Sunday, October 26, 2008

~ The Shabby Olde Potting Shed~ In ARTFUL BLOGGING!

Greetings and Holy kisses!!!
I'm so excited to show you something that took my absolute breath awayyyYYyyY!
Remember awhile back, I participated in Tiffany's; of Shabby Scraps, "Show me your Form Party? ~ I had so much fun playing along, and "Urina Mariah,"- KEEPER OF THE POTTING SHED, loves to show off a little... showing "her" Unique form!

One day, I turned on my blog, and "someone" used Urina's photo to sign my blog?* I clicked on it and it was from Artful Blogging, and they said they were interested in using her picture in their magazine! Talk about a JOLT of "WhooOOOHoOoOo!" ~I actually panicked though because they left no address? My friend Heidi, finally found their address and sent it to me. ~So all was well.!~ Couple weeks after that, Tiffany emailed everyone and asked for their home addy's because Artful Blogging had contacted her and wanted everyone's addresses so they'd have the ones they would use in their magazine! My hopes were rising, yet there was no promises,* so... I just waited and waited some more, and prayed! LOL

Then one day, I walked to my mailbox, and when I opened it, there was a magazine in there, that was wrapped... ~ I pulled it out and the wrapper said ARTFUL BLOGGING! Ohmigosh... Ohmigosh.... is it true? Could it be..???? I nearly hyperventilated walking, jogging, wogging... and then running... all the way to the shop. I went inside, and Trent was there... thank goodness... I'd have someone to share my joy with!! I sat down by him and opened the magazine.. being careful to save the wrapper because .... for heaven's sakes... it's ARTFUL BLOGGING... I WAS DEFINITELY GOING TO SAVE THEIR WRAPPER! LOL
This is the cover... so you can run out and find a copy if you like! I'm not positive it's out "yet," but you'll have to go see. Opening the mag, ........................................................................and
on page ..............................
Page 58.... there she is!!! The Contessa Urina Mariah.... whooHoOOoOhhoOOOoOo! When my eyes took this all in... I jumped uP and gave a SHOUT!!! Then giggled, and giggled some more!!!
Trent just watched me with a smile ear to ear. ;) AHHHHHHHH... how SWEET it felt, and feels!
Whodathought? Ya just never know... what God has in store for us!!! On the front side of my page is Heidi's manny: Spreckles! Heidi, of Everyday Cookies, and I actually "share" a page! I just can't get over it! She's on the front, and I'm on the back! WhooHoOo I told her I always knew we were "on the same page." We really have been, ~ do you remember Heidi and I met because she saw my manny's photo and the the verse I have " Won't you come into my garden, I want my roses to meet you." Heidi saw that and remember how she sent me one of her beautiful signs she makes with that very verse on it! She blessed my socks off and it was ALL over this very picture and the verse. And now, she and I are both in Arful blogging together! ---- Who knows what tomorrow will bring?!!! ............ My cup just overflows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Urina Mariah.... is so happy! She's the Keeper of the shabby olde potting shed and now a GLAMOUR GIRL!!! She's really very humble, so I don't think she'll turn into a manny snob. In fact, just today she stood out in the warm sun and looked after things at the shed. Life is good.
God is good.

So if you ever feel like things are just "ho hum?" Think twice. Because God does marvelous things. He has purpose in everything. Even Urina Mariah being in Artful Blogging. Something will come of it... that's much bigger than she or I. " and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"

Soli Deo Gloria,


irene said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Isn't she Lovely!

Edie said...

Yay! Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap!!

I love that God loves us so much that He surprises us with thoughtful gifts from His treasurey just to delight His little ones.

Kristi said...

Wooooooo hoooooooooo! I'm doing a dance just for you! God just loves to knock our socks off some days, doesn't He? What a thrill! You are dearly loved!!!

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Congratulations, Lea!!! What a fun story!!!! Yes, we'll always be "on the same page"!!!!! And your Contessa is so humble about the whole thing! I should learn from her, humility!!!! What a fun thing for your son to witness: your excitment of being in Artful Blogging! *Heidi*

Cheryl said...


Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! You speading the word of God through all the land.

