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I've been meaning to do this post for 7 months now. I just kept on putting it off and getting distracted by antiques and flowers and oh look there goes a cloud shaped like a turtle. 2010 is rapidly closing and gosh darn it, I'm going to spit this out before the year changes.

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Whole Living magazine did a really nice 2 page profile on me for the June issue. Yeah, last June. I clearly suck at posting these things in a timely manner. It was really overwhelming to be thought of (by no less than Joanna Goddard, who is basically every blogger's gold standard of stylish sweetness).



Funnily enough, in the intervening months since the article came out a lot has changed. I turned 26, I'm no longer working for Saipua, I'm starting my own little business and most importantly, duh, I gave up knitting that grey sweater dress. This new year I promise to keep you better informed about my epic knitting failures and magazine articles, too.

*You can read the article here.

42 comments:

  1. I loved this Amy! And, did I see that you were quoted as a contributing writer in a newer issue, or did I imagine that?:) At any rate, congrats! What an inspiring article this was.

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  2. Wow, cool! Lucky you and lucky readers.

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  3. Epic knitting failures - hahaha you and me both!! Great blog, I was very pleased to stumble upon it and thank you for inspiring me to finally book a trip to Amsterdam!!

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  4. Wow! That is so awesome. :) Congratulations!!!

    xo,
    Casey
    www.blondebargainbabe.com

    PS- You should sign up for my $10 Groupon Gift Certificate Giveaway if you have not yet!

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  5. that's wonderful -you deserved it! I look forward to reading your knitting confessions.
    -Sarahbeth

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  6. congrats Amy!! :) all the best with your new business! it will be smashing, i'm sure!

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  7. i'm so glad you finally posted this! it really is such an awesome, awesome warm and accurate article!well deserved & yay you!

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  8. Anyone who know's Amy, knows she is shy to share all the exciting projects and triumphs she keeps hidden up her sleeve. I'm always pestering her to blog about this kind of stuff because it's exciting and people (including me) want to know.

    Amy, I so proud of you! and I'm so glad you posted this article... I only hope you are prepared to share all the dazzling successes you have in store for you, missy... because I'm pretty sure you have plenty coming your way.

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  9. lovely article, amy! you are a true inspiration! and i love your little spool table. i saw one like it in the coffee shop awhile ago and should have snatched it up, because the last time i went in i didn't see it anymore. well, now i'm on the lookout for another one! i love ebay too...it's incredibly evil, though!

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  10. That's super awesome! You are so inspirational :) Congrats!

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  11. Yup, that's how I found your blog. I am a knitter and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your crafting.
    Nicola

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  12. I think they put you in Real Simple magazine too. I originally started reading your blog because I saw it mentioned in one of those magazines and then fell completely in love with your blog when I read it. You have such a beautiful way of seeing the world that constantly inspires me. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Jaymin,

    I don't know anything about being in Real Simple, if you find it send me an email!

    xo
    -A

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  14. Finally!! I asked over the summer to see this article and I never did see it! I only see great things headed your way in the New Year xo

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  15. So awesome! congratulations on being oober famous :)

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  16. I love that magazine! The only one I have a subscription too. Very cool that you were featured. One of my New Year's resolutions is to learn to knit. Best wishes on your new business!

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  17. The article in Whole Living had a life of it's own. It was sent to me free with an Martha Stewart subscription and leafing through it is how I discovered your blog. I loved the pictures so much and since finding it my daughter and I have gone back to look at all the posts. I'm drawn to it because I'm like your mother....I have two girls off doing creative and amazing things and love to check in on what they are doing. And because your blog is a lot about family and being a sister and daughter.

    We are painting my daughter's apartment in blues....do you remember the name of the paint color in your bedroom? It's wonderful. Kristine

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  18. This is how I found your blog to begin with! Total inspiration. Thank you!!

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  19. yay! i want to hear more about your new little business!

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  20. Cool article - love the picture! I'm a crocheter, not a knitter, but still.... I will always be amazed at how a project that you do ONE STITCH AT A TIME can get out of hand and wrong-sided so quickly. It's like life... time only passes one minute at a time, and suddenly it's like - I'm 44? It's 2011? Where did the years go? 8-)

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  21. Luisa,

    What a wonderful comment! I had never really thought about my blog as a narrative about being a daughter and sister, but now I can't stop thinking about it as such.

    So happy you liked the blue in my bedroom, it's a ralph lauren color called "shale". RL paints are discontinued in home depot stores but they tend so keep the color books around behind the counter and can whip them up if needed!

    xo

    -A

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  22. Well, I guess turtle-shaped clouds are pretty mesmerizing...

