5/16/11

News Worthy Kudos

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the wonderful comments I have received lately! Since I am a newbie to Blogland, blindly feeling my way through each step, experimenting with different entries, layouts, posting, photographing (several weeks ago I had no idea a BUTTON was not something sewn onto a garment for fastening!)  I am humbled with your kind words.


But now to the news worthy kudos...

My great state of Alabama has been in the news a lot lately...mostly for the terrible devastation we suffered in the April 2011 tornado rampage. My friend and me are so thankful for all the unselfish, tireless, loving help that has been offered to the victims. As I've said before, many friends and many areas were affected that are still so close to my heart.

However today I want to share a little happy...  (a long overdue post that took second fiddle to the storms!!)

First...

One of my "most favorite" mags! (even though they've revamped, restyled some sections!)

If you are a 'Southern Belle', or have your heart in the South, or stepped your foot in the South; then "Southern Living" is a must read!!

And Southern Journal with Rick Bragg lets you experience places that maybe you've visited or wish too...


 Imagine my surprise when I opened my May issue and discovered my hometown, Winfield, Alabama, had been featured!! WhoooHooo!!





That's right, featured for yummy, good, traveling food!  You can stop for a fill 'er up car and folks all in one swoop!!  (Highway 78 is known to locals as Corridor X and soon to be I22 when it is finally connected from Memphis to B'ham!!)

Thank you Rick Bragg!!

Another favorite magazine is...

BHG has the feature "I Did It!"(another one on the back page!!) written by Lisa Mowry. Thank you Ms. Mowry!






And the spotlight was given to a Winfieldlian ("Is that a real word?", my friend asks.) Okay, a hometown lady! I've known the family (grandmother, aunts, father, mother, sisters; you get the idea!) for ages and Vanessa is sooooo talented!


Not only talented but a beautiful young lady and a very happy married couple...(Did you notice husband and wife always make time to reconnect over dinner at that table? A very important time...)

Well as you can see from my outpouring of praise I am ecstatic about the recognition given to our little area of NW Alabama!

If you live or traveling along the roads of small town America share with me some of your little happy...
I so enjoy reading your comments!

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!

Jan

6 comments:

The Cranky Queen said...

Jan, I picked up your card at Chelsea Antique Mall (possibly in your antique booth?)...then I lost the card...then when I was cleaning out my SUV, I found that it had fallen between the seats! So I looked you up and tada...here I am! I too have a blog and us "AL gals" gotta stick together...so come on over and visit me and join in on my 200 Follower Celebration Giveaway! I live in Sylacauga, AL...also have a friend that lives here that has a blog "Excuse Me While I Buy This Junk" www.shopjustvintage.com
(or you can find her on my sidebar!... I am your newest follower...I am going to try and get a blog group up of those with similar interests (Junkin, decoratin', antiquin', craftin', etc)that live in the B'ham area, so, let me know whatcha think! Blessings, Tiffany

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Congrats on Winfield being mentioned in SL. If you look just above that sentence, you'll see my hometown Laurel, MS mentioned!!! I just wonder what truck stop he's talking about! Thanks for stopping by my blog today....I'm your newest follower...We southern girls need to stick together!!!

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Hi, there! That's pretty fun to see two things like that. Did you know the article about your friend was coming out?

I'm not an AL girl, but I'm as Southern as they get...geographically speaking...Miami (okay, Key West wins.) I do, however, have a soft spot in my heart for AL. Went to Samford and have extended family in several parts of AL. (Praying for your whole state.)

Sophisticated Steps

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

P.S. Following you back now. Told you I'd come check you out when I got the chance! :)

Sophisticated Steps

Linda @ A La Carte said...

How fun to find two articles about local people. Being a Southern Gal myself I read both of those magazines. Keep on blogging, you are doing great!
hugs, Linda

vanessa said...

Hey Jan thank you for posting this! My mom told me about your blog last weekend and I had to come check it out. Junktiques are my favorite things ever, if I didn't have to work I would tag along for sure! The only furniture in my house that hasn't been taken off the side of the road or bought secondhand is my sofa and bed! Oh and of course my kitchen table.
Vanessa