Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New American Homesteader - Summer Issue


The summer issue of New American Homesteader is out (giveaway below)!  This was such a fun issue to contribute to - for one thing I was writing and taking photos of something I love to do (preserving), but I also got to do a lot of it with my mom, and we had such a great time working together.  My grandma, and then my mom, have always preserved homegrown foods and they are such an inspiration to me. 

This issue, like the first, is packed from cover to cover with lovely photos, inspiring stories and guides to all things summer, like gardening, canning & preserving, and much more. 


 While preparing for this issue, we took a lot of photos and edited a lot of photos!  Not all made it into the magazine, but the above photo (one of my favorites) did.  I took this photo at my mom's house... I was there to help take photos of her preserving corn, but ended up emptying her entire pantry cupboard and filling it with her preserved goods.  I'm not sure there is anything more appealing to me than rows of canned goods in a kitchen... my grandma's kitchen is like this and it brings back so many wonderful memories.


 There are easy instructions on how to can goods like green beans, tomatoes and pickles and, even easier, freezing corn and berries.  With summer's bounty approaching, I'm looking so forward to doing some preserving! 


I feel hesitant to mention this (it not being easy to talk about myself), but it was such an honor to have one of my photos selected for the cover.  I snapped this photo last summer of local strawberries, never dreaming it would be on the cover of a magazine.  I think I like that best of all though - it wasn't snapped with any other intention than enjoying the beauty of the season's first fruit.  There's so much joy in canning and preserving and I hope you get a chance to pick up the issue!

The issue should be available on newsstands as of yesterday and hopefully you can find it wherever magazines are sold.  (If you would like to purchase online, you can find the previous issue here and the new issue soon.) 

I also have a couple extra issue that I requested just so I could give them away here - I am so thankful for each of you taking the time to read.  You encourage me and make me smile and I'm so grateful for that.

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Giveaway - open until 6/11/14

I will select two winners to receive one copy each of the summer issue of New American Homesteader.  To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment.  And just a reminder, you don't have to have a blog to enter!  Just be sure to leave your email address so I have a way of contacting you should you win.  


115 comments:

  1. How cool! This magazine looks wonderful and I will definitely have to get my hands on a copy :)

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  2. Congratulations on contributing to this magazine and for the front cover! Ever since I found your blog, I look everyday to see if you posted. Your home and blogs always inspire me. Your style is comfortable and cozy!

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  3. Add my congratulations! Getting published anywhere is quite an accomplishment. I, too, come from a long line of women who preserved food through canning and freezing. I do a lot of it myself; in fact, I hope to do strawberries and rhubarb this weekend! Would love to read this magazine issue. Thanks for offering your copies to us readers.

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  4. I have enjoyed browsing your little space ... heartwarming! NEW AMERICAN HOMESTEADER looks like a wonderful magazine. Thank You! Sweetest Blessings ♥ Teri

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  5. Congratulations! It's a lovely photo--I can't help taking pictures of our local berries when we have them, either. And I would love to win a copy of the magazine. We're on our second year of learning how to grow a garden, and I'd love to learn more about preserving.

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  6. I have enjoyed reading your blog and would love to win a copy of the magazine.

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  7. Congratulations!! Good for you- I am so proud to say I know you! You did a great job!!!! xo Diana

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  8. Congratulations on your magazine feature!

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  9. Congratulations! I am just starting to get into canning and preserving, so winning this magazine would be amazing! I always watched my Grandmother who was the best homemaker I have ever witnessed and she had cabinets filled to the brim with her canning and preserving goodness. xoxo ~Ashley

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  10. How fun to be in a magazine! I am in Southern California and will have to look for it. Do you know if it is available out here?

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  11. Your photo is gorgeous! Congrats on being selected! I was just given a bunch of strawberries by a friend today, from his garden! lol

    Thanks for the chance to win the magazine! I'd love it!

    Joey

    joeycanwin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Andrea, What a joy I am sure it was to be a contributor... You always take great photos and inspire all of us... So excited to know that you are doing a giveaway too...
    csteel001@yahoo.com

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  13. I know you must be so proud - your photography is great and since I spent the winter eating your "oatmeal pie", can tell you your recipes are outstanding!!!!! I can tomatoes, but really want to try some dilly beans - would love a copy of the magazine! b78ayers@comcast.net

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  14. We are new homesteaders on 5 acres and 5 kiddos! I grew up in the city with a working single mom and the farthest thing from her mind was canning, sewing, etc. I am trying to learn as much as I can and would love to have a copy! My 15 year old daughter is right alongside me and is learning as well. thank you..and we just love.love. the name of your blog:)

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  15. How fun! Thank you for sharing your talents with us--I made your strawberry balsamic jam a few weeks ago and it is fantastic! I'd love to continue to learn more about canning and preserving. :)

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  16. I believe I was supposed to leave an email? ogbluebird@yahoo.com

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  17. Congratulations, Andrea! You really deserve to be featured!!! You and Justus have accomplished so much together, and have created a beautiful life for your family. You are such an inspiration to others, to make the very best of life. Thank you for your wonderful ideas and recipes :) Deni
    denikw90@yahoo.com

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  18. Looks like an amazing issue. Please count me in! (slip4@yahoo.com)

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  19. My sister has jars and jars that she cans each year from produce in her beautiful garden. Last year I canned several jars of jam and jelly, and I loved lining them up and photographing them. It is great that you and your mom share this experience.