Blessings, my friend!

The Bible I took those scriptures from and most all of my scriptures is "New Century Version." I don't actually have one YET, but I go to Bible Gateway and check this version out when reading and studying!

Love and Congrats again,

Alexis - Chickie Momma said...

Oh how WONDERFUL! I'm just bursting with joy for you... what a fun, fun thing to share. Congratulations!

Joyfulsister said...

Whoo Hoo!!!! *U* Go Sistah.
I am so happy and doing the happy dance with *U*. Wow how kewlll is that. I know I was so happy when one of poems showed up in a magazine lol. Well I am going to have to look for that magazine and send it to *U* so I can get an autograph..

Hugz Lorie

Shanda said...

Congrats to you Lea, I was wondering if they were still going to do this. I have been watching for it to come out. I'll have to go to Barnes and Noble and look at it, but I do have to say that $15.00 is to expensive for a magazine. Please tell them to lower their price for goodness sake.
God bless you and maria.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I can imagine the feeling Lea! It is so exciting! Being on the same page LOL...thats fun!

Carol said...

Congratulations to you!!!!
This is so excited I can absolutely feel your excitement, because my dressform Rose is in this article too woohoo!
Can't wait to get my own copy!
Warmest wishes from Boxwood Cottage in Germany sends

Debra said...


That is so like God! And I, too, believe she will remain humble. Congratulations sweet sis!

Happy Monday to you both!

Counting Your Blessings said...

I did the "show us your form" and I remember your photo. It was stunning! of course you should be in Artful Blogging!

Blessings... Polly

Amydeanne said...

that is so amazing! WTG! i'm excited for you!! and I love the new look over here. I was actually thinking of you as I'm making "scrabble" necklaces! lol

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh Lea that is so neat your dressform with the cute apron in a magazine yet~!!
How cool is that ~!!
I love it that your granny rode a 3 wheeler..Gram rode a three wheeled bike in her old age~~Ya I need to look for a fun old vintageone too..
hugs, Patty

Melanie said...

Oh, my goodness... this is too cool, Lea! Congratulations!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

FIREPROOF- oh have a good time at the show LEA.. ~~!! hugs Patty

Laurie Ann said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! I'm doing the happy dance for you and so thrilled for you. Isn't God great?!?

Denise said...

Congrats, that is so awesome.

Debra said...

Ohhh! I'm soooo happppy for you and Urina! And to think I actually have some things from you and the Potting Shed! You're famous!! Love ya!!!

Chatty Kelly said...

What a thrill that must have been! Congrats! That is so great.

Re: your comment on my blog - I wish we could do a biblestudy together too! I lead one every Friday at a local church. We have FUN!

Congrats again - how exciting to be featured.

KathyH said...

Wow! I never actually knew a famous blogger before!

That's great!!

sherry said...

I am so excited for you!!! I will run out tomorrow and look for a copy...I enjoy opening the cover of the magazine and looking for blogs I have visited...I will smile and give thanks to God for you and your friendship when I see the picture...

Tracy said...

Woo-hoo!!! Isn't that awesome!? I'm thrilled to pieces for you. I can't imagine how excited you must have been! I feel like I know a celebrity, now! Don't you just love it when you're going right by day...and all of a sudden, God just springs an awesome little surprise!? He loves you, sweet thing and so do we!!!

Rejoicing right along with you!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I love this version of Mighty To Save! I can't see her name completely tho...

tiffany~shabby scraps said...

Congrats! Thanks for participating in the party with me!
xoxo, Tiffany

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic surprise! Congrats to you. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a great comment. I have just started getting into this world of blogging and what fun it is! I can tell you are a very enthusiastic, love your blog!!

teacupsandpoodles said...

Dear Lea,
I'm so happy for you! I can't imagine anyone else who deserves it more! You really have a beautiful blog and you truely show God's spirit in the writing you do on your blog! Congratulations!
Your friend from raspberry dreams,
Mary Ann :)

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my gosh! I've got to buy that magazine. Of course your mannequin should be in that article. That picture of it in the potting shed is one of my favorite pictures! congratulations!