that is out there.

Whether you enjoy sewing, cooking, photography, painting, writing, knitting, junking, paper art, raising a family, blogging, whatever!...you ARE an artist within.

No matter what you love to do, you have a story to tell.

Everyone has a story.

Thank you for sharing my story & my excitement & this wonderful blogging milestone for me.

 

Life is a novel and I am the author of the art I create. - Jodie R. LeJeune

 

Now go LIVE and create some ART ~ whatever you choose it to be!!! :)

31 comments:

Gypsy Mermaid said...

aww how pretty! Congrats girlie! I am so happy for you you deserve it and much more! Beautiful saying! Big hugs

toodles-
Sarah

Leanne said...

Woo hoo! I've been following your birthday month and planning my own for next year *grin* ...

Congrats on getting published! You've made me see that these photos are more than just "pretty pictures"...

Congrats again!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Fabulous! And I love that quote at the end. Well done, Jodie!

A Fanciful Life said...

OMG Jodie!!! Congratulations to you, girl! That is fantastic, I am SO excited for you. You and your blog TOTALLY deserve to be in there (even if you are allergic to glitter ;-) ). I bet you are doing the HAPPY dance all over. You need to CELEBRATE! I'd bring my copy to Silver Bella for you to autograph but I'm still trying to figure out how to lighten my load for that trip - ha ha. Now I'm going to give you an EXTRA big hug when I see you!
Have a great day,
Sharon and Miss Gracie, too :-)

Jane said...

This is the MOST exciting news!!! Well deserved good things keep coming your way!!! I am so excited to get that magazine and see your story in print...and yes, I will repeat it again....I knew you when!! Congratulations, I am so happy for you.
Jane

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Jodie! How exciting! It's great to be recognized and acknowledged. And how hard you have worked for it! Congrats and Happy Birthday month! ~Mindy

Attic Charm said...

Wow such GORGEOUS photos - more than deserving of publication! Well done!

Now I'm off to go follow those links :)

Inspired Comblogulations said...

Great quote.
Your just fun hon.
Lee

Rochelle said...

Congratulations to you!! I can't wait to read my copy when it arrives in the mail! You must be excited...gorgeous photos by the way!
xoxo
Rochelle

Debra @ Common Ground said...

WOW Jodie, can't wait to read the article! You deserve it. Your talent shines! Have a wonderful day, dear!
Debra

Lori said...

congrats again Jodie!!! that is wonderful news for you:)

what a GOOD son you have...my boys wouldn't know a cabinet card if one flew up their nose...LOL...

it looks beautiful there in Louisiana thanks for sharing a little piece of your home with us!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! Two magazines and your birthday month. What's this gonna do to you? Ha! Congrats! Unfortunately, being on this side of the world, I've never seen or heard of those magazines. And since Gwen just started me blogging in July, I am still such a newbie in this blogging world. Your photos are always so lovely, the display and care with with you do everything is so fantastically wonderful. I need to come up with more adjectives as lovely, wonderful, beautiful seem to be all I can come up with these days! I guess because I've seen that and more in this world of blogging. The creativity is absolutely amazing! All the best to you! Gwen is gonna have to get those mags so that I can see them when I visit next summer. All the best to you! Tammy

In My Sepia Studio said...

Congratulations!! Now I have to find a Barnes & Noble around here to pick up a copy!!

Sinta Renee said...

Happy continued birthday to you! I had thought I saw something on your blog you made with "glittered candles" for the holidays. Was that you?

LiLi M. said...

Congrats to you Jodi for making your dream come true! This must be the best gift!

Rose Brier Studio said...

Congratulations! Artful Blogging is the thing that got me blogging. Now being in it is on my bucket list. Can't wait to see your pages.
~Marilee

Six in One Hand said...

How beautiful!!!!
You totally deserve your publication.

I just became a follower and will definitely be back!!!

Linda said...

Congratulations on being featured in the upcoming magazine!! WoW!

The old photographs that you love fascinate me because I'm always on the lookout for a photo of one of the Hoffmann descendents I've researched. Photos from my Dad's family are not easy to come by, for various reasons, immigration, the loss of much of the family early on, the fact that only my Dad remains... I did manage to find an envelope addressed to the uncle who killed himself in 1929, on eBay, so I figure that somewhere out there - are old photos of the family waiting to be found as well...

I love all of the items you featured here in your blog today - yes, even the glitter! :D

miss lynn said...

get out! this is too much!!!
what other little secrets are you
keeping, jodie!!!!????
happy happy day!

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Jodie I'm so happy for you, your great. I'll have to buy the magizine and see you.

cindy@stitches

Teacup Mosaics said...

OHHHHHHH I AM SOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU! I just got my Artful Blogging but before I opened the first page I thought I would stop by a few friends and say "HI" and wowise YOU ARE FAMOUS!!!! This is so exciting, I am dancing around the house for you, the dogs and John think I have gone crazy. Great article, and love those little spoons! OOXOXOX, Kelley

June said...

This is so awesome Jodie! I'm still rejoicing at the news.
Hugs,
June

Sares said...

This is such wonderful news! I am going to have to buy this when it comes out. I wanted the last issue, but didn't buy it. The next one I will for sure! Congratulations!

Wizard of Was said...

Jodie,
Wow! I feel so honored to call you a friend...well, blogging friend, but I feel we have a great connect even tough we haven't met face to face...Yet! Published twice in the same month! Congrats girl, you DO deserve it. You are one of the most motovating people I've met here in blogland! You are doing and living right, girl!

My Very Best to YOU!!
Gale

Draffin Bears said...

Way to go sweet Jodie!
I am so happy for you, as you are the very best blogger around.

Take a bow girl and we look forward to reading all about Everything Vintage and our famous friend Jodie.

Happy weekend, my friend.
hugs
Carolyn

Geralyn Gray said...

JODIE!!!!!!!!! I only wish I could see you in person at Silver Bella to Congratulate you!!!!!!!! I feel so lucky to have met you through blogging this past year.....it is like watching a flower bloom----I am so so excited for you!!!!!!!

Stephanie O. said...

Oh Jodie....With a smile on my face I am sending a big CONGRATULATIONS to you. How exciting. I am so mailing you my copy to have you sign it!!! Just so thrilled for you....

cindy said...

yay! yay! yay! Jodie I'm so happy for ya! Well deserved! :D

-c
yapping cat

Sandi said...

I knew you were pretty incredible from the start.

Just found my issue of Artful Blogger when we got home today. Can't wait to read thru all of it.

Sandi

The Victorian Parlor said...

Girl I saw that glitter and just started laughing!!! You are so funny! This is a wonderful post:).

Birthday Blessings,

Kim

Karen said...

OH MY GOSH! oh my gosh! oh my gosh! OH MY GOSH!!!!!
WOW! Oh Jodie - Congratulations!
Golly - you are getting to be quite the celebrity! I'm going to have to really treat you special in April!!!
This is just so wonderful. I am so happy for you.
You deserve it. Your blog is gorgeous, your photos are gorgeous and you are truly an inspiration to others.
YAY! big hugs!