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  20. Looks like a great magazine. I'm always looking for canning recipes and ideas.
    Diane

    mdghall@clearwire.net

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  21. I think I have pantry envy! What you did with your mom's pantry is so cool. Did she leave it like that? So happy that this blogging thing has opened doors like this for you. No one deserves it more.

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    1. Thank you, sweet Ann. No, the pantry cupboard has doors so she likes to put her not-so-pretty pantry goods there. :-) We also emptied her pantry with the red screen door though and when we put it back together we displayed the canned goods there. It looks so pretty!

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  22. Congrats on the cover! It does feel more special when you get the cover doesn't it. I was shocked to see my dining room on the cover of FCS magazine. I will be looking for this.

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  23. you're so lucky to have someone to help and show you how it is done. I remember doing this many, many years ago when my children were very young, and then life got in the way. I just retired and would like to start doing this again for purely creative and financial reasons. Thanks for the opportunity.
    chrisgoudeau64@gmail.com

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  24. Well done! It looks fantastic - the cover looks delicious ;)

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  25. So happy for you! Someday your girls will be canning on their own and will always have this to follow. How fun to say " this is my mom and grandma's article". The cover is beautiful!
    Patty

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  26. Your pure and simple life is something that most of us are jealous of. It is not a wonder your beautiful photo was chosen . Congratulation ! Looking forward to more in the future !!!

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  27. This magazine is new to me but looks wonderful. I'll be keeping an eye out for future issues now.

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  28. Jennifer OzanichJune 5, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Oh my goodness! I am so happy for you!!!! How exciting! I love to can. My favorites are the jams, jellies, and of course applesauce! This year I will be teaching my son's girlfriend. I am really looking forward to sharing this with her. I am hoping to start a new tradition!!!

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  29. Congratulations! That is so exciting for you. I have made jams in the past and I freeze corn in season. I would love to learn more and try some new things. My sister makes the best salsa with a friend. Those jars are a precious gift. We save them for a special treat! Your jars all lined up remind me fondly, of my grandmother. Ok, I would love to win a copy!

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  30. Beautiful picture of your mom's pantry, we'll have to ask her to show more pictures of where it is located at her farm. Would love to receive the magazine, as I doubt it will be in my area of eastern PA. melissabrock208@gmail.com. Thank you for your lovely photos.

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  31. Check your blog on a daily basis to see if you have posted anything new. You are one of my favorites.

    Jennifer

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  32. Congratulations for having your photo on the cover. So happy for you and your mom! Kathleen in Az sgeorge45@cox.net

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  33. Congrats! You should know that you are so awe inspiring! Funny story of your inspiration. I have been counting down the last 40 days and every day I send an email to my husband with How many days it is to my birthday with a picture of your canned goods and a picture of the wood shelf your wonderful husband made for your kitchen. I have asked my husband to make me one in which canned goods will line the shelves. I'll let you know if I have a shelf on my wall by my birthday. LOL Have a wonderful day! Haley (hkalla@gmail.com)

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  34. It looks like just the kind of magazine I'd like to read and glean from. How lovely that you can pass on the joy of canning to your own little homemakers. :-)

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  35. What fun!!! This looks so lovely.
    You've been missed.

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  37. How exciting to see your photo on the cover - congrats! I would love to take a look at an issue - margfretwell60@gmail.com.

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  38. I am new to your blog but really enjoy it. My husband runs a turn-of-the-century living history museum so I can relate to a lot you post about. I am not familiar with Homesteader magazine but it looks like a wonderful one. He works with heritage breeds and I have become interested. I would love to see what all this magazine has to offer. Thanks for the opportunity! Tammi taholman@yahoo.com

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  39. Congratulations! How exciting! hillarylucking@hotmail.com

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  40. Thank you all for your kind comments... it's been such a joy reading them this morning.

