Friday, February 19, 2010

Flea Market Style Magazine

I was feeling extra translucent today (I don't get out much, and it hasn't been super sunny around these parts for quite some time now), so when I realized today was actually going to be a pretty day- I decided I should go out and enjoy it for a little while.

First stop, the Post Office to mail our last giveaway winner her sensational soap. Next stop, Burger King. Love that chicken sandwich of theirs! And after that, I headed to Books-A-Million to check out their selection of the latest and greatest in shelter mags. There's nothing like a wall full of brand new, beautifully-shot images of interiors to get my blood a-pumpin! (And since my skin is practically see-thru at this point, I'm sure everyone in the store was well aware of how excited I was too. I'm not joking. I've got purple lines running from my temples to my cheeks right now. It's nuts.)

At my Books-A-Million, the magazines are located all the way at the back of the store. Which is kind of a bummer because if they were closer to the front door I might actually be able to catch a couple of rays. Or in the very least, feel a little less like a vampire. But the walk across the ginormous store was good for me, and before long I found myself standing in front of my favorite chunk of shelves. You know the ones. They hold copies of all of our favorite "regulars"...Coastal Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living, Kitchen & Bath Ideas, 100 Decorating Ideas for Under $100, 100 Ways to Cover Up the Veins on Your Face, 100 Ideas.....

Wait a second.
What was that last one called?



(Okay, no more skin jokes, I promise.)
:-)

As my over-stimulated, yet overjoyed eyes continued to make their way across each and every row, two hot pink words suddenly stopped them dead in their tracks.



"Huh? Hold up. There's no way. It's not supposed to be here 'til the 23rd?"


But much to my surprise, it was the magazine I was secretly hoping to find there today. I couldn't help but let out a little burst of excitement as I pulled it up and out of the rack...






I just stood there looking at it. Beaming and reading, reading and beaming. It was so much fun to finally see it after all these months of wondering what it would look like!

After a ten minute chat about why I was so excited with a very nice lady who happened to be standing next to me at the time, we hugged good-bye and I raced up to the check out counter. Even though I had originally wanted to spend some time outside of the house today, I simply could not wait to get back to it and read my new magazine.

So I'd like to send out a BIG thank you to Matthew, Ki, Linda, Sarah, Jenny, Tim, Heather and Stacey for creating another thing for this "homie" to be happy about today!



It's one of the most beautiful, fun and informative magazines I have ever had the pleasure of reading and I will certainly be referring back to it for inspiration in the future!

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In other news, Kevin and I will be re-guesting this nest this weekend, and I look forward to sharing some updated photos of it next week!

Have a happy weekend-

Layla

PS- There's a little ditty about TLC on page 29 of Flea Market Style magazine. Thanks so much to Linda for including us!





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46 comments:

ashlina said...

that is fantastic! what a fun day!!!!
i am so happy for you and i cannot wait to get my hands on a copy!!!!!!!

:)
xo
ashlina
secretsofdomesticbliss.blogspot.com

Dreamy Whites said...

Layla,
Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to go and purchase this magazine!! I am exactly like you, I am crazy about these magazines. I get the same feeling! Since I have discovered all of these wonderful and talented blogging women, I told myself I wasn't going to buy another magazine, however I can't help it. I will be going out first thing to purchase Flea Market Style Magazine, Congratulations!!
Take Care,
Maria
p.s. It is hard to imagine YOU with purple veins all over. I don't believe it! You are too funny!

angela walker jewelry said...

Congrats Layla! Can't wait to get a copy : )

Marianne@Songbird said...

Congrats on the feature in that wonderful magazine. I am so bummed it isn't available in Europe. But it goes on my list of things to get next time I am in the States (might be the Fall number then).

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

You are so hilarious.... I might be visiting the US in a week so can get my hands on it too. Yippee!!

Vanessa said...

That's awesome!!!

Red Door Home said...

I just found a copy of the magazine yesterday and loved it. I was so happy for your must deserved mention. Congrats!

Sara said...

That sounds like the best day!!

We still have several feet of snow, and will get even more this weekend.. boo!!

Can't wait to receive the soap! Thanks again! :)

Shawn said...

I love visiting your blog, thanks for the inspiration and I can't wait to get a copy "that" magazine. Have a great weekend!

My Cottage Charm said...

Some days should have of a rewind button, so you can live it over and over again......sounds like your day qualifies for one of those days. :) I'll be going out to check out the new mag today!Congrats!
Oh, and don't feel bad, I'm as pale as the proverbial Halloween ghost! At least you're closer to spring than I am up here in KY....it'll be a few more weeks for us. lol I can't wait!
I agree BK has some good chicken sandwiches! :-D

duchess said...

Congrats to you!! I'll have to run out & find a copy.

Herself said...

I can't wait anymore--I'm flying out and searching for FMS!

Hana said...

Ok that's it...I'm headed to the bookstore TO-day to see if its there. I was trying to wait patiently but thats out the window...thanks Layla. he he! Happy Friday...and happy reading too!

xo
Hana
MomTog Diaries

Olde Common Scents said...

Can't wait to read it! How exciting for the both of you! The Brimfield Flea Market is only about 12 weeks away and only about 45 minutes from my home! YAY! Maybe I'll see Martha there.

