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!




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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

    • Thank you!!!! You are the best friend and cheerleader, Mary Beth!! Together (you and I), with God’s guidance and help, we’re going to accomplish even more. 😉

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

  3. Shirra says

    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. Gwen says

    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!!!!

    • Gwen… you just made my day! Thank you for celebrating with me! {{hugs}}
      God is so good!

  5. Judy says

    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!!!

    • Haha! I know… sometimes I think there’s glue in my chair! 😉
      Thanks for celebrating with me, Anita! I hope you find the magazine… there are several of our friends in there, too!

      Be blessed!!

  7. Debbie says

    A little late, but Congratulations!! I’m so proud of you Diane!!! This is wonderful news 🙂 You deserve it too!

    • You are never late, Debbie! You always make my day with your warm encouraging words. 🙂 Thank you so much for celebrating with me. It means so much! XO

  8. Thats great you got featured! The ornaments are so pretty, I can see why they used it in a magazine. I just was approached to to be in my first magazine for a Magazine for decorating for Teens, its for the January or Feb issue for valentine! I don’t want to post until i see it in my hands.

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