As a devout reader of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, I look forward to their daily e-mail segment entitled "100 Days of Holidays" which starts on September 24th. Each day is a little like Christmas as I eagerly open my e-mail to see what wonderful, creative and clever holiday inspiration awaits me.
Today's e-mail was titled "Inspiring Ideas from Readers." I love the reader-inspired photos. I always marvel at how clever and creative people are in the vignettes they put together for the holidays. I always sigh and wish that somehow I could put something that creative and clever together. Whatever is in their water, I want some!
I clicked the link, and shuffled through a few good ideas before finding one that looked vaugely familiar. (See page 11!)
Perhaps, because it is this photo:
Better Homes and Gardens published MY photo!!!!!! I didn't even know my pics were in the running! I thought I was just posting on a blog to share and get feedback, mostly so I can improve, since I don't consider myself either clever or creative.
I have to say, I feel rather pleased. It was a very unexpected and pleasant surprise to be a part of the publication I idolize. And it makes me that much more excited for this, my favorite!, time of year.