Friday, February 22, 2013

In the words of Clark Griswold, "If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be anymore surprised than I am now".

 
This book showed up in the mail on Friday. I hadn't ordered any books lately so I wondered what on earth....?

Then I flipped it open and realized...

oh yeah! Someone wrote me over a year ago asking about using the pallet wall in a book - and I said sure. But I forgot about it. And then I was more surprised by this:


because I don't think I'd even built the garden at the time that the editor contacted me about this project. wow!

There have a been a few times that people have requested to print my projects in other publications (and one TV producer called me about a show appearance once!) - but nothing ever came of it. I don't ever expect that stuff to actually pan out, so I disregard it now.

But this was a fun surprise- maybe I should do a giveaway? Because I have a new copy of the book and let's face it - I probably know everything there is to know about building stuff out of other people's trash. Maybe someday I'll be known for something else. (hopefully it won't involve a mugshot lol)

I'm overwhelmed with life lately so I'm taking a break. I'll be back eventually, after I find some rest. If you want to throw your name in the hat for this book, leave a comment here with a way to contact you. Hope y'all are surviving this winter!
Posted by Katy On 7:05 PM 19 comments

19 comments :

  1. That is so cool! We'll miss you; don't stay gone too long, I'm probably going to need a lot of advice on fixing old things soon...

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  2. oh my gosh, did you get paid a million dollars and now the beach house is paid for?? haha, but seriously, that is awesome...and I love that line....

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  3. Hang in there. You've weathered storms before, you'll get through this one too.

    Dawn

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  4. Hey girl, congrats on your project being published! Very well deserved! I have been "taking a break" for a while... rest up my bloggy friend!
    dee dee

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  5. You're a rock star (sorta kinda). Congrats on being published.
    bill4681@aol.com

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS!!! How exciting for you. I bet your kids are so proud of their Mom! Cheers Katy!

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  7. How cool that your projects made it in a book. You deserve the praise! Enjoy your rest from blogging (and don't feel guilty about taking the break).

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  8. Congrats! Enjoy your time off, you certainly have earned the break!

    (And definitely throw my name in the hat if you are doing a giveaway, the only way anything will be built around here right now is if the building materials are free, lol)

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  9. Yay! That is really neat. Get some rest!

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  10. how cool is that! and yes, take some time to regear and process what in the heck has been going on. sometimes i have to go into quiet mode. so i will shhhh til you come back.

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  12. Congratulations! Love the ideas...now to find the time!

    joellecwilson at gmail dot com

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  13. Congratulations!!! I love reading about your accomplishments. rjroche01@gmail.com

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  14. Wow, congratulations! What a treat. Such a great idea needs to be shared like that.

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  15. I'd love the book but you would first have to autograph it!!! <3 Don't go!!! This is a way for you to blow off some steam, you need this outlet as much as we need it!

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  16. I love your blog and your pallet magic! I'm a single mom to just one kiddo, but I am also a career changing full-time law student turning 40 this year. I think I stumbled upon your blog at just the right time. Thank you for sharing so much of your journey. Blog when you need to. Take a break when you need to. We can only share the gifts we have been given when we nurture them through periods of rest and recovery.

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  17. I want a book!!! I love your blog and love your inspirations. Thank you Pinterest for helping me find you!

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