Sunday, February 15, 2009

Texas Tornado

I just had to share with y'all some wonderful news I just received. I know everyone has really been down in the dumps with all the magazines that are closing. Everybody seems to be in a panic as to what to do and where to go for inspiration. Not to worry, girls! Help is on the way thanks to a feisty, blond, Texas dynamo.....Carolyn Westbrook!!! I know y'all are all familiar with Carolyn Westbrook Home. You've read her books, seen the magazine articles, visited with her at shows....now she's coming to you in a unique way.In between doing shows, going to markets, designing new products and taking care of her beautiful family and home, she has found the time to redesign her website. In listening to what her clients are asking for, she has added many features to make shopping more fun and convenient for us. One of these new features that I am excited to share with y'all is an online magazine located on her website. Think of it y'all. She'll be sharing design tips, inspiring photos, new products, style trends....all the things that magazines are supposed to provide. But here's the really great part...no ads AND she is providing it free. Carolyn loves to decorate(and talk) and she is willing to share what she has learned with all of you with just a click . Isn't this just fantastic?
Another great feature she has added is a blog. How great is that? She'll be doing posts on all her adventures(remind me to tell y'all about our "little" Atlanta adventure-that's a post all by itself! Think tornadoes.), upcoming events, shopping trips, junking spots, all the things we want to hear. Carolyn has a wicked sense of humor and I can't wait to hear her spin on the antiquing world.
Carolyn's line of bedding is going to be available on line as well. She has created a look that is hers alone, but she is willing to show you how to duplicate what comes so naturally to her. I love being able to call Carolyn girl friend and I am so happy that I get to share this with y'all. Now go visit her website right now. Oh and be sure and tell her Debbie sent you!
(All photos courtesy of Carolyn Westbrook Home)

22 comments:

delighted heart said...

Now this is really exciting!!! A magazine with NO ADS!!! WooHoo! I'm running over to see her now! And thanks for the sweetest words you left on my blog! You are amazing BFF! And yes I'd love to help you and way I can with your friend's wedding! Have you recovered from your party yet?

Simplicity Cottage said...

Debbie...thanks for the heads up on Carolyn Westbrook's website. Going to visit her now...

XOXO
Donna

Artsy Fartsy said...

Thanks so much for posting this, I am headed over to check it out then I have got to get my rear to bed, I need a few hours of sleep before I get up at 5 to go to work!!!!!! Thanks a zillion,
Many Blessings, Janna

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Thanks so much for the tip, Deb - I'm going to check it out more in depth after work today. I'm very excited. And you said she's your friend? Well, she's certainly lucky to have you as a friend!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I just spoke w/ her last night (via email of course) and she's really excited about this as am I for her. I told her she's on the cutting edge of this and I'm sure this is the direction we as magazine junkies are seeing the future go. I too will do a post on her later this week. I wish her the best in her new adventures.

Frippery said...

I'm am heading there now! Thanks for a little decorating "Lift". I get so discouraged when I look at the magazine racks at the bookstore and see what is missing. I did get my issue of Porch last week. Love the photos especially the Chippys necklaces, Tee Hee Pam

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Hey Girl, I don't know when I've had so much fun blogging and it's all thanks to you. Congrats on your 100th post party. It was a blast. Thanks also for the info on Carolyn. I have been a fan of hers for a very long time. Big Hugs, Patricia

Whispering Pine Cottage said...

Great news! Carolyn Westbrooks old sight is where I found Garden Antqs Vintage and as they say I guess the rest is history. An on line magazine what a great idea! Angie

Antiques and More Blog said...

Thanks Debbie for mentioning her...I took a peek earlier! Lovely blog! An on-line magazine is the perfect thing to do...what a clever lady she is! I'll be visitng her often.

Have a wonderful day!

Lisa

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Hi Debbie... Just wanted to stop and say hello. Love your blog.. xo Heather

thedomesticfringe said...

The picture of the bedroom looks absolutely dreamy.

-FringeGirl

Sweet Repose said...

I can't stop laughing at the music...that is SOOOOOOOOO you girl and the bath tub scene...that'll teach ya to party too too...

Yippee for Carolyn, a sign of the future for the magazines maybe...I'm headin over right now, after I finish drooling over Harry...

Unique Unique Design said...

Debbie, thanks for this info about Carolyn. Loved her site. I tried to leave a comment but it wouldn't let it go thru? Don't know..will try again later.
marcie

Lisa B. said...

Thanks Debbie...I'm on my way...

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

I've already subscribed to her blog! Cool!

Donna Baker said...

Thanks for the great info. I'm a newby in the blog world and am happy to have met you through your blog.

Anonymous said...

Hey there Miss Deb, Yeah the talk is all about you-good talk that is...Your short story is terrific. We love it. Do whatever you would like. If you want to elaborate-wonderful! The 2 stories I have received are about 5 pages long-Whew! You guys are all very talented...Talk to you later girly....Hugzzz...Tiina...

delighted heart said...

Congratulations! So glad you won the book from Crystal! We expect a full book report when you finish reading it! I was actually going to get you one if you hadn't won either of the contests! Crystal and I said this morning we were going to start a tag-team blog! You know like the wrestlers...I'll throw her across the ring then she'll throw me! LOL You HAVE to come to Chik Nite on Mar.6. Put it on your calendar girl!
Hugs and Blessings!
Patti

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Thanks for the info. I'm on my way there now to check it out!

Have you recovered from your party???? It was fun!

Shannon

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

This is my first stroll through your charming blog. Your absolutely right about feeling sad about so many great magazines closing shop. It will be nice to venture through a new avenue with Carolyn. Thanks for sharing the information.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Anita said...

SCORE! This is great news. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll be over there shortly. Thanks too for all your kind words in my difficult (aka: shitty) week last week. You are the bomb, girlfriend!


Anita

Carolyn Westbrook said...

Thanks for the wonderful feature on your blog. WE have been through some wonderful and crazy times together and I am proud to call you my friend. Glad everyone else is finding out what I already knew, that you are wonderfully creative and the life of the party! Hey, check out our ROAD TRIP on my blog. Just a couple of teaser pic's in the "Big Easy" on our way to Mt. Dora Extravaganza, Woo Hoo! Will do a feature next month in the online mag...will keep you posted on the great finds!
xoxo Carolyn