I’m very excited just now, no, lets rephrase that – I’m whoopteedooo over excited just now and it’s all because of a tea party, or should I say, a Cookie Shine.
The Cookie Shine (old Scot’s term for a tea party) in question was mine and I wrote about it for the fabulous MINGLE magazine in USA. Mingle is one of a range of beautiful magazines produced by Stampington which include Artful Blogging, Where Women Create, Somerset Life, Where Women Cook etc. If you want a magazine to fall in to, be inspired by, dream with and just drool over the photos then head to that site and have a look at their virtual news stand, you will be hooked.
I’ve been a Stampington fan for years and have a stash of their mags that are like old friends to me. It has been a dream of mine to get in there and be part of these publications in some small way, any way.
The dream came true this Spring when I contacted the editor and told her about my new Simply Scottish Cakes & Bakes book and about having friends round for a Cookie Shine. Emails and photos fairly flew back and forth across the Atlantic and now a few months on I’m in Mingle, me and my Cookie Shine.
A wee dream come true.
I’m so thrilled by the whole layout and can’t quite believe they are my photos.
Thanks so much to Christen Olivarez the editor of Mingle and to the whole Stampington team for producing such wonderful escapism and inspiration in their publications.