Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I am a firm believer that you should surround yourself with the things that make you happy.
For me, it's always been about little, everyday things. So I've always made sure that they are there... little bits of pretty that make me stop and smile.

When I first found Somerset Life I was dumbfounded.
Here was a whole magazine (a beautifully printed one, at that) just about living creatively and beautifully.
I had to think, "Was this magazine made just for me?!"
But then I found out that there was a whole slew of others out there in the world, who thought the same thing and lived the same way!
That was a great feeling.

I read that magazine from cover to cover several times and carried it around with me for a least a week.

So when I was asked to contribute to my all time favorite magazine, I couldn't believe it.
(I actually had to reread the email 5 times, before it sunk in.)
All I can say is
Thank You Christen, Jennifer and the Somerset Life staff.
I am more grateful and honored, than you will ever know.


SHEA said...

Alisa, your work in STUNNING! There is no question in my mind why they asked you to contribute. You made those pages all the better with your amazing creativity! I will always regret not stealing your piece from the Texas Bella Christmas party!! It could have been done and mine! LOL
Congrats on the publication. You deserve every bit of it :)

natalea said...

how wonderful! and of course they asked you...everything you do is so beautifully done! you really put artful living into practice. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy! xo natalea


Alisa, congratulations! This is exciting news. Can't wait to see the actual magazine up close. Your creations are beautiful, and I look forward to each and every post! ~ Angela

Julie said...

Congratulations, Alisa! I love this magazine. You truly deserve this.

Stink Bone Jones said...

How fabulous and so exciting! I will have to look for a copy. Just beautiful!

Jillayne said...

Way to go Alisa! Your work is beautiful and perfect for Somerset Life! They were very smart to ask you and I am sure they'll be asking again. Congratulations!

Dorthe said...

Dear Alisa,
Congratulations, I love your beautifull work, and it should be no other place ,than in Sommerset Life-----Wonderfull.

Robin Thomas said...

Congratulations! You deserve it, you have such delicious style. I hope you become rich and famous!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Well done , that is fab! oh how I wish we had a mag like that around here - it looks like a great mag.

cindy said...

Alisa, congrats, congrats! What an honor to be asked, but no surprise from me, as I think everything you do is simply fabulous! The recognition is so very much deserved my friend. Beautifully done and congrats again.


Katsui Jewelry said...

What a well-deserved honor!

Allie said...

Get out of town!!!! You're PUBLISHED!!! I'm running to the book store today to buy this month's issue! CONGRATULATIONS!! You are a fabulous artist and creative soul.....of COURSE they would be interested. :D Hope you are celebrating!!!!

Debe said...

I intended to email you last weekend when I picked up our "favorite" magazine and found you were included. Congrats!! That really must be a great feeling, but you do make beautiful things and deserve to be in there! I'll bet it happens again! Enjoy the feeling!

Privet and Holly said...

Hooray, that's fantastic!! Yours was one of the first blogs that I followed, so I like to think that I know a winner when I see one : ) Well-deserved, my friend: Enjoy!
xx Suzanne

Clare Nixon said...

So very excited for you! T is truly an honor thahatt's well deserved by you!
Be sure to keep us posted and let us know when your piece is published!

The Feathered Nest said...

Congratulations Alisa!!!!! Your article and creations are just wonderful and beautiful as well! Life is my very favorite of all of their publications ~ have a wonderful weekend, hugs and love, Dawn

Sandy Michelle said...

I love that magazine too! Congratulations girl!!!!

Sandy xox

Cassandra said...

Oh my goodness! How very exciting! I saw that article! What an adorable idea. And boy oh boy I'll tell ya I gasped when I saw that cover! WOW I would say it was probably my favorite cover ever! So rich and beautiful! Congrats again!

Diane said...

Alisa, wonderful!!! No surprises!

Charlene said...

I just got the magazine & can't wait to enjoy it with my cup of coffee tomorrow morning. Congratulations in being published!!!! I didn't know!!! This is so exciting!!!! Your work is amazing & you so deserve to be in it. Hope to see you again at Craft Night in the fall. Also thank you for the kind & encouraging words about Hubby & his heart problems. I am indeed scared, tired, stressed & worried. But, I am very thankful & positive all will turn out well in the end. I just know we have some really BAD STUFF ahead of us. The love & support of friends like you helps so much. THANK YOU! Hugs! Charlene

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Congrats Alisa! I know you have been waiting for this for a long time. I was excited for you when you told me about this opportunity way back when... and now, I'm even more excited that it came about. :) Woo-Hoo!!! I'll have to go pick up the magazine! hugs, Joanna