A Blue Ribbon Moment

Did you ever win a ribbon in a science or art fair when you were a kid?  I remember doing a science fair project in grade school on cacti and succulents.  I worked really hard to make my aquarium planted with them look great and wrote the best report I could.  Every class got to go through the gym to see all the science project displays and I couldn’t wait for my class’s turn.  I knew I had won a ribbon, but I wanted to see that ribbon hanging from MY project with my own eyes.
I had the adult version of that moment this week.  It’s been two months ago since I heard the news that one of my projects had been selected as a winner in the Cottages and Bungalows contest hosted by Whisperwood Cottage, but knowing it and seeing it in the magazine for myself aren’t the same thing.
My son and I were in the car when I got read email from Jickie , editor of Cottages and Bungalows, that the magazine with my project was on the stands in stores.  They are sending me my own copy in the mail, but I couldn’t wait, so I had my son pull over at the next store we saw, so I could run in and buy it.
It was definitely a “blue ribbon” moment for me.



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  1. Love those Blue Ribbon Moments!! Enjoy that feeling – you know it is priceless!! Congratulations!!! Well deserved!!!

  2. That’s awesome Angie! I love all of your chair back creations! They were the inspiration for one of my most popular posts, too. Congrats to you!

  3. Can’t imagine how exciting that is! Congrats — your chair backs are really so adorable!

  4. Of course it was! That is a huge compliment to your style and taste. Congratulations!

  5. Congrats, Angie! That’s so exciting! 🙂

  6. Angie … I am so excited for you. Congratulations. You are always so creative and deserve the ‘blue ribbon’.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  7. Congrats to someone who really deserves it! You are one creative chick!

  8. You have so many awesome projects it’s only a matter of time before more are featured in a magazine.

    Another star is born (I had to type that twice today on blogs I read).

  9. Well you certainly deserve THAT blue ribbon! I can’t speak for the cacti project personally but I’m sure it was truly awesome! From cacti to creative genius !! Congrats!

  10. I think I am heading to the store for this magazine now! Congrats!

  11. Congratulations, Angie! Great news that your ideas are in the magazine. You deserve all the best. More blessings are on the way!

  12. Congratulations, Angie! Well deserved! I was a finalist in that contest also…wanted it so bad. I’m glad you won!

  13. CONGRATULATIONS ANGIE!!! I’m SO excited for you!!!

  14. YAY, Angie! How exciting for you. Well deserved. Enjoy your blue ribbon. 🙂

  15. Great news! You know we all are cheering for you.♥♫

  16. How exciting, Angie! Thanks for sharing such a fun and happy experience with us!


  17. YAY! Congrats! So excited for you….have your feet touched the ground yet?

  18. Yeah! Congratulations Angie, what an incredible honor.

  19. Congratulations ANgie!! Blue Ribbon moment YES…love the unique ideas for the chair parts!

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