That was the sound that was screaching from my throat when I first laid eyes on the amazing, lovely, better-than-I could-have-imagined-or-deserved spread of my dining room in the new At Home in Arkansas magazine.
Oh my goodness! is all I could say. Over and over and over and over.
This is my house? It looks like something out of a magazine!
Finally I drank a sweet tea and settled down and went back to the reality in which my dining room table is usually covered with mail and the Lego's instead of cupcakes and sprinkles.
But now they have done it again by putting the pictures from the magazine up on their blog and naming my little ole dining room as their Room of the Week on the At Home Blog- just in time for 4th of July (my favorite holiday, fyi.)
And "Oh my goodness!" is all I can seem to say again as I do a little happy jig in my studio.
I need to give a huge thanks to At Home's editor Diane Carroll who found me last year through Etsy and has made me feel so welcome within the At Home family.
A huge thanks also to At Home's Art Director Mandy Keener who always makes my house look even better than I could through her amazing styling.
And to my seperated-at-birth sister Nancy Nolan whose pictures are the cherry on the sundae of this whole experiance!
Having my red dining room preserved for all time by her is just too wonderful!