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  41. How have I never seen this magazine? Looks Great! Congratulations on the cover!

    christy@blessedlittlethistle.com

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  43. I am so excited that there is a new issue. This is a wonderful magazine! I can't wait to read this one cover to cover too! I am happy to see that there is canning information in it. You can never get too many tips or recipes :)

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  44. Congratulations, again! You take such beautiful photographs! I also enjoyed your vacation pictures from the ocean. We took our boys to the Atlantic Ocean last month, too, and it's such a blessing to be able to get away with the family once in a while. Keep on Keeping It Cozy! :)

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  45. Nice job here. I too grew up canning foods at an early age. When I got into high school and home ec, I was quite a know-it-all and refused to learn to can any other way than the way my mother taught me. I told the teacher..."That's NOT the way my mother does it!" Yes, I would love to have a copy of this magazine.

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  46. Well, how about that!! So cool - congrats :)

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  47. I would love to have an issue!! I have never read this magazine, so I would be excited to add it to my collection :D

    Anna

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    1. Your humble attitude and genuine way you share with your readers is such a blessing. Thank you!

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  48. Nothing is prettier than rows of canned vegies and preserves!!!
    Looks like a great magazine-congratulations on being in it, what a honor :)
    Claudette

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  49. Congrats on getting publushed. That magazine looks like it contains a wealth of information. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. Congratulations! Your photos definitely deserve the cover of any magazine. Keep up the good work!

    Judy

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  51. Many Congrats! Such a pretty cover - I'd LOVE to win an issue. We live in a tiny town that only has a Walmart to shop at. They had a "pretty good" magazine selection, but I was VERY BUMMED yesterday to see that they cut it down to about 1/3 the size it was, no more fun reads :(

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  52. How exciting for you. Congratulations!! Looking forward to reading this magazine.

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  53. Congrats! I too love a cabinet full of the summer's hard work stacked and pretty! Would love to learn more about canning through the magazine! kbender@esu7.org

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  54. How fun for you and your mom to work on this article together! Your photography is amazing!! I have never seen this magazine before, but it looks amazing. It looks like lots of great information!! Congratulations! mowiss (at) hotmail.com

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  55. Beautiful pictures! I wish I could take a fork to those canned beans in picture! hannah.diacogiannis (at) gmail.com

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  56. Congratulations! You always take such wonderful photos. I'll definitely have to look for the magazine at Barnes & Noble next time we're in Huntsville if I don't win a copy.

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  57. How lovely to have your photograph on the cover of this magazine!! It's a real testimony to your gifts.. Love canning myself and have blogged a bit too, but never in a magazine:D Congratulations!!!

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  58. Oh, those strawberries look so good! I would love to have the magazine, and see what else is in there, so many good pictures!

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  59. Please include me in the drawing. I am looking forward to strawberry season and trying your jelly recipe without pectin.

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  60. I am so pleased for you that you were chosen to be featured in this magazine. You do lovely, heartwarming work. I enjoy your mom's blog too!

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  61. I really enjoy preserving too, although like I told your mom, I call it canning! If I end up with 2 magazines
    (I entered on The Red Feedsack too), I will share one!
    Bows9665@gmail.com

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  62. No one is more deserving of being published and on the cover of a magazine than you! I have been inspired by all of your photographs, since I learned of your blog in Country Living. I always get so excited when you post as it helps me enjoy the simpler sweeter things in life. Thank you, Andrea, and many blessings to you!

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  63. Beautiful photography! I would love a copy!!

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  64. What an honor to have your work on the cover of this fine magazine! Good job and lovely photo!

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  65. Oops! Not sure how I messed up leaving my comment. My comment shows as a reply to someone else. Sorry about that. Congratulations !

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  66. What a lovely picture of the preserved fruit and veggies. BTW all pics are beautiful and a front cover really takes the cake! I wish I could get that magazine here in Holland, it seems full of wonderful articles.
    Have a lovely summer, and keep writing.
    Love Mieke

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  68. Congratulations! I love your cover photo! Please enter me in the contest giveaway. Thanks!

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  69. Beautiful photo! I have looked for this magazine before and I can't find it so I would love to win one!

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  70. I'm so glad your picture ended up being the cover photo! How exciting! And thanks for the giveaway...
    Kathy L....mikeandkathy58@yahoo.com

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  71. Your photos are always so beautiful and refreshing! I always look forward to reading your new blog posts. My husband and I recently bought an old farmhouse and some land and I love seeing photos of your home and garden for ideas! Thank you!

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  72. Beautiful photography! I always helped Mother can. Later in life I began the process alone and enjoy it.
    killianc@hotmail.com

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  73. Congrats!! Love your blog and look forward to every entry!
    ~Angela

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  74. Congrats on the cover Andrea ! The strawberries look amazing, so I can see why they selected it. I am dipping my toe into canning so I am looking forward to tips in this issue.

    Heather @ GreenWay Home

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  75. I love coming over to your blog! Such great pictures and yummy recipes. I'm sure I could put that magazine to good use! I'm excited the girls are starting to (really) enjoy gardening and help with the canning process! :)

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  76. Your pictures are beautiful and the preserves are gorgeous.. Please send the magazine to Eastern Canada.. smile.. I expect I won't be able to find one here.. xo

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  77. What an honor indeed! Congratulations! And what beautiful photos! Even if I don't win, I plan on purchasing one! Thanks! Any chance you can share where the colander in the cover photo is from? I love it!

