Somerset Life

   I am thrilled to have my butterfly garland featured in the current issue of Somerset Life.   There is so much heART in this publication.  It embraces autumn treasures and offers inexpensive ideas n'  thoughts for the upcoming holidays.  They seem to suddenly sweep in, once we turn the calendar to October.  Anita Joyce touches your heart sharing a story about loss and creating new traditions n' chapters in one's life.   Vivienne McMaster  shares an uplifting view on a soul mission to Be Your Own Beloved.    Madelyn Mulvaney reminds us in her article,  Worth the Risk, as she shares her journal and  thoughts while sailing the sea. 

Autumn transforms my mood.  I do get a bit homesick, but I have a few cures for that. Serenitea helps!

Here Vivienne shares her soul's mission.

"Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare-and precious as a pearl."
~Tahar Ben Jelloun 

    I have found real friendships through blogging. It is a gift to find so many generous, good-hearted souls in this community!  

   I want to give a shout out to a fun blogger and great friend Yolanda Renee-her book, "Memories of Murder" is book #2 in the Detective Quaid mysteries.

   Yolanda has an adventurous spirit. She use to live in Alaska, where she hiked the Brooks Range and learned to sleep under the midnight sun.  (I use to live there-you either love it or hate it.)  I think we can tell how it affected Yolanda.  Alaska is the setting in both of her books.

   She claims her vivid imagination as a blessing, a habit, a hobby, a calling and sometimes a curse.

Renée now resides in Central Pennsylvania with her husband, two sons, and Boston terrier, Patches.

Congrats Yolanda! 


   Another blogger and great friend is Nick Wilford. Nick has recently started an Editing Service business.   Nick has a big heart-you may remember he was responsible for the anthology, "Overcoming Adversity"-for Andrew. 

    Nick is a professionally trained editor and proofreader, with a background in journalism. He will use his skills to help you get your text in the best possible shape it can be.  He also is a writer and passionate about stories.  So stop by and see all the services Nick has to offer.
   Congrats Nick!


Congratulations, Ella! That's awesome.
And congratulations to Yolanda and Nick as well.
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Ella, that is wonderful! I'm delighted to own some of your pretty butterflies, too. They hang around my favorite photo above my desk.
Heaven said…
Congrats dear ~ They looked so pretty, smiles ~
such delight, and so very beautiful pages in there!
Mary Ann Potter said…
Congratulations, Ellen! Another wonderful accomplishment!!!
Mama Zen said…
Congratulations, Ella!
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Ellie, do you know how hard it is to get published in a magazine? and you have done it now several times - which shows you EXACTLY how unique and beautiful your creations are. I love the butterfly photos..........makes me want a cup of tea just looking at it!!!! Way to go!
Anonymous said…
I am super thrilled for you.
Having a copy of Somerset Life in my hands makes me breathe slower, settling into the gentle spirit of this most wonderful publication but then to spy your article brings extra joy.
You so deserve this recognition from Stampington.
Wanda said…
Congratulations Ella! The butterfly garland is pretty.
Shayna Butler said…
Wonderful news! Congrats. :)
Anonymous said…
Congrats, Ella! And congrats to your friends too--you are a very generous friend. k.
joss said…
Congratulations that's amazing. It looks like a beautiful magazine too :)
Congratulations! It looks beautiful. :)
Michael Di Gesu said…
So, lovely.

Congrats Ella! I am so thrilled for each one of your heart felt successes! You have so much heart and a kind soul...

All the best to Yolanda and Nick!!!!
Yolanda Renee said…
Wow, so unexpected. I came over to say congrats on your lovely butterfly garland in the magazine Somerset Life, and find a tribute to me an my books. Thank you!

That is true of Alaska, love it or hate it, but I've found very few visitors that hate it - except those raised there and wanting to explore the rest of the world. Although to be honest after spending a full six months on the north slope I couldn't wait to find a warmer climate! LOL

Thanks Ella!
Vicki Sheehan said…
published again...that's so awesome : ) i love, love, love your butterfly garland!
Jen Chandler said…
Hi Ella! I wandered over from Alex's blog. I LOVE Somerset and have a few ideas I'm going to submit to them as well. Congrats on the publication! That's wonderful :)

And congrats to Yolanda and Nick as well! I'm seeing them all over the blog-verse today!

Happy to "meet" you!
Madeleine Sara said…
Congrats Ella and Yolanda. Awesome!
Hena Tayeb said…
those butterflies are beautiful. congratulations.
Lolamouse said…
Congrats to you, Ella! You are so creative!
Brian Miller said…
huh pretty cool. i will check out that book...and congrats to you on the feature....your story matters....i def echo that one...smiles...that is something we all need to hear.
Arlee Bird said…
I so glad to see you back to the traditional Blogger format. It's easier to comment on.

Most of my current friendships are with other bloggers. Since I don't see my old home friends much anymore we're out of touch. But it is nice when I do get to see them or talk to them on the phone.

Wrote By Rote
Nick Wilford said…
Congrats on being featured. Your garland looks lovely. And thanks for the shout! :)
Ella said…
Hi Nick! Thank you-Congrats to you!
I predict you will do well :D

Lee-Thank you, yes I tried something new. It still needs a few tweaks, but it is more me. Yes, I do understand. I have moved a lot-so I have friends all over the country. It is so nice to share our lives online! :D

Brian-Yes, we do need to share and bring those stories to life! Thank you :D

Miss Mouse-Thank you! I mailed it as a gift to the editor-one never knows?! :D

Hena-Hi, thank you so much! I am making some to sell and will have a give away! :D

Madeleine-Thank you!! Yolanda is having murderous fun with her interviews on her blog~

Ella said…
Jen-Nice to meet you! Oh, do it-you never know until you try. Let me know how it goes~ Thank you I will be by to visit! I had a deadline and have been busy~

Hi Vicki-Yes, a tiny tea cup and sitting on my deck inspired me. Inspiration is everywhere-we just have to listen :D Thank you~

Yolanda-You are welcome! Thank you~
I found a lot of military people did not like it. You know orders, not by choice. I loved it-until Mt. Spurr erupted and dropped a plume of ash on us. Three days indoors drove me nuts. I have fond memories-but winters are too long~
Thank you!

Michael-You are sweet! I know you see beauty every day~ I can't wait to read one of your books~ :D
Thank you so much!

Rachel-Thank you! I drank a lot of tea-lol~

Joss-It is a gorgeous heart felt issue-I feel honored to have any part of it. Thank you so much :D

Karin-Thank you! I was thrilled to see just never know! :D
It always feels good to share~

Shayna-Thank you so much :D

Wanda-Thank you! I had fun making this one~ :D

Lynne-You are so kind! I love seeing your glorious offerings-you are so talented! I look forward to seeing you grace more publications~ ATB @>---------
Thank you!
Ella said…
Sherry-Thank you so much! I found sereniTEA making this project ;D
Yes, tea comforts our souls and butterflies remind us that we can too transform! @>----------

Mama Zen-Thank you! I hope you are finding more time these days~

Hi Mary Ann-Thank you! I hope you are still making your wonderful tiny rooms :D

Dezzy-Hi, thank you! Yes,I was so excited to see how they photographed it. I did write about tea, of course ;D

Grace-Thank you! :D I had fun~

L.Diane-You make me smile! Thank you for sharing this with me :D
I think I might know which photo~

Alex-Thank you Captain! ;D
You are sweet~

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