Friday, January 7, 2011

drumroll, please

I have something to tell you.

I have an article in the current issue of Somerset Life Magazine!

somerset life

I was feeling like it wasn’t really going to happen. Like something would fall through. Like it wasn’t for real, maybe I just dreamt the whole thing. Why should I be in a magazine as beautiful as Somerset Life?

But I looked inside and there it was! My words and pictures in print!

I’ll even share my dweeb moment with you. While at Barnes & Noble I decided to buy the girls a little treat (they liked the looks of the m&m blondie) and a water along with my magazine and when I went to pay, the cashier was looking the magazine over while waiting for my card and I said, “I’m IN that!” She was like, “…oh, mmm hm.” So I went a step further and opened it up and held it up blocking her view from anything else and said, “See? That’s me!” (With a mouth wide open and eyes round as saucers to really geek her out completely.) She smiled and gave me a little, “wow,” as I took the ceramic mugs away from the girls who had grabbed them up from the display in front of the register and were about to drop them on the ground. Then I clumsily strolled my babies away, bumping that huge unruly stroller into a nearby table. But I didn’t care. I had just bought a pretty magazine with my own stuff in it. And my stuff added to the pretty. Oh, happy day.

me: in somerset life

So anyway, I’d now like to give you my thank-you speech: I’d like to thank all of the little people (you know who you are) for making me feel like a star. Now that I’m, like, almost as big as C Jane and stuff, I’m sure I’ll be speaking at lots of important blogging events in the near future. If any of my adoring fans are dying to witness my greatness in person, just be patient: there’s enough of me to go around. But just barely.

No, but really, part of what the article is about is how awesome this little bloggy tribe is. How I feel like I have really found a sense of community. I feel wrapped up in support here, and it’s a safe place for me to be myself. What a gift!  I love you guys!




about a fox said...

YOU = ROCK STAR, baby!!

But just remember, you were a rock star BEFORE you were in print!

But hot damn-- you look good in print!

xoxoxoxo, E

Rachie said...

Congratulations Britt!! That is so awesome!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO! I'm so excited for you I can't imagine the feeling that comes with seeing your own words and pictures there on those O'so glossy pages of a fine magazine! xoxo

Steph said...

Woohoooooo!!! Congratulations Brittany! I'd do the same thing at the cash. :)


xianfern said...

Wow!! I'm not surprised at all.. you have a wonderful little thing here, and it's about time more of us knew about it!! Congrats sweetie, you deserve the props!! xoxo

Fritzi Marie said...

Dearest Britney,

We just got back from the bookstore. We drove into town to see you published. So fancy. Really, we are so happy for you. It is a beautiful article.

love love,
Kat and Dan

brittany said...

Thanks guys:)

Kat n dan, u r the sweetest!! That made my day.

Abby said...

Oh, how you deserve your newfound celebrity! You are amazing and everyone should know it!
I have been catching up and remembering how much I like your blog.
And I am SO (if I could write that bigger I would) sorry about the below post. Nightmare.

Suzie Petunia said...

This is so cool! I would have done the same thing at the store, I am sure. :) I always knew you would one day be famous. c

Beth Nicholls said...

Woo hoo! Brittany that is AWESOME! And the Barnes & Noble lady was probably just jealousXx

Emma Jo said...

That's huge!!! and awesome and validating and beautiful! Congrats! Where can I get me a copy-because I might just open it, hold it up and say "I know her!!" I have her art hanging in my house!

Dallas and Krista said...

Barnes and Noble is on my list today. I guess mom bought us all copies so I am not going to buy it, but i can't wait for her long shipping so I am going there to read it today!!!! Can't wait- I am so PROUD of you! Way to set a goal in the stars and reach for it :) That was so cheesy but whatever!

ANG said...

Wuh-uh-nderful! Keep on being you. :)

grace said...

oh such sweetness. i can't wait to get a copy. happy dance x0

Kathleen said...

woot! woo-oooot!
*doing a little "oh ye-ah" dance for you*


Lesa @ music notes said...

Hello, new to your blog. I saw your article in Somerset Life. It is a beautiful article and so is your blog. Congrats!


Catherine said...

Hi Brittany, Catherine (Vick) Edwards here. I just saw on Brooke's status on facebook about you being featured in a magazine so I jumped on over to your blog to have a look. I'm so happy for you and excited, and wanting to get a copy and read it! Congrats!

wabisabigirl said...

Hi Brittany, I don't know if I've ever commented, but I love your blog. Congratulations on being published. That must be such a cool feeling:)

Wendy Garrison said...

I bought a copy today. It's currently propped up next to my latest piece of original art... Yours. It sits on my desk. I love it. The article is outstanding. Fun to see what all you smart, creative, amazing girls are doing.

manyslices said...

I am at your blog right now because I read your article in Sommerset at Barnes and Noble, with my kids!
I would have done exactly what you did should I have been lucky enough to be in that magical magazine(including the knocking of objects with the stroller...why don't they make those cafes wider)
I have been perusing your blog and LOVE everything you write, and create, and your sarcasm is spot on with my own.
Your view on life, and creating, mothering, and faith is a true kindred spirit with my own.
I will be following closely.
Now that you are a famous blogger you probably don't have any time to visit us lowly non-published bloggers, but if you get really bored one day stop on by mine at
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