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  78. Love your blog and love your Mom's blog.
    peggyd0614@gmail.com

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  79. I love coming here - one of my favorite blogs!
    I made your Strawberry Balsamic Jam and you are right - it is quite possibly the best jam I have ever had.

    Have a great weekend!

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  81. I am new to your blog, just found about 3 months ago and it is a new favorite!

    jrlowman(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  82. Congratulation! I am a big fan of your blog.

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  83. Can't wait to read the article. Thanks!!

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  84. ~ I love strawberries, and this photo is awesome! Hope I win! Thank you!
    tesssharris@yahoo.com

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  85. So excited for you Andrea! The cover photo is beautiful! I would LOVE to win a copy.

    ~Julia

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  86. My mom canned just about everything!!! She, too, had a special cupboard in the basement for storage. I used to stand in front of the cupboard and touch the jars...lovely!!!

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  87. Congratulations!! What a lovely giveaway too!

    http://gumptiousliving.blogspot.com/

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  88. I haven't seen this magazine on the stands around here but it looks wonderful. Would love to check it out.

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  89. I looked for your special issue today at Joann Fabrics and Barnes & Noble. B & N were sold out already!! I wasn't lucky on the give away on your mom's blog; maybe today is my lucky day! :-) If not, I'll continue watching for it locally and online! Congratulations; can't wait to see it!
    mransom@gmail.com

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  90. For the person who asked about Andrea's colander . . . googled white enamel colander and got a bunch of hits - amazon.com, macy's and several others. I have Paula Deen's red spatter enamel one and a blue & white granite one that my cousin gave me as a hostess gift full of edible goodies! Good luck finding one. I love the old-fashioned simple kitchen wares, too!

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  91. Congratulations on your cover shot. I love your blog. Your style is so clean and simple but beautiful. Thanks for the magazine give away.

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  92. My wife loved your article so much that she called the publisher and tried to get an annual subscription. Unfortunately they aren't offering that option right now. She did find out that there is going to be a third issue out in August so in addition to reading your upcoming article she's hoping that you'll have one in the third issue too. You've definitely created a long-term fan in her so please drop her line if you could as I know that would thrill her (dianavkeller@aol.com). As you can guess her name is Diana. Winning the second issue would be just icing on the cake... :)

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  93. Your momma's cupboard makes me very happy and I love your cover picture. Congrats. Linda R. (Phila burbs) (lindasryan59@yahoo.com)

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  94. Hi Andrea, How exciting that you are featured in this magazine. I've never seen one, but will look later in the week when my daughter and I go on our outing. I have a jelly cupboard that my husband made me many years ago for my pickles and jelly. Oh, how I love to look at the neat rows all finished. Do you ever enter anything in your county fair? That is fun. I have cherries to put up now. Your friend in Arkansas.

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  95. Congratulations on being featured in this magazine. The cover picture is lovely. I would love to win a copy. teresagann@hotmail.com

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  96. I always enjoy all your pictures. It's your blog that I keep referring back to when my husband asks "what do you want your kitchen to look like?" The beauty here inspires me.

    ~Cinnamon
    CinCapri@gmail.com

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  97. Congratulations! I love reading your blog and being reminded that simple things in life often bring the most joy. :)

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  98. Congratulations, I can't wait to read and see all the beautiful pictures.

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  99. Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog and all the beautiful photos! Have never heard of the magazine but would love to see it!

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  100. Congratulations! I was excited to see the magazine on here again and the giveaway! I have looked for it in our area but have not come across it yet so I was glad you put the link on here to purchase it...thank you! I really enjoy your blog and seeing the transformation of your farmhouse! :)

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  101. You have a lovely blog. I keep a shortcut on both my computer and my android. Thanks.

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  102. The cover makes me so hungry for local strawberries! They are just showing up at the markets in my area. I want to do more canning this year. Maybe I could get some help from this magazine.

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  103. Congratulations on the magazine cover! I really like the picture of your mother's pantry stocked with home canned jars. I think I would enjoy this magazine- if I don't win, I'll look for it in the store.
    Dawn - djgrish@yahoo.com

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  104. I just found your blog! I am in love!! Congratulations on being featured in the magazine! How exciting!! I will check out the magazine on the news stands!!

    ~Amanda

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  105. I bought the magazine and found you that way. Congratulations on writing for the magazine and for getting the cover shot! Ho do we get a subscription to this magazine? Donna at The Small House Under a Big Sky blog.

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  106. I bought the first magazine but can't find where to purchase this issue. Can you tell me where to get it?
    Love reading your blog!!!!

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