    But huzzah for you! The photos are great!

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  23. congratulations! you look lovely in the shot of you. and don't stop starring at the clouds. sometimes distraction is meant to be.

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  24. This article is exactly how I stumbled across your blog and I'm so glad I did. Your expressive creativity and kindred spirit have inspired me to be a kinder person who accomplishes more. Thank you!

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  25. More power to you Amy!! Hope you find someone unclingy and who treats you right and how you (and all women) deserve to be treated!! Good luck to you! Cheers!

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  26. Thank you for this article. I really enjoyed the apartment story and how you fixed it up. I look forward to reading more.

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  27. I love reading about you and your blog. Keep it up. It makes me realize (which is one of my hang ups) that it's okay to make life for yourself and yourself only. You can be happy by yourself and you don't need others for that happiness. Good for you girlfriend - keep it up.

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  28. Like many, I'm sure, I found you via Yahoo's spotlight article feature. You mentioned missing flourless chocolate cake. It is terribly easy to make at home. We are a single income family, so money is crazy tight and there is never quite enough. Still, I make this at least once a year, and the total cost is maybe $10- much better than $14 slices, and you get to have ALL the slices. :) I've tried several over the years, and this is the best: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Flourless-Chocolate-Cake-I/Detail.aspx Have your cake, and such. :)

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  29. I saw your story on Yahoo, and I was hooked into reading it when I saw the knitting.

    Nice to meet you. I look forward to the knitting. ;) Are you on Ravelry?

    TiaPixy (@gmail.com)

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  30. Hi Amy,

    I found your blog by way of your feature on the Yahoo! homepage. I just wanted to say how much it spoke to me right now, and how much it was exactly what I needed to hear at this moment. I too, have had my share of INSANE NYC roommate. I too, used to spend half of my income on rent, until I moved in with my bf who pays a $3000 mortgage on his apartment. And I, too, am now in the situation of needing to find my own apartment...again. It's just nice to know that ladies like you are succeeding, and it gives me a tremendous amount of hope to know that I can do it again, too. Thank you for sharing your story!

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  31. Hi Amy
    Really really enjoyed your article that was posted on Yahoo...What is SO weird is that I was just telling my kids (we live in San Diego) about my 1st experience in NYC, 1987..my boyfriend at the time took me to visit a friend of his that lived on 72nd and ? can't remember..i do remember that her apartment (that she was paying 2,000 for) was sooo small that you had to actually crawl over her bed to get to the kitchen...oh, and she had a roommate!! well, my kids didn't believe me(until now)..thanks, and Best of luck!!

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  32. I spent a beautiful 5 minutes reading a splice of your life (on Yahoo), and having a glimpse of what living in the Big Apple is like. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. What a beautiful blog. It is very inspiring.

    Thank you for sharing :)
    Emily

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  34. I loved your article and now your blog! Its so inspiring. Thank you so much- the world doesn't seem so bleak now. :-)

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  35. As someone who is about to move to New York and is somewhat nervous about it, your article (which I saw on Yahoo) is one of the most inspiring things I've read on the subject. Thank you for sharing in an honest way--struggles become less so when they're shared.

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  36. I absolutely love this post. Here's to a wonderful 2011! Looking forward to following you this year. I love your blog :)

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  37. I just read your article in Body and Soul, now Whole Living. It was very nice and to see a gal 25 in this day and time so committed to being creative and crafty is a delight and I hope your mom is thrilled with your imagination. May your future be as bright as you appear to be from your article. Best wishes on your journey of discovery. Can't wait to look around your blog and Design sponge.

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  38. Ha! This is how I found you, and so happy for it. Warm wishes for a lovely year ahead in which all your goals and dreams a fulfilled...and more :)

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  39. oh, amy, i just saw this post! (i've been so behind on blog reading). thank you so much for the sweet shout-out! i was thrilled to recommend you for the story; your apartment is so beautiful, and you look so gorgeous in the photo!! :) xoxoxo

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  40. I just read the article a few days ago. I was digging through a bunch of magazines putting together a vision board for 2011, rapidly flipping through pages looking for graphics & witty words. Your article was one of the few that grabbed my attention enough to read. And, it was a great read. Kudos to you and what you are doing. I haven't fully explored your blog yet, but I must compliment you on the photography, what I have seen so far is great.
    From the article, I snipped out the Foxfire book picture. I am a big fan of those books too! It wound up right next to the ad for the Foxfire Museum on my vision board, perfect! Happy New Year & Keep up the good work.

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