I’m in a magazine!

Would somebody pinch me?!


I'm in Country Sampler's Special Edition Christmas Decorating Magazine! - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


You’ll want to run out, right now, and get the special edition of Country Sampler’s Christmas Decorating magazine.

My local supermarket actually has it at the check stand.  I pass it every time I go to the store.

Even the cashier was excited for me.


My Christmas Trees on Trucks Mason Jar Ornaments Made the Country Sampler's Christmas Decorating Magazine - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


I’ve always wondered how people got to be in a magazine.

In my case, it started with an email from the editor.

She wanted to know if she could use a couple of photos from last year’s Christmas projects… my nautical Christmas tree and the cute Christmas trees on trucks mason jar ornaments.

Of course, I said yes, and have even received compensation for my photos.  A first for me!


My Coastal er Nautical Christmas Tree has been FEATURED in Country Sampler's Christmas Decorating special edition magazine - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


The process takes several months.  And though they made the request, I wouldn’t know if my photos would be included until very close to the time of publication.  Talk about anticipation.  It even beats waiting for Santa to come.

Thanks for indulging me today and sharing in my happiness!



How to Make $15 Stretch to $180 of Christmas Gifts

If you’re like me, there’s nothing you’d like better than to take the few dollars you have to spend for Christmas and S-T-R-E-C-H them two, three, five, even tens times.  Yes… even ten times!!

A few weeks ago, the Ultimate Bundles team (of which I am an affiliate) put together a Christmas dream package that I couldn’t wait to share with you.


See how $15 becomes $180 in Christmas Gifts - Very Merry Gift Certificate Bundle - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


It’s called A Very Merry Gift Certificate Bundle and here’s how it works…

For just $15 you get $180 in store credits from 12 small, ethically sourced, eco-friendly businesses.

This is a little like the fundraiser books you’re familiar with…. ONLY BETTER!

You will receive $15 gift certificates to put towards whatever you like from a dozen participating stores.

With your bundle, you’ll be able to purchase well-made, meaningful and useful gifts like:

▪ ethically-sourced coffees from around the world
▪ photo products including wall decor, canvas wraps, prints and albums
▪ classy custom-made bags, totes and camera straps
▪ eco-friendly reusable glass drinking straws
▪ healing tallow skin balms and lip love
▪ inspirational hand-lettered art prints
▪ Kombucha bottles, supplies, and brewing kits

As long as you use one gift certificate, you’ll come out even. Use two and you’ve already gotten a great deal, worth twice what you paid!

The more you use, the more you save, all the way up to $165 free shopping dollars, so you can spend less while gifting well this Christmas.

There is a little catch…  It’s available for just 7 short days, so you need to grab yours quick (and then, get shopping)!

Last day to get yours is Monday, December 5th.



Learn MORE or get your bundle NOW.

Thanks for popping by today and celebrating with me.

I also hope that these gift certificates are just the thing for helping you, not only SAVE, but give gifts that just might be a little more unusual and meaningful.  Both wins in my book!!

And if you purchase… yes… I will get a commission.  Thanks!!!

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  1. Oh, Diane!!!!! Congratulations sweet friend. I am beyond thrilled for you. I know this is just the beginning of many features to come. xo

  2. I am so happy for you. Congrats! It’s a beautiful project.

  3. Congratulations Diane!!!! You are so talented!

    • Shirra, you are so kind to stop by and THANK YOU so much for your encouraging words. They mean so much coming from you.

      All the best for a blessed Christmas season. 🙂

  4. Oh my!!! You kept this a secret!!!! I want to get out and get one soon!!!!! Praise God for recognition of your talents!!!!!! Lord thank you!!!!

  5. This is such Happy news..the Very Merriest kind! Your photography is always gorgeous and such talent too! God Bless your Christmas …..

  6. I’m so excited about your magazine feature Diane!!!! It’s fabulous! I’m going to look for it in the store, if I ever make it out the door away from my computer. Woo hoo!!!

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