Could you and Kevin PLEASE do a mini lesson on installing non-fancy molding? I want to attempt it, but am shaking in my New Balance.

Have a great day! Can't wait to read the new mag!

Mary said...

Layla, I was soooo happy to see you in the pages of Flea Market Style! I ordered mine from Heather Bullard, so rec'd it this past Monday. So happy for you and Kevin, and the rest of the magazine is beautiful, too! ;o) ~mary~

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

I plan to go out this morning to get a copy. How exciting.

Anna Liesemeyer said...

nooo way! fantastic!
congrats!!

have a wonderful weekend~

Jedidjah said...

I love your enthusiasm! I had to laugh when you talk about your skin, as I can relate to the vein issue. I might have picked up that magazine for some tips if it was real haha.

I'll have to see if I can find Flea Market Style here in Canada.

Thanks for all you share and for inspiring me every day- have a great weekend!
Jadyn

Jodi said...

Eeeeeeeeeeek! I heading out to see if Barnes and Noble has it! So excited to see this magazine out!

Amanda said...

Oh I hope B&N has it tomorrow! I was just in looking for it a couple days ago just in case....yea!

chandelier magic - beach house said...

Hi Layla -
Congratulations - I'm heading out to find the magazine today. I love checking out the blogs and the great ideas on line but I've found I really love turning the pages and touching the photos in the mags.

I even love my piles, and ripped out pages! Thanks for the heads up.

Marsha

annie said...

I went to both big bookstores in town yesterday looking specifically for that darn magazine---NADA--NUTHIN'---ZIP---ZERO!!!!!!
I am so impatient!!!
annie
I've got the blue undereye circle thing going...

Just Beachy said...

It looks great , I am going right now , I am determined to find it ...

Julie Johnson said...

Congrats! I can't wait to get a copy! I haven't been subscribing to any magazines this year...but this looks like a great one!
Have a great day!
Julie
juliejohnsonblog.blogspot.com

Vanilla Bean said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see the magazine...I need to start looking for it.

I love your blog! I was inspired by your kitchen cabinets on my bathroom makeover: http://jgvanillabean.blogspot.com/2010/02/pull-up-seat.html

Design Apprentice said...

Congratulations Layla and Kevin on being included in the magazine. I want to peruse it so bad, maybe an excuse to go to Barnes and Noble! Have a good weekend. :)

Robyn said...

LAYLA, I'm positively green with envy...I'm pasty too! LOL I can't wait to get my pasty little hands on it.

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

That's awesome! I'm going to go see if I can get one for myself!
You are a doll, Layla!

Daisy Cottage said...

WooHoo!!

Congratulations Layla!!!!!

That is awesome.


Love you,
Me

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

If I read these magazines before I go to bed at night I have good dreams. No, I literally do! Have fun with your magazines this weekend, and I hope they make you have good dreams even in your sleep.

Morning T said...

I'm SO jealous...I've been looking at all of our markets this week and can't find it. Guess I'll head to Borders or B&N for it this weekend.
Happy Friday Layla and Kevin. :-)

Sheri said...

Wow I need to see that magazine. In fact I think I need a collection of them. That's so neat!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Oh, how fun! That definitely had to brighten up your day :)! Can't wait to read this magazine, & Congratulations for being featured!
Blessings,
Stacey

cardinalkay said...

I sent my spousal equivalent to the drug store to see if they had "Flea Market Style" magazine! HA!
Kay

Lei said...

so it's finally on the shelves, eh? i have been waiting as well!!!

Grace said...

Congrats on being included in the magazine. I still haven't got mine yet, but haven't visited the book store yet either, which might account for it.

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Looks like a really fun magazine.

Sylvia at Lily's Pad and Petals said...

I'm jealous !!! I have been looking for this magazine hoping it comes out early and hoping Barnes and Noble will carry it.

Keep your fingers crossed for me, please.

dewgiesgirl said...

I got my copy, too, at a little local vintage-artsy-lovely store we have here in Newnan, Georgia called The Vintage Flea. I came home and started feeling like a kid at Easter (I figured Christmas had been overused). I keep finding more and more treasures inside...like the picture of one of my fav bloggers' kitchen. ;) Love it!!

erin said...

Awesome! So, how's the bathroom coming along? My hubby and I love watching your videos!

My name is PJ. said...

More good stuff! Thanks guys! Glad you're mentioned. Linda is a peach, isn't she?

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Shoot, I was at Barnes & Noble searching for Flea Market Style today, I thought it was supposed to be out on the 19th! Congrats on the well-deserved feature guys. Can't wait to see it! :)

Pam said...

I saw that you were mentioned in Flea Market Style! How exciting! I loved the magazine! I have been a follower of the Barn House Boys for a few years, so loved seeing them featured in there too! :)
Congratulations!

Amber said...

Congratulations! How exciting! I hope to find it in my bookstore soon.

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I just wanted to let you know that I got the magazine as part of my birthday gift today. I was so incredibly excited and can't wait to dive into it!

Head Neatherer said...

I immediately went out to find this magazine, and lo-and-behold, there is an article in there about First Trade Days in Canton! I am from a small town about an hour from there and it is always a lot of fun to go. One thing they did not meniton is that they have a great selection of pets as well! If you have never been, it is totally worth it to check it out!