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Lucketts & the “big thing”


Before I get to the “big thing” I’m working on, I wanted to let you know about a special event happening at Lucketts this weekend.  Not only is the Design House going to be open, but a very special guest will be there…Dinah Corley, the author of Gourmet Gifts, for a book signing.  The book looks like a feast for the eyes and I’ve heard that Dinah is a delight.  Here are a couple of photos from her website…




Beautiful, right?  There will also be doughnuts to snack on while you’re shopping, a wreath-making demo on Saturday and smores and Christmas lights Friday from 5-8pm.  Oh, I wish I could go!  It’s going to be a special weekend, so try to make it if you can.

Speaking of Lucketts, I’m going there tomorrow to downsize my space.  I’m moving to a small alcove in Karen’s room on the first floor.   It’s a little sad to move out of my third floor room with beautiful light and freshly painted walls, but it’s a relief too.  The space was a big one and I was struggling to keep it full.  For the next three months, though, my space at Lucketts will mostly be maintained by my roomie and great friend, Karen.  This scaling back is due to my big news.  The “big thing” I’ve been talking about here and there.

Almost a year ago, I started writing a book and shared about it in a post.  I planned to pick away at it and sell it as an e-book or through a self-publishing website.  My business started to really pick up, so I put it on the back burner.  Then, on a totally ordinary day, I received a call from a publishing company.  After months of waiting and tweaking the concept, I received and signed the offer last week.  I’m teetering between elation and terror at the moment, but I’m getting a big calendar to keep myself on track, Mini’s back to help and I know it’s in me to do this.  Just keep me in your prayers, because I definitely need it!  I’ll let you in on more details as they develop.

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  1. how exciting!!! i know already it will be a great book, and one that i’ll want a copy of. congrats!

  2. Hi Marian,

    I wish you every success with your new book!
    It’s time….you are ready!
    All the Best,

  3. you KNOW I’m thrilled for you! I’ll be in line at your signing. 😉

  4. Nancy says:

    Congratulations and I’m not in the least surprised! Side note: I think you missed the “blogspot” in your link to Karen’s website.

  5. WOOHOO!!!! Good, no GREAT for you! So happy! Consider another copy sold! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  6. Aww, so, so happy for you! You have inspired me in so many ways and I am over joyed for you!
    Love and prayers as you continue on your journey!

  7. WOW! Congrats on the book deal :)

  8. Yahoo!! So thrilled for you, and can’t wait to get my hands on the book!

  9. Yay! Yay! Yay! Congrats! I’m definitely buying it when it comes out!

  10. Congrats! So happy for you- I know the book will be amazing because you put so much heart into your work.

  11. Zolane says:

    WOOHOO!!! Can’t wait to hear the rest of the details. It’s sure to be a best seller. Congratulations!

  12. Oh Happy Day for moi!!!! So excited for you, but really excited for me too! Wow, a book from you in the future and a book from other fave, Barb at Knack! Oh there will be some good things to read in the months to come. You will be awesome! Good luck. -K

  13. Congratulations to you…what wonderful news! I will definitely have to have it in my collection of home decor, DIY books.

    Lucky 7 Design

  14. It seems redundant now, but congrats! Can’t wait to read it!

  15. Congrats. That is amazing and I cannot wait to hear more. Excited to read!

  16. Congratulations! May you continue to prosper in all that you do! So glad that your hard work is paying off for you!

  17. Congratulations!!!! You deserve it so enjoy & have fun with it! ::)

  18. I don’t know how I missed this post when you first wrote it, I came over from the update a couple days later. Congratulations!!! So this is for a coffee table book? My coffee table could use a beautiful book by you!!! Good luck with it all and can’t wait to hear more about it!


  19. Congrats!!!! Nothings better than waking up & getting a life changing request…it’s going to be awesome. Take a deep breath & just do what you do…because you do it really well! I’m so happy for you!!

  20. This is super exciting, you will absolutely knock it out of the park!

  21. Jessica Kramer says:

    Congrats!! A book by you will be amazing. You are in my prayers all the way over here on the West Coast.

  22. Yeah for you! Can’t wait to learn more about it and then see it in the real world! Wonderful!

    • Carol Fitzgerald says:

      MMS, I am so excited for you! Fabulous news for you and for all of us who follow you! I can’t wait for your book … you continue to inspire me!!!

      Blessings! Carol

  23. Diane says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! What exciting news – you will do a wonderful job and have lots of fun along the way. Can’t wait to see the book. Enjoy all the moments and have the time of your life!

  24. Kathleen Jarvis says:

    Can’t think of anyone who deserves this more! Make sure they print a boatload of copies, I predict a sellout!


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