I posted in early November about our house being featured in a local magazine.
The December issue of Ventana Monthly appeared in our mailbox on Thursday.
We saw the photos a few weeks ago when the editor asked Steve to help with the captions.
But, I was nervous about the article - how would our house look and what would be written?
We couldn't be more pleased with the article written by Lisa Snider.
During the interview she told us she preferred writing about simple homes rather than mansions that felt like museums.
She did her homework and included a line from a Tom Waites song to compliment the poster hanging in the dining room.
I was flattered that she incorporated lines from my blog for the article.
My favorite line is the intro after the title of
"Little Cottage By The Sea".
She wrote, "Steve and Carol Cook followed Thoreau's lead to the Lanes - where sand is normal, art abounds and the couple can live the life they imagined.
Other than writing a post about getting the house ready for the photo shoot, we didn't really talk much about the article.
I don't think I even mentioned to my sister that the article was being written.
On Friday night, we had a Christmas social to attend downtown and then we walked down the hill to a new seafood restaurant that everyone has been raving about.
At the social, someone approached me to say she had read the article.
At the restaurant, at least 4 different groups of people stopped by to tell us they saw the article.
Steve has had a good time recreating himself from a businessman to an artist.
And, I don't think it would have happened if we hadn't move to this little cottage